Friday, June 8, 2012

KML3 - Thoughts / Lecture starts! :)

Since the text's a little too long, you can skip it, I wouldn't mind. But if you wanna read it, I wouldn't stop you either. :)

Nyamaipuorita d? Ku manah :) How are you? I'm fine! (Hahahah heyy that's how it is right, learning a new language while adapting in a new place, though I've not been that hardworking in learning my own language - Bidayuh :P)

"We are here on earth to live - to experience whatever comes, to act on that experience as well as we can, and hence to grow." - Ardis Whitman

My life here's great. Despite leaving home and everything, I'm glad I made my choice and choose to come here. I'm glad I have God to guide me with the path that I should follow :) Although phenomenal rumours is beginning to spread around, there's nothing more to do besides putting my faith on God. Although there's possibilities that I might stay here alone in my room for two weeks while my friends all go back to their families, there's no reason I should feel sympathy for myself because it would make everything worst.

As what Rev. Siaw mentioned this Sunday, it's true to always connect our everyday life with God's words. I hope I did, and I hope I'll do better. We're here to live for God, not for anyone, neither for ourselves. Through tears and joy, I'm in the palm of His hands, so there shouldn't be fear. I just need a little boost of faith and strength, because no doubt every living human on earth has their own weakness to overcome - feelings. Pray hard that my faith's base is build on reality (the Bible), not feelings.

I've said "It's not home without family", but that doesn't means that everything will go bad and I couldn't feel home even when I'm not home. My friends here's awesome, it's only three weeks and I'm grateful that the feeling of "belonging" exists. Although we all came from different places, we're from different ethnics, races, religion, and even speak different languages, I'm glad that people still accept me from who I am. This made me feel light and easy, eventually, the "homy" feel started to grow too.

I tried memorizing all my tutorial friend's name, and I did it. (Err maybe I'll not remember some by tomorrow la) Some laughed at my reaction when I forgot and ask for their names again. Now, they even called me Halimah instead of Thessa. Okayla Halimah also sounds cute right. Lol they're all so warm and joyful. Haha, Ona is a great leader too. She kind of did take care of me, very touched!

Through lecture I have a group of friends to follow during break who speaks Iban, with two of them who knows Mandarin, and one that's very hardworking in learn Chinese. Well of course I put efforts in learning speaking Iban too la, haha and I'm very proud of my progress. They're very initiative to teach me too. One of them - Harry who looks almost similar with my brother - he'll always remind me to rely and stay close with God. So as Andrew and Grace :) Did I mentioned that my other Iban friends from the Iban Methodist all call me meimei instead of Thessa? Haha their bunyi is so cute la. 

My roommates were helpful too. Lala will sweep the floor once a week (means that I needn't to sweep the floor! Hahaha), Priss who speaks Mandarin with me, taught me how to speak Iban and do maths equation, who's also a great example to follow for her strong faith and good spiritual life, and Siti who's so gentle and always open to help with anything that I need help to. Still the same la of course, all of them will wake me up if I overslept :P

Regarding the streams I take here, which is account, everything is in Bahasa Melayu, unlike Science stream's students, who learn everything in English. It's true that I need to read everything more than once, translate them to the language I understand, in order that I could consume and digest what I learnt in lectures. The process takes quite some time and there's need to put effort into, but then I'm happy that I've no rejection on what I took and learn. Most lecturers who teaches me is humorous, I love how the lecture goes and every one hour lecture just pass by so fast I am only to realize class finishes when it's about time to change to another subject of lecture.

I still remember the days where I'm so rebel I hurt my mum and dad's feeling so much,18 years just flew so fast it's a little hard to convince myself that I'm now in college, and slowly approaching society. I'm out of my home, my comfort zone and getting intact with really new experiences. But overall, I know and believe that everything will turn out to be okay, because I have my family, and I have God.

Then and now pictures ;)

In church during camp. Planking with the girls. Hahahaha they're so funneh

After Sunday Service at 爱人, ate Nasi Pattaya Ayam. RM5 with large portion! Sedap jugaa bah

After two weeks in Labuan, finally there's stock of lemon coming in. So instead of kitchai, I ordered Ice-lemon tea! :3 But it's RM2, quite expensive though.

Monday - Before mathematic account lecture starts ;)

Everybodeh's early

Cheese cake that cost RM2 sold in Cafe A. I like it a lot :3

Here's how my dorm looks like :)

Living technique - Use protection for clothes so it wouldn't get wet from the dripping clothes upstairs. 

4th time blackout at my floor and only the right wing. Study in the dark! 

Today - Closing ceremony of Teachers Day. Btw this picture is one of the performance: English teachers acting in a drama! Quite hilarious and creative! The differences between how high school and college organize an event became obvious for me after this closing ceremony of Teachers Day. Everything's so impromptu and spontaneous yet fresh and also not so serious. Although I mentioned not so serious, mostly everyone will follow the rules and regulation even if it wasn't strongly emphasize. The ambience is so open too and filled with laughter for 3 hours that even I didn't realize that the time just pass by so swiftly.

The four Readers Digest I bought from Miss Zack. The price is half of the usual one! I got four for 30 only, but for the few months ago issues lah. Still it's not so old so it was okay :)

See! 7 Habits by Stephen Covey which I touched on a little during my 3 months in Life.E. It's the first book I borrowed from KML's library! Was shocked that this book is on shelf and hope I'll read it asap. :)

ohhhhh can't wait for tomorrow's fellowship :3 heee bye for now! Take care God bless ;)


  1. You look like you're having a good time and learning lots of new things. Stay strong in Christ, and have fun!

    Much love, Hannah :)

  2. Hey Hannah!!! Ohhgosh it's been so long since I visit your blog. Sorry it just slipped my mind. Thanks and I hope you'll continue to share God's love too! What you did is really inspiring :)