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Sun Ho to revive Crossover Project with remake of China Wine, new song to be called China Beer

Sun Ho to revive Crossover Project with remake of China Wine, new song to be called China Beer

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New anthem for winning souls has been eight years in the making.

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Singaporeans from all walks of life, who try very hard to avert their gaze but are drawn to car wrecks nonetheless, can look forward to more Chinese geisha reggae music.

This after all six current and former City Harvest leaders are facing jail time and fines having been found guilty of all charges levelled against them on Oct. 21, 2015, including criminal breach of trust and falsification of accounts.

As a result of their foreseeable absence in the near future, Sun Ho will revive the Crossover Project herself with a remake of China Wine, her empowering 2007 song focusing on women’s rights.

The new song is tentatively called China Beer, which will once again try to tap into the market of heathens like what was attempted previously before everyone involved was arrested and charged in court.

One source, He Pi Jio, who is familiar with the revival of the Crossover Project meant to spread the Word to all corners of the globe through the misappropriating and careless pairing of unrelated cultures, said: “China Beer attempts to bring the intellectual level of China Wine down a notch.”

“The past test audience found that China Wine was too deep and philosophical for mainstream taste and it was hard to explain how a Chinese geisha doing black music was related to the message of the saviour.”

“So that was where it ran into a lot of problems.”

“With China Beer, the aim is to go straight into the music video to feature the best elements of China Wine, such as the gyrating and speaking in tongues.”

Other Singaporeans who are supportive of the Crossover Project revival, said besides doing the obvious of avoiding round-tripping of donation funds again and then trying to hide the evidence, it is imperative to stay true to the cause.

Another local, Xing Ye Shu, said: “The most important thing is that we shouldn’t see this guilty verdict as a setback.”

“Well, the success rate of the Crossover Project would have definitely been higher had it been Serina Wee fronting it.”

“But the only one who is not going anywhere anytime in the meantime is Sun Ho, so we’ll just make do with what we have.”

“We’re really looking forward to a second wind.”

At press time, a glass manufacturing company is being set up.

 

 

 

 

 











City Harvest Kong Hee went home to kneel on durian husk for half an hour due to ST headline

City Harvest Kong Hee went home to kneel on durian husk for half an hour due to ST headline

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The passion of Kong Hee. Very atonement. Much forgiveness.

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A collective “Oooh” was overheard in Singapore on Jan. 28, 2015, when The Straits Times‘ headlines splashed in bold, “Kong Hee ‘lacked full faith’ in wife’s music”.

Sources familiar with such situations said that it doesn’t look like any marital conflict can be resolved easily or overnight.

Gui Lew Lian, a married man in his 40s, said any man in Kong Hee’s position will be expected to do a lot of grovelling at home when he gets back and volunteer to kneel on durian husks as a sign of contrition, especially if he expects to sleep in the same bed as his wife at night: “I think Kong Hee might need to buy a nice pendant or necklace before going home and also volunteer to do some house work like vacuuming the floor, before attempting to talk to his wife.”

Others, who recognise the situation the City Harvest founder is in, concurred.

Swee Sa Fa, another man in his 40s, said: “This one is really sabo. I don’t think Kong Hee even saw it coming.”

“The best way to approach this is for him to volunteer sleeping on the sofa for at least three nights.”

“This will allow his wife to let off some steam.”

 

More City Harvest news:

Kong Hee airfares cost $700,000 because he flew to Heaven regularly

Sun Ho’s phone bill costs $130,000 because she called God regularly

City Harvest Church goers regret not paying Sun Ho half million dollars to stop singing

 

 

 

 

 





Doubts over success of Sun Ho’s career throw believers’ lives into chaos

Doubts over success of Sun Ho’s career throw believers’ lives into chaos

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Is this the beginning of the end?

By Nyi Nyi

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The shocking revelation that Sun Ho’s album sales and accolades were grossly exaggerated has cast doubt over the validity of Sun’s status as a Messiah among her followers.

A distraught follower of Sun’s teachings, Qu Jiao Tang, claimed that his whole life has been destroyed after new evidence were presented that Kong Hee’s wife’s miracles were phony: “I actually believed she made it to the top of the Billboard charts, and told myself if China Wine can be considered good music, then there is really a God.”

“I changed my life to follow the way of Sun, I started to dance provocatively, wear skimpy clothes and made myself a stereotype, and now I find out it’s all a lie.”

However, he said that along with thousands of other worshippers, he will still be attending church.

Qu said: “That’s the real miracle, right? We never learn our lesson.”

S’poreans hit back at Kong Hee’s spokesperson’s condescending tone

S’poreans hit back at Kong Hee’s spokesperson’s condescending tone

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Singaporeans say: “And I thought Jesus said love they neighbour as thyself?”

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Ooooooh ooh ooh ooh-oo-oo-ooo-oo-ooh you can dance, you can jive

Singaporeans from all walks of life and with varying levels of secularism have hit back at City Harvest Church corporate communications department for their condescending tone.

The spokesperson’s condescending tone was captured in an article just published in The Christian Post, which is the religious version of Huffington Post.

The pastor’s spokesperson issued the statement in an attempt to rebut critics who are outraged by a video supposedly showing Kong Hee saying God apologised to him (video below).

The condescending statement which was sent via the City Harvest Church’s Corporate Communications Department read:

“As anyone with a basic education in the English language ought to be able to tell that the use of ‘I’m so sorry’ here is not in the context of an apology, but a word of comfort, for example, ‘I’m so sorry about your mother’s suffering,’ or ‘I’m so sorry you need to go through chemotherapy’.”

This has led to some Singaporeans reacting badly.

One Singaporean, Yeshu Aini, said: “As anyone with a basic education in the English language ought to be able to tell that the spokesperson’s statement is not in the context of a clarification, but an attempt at condescension, for example, ‘I’m so sorry that you are uneducated,’ or ‘I’m so sorry you need to go through primary school again.”

“And I thought Jesus said love they neighbour as thyself? I’m pretty sure He didn’t say “Be condescending to your neighbour via the news press”.”

Tip for the PAP: Build a church

Tip for the PAP: Build a church

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To win the next generation of voters, it needs to do something it has sucked at doing: Getting emotional.

By Terence Lee

Church.

I WILL never forget the day I attended the Worker’s Party rally at Serangoon Stadium, where the crowd of 40,000 roared in laughter whenever the speakers slammed the PAP, and where Singaporeans, led by the booming voice of Pritam Singh, recited the national pledge like they meant it. Putting it mildly, it was an awe-inspiring moment when we worshipped the sacred values that guide our nation.

It felt like church.

The only PAP rally I attended, which was in Yishun Stadium, was lame by comparison. There, nubile cheerleaders attempted to rouse wrinkly seniors to cheer, grassroots leaders sang praises of the PAP candidates for half-an-hour, and a small welcome party was planted to drape garlands on Shanmugam and Co. like they were kings.

And many in the crowd were not even true-blue PAP supporters. No pun intended.

Sure, there were small outbursts of spontaneity here and there, but it was nothing like what opposition commanded during their rallies.

The stark contrast signals an affective divide between the two camps. Sure, some of the opposition candidates are questionable, and some policy proposals downright ludicrous, but they have won the battle of attracting organic, ground-up support.

Even in the online sphere, the paragon of democratised participation, the discussion appears to be overwhelmingly anti-PAP.

So it’s pretty well-known that the pews for the Church of Lightning has been empty for decades, which means there are only two reasons why they are voted in again and again: Sheer technical competence and Lee Kuan Yew.

Sure, the PAP has to tweak and rethink some of its existing policies to win voters back. But more than that, it needs to win the hearts of both the online and offline community.

In the past, they had Lee Kuan Yew. With his charisma, intelligence, and iron-fist leadership, he brought Singapore out of the slums and inspired songs of praise. Schools were named after him, and even the uniquely Singaporean title of Minister Mentor was created for his sake.

Brutal as he may be, it’s hard not to like that son of a gun.

Fast forward to today. The Old Man has now stepped down from The Cabinet, leaving the son in charge. No doubt that PM Lee is an okay speaker, but I wouldn’t call him Obama-esque. But that’s okay, surely his party branding is there to pick up the slack?

Not really. Not when being “struck by lightning” has become a byword for the government’s heavy-handedness.

Sure, filling stadiums at rallies has never been an accurate way of predicting vote share. But it is a symptom of a deeper problem: Lack of emotional connection to the PAP.

Going forward, what the PAP has to do now is to win affection back from the 40 percent of Singaporeans that voted against them, and the untold numbers who voted for them only because the opposition sucked.

It’s time for the PAP to take a leaf from churches.

Religious entities excel at doing one thing: Building a strong network of supporters. A very successful one, City Harvest Church, attracts about 13,000 worshippers every week (despite its money-sucking practices, which makes it even more amazing).

Churches are successful at fostering strong emotive connections through music, social bonding, and preaching. They enforce moral values through weekly reminders at the pulpit, through monetary donatons and charitable work in social welfare organisations.

That is what the PAP needs. Instead of winning voters through facts and figures alone, it needs to encourage organic support in both online and offline communities, on Facebook, Twitter, and blogs as well as in the kopitiams and neighbourhoods. It needs to address the moral issues that irritate voters, such as the unfair playing field in politics against the opposition, and the lack of a social safety net for the poor.

The PAP needs to carry a new message; a new vision. And they need to execute it. It needs to bring tears to my eyes, like George Yeo almost did.

Lee Hsien Loong, sad to say, cannot be the torchbearer of the new PAP because he is too tainted already. We need a new personality to front a rebranding effort; someone with a clean slate. Less boring old geezer, more Stevie Tyler authenticity (Chuan-Jin, I’m looking at you).

Relying on the Singapore brand like it did in the past will not do. As the last elections has showed, Singaporeans are now more comfortable with divorcing the Lightning from the Merlion. By voting in the Worker’s Party, they are comfortable with the idea that PAP/LKY is not Singapore, and vice-versa.

Sure, filling stadiums at rallies has never been an accurate way of predicting vote share. But it is a symptom of a deeper problem: Lack of emotional connection to the PAP.

Rallies also serve a useful purpose: It’s at such mega events that affiliations are reinforced, and thousands are inspired by the political pulpit.

In the next half a decade, the PAP will have to do a better job of becoming viral (not in the Tin Pei Ling way, please). For years, they’ve been saying that politics should be rational, calm, and measured. Yes, we need that. But voters are human beings: We need to be inspired, entertained, and engaged.

And when all the right buttons are pushed, that’s when we click that ‘share’ button on Facebook.