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My posts are getting shorter and shorter

 

 

All the better for it, cos it’s time my actions speak louder

 

 

 

More of you, less of me………

 

 

 

 

And Fernando, you’ve made the worst move ever in anybody’s career.

Let the healing begin in earnest

And I need lots of it.

 

 

 

Honestly being a red, hanging around with great gal pals like Janice, Jo & April have taught me quite a fair bit on relationships and girls.

 

 

Even the odd shows like ‘How I Met Your Mother’ with characters like Ted Mosby’s quest to find her. (Though the main highlight’s still Barney Stinson-the epitome of cool!!)

 

 

yep, I have the ‘urge for a merge’ quoting our beloved pastor!!!

 

 

Even the numerous visions on the dates, that spot in Expo, seeing her face and feeling those emotions…..It does feel like its’ all being planned out already!!!!

 

 

 

So, all it takes now is guts, creativity and boldness..

 

LOTS of it

Leadership and inspiration at its’ best

Belief has returned

Confidence is back

I’m ready to roar!!!!!

2011 here I come, no more holding back. Hector lad, if you want it: you can have it, but you must take it, and above all: earn it!!!

All the way, 100km, studies, new career, family, ministry, God, even the elusive girl

Met up with April after a long time……

Like: two years??

Enjoyed the sharing sessions, the parts about how things were back in ’06 and how things are now.

Back then all we’re talking about is kiddish stuff and now look:

Engagement, career, relationships, planning for children etc.

We’ve all grown up!!!!

Yes it’s true, for guys. Sometimes all it takes is one girl to change us, make us better, through their patience learn to be more giving, protective of our own families. To ensure a balance between family and career.

And it’s a fine line to tread between!!!

Also had a revelation amongst all that during dinner: Both April and I went through tough childhoods with various stuff (broken families, dysfunctional parents etc). But we can choose to either cling onto the past or move ahead and make our future.

And we chose the latter!!! =) And was really glad to see April grow after these 2 years: Well done April!!! (awaits wedding announcement 😉 )

Despite all that people, or myself have suffered. We’ve grown stronger and better out of it. And I can anticipate the people I’ll be talking to and counselling in the future.

So here’s the revelation:

Use your sufferings to add positivity, sunshine to their lives =)

Romans 8:38 in action

P.s – God, my prayer is that I’ll find her this year. I don’t want to walk alone for much longer

Everybody has a race to run: Found an interesting book about stories about marathons. And finding one at vivo the other day about extreme running. Different race and ultramarathons at different and unique locales worldwide.

Like the Everest Marathon?

Or the Gobi March? (250km over 5-6 days in the desert carrying your own food/water)

The Marathon Des Sables –  an 220-245km ultramarathon through the Sahara desert (carrying your own supplies of water and food)

The Spartathon in Greece (246km from Athens to Sparta with cutoff times at 6 different checkpoints) (30-35% finish)

The Jungle ultramarathon (200km spread over 5 days, bashing through the jungle, cooking your own food, sleeping in the jungle, going past animals, river crossings etc) in the Amazon. (60-65% finish)

The Ultra-Trail Du Tour Du Mont Blanc: 163 km on mountainous terrain, from France, to Italy, passing by Switzerland and finishing back in France.

The Inca Trail Marathon, going by Maachu Picchu, evading Jaguars and running at 2-4000m above sea level.

The Antarctic Marathon.

North Pole Marathon. (A lap around the North Pole, wearing sleds underneath shoes)

And finally the Antarctic Ice Marathon/Ultramarathon. (Running through the South pole, Literally on Ice)

Why the random post?

Cause to do all that requires solitude, calm, focus and concentration. Calming your emotions, chucking aside all your fears and thoughts and put your energies to finish the task.

“The prelude to a marathon is one of life’s strangest yet most vivid times. It is a time of intensity yet relaxation, apprehension yet resolve; a time of deeply introspective solitude in the midst of the biggest jostling throng most of us will ever join. So many people, intent on a separate inward commitment, but united in one common physical endeavor. Our motive is private, the context public. We are strangers who are instant comrades, competitors bonded by the shared knowledge that we are all about to undertake one of the hardest tasks in our lives. Ahead lie strenuous effort, weariness, and pain, but we will endure it all volutarily, for the sheer enjoyment of trying.

The communal atmosphere before the start is tense, like an army awaiting the order to enter battle. Because the marathon is a contest-and each runner will be tested. Yet the mood is also ebullient and exhilarating, like a troupe of actors before a performance, because the marathon is also a drama-and each runner’s story will be part of the action.

It seems a very strange business, but somehow it works. Once experienced, it is never forgotten.

And the final moment before the race everywhere is the same, and it is magical. The music, the anthems, the speeches, the cheers, and the chatter all cease, and at last the runners are silent.

For runners, compulsively in motion, it is a unique moment of stillness. For 5 or 10 seconds everyone in that vast crowd looks silently inward and forward. All feel the premonitory glow, the flicker of readiness, like dry wood about to flare into flame.

Then the gun is fired. And the marathon begins”

– Kathrine Switzer and Roger Robinson 26.2 Marathon Stories

Stay tuned for the finish!!!  To be continued…….

Still needed my focus back. And by chance I listened to Huihui’s prophecy again.

 

Wow

 

And it sparked off a really awesome sharing session with Jesh about dreams, destinies and hard work.

 

Nah, not gonna say it here. It’s his copyrighted future sermon 😉

 

All I’d say there’s a new sense of focus on what I’ve to do the next 4 months.

 

And no other way to get into shape with a 15 km run!!!!

 

Feels good………=)

Okay, enough is enough.

 

After 13 years of following you, loving you and fighting for you. The unbelievable has happened.

 

Everyone is united in disarray: Thanks to you Uncle ‘Woy’

 

I’ve endured so many years of watching this team slogging their way in matches.

Evans & Houllier’s attacking naiveté.

Houllier’s defensive caution (and boredom).

Rafa’s tactical ingenuity (and eventual decay/inflexibility).

But none has compared to yours!!!

………………………oops I’m sorry, was there anything to note????

 

 

PRECISELY WHY.

 

Thanks to you Roy, you’ve managed to break the sacred bond between the kop and the managers.

 

Thanks to you Roy, we had our worst start to the season in over 57 years (pre-shankly days, WOW).

 

And thanks to you Roy, you’ve brought us to our knees.

 

And for the first time in 13 years, the unthinkable has happened.

 

For me (and I suspect for many others worldwide). I’m gonna boycott the very team I love.

 

I’m gonna stop watching ALL, yes you read me: ALL Liverpool FC games.

 

Until you leave Roy.

 

Being a red is the hardest thing a sports fan can endure. And you’ve made it worse. There was something you could do, but you didn’t.

 

And you’ve shifted the blame EVERYWHERE ELSE. You’re everything an LFC manager shouldn’t be.

 

To everyone else reading this, don’t get me wrong. I still love this club, but I’ve had enough.

 

My patience has snapped. Until Uncle ‘WOY’ leaves, I can’t bear to watch this team go into continual decline.

 

But then to everyone else still following, I salute you: Everyone remembers YNWA. We’re all with you

 

Only Uncle ‘Woy’ will walk alone.

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Anyway, exam dates are out.

 

Gonna turn on the mugging, and switching everything else unnecessary OUT of the system (except church, running, that’s about it).

 

And that includes LFC. Until Roy leaves.

 

P.S, I still love you. LFC, but I need a break. I’d love to be back at Harry’s cheering you on and singing the songs.

 

And I’ll visit anfield, soon.

Yep, first post of the new year!!!

 

Many have spent the countdown in parties, street celebrations, time with family and other whatnots.

 

And I spent it in reflection and prayer. In many ways, 2010 has been a year of real growth.

 

Though it got really tough halfway, like leaving my comfortable job for SOT.

 

Being so challenged to grow and expand.

 

Enduring numerous trials and tribulations.

 

But hey!!! Now it’s starting to bear fruit!! It’s only during SOT that I found out what I could really do

And to know who I am in God. Discover my gifts and callings.

And to know my true capacity, and true self. Best of all, to learn how to overcome my fears and weaknesses.

 

2011 will be an even greater year. What I’ve failed to finish in 2010, I will throw my self to finish it this year:

 

Being an undergrad is really tough, not made easier by taking on a major which will kill lesser souls.

But I’m gonna do it anyway.

 

Running marathons is ok for me already, an ultra distance of 100km would scare the living daylights of most folks.

But I’m gonna do it anyway.

 

Learning to deny myself and care for others is difficult for someone as self-absorbed as I am.

But I’m gonna do it anyway.

 

Overcoming my sins and weaknesses ain’t easy

But I’m gonna do it anyway.

And what’s beautiful most of all? Is the gift that comes from above, the gift that never fails.

 

Isaiah 54:10-17 (New King James Version)

10 For the mountains shall depart
And the hills be removed,
But My kindness shall not depart from you,
Nor shall My covenant of peace be removed,”
Says the LORD, who has mercy on you.
11 “ O you afflicted one,
Tossed with tempest, and not comforted,
Behold, I will lay your stones with colorful gems,
And lay your foundations with sapphires.
12 I will make your pinnacles of rubies,
Your gates of crystal,
And all your walls of precious stones.
13 All your children shall be taught by the LORD,
And great shall be the peace of your children.
14 In righteousness you shall be established;
You shall be far from oppression, for you shall not fear;
And from terror, for it shall not come near you.
15 Indeed they shall surely assemble, but not because of Me.
Whoever assembles against you shall fall for your sake.
16 “ Behold, I have created the blacksmith
Who blows the coals in the fire,
Who brings forth an instrument for his work;
And I have created the spoiler to destroy.
17 No weapon formed against you shall prosper,
And every tongue which rises against you in judgment
You shall condemn.
This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD,
And their righteousness is from Me,”
Says the LORD.

Even throughout the many times I’ve been unfaithful, he’s always faithful.

why?

9 “ For this is like the waters of Noah to Me;
For as I have sworn
That the waters of Noah would no longer cover the earth,
So have I sworn
That I would not be angry with you, nor rebuke you

 

Whatever happens, he’ll always be my God. And I’ll always be his son.

He sets the example for me, to strive for the standard.

 

I’ll continue running for you lord