Monday, October 18, 2010


Today, when I checked my facebook I got a pleasant surprise; two of my friends back in Malaysia had gotten engaged.  I quickly "liked" the relationship status change and then logged off because I had to get back to work.  As I was on my home later in the evening, my mind 'ran back' to them I almost immediately I felt a little jealous, because I'm waiting patiently for God to send me my life partner,  so I quickly sent up a 'God why are you taking so long prayer'.  That only lasted a minute though cause I couldn't help but feel really happy for these two people.
I suppose I am feeling a bit sentimental but truth is news like this reminds you that there's much to be thankful for.  Aaron Lam once told me that it was important to always be transparent, "your life should be an open book" he said.  I am continually trying to live by his advice.  I was always afraid of hurting people's feelings and Chrystin told me sometimes Nickki you have to be a bit "rougher",  those might not have been her exact words but I knew what she meant.  You can't help but celebrate the joys of friends like these, they don't just want to eat with you (although we do like that), makes jokes or make you feel better.  They actually help you be better, knowingly and unknowingly.

I'm really happy that they found each other,  I think her gentleness compliments his tough exterior, lol, but that's another story.

I thank God that in spite of all the happens sometimes the struggles and trials, He still takes care of His own, He's our father and he definitely knows how to give His children good gifts.

Congrats Aaron & Chrystin

Monday, September 13, 2010


In approximately 9 hours I will stand in front of a group of young men and women to deliver my first lecture in formal education: Introduction to Programming, look out world here I come.  
Funny enough exactly one year ago I was convinced that this would be the last thing I would be doing.  Things rarely go as planned, my life anyway.

I'm excited and I know that if I say still long enough to examine this feat before me, I will feel the jitters that define nervousness but alas on the surface I don't feel nervous at all.  What I feel instead is fatigue and the first signs of a tension headache.  

Fatigue and headache, headache and fatigue don't matter though,  I'm still anticipating tomorrow's interaction, the bonds that will no doubt be formed between student and teacher, the lessons that will be taught and learnt on both sides.  I can imagine their faces when I smilingly let them know that I brought them each a present to commemorate our meeting; in the form of a quiz :).

Ah yes, I imagine that there will be no place like the classroom, the classroom, that is my life.