Counting Blessings

  1. Been staying in the office way past office hours (till 7ish kinda thing), which is against the principle I set out for myself when I first started working. But did this because it’s easier to crutch home when the trains are not so crowded. As a result, I had the opportunity to spend extended time with O as we both stayed back in the office after work hours the past few days. Thankful for the time together, though I still can’t quite put a finger to what makes her special in this organisation. But just, feeling glad :)
  2. Had an engaging conversation with an Uber driver this morning. So engaging that I got off the car happily and forgot to pay. I got in touch with Uber to rectify that mistake, so yes.
  3. When I left office today, the rain was just getting heavier. As I tried my best to hobble down the steps (with a guitar on my back, and thinking to myself I’d better not fall) so that I could get to the shelter as quickly as possible (I minded my guitar getting wet more than me getting wet actually), I suddenly sensed a presence behind me and the rain drops were gone. Well, it wasn’t a divine cloud that sheltered me and me alone, but still quite divine. A gentleman came up from behind and held an umbrella over my head. As I turned around, he told me to take my time lest I fall again. Thank God for the kindness showered upon me these days.
  4. For all the outstretched hands, the seats offered, the eyes that watched to make sure I will be supported should I need help, thank You for people who cared.
  5. Was at an impromptu worship practice for Sunday just now. Impromptu in the sense that I took over another brother just last evening. Yep, had issues with my sense of rhythm, again. But thankful for Wilson who was there as the cajon player. He broke down what others termed as “by feel” into numbers that I could visualise. He counted very patiently alongside me as I tried to catch the rhythm. Immensely thankful that he was there. I think whenever I play in a band, my favourite musician is the drummer. Simply because I rely so much on them; their presence really really boosts my confidence in playing so much more. It helped that Wilson’s a drum teacher too haha nurturing much.
  6. Got a GrabHitch just now, praise God! Second GrabHitch ride I’ve actually managed to get.
  7. More than getting a GrabHitch, it was the driver that made the trip and the night so much better. We had a chat and found out that 1, he’s been hitching people from our church 2, he’s a Christian too 3, he attends the church right in front of my house 4, he’s somewhat my neighbour actually. At the end of the trip, he carried my guitar up to my doorsteps for me. And for what was originally a $12 trip, he only accepted the $10 note from me. All these people whom God has provided along the way these days really make me feel like this world is a better place than I had thought. Heart melts really.
  8. Dennis’ encouragement that made this night a little better. I was feeling quite :( actually. I felt that everyone was just waiting for me to get it during practice just now. Then came Dennis’ text to say that he has heard the songs and know that it’s difficult to catch those songs given the limited time I had. Thankful.

 

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Counting Blessings

Watch your tone please

I’m annoyed. By all those accusations. With all the overbearing questions when they need not be so. Basically almost every question can be (correction: supposed to be) said as a statement, but ended up worded to sound like “You got a problem is it?”

I know I know it’s just her tone of voice, just the way she phrases her sentences.

Need.to.get.over.it.

Also, if you’re told to work together, you are not a taskmaster. Just saying.

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Update:
Speak nicer la, condescending leh you.

Thanks Gloria, thanks for feeling it as well.

Watch your tone please

Living for God

Ever since Jerald spoke to me about finding the vision of my life, this idea has been lingering in my mind. I want to, but how? I imagine it to be something that I would definitely need to take time to be alone to do, but just by sitting there alone may or may not enlighten me in that sense. So what does it take to help me find a statement that would echo throughout my being?

What is the purpose of your life? To live for God! That’s what I’ve always said, and that’s also what I’ve taken for granted. When Jerald spoke to me about that, I began to ask questions about what living for God would mean. I don’t mean looking for the answer for all mankind, but the answer that would come from WX.

I began to see us as puzzle pieces. Each of us are designed with a unique calling. When we live our lives the way God had intended it to be, when we fit into the place where we are called to be, we help form a fuller picture. A fuller picture of… Heaven perhaps? Of what this world was intended to be like if all of us play our parts in the Kingdom of God. That is why, I believe, we have different interests, different passions, different talents, different gifts.

What would move me? What would propel me to go beyond my comfort zone? Michelle has said a few times that I am someone who runs towards my passion, who has a drive when it comes to something that I believe in. What would that be?

Living for God

95.8

Stepped into the radio station this evening. It was fascinating watching how the DJ multi-tasked. Had lots of questions in my head as I sat there and observed what she was doing. 

3rd interview marked my 1 year work anniversary. 4th one today marked the 1st year, 3rd month and 20th day of working. The BD Manager remarked that she has no idea how this keeps on happening. Me neither. But yeah getting exposed to new things is fun!

And having heard from different people that I have a DJ voice, it’s quite a pity I couldn’t hear what I sounded like on radio :( haha curious. Colleague and BD Manager’s friend said I would make a good DJ after that too, so… possible fun career? :p  But I have no idea how the DJ talks to herself for 1 hour on a regular basis, so um.

95.8

打抱不平

The colleague who has been nasty to me for almost a year suddenly became easy-to-talk-to and protective of me. We just had a 15 mins chat over the phone and she was angry at how someone wanted me to go on field for work.

I have, completely, no idea what happened a few months ago when the change came. Why ah? Hmmmm.

打抱不平

Radio

Woke up to this in the morning:

Guess I’m on an exploration of different media. Started off with documentary, variety show, news, and now the radio. A little nervous about my degrading Mandarin each time, but somewhat excited too.

The highlight for each programme was different. For documentary, this whole filming thing was something new and the discovery of how “set up” everything was was interesting too. For the variety show, meeting Pornsak and learning about how the media works during the off-screen time. Then the news, the experience of being in Mediacorp was simply fascinating! And in that recount, I mentioned about how I walked past the radio rooms, and I’m now looking forward to making another visit to Mediacorp and this time round being in one of them! 

Also excited about the opportunity this time because after having heard from many friends I can go be a DJ with my voice, it’s time to give that a try and see how it sounds like over the radio hahaha But then again, I might sound different in Chinese anyway. Who knows but well, the fact that it’s a new experience is fun!

Radio