It’s early in the morning.  I just arrived from the office.  I wanted to open the computer so I could work right away when I was ready.  I turned my laptop on but it hung.  I closed it down then opened it up again but when it opened, my mouse wouldn’t work.  The pointer wouldn’t budge.  I was getting nervous because I have no budget to buy a new laptop or I don’t have the time to wait for it to be fixed.  Then I realized that my mouse was not yet connected to my laptop.  That’s why it didn’t work.  Hehe 🙂

Kung hei fat choi to all the Chinese of the world.  May you have a prosperous year.

This week has been so BUSY for me.  My mind is swamped with all the things I should be doing.  I want to do all things as soon as possible–write letters, prepare a lecture, prepare handouts and all the other things that I should do.  They say that there is a time for everything.  But right now, I just want to do all the things I can.  To give my best.  But how can I give my best if my time is divided in all of these?  I hope I can still do it.  With the help of God, I know I can.

People at work used “po” on me a lot.  Here in the Philippines, using “po” is a sign of respect especially if you are older than the one addressing you with a “po” at the end of the sentence.  One of the supervisors asked me, “Don’t you realize she (the one I was conversing with that time) kept saying “po” to you?  That means you are getting older…”

“I didn’t realize that.  I feel young though, ”  I replied.

“That’s what I’m feeling, too but look at me…”  she replied back.

I am happy right now despite all the challenges in my life but I also feel like my life is about to begin that my dreams will come true somehow.  Dreams of having my own happy family who lives a comfortable life…a family that God is the center.  That God will give me the means to fulfill my mission in life.  Without God in my life, all I see is a blur and the weariness of everyday life but with God in the equation, my life is finally filled with excitement and happiness.  I hope that I will be able to live a life that is pleasing to Him–to have a pure heart that is saved.  It doesn’t matter that I’m nearing the end of my 20s…well I still have 11 months left of being in my 20s…but as long as I have God in my life, I will feel young and happy and excited no matter what is my age.