Despite totally NOT being prepared for my exams this week (this is the first time I've not been successful at staying up into the night to finish studying! guess it really indicates how NOT turned on my engine is for studying this semester...), I'm still gonna pluck up courage to face down the rest of my papers.
Pretty disappointed at myself for not being able to translate my understanding to some real results. But I was very encouraged by Mark Conner's past message in FOP:
"Sow a thought, reap an act. Sow an act, reap a habit. Sow a habit, reap a character. Sow a character, reap a destiny."
And I decided that I've to get back up from being discouraged about my papers, and start putting all my beliefs into action. I may not be that A student yet, but I will get there.
even though we know the Asia conference isn't FOR the benefit of our church, still can't help but be impacted. no matter where we are, no matter how big or successful, there is always always room to improve and grow. it's definitely weird to see Pst Phil, Rev Ulf, Carola, Sidney Mohede, Don Moen, all in the same place at the same time!
it's curious though, to know that this time it wasn't really about seeing the big names and going to write down yet another booklet worth of sermons and information. instead, the conference for me is becoming more and more about the immediate people around. how my leaders in attributes come the earliest and leave the latest and still find it worthwhile to serve, though a lot of us know customer service isn't the easiest job in the world!
and of course, who can forget the experience of being part of the queue! if you've never queued up to get into hall 8 before, you haven't really been part of the conference. seriously. that…
Well today certainly clocked the miles. Me legs are achingggg... Worked this morning from 7-3 plus, headed home and out again to school just to drop off an assignment (even if that doesn't really justify 3hrs of commuting, it made me feel better as a student so... yah... by then my legs were numb)... met Jangalar at Bugis for dinner (after around an hour of walking around trying out various venues that were packed like nobody's business.
=) Kenneth at Raffles Starbucks certainly made my day. ^^ haha.. free drink on the house for Sheila Pretty Lady. =P Kk.. time to get focused on my studies for the next few hours... =) I resolved that I'd rather be tired and happy than tired and unproductive.