Friday, April 20, 2007

Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone)
by Chris Tomlin

amazing grace
how sweet the sound
that saved a wretch like me
i once was lost, but now am found
was blind, but now i see

'twas grace that taught my heart to fear
and grace my fears relieved
how precious did that grace appear
the hour i first believed

my chains are gone
i've been set free
my God, my Savior has ransomed me
and like a flood His mercy reigns
unending love, amazing grace

the Lord has promised good to me
His word my hope secures
He will my shield and portion be
as long as life endures

the earth shall soon dissolve like snow
the sun forbear to shine
but God, Who called me here below
will be forever mine
will be forever mine

You are forever mine

"[Jesus said]... I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies..." - John 11:25

r.i.p grandma (30 august 1923 - 20 april 2007)


Thursday, April 19, 2007

how's your yesterday?

yesterday was pretty intense, for most part of the morning anyway. INTERVIEW. yup, yesterday's the day for my visa interview. super nervous, couldn't sleep the night before. wanted to blog yesterday, but was too tired. hahaha, another one of my lame alah-saaan... so, here's what happened yesterday.

reached the british high com at around 8am, lined up and was the 7th person in line. handed my bag and handphone over to the guard, took a number and was the 7th person in line to be interviewed, though the number on my tag says 8 but then, no matter. met a girl, chat abit, she's also applying same type of visa that i'm applying. waited for almost an hour for the interview session to start. the 1st interview started at around 9am and it's already 10+ when it's my turn to get interviewed. somehow managed to walk into the interview 'booth' without feeling my legs. babbled my way through. then the guai-lo said, "you can relax now" (apparently i'm not only feeling it but i'm wearing it), which is when i did the stupid thing and laughed like an insane person (sorry, but i was super nervous...). then he said, "you can collect your passports and documents at wisma mca at 4.30 - 5.30" [ok, not his exact words but something similar =P] which means that I'VE GOT IT!!! hurray!!! yes!!! praise the Lord!! wahahaha... after that was super excited. called witney, her interview was in the afternoon around 1.45.

after that went to klcc at around 12 for brunch and to wait for witney to meet up. actually bought a movie ticket to watch mr. bean. but then got out in the midst of the show. witney's in klcc. she got the visa!! was super(x2) excited then. went around klcc to window shop, taking mental notes on what we need to buy and bring over to uk. then 4.15 came and we headed to menara wisma mca to collect our documents. everything was done before 5.30. so that's most of my yesterday in 2 paragraphs.

one thing that's worth mentioning was the interview 'booth'. it was super cool (not in the temperature sense). it has a really high-up counter and i had to stand throughout the whole interview - no chair. kakakaka... as well, was so nervous, wouldn't think i'd sit still. the whole place looks like the bank counter except that it's enclosed and there is a glass pane in between us. kinda feels like the visiting place in prison on tv. *hello?... do u hear me on the other end* kakaka...

anyway, while waiting for the interview to start, they had on the bbc news channel on tv. my first for watching news 1 solid hour straight. saw the same news 3x.

oh, and i've decided to add a header... if you haven't noticed =P


Monday, April 02, 2007

car alarms. what are they good for? one thing i learned is that they are only good for when you can't remember where you've parked your car in the car park. the other thing that they are good for is to annoy the hell out of your neighbours. other than that, nil. if you say that car alarm wards off potential car-jackers, maybe. but it's sure not much use to try and get people's attention when you are in need of help. oh sure, the annoying 'wee-yo-wee-yo' of the alarm would get their attention alright, but they'll be too busy cursing whoever whose alarm that has disrupted their concentration on who-knows-what, or trying their best (and probably excel at it) to ignore the alarm *i don't hear anything... i don't hear anything... I DON'T HEAR ANYTHING...*

i'm not saying that i'm high-and-mighty or trying to imply that i would be superman and jump to the rescue. no, actually. far from that. for i know this is what i would do; having acquired the ability to filter unwanted noises sure comes in handy during these times (the other being trying to study and the same time your neighbour decides to renovate their houses). anyway, i'm just trying to point out (esp to the mule-headed someone) that you can never call for help using the car alarm, not during emergencies anyway. the batteries would go flat before people would come to help you. the better option is to think of a way to get your butt out of the situation.

above situation applies to house alarms. unless if you have an automatic caller which calls some security agency that would dispatch help as soon as the alarm goes off, or if you are lucky enough to have neighbours who are alert, or your alarm system does not goes off constantly for no particular reason esp every time when thunder strikes (heard of 'boy who called wolf'?), else you are better off without them.

next time, please do not leave the keys in the car.