捕风捉影 | A chasing after the wind This morning I saw this reflected on our floors. Our blinds were closed, but as they were facing downwards, the bright sun still entered into our living room through the gaps and it was beautiful. A brief moment later, the scene faded. Clouds outside must have temporarily passed over the stream of light. What is vain and what can stand the test of time? Money? Glory? Approval of men? What can bring true lasting joy and fulfillment? Only the things that stand on truth will hold firm when the waves come crashing down. Anything built on moving sands may look sturdy for a while, but it all goes away like the passing glimpse of light when the trials come. The world promises much, but in the end it doesn’t satisfy. 一切乃过眼云烟。There is a far better answer – which is the same yesterday, today and forevermore. And it is our hope, that everyone shall find this answer. #light #Ecclesiastes #reflections #life #faith #hope

捕风捉影 | A chasing after the wind  This morning I saw this reflected on our floors. Our blinds were closed, but as they were facing downwards, the bright sun still entered into our living room through the gaps and it was beautiful. 
A brief moment later, the scene faded. Clouds outside must have temporarily passed over the stream of light. 
What is vain and what can stand the test of time? Money? Glory? Approval of men? What can bring true lasting joy and fulfillment? 
Only the things that stand on truth will hold firm when the waves come crashing down. Anything built on moving sands may look sturdy for a while, but it all goes away like the passing glimpse of light when the trials come. 
The world promises much, but in the end it doesn't satisfy. 一切乃过眼云烟。There is a far better answer - which is the same yesterday, today and forevermore. And it is our hope, that everyone shall find this answer. 
#light #Ecclesiastes #reflections #life #faith #hope

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勿忘初衷 | Forget Me Not We live in a distracting world that beckons to pull us in all different directions and desires. Yet, often when we have found our purpose and goal, we just got to stay focused and single-minded in the pursuit. And not forget our initial love and passion :) P.S. Loving the shadows cast by our plants swaying in the wind! #calligraphy #handmade #pottery #ceramics #tableware #madeinsg #designedinsg #life #musings #purpose #studioasobi #singapore #勿忘初衷

勿忘初衷 | Forget Me Not 
We live in a distracting world that beckons to pull us in all different directions and desires. Yet, often when we have found our purpose and goal, we just got to stay focused and single-minded in the pursuit. And not forget our initial love and passion :) P.S. Loving the shadows cast by our plants swaying in the wind! 
#calligraphy #handmade #pottery #ceramics #tableware #madeinsg #designedinsg #life #musings #purpose #studioasobi #singapore #勿忘初衷

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It wasn’t supposed to turn out this way. Why can’t it be smooth like others? Why can’t it… Often, we have expectations like these thoughts for our lives. And we get frustrated. But what if the bumps and rough edges and “imperfections” have a purpose? What if we can see beyond our expectations to see their beauty? What if they are there to mould and refine us and bring us into a bigger narrative of our lives that we would not have written ourselves? Being a potter has taught me much. Of surrender. Of being comfortable that control is not something that is meant for us to steer all by ourselves. That there is always redemption and grace for the taking. #musings #life #refine #pottery #ceramics #crawl #glaze #singapore #studioasobi

It wasn't supposed to turn out this way. Why can't it be smooth like others? Why can't it... Often, we have expectations like these thoughts for our lives. And we get frustrated. 
But what if the bumps and rough edges and "imperfections" have a purpose? What if we can see beyond our expectations to see their beauty? What if they are there to mould and refine us and bring us into a bigger narrative of our lives that we would not have written ourselves? 
Being a potter has taught me much. Of surrender. Of being comfortable that control is not something that is meant for us to steer all by ourselves. 
That there is always redemption and grace for the taking. 
#musings #life #refine #pottery #ceramics #crawl #glaze #singapore #studioasobi

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This morning during my private reflection time, a verse came to mind – “So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom” from Psalm 90:12. There is equality in that we all have 24 hours a day. No more no less. If we are fortunate to be living in a free nation, without oppression or slavery or violent conflicts, it is entirely up to us to make responsible choices in how we use our time. As artists, we spend a lot of time conceptualizing and musing over what we want to create. It is often not easy, yet it is essential. But beyond making good art, being there for those who care about is even more important. Decisions, decisions! It is our prayer that we can all grow in wisdom in what we do:) After all, as Annie Dillard puts it beautifully, “how we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.” Have a good day ahead! #reflections #life #psalms #time #anniedillard #art

This morning during my private reflection time, a verse came to mind - "So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom" from Psalm 90:12.  There is equality in that we all have 24 hours a day. No more no less. If we are fortunate to be living in a free nation, without oppression or slavery or violent conflicts, it is entirely up to us to make responsible choices in how we use our time. 
As artists, we spend a lot of time conceptualizing and musing over what we want to create. It is often not easy, yet it is essential. But beyond making good art, being there for those who care about is even more important. Decisions, decisions! It is our prayer that we can all grow in wisdom in what we do:) After all, as Annie Dillard puts it beautifully, "how we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives." Have a good day ahead! 
#reflections #life #psalms #time #anniedillard #art

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These white little vases are kept unglazed because life is beautiful in its raw simplicity and fragility. Life is also transitory, so at the end of the day, what is most purposeful to you? Picture is a repost from @imehly, our product stylist friend who recently moved to Singapore from Perth:) #life #purpose #meaning #whatdrivesyou #pottery #ceramics #clay #madeinsg #design #art #handmade #craft #studioasobi

These white little vases are kept unglazed because life is beautiful in its raw simplicity and fragility. Life is also transitory, so at the end of the day, what is most purposeful to you? 
Picture is a repost from @imehly, our product stylist friend who recently moved to Singapore from Perth:) #life #purpose #meaning #whatdrivesyou #pottery #ceramics #clay #madeinsg #design #art #handmade #craft #studioasobi

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I learnt recently that the word “Passion” is from a Latin root word which connotes to suffer. Today, we often use the word to express strength of emotion, and nothing quite captures both old and contemporary meanings as the passion of Jesus Christ. Thank you our Lord and savior! “How deep the Father’s love for us How vast beyond all measure That He should give His only Son To make a wretch His treasure How great the pain of searing loss The Father turns His face away As wounds which mar the Chosen One Bring many sons to glory Behold the man upon a cross My sin upon His shoulders Ashamed, I hear my mocking voice Call out among the scoffers It was my sin that held Him there Until it was accomplished His dying breath has brought me life I know that it is finished I will not boast in anything No gifts, no power, no wisdom But I will boast in Jesus Christ His death and resurrection Why should I gain from His reward? I cannot give an answer But this I know with all my heart His wounds have paid my ransom” #meaning of #passion #jesuschrist #life #charis #love #grace

I learnt recently that the word "Passion" is from a Latin root word which connotes to suffer. Today, we often use the word to express strength of emotion, and nothing quite captures both old and contemporary meanings as the passion of Jesus Christ. Thank you our Lord and savior! "How deep the Father's love for us
How vast beyond all measure
That He should give His only Son
To make a wretch His treasure  How great the pain of searing loss
The Father turns His face away
As wounds which mar the Chosen One
Bring many sons to glory  Behold the man upon a cross
My sin upon His shoulders
Ashamed, I hear my mocking voice
Call out among the scoffers  It was my sin that held Him there
Until it was accomplished
His dying breath has brought me life
I know that it is finished  I will not boast in anything
No gifts, no power, no wisdom
But I will boast in Jesus Christ
His death and resurrection  Why should I gain from His reward?
I cannot give an answer
But this I know with all my heart
His wounds have paid my ransom"  #meaning of #passion #jesuschrist #life #charis #love #grace

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