Sunday, July 31, 2011

Day +1851 : Goodbye Gloria!

I am fine today.

Our church organised a simple farewell service for Gloria after the church service today.

An appreciation token for Gloria - Nothing is impossible with prayer
Praise and worship

Farewell speech by Gloria

Speech by Kayan Lo
Speech by Rev. Lau
Ps. Tan presenting the token to Goria
Gloria sing a farewell song for us
A choir presentation for Gloria - singing a farewell song that Richard composed some 20 years ago :-)

Now let's have lunch

Group photo sessions

An appreciation card for Gloria

Daniel, Joseph and Aaron with Gloria
My wife with Gloria
See you next post :-)

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Day +1850 : Farewell dinner for Gloria Ng

I am fine today.

The church committee members had a farewell dinner with Gloria Ng at Cheong Wah Seafood Restaurant today. She will be going back to Hong Kong tomorrow. His mother church sent a church committee, Kayan Lo, here to help her to do the packing and accompany her to Hong Kong.

Group photo - Gloria is the first from left on the front row, and Kayan Lo is sitting next to him
Gloria with my wife and I
The dishes - forgot to take photo of steam fish :-(

See you next post :-)

Friday, July 29, 2011

Day +1849 : Confirmation interview

I am fine today.

All first semester students of the seminary are considered temporary students. If a student didn't performance well in the semester, he or she will be either kicked out or getting his or her confirmation delayed.

I attended an half an hour confirmation interview last Tuesday. It went smoothly, and I believe I will be confirmed very soon. I am expecting a salary hike now :-)

See you next post :-)

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Day +1848 : Do you see the fire?

I am fine today.

The Bayan Hill in front of my house was on fire this evening. The children were very excited to see the fire. I gave me an emergency call from home. Aaron took over the phone and pleaded me to go home immediately. We were on the phone for almost 20 minutes.

"Do you see the fire?" he asked.

"I don't. I am at the college," I told him.

"Please come back immediately!" he shouted.

"We all are going to die. Later no more Bayan. Please come back!"

"I will go back tomorrow," I said.

"Tomorrow you cannot smell the smoke," he argued.

"Who sent you there? Ask them to send you back!" he pleaded again.

The fire - taken by my sister-in-law
See you next post :-)

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Day +1847 : Morning prayer meeting

I am fine today.

Boarding students have to attend morning prayer meeting each Wednesday at 6:30am. Students take turn to lead the worship and sharing in the meeting.

My roommate, Kah Kiong, led the worship for the first time while I played guitar for him, also for the first time :-)

Kah Kiong in action...

Students - about 20 of them
Senior Mei Hong is sharing

See you next post :-)

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Day +1846 : First time ever eating D28

I am fine today.

A church co-worker, Gloria Ng, had difficulty in renewing her student visa. She went back to Hong Kong a few weeks ago while the seminary worked hard to renew her visa. Sadly, the attempt failed, and she has to leave us for good.

She came back last week to pack her belongings. She also take this opportunity to come to the seminary this morning to sit for the exams of some of the subjects she took last semester. As she is going to sit for her last paper tomorrow morning, she decided to stay overnight in the seminary . I brought her for durian at Kuang night market this evening :-)

Kuang night market - first time ever I am there
Gloria and some other seminary students

Durian - D24 and D28 cost RM8 per kg; very nice

D28 - first time ever I eat this; better than D24 :-)
See you next post :-)