Not much difference as compared to last few years' CNY, just that I looked more matured this year. The hair, the outfit, everything seemed too old for me. I wasn't fond of hearing the latest CNY songs like I used to. Guess it's because of my A-levels. Woe to you, A-levels!
It was saddening to know that my CNY holidays was only for a week. But, my CNY mood did not fade off once I stepped back into my college, nor did the study mood start to fill my life once again. We were preparing for our college's CNY celebration conducted by our newly formed Chinese Cultural Education Society (CCES). I became the MC, which I had never thought in a million years that I would ever be one, even if it's a small scale celebration. Well, God gave me the guts and it turned out good! I also participated in the singing and also a sketch where I became the STAR of the day - Maria the maid. Some even suggested that I should make a series where I fall in love with my boss and have children...(dumbfounded)
Why marvelous? For the 1st time our college organised an event that I like - Festival Seni or FESNI. I was "destined" to be in the green contingent. I hate that colour, why not yellow?, I questioned, I wailed, but nobody seemed to care and attend to me...sobs...Every green team member had to join at least one event. So I chose the easiest one - CHOIR. Never did I know that I would become the choir leader, never did I know that I would play the keyboard and never ever did I know that I would take this choir thing so seriously. However, CROCS managed to get into the finals. Though the green choir team did not obtain the utmost victory, but deep down in our hearts we were glad that it was over. The best thing was people from other contingents came and told us we were the best. Wow, that feeling was awesome. A pat in the back plus a word of encouragement were a lot more satisfying than gaining the prize!
Why awesome? Because Jesus died for you and me! Celebrated Good Friday and Easter Sunday in church. I learned that Jesus' resurrection gives us:
1. The power to change our lives
2. The power to do good & to be good.
3. The power to cancel our pasts.
Jn 3:17 Jesus didn't come to condemn the world but thru Him the world might be saved
Ro 8:1 "There is now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus
4. The power to conquer our problems
5. The power to change our characterIt's awesome to continually being reminded of the cross and how we should bear the cross and not just wearing the cross. I love this song "It's Your Love" which says,
What grace divine what selflessness
That Christ would bear the weight
Our proof is scarred on hands that bled
That we were worth every nail
and also Verse 3 that says:
Beyond the tomb to holy skies
He rose in victory
And bridged for us the great divide
His life is our liberty
It's his LOVE that has saved me.
It's his BLOOD that has claimed me.
What more can I say but WOW?
Revo Nilai was the next BIG thing that I went for. It was on the 10th April. The hall was packed and I believe that lives were transformed and renewed. Yes, I want to be a world changer!
How? Proverbs 3:5
" Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all ways acknowledge Him and He'll make your paths straight."