Sunday, November 28, 2010

28-11-10 (Sunday) “It All Gets Smaller”

Do you remember when everything used to be so small? When a loaf of bread looked like it would last a whole year; When the car seemed to be this monster that you had to climb into; When mom and dad seemed like giants with immeasurable strength and would pick you up like a toy…


As the years went by, everything seemed to shrink when in actual fact, it was us growing. A loaf of bread barely lasts half a week; the car is subject to our control with the steering wheel; we grow to the same height as mom and dad(and maybe even taller/bigger)…IMG_6971

At the same time, the world just seems to get smaller and smaller. Just thinking a few days back, I traversed across 4 difference cities in less than 48 hours, crossing 4 state borders, stepping foot on 3 separate pieces of land mass. The world just seems to have shrunk with technology. On the one hand, I think its pretty cool but on the other hand I think its pretty scary as well. Are there anymore places where man has not invaded? Are there still pristine forests as we saw in ‘Avatar’? I’m pretty sure its as limited as the number of outsiders who love durian, most probably even less than that.


Also, with the advent of Facebook and the Internet, I think everybody on the Earth is not separated by six degrees of separation. Its more likely to be four or something lesser now. At the same time… We might be keeping in touch more often but our closeness would probably be distanced by the barrier of the cyber world, suppressing our ability to express ourselves.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

16-11-10 (Tuesday) “Ultimate Healing”

What Cancer Cannot Do

Cancer is so limited…

It cannot cripple love.

It cannot shatter hope.

It cannot corrode faith.

It cannot destroy peace.

It cannot kill friendship.

It cannot suppress memories.

It cannot invade the soul.

It cannot steal eternal life.

It cannot conquer the spirit.

- Author unknownIMG_5697There are many things that can take the place of “cancer” above. We make it out to be far greater than it is. There are still many things that exist in spite of these trials. Its just a matter of choosing our approach. Of course, that being said, its a totally different story when one is directly affected by these.IMG_5119I remember a preacher once saying, “many people make their weaknesses to be greater than God’s strength.” Guilty as charged. Sad smileIMG_5061

“But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.”

~ 2 Corinthians 4:7

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

04-10-10 (Thursday) "Between Here and Then"

As the time for home draws closer, I'm slowly becoming more nostalgic instead. I'm starting to think of the things that I will be missing here in Canberra. There's quite a lot to be missed after having spent practically two full years here.

Don't get me wrong. I do look forward to going home. I'm just also thinking of the things that I will be missing here. From the homely B & G, to the different facades of the university campus throughout the year, to the people here who are dear to me.

I'm torn between the two "worlds" right now.

At the same time, I'm torn between the world we live in and the future of eternity. There's so much in this mortal life that I have yet to experience, yet there's so much pain and suffering that is all gonna be gone AFTER this life. Its not easy trying to sort these emotions out sometimes.

Living in the present with eyes set on eternity!

There are times when one just needs people around

and there are also times when one just needs to be alone.