Where will you be my darling? Where will you be when the dark is rising?
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Hm, today was an interesting day. Sort of. Yesterday was more dramatic.
Anyway, yesterday was culture and society in Malaysia, for school. Many weeks ago we were given a topic about Malaysia to work on, and we'd have to do a final paper for it. My group chose censorship in Malaysia, and I specifically did the topic on religious censorship. I got pissed off just reading about all the injustices and all while doing my research, and alot of the victims were Christians, which makes it a little more personal. Anyhoo, I researched some facts and figures, and I found out that since the 20th century, there have been 70 million Christian martyrs. And those are just the documented ones. I'm sure there are many more unnoticed Christians who die for their faith. I'd assume it'd be safe to say that at close to 100 million Christians have died in the last century for their faith. Yikes. Interestingly, that's more martyrs than when compared to all the martyrs combined prior the 20th century. Faith, anyone?
Anyway, remember I mentioned the lecturer, Marion? The famous one? Yes, well, she's a strict lecturer, and she proved it well yesterday. The previous week she said she wanted all papers in by 9am sharp, or else. Everyone sent their subsections to Shaun, who said he'd compile it and edit it. Due to the morning prayer meeting, I went to school really early, and waited... and waited. When it was 9am I got a little worried, because over half the groups had passed up their final paper. At 9:10am we had our exam already and we couldn't use our phones, so we couldn't call Shaun.
Aiks. Even groups who passed up their final paper after 9:05 were rejected. After the exam, Shaun finally walked in, because he had overslept. We were literally screwed because ours was passed up so late. Shaun felt really guilty and asked Marion what he could do, and he said that since it was his fault, if he were to get zero, he wouldn't mind, so long the rest of the group got their marks, because it was his fault. I said that's not fair for him, be he reminded me that currently, its not fair for the rest of the group members too. Marion said it was too bad, and we'd all fail. Ouchies?
Mood was kinda spoiled after that. Okay, so its Shaun's fault, but I don't totally blame him. Everyone makes mistakes. He's the hardworking kinda guy too, so its an even bigger surprise. Zzz. It's just I wish the mistake wasn't controlling our marks. The final paper is worth 50% of our entire grade for the subject, so unless we get perfect marks for the other stuff, I seriously doubt we'll pass. *Sigh*, oh well.
Attended the briefing for Community Care later on at church, which is the social and volunteer arm of the church. My group's ideas so far are helping either old folks or orphanages. Yeaps. Stop laughing, that I'm a volunteer -.-.
Today I woke up at 5am again for the morning prayer meeting, which has been started since Tuesday. Thing is, it was pouring heavily and as a result, Ai Lee was late. Plus thanks to the weather, she couldn't speed to church either. We arrived in church slightly wet and prayed right after the Bible reading devotional. The cellgroup ate at Hosanna after that, and I went to school.
Today was drama class. Eh... almost everything went smoothly, except the fight scenes, and me -.-. Turns out that my face rarely faces the audience and I gotta improve on that. We need sound effects too. Oh, we're doing the Tempest, and I'm Prospero. Google him =p. Next week is the actual drama. And we need an audience!
After figure studies class had a group meeting for digital design with Ryan, Wai Kwan and Kin Yaw. I helped out a bit but fell asleep in the later half. When I woke up... all the group members were gone! Heck man.
I've got 2 more days of morning prayer meetings. God bless me to stay awake please -.-.