Facts between me and my lupus:
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Posted by HaraTakumi at 5:08 PM
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Laugh all you can
Posted by HaraTakumi at 8:16 AM
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Why am I doing this?
Posted by HaraTakumi at 2:38 AM
Friday, April 23, 2010
I've always knew that God opens and closes doors of opportunities for us, but never did I experience such a divine intervention until this happened:
On the day I received a letter from NUS, I was overjoyed that No. 1 university had offered me the ASEAN Undergraduate Scholarship (AUS) to me to pursue a double degree in Economics and Business Admin (Accountancy). I shared the news with parents and friends and it seems that I would be heading to the Kent Ridge campus.
But since then, I had a feeling that I would not be walking in and out the lecture halls of NUS despite that Dad and I had made arrangements that he, mom and sis will fly over to help out with the signing of the scholarship agreement. Thus, I went around asking friends on Facebook and Oldham Hall on which university should I go to. Most suggested NUS since I am offered a scholarship to study there and there is no reply from SMU regarding any scholarship offers.
Sighing, Candice reminded me how happy I was after the interview I attended at SMU School of Economics. Then, it struck me that I loved the environment SMU provides as well as all the habitants (lol?) that resides in the middle of the Bras Basah campus.
One day, I called the Office of Undergraduate Admissions but nobody picked up the phone. So at that time I thought that perhaps God wanted me to go to NUS all along. Despite that, I still felt I should try my best contacting someone in SMU about my desire to study there. So, I typed an email to the director of the Office, hoping that they would reply me whether they could provide me the outcome of my scholarship application to study in SMU earlier.
After that, I prayed to God, I said "God, if You want me to study in SMU, let my phone ring the very next day. If not, I will faithfully go to NUS." (YES I KNOW IT'S A WEIRD PRAYER BUT NVM LOL!)
Next day, someone called from SMU congratulating me for being offered AUS to study in SMU! And yes, I agreed to accept the scholarship rightaway and began submitting the signed scholarship agreement as well as the GIRO form to allow the Uni to transfer my living allowance.
Until now, I am still shocked that God had answered my prayer and gave me that scholarship to study in SMU. Let this testimony be proof that our God is a listening God and to glorify Him and His works in our lives. I encourage everyone to trust God to control the reins of our lives as how my life is held tightly by Him.
Posted by HaraTakumi at 5:17 AM
Yup...I can say that again in case you couldn't hear me...Whoa!!
In case there are friends and other Internet Wanderers who still read this blog whose blogger updates very rarely now, it's been a marathon of events for me for the past few months. My last post was like, in Jan or Feb? Anyway, it's a great feeling having the time to blog about something again :)
Currently working in a child care centre, it's an enriching experience for me to be close with primary school children again, after not going back to the temple at Tawau to help out at Sunday classes for such a long time. Most children at the Christian based centre belong to single parent families due to death of a parent or divorce.
I emphatise with the children at the centre, understanding how bad life could get having a single parent. At the same time however, I do feel blessed that my brother and I could emerge out of that matter and we are now challenging our limits doing the things that we like. Kids back at the centre kept thinking that they were stupid and useless.
Encouraging them prove to be a daunting task indeed, as sometimes us teachers may feel like giving up on them. However, by the Grace of God, it never stopped us from motivating them and helping them with their schoolwork, in hopes that they too, can experience God's Grace.
There were times I almost lost my patience persuading them to finish up their homework before they can play. But those were the times where I remembered that despite my parents have high expectations on me, I still have my freedom to play till my heart's content. I guess there's a need to teach P1 to P6 kids about the balance of work and play (could we shift more in favour with work for the time being? :P)
So that's from my work life :)
Posted by HaraTakumi at 5:05 AM
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Gave a jacket to an uncle earlier just now...He's always sleeping outside my flat because he usually gathers recyclable materials at night and then just take a snooze on top of some cardboard boxes...
Posted by HaraTakumi at 9:00 AM
Saturday, February 20, 2010
For those who are following up with the story I shared about the Indian male the other day...I have good news....He's found a stable job and I'm really really happy to see that he is able to secure a job despite the troubling times he's been through... :)
Posted by HaraTakumi at 12:07 AM