Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
it's like magic entering your soul and the music takes you away from everything else in your mind...
and when u leave the concert hall... u take a little bit of that magic with you.
ahhhh.... the little pleasures in life.
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Sunday, October 04, 2009
something said today made me wonder, perhaps He did try to work on me once I touched down on homeground. I just wasn't ready. apparently my body language was all "back off" and "give me time".
and perhaps for that, I had to take the longer route - few months through the desert dry land.
few months is but a little detour. that His hands would lift me up again, turn me around in less than a year - speaks of the depth of His mercy, the richness of His grace.
I am led to think, that perhaps, all along He is extending His outstretched arm to us - it's just how long will we take to finally realize that it's no point writhing with pain in our own sorrow and misery?
instead of ashes,
the oil of gladness
Friday, October 02, 2009
思 - think of; long for; miss
亲 - parent
I've always thought my dad was thinking of, missing his parents when I was born and hence he gave me my name. Never mind that my last name has the same sound as the Chinese negation.
Then I found out yesterday that actually, dad obtained my name from the Chinese saying:
"All alone in a foreign land, I am twice as homesick on a festive occasion"
yea, I know. What's in a name? A rose by any other name would smell as sweet. But as I pondered over it, I can't help but wonder...
perhaps unbeknownst to dad, he has already "released" me - to the ends of the earth. The only condition, is that I'll remember him and mum.