Sunday, March 30, 2008 @ 9:36 PM
My Journey to Miri via Brunei
I am in Miri now, visiting. Sophia and I came via Brunei on Thursday, 27th Mac. That day was Nellie, my sister's birthday. We did not manage to celebrate with her, so, i guess the gift has to come a lil bigger juz to show my apologies. kaka.. maybe not.. still havent get sumthing from her in Miri.. i think in KK by hook or by crook..so, here i want to say to my dear sister.. HAPPY BLESSED BIRTHDAY TO YOU.. May God be your guide and provider all the days of your life. Amen.
Let's talk about the trip now.. haha.. the trip was kinda pleasant. Thank God for good weather, and both of us were not having any problem on sea sick. But i was rather in awe when i found out besides a handful of chinese and some foreigners, most of the passengers were the Philippinos or the Philippinas or the Indonesians. Most of them were on day trip, that was one of the thing they were required to do, every two weeks, to get their passport stamped before they got their working pass from their employees. amazed.
Once we reached Brunei, the custom police looked at Sophia and I and asked Sophia so many questions, whether she and i are twins? sisters? whether she married? her vocation? adui.. so funny... frankly until today.. i still wonder how 'look like' she and i really is, until so many people asking the same question.
Nick and Sharon drove all the way from Miri (about 2 hours drive) to pick us up. is really blessed to have them indeed. we went down straight to the Mall, in Gadong, went around the shopping mall, nothing much to buy when your mind has set on the conversion rate of RM2.31 to BRU$1.00. But with the introduction of Fiona, we decided to go for a Japanese lunch. 'Excapade Sushi'!!! i tell you... the sushi there is absolute FUYOH!! I was pretty impressed and felt really blessed, enjoying the lunch with great fellowship. You may said, wah, conversion rate leh.. i tell you, is nice and worth the money. four of us eating we only paid about BRU$46.00, no service tax summore, the portion was big and DELICIOUS.. tat's the most important one.. wakaka.. so, worth lar.. we really enjoyed the very bit of it.
We spent about 5-6 hours in Brunei, bought some keropok, energy drink with nice bottles, indo mee for the guys in miri and nothing else.. ok ler... all in all.. i only spent about BRU$60 nia.. oh ya.. we bought some pirated DVD lar.. wakaka.. illegal tu..BRU$2.00 each nia..see u excited or not ler.. wakaka
We reached Miri around 7.45pm, met the guys at a place called Siammese. Name is Siammese, but the food, international.. haha. so, apparently they said their western is better than their names. so, i tried the Siammese Special Pasta. Interesting, a bit spicy. but overall it was a good one, and with great company as well. After that, we had a series of food days. interesting ones, normal ones, but all with great companies.
Friday night, Cell Group. Wow, it was a great crowd, all in all was about 24 of us in this tiny little house. i shared God's word with them, we had a great time. They also took the Opportunity to celebrate those birthdays fall between Nov 2007 to Mac 2008. haha. Interesting group. and greater things to be done. Soon, they going to have a worship service of their own, raise their own money and done greater things for God. Soon, the group will multiply, to thirty folds, sixty folds and hundred folds. for in Acts 2:47 said, 'the Lord added to their numbers as they meet daily'. and i strongly believed that is the challenge God has given to this minitry. Saturday, shopping.. and Ah Long Ltd oh..FUYOH!! nice also lar.. so funny, but a bit distracted by the smoothness of the filming, summore, some 'girls' were smoking inside the cinema.. right in front of us..wah.. cannot tahan.. but have to keep quiet. i really hope that the management can do someting about it. is really RUDE of them.
Sunday is today, is church day, Miri Gospel Chapel, Senadin, all i can say is INTERESTING.. really..maybe the church is small, the people are new. but the heart of serving is there. and i really admire of their courage. After that, nasi lemak lunch.. hot & spicy..but great. and then few of us went down to get a few more stuffs, I BOUGHT A CASIO WATCH.. wuwuhhu.. so happy.. Further we went down town to get some vege & chicken. is Home Cook Dinner. FUYOH!! We had a great time..10 in total came for dinner, we had great food and great fellowship and now i am stealing time by updating the blog using Felicia's laptop.. hehe.. so nice of her..
tomorrow Sophia and i are leaving for KK...Breakfast at 6am, proceed with airport by 7am.first thing going to happen in KK is, breakfast at 家乡牛肉面, beef noodle at Hilltop. then going to cut hair..cut cut hair.. yeayea..then proceed to Wisma Anglican.. attending Youth Pastor Meeting tomorrow night.
ok.. i'm leaving..come back after my KK trip.chao... will try to come back with some pictures as well.. have to dig from others..stay tune.
oh Lord.. i need a camera phone.. i need one LOrd.. 阿们！
used to be quiet..but now QUIET NO MORE..
loving people.. specially da Youthzz..
not forgeting Jagung(sweet corn)too..
working for God..
working for the people..specially da Youthzz..
totz of wat I wish for my Blog..
be A place ..
* to give Glory to God;
* to know me MORE
* to learn wat i've gone thru
* for encouragementz & funz
* for precious momentz
* to inspire others
* to express myself, my inner totz
... and you tell me..
"One thing I ask of the LORD, this is what I seek; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to seek HIm in His temple."
~ Psalm 27:4
since june 01, 2008
Samantha Low :)