MonthFebruary 2015

How new creation church Singapore treat it’s members where finding a care group to visit.

I had just send out a letter to a church. I been attending care group but wish to change due to over crowded too many people come to a house, to look for a smaller group where the member are committed and effective minister to one and another. It will be hard and pray that close to my home there will be one.

Currently my care group I believe some people are not attending regularly as the church want me to attend regularly at all times. But even others are attending at all times if they failed to take down some notes in services when coming to care group they are not able to share what preacher preach which is what the church staff admin in charge of care group want before they could allow me to visit a care group. Some are attending very regularly but I may afraid they sleep in services so this may not be counting as attending a service. Some share a lot but went out of point of what we want to share in context with preacher on Sunday does. This letter is send out by courier and they should be receiving on Monday morning.

I understand from the church that I was refused by the church to join other care group ministry, had been calling church office main line but left my number and name with a staff so that they could call me back soon in the morning 9am 27 Feb 2015. Later at 10.30am I call to church direct care group ministry hotline and she told me that the church cannot recommend me a care group to attend as I did register my interest with noah online web sites.

After that night I attended care group asking the leader what did she told the church that I let her know why can’t the church recommend other care group for me to go. She told me that she told the church that I was settled down in another church. I ask her permission if I attend other church am I able to come her care group she said can. She thinks that this could be the reason and asking me if I still attending this church services regularly.

I said yes not always all the time regular as I have work in weekdays traveling time take me over 3 hours so always I out of house nearly 12 hours in a day. On Sunday I have piano lessons in the afternoon regular and sometimes later go vocal lessons so I am really burn out not to go church. Piano lessons on Saturday is full but I just paid exam fee for piano for coming July to Sep this year so need a lot of energy to reserve on Sunday for piano lessons so sometimes I will skip Sunday services. What I doing these does not put a good interest with your church and strong point to visit other care group, but I believe I will still give glory to God in piano and also my interest too. As such due to health issue, I need to gain enough rest, not to faint in service and church will send me to hospital due to that. And my whole family will put blame on your church if they know I need to Sunday services regularly at all times to feed the word of god so that I am allowed by the church to attend any care group of yours. Since care group now only in Friday night once to twice a month if I could attend well and worship share god words well why not the church stopping me?

I right now write this letter to you to show my unhappiness that your church treating a member like me to visit a care group. If the church thinks that I at risk then you can still refuse me visit care group. My care group leader cannot do anything to find other care group at most no care group for me since I left now.

Just brought an old upright piano.

yamaha-u3-old-piano-home

This is an old piano Yamaha U3 brought about 2.3k Singapore dollars, not quite sure is it made on japan as it does not have made in japan wording but got Nippon Gakki word in it which means Japanese musical instrument. I look at the serial number seems like almost 50 years old but when the tuner come and does the tuning first time it said is about 30 to 40 years old at most. It was buy from the second hand piano shop so included delivery two free tuning and 3 year warranty. It is delivered in my house since 14 Feb 2015 valentine day did not find any problem in it till now playing on it. At first time when I see it and before that on the phone I enquired that why U3 was selling much cheaper than U1 due to the piano was repaint so can look quite ugly, but the part are working condition and the sound are better than U1 that he told me. So I go down to take a look, going to take small upright piano M108 selling 2K over 20 years old but after a few days taking this one instead to go to shop change order place extra deposit.

My digital piano Roland F130R was sold at 1K and given away the bench cost S$52 since I did not use it and kept it can be occupy space in my house so given together to him so he can use it. I buy this digital piano at 1.8K excluding bench and usb camera lighting cable for iPad cost S$42. So in total I loss at least S$800 brought in using for 3 months since Nov 2014. I recently change teacher and she told me better soon buy an upright as digital not really can be used for my level of playing but still can slowly used for a few months to buy a good very old used yamaha U1. It should be enough no need buy new or even more expensive European brand piano as I just her exam fee S$260 ABRSM Grade 4 piano practical in July to Sep this year by then once exam over I should be changing already.

Compare to last time petrof P131 upright, this piano key bed is lower comfortable to play no need to adjust chair to very high, less nosier playing over an hour does not feel the head so dizzy as petrof which I brought new 14K in Feb 14 the tuner had tuned the piano very bright above 440Hz concert pitch causing too much noise too bright. I play feeling dizzy then second tuning was tuned down a bit after 6 months but I gave up and also owned too much credit card debt to banks.