Something Black & White This Way Comes






“It’s difficult in times like these: ideals, dreams and cherished hopes rise within us, only to be crushed by grim reality. It’s a wonder I haven’t abandoned all my ideals, they seem so absurd and impractical. Yet I cling to them because I still believe, in spite of everything, that people are truly good at heart.”
–Anne Frank


Funny Starts the Week

Courtesy of Village 5 Cafeteria, again.  🙂

The Sun’s Been Hiding

And the angels have been crying, with tears boasting of God’s wonderful work.

Boasting of perfection.

I love rain.

It’s like bath time for Mother Earth.
Just washing away all sorts of dirt and carbon monoxide.

I can only imagine how it was like when He was on that cross.

When He was washing away our sins.

Perfection, that’s what it is.


…the sun has been posing for me.

Snapped this on the way back from dinner, upon entrance of campus.

After a long day, such view kinda gives me a sense of comfort;

the hidden perfection and beauty that glows every now and then.

Tell me when you’re bored of ‘sunny photos’.

Well, it’s not like I care, anyway. Haha.

*Snap* *Snap*

Yup, most, if not all, the photos posted on The Kooky Jar are taken by my 2-megapixel Sony Ericsson W610i camera phone.

There’s a photography competition that’s going to be held in the campus soon, called Photofest. Maybe it’s time I recharge my ol’ Olympus Mini and give it a shot. My humble 4-megapixel camera that wouldn’t even turn on properly may look puny among those professional DSLR giants, but hey, look what happened between David and Goliath.

Wouldn’t hurt to try though, right? 😉

On The Way Back…

Taken after class, around 6.50pm.

My humble 2-megapixel camera phone continues to amaze me.

With a bit of help from Photoshop, of course.  😉

Devoted Time

Notice my new blog header?

This morning at 8a.m. we gathered by the lake to have a devotion session to the Lord. It was no doubt very early, but as we dragged our feet and sleepy heads we couldn’t help but be amazed by the breathtaking view and the cooling morning breeze. The photo of my header was taken after our session, and it just felt so right to describe “It’s a kooky world out there.”

And below, is a photo taken at the Ministry House’s compound. These flowers grew wildly, but they were no less beautiful than those being planted by man. It’s taken by my humble 2 megapixel phone, and I am quite pleased on how it turned out. It reminded me of a Bible verse, and so I did some editing on the photo to share it with all of you. You can save it as a desktop wallpaper as well, as long as your resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels. If you want other sizes, feel free to drop a comment and I’ll see what I can do. Or you can just comment to tell me what you think about it, I like getting feedback about my work.

To get the wallpaper, click HERE. Right click on the image and select “Set as Desktop Background”.

So what did I get out of this devotion time?

We studied this verse:

He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God—children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God. —–(John 1:10-13)

We were told to reflect upon the verse and allow God to show us what this verse is trying to say to us.

For me, God told me this simple sentence: Persevere and you shall receive your reward.

How timely this verse can be. To be honest, it has been a stressful period and there are times when I just feel like giving up. Maybe it’s a student thing, a Christian thing or maybe it’s just about being in existence with others in this world – I don’t know. Some of you may have felt or may be feeling this way as well. I guess my point is that, God knows. He knows what you do, what you need and how much you can take.

There were various messages that have been spoken to my friends that morning as well, but that was what was said to me.

I wonder what it means to you.

Alrighty, my exam begins next week, so I will be taking a short break from blogging. I’ll be back before you know it. In the meantime, take care, y’all.