This is a long over-due post. But love to share this to all of you. Been able to travel hassle free is the major thing that travelers are looking forward. And this applies to me also. Our recent trip to Bali, Indonesia last October 2012 and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia last March 2012. I can say was a hassle-free trip starting of in the immigration clearance here in Singapore. And I give this system a 5-star review. Singapore’s Immigration Automated Clearance System (IACS) uses biometrics and passport machine-readable. This automated clearance is applicable to all Singaporeans, Singapore minor citizens between age 6 to 15 years and are holding the Singapore biometric passport; Singapore Permanent Residents (PRs), Long term pass holders and Employment/Dependant’s pass holders. Provided that you have registered your passport and have your fingerprints taken in Immigration Checkpoints Authority for citizens and PRs and Ministry Of Manpower for employment pass and dependent’s pass holders.
My husband and I greatly appreciated this innovation as it makes easy for legitimate people to go queue-up and have our passports checked and all. Since we have all related documents it very pleasant to have this machine installed. I salute the government in this initiative in place. Well done and kudos to the brilliant minds who thought of having this!
Today, Maundy Thursday, the day when Jesus was betrayed and also the day when my husband and I normally go for station of the cross. It's been four years since that grueling event happened to us. The event that changed our perspective about life. Life can be cruel at times or kind most of the time but this all depends on how you view and perceived it.
At that moment, I quickly questioned HIM but I asked forgiveness afterwards and swear not to do it again. Having that unfortunate event made me realized that all these will be gone in a blink of an eye, no matter how hard you worked for it. No matter how you give everything that you have for it. No matter what. But the Lord has quickly responded to my agony and pain. He didn't respond in one-fold but in hundred-folds. And is ever grateful for the response HE has given us. He never forsake or abandoned us. We were humbled with that situation.
We too have our crosses to carry but no matter how heavy it is with our faith all this will be lighten. Surrender and let HIM do the thing work for you...Have a blessed and meaningful holy week to all my catholic / christian friends!
Time is a companion that goes with us on a journey. It reminds us to cherish each moment, because it will never come again. What we leave behind is not as important as how we have lived.
~ Jean Luc Picard ~