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A Beeline Posted on 10th Jun 2013, 4:39pm by admin


Hello dearies~!

My keyboard’s getting all dusty at not having written anything recently. Moi has been oh-so-busy at work — despite all those lovely-sounding plans of reduced overnight working hours with a more structured-working-cum-teaching programme — my poor artistic brain cells have all but curled up into hibernation mode..  -__-” Am just so glad to sit back, kick up my heels, and blow the dust off my trusty laptop! *all I need now is that Balinese spa.. Mmmm*

Anyway… in between the hustle and bustle of our profession, life moves on. And so has the Catholic Church. We welcome our new Pope, Francis I! *throws confetti and waves pompoms*

Speaking of church, it has come to my attention recently that many of our church-goers are really busy people?! Have you noticed the increasing number of people exiting the church before the church choir has fully finished singing the recessional hymn? I previously dwelled on the increasing use of handphones and other technological devices during Church service – somehow I don’t think this is on a decline, but that’s another issue.

Really, Singaporeans must really be in a hurry to go somewhere else all the time. Have you seen the people who exit the church doors after receiving Holy Communion? (ok, this is still rare) Or how about those who grab their belongings once the Priest bows before the altar? Or even those who exit in front of the procession of altar boys & ministers? Then there’s those who trail behind the procession and exit the church together with the Priest, with the chords of “Go Tell Everyone” as the recessional hymn, trailing behind… And the next thing you know, you can hear the car tyres screeching as our parishioners make a beeline for the church exit.

Mmm. Poor church choir.

I’m no songbird, and really, the issue isn’t on singing the closing hymn completely. Are we in that much of a hurry that we can’t even spend the full duration of a service with the Lord, on a weekend? And we’re not even taking into the account the number of people who enter late after the Opening hymn has been sung. How many minutes are we going to save running out of church at the earliest possible moment?

So yeah, spend time with the Lord, enjoy the fellowship and company after Church Service.. (The carpark attendant isn’t going to come into the church compound to clamp your car, unless of course, you have parked your vehicle along the double-yellow lines along the public roads  -_-“)

Oh, and speaking of car-park attendants, you won’t catch Moi parking my car illegally… No, I can’t possibly be strutting to church in my Sunday best (and heels), but you can be sure that I would be there early to grab my favourite parking spot! Till next time then, my Spa appointment beckons.. ~


~ Signing off, the Resident Muse

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