I pretty much like this song nowadays because of the meaningful lyrics... and to top the excitement, I found a website where the writer explained the meaning of the song, verse by verse, line by line!
I began to grasp the essence of the song and appreciate the song even more than before when I found out the history behind it was written... Such reassuring message, such great reminder and such wonderful lyrics.. Read here to read the explanation by the composer, Robin Mark.
"Behold He comes riding on the clouds,
Shining like the sun at the trumpet call;
Lift your voice, it's the year of jubilee,
And out of Zion's hill salvation comes."
Ok, that was to kick start the post. Hahaha! Rights, Year Two Sem One.
Once again, it was a sem filled with plenty of ups and downs....
Like any other sems, I shall start with the course descriptions and comments... Please bear with the rantings and the longgggggggggg sentences... =P
1) Integrated Software Development Workshop
We were introduced to the Java programming language in this course. An advanced version of C++ I would say. The syntax and structures are quite similar to C++, but more complex. Honestly, I struggled alot(super alot) in this course trying to cope with the syntax and coding. Definitely a tough one for me. I wonder how I'm gonna survive for the next couple of sems....
2) Database Organization and Design
One of the lecturers was super helpful, guiding us step by step, inch by inch as to how to create a good and proper database. Learnt the SQL(Structured Query Language) commands + a little of Java incorporated programming for the database. Easy at first, difficulty increases exponentially as the sem progressed...
3) Data Communication and Networks
Had a very nice lecturer throughout the sem. Able to relate to a lot of real life examples. Saved the trouble of googling some terms which I always wanted to but never did about networking and stuffs. Not entirely, but just sufficient for understanding the principles behind how communication works. Same like course number (2) above, it gets more and more complex towards the end.
4) Operating Systems
The course every other student labelled as "the killer subject". And indeed, it was! Theories were so abstract and explained in long winded sentences. Can literally sleep on the book while(not after) reading only ONE(1) miserable page! This course looked interesting to me at first, but some lecturers just killed the excitement along the way...
5) An Introduction to Linguistics
Quite similar to the course I took in the previous sem, slightly deeper in syllabus.
Before this, Listening + Speaking, Reading + Writing.
Now, Phonetics(a little in depth, touching on the usage of phonetics in other languages as well), Syntax, Morphology, Semantics, Pragmatics, Sociolinguistics and Psycholinguistics. Discovered many things which I could never thought they existed before!
Lecturer was the same, so the excitement continued! Hehe... =D
Events!! # 1 - Bless Campus!!
Cleaning the bridge! It was a great opportunity to work alongside with other members to bless the community! Two CGs combined for this Bless Campus! =)
The tools that we used
The clogged up drain
And the usuals, after an activity sure got makan 1!
Eastern Wishes Nyonya Food
# 2 - A random trip to Carpenter's Street
They have nice Sarawak kolo mee, Sarawak laksa, lo baks and others!
Their green tea is nice and reasonable too, I think! =P
On the way there....
That's May with her head outside the car window,
looking so excited!! ^_^
We had the chance to witness a really awesome rainbow!!
God's creation in all its splendour! =)
Random pict 1 :
Cendol pulut at Gelugor!!!
Now too sweet, not too salty.
Random pict 2 :
Balik kampung for mid sem break!!!
I like the picture of raindrops...
# 3 - Mid semester break!
Tried this new place, Nubacha
Homemade pork chop bun
Can't really remember how it tasted like but it wasn't that filling
Random pict 3 :
Random pict 4 :
Supper @ Pak Putra with some friends
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# 4 - My first flight!!
Yes! You heard me correctly! I flew for the first time!
Travelled from home to LCCT, and then from LCCT to Penang by flight for event # 5 below!
It was a new experience for me so it was indeed exciting too! =D
But I felt that the journey was a bit too short. In the blink of an eye, I arrived in Penang.
I timed the plane from take off to landing was only about 36 minutes. SO FAST!!!
AirAsia - everyone can fly
Mr jakun-tak-pernah-terbang in the plane
Jeng jeng jeng!! Here comes event
# 5 - Penang Bridge International Marathon 2012
Took part in the 10km run again because I knew my stamina wouldn't last me for 21km. Wasn't prepared for half marathon, perhaps maybe someday....
Had great fun running with my close friends, Maydeline and Lydia.
Met other PKA members after the run. Had dim sum after that! Yummms!
Me biting the finisher's medal
Some other runners
Can't remember whose finger was it...
The female PKA runners
Derek and Lydia
Gosh! I just love siew mais! XD
# 6 - When Kedah-ans meet Perak-ians, and of course, a Malaccan! =P
Hakka mee @ Restoran Kampar Fish Jelly
The deep fried stuffs are delicious! =)
Stuck in the jam, picture time!
Supper time @ Nasi Kandar Kayu
The super long roti tisu and....
The famous phrase used by Cantonese speaking people,
Random pict 6 : Snow car wash
Sent the car for a wash because I couldn't stand to see the interior
so dirty for so long... Ewwwwww!!
HahahahahaaaAHAHAa!! That's me, okay... =P
Random pict 7 :
Hot afternoon! McFlurry with
Maydeline, Eunice and Jojo.
# 7 - Fresh Out! or PKA Seniors-Juniors Outing Being good seniors, we brought our juniors for a trip around the island. Ha-Ha-HA! =D
Waiting at the bus stop
Early morning - So sleepy!!!
The ever famous Penang Teochew cendol!
Visited some wired sculptures and mural paintings
around Georgetown area
A hot afternoon ice-cream break!
Random pict 8 : November 27 babies
Birthday celebration for Nicolas, Lydia, Sze Jie and Sze Min
Random pict 9 : A visit to Straits Quay
# 8 - Teh Tarik Session & A Walk In The Quay
Two elite students
with a guy...
Walking to the quay
Admiring the Christmas tree made up of books!
Bad lighting at night
Three of us below this beautiful Christmas arch!
# 9 - Christmas Celebration in USM - It's a Donut Christmas
Many came, warmed the seats, blessed by the Christmas message and took home something to ponder on.... well, at least that's what I felt! Hahahahaaaa! =P
The board to promote the event
Decos in the hall 1
Decos in the hall 2
The Christmas tree!
Preparing for the decos
Christmas carols practice
Some people behind the scenes of the whole event
and a few hours later.......
The crowd 1
The crowd 2
The crowd 3
# 10 - Committee Planning Retreat (CPR) Sem II
Yet again, another stressful retreat.
Well, except that, it wasn't as stressful as before...
So praise the Lord! Ahhaa! =)
Had a really good time travelling up and down Penang Hill,
Rounding around Penang island for meals,
Playing Taboo - Pictionary style for nearly 5 HOURS straight!,
and last but not least, a tour around Ipoh town!
Food on the table~
Woke up extra early the next morning just to watch the sunrise...
but alas, the clouds blocked the beautiful scenery of the sunrise...
OK, I know something... They all look the same right??
HAHAHAHA!!! I need a DSLR... haha! =D
On the way back...
Fascinated by a moth!
Dinner @ Behind 50
Seafood Marinara spaghetti
Breakfast @ KDU Dim Sum
Don't ask me why it's named like that,
ask the seniors! lol~
Om nom nommmm....
In Ipoh . . . .
Sri Maju's office
The waiting chairs!
Bus seats man! Cool!
The famous Ipoh nga choi gai~~
and this time I ate them with kuey teow soup...
last time was with white rice..
(still prefer rice though) =P
I am a Nikon
Caramel something(forgot what edi) with white coffee
Ipoh main tour guide
Asst. tour guide
Makan @ Big Tree Leg(direct translated from Mandarin)
Pulang, jangan tak pulang~~
And on the journey home, I got bored....
Luckily, I had my frog as my companion!
Played "Tap The Frog" for 2 hours straight without realising
that time had passed swiftly...
*Breathes a sigh of relief!*
That's about all for this post.
I was really reminded of the marvellous times that I underwent as I typed this post!
Superbly splendid I would say!
God has been really good and awesome to me, over and over and over again!!! =D
And once again, more pictures and stories can be found on my Facebook page, this is just a side page to summarise things up! =P
Also, often times, I was reminded again and again of these few verses :
" 1Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted.2 Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. "
(Galatians 6 : 1 - 2)
" 19 My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry,20 because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.21 Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you. "
(James 1 : 19 - 21)
" 4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.