℘ Life Update Time ℘
On Tuesday, a friend of mine brought me to Novena Church.
Honestly, it felt amazing to be in touch with God once again.
I have been to church a couple of times a few years back. A church that’s relatively near my home. It is named Grace Assembly of God, and it’s a church for Christians.
Back then, my friend invited me to join him in church with a couple of others from school because I expressed interest in Christianity.
I didn’t continue going because I felt guilty lying to my parents about going to church (my dad is a religious Buddhist and didn’t like the idea of me going to church at the time). And I remember thinking to myself, “Would God want me to lie to my parents? Even if it was to meet him?” And I told myself, “No, he wouldn’t. Perhaps it’s not time yet.”
Eventually, my dad and I talked about it and he said that when I’m 21, he’ll let me make my own decisions.
So from then till now, I have been observing and listening in on conversations about Christians or between Christians. And over the years, I became increasingly sceptical about becoming a Christian in the future. Not because I didn’t believe in God anymore, but because of the things they (people who proudly claim to be God’s children) say or do.
From a young age, I have believed God to be the true ruler (as crazy as that may sound) even though I was born into a Buddhist family.
I strongly believe that God loves every single person on this Earth (no matter what they do). But many ‘keyboard warriors’ have been writing hurtful comments in the name of God. And that made me think twice about my choices.
But thankfully, there are people who live humbly like the Lord. And I am grateful for the people in my life who patiently answer all my queries. (Sorry!) And now, I feel a little more ready to commit myself to a relationship with God after going for mass in Novena Church.
Okay, long backstory over.
Another new experience I had was eating pho!
The thought of eating Vietnamese food never really crossed my mind because the smell of the herbs they use is a little overpowering. But I guess I got to try it this time and I love it! It is really good and I can finally understand why people love it so much HAHA.
A birthday celebration also happened this week!
One of my girlfriends and I have been planning this surprise for about 2 weeks maybe? And in the previous week, we headed out to get all the presents and camped in my crib till late night just to pack everything and come up with clues etc. It was so much fun.
I absolutely love planning surprises as much as I love being pleasantly surprised by the people I love.
If I become rich in the future, I’ll probably be one of those people who would go all out to surprise my dearest family and friends HAHAHAHA.
So on this day, I met up with my girlfriend about half an hour earlier to take some photos to lead the birthday girl to where I was. She didn’t know that I was going to be there. She thought that it was just going to be the two of them.
But yes, she found me eventually! (YAY)
And we went to dine at Hot Tomato Grill. This was where we gave her clues to guess what her presents were. We had 5 packages for her to guess HAHAHAHAHA. It was so much fun and all of us had a great laugh out of it. Even one of the waiters stopped by to look at the clues (which was a little creepy at first).
After which, we decided to catch The Foreigner. (It wasn’t bad. But I wouldn’t catch it again… Oops.)
Anyway, the point of any celebration is to make sure that the main person enjoys it! And I’m glad she did! 😀
This week’s update is a little lengthy, let me know what you think about it! Yay or nay?
Song obsessions ❤ of the week include:
- Marilyn Monroe by Sevdaliza.
- Human by Sevdaliza.
- Sick of Losing Soulmates by Dodie Clark.