Sunday, April 18, 2010

firsts :)

haven't been writing here in almost two months and it has been very exciting times. lots of first times for me :)

in march, i started working as a promoter in an electrical appliance store. first time working for more than a few weeks, first time working as a promoter, first time selling electrical appliances (i have gained a little more knowledge about certain things :), first time meeting my colleagues of many races :) it wasn't easy at first, considering i have no background in the electrical line and had not undergone any training whatsoever, but by God's grace and lots of help and kindness from the people around me, it was a good experience at the end of the day. i've me some pretty interesting people on the way too, fellow workers and customers too. i thank God :)

after the whole work stint, i've started appreciating and enjoying my break a lot more :)

in april, we had lots of preparations for Easter, helped out with props and a small part of the presentations. i am reminded of the painful ransom Christ paid for our salvation and am ever grateful.

For Christ's love compels us,
because we are convinced that one died for all,
and therefore all died.
And He died for all,
that those who live should no longer live for themselves
but for Him who died for them and was raised again.
So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view.
Though we once regarded Christ in this way,
we do so no longer.
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ,
he is a new creation;
the old has gone, the new has come!
All this is from God,
who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation:
that God was reconciling the world to Himself in Christ,
not counting men's sins against them.
And He has committed to us the message of reconciliation.
We are therefore Christ's ambassadors,
as though God were making His appeal through us.
We implore you on Christ's behalf:
Be reconciled to God.
God made Him who had no sin to be sin for us,
so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God.
As God's fellow workers we urge you not to receive God's grace in vain.
For He says,
"In the time of my favor I heard you,
and in the day of salvation i helped you."
I tell you,
now is the time of God's favor,
now is the day of salvation.
2 Corinthians 5:14-6:2

i was very blessed and inspired by this portion of scripture. and i pray that my life, words and actions have been a light to the people around me. and i hope that i would not just commit this passage to memory in my head, but that i will write it upon my heart and live it out in my life. truly saying, "for Christ's love compels me..."

apart from that, i went to sarawak with my dad about a week ago :)

my first time flying in a plane; AirAsia to Sarawak and MAS Airlines back. i love take off's and landings and the clouds around me.

we stayed on my dad's student's farm and plucked fruits from the trees and ate them. we went fishing at their ponds on the first day, and i caught my very first haruan fish :) and it was pretty huge :D and we took it to the restaurant and had it cooked and it was yummy :)

yeahh :)

for the next two days, i just followed my dad and his student around looking at rocks and outcrops and rock formations. learned quite a lot of geological terms hanging around them though i am still not quite sure what exactly they were talking about. hmm.

i got to watch the rain come in for the first time, it's fast and it's pretty amazing. have never seen anything like that. i sat in a boat ride to Kapit on the Rejang River (longest river in malaysia) for the first time, and the river is HUGE and the water looks like teh tarik, even from the plane.

many other firsts in Sarawak, and enjoyed myself very much :)

coming back to PJ from East Malaysia, i am quite determined to learn Mandarin as i realized communication is vital. and my chinese language really cannot make it lorr :/
coming back, i realized how i've been so blessed in my life and i will try to live it to the fullest.

ohhh, i got struck by lightning for the first time in my life today! no kidding. and i thank God i'm alive. i think i should have some new super power now as a result of that, just that i haven't found out what it is yet :)

oh, and for the first time in a long time, my house has pretty much no entertainment. TV's struck dead by lightning and so is the modem and PC :/ so, currently, i'm in Old Town with YewMeng and SiehJin, using their free internet and drinking coffee. :) i guess it's time to do more reading now that there's no more computer and tv, good also lah.

goodnights! :)