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31.12.15

Last day of the year: (I will add more when I recall :))

  • The Photo Thing exhibition at NEX library
  • Leaving USP
  • Year 1 Sem 2
  • Going to the Philippines for YEP
  • Going to the States (Seattle, Alaska) and Canada for the first time with my family
  • A bout of mental illness -> Hospitalization -> Surviving it
  • Year 2 Sem 1
  • Starting driving

existential epiphanies

“What is the meaning of life? That was all- a simple question; one that tended to close in on one with years, the great revelation had never come. The great revelation perhaps never did come. Instead, there were little daily miracles, illuminations, matches struck unexpectedly in the dark; here was one”

Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse

Here Now

Listening to this, From the Inside Out and Oceans live on Tuesday was sheer magic. Or sheer faith.

Skies spin their dance
Within Your breath
Time runs it’s race
Within Your hand

And my mind runs wild
To comprehend
What no mind on earth
Could understand

Your ways are higher
Your thoughts are wilder
Love came like madness
Poured out in blood – wash romance
It makes no sense but this is grace
And I know You’re with me in this place

Here now
All I know is I know that You are
Here now
Still my heart
Let Your voice be all I hear now
Spirit breathe
Like the wind come have Your way
Cause I know You’re in this place

Faith makes a fool
Of what makes sense
But grace found my heart
Where logic ends

When justice called
For all my debts
The Friend of sinners
Came instead

Your ways are higher
Your thoughts are wilder
Love came like madness
Poured out in blood – wash romance
It makes no sense but this is grace
And I know You’re with me in this place

Here now
All I know is I know that You are
Here now
Still my heart
Let Your voice be all I hear now
Spirit breathe
Like the wind come have Your way

Cause I know that You are here now
Heart and soul
God I know that You are here now
Fix my eyes
On the things that I can’t see now
And all I see
Is the glory of Your Name

Today I read Philippians 4:4-7 as second reader and I just hope I did justice to the verse. It is a beautiful piece of work.

“I want you to be happy, always happy in the Lord; I repeat, what I want is your happiness. Let your tolerance be evident to everyone: the Lord is very near. There is no need to worry; but if there is anything you need, pray for it, asking God for it with prayer and thanksgiving, and that peace of God, which is so much greater than we can understand, will guard your hearts and your thoughts, in Christ Jesus.”

1.12.15

My semester has ended!!!! I am thankful for God’s grace that helped tide me through this rather intense semester. I think I spent too many days in the library. Brain numbed.

Thankful for (in no particular order)

  • Weekly Thursday fellowship with Catholic student society 🙂
  • Study buddy – J and all our eating, whining, vending machine adventures and seat-choping among other things
  • My grades (B+ – A+)
  • Amazing lecturers/tutors
  • Having performed in a play for the first time in my life! (Sadly probably the last too)
  • Discovering the claypot stall and having it almost every other day for dinner
  • Quiet rainy days
  • So. Much. Fruit. Juice.
  • Central Library. Nuff’ said.
  • My room in pgp haha

Many assignments, a group project here and there, plentiful of theatre rehearsals leading up to theatre performances and FOUR finals later I am glad this semester is over!!! I hope I do well. (^^^^^ CAP pls.)

 

25.11

Let not the things of this world ever sway me, I’ll run till I finish the race

Beautiful lyrics to Hillsong (whose concert I’ll be going for come 8th December :D). In the midst of finals and I can feel myself losing steam already. Very worried for 20th ce paper on Monday, and Theatre paper on Tuesday. Singlit and Feminism papers were ok and rather good respectively. I have so many holiday plans I just can’t wait to savour them.

18.11.15

Come out of sadness
From wherever you’ve been
Come broken hearted
Let rescue begin
Come find your mercy
Oh sinner come kneel
Earth has no sorrow
That heaven can’t heal
Earth has no sorrow
That heaven can’t heal

So lay down your burdens
Lay down your shame
All who are broken
Lift up your face
Oh wanderer come home
You’re not too far
So lay down your hurt
Lay down your heart
Come as you are

There’s hope for the hopeless
And all those who’ve strayed
Come sit at the table
Come taste the grace
There’s rest for the weary
Rest that endures
Earth has no sorrow
That heaven can’t cure

So lay down your burdens
Lay down your shame
All who are broken
Lift up your face
Oh wanderer come home
You’re not too far
Lay down your hurt
Lay down your heart
Come as you are
Come as you are
Fall in his arms
Come as you are
There’s joy for the morning
Oh sinner be still
Earth has no sorrow
That heaven can’t heal
Earth has no sorrow
That heaven can’t heal

-David Crowder’s Come As You Are

Today I am thankful for waking up well rested, drinking a swig of chocolate milk before heading to SB at YIH, having deep dish beef pie at YIH, almost-finishing my 19th ce essay, meeting M and spending the rest of the day with her, productive studying of Dracula, TS and bits of Handmaid’s, peppermint mocha, dinner at Cheng’s yum, strawberry beer, more studying, reducing my wordcount.

Also we collected our F. Lit papers and we both scored ‘High As’ (whatever it means, haha). Thankful.

Also happy birthday to my best friend, H. Ily and Imy.