Tagged: life

What I would tell my Freshmen self

  1. Life’s a riot. You think you know where you’re headed to and then something happens that takes you in an unanticipated, unexpected direction. Be open to where life can take you.
  2. Grades are only as important as you make them to be. There’s more to life than mugging. Help out in community projects. Volunteer. Attend things you didn’t regard as significant. Learn from those who’ve gone before you. Start a new project. Be brave and plunge into the unknown.
  3. Persist. Things take time to develop. Give the time to think things through. Don’t wait for things to happen. Do your best but also recognise that things have their own timing. Persist at something you want to achieve. Networks need persistence and time to grow. Maintain them. 
  4. Give, and keep giving, because you never know what you might receive in return. Treasure the people around you and give them your attention and presence.
  5. Be ready to change your mind, and give others the chance to change theirs. You will meet all sorts of people – those with perspectives you’ve never heard of before. Your ideals and values could change. So be ready to change your mind, and give others the chance, even if they don’t. 

Dear Lord, I am afraid

Dear Lord,

I am afraid.

I thank You, for all the wishes that have come true, and for all the other fulfilled wishes still to come. I know that You are still in the process of preparing me for Your purpose, and I pray that everyday, I am that little bit closer to the person You want me to be.

Yet, I can’t but feel if things are happening too fast, if the responsibilities are becoming too much too fast, if the stakes are just too damn high, if… This sense of responsibility has never taken hold of me this much until now.

The fulfillment of dreams come with something else in their wake.

Oh Lord, give me the strength and the wisdom to persevere in all these.

And as usual, for my parents.

In Christ Jesus, amen.

epiphanies about why i do the things i do…

I wrote an email to friends about why I do the things I do.

This was the result of an uncovering from my past, and it was this: because someone from my past told me that nothing can be taken for granted.

And as a result, I developed strong feelings about politics, philosophy, security, economics, equity, society, environment, information, and even extends to my own memory, and the collective memory.

Thus I thank God.