Sunday, September 29, 2013

a month in korea

I had coffee with God :) Which consisted of a nice hot cup of coffee, bible, journal, highlighter, pen and a seat near the window on a rainy Sunday afternoon. And the guy in white in front of me is quite cute :P Hee. Just kidding, I'm more focused than that.

The coffee date has been one long overdue and it was good to just spend time reflecting and spending time in His presence. A lot of questions and situations got clearer as I looked back through my journal entries. And though not everything is crystal clear, I'm assured that God is with me and will bring me through. He is enough. One of the big questions is why am I here? What is the purpose of me being here? Though it's still not entirely clear, I trust that God has a purpose and a plan for me here.

It's been a month since I flew away to this foreign land and I have experienced so much. I'm slowly getting used to it but I know there's still so much more to explore and discover. I know I can't experience everything, but I hope that the life I live will be one that is pleasing unto God and that would glorify Him. And that is my prayer for the remaining three months here in Korea. My journey here so far has been marked by the grace, blessings and favor of God. And truly without Him, I am nothing. Thank You, Lord :)

Here comes Week 5 :) Let's go!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

congratulations, dear :)

hey mr lee :)

i really wish i was there to attend your convocation. must have been such a meriah day :) and the weather looks great too :P

was browsing through your pictures :) you're looking good and really happy. your family too :) and all your friends. feeling a bit bummed and jealous that i am not there. i wouldn't have mind being your stuff carrier for the day.

i just wanted to say for the millionth time from afar, congratulations :) you made it! yayy :) i owe you a BIG BIG BIIIIGG HUG :) i'm so proud of you and it's been a blessing to have been able to share in bits and pieces of your university journey.

it didn't seem too long ago when we were encouraging each other to keep going when either one of us got pretty demotivated about our studies or whatever else, or when we shared about what we looked forward to in the coming semesters, or when we had to write our academic projects, or when we began to learn and discover more of God in our lives, and so much more. i love how you invest in the lives of others and i always admire your passion and vision to bless others. thank you :)

i'll definitely miss the trips up to your campus :) thanks for bringing me around and for the times we spent together.

am praying for you even as you embark on the next phase in life. follow God, it's the best route ;) i trust that He will lead you and direct your paths in the way you should go.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;
in all of your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight.
Proverbs 3:5-6

i love you, ernest :) and i miss you bucketloads! 
TWO bucketloads! :P hahaha.

with much love,
miss lee

Thursday, September 19, 2013

pfft, yea right!

a blog post a day for when i came to korea :P

pfft. as if that would happen! :D

well, just a little update from Korea :) it's been a good three plus weeks thus far.

off the top of my head:

i love the weather here! and the nature, so much trees and green :) the sky is clear and blue and the air fresh and cool :) mmm.

i've met amazing people here and realize how wonderful it is when someone offers a kind welcome and genuine help to someone who's feeling a little lost in a new place. a little kindness goes a long way.

People I've been blessed to know here in Korea :)
(Okay, so there are a lot of pictures of recurring people :P but it's not easy to have pictures of every single person you meet...)
food. food's good :) healthy and yummy. but i do miss the malaysian variety and cheapness! haha. :) no food pictures as i'm not a fan of taking food pictures. they all come out looking the same anyway :P eww, sorry!

it's also been a refreshing journey with God. but it has its ups and downs. lots of questions and struggles but am also learning and re-learning a lot of things. there's a tendency for me to want to get lazy and distracted with doing my own thing, since i'm away from home and stuff. but God is reminding me His Kingdom is first wherever i am. He also reminds me that He is enough, especially when i miss the comforts and security of home. i hope to keep growing closer and to keep knowing Him deeper.

He is enough. God is enough. :)

Goodnight and Happy 추석 (chusok - Korean Thanksgiving)
*we've got three days of break :)