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Maybe even the best is not good enough to some people’s ears…

The choir members did their best this morning to offer the best they could in service. I believe so.

We joked that there were fourteen of us in the choir and there were fourteen parts. It’s true but still I believe all of us have done our parts the best we could.

Someone asked why we didn’t have a pianist and used synthetic music as accompaniment instead – because we couldn’t find a pianist. “You can play the piano part." – I have to sing.

“It makes no difference if they don’t sing." (佢地唱唔唱都冇分別 – the speaker actually meant it’s better than they don’t sing.)

The same person said to me after I played the violin in church, “it sounded awful".

The second time I played the violin in service, this same person said “you played so many wrong notes. It’s sounded so bad." (Oh well, it was my own arrangement. Ain’t I supposed to have the final say on what notes to play?)

The third time I needed to play the violin in service… I simply avoided this person. I didn’t want to give this person a chance to say something that ought not be said. Music in church is an offering to God. It’s NEVER a performance to please man.

Maybe even the best is not good enough to some people’s ears… but thank God that He doesn’t see us this way.

How can plastic box be environmental friendly?

1) It can be reused;

2) You WANT to reuse it.

I’m talking about this little plastic box from Hung Fook Tong:

I bought these two little boxes of snacks at $21 for two. It may sound a bit pricey but then it’s actually just about the same price at 優之良品. Let’s take a closer look at the box:

See the two small tabs there? You may think it’s for lifting the lid but no, they’re not for that…

They’re for pulling off the seal and this seal is the only non-reusable part of the box. If someone can think of how to reuse it, let me know.

Here comes the part that makes me think: I MUST reuse this box –

No, not the label… See the stripe near at the edge on the right?

It’s a drawer for holding picks. Those two nice picks can be reused if you use them carefully and wash them afterwards.

Now I just hope that they’d take one more step and re-design the bottle for their drinks. It doesn’t have to be a bottle, I mean. HFT can collect 龜靈膏boxes because these boxes are like bowls, which means they can be cleaned and sterilized easier. Bottles are not. Think about it… even if they do reuse plastic bottles – collect them, sterilize them, reuse them… do you wanna drink from it? I don’t.

十二月 2009