Where will you be my darling? Where will you be when the dark is rising?
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Okay... I guess I didn't mention it, but I've got school on Saturdays! Crap! I've never had school on Saturdays! Geez. I woke up at 8am and took my own sweet time getting ready because there's no jam on Saturdays. In KL, there's a jam every single morning on the streets to school, so I always needa leave earlier. Doesn't help when Zoe takes her own sweet time daily. Good thing she's on holidays now.
Anyway, I drove to school (typing that I'm driving to school regularly now is so SWEET) and was early. Today was drawing, and its like those typical art classrooms, easels with a board, and those tall stools artists always sit on. So our teacher introduced herself as Lisa Lee, and she's our first (and probably only this semester) pretty teacher! At last -.-, I was getting worried. LOL. She started by talking to us a bit then said we'd have a test. Geez... this test was to see our initial drawing skills. Another injury hurled at me. Zzz. We were told to draw a still-life portrait of some sets of items on different tables. Yen, Ruz and I sat around a certain set that had a kettle, straw fan, knife, brick piece and a bowl with an egg inside. Well... this time, since I was drawing beside Yen, I couldn't help but notice how he drew. Drawing King strikes again! His drawing was so good that I couldn't help but take a few pointers, especially shadow. It really adds depth and realism to the drawings. So I started applying shadow to the kettle and it was probably the best item I drew. The fan was also quite okay. But the worst was the bowl. There's no definitive shadow and I couldn't draw the depth of the bowl properly. Seems like I wasn't the only one. Most of the class didn't draw the bowl very well, but drew the other stuff (even the egg!) with great detail.
I was like so pressured seeing Yen draw so well. The people sharing our set to draw were also quite demoralized seeing him draw. Yikes! He's super friendly though, when I said that my egg wasn't doing so well (I know that sounds REALLY wrong) he said that if I needed any help in drawing, I could just ask. I kept it to a minimum though, as it wouldn't be nice to constantly distract him from his work, not to mention it was dead quiet in the class, and I'd be the source of the noise if I asked. Still, his pointers did help. Thanks!
After aching our backs with the terrible posture, we were told to watch a BBC documentary on art and images. Quite a bit on history and origins of art, as well as theories on how they began. Interestingly, some of the first pictures ever drawn were of religious significance. Cool. The seats weren't comfortable though, and we were tired and restless from just sitting on bad chairs watching the documentary, so Lisa let us off early. Oh yeah, before class started, we discovered Lisa's our CA, something like a form teacher. And she wanted to appoint a class monitor. I jokingly pointed at Yen and he tried to hide himself from the teacher. So I continued it, and eventually said out his name, to which the teacher said okay! LOL. Then she said she needed an assistant class monitor in case. So she asked Yen to choose, and guess what? He pointed at me -.-. Zzz.
And since I had like 4 hours before church service, I went to Sunway Pyramid to slack around. When I went to Sunway Pyramid during the weekdays, there were few people 'cause it was during school and working hours. On a weekend though, it was packed! People everywhere. I actually forgot to wear my chains and everything so I felt really, really empty. That in turn made me kinda self-conscious. Not the best thing when there's tons of people in the mall! I hung around several shops and walked around a lot more than before to get a hang of the mall. The structure is quite confusing. After I thought I had the whole mall figured out, I wandered into the new wing and forgot that there was an entire section I didn't explore yet. Aw man!
I walked to church eventually, since my school is beside Sunway Pyramid, which is quite near the area my church is in. I forgot my mom's directions and got lost -.-. After going around in circles, I finally saw 2 very fashionable girls. Now the church is in an industrial area, and no girls would be wearing that kinda stuff in a place filled with foreign workers. So naturally I assumed one thing, they're in church! I followed them and I really ended up in church after that. Heh! I wasn't stalking them alright? -.-.
Had a sermon about relationships by Pastor Kevin. Super interesting, and although there was quite a bit of stuff I remembered in the Making Marriage Work series last time, there was a lot of new information. As well as some personal stuff from Pastor Kevin. Great message, and from what I heard, it seems like the message hit home really hard for a lot of the members. Aye =). We went for fellowship at Asia Cafe again, and there was an adult who joined us also. A brother of one of the members, he spoke a lot about Christianity. I don't mean to boast, but with 6 years in church, you know a lot already. And this guy, called Edward, continually spoke about the basics of Christianity... faith, love, you know. Now for basics, you've really heard them a lot. But you know, I've learned one thing. Sometimes, its good to go back to basics, or at least hear them again. Sometimes, when you hunger for something, and you want to go deeper into Christianity, you search for complex things, advanced biblical principles, the deep things of God. I've been doing quite a bit of that. The reason I've been reading Richard Dawkins The God Delusion is because I've heard the book is a bestseller worldwide, and that atheists are using several of its arguments to discredit Christianity. Until I buy it myself, I'm just reading bit by bit, but there's nothing major in there (so far) that I haven't found counter-arguments for. The good thing about being a bookworm is that whenever your mind tries to find doubts, you'll undoubtedly find a way to explain away these doubts on Christianity. However, on the negative side, you may go so far into deep and intellectual issues that you forget about faith, and the experience and relationship with Jesus. But hearing all that basic stuff from Edward was quite refreshing. You know the basic things in the Bible, the famous stories, the figures of faith. But when someone actually says it out for you to hear, you remember it, and it takes on a whole new fulfilling meaning whilst being what it was when you first learned of it. We can go so deep and far into our relationship with God that we forget the basics, the very fundaments that all believers, young and old should know and experience. The church in Ephesus was one of the strongest, and most mature and spiritual. They discerned the truth and did mighty works. One of the most important cities of ancient Rome, they were a mjor point of trade, and had a large number of people in the church. However in Revelation, Jesus says that they have forgotten their First Love. A powerful church, a large congregation, yet they forgot the basics. And although Edward was repeating what I've heard many times before, I'm glad for the reminders. Goes to show I haven't forgotten yet.
I did forget what it was like to sleep properly though. No proper rest for 6 days straight makes you dead tired. I fell asleep promptly at home, and I left my MSN on, so when I woke up, there were quite a few conversation windows. Sorry! I had a good time of rest today though. Enjoyable, simple day. Thanks =D.