One of the things in my mental Easter to-do list is to make a blog update but I feel like this is gonna be a quick one! I'm just trying to dump some of the highlights of the term (realised that the last post was on 3rd Year Sem 1).
And every blog post of mine seem to say: TIME FLIES! I can't believe the 2nd semester (and final semester at university of my life) is almost over! I'm currently on my 3-week Easter break, then we have 2 weeks of lectures, then practical exams, 3 papers, and I'm officially done with uni. It feels surreal because I remember thinking as a kid: "I'm not prepared for uni, it's for grown ups, how am I gonna survive" and now it's almost coming to an end.
|Jan: This was after one of the papers in Jan, featuring the mirror in the toilet of Sackville St Building|
|Jan: Students Bible Student Weekend Away at Quinta Hall (as usual) in Shropshire! This marked my last weekend away with Platt.|
|Feb: EyeBall 2017, went for the sake of going because it's my last one, yeah was alright! |
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|Feb: It was CONVINCED 2017!!|
|Donald Ye Ye, still so involved in student gospel work especially in prayer after decades because he himself came to know Jesus through the Christian Union at university!|
|Feb CNY: Aunty Ruth (hospitable as always) opened up her house for us to invite our friends for a CNY Hotpot, where Amber also shared her story of how she became a Christian. FOOD FOOD FOOD!!|
|March: Went to the Cat Cafe with Lucy my |
|March: Cat Bakewell came to visit, and we caught up after 2.5 years of not seeing each other ever since the MCKL days! It was awesome to encourage each other in Christ|
|SBS Group 10!|
|Optom Group 8: Aidan, Mark, Shin Yi, Penny, Maria, Fahim, Me, Jit Ming, Maheen, Pui Yee, Lawrence, Qayyum. This was during our last ever clinic- FIT!|
|March: Right at the beginning of Easter break, I went to visit Charis in Dundee! It was spontaneously planned, and was great, could catch up with her, know her Dentistry gang, see Dundee and know that my teeth is a Class 2 Division !|
After that, I was just studying + chilling in Manchester. Am 'pacing myself well' this Easter as I'm treasuring my last moments in Manchester as a student.
|Ruth Givan drove Tricia and I to Quarry Bank Mill!|
|Platt Fields, photo credit to Ally|
|Platt Fields, photo credit to Ally|
|Angeline and Ally being funny. LOVE SPRING|
14 April: I decided to go for a dinner event in London with the newly elected Sarawak CM Abang Jo. Before the event, I walked from Euston station to Little Venice, then to the venue. (2 hours total! So say hi to sore legs now.)
|Little Venice-ish area|
|April: Lan Berambeh with Abang Jo and a room FULL of Sarawakians|
Abang Jo talked about his plans for developing Sarawak and they all sound good, so my prayer is that God will bless his plans and his leadership over Sarawak. The event in general also made me love Sarawak a lot more and does put the desire in me to serve in Sarawak in the future. But God, lead me where you want me to be, and let me have Your desire.
I'm also thankful that God slowly changes my priorities and mindsets--my heart. This year I find myself less stressed about work and more His-Kingdom-conscious. Have to keep reminding myself of what matters most in the end and whether my decisions are made in the light of eternity.
Jesus, this Easter Saturday, I remind myself again of how You've poured out yourself for us wretches who do not deserve anything from you. We deserve God's wrath and yet you took all the world's wrongs on yourself on that Good Friday- you call it good because it was victory on the cross. Thank you that you paid the price I can't ever pay. Thank you that your coming back to life from the dead means we have a hope that is unfading and lasts forever. See you face-to-face next time. :)
"Though you have not seen him you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls." 1 Peter 1:9
I'm going home in 2 months, by then it would have been 1.5 years that I haven't been home! Kuching!!!