Sunday, May 29, 2011

A glimpse of the last few weeks in KTT...

I left KTT yesterday. I can't believe I survived KTT for 2 years!

Since there were so many memories left behind, I find it meaningful or rather necessary to reflect back those beautiful times. I find that simple act of giving myself a thought about that, meaningful. Besides, it reminds me to cherish those God-given experiences, which I never believe it's coincidental at all.

The schedule for the 3-month Indian language crash course was really tight. From family day to language nights, to irritating exams and the passing up on all kinds of documents, from hospital trip to medical talk, to bonding time with tangga mates and heart-to-heart sessions with juniors, I remember them vividly in my mind.

I would like to thank my batch mates for celebrating my birthday in KTT. Indeed, an unforgettable and truly, a surprising one. Never expected it as everybody was crazily busy preparing for Hindi Night (including myself). Thanks to Mark the organizer. Love you guys!

I can say I was the busiest for Hindi night because my class, KI 3 and KI 2 were the organizers for the event. I was involved in 2 dances, Karaoke Competition and a drama. For drama, I was not one of the actors, but the director. "For a totally, utterly, absolutely inexperienced with much limited skills to direct a drama? It would be a disaster!" That was what I thought. However, miraculously, the 9-minute video drama turned out to be quite a success. Praise God for that and thanks to all who helped me!

Kannada Night, picture with 10-1-A3 mates

Not so busy for Kannada Night, but that day itself the drama that we (KI 3) were supposed to perform was all over the place and we decided to change the whole storyline of the drama. That very day itself, we changed the story about Sir MJ and Sir Dore's class to commercials and advertisements, oh my. We really treasured every single second that we got for practice. Finally, what was impossible turned out to be possible! It worked! We were in fact amazed at how we performed.

CF Farewell Part 2

Part 1 of CF farewell was during last year in November. This time, it's really parting time. No more "Hope to see you in KI!", but "Hope to meet you one day in future, if that one day ever appears". Seeing the juniors growing spiritually through the course of time, I couldn't thank God more. I wish them all the best in future and I believe they will rise up to lead the super juniors who will be coming next month.

KI Graduation Day

Finally, I got to experience wearing an academic dress. Yes, I didn't wear it during form 5 because our school did not have a graduation ceremony for us. One thing to regret was I didn't get a hat to toss it up like what I normally watch in movies.

On top of all these, I thank the One who never fails to love me in the midst of my ups and downs. He has planned all these for me, Jeremiah 29:11. Here I am, ever ready to face whatever that lies ahead, knowing that He's in control.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Leaving A Legacy

The more I live in this crazy world, the more I realize that I'm just a speck of matter in this large universe, who needs my Lord Jesus to help me live and survive through life's thick and thin.

Whenever the worldly and prideful part of me feels that I can do this or do that something on my own, I would always end up discontented with what I have achieved.

Not until I humble myself and surrender everything to Him, that's when I realize my Heavenly Father has always been waiting patiently for me. That's when I find joy in anything I do, regardless of what the result is.

Yesterday Uncle Chan shared about leaving a legacy in CF. He told us that the very first thing to do is to put God as our utmost priority in life. Totally agree.

Proverbs 3
5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.

Stop excusing yourself when it comes to leaving a legacy. No point to keep praying about it but fail to act according to God's word. It is like pressing the accelerator but not releasing the clutch. The car will never move! (I'm recapping because I am taking my driving test tomorrow)

So, it's up to us to let go and let God take over. Will you make that first move?

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Quick post

Don't have much time to blog nowadays. Exams looming large, assignments piling up, busy finding cool places for vacation, busy buying stuffs that we can't get in India, busy with language nights, wow, yet we still survive. That's miraculous!

Anyway, we didn't have a grand birthday celebration for my little brother John, but watching him growing up reminded us how swiftly has time passed. Happy 14th birthday!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Chris Medina - What Are Words?

In the midst of business, I couldn't help but to spare some of my treasured time sharing this video with my blog readers/passers-by.

This is an incredibly touching story. Chris was a contestant on American Idol recently and his story is powerful. 2 months before his wedding, his beloved fiance was involved in a terrible accident that gave her traumatic brain injury. He still stands by her side, hopeful for a miracle.

Here you will witness genuine love. A love that is patient, kind, one that does not envy nor does it boast, a love which is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. A love that does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. A love that always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

A love you'll find in 1 Corinthians 13.

Everytime when we praise and worship God, do we really mean those words that we say/sing?

What are words if you really don't mean them when you say them? What are words if it's only for good times? How have we been using our tongues all these while?

Let's be sincere in our speeches and may the words that we speak bring glory to our Saviour King.