A Year of Writing: Fool’s Bench

Hello readers! Like I’ve said before, time really flies. Exactly a year ago on this day, I announced and launched Fool’s Bench with my first 4 posts. And since then, it has become a weekly rhythm of mine to write something fun or inspiring to just share it with all of you.

At times, ideas came easy and I would have a lot to write about. On other occasions, I struggled to even type a word. But no matter what, I am so glad and thankful for all the support and encouragement I got in the past year from my friends and readers – you.

Thank you for your kind words, affirmation and comments every single week. It is because of you that I know I am making a little difference through the Internet. And that keeps me writing.

So I can’t believe it, but this is my 63rd post! And what’s a better way to celebrate this day than to look back at some (well, actually 30 lol) of the posts that were written here in the past year? Come on, let’s travel back to a year ago. 😄

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Written exactly a year ago at the launch of Fool’s Bench, this post describes what my church is to me.
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Originally a sermon by Pastor Lia, “Ambidextrous Faith” talks about having faith in our battles and finding strength in God.
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One of my first few attempts at writing something creative, haha.
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Written out of a personal revelation, this post shows you from just ONE chapter alone, how amazing the Word of God can be.
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On Thanksgiving last year, I wrote about my incredible pastors & leaders in church.
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One of my personal favorites, “Star Wars for Beginners” is to this date, the most read article on Fool’s Bench.
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Never too late to read my first post of 2016.
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My favorite movies from 2015!
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Memories.
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More than just a song.
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“Every saint has a past; every sinner has a future.”
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“You never get what you want in life. You only get what you prepare for.”
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“Why I Enjoyed” is a series of posts where I talk casually about recent movies I’ve watched. “Zootopia” is still one of the best in 2016.
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On Good Friday, I wrote a short post about our imperfect world and what we can do about it.
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The April Fools’ joke that pranked hundreds of people.
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Every 3 months, I write about upcoming movies that I am looking forward to.
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I believe. Do you?
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A post dedicated to Pastor Lia on her birthday this year.
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This is the second guide that I’ve written about a fictional universe. I’m such a geek.
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Don’t just breathe. Live.
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One of the funniest posts I’ve written. Or at least I think so.
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The 50th post on Fool’s Bench.
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First post after a one-month break. These people are awesome.
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Witness how “funny” me and my friends are.
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Could our current pain have a future purpose?
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Heroes can rise out of the most unlikeliest of places.
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Probably the most read post so far in 2016, this post like the movie, was a surprise hit among my friends.
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A new series of short posts that literally kills time with jokes – around 1 minute to be specific.
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Give with the right heart; give cheerfully.
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The last post of Year One describes the journey of a dream.

And that’s it for Year One of Fool’s Bench! Once again, thank you for reading and sharing, and I’ll see you in the next post. 😉

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10 Jokes Per Minute #2

A few weeks ago, I shared with all of you 10 jokes that can make you laugh (or angry) in approximately one minute. And since quite a few of you responded “pretty well” to it, here I am with the second edition of 10 Jokes Per Minute! lol


1) What do you call security guards at a Samsung store? Guardians of the Galaxy.

2) My friend asked me if I liked her new glasses. I told her “it’s quite a spectacle!”

3) The police came to my door to tell me that my dogs were chasing people on bikes. “No they aren’t,” I said. “My dogs don’t even have bikes.”

4) Why do the riot police like to get to work early? To beat the crowd.

5) How do self-absorbed people screw in a light bulb? By holding the bulb up to the socket and waiting for the world to revolve around them.

6) I wanted to tell you a joke about the iPhone’s headphone jack. But they told me to remove it.

7) What do you call dogs underwater? Sub woofers.

8) I don’t trust people who use graph paper. They’re always plotting something.

9) I can cut a piece of wood in half just by looking at it. It’s true, I saw it with my own eyes.

10) Thanks for explaining the word “many” to me. It means a lot.


And thanks for reading this too. It means a lot… I think! Haha! 😂

10 Jokes Per Minute

It’s a Friday night and I’m on a long bus ride home. What do I do? Share some jokes I found on the Internet with all of you of course! Random much? Well, wait till you hear these following jokes. 😂


1) Why do spies never use capital letters? Because they like to stay low-key.

2) 19 and 20 got into a fight. 21. 

3) If I cuold time travel, I would fix my spelling.

4) I went for a job interview today and the manager said he was looking for someone who is responsible. I told them that I was the perfect choice because in my last job, whenever anything went wrong, everyone would say that I’m responsible.

5) My friend asked me to describe myself in three words. I said “lazy”.

6) What did the Indian boy say to his mother before he left for school? “Mumbai!”

7) If right now I’ll get 50 cents for every Mathematics exam I’ve failed, I’ll have $6.30!

8) I once had a goldfish that could break-dance on a carpet; but only for like 20 seconds.

9) What’s heavier, a kilogram of bricks or a kilogram of feathers? A kilogram of feathers – because now you would also have to carry the weight of what you did to those poor birds.

10) People used to laugh at me when I told them that I wanted to become a comedian. Well, nobody is laughing now.


Alright, that’s enough for tonight. Hopefully the 10 jokes above have made your minute(s) reading them a little more joyful? Haha, have a good night and I’ll see you in the next post. 😄

Fans of Pokémon Go Crazy with Puns

I know. The title itself has a really bad pun. If you can’t stand it/don’t get it, I recommend you to turn back now and head back through the door that brought you here. Because seriously, you’re about about to see some really low-level jokes right now. 😛😄

It all started with the recent Pokémon Go craze and a certain Singaporean who was too eager to share his feelings on social media about how he is not able to get his hands on the game as of yet. Oh wait, that sounds familiar. 😉😄

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Alright that’s enough. Are you seeing this, Niantic? If you are, then you now know how not being able to play Pokémon Go has detrimental effects on the human brain; I urge you to release the Pokémon to Asia soon! 😥

For the rest of who are still here, thanks for bearing with this nonsense. 😛😄

16 Dad Jokes You Should Never Use

So Father’s Day is around the corner and as we think of the many memories, moments and good times we share with our dads, I am sure that there is one common thing that most of us would “fondly” remember – their jokes. Like it or not, it is no doubt that “Dad jokes” have become a popular topic on the Internet. Unfortunately, the jokes usually stay there.

So in case you’re thinking of using some Dad jokes to break the ice at the party, take my advice – don’t. I promise you, you will instead expand the ice and make the atmosphere in the room so cold that your friends would have to visit the North Pole to feel warm. Here are 16 Dad jokes you should never use.

1. I gave away all my dead batteries today… free of charge.

2. A clown held the door open for me; I thought it was a nice jester.

3. Last night, I dreamed about drowning in a sea of orange soda. Thank God, it was just a Fanta sea.

4. The shovel was a ground-breaking invention.

5. I shouldn’t have eaten that seafood. Now I feel a little… eel.

6. A man tried to sell me a coffin; I told him it was the last thing I need.

7. I asked a French man if he played video games. He answered “Wii”.

8. Did you hear about the new restaurant on the Moon? There’s great food but no atmosphere.

9. Who is the king of the pencil case? The ruler.

10. I am terrified of elevators. I am going to take steps to avoid them.

11. Why can’t you have a nose that is 12 inches long? Because then it would be a foot.

12. I used to dislike facial hair; but then it grew on me.

13. What did the “officer” molecule say to the “suspect” molecule? “I got my ion you.”

14. What do you call a deer with no eyes? No idea.

15. Why didn’t I put the cat out? It wasn’t on fire.

16. I wouldn’t buy anything with Velcro on it. It’ll be a total rip-off.

And I wouldn’t tell any Dad jokes to anyone; it’ll be a complete turn-off. 😄 Hahaha. Jokes aside, to all the fathers reading this, we still love you! Don’t stop being who you are and I wish you an early Happy Father’s Day. 😎

Puns

Hi everyone, Happy Friday!
Now if you know me, you would know that I love jokes, especially those filled with puns. So today, I’ve put together 50 of my favorite puns from the Internet (some of which I came up with). Hope you enjoy them! LOL.

1) I can’t believe I got fired from the calendar factory. All I did was take a day off.

2) If Apple made a car, would it have Windows?

3) To the guy who invented zero, thanks for nothing!

4) How does Moses make his tea? Hebrews it.

5) Whoever stole my copy of Microsoft Office is in big trouble. You have my WORD.

6) My friend had an emotional wedding. Even the cake was in tears.

7) What do you do when chemists die? You Barium.

8) How do you kill a vegetarian vampire? With a steak to the heart, that’s how.

9) What’s the best part about living in Switzerland? Not sure, but the flag is a big plus.

10) Two fish are in a tank. One turns to the other and asks “How do you drive this thing?”

11) I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger. Then it hit me.

12) I wondered why I couldn’t fall asleep all night. Then it dawned on me.

13) I was trying to understand lightning. Then it struck me.

14) How did the hipster burn his tongue? He drank his coffee before it was cool.

15) Pampered cows produce spoiled milk.

16) What is the difference between ignorance and apathy? I don’t know, I don’t care.

17) How do you make holy water? Boil the hell out of it.

18) A man tried to sell me a coffin today. I told him that’s the last thing I need.

19) What time did the man go to the dentist? Tooth hurt-y.

20) Did you hear about the kidnapping at school? Oh it’s ok, he’s awake now.

21) I only know 25 letters of the alphabet; I don’t know why.

22) My math teacher told me that I was average. How mean.

23) What did Adam say to his wife before Christmas? “It’s Christmas, Eve!”

24) A survey was done among interns who quit their job. What was their most common reason for departure? INTERNal conflicts.

25) I’m reading a book about anti-gravity. It’s impossible to put down.

26) Did you hear about the guy who got hit in the head with a soda can? He was lucky it was a soft drink.

27) That very same guy owned a bakery that burned down last night. Now, his business is toast.

28) As if those weren’t bad enough, he drove his expensive car into a tree and found out how the Mercedes bends.

29) You know why you shouldn’t trust stairs? They’re ALWAYS up to something.

30) The roundest knight at King Arthur’s round table was Sir Cumference.

31) What did the grape say when it got stepped on? Nothing, it just let out a little whine.

32) What did the seawater say when it reached the shore? Nothing, it just gave a little wave.

33) The experienced carpenter nailed it, but the new guy screwed everything up.

34) Did you hear about the butter joke? Everyone’s spreading it.

35) Did you hear about the new broom? It’s sweeping the nation.

36) Did you hear about the hurricane? It’s taking the nation by storm.

37) If you ever find yourself freezing in an air-conditioned room, go to a corner. It’s 90 degrees.

38) Never trust people who do acupuncture; they’re backstabbers.

39) Never ever stand under a tree; they’re all really… SHADY.

40) Sleeping comes so naturally to me, I could do it with my eyes closed.

41) The magician got so mad he pulled his hare out.

42) I came home to my delight that every lamp in my house has been stolen.

43) There could only be one reason why Ed is single – she ran.

44) When my sister Ruth annoyed me, I chased her out of the house. I’m ruthless.

45) I told my friend 10 jokes to get him to laugh. Sadly, no pun in 10 did.

46) A book just fell on my head. I’ve only got my shelf to blame.

47) What do prisoners use to call each other? Cell phones.

48) Never trust atoms. They make up everything.

49) Did you know about the fire that broke out in the circus? It was in tents!

50) Why did Adele cross the road? To say “Hello” from the other side.

Hahaha alright, that’s enough puns for a day. Have an awesome weekend everyone! 😆

Cover photo by: arseniic