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Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Tarot Card Reading

My First Tarot Card Reading
"What do you want to read?" my friend and Tarot card mystic asked.
"Everything", I replied.
"You cannot have everything!", she said.
"Ok, can I have readings on my health, business and love life?" I reiterated cheekily.
"No, that's too much, you got to be specific!" she said, now showing some impatience.
"Ok, love life then", since I am a very healthy person and talking about business after hours will be boring.
"Even that is too broad, what about your love life?" she snapped, now showing more impatience.
"Ok, will I get a girlfriend soon?" I replied, now happy that I have something very specific and intriguing for her to work on.
"Ok, let's start, shuffle your card with feelings for what you want read", she instructed.
I did that, and further, more instructions to pull out individual cards and place them on the table.
She took the cards one by one and relating to me about my 'forthcoming' girlfriend while concentrating on the card.
Well, I can't say what she said was untrue, but they kind of are very general and cannot go wrong! I wasn't accusing her for being a fraud, but it wasn't what I had expected from a card reading.
After the reading was done, she looked perturbed and told me that I had no intention of wanting to know if I will have a steady girlfriend. She even suspected that I was not serious at all about her psychic abilities. She said that it was very hard to read me and I was placing a barrier to protect myself.
While the reading itself was unimpressive, I was stunned by this last part. She hit the nail on the head! Truely, I was not serious about what I asked to be read. She has got my vibes right and found that I was not thinking about the subject at all! All this despite my keeping a straight face!
Also many psychics have found me very difficult to read. There is a famous palmist that could read others very accurately, but was disastrous with my readings!
Anyway, if you want your Tarot Card reading done. I would recommend her. I think she is a great lady!

Second Chance

Goshen Restaurant
"Brother, it is God who is doing the work. We just surrender and God can do the rest for us"
Goshen is a restaurant entirely run by ex-offenders. I chanced upon this restaurant in the heart of Singapore's redlight district, Geylang, by Lorong 23, whilst bringing my English friend around town during the evening on the 29th July 2005. I brought my friend there for the streetside durain stalls to test his endurance and tolerance for all things local, as he had said he wanted to experience 'local things'. Well in this case, it goes beyond seeing those street walkers, durain stalls and seedy coffeeshops. We had unwittingly walked to a wonderful experience of a restaurant run by people who are now living their 'second chance' in life and giving their best.

Rev Don Wong, the founder of the Social Enterprise Ark, that houses Goshen explained to us that he always tell everyone there that they must give their best to provide quality to their customers. It is through quality that customers will return. Otherwise, they will end up relying on public sympathy and charity, which will not be sustainable. I applaud Rev Don, who is an ex-offender himself, for his perseverence in helping the community to give this people a second chance.
By the way, the food was delicious and charged at very reasonable price. After the meal, I met one of the waiters who had served us, in the restroom and he told me that he was a drug addict before and spent five years in Changi Prison. He feels that he is very lucky to have met the Christian Halfway House at the Social Enterprise Ark and re-established his relationship with God.
"Brother, it is God who is doing the work. We just surrender and God can do the rest for us", he said. It was beautiful to hear words like this from someone who has gone through very rough patches in their life and have now rediscover his path to God. I was touched!
Note: The Social Enterprise Ark houses several self-sustaining businesses for ex-offenders. It comprises: a restaurant, a furniture shop, a air-conditioner servicing company, a house removal company, a counselling service, a halfway house for ex-drug addicts, a hostel for exchange students (run by the YMCA), a electrician service centre, etc.
Address: No 1, Lorong 23, Geylang, Singapore 388352
tel 67470935