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pieces of thoughts…

Ah, it’s slightly over seven in the evening now, going for RCIA soon. It’ll be the fourth meeting. I don’t know why, but I am kind of counting down to the end of the process. My prayers regarding this ministry haven’t been answered, so sometimes i’m a bit hesitant about it still…Today i’ll have to choose which ministry (within this ministry) to join, thinking of Prayer or Finance. Admin doesn’t seem to need more people, so maybe prayer would be good.

Something(s) at work has(have) been bugging me lately. Hmph. But that issue isn’t that worrying…Anyway the calls have been increasing but the nature of the calls are seemingly, and thankfully, easier. My rubber band in my braces “Switzerland” broke today while i was speaking to a sup.! oh my, so embarrassing! Eating out these six weeks would be quite a chore. haha. but not too worried about it still.

I’m giving quite some thought to my future. Frankly, 18 isn’t a nice age – a period of changes. Yesterday, I was discharged from the paediatrician ‘cos i’m too old already. I was really so super sad when the doc. shook my hand and said “All the Best”. Farewell scenes are the worst! Be it graduation, leaving a doc, leaving a dentist, leaving a country after a tour, moving house, or bidding farewell to a loved one as they move into the next realm – farewell scenes are just….! i walked through kk- the shops, the clinics, the pharmacy, the x-ray centre – and the past 10+ years of experience just flooded through my mind in torrents. Felt quite overwhelmed for that 15 minutes or so. Took the shuttle bus, went to church, calmed down a bit, then carried on with tuition. (As i was writing the above, the thoughts begun flooding my mind again.) How true is this sentence that was shown in last week’s RCIA presentation: People can’t wait to grow up, but when they grow up, they long to be young again.

Oh well, enough emo-ing. Life goes on. Although we can’t grab hold of fleeting moments of happiness or joy or some special moments, we can cherish them in our hearts 🙂

Time for RCIA =)

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amazing stories :)

I was searched “RCIA Sponsor Singapore” and stumbled on a handful of blogs. Delighted at this true story: http://stchiara.blogspot.com/2006/01/journey-home-man-at-front-of-classroom.html

and, quite an interesting story: http://impeesa.wordpress.com/2007/06/24/a-good-story/

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Lead me, Lord

Lead me Lord, lead me by the hand
And make me face the rising sun
Comfort me through all the pain
That life may bring
There’s no other hope
That I can lean upon
Lead me Lord
Lead me all my life
Walk by me, walk by me across
The lonely road of everyday
Take my arms and let your hand
Show me the way
Show the way to live inside your heart
Lead me Lord, all my life
Refrain:
You are my light
You’re the lamp upon my feet
All the time my Lord
I need You there
You are my light
I (just) cannot live alone
Let me stay
By Your guiding love
All through my life
Lead me Lord
Lead me Lord
Even though at times
I’d rather go alone my way
Help me take the right direction
Take Your road
Lead me Lord
And never leave my side
All my days
All my life
Refrain:
You are my light
You’re the lamp upon my feet
All the time my Lord
I need You there
You are my light
I (just) cannot live alone
Let me stay
By Your guiding love
All through my life
All through my days
Lead me, O Lord
Lead me Lord
wonderful song sung in church camps.

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a good day! :D

Relieved and so thankful to GOD! He really, really answered my prayer! lol lol lol! hahhahaha, don’t have to pay the $10 anymore! i kept trying till i remembered my password! haha 🙂 but i nearly forgot my blog password for this blog..hehe, too few brain cells!

Anyway, 2 of my classmates applied to work at iras! yay!! means i’ll be able to meet them there! wow, so cool, can have lunch with my cousin, brother and classmates soon! 😀 Work was better today; the calls went smoothly, except for one which well, didn’t quite bother me much. i’m getting used to answering calls heehee….:) oh, the second batch started work this afternoon, so we moved to the back hahaha now senior already lo! but still have to consult sup. for a few things. Third batch begun training today. wow, things are really moving kinda fast! But i like it, better than rotting at home 🙂

Quite like my job actually: nice people, transport convenient, variety of food, occasional appreciative caller makes my day =D I wanna work on CNY eve (wed) & chu san (sat), but no work! 

Yesterday’s RCIA Sponsor Meeting was okay. But it dragged for abt half an hour more and i wasn’t keen from the start, so i didn’t go for class gathering. Thankfully, i went home ‘cos it was a much needed rest. Spiritual Director (SD) for the prog was rather stern and strict on commitment. Frankly, i can’t say that i’m not afraid of how this journey would go as it is my very first time in a ministry and i’m the youngest there and still need lots of time to warm up to the people there. In fact, had to re-schedule my BTT ‘cos the first meeting clashes with BTT. I hope i’ll be able to form firm, life-long friendships there. Even if i don’t, nonetheless, i must always remember that i’m there to serve and not for myself, i.e. second priority is then  friendship/ fellowship. It’s ok He will guide me, i just have to be committed and willing 🙂

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first week at the job

survived one week! =D

the first three days or so were kinda stressful. i did quite a few things wrongly and even got scolded by a sup. >.<    my “koyak” (lousy) Mandrin became a stumbling block for me too.. i couldn’t communicate with some Mandrin-speaking callers and some of them even requested me to transfer to someone who could speak the language. (that led to the scolding in one of the cases.) i keep (yes, i still do) asking my friends and my sups. for help, until they became quite irritated… 😦

Went home everyday quite depressed and discouraged as i felt so incompetent at the job. Thank God for encouraging me always through my dad or by answering my prayers. It’s like some sort of “coincidental” pattern: after a bad call, the next caller would be very nice 🙂

Ironically, it is when i begin working that i pray more then when i had time aplenty when i was slacking at home. Actually, by the fourth day (Thursday), my throat became a bit itchy. Time passes more quickly when more calls come in. Even then, always countdown to lunch and going home. actually, the first part of the day passes more quickly, it’s the afternoon part that becomes quite draggy… It feels really, really, REALLY good to be home! haha…appreciate my home more after starting work 🙂 don’t feel like going out after work or on weekends except if it’s for close friends like one-to-one or in a small, small group.

i hope i can change my shift. i chose the earlier one but now i think i’d rather take the later one. see how after cny when the peak period comes in. will be working like mad! haha this cny better keep my voice intact!

Okay lah, actually it isn’t that bad. Despite the many difficulties, i prefer going to work than staying at home. Get to meet more people and grow from learning experiences 🙂

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