Sex is a big deal.
Friday, May 26
Sex is a big deal.
Thursday, May 25
I found out the hard way that Blogspot limits the ammount of pictures you can upload to it...
But it's ok! I found an alternative site to upload my images!
This time i think I'v got unlimited uploads... but it's a hassle...
However, I'v got a cool toolbar with my IE so i can upload pictures to the site without goin into the site and waiting and waiting... hehe...
ImageShack is a good site... i wud recommend it but it is a little too simple... your pictures are put in one big folder so you cant organise them.
But it's FREE... so... wadeva...
BLOGSPOT.COM!!! GIVE ME UNLIMITED UPLOADS PLZ!!!
Tuesday, May 23
Nope… I haven’t been sleeping around… it’s just that a few hours ago I had stings attached to my body! AAAH!!
4 stitches… from about 14 days ago… remember… I tried to open a window with my superhuman strength… but I did not have superhuman skin thickness… sigh… memories of the bloody day…
Well, I called VUW student health services today and got myself an appointment in the afternoon. I arranged to see a doctor in the VUW Te Aro campus, which is the architecture & arts campus near Cumberland House, where I stay.
The campus is just a building with wonderful design… but it is small though… just one medium sized building with a nice park in front… the students health clinic was located on the ground floor of the building. First, look for the common room of the building, enter it, look for a door at your far right corner, enter it, sit and wait until your appointed time. THEN, knock on the door.
I’m sure you wana see pictures of my freshly unbound thumb… but you cant cz the doctor wrapped it all up! =(
However, she did arrange for me to have my bandaged changed on this Friday afternoon in the clinic at Kelburn campus, where I have my classes. Perhaps I will take a picture then!
you gonna be set free and wrapped up nice and tight...
Saturday, May 20
It was a Church Conference but for me it was a conference aka camp! In the early morning of a fine Wednesday, (5am, so you know I didn’t sleep at all on Tuesday!) I left Cumberland in a Subaru for Auckland. On the way we stopped for more ppl, a prayer meeting with others from City Church driving up to Auckland, for d loo and meals. I was in the car with John Newton, Stanley and Lee. The trip took us 10 hrs. I made some new acquaintances on the way too. YEAH!!!
We stayed YWAM hostel for the 3 nights we spent in Auckland. It was a simple place and it was cheap so I wont complain much. Guys slept on mattresses in the hall/living room of the hostel. Girls get the rooms. Why do we always spoil the girls? Lights out at 12am and wake up at 7am. However, I didn’t get enuf sleep… sigh… but even thou I was tired… God cud still touch and move me! YEAH!!!
The conference was held at the CLCA church grounds 15mins away from YWAM. They had this gigantic warehouse turned into a conference centre! I thought to myself, wad a big big church! But big churches do not change a nation or make a difference… it’s Jesus’ love. You can have a big church but without Jesus’ love, you are nothing… but it was evident that God was with them… for when we gathered together to worship God in the warehouse… God was moving… God was healing… My heart was renewed. Thank you, Jesus. I feel so light now… so well equipped to worship and serve you! YEAH!!!
Now lemmie tell you about this awesome conference where God moved, touched, changed, renewed and challenged me. There was a line up of excellent speakers, experienced men and women of God with plenty of anointing and wisdom. I also found that they were really deeply rooted in the Word and they loved Jesus! Yippee! There were of course Paul & Maree de Jong of CLCA, Cassey Treat from Seattle, United States, Leon Fontane from Springs Church, Canada and Brian Houston & Darlene Zschech from Hillsong Australia. This line up of speakers are enuf to make any Christian excited and looking forward to an enriching and challenging time. YEAH!!!
Indeed it was an engaging, enriching and challenging time! There was somehow a strange cohesion and link between the speakers as they seemed to be emphasising different aspects of the same focus. A greater vision and looking for the significant. YEAH!!!
What was the most significant thing to me in my 3 nights 3 days stay in Auckland?
My vision in life has to do with two things. Building relationships/friendships and making an impact/difference everywhere I went. It was my aim, everywhere I went. Great eh?
But I was disillusioned. I lost touch of God. Over the years many hurts, many disappointments wrapped around my heart. Making it hard. Making it insensitive. I was losing touch of God and of the many joys of life.
But as I worshipped God with all my heart and all my might. I felt something very familiar that I had not felt in wad seemed like a long long time… God was tugging at my heart. As I worshipped he ministered to me. Layer after layer was stripped off. Later, I responded to the altar call and asked Jesus to be Lord of my life again.
After that, He helped me move toward my vision! I had more joy! So I cud socialise and interact better! I met a few new friends from Auckland, Hamilton, Otago & esp City Church.
How did God help me achieve my second aim?
My relationship with the City Church folk helped me make a difference in the conference! We were the most noisiest most rowdiest group at the conference! We cheered to God the loudest during worship and we were the biggest group in the conference! But wad really stunned me was even before the gates to the warehouse was open, we were already praising God and glorifying His name outside the door! I am so blessed to be amongst such an impressive bunch of God’s men & women!
Without Jesus, this would have been impossible. Without going to the conference, it wud b difficult for me to find Jesus. But now that I’v gone, I’m encouraging those of you who have not gone, to go to a conference or retreat when you can. 2/3 of God’s name is go anyway… so go!
Now it’s time for me to start working on the 2000 word essay due on Monday…
Sunday, May 14
It’s a very significant night. It’s the FA Cup Final, it’s the first night I got to watch football in Wellington, it’s the first time I went out wif the chef of Istana Malaysia, that Nesa keeps talking about, and it’s the first time I’m in a sport bar ever!
Courtenay Arms is an English bar on Allen st, right next to Satay Kampong, my workplace, and down the street from Istana Malaysia, Nesa’s work place!
I really enjoyed the atmosphere of the place. It’s as if we were actually in the stadium! It was filled with Caucasians male and female, all dressed up in football jerseys, chanting and shouting and ranting and groaning and reacting to the play projected on the big screen. I REALLY LIKE THE PLACE!!!
I’m looking forward to the Football World Cup! Gonna look for a nice sports club with my mates, grab a beer and watch some of the best football in the world!
Saturday, May 13
Yesterday I attended an ICF meeting after a long time of absence. Yet today I helped out in an ICF event! How cool is that?
I get to be a best man for a mock Malay wedding that happened today! Earlier today I woke myself up early in the morning (10am) so I cud go to the venue for a full dress rehearsal. Upon arrival, I tried on my costume. It was a perfect fit! However, that was all the rehearsal I had. I took it off immediately after and helped set up the place.
With my injured thumb, I carried tables, chairs & arranged them in wonderful order. I noticed that my blood soaked the bandage more than usual but I didn’t bother cz it didn’t hurt and I am happy to work for God’s cause. And I can’t wait to see the fruits of our labour!
I came bak in the evening just as the guest were about to arrive and took a sneak peak into the hall… it was beautiful! With dim lights and candles on the tables… it gave the place a really romantic glow! Loved it!
I was also very surprised to see some of my non-ICF friends helping out that night!
Amanda = receptionist
CK, Ester & many more = waiter
Rose = Malay wedding flower girl
Let me giv you a brief description on the night’s performances. A loin dance troupe performance signalled the beginning of the dinner and they performed really well! Many ppl stood up and tried to get some pictures of the lions chasing girls holding a round rattan ball each in their hands! Then there was a Chinese tea ceremony… The kind that is done right after Chinese weddings where the man & wife serve tea to their relatives, esp their parents.
Next was the Malay wedding. We were given one last briefing on wad we had to do. And that was all the rehearsal I got. It was your typical Malay wedding where the bride and groom are dressed in gold/yellow “king’s” clothing; with the best man & bridesmaid at their side; being led by two flower girls holding a “flower tree” each; being flanked by a few guys banging a rhythm on a kompang drum each. The couple was escorted to their seats of glory and ppl were invited to pour rice and sprinkle water on their hands as a blessing of prosperity and fertility. The wedding was ended with Ester singing the love song “Belaian Jiwa.” She did a good job in singing that song… but I still think that the song wud hav been even better of more than one person sang it. Good job Ester!
The final performance was an Indian wedding. The man & wife had to be solemn & no body contact. They sit down in front of a holy fire and perform some rituals of pouring things into the fire and circling the fire 9 times. Then they tie a knot between their scarves symbolising their eternal union. The wedding is followed by an excellent Indian dance! Haven’t seen it for a while and I really loved it! Reminded me of the time I was back in IPBA. Hehe…
It was a good nite… I had fun and I was very happy to see the good fruit of our hard work.
GOOD JOB GUYS!!!
Thursday, May 11
It was cut, deep. One look and I knew it needed to be stitched. Nesa said I don’t need to go to the hospital… I honestly wanted to believe him, but I lost faith when it didn’t stop bleeding for the 15 minutes we applied pressure and ice.
I was not scared nor was I breaking down. It was badly cut, doing that wudnt help at all. I needed to stop bleeding. I was determined and focused. I needed to get it stitched. Just at the right that time, LiShan came in and offered to take me to a 24hr clinic nearby. I agreed. Jason used his handkerchief as a tourniquet and 5 people set out on a quest to get me stitched. Jason, Lishan, Nesa, Rose & I.
It was a 25 minute walk from St George to the clinic. And we had fun on d way. We chat, we sang & I found some true friends. It is usually said, a friend in need is a friend indeed. Well I found that true, I was in need. However, I also did find that a friend who meets a need, is the true friend indeed. But the cool night and enjoyable flight was ended with disappointment. The clinic was not 24hrs, it shut at 11pm.
Lishan was endless with her apologies until she remembered a friend who lived nearby who had a car, she and Jason left to find him. Nesa saw a motorbike shop nearby and left to indulge. Rose was a real sweetheart holding my hand and comforting me… encouraging me… I really appreciated that. I was so disappointed wif myself for being a foolish window breaker… but the VIP treatment I received was too good to give up! Hehe…
A white Skyline drove by and Jason popped his head out of the car. It was my ride to stitch heaven. The car was too small for 6ppl, so someone had to leave the quest. Nesa & Jason left. It was Lishan, Rose and I in the car with Zhang Ter driving to the hospital.
Upon arrival, I showed the nurse at registration my cut and had my tourniquet removed. She gave me a comfortable dressing to wrap around my thumb. I was told to grab my thumb with my palm and apply gentle pressure. And just as in any kind of hospital, a registration form had to be filled. Rose was my secretary and I was the VIP, she did wadeva I told her to. She was the hand that I did not have, she filled in the form for me. She was so many things, but mostly, a source of comfort during a season of pain. Thank you so much, Rose.
It was a long time before they called for me. I was escorted to the ward and into a room with only a few chairs. The nurse had a look at my cut before giving me a new clean dressing to wrap around my thumb before I had to wait again. After some time, another nurse came and she took my blood pressure, pulse and temperature. Then she asked if I was allergic to any drugs and if I had a tetanus shot within he last 10 years. No to both. Wait. Some time later, a man came in with a bed for me to lie on. This I did with much persuasion. Cant look macho when you’re on a bed rite? Girls don’t gt that… sigh…
After another wait, a doctor finally came to stitch my wound. I got 4 stitches and a tetanus jab. I will spare you the gross explanation. Every time I do it, girls squeal and squirm as if it’s happening to them… so I’m leaving the juicy bits out. However, if you are curious about the gore of the whole event, do contact me for a full graphic story!
I left the hospital around 2am and I was not made to pay anything… isn’t New Zealand just great?! Hahahaha…
- Zhang Ter
- & Especially to Wen Jie!
Note to self: next time open a jammed window by hitting on the frame instead.
Tuesday, May 9
Wednesday, May 3
Today, I decided to break up with someone special.
I will always remember her. She shared a special part of my life with me and she enriched me in too many ways for me to mention.
Many will not find this post as I decided to publish it late.
Only those who really bothered or cared to read will…
Congratulations, you have recieved your reward in full.
A breakup isn’t an acceptable thing at all…
No matter wad reason a guy/girl can give to justify the breakup…
Even thou it is the most righteous of righteous…
It wud still sound crappy or just stupid…
Coz the relationship between a girl and a guy is just too special to break…
Im not worthy of your love…
Tuesday, May 2
It is great to hava 29" TV in your room.
It is even greater if u hava superb 5.1 home theatre system too.
The fridge is full of drinks.
The pantry full of snacks.
Everything seem is perfect, rite?
We both felt it...
It has been months... but it was totally worth it!
FOR $50, WE GOT...
Stop By Anytime to welcome HIM...
Today was the day I was to be trained in using the "till", the cash-register machine. I met Geno at Ilott and he forwarded me to Uni-Stop where his wife, OT, was... She tot me hw to use the till.
I got the hang of it in less than an hour! hahaha... but i was really thankful that she was patient and forgiving... I was kinda blurr about the price of items at first... so i constantly had to ask the prices of items wifout a barcode... but everything went well and was I was great in the end! I could even remember certain prices of items in the shop!
I also got to know Geno a lot better today too... He came in later in the day and tot me how to arrange items on display and do certain jobs around d shop. He was very funny and loved to kid around... I find that a great quality! Makes me feel very comfortable working wif him! GOD IS GOOD!
Wad i learnt today:
- How to use a till.
- Many ppl i know shop at Uni-Stop.
- There are 2 seasons in Uni-Stop, there will be times when the shop is empty and suddenly, it's full of ppl lining up to pay.
- Making coffee isnt as hard as it seems!
- How to position items and refill the stock on display.
- After work, you get paid for the day's work in CASH! WOOT!