“For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then we will see face to face. Now I know only in part; then I will know fully, even as I have been fully known.”

Eyes of wonder, smile of gold
Bursts of starlight in your soul
Dreams you’ll find worth waiting for
These I wish for you, and a little bit more


[On behalf of Shepherds II, I delivered this address on 10 June 2018 at this year’s first 1Cor12 event ‘Pray, Praise, & Play’. For records, the text below is an edited version of my script.] Hi everyone, thank you for coming for our first 1Cor12 event of this year. My name is Melvyn, and I’m […]

Memories get embedded in songs. For me, Michael Buble’s Everything reminds me of existential MSN conversations that my secondary school friends and I had while waiting for DOTA to begin. Hillsong’s Sinking Deep recalls my struggle to immerse myself in God’s presence as I walked from Bras Basah MRT to Fortune Centre before the deluge […]

I watched The Freedom Writers (2007) last night at Caritas’ Faith on Film event. It evoked powerful emotions in me; I found myself tearing at multiple points. But amidst all the sentimentality, the emotion that struck me the most was resentment. For a good first half or even two-thirds of the film, I felt bitter. […]

Exactly five months have passed since I returned from my TSB trip (and my escapade to Bali) and I find the wanderlust stirring again. Strange lands are calling out to me. These are pictures of Mongolia, my second favourite place in the world (for now). My favourite is Iceland. I have promised myself to revisit both. […]