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Compulsive blogging

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Something is seriously wrong with me. For a long time this place was collecting dust. And now I seem to NEED to blog.

Pam ah, Pam.

But at least I finally got down to doing my NUS scholarship application. The deadline was about 20 minutes ago, and I clicked ‘Submit’ about an hour ago. Well done! I’m a good planner.

This week’s gonna be another crazy week. My colleague’s leaving me in the lurch and going off to Japan. Which means I need to do whatever she normally does. And that’s a whole lot! Plus there’s St Nicks’ Homecoming Run on Friday/Saturday (it’s a 24-hour thing) and they really need help.

So guys (or should I say GIRLS), if you get an sms from me begging you for help please have some pity and say yes!

What else is on this week?

Too lazy to think.

What else did I want to say?

OH. I finally got to nuah today! After sooooooo long! I finally got a Sunday afternoon to just lie on my bed and stare blankly at the ceiling, without a worry in the world! (Okay scrap that, I was supposed to be writing my personal statement. Haha!)

Felt SOOO good. My sister came in and saw me lying there (after our super super full lunch) and said, “Wah, you’re a pig lah.”

Thanks Clare. OH YES. AND IT’S HER BIRTHDAY!

HAPPY 16TH BIRTHDAY MY DARLING!

You know I love you!

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March 24, 2008 at 12:25 am

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Driving!

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I had my first lesson today. Was a bit jittery at first, but then I realised it’s not as scary as I always imagined it to be!

Maybe it’s cos I’m learning auto instead of manual. Super noob, yes, but I’m being practical – it saves so much time! Plus if I took manual I wouldn’t have made it back here. Had enough trouble listening to my instructor, looking out for cars, signalling and controlling the accelerator and steering wheel. (Sounds like a lot to do but I reckon most people don’t have that much trouble.) Let’s just say I’m not like other girls – I can’t multi-task for nuts! So if I were ambitious and took manual, hmm…

Met Miss Kaye Lee and Mr Gavan Leong after my lesson for Starbucks! Looooong time since I’ve sat down properly with those two, considering we used to do it all the time back in school. Was nice catching up you two! (Not like you guys ever come here, haha.)

Alrightey I’m off to church for Easter Vigil!

On a side note, CHECK THIS OUT!

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Aaaahhhhhh!

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March 22, 2008 at 7:02 pm

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Glory in the Cross

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Let us ever glory in the cross of Christ,
our salvation and our hope.
Let us bow in homage to the Lord of Life,
who was broken to make us whole.

There is no greater love, as blessed as this:
to lay down one’s life for a friend.
Let us ever glory in the cross of Christ
and the triumph of God’s great love.

Let us make our journey to the cross of Christ,
who surrendered glory and grace
to become a servant of the great and small,
that all people may know God’s face.

Though his birth was divine, he knelt as a slave,
to wash common dust from our feet.
Let us ever glory in the cross of Christ,
and the triumph of God’s great love.
 

It’s Good Friday, the day Christians all around the world commemorate the Passion of Christ.

Service today somehow meant a lot more to me compared to previous years, especially during the veneration of the cross. For some reason I began tearing immediately after I got back to the pew. Perhaps it was the guilt, knowing the only reason He suffered so willingly on the cross was for our sake, for our eternal salvation. Or maybe at that moment I truly felt the power of God’s love.

Yesterday was Holy Thursday. Went for mass at Holy Spirit with Mr Lee (who insists we all stop calling him that from now on), Adrian, Mark, Shaun and James before they all came over. A little strange being the only girl but I took a lot away from the night’s activity nonetheless. After dinner (and some uncontrolled laughter) we proceeded to the living room to quieten ourselves and to share and reflect on what Jesus’ death on the cross really means to all of us, and what it was that made Him embrace suffering so willingly.

We washed one another’s feet just like how Christ humbled himself and washed the feet of His disciples at the Last Supper. It was our way of committing ourselves to taking care of each other in this community, and making that promise to be open with each other, to share our lives and allow ourselves to be vulnerable in the presence of one another.

That made me realise how guarded I can be, how I haven’t really been in keeping with my resolution to let go and let God, as well as to let others in.

“Set your hearts on his kingdom first, and on God’s saving justice, and all these other things will be given you as well. So do not worry about tomorrow; tomorrow will take care of itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” – Matthew 6: 33-35

I think I worry and try to take control of things too much. I ought to learn to trust in Him. After all, what’s not to trust?

The past couple of months have really been eye-opening. Getting more involved in church, establishing new friendships and learning more about my faith… I really have a lot to be thankful for.

My applications to uni have been pretty stagnant. There’s just so much inertia and I have no idea how I got to becoming this lazy. I ought to buck up before school starts again!

Which means I should stop blogging and start on my personal statement. Sigh.

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March 21, 2008 at 7:35 pm

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