September 26, 2015 § Leave a comment
Glasgow, Scotland, taken on September 25, 2015
The church activity tonight, called “Mirror of the Heart”, had each of us choose two photo cards from a big deck, one to describe oneself before coming to Glasgow and the other to describe oneself after coming. Here were my choices. I wrote a summary in Chinese, but essentially, the “before” photo shows me as a bird trapped in the comforts of home and longing again to be free after indulging in 3 years of an European adventure. The tug-of-war between staying and flying away again escalated until I decided to leave – which brings me to the “after”. Within this year in Glasgow, I understood the significance of true, genuine relationships and how important it is to build them and maintain them. It takes a lot of time and energy, but most of all, it takes that one word: heart. I believe God put people around me so that meaningful relationships can be built, and I am willing to invest more effort into building these relationships so that I can be a source of help and comfort to those I love and care about ❤
May 24, 2015 § Leave a comment
Waterloo, Canada, taken on September 22, 2009
While playing poker with the housemates in 4A, the cards on the table were the ace, king, queen, and ten of spades, and the nine of hearts. We realized that if someone had the jack of spades, then it would have been a royal flush. Then Florence said, “Uh, I do have the jack of spades.” Everyone was silent as we took in the fact that Florence achieved the highest possible hand in poker…woah? By the way I swear this was true and the cards were not rearranged in any way. It was just that epic.