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Seoul Garden dinner

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First time had a great dinner with colleagues.



Though it was just a simple dinner with them in Seoul Garden, Gurney Plaza, somehow I had different feeling about them.




Someone is constantly worrying about her family... Someone is having a lot of thing in her mind... Someone is trying hard to mix outside of office... Someone is never given up chances to have fun... Someone is ever ready to serve...
It is actually grateful to have moment with colleagues outside of office setting because you have to chance to observe and feel how they interact when work is not our main topics or concern. Everyone is trying to have dinner and you can tell how enjoy we were by just looking at these photos (especially Yuukie and Josephine).
Besides that, it was from this dinner, we knew our appetite, food intake volume, and diet preference. In fact, I had came to believe that those are skinny tend to eat a lot (well, don't mad at me, that's just my observation over the 24 years...).
Haha....so about the bil…

Seeds

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We were glad to invite Footstool Players for drama presentation at Penang Adventist Hospital. This year, they bring SEEDS to us.


The production is consisted of 8 sketches which were based on biblical account of what Jesus taught in parables, Jesus' miraculous actions, Jesus' comforting et cetera. This is their 10th anniversary production but you may surprise why it is "seeds"? Well, according Colin, the artistic director of the group, they remembered those who shared with them how Footstool Players sketch left an impact in their life over these years. Despite not knowing that whether the God's word is fallen on which kind of soils, they hope that God will grow the "seeds" that they shared to their audience, to fruitfulness in everyone's life.

Sounds touching, right? Ya, in fact some of the audience (includes me) were weeping during the performance was on.

Wanna know how touching the stories go? Read on...

1st Skit: The Seed and The Soils
Biblical so…

Tutu....'Bahnhof'...

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We visited a shelter home in Bukit Mertajam, Penang Bahnhof Youth Center.

Though there were some delay in planning, we were glad that they were welcoming us as much as we welcomed them.


We did not plan many activities for the children because all we wanted, was to have interactive moment with them. Of course, the discussion about how to deliver our help towards the less fortunate population with Alex and Thoo (center's owner) was inspiring, too.


For those who are in the helping profession or social welfare, I guess we all understand that running a shelter home or half-way house which serves as part of psychosocial support, is not easy. From getting a license for the center to the negotiation with neighbour for tolerance with children's voice level. However, these did not stop Alex to help these kids.

"If I do not help them, who is going to help them?". This remind me of Jesus' parable about the lost sheep. "What do you think? If a man owns a hundred sheep, a…

Cast my burden on Thy, for You know where I shall go...

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While waiting for my sister, I managed to think about my current job and career development...

I recalled the moment I was struck by hopelessness and depression when my manager delivered the first warning letter to me few weeks back...

How slack I was....
How useless I was...
How stubborn I was...
How egocentric I was...

Then..

I rethink again what did that incident mean for me,
reviewed one of the case that I handled recently,
referred the policy of my job title,
and I saw this,

”A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.” (Proverbs 16:9)


I think that there is a purpose why God put me in this job at this hospital and begin to realize that I can perform better by applying what I have learned in the university.


All the while,


I was thinking that my degree has little and nothing to do with my current job, for I am a social worker but I am graduated in counseling. All I have to do in this job, is only to disburse the charity fund to the patient. With this mindset persists, …