Foreigner

Well I just realised I haven’t posted for over a week! yikes…sorry peoples, I’ve been pretty slack with my blog lately. Well just a quick run down on what’s happened the past week.

– Went to SMPTE (Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineering) convention at Darling Harbour, Sydney. The highlight of that was probably the magician. Good thinking for the people trying to sell the cameras, because he did manage to get quite a few people to go to his stall.

– Found out that I’m going to be tutoring at Uni. Which is gonna be pretty cool I think. It should be fun being the teacher for a change =P

– We’re hosting a Japanese student (on exchange). Despite the fact that I’m giving up my room for him, it’s been pretty cool. I can practise my Japanese on him =P We took him out to the city, saw the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge and then went to Darling Harbour and we took a look at the Sydney Aquarium (which I’ve been to …. I’m not sure how many times, I’ve lost count).

Today we supposedly had choir practice but it was cancelled because our teacher wasn’t feeling well. Just tonight we went to Double Bay for ice cream…yumm. The place is called French Riviera, it’s famous for the huge ice cream towers. We had the biggest one, called “Maxi” and I’m guessing it would be at least 20 scoops of ice cream, stacked up in a bowl. Had 7 people eating it, and so yea we managed to finish it. Afterwards we were soo cold though, especially since it’s winter here.

Until another day…

Jaa mata (means cya later in Japanese)

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Funeral

I went to a ceremony tonight…it was a Buddhist ceremony…with lots and lots of incense the room was filled with soo much smoke…oh man our eyes were hurting. It was interesting to experience it though. When someone has died, do you think it makes any difference what happens to them in the way we do things here. Well during the ceremony it seemed like they were trying to “please” the buddha by praying and bowing to him and offering gifts, so that the deceased would go to heaven. I don’t know about you, but it doesn’t make sense to me. Where you go surely depends on the person. There is nothing we can do that will affect it. It’s like begging God so they can go to heaven.

The only way we can go to heaven is clear: “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish BUT have everlasting life” – John 3:16

In other words we need to accept and believe that Jesus died for our sins so that we can be made clean again. In heaven there can be no sin. There is no way we or anyone can clean us of our sins, but God gave us a second chance through His son Jesus Christ. I pray that people would make the right decision before it’s too late.

God bless

Sickness go away and don’t come back another day

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…I hate being sick =(

Please pray for me so I will get better really soon…like tomorrow because I need to work..

Luna Park

Today I was actually planning on staying home to do some uni work (I am soo behind). Instead my sister (older) asked me if I wanted to go to Luna Park. For those who have no idea what is Luna Park, it is an amusement park. So since my sister offered to pay for the ticket, I thought I may as well go, after all what have I got to lose…

So I ended up going, a friend of mine wanted to go as well, so she came and brought her little brother along. We got to the park at about 2pm and so we had 4 hours to go on as many rides as we can (since the park closes at 6pm). Even though we had 4 hours, I knew it was never going to be enough. I don’t think we even covered half of the things that were there, and some of the rides were also closed, so that was a shame.

Some of the things we rode on were Wild Mouse (a rollercoaster type ride), Flying saucer (similar to a gravitron where they spin you really fast, but it also spins vertically), Dodgem cars (always a favourite), Spider (another one of those spinning rides, which was surprisingly fun). The only regret I had that day was going on the Ranger ride (which is like a pirate ship ride, where it spins you upside down). After that ride, I started getting sick and feeling light headed. Not long after that I went on another ride that spun you around and around, which did not help at all. I felt so sick I vomitted afterwards (in the toilet of course).

Apart from getting sick, it was a really fun day. I got to meet my friend’s little brother, which was cool.

Fantastic 4

A fantastic day capped off with a fantastic night of watching Fantastic 4. The movie lived up to my expectations more or less. The characters were well done, the visual effects were stunning. Although I would’ve liked to see a little bit more action, I think this movie sets the platform for a great sequel, which would be nice to see.

The story revolves around a group of scientists (and friends and family) trying to conduct an experiment which could result in saving many lives. Of course things did not go as planned. I won’t say anymore in case I accidentally reveal anything.

My rating: 7.5/10

What a week…

What an awesome week it has been, mostly because of the Hillsong conference night rallies. The first night I went we were a little late, so we only managed to get into the overflow, which meant we had to watch the proceedings on a big screen rather than live. The next night was better, we managed to get in and see it all live. We saw Cece Winans lead us in a time of worship – it was really good, except it would have been better if we knew her songs.

On Wednesday night Seven Hills homecell (bible study group) had Chocolacicous Night. We played games, ate chocolate, trivia, ate more chocolate, more games and more chocolate. It was great, and I even got myself a CD, which was really cool.

On Thursday night it was Hillsong again, and this time there was a few more of my friends there. It was soo amazing, praising and worshipping God with Michael W Smith leading us. Sometimes I tend to be more conservative when praising and worshipping God. That night was totally the opposite, I was jumping up and down, singing my heart out until I started to lose my voice. Nevertheless with some water I was back at it. Maybe it was just the atmosphere that made me be able to do that, but that’s what I want to do. To be able to praise and worship God without having to think about what others might think. That is the start of true worship.

On Friday I would’ve liked to go to Hillsong again, but work mates had a dinner to say goodbye to our former manager. Even though I don’t know him that much, it was nice to socialize with the group. I kinda regret not having tried at least 1 cocktail (since they were half-price), oh well maybe next time.

To cap it off I got to work today which was great, because I’ve spent quite a bit this week, on CD’s, books, food, petrol, etc. So at least I’ll be getting some extra money next time I get paid. You know what, the sowing principle does work, I actually gave up one of my shifts next week for a friend who forgot to put in his availabilities and I ended up getting the saturday shift as well. Also just recently another one offered me their shift for next week (on a different day). So in giving up one day’s work, I got back 150% as much (1 and a 1/2 days).

How awesome is God!!! Praise God, forever and ever!!

Current Mood: jubilant

Tim Tam

For those that are thinking – what the heck are Tim Tams??

Tim Tam is an australian snack (made by Arnotts). It is basically a chocolate biscuit, filled with chocolate center and covered in more delicious chocolate =D

Here’s some more info on Tim Tams and a picture:
Wikipedia: Tim Tam

Current Mood: hungry