Wednesday, September 26, 2007
my mid-semester break has been incredible. first the ball, now this.
LAMP(Leadership through Adventure Program) Training Camp.
well, the name of the camp speaks for itself.
2 brutal days of non stop 'outbound activities' action.
some of the activities we (the Christian Fellowship Committee and KG leaders) experienced were rope course, mountain biking, orienteering and other team building games.
i'm physically drained, my legs are badly bruised and my upper body aches badly.
but hey, i'm not complaining.
for me personally, perseverance and courage was the main theme for the whole camp.
to climb a tree(huge ass tree i might add) with just a rope and some fancy equipments at my size, it is not easy. what pushed me to my limits was the encouragement of my fellow leaders.
the whole experience was a blessing to me, learning such practical ways in becoming a better friend, a more responsible leader and play a bigger role in the Christian Fellowship.
Besides that, i got to see some of the true colors of my leaders.
through the hardship we've been put through together, true characters including our strength and weaknesses were obvious.
My CF president said "the true flavor of tea can only be tasted when Hot water is used".
another amazing thing was that the team from MAPS (Ministry through Adventure Programs) came to train us voluntarily. 6 or 7 of them all together.
they had to take leave from their work in Kl, Penang and Singapore just to spend time with us and they do not get paid. their willingness and passion for the ministry is just awesome.
it's gonna be a tough on to get over. i'm still overwhelmed by how much i've gained in this camp. my perception of God's work, God's people and God's love has reached a greater level.
Saturday, September 22, 2007
i'm assuming that you guys are assuming that i'm more excited to blog about the ball than my own birthday.
well, my birthday was awesome. countless wishes from close friends and those who i've had lost contact especially. i actually celebrated with my cell group members in cell group... so it was a home-ish type of thing.
the ball was everything i expected and more.
well, i actually went for the Monash Ball because i anticipated a quiet birthday... thus, the need to go some big event to satisfy my soul. haha. the best part was my Victoria University coursemates coming to the ball too.
so ya, i did my best to make time for them as well as my own table with monash friends. the same goes for the after party. i did everything to get both group of friends to the same place. and fortunately, that happened.
both sides did unmentionable things to me despite of my birthday being over.
[future update : hopefully pictures] =)
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
i'm 20 on 20th.
its 20th. i'm 20! people.
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
i'm a simple guy trying to achieve big things in my life.
well, not true.
i've always been someone who would settle for average.
results for me, is not the most important. as long as i gained some experience through the process... i'm a happy guy.
now, ever since i've been in KL. i've tried to aim for higher goals.
no room for error, no room for mediocrity.
in my case, its a matter of not disappointing myself.
i've experienced so much failure and disappointment when i was overconfident...
i'm beginning to put in much more effort into my work, 'spirit of excellence' they say.
so my constant prayer to God is that he does not give me wake up calls over and over again like before. because it does hurt my confidence in myself and in Him.
i just saw my 'trade and finance' midtest paper. erm, i think i got a near pass? i knew i screwed up. but still, not a position anyone wants to be in.
this ...was necessary. guess it was the alarm i was talking about.
Monday, September 10, 2007
2nd week in a row that my assignments due dates get extended. this is certainly good news.
Friday, September 07, 2007
my heart goes out to those who are broken.
those who build walls for what they lacked outside the walls in the first place;
those who feels no love;
those who feels that they are never good enough;
those who need yet not seek..
i've been there. it hurts. it really does. and seeing other people going through it.