I just realised that I say “good job” to people a lot here….
Oh yeah and I forgot to mention. Yesterday we had to take one too many people home. We’ve crammed 4 people in the back seats before but this time we got caught! (Oh Noes) It was an unmarked police car. I didn’t even KNOW they had those. Frankly me and Stephen (who got out of the car and took public) were more awed that a) THEY HAVE FREAKING UNMARKED COP CARS and b) they were recording the bust so we had to act like we were following orders to get out (we so could have taken them). Afterwards, the two of us decided just to work the km or so to the minibus stop instead of taking a bus there. It was actually fun plus the weather was good.
ANYWAY, I feel no resentment, we defied the fuzz and got caught.
GOOD JOB HONG KONG POLICE (WOOT)
So recently I’ve been feeling a little down. It’s the run-up to EOMD (Evening of Music and Dance) as well as our school rock concert, Lion Rock. A time when people showcase their talents to the community in return for accolades and general high-fivey goodness.
And here I am.
Today I had a free period (sorry Mr Jabal, individual work time) which meant I could have the option of leaving school, going home and
studying gaming shaving llamas fighting Bears with a stick and a Twinky.
I get one of these per week. This year I have gone home early a total of 0 times. I always have lessons or youth or something after so i’ve never actually taken advantage and gone home early.
It felt so good.
Listening to David Crowder all the way home, cool wind in my hair the warm smell of
colitas rising traffic fumes rising up through the air. I love the winter, it’s the only time I enjoy taking public home. I’ll miss Ho Chung, getting to walk that lovely stretch….then again that’s only about 3-4 months a year. The other 8 i’ll enjoy my new place conveniently by the bus stop :D
Coming home early is awesome. I’m glad they don’t decide to stop letting us leave despite knowing that nearly no one works in 5th.
Good job KGV! Keep it up!
(At least til I’m gone)
Found me yet?
I’m hurt it took this long.
Can NOT believe I had to tell you the link
I’m tired. Mind and Body. I want to rest.
It’s been a long few weeks, that Christmas break wasn’t much of a break. It was studying (or lack thereof) followed by the exams for which I studied (or not) followed by a big presentation. But I’m glad, It didn’t go too badly.
Now I’m just tired.
But it’s ok, tomorrow’s Sunday.
Let’s get a little rest.
Mock exams are now over, Theory Of Knowledge presentations are concluded (with what is apparently a 100% score) and I can go back to somewhat enjoying life.
Granted I should be enjoying life anyway. I mean, all the time should be a time a fun. And surprise. Especially surprise. Why surprise? Because the future is a complete mystery. No one can say with absolute certainty that the next split second is what they think it will be and hence, in a way, the only appropriate emotion at any given moment should be surprise. Surprise at the newness of everything because it’s not the same as it just was.
What does the word “selah” mean? I often wondered that since I’ve spotted it here and there as the name of a track on a CD or in the Bible. I found out last night.
Last night a group of us (me and some close friends and some people I’d just met) were reading through a passage of the Bible in Psalms. Psalm 46 to be precise. A song of praise. They wrote this:
For the director of music. Of the Sons of Korah. According to Alamoth. A song.
1 God is our refuge and strength,
an ever-present help in trouble.
2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way
and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,
3 though its waters roar and foam
and the mountains quake with their surging.
4 There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
the holy place where the Most High dwells.
5 God is within her, she will not fall;
God will help her at break of day.
6 Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall;
he lifts his voice, the earth melts.
7 The LORD Almighty is with us;
the God of Jacob is our fortress.
8 Come and see the works of the LORD,
the desolations he has brought on the earth.
9 He makes wars cease to the ends of the earth;
he breaks the bow and shatters the spear,
he burns the shields with fire.
10 “Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth.”
11 The LORD Almighty is with us;
the God of Jacob is our fortress.
Sure, as a song you may say it doesn’t quite measure up in terms of stylistic features and epic rhyming of modern music. But what it does have is lyrics that have great meaning, a feature absent in a lot of music. And some of these lyrics really caught my attention.
So this is my first post in my big empty Blog. Hopefully this thing’ll fill a bit more over time. But for now, and to ALL of my wonderful readers (that’s right, all 1 of you … oh wait … do i count? … 0 then), I say hello.