Tuesday, April 26, 2005

a full on week

My cousin Kenneth and his friend Ren came over from Taiwan last week and I must say it was one of the best weeks I've had here in Perth. Because we were living in Hong Kong and my cousin in Taiwan, we never really got to know one another well. I somehow managed to make it through the busy week. Went to uni, did some sightseeing with Kenneth and Ren, ate heaps, celebrated mom's birthday then Syl's birthday, went to my classmate's surprise birthday party, went out and checked out Aussie beers with the Taiwanese tourists, went karaokeing, etc... It was really sad and emotional having to say goodbye to my grandma, my cousin and Ren... but I guess the good memories will always remain.

my popo + whatever

sarah and the boys + nicole and her flatmates

superheroes + ann & jess

at hog's breath + mom, popo and kenneth

c-o-o-o-l + sarah & bryce

kenneth + sarah & ann

sarah, ann & ren + posers

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

breathing again (just!)

I had four assignments to hand in last week, two of them were lesson presentations plus a write-up. It was my killer week. If you saw me last week you'd have known that I was a complete zombie and I'm still recovering from it. What I did learn from my past week was that I can get easily stressed out, and I am also a procrastinator - what a combination! I suffered quite a bit physically and emotionally, but I ploughed it out eventually (mentally telling myself that it'll all be over on Thursday). Just when I thought I was able to have a fantastically relaxed, do anything I want type weekend, I found out on Wednesday that my cousin from Taiwan was to arrive in Perth with his friend and stay with us for a week before bringing my grandma back home with them. So Saturday morning instead of sleeping in I was awake at 6:30am to accompany my mother who still doesn't quite know her way to the airport to pick them up. I ended up bring the chauffeur for the weekend (we checked out Freo on Saturday afternoon - fish & chips and coffee, and the Universal Bar on Saturday night - for some real Aussie beers). Although I am still quite zombie-like, I'm really loving hanging out with my cousin. I'll update more later. But for now I need to catch up on some sleep!

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

slow learner

I have decided that I'm actually a very slow and stubborn learner. Recently I've been learning and relearning about - surrendering and making challenging choices. Even just a few days ago I was stressed about really trivial issues, it really made no sense to me what I was feeling all I knew was that I was feeling really down and anxious about things. I said to a friend a few weeks back that I was thinking of being more involved with the youth/ young adult ministry, and I left it as that. Funnily and sure enough within a week I was approached by different people asking me about my interest in roles available. I've been pondering about my self-esteem and confidence, doubting my own abilities and feeling intimidated. I was really amazed about God's efficiency, He heard my conversation with my friend and then answered it. He sees my heart and potential, He doesn't see me the way I see myself. I need more faith in Him. Surrendering I think for me will always be an ongoing lesson that I will have to continue to learn.