Woot! Another 53 minutes till Burning Crusade comes out at Broadway EB Games. Can’t wait! I’ve upgraded my graphics card (thanks to Tow or Tao :S) and getting my 22″ Chimei monitor tomorrow! I’ve quit WoW for some time now. Nearly 8 months to be completely precise. Thought I’d get back into it again since I’m on holidays and I got nothing else better to do besides work, hang out and talk to someone special :)
Hope there’s no big queue though. I have go get back to work tomorrow ><. Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm. Can't really complain though that I have a job after watching 'Pursuit of Happyness'. I guess a lot of people out there are desperate to even have a job while I sit here and tell you my sob stories. Hmm, I guess I should really count my blessings and give thanks to God. :)
Got it! Woohoo! 4 cds to install…urgh :S So late and I need to sleep ><
Yes yes yes…I know I’ve been a slack arse for not updating my blog since I left to Lorne for summer projects but ever since I got back I haven’t had the chance to catch my breath yet. After a 9 hour drive back to Sydney from Melbourne (thanks Wei for driving all the ‘wei’!), I found myself back in the familiar neighbourhood with the smell of Sydney’s ‘busyness’ in the air. Life wasn’t going to be the same as it was for the past 2-3 weeks.
I won’t elaborate too much what happened during summer projects as it will take forever to mention everything. Perhaps another post. But I will mention a little bit of my ‘personal mission’ down to Melbourne which involves a particular gorgeous looking girl whom I met 6 months or so ago in a country town called Albury. Boy oh boy is she gorgeous, or have I mentioned that already? Hehe. Spent an amazing 4 days hanging out with her in total, exploring the sites of Melbourne and tasting the vast amount of foods that Melbourne has got to offer. To the valleys of the Yarra, to the mountains of Dandenong, I was in ecstasy just being with her.
I’m at my parent’s place at the moment so I don’t have access to my pictures back at home. Will post some pictures when I get the chance to do so. Oh yeah, to some she’s known as ‘Rachel’ and to others she’s known as ‘Hong Yi’. To me she’s known as ‘princess’. Haha, yes yes I know. Corny. :: Anime sweat :: But heck, its true :P
Anyway, I must’ve digressed from the what I was meant to post about (see post title). Christmas seemed a bit empty this year since my siblings are spread across the globe (Malaysia, China and Tanzania). It was good though to have ham and turkey for dinner with lots of booze. Red wines and a newly discovered beverage for myself called ‘Little Creature – Pale Ale’. Pretty nice, you should check it out. I got a cool shirt from Vicky, toblerone, and some cash from my parents which I’ve spent most of it on shopping.
On Boxing Day I had a little barbeque gathering with some mates from church and uni. Also had 2 surprise visitors from Melbourne whose names are Carmen and Sarah. They were hanging out in Sydney for a few days before heading to a place 800km or so west of Brisbane to do missions work. Cool bunch. Hung out with them and Anthony for the past few days watching a movie and shopping. Oh don’t forget the endless nights of watching the tv series, Heroes. Awesome tv.
Alrighty then, I guess that’s it for now. Tired from typing. Recommence full-time work on Tuesday. Heading to Canberra tomorrow for a science exhibition. Doing something for new years eve. Happy holidays, have a merry Christmas and a happy New Year.
Something to think about: What does Christmas mean to you? Presents? Family gatherings? Santa Clause? He’s just a fat-ass dude who I find unimaginable that he can fit through chimney openings. Jesus? :: hint hint ::
Wish I had more time to do a proper post, but didn’t realise packing my bag was so time consuming last night. Its 5am and I’m about to embark on a journey down south, to the distant land called Melbourne. Hehe, not so distant really. Well, kinda is. Anyways, I’m going down to Lorne in a few days time too for summer projects. Managed to raise all the funds and more for it! :D
Keep me in prayer as I drive down. Hopefully no kangaroos decide to hop onto the path of my speedy camry! Vroomm!! Hopefully I will be able to keep you guys updated while I’m down there. Over and out.
So I turn the big 21 today. Wonderful thing about it is that I’m studying for my last exam on Tuesday, Real Time Computing. Ah well, I remember spending my 18th birthday studying for Physics. The fate of having birthdays during exam periods as long as I’m a university student.
So 1 year older, 1 year wiser and 1 more year spent walking with God. Look forward to the adventure up ahead. The big 21 is just another number by the way.
Last Friday I received news my grandma had passed away. Although I’m sad, I am happy too that the Lord has taken her to a place where pain and suffering is no longer and that she now dwells in the house of the Lord forever. She was 90+ years old and has been unable to walk due to her frail strength. Last time I saw her was last summer where I was in Penang, Malaysia, spending Chinese New Year with my relatives and eating lots of food. The photo above was taken then. It was pitiful to see my grandma unable to walk and restricted to the compounds of her bed. All she did was sleep, wake up to eat and maybe chat a little before going back to sleep again. I can’t imagine how boring that must’ve been, watching time ticking by the second, as the sun and moon take turns beaming up from the heavenly skies.
We, her children and grandchildren, used to spend every Chinese New Year playing “Sah Ki” with her as it was her favorite card game. She was well known for her love of playing cards and take shots of brandy to keep her body warm. Ahma left her legacy with 5 daughters, 4 sons and countless grandchildren. She has lived a wonderful 90+ years of her life and has also gotten to know of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We will miss you.
I shall not want.
2He makes me lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside quiet waters.
3He restores my soul;
He guides me in the paths of righteousness
For His name’s sake.
4Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I fear no evil, for You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
5You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You have anointed my head with oil;
My cup overflows.
6Surely goodness and loving kindness will follow me all the days of my life,
And I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.” – Psalm 23