Where will you be my darling? Where will you be when the dark is rising?
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Hmmm... I've been typing entries in notepad and continuing them when I'm free so I thought might as well post a few first, at least I blog and you get to read about my weeks, even if it partial. Enjoy~~~
The last 4 weeks have been quite tiring. For church, Dr Joyce Meyer and A.R. Bernard came to minister to us, with great words. As always, A.R. Bernard's message was a very intellectual and sophisticated message while Joyce Meyer's was a very personal message, if that's the right word. The part of her message that still rings hard with me is the fact that statistics show 10% of all people you know won't (and probably will never) like you. However, 90% are the ones who still like you for who you are. Yet we focus a lot of the 10% while forgetting the 90% quite often. Her message has helped me put a lot more things into perspective, 'cause even though we all know we shouldn't focus on the people who are negative towards us, sometimes it takes a wake up call through a message, obstacle or some event to help us realize that knowing it isn't good enough... we should act on it.
Anyhoo, I got a haircut two weeks ago, where I had (luckily) the prettiest hairstylist attend to me. Normally I just tell them what to cut and they'll cut accordingly (if they can), talking only to tell me to go to wash my hair or tilting my head. Good thing the hairstylist, named Qing Yun, was super friendly. But here's the problem, she could only speak Chinese! AHH! Craps! The prettiest girl I've seen in weeks and I gotta speak with her in Mandarin. Oh well, it wasn't as bad as I thought, I managed to speak quite well in fact. Somehow pretty girls just motivate me to do better =x. Hee hee. I had Ms Koeh teach me Chinese and I passed! HA! I Had Ms Koh teach me Pure Geography and I topped the school nearly all the time. HA! I had Ms Jane teach me Literature and I got got 2nd best. I only lost because the top scorer had 100 -.-. I had her teach me Social Studies and I managed to top it a few times. I had Ms Joy Lim teach me Math, and I managed to pull it up from an F9 to passing class tests sometimes. I had Ms Neo teach me Science and I topped that quite often too. Sorry, can't help it. Anyway, my Chinese was good enough for us to have conversations and we got to know each other better... like our parents, schools, interests, hobbies, friends and even our love lives (yes we went that deep). Damn that she has a boyfriend though =x. Heh, the next time I get a haircut I'm definitely having her cut my hair again, she promised!
Also, my friend Benjamin from Canada came down to Malaysia to visit with his parents. We went to watch Rush Hour 3 with his cousins at Leisure Mall, where Adrian Chiam was robbed after watching a movie two years ago, but that's another story... I don't think he'd like me telling people on my blog about his robbery, no? Anyway, sometimes its a really small world. You see, his dad studied in the same school as my mom, both knew a mutual friend. Both went to England to study, where my mom's youngest brother studied in the same school as Benjamin's dad. Then in the end, my family, Benjamin's family and the mutual friend's family all moved to Toronto to live. And this mutual friend's son is also called Benjamin. Ha! And that's not all, besides having parents who all were born and lived in Malaysia and studied in England and moved to Canada, we also share the same birth month. All of us are born in May, Big Ben (the mutual friend's son) is May 2, he's a year older than me. I'm May 5, a year older than small Ben, the one who came to visit, and his birthday is May 26. Sometimes, I feel God has this cosmic sense of humor... there's a hell lot more of other coincidences that really make the heavens (okay, maybe not the heavens) and the earth seem a lot smaller than it really is.
Plus, congrats to Samantha, Faith and Natalie for their water baptism. Don't sound familiar? It's Isabel Samantha Low, Olivia Faith Low and Candice Natalie Wong now. How they got their names I'm not too sure... but they're not the only ones with new names. Juswin is thinking of Zerahiah (1 Chronicles 6:51, a temple musician, descendant of Aaron... pro!) while Eleanore's thinking of Roasted. LOL. Nah! I recommend Phyllis but she's contemplating Diane or Diana. We didn't let her choose name's like Felicia, Lucinda and all that. Reasons? Um, I don't want to make her feel sad so go ask her yourself. =D
I think that should be enough for this post. I'll post part 2 of the events soon, yups.
Until then, may you think of how painful Eleanore slaps, how dangerous Olivia farts (and burps), and how slim Isabel can get once Eleanore actually shoots a ball in pool.