Friday, July 18, 2008

Busy, busy, busy (Part 2)

"So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." - Isaiah 41:10

It's been 10 days now since I last blogged. Assignments, projects, and studies are all combining into one, so you can feel the heat and tense atmosphere surrounding the campus. At this point, I must say again that time reeeaalllyyy flies. I've already been here for 1 month. Getting use to campus life and the food. It has also been raining these days (normally during the evening). Showers of rain came pouring down, drenching those who are still doing outdoor sports and outside their hostels. It is actually quite troublesome for the students who want to go take their dinner. It's really a pity for those without their umbrellas.

My campus also had it's sports day today, in which many other universities joined. It is a big event for my uni as we are the host for the games. Early this morning, buses from the upper region universities of West Malaysia came into the campus. There were lots of new faces. Food stalls were set up, selling a variety of dessert and food. I think the temperature outside now is about 33 deg. cel. As expected, many people rather stay in their comfy apartments and hang around in the library area.

I'm also currently attending a Methodist Christian Youth fellowship and the church service held at a chapel in Bedong. There are students from my batch joining too. The main church is much further away from my campus. The fellowship consists of the students of AIMST and we are joining the Youth Fellowship at the main church in September.

Overall, my time here is quite tight and my blogging has to wait (on hiatus, maybe).

Till then, please continue to pray for me and take care.

God bless. Jesus loves you.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

My 18th Birthday!

May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else, just as ours does for you. (1 Thessalonians 3:12)

As the clock (clocktower) stroked 12 midnight to signify the beginning of the 8th day in July, my group of friends sang the birthday song to me at the cafeteria. After the song, the whole cafeteria was boomed by claps and shouting from my seniors and fellow classmates. As you can see, students here normally celebrate their birthdays at the cafeteria and there are usually lots of students hanging out or studying there. So we will share the birthday celebration together. We then had a simple supper to celebrate. It was really touching and was one of the joyous moments in my life. At that moment, I then thought about how time flies so fast. I celebrated my birthday last year back in my hometown when I'm getting ready to sit for my exam. And now, I'm here in Kedah this year with a new group of friends. It's like it had just happened yesterday. I am 18 now and had just gone through 17 years of my life. I received a present and lots of wishes from my friends. Thank you guys! I love your present and thank you for everything!

Again, before my lecture started this morning, some friends of mine 'announced' my birthday to the lecturer. So, as expected, the whole class (approx. 140 students) sang a birthday song to me (previously, we also sang to our birthday boys and girls). Frankly speaking, it was quite a shy moment but it's an unforgettable experience. It's wonderful to see everybody happy and glad. It was really a beautiful moment.

In all, thank God for everything and please continue to pray for me that God will continue to guide me according to His Will and strengthen my Faith in Him through Jesus Christ in the days to come.
Till then, take care and God bless. Jesus loves you.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Back to uni.

Seek the LORD and His strength; seek His face continually. (1 Chronicles 16:11)

There's no other better word to describe except that time sure flies. In a blink of an eye, my 5 days in Bangkok are over. So I'm back to my uni now and getting my hands on the assignments and homeworks (and also classes) which I missed during the past few days. In the last posts, I mentioned that I'll try to update more on my campus life in Thailand. But the problem is that to use wireless internet connection in my hotel back in Bangkok, I got to pay for it. To use the internet in the computer room, users have to pay 150 baht per hour (and that's the promo. price. If you are guessing, it's around RM15.) I think it's the same for wireless internet users (those who want to online in their own room). It's quite expensive so I decided not to spend that money.

Once again, I have to delay the posts regarding my Thailand trip and campus life. Anyways, to add some preview about my Thai trip, the food was great, the prices are reasonable, the people are friendly (particularly those who are involved in the tourism industry), and the best part were the places that I visited. I went to the temples, palace, museums, beach, and more. The scenery is beautiful and there are lots of things to buy. In all, Bangkok is a place where you can go visit. It's really worth it (lots of experience).

Till then, I may and may not post for a while now. Please continue to pray for me and take care.

God bless. Jesus loves you.