Friday, December 07, 2007

One week left

One week left I'm going back to Kuala Belait, Brunei. Haha... not that I born there, (I'm a Malaysian), but I grew up there. My nine years in Kuala Belait and my family are currently living there too. Hehe...

My brother, TungNgie said that when he was buying the air tickets, he didn't remember that he got honours project to do, thus ended up we going back home for one month, Dec 14 to Jan 12 (as next semester starts on Jan 14) and this is actually the longest time we going back to Brunei. One month! Haha... so we have to bring our project home to do... and so, we are trying to make best use of our time here before going back home to do our project... hopefully we can clear 50% of it. So that next semester we can focus on the final report. Haha... but our project isn't easy. Haha... wondering how come it is our final year that we have the longest holiday at home for this half-year break. Haha... not our first year (almost a month), second year (two to three weeks) nor third year (two to three weeks). Haha...

My project is making progress, thanks to my Lord, who has never fail to lead me in my project. This project is given to me by Him and I believe He will bring me through, no matter how tough it is. Sometimes, when I have no idea how to continue, I always thought of giving up, grumbling "How come I got such a tough project? I should have chosen other alternatives." But when I come to think of my Lord, I feel remorseful that how I have failed to believe in my Lord. So now, I keep on telling myself, and believe that my Lord will lead me through no matter how tough. Our Lord has won the battle for me, I just need to do my part. Hehe... as in God have given the land of Canaan to the Israelites, the Israelites need to believe in Him and make their conquest on the land. In every battles that Israelites depend on God, they won. But when they did not inquire Lord's direction before they started a battle, they lost the battle.

Thank Lord that I have an enjoyable week. We (4 of us) met Clifton in Vivocity yesterday, to discuss about games for the gospel camp (Dec 20-23) and have our dinner there. Although it is expensive, we have a great discussion and dinner there. Surprisingly, TungLieng had been going to cinema twice per week? Wow, that's a lot. Haha... his visits to cinema in Singapore (2 years) is more than my total visits to cinema all my years in Singapore (6.5 years now). Haha... hopefully he knows what our Lord's will for him and knows that he ought to use money wisely (according to God's will) because money is a property that Lord gives us to take care on earth.

I started memorising God's word again at start of the week, hehe... it is a tough get-on as I have not been memorising since September (after the mid semester break). How ashamed of myself.

Think that's all for now. Remember to be joyful always, pray continually and give thanks in all circumstances, found in 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18. Hehe...

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Mid-academic-year holiday started for me

After a tough semester of battling three modules and HYP, I have finally reached the holiday, thank God. The examination are done for this semester, but not my HYP. I have forgotten where I have left off (or should I say I dare not to remember where I left off), now I have a choice of whether to do "persistance" or "drag-n-drop" for my forms. I look at some scripts for drag-n-drop features, and they looked horrible... looks like foreign language to me... long and wide, haha... so think I better go think how I add persistancey to my form then... another difficult part though. Still thinking how to do that. Haha...

I am going back to Kuala Belait, Brunei on Dec 14, yea! Bought the air tickets already and I have forgotten to do one thing before buying the tickets -- ask my HYP supervisor whether I need to stay back or not. Haha, since I have bought the tickets, all I could do now is... to INFORM him that I am going back to Brunei on Dec 14, :D and back on Jan 12... wonder how's his face gonna be like... here's an imaginary scenario:

He would smile and ask, "Wow, I never expect you will go back for a month, what are you doing back home then?"
I smile (too) and answer, "Going back, relax, also continue to do my project of course, the forms. Thinking how do I make the form such that it can do save and load, also if possible, add in the drag-n-drop features."
He would knob his head while listening to my reply. Then said, "Ok, so you gonna continue to work on your project at home, right?"
"Yeah, I keep myself updated with the posts in Tiddlycard wiki. You can send me emails too, I'll check my mail regularly."
"Ok, that's great. Hope you enjoy your time at home and by the time you back from your holiday, we see how your forms go. If everything goes well, then we try to see how we can make your forms work in distributive environment."

There you go. I know my supervisor is nice, haha... he's a 外国人, and I seen a lot of 外国老师really take holiday as holiday, no work... just enjoy and relax (while I studied in JIS, Brunei). Haha...

Continue to pray for one another, and 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 is the least that a Christian should know about God's will for all of us: "Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus". Brothers and sisters, let us continue to work hard to glorify our Lord's name and continue to do what He wants us to do: Spread the gospel and love another.

What is love? Many people including children have a wrong conception of love. All they think love is just philio love. But there is another love that is greater: agape love. Refer to 1 Corinthians 13:4-7. "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres".

You see how great love is and God is love. If you tell your partner (boyfriend or girlfriend) that you love him/her very much, it means that "I will be patient with you; I will be kind to you; I will not envy you; ... ; I will always protect you; I will always trust you; I always have hope in you; I always perseveres for you". Can you truly do that for your partner? God says He loves us, and He really mean what this love mean, including sacrificing His only son, Jesus Christ, for our sin, in order to save us.

That's all for now.