Where will you be my darling? Where will you be when the dark is rising?
Monday, January 19, 2009
Ah, my first post with my new laptop. I've finally gotten a new laptop, after 3 damn years of using my old one. It was 512MB RAM, and Pentium M, 1.6Ghz and its graphics card couldn't support quite a lot of games. It cost RM 2500 (at a PC fair, mind you), which was a Gigabyte brand. It got worse and worse as newer programs needed to be used in school and I had a laggy laptop to do the assignments. 80GB hard disk wasn't big enough either. But now, I've finally got a laptop I can be proud of! From Compaq, its 4GB RAM, 2.1Ghz, with dual core processor and ATi Radeon graphics card. It's got 320GB hard disk space, which I think is enough for now. And it cost RM 2899. Damn, I feel like I got ripped off last time round.
Okay. Thursday and Friday I was extremely tired, because we had morning prayer meetings. I needed to wake up at 5am on both days so that Ai Lee and Issey, who drove me on each day, could reach by 6:15am. Well, although it was tiring, it was very satisfying. On Thursday's cellgroup you could sense the difference in the atmosphere too. Woots. On Friday, since I was so early due to the morning prayer meeting, I went to school early, hoping to sleep a few hours in the library before my class, which started at 2pm. I bumped into Nash, and chatted with him and his friend, John. Nash left and a girl called Priscilla came. After chatting with them for a while, I went into the library to sleep. Then I was "disturbed" by 2 girls who didn't know how to turn on the computer. I chatted them up, and got to know them. Peggy and Xin Yi. Wow, in the span of 2 hours, I made 4 friends in the morning.
Saturday I had service, which was about visions and values part 3. The presence during praise and worship also seemed very different, in a much better way. Also, Pastor Kevin bought an audio Bible, and during the parts where we referred to verses, instead of him reading it, he would let the audio Bible read that section instead. Damn interesting, having a voice read it for you. It's not those boring types you always see also. This one's been composed and recorded by many Emmy, Grammy and Academy Award winners. Imagine that.
I stayed over at Henry's place that night, along with Licia and Kok Kin. Fun-filled night, with hours and hours of Left 4 Dead (this new lappy can handle it perfectly), plus DotA and many other Warcraft maps. I also spammed his Heineken beer and chocolate milk all night. Weee~~~.
Oh yes, there's a ceasefire of Operation Cast Lead, which is the recent Israel-Hamas war. Finally. I just read about this doctor, who was planning to leave Gaza and work in Toronto, Canada to start afresh. But hours before the ceasefire took place, 3 of his daughters and a niece were killed. He was so devastated and wailed about them continually. But you know what? He said that if that was the price to pay for peace between Israel and Palestine, he'd gladly accept it.
Amazing. A man who loses everything still hopes for peace. With the blood of his daughters.