1. Selamat Hari Raya
To all my friends out there celebrating this festive season, Maaf Zahir dan Batin! And please do go and come back safely. Remember, not to blow out your fingers or head with illegal fireworks!~
To those enjoying the long weekend, i hope you had a great time relaxing or visiting others. And don't blow your fingers or head with firecrackers!
2. KL Trip
Had a good time with family and friends two weekends ago, and i've returned here safely. Papa was not feeling well, and this time around, i didn't manage to visit Aunty Sally.
Good news is that i got to catch up with my former classmates in UTAR; Pek Mei, Lily, Yen Yen, Grace, Alex, and Chee Been, who (except for Pek Mei) i have not seen in months! And it was great meeting up and chatting with Ms Sharon as well.
Not to forget makan with David, Dewgem, Baby G, and Justin Tan; and Justin and Kevan.
Hopefully, i can come back one more time at the end of the year.
And note: sometimes, good things are not cheap and cheap things are not good. This echoes loudly for 'factory rejected' Crocs shoes.
3. Radiant Kids Club retreat
Recently, i was up in at Bethel House Of Prayer in Penang Hill for a one-night retreat. I'm currently a teacher in the church's children ministry and this retreat was a time of reflection and to set the ministry's vision for next year.
I have to admit, even though i'm not keen on serving here for the long term, but i'm staying on for the pre-teens, for now. There's a need there, and i'm doing this as an act of worship to God.
The retreat was spirit filled with Bro Michael and Sis Hannah leading the sessions and praying and prophesying over us. But there were light moments as well, including watching the guys singing Jason Mraz's I'm Yours in Hokkien, playing with the dogs, Durian and Rambutan, as well as watching the view of the island and mainland under the nutmeg tree.
I'm happy and sad at the same time when i'm writing this.
I'm happy for those who are in one (like Melissa D and me; Clictus and Esther; Charis and Ben, etc), those getting married (Kevan and Angeline), those living the married life (Justin and Sher-Mayne, etc) and those who are mutually good after breaking up.
But i'm disheartened to see how two people, who were so closed to each other and promised their lives to one another, can turn out to be enemies, with one bitching about another publicly!
Sometimes, there're proper ways to resolve things; washing your dirty linen in public isn't one of them. *sigh*
Anyway, the week has just began... have a good week ahead!~
Love & Peace!~