Monday, January 22, 2007
Was trying to find for a parking spot near TBun on Saturday night when I saw a perfect spot just opposite BRJ, which is next to TBun. I actually felt so blessed... until after a game of CS, while we were eating at BRJ and watching Liverpool tear Chelsea appart at the same time, when I suddenly realised that my car was surrounded by BRJ's tables and chairs (well you see, if you haven't been to BRJ, they usually take up the whole road for their mamak business, including the parking spots). I actually thought that the rain would last longer and thus, prevent them from putting their chairs and tables outside. But no, the rain HAD to stop halfway through the football match.
Well, at least the boss of BRJ was kind enough to ask some of his workers to move aside some of the tables and chairs to allow me to get my car out of that parking spot. It was a good thing I was driving the Kancil.. it's small size enabled me to have less difficulty coming out of the now narrow road. SLK rocks man! (SLK = small little Kancil).. Anyway I think the BRJ boss saw Chris, Paul and Simeon also.. so he was scared they may bash him up if he didn't get his machas to help move the tables and chairs... hehe.. joking. He was really kind. Really thank God I didn't have to leave my car there and come back the next day to collect it - the car might no longer be there already if I did.. who knows rite.
So yeah.. learned my lesson. When things seem to be too good to be true, always outweigh its benefits and costs properly before taking action. A perfect parking spot may not be so perfect after all.
Tuesday, January 02, 2007
As for me, the year 2006 has been a very eventful year. There were many 'first times' (such as spending my birthday in the hospital..) and good as well as not-so-good experiences. Whether good or bad, they are all valuable experiences where lessons can be learned.
The most important lesson learnt was that in spite of everything, God is still in control. Things may not work out the way we want them to be.. but well, we can at least be assured that God has our best interest in mind. It's easier to accept that in words than in action, but well, I'm still learning. I'm just glad that He has provided me with a community that would help pull me up and give me a kick-in-the-butt whenever needed to.
Anyway, here are some pictures of the past one year.
Pictures of 2006...
Started the year off with a road-trip to Penang..
HELP CF Camp - HCC..
College CG Camp..
Ennie's convo.. (1st time attending a convo)
Sending Lukas off..
HELP CF Committee Retreat II - Melaka
EEFC Christmas Dinner - KCP
EFCM Youth Camp - LIFE Game - Sepang
Now we can all greet the new year with a BIG "HELLO!"
Happy New Year everyone! It's 2007!
Well, we won't know what 2007 will turn out to be. But one thing we can be sure is that we will not walk through it alone. God has promised us that He'll "never leave us, nor forsake us". He has provided us with family and friends to help carry us through as well. So even as we venture into the unknown, let us be assured that He is with us and that He is in charge.
Will end with this prayer by David McCasland, that I believe fits this very well..
O Lord God, who has called us, Your servants,
To ventures of which we cannot see the ending,
By paths as yet untrodden,
And through perils unknown,
Give us faith to go out with good courage,
Not knowing where we go
But only that Your hand is leading us
And Your love is supporting us. Amen.
And yes, before I end.. please do pray for my younger brother, Justin, who has just left for NS yesterday. He's in Pahang now.. he's never been so far from home alone. So yeah, please pray that he'll be able to make good friends at his camp. Hope it will be a good experience for him. Thanks.