Thursday, 30 April 2009
Monday, 27 April 2009
Wikipedia gives a pretty decent account of what it means.
Today's QT reading is rather apt:
Matthew 6:25-34 (New International Version)
Do Not Worry25"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? 26Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?
28"And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' 32For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
- Ok, first and foremost - BKK (once the mess settles) for yummy thai food, crazy cheap stuff from Chatuchak, some tailoring
- Boracay - need to do my diving refresher, hens getaway?
- NZ - going in a couple of weeks with the folks... just some R&R and Q-time with them
- I'd love to go to China, either Beijing or Shanghai.... language problem la!
Any place that's cheap (recession la), with loads of shopping and lovely beach/ forest, and yummy food.... let me know!!
Thursday, 23 April 2009
Wednesday, 22 April 2009
Wednesday, 15 April 2009
Tuesday, 14 April 2009
Wednesday, 8 April 2009
Tuesday, 7 April 2009
Dealing with demanding women
Such a struggle sometimes for men
Ironically, we who seem to be stronger
Are more easily manipulated longer
Somehow by the weaker of the sexes
It's like they charm and put on hexes
Subtly seduce and devilishly vex us
Play the pity party and gently move us
To cleverly do whatever they want us to
Yet such a game I cannot truly continue
Neither allow myself to succumb to such
For God above has a purpose for me much
Liberated and let go of these types of women
I therefore must allow the winner in me to grin
Get by, move beyond, and be gone with these
Who seek to bring me down or perform tirades
Because my emotional peace within is priceless
No time for women to irritate and argue with
Such trivial quarrels and anger is meaningless
I cannot entertain, nor foolishly deal with this
Because there is a purpose and power for me
As I attend to my Creator's calling wholeheartedly
Therefore I can no longer allow myself to be
Dwarfed, diminished, demoralized, and deadened
By smooth speaking women who seek to control
Dominate, aggravate, irritate, and frustrate me
Such annoyances I cannot allow to be around me
Nor shall I allow the slightest tendency to persist
With my whole heart and devotion I do resist
Emotional outbursts and foul tongued comments
I most go forward with boldness, no hesitance
Because I have learned the power of self-reliance
Thus arrogance and demanding women's defiance
I cannot entertain with any degree of tolerance.
Monday, 6 April 2009
1 = Not adjusted, not settled in.
5 = Very comfortable and fully settled.
Since I'm at it, here're some observations from the month I've been in town:
1) Girls here have nice bags. BUT, they're all the same!! I.e. everyone (almost) has the same bag! SAD.
2) Girls here have nice shoes. :)
3) I have been walking home most evenings now that I've discovered how closeby I live!