Friday, August 22, 2008

Help from God

This month is very exciting for me. Exciting because of so many uncertainty big or small.
Small things resulted from a decision I made at the end of last month. Big things are the things that I prayed for long time and still not see anything now, in fact things going worse. The exciting part is that I already promised to God that I want to experience miracle or supra natural things in my life, big or small.

Talking about 'small things'. I have set aside a portion budget for this month's visa extension. I don't know why this month so many expenses : unplanned but all come together so I lack of money for small things. A condition I believe many of my friends in Bangkok never experience it...

This week it's really a test for me. I have a portion of money but I do not want to use it other than for visa extension, but I really don't have other source now. The other source usually I have, for this month has been idle because of the busy-ness of my student. I'm sure God knows what He's doing now, but I really don't know.

Just at time, a friend asked me to teach her some Accountings. Initially the course would begin next week but because of the creativity of our God, something changes so that she demanded earlier, which is this week, and furthermore intensive, which is almost everyday. And the payment is cash .. so my problem is really solved, thanks to our God.

Another thing is, when I prepared the teaching material I also encouraged to learn more, and put more interest on accounting subjects, to the topics I never known before ... Recently I have been a little bit upset and disappointed of the situation which seems in every way blocking all my ways and made me unwilling to dig in knowledge. And this problem is solved too ... a motivation to learn and keep my brain working healthily instead of idle only thinking how bad the situation is.

Thank you Jesus for this wonderful help. When You works, not only to solve 1 problem, but other problems also.

Psalm 40:17 But I am poor and needy; yet the Lord thinketh upon me: thou art my help and my deliverer; make no tarrying, O my God.
Psalm 121:1 I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.
Psalm 121:2 My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Over React

Two weeks ago.
Too shameful .. memalukan banget..

I live in a room with a shared balcony area which is also used for (cloth) drying area.
It happened two or three times that some body(s) has accidentally took and not return (stolen??) a piece or two of my cloth. There was a new shirt given by a friend as a birthday present ... sigh sigh ...

So two weeks ago, I went home from office only to find that the whole laundry of mine which I put on my private area near my room: all disappeared! I was tired of something I couln't remember it now, so I search to the common area in case somebody has moved them, but no. So I went down to the maid's room but she wasn't there. Then I saw there were 2 boys, so I asked them if they knew about my cloths and that all of them were disappeared. Fortunately or unfortunately one of them can understand one or two words of English so with the help of non verbal language which I insisted to show them the place I hung my clothes and other things until they understand what I mean. It is very nice of them, they tried to call the maid to ask about it. I already so angry that I cried over and that they seems difficult to understand made more sad.

Then I saw my neighbor and I told him that I lost my cloths if he knew about it .. he said something about his room. I got the feeling they are in his room, and yes finally his wife told me that her husband has moved them because it was raining and I was working.

Wow ... thank God that I could get them back all ..

Friday, August 15, 2008

A New Challenge or Opportunity ?

This month many surprises has come to me.

Begin with a bad news, but turn out to be a good thing : I have think about it and realize that I am not ready yet for that big step in my life ...

A tiny new thing I try but I don't if it will be my way in the future.

Another news is I might get an opportunity to work at another country, at Vietnam. So I've searched any information about Vietnam: housing, food, living cost, transportation, safety etc. I have some rough picture ... it's quite not like here in Bangkok, a little bit more like Jakarta but just in smaller scale of the city size ... Now I'm waiting information from them. Wish me luck ...

Will come back with more info ..

Beautiful Indonesian Passport

I just renew my passport in June 2008.
As the consequence I need to report to the bank, immigration bureau and other institution I haven't thought at ...
When I brought my passport with me at office to do all the process a friend a Burmese saw the passport and his comment: this Indonesian passport is very nice, very good quality (yes, the identity page is water proof with the paper covered with a sealed dove plastic) ... And when he opened all the pages he said the design, the color and the paper are very nice compared to their passport ... WOW!!

I just complained about the first page of my passport which is handwritten not machine typing, which may cause problems in certain countries' immigration check points as what I read/heard from friends ... but now this comments really really make me glad and proud of my Indonesia

Regardless of many bad people who corrupts in the government body
Regardless of many bad leaders who just know how to exploit their people and not to build the country
Regardless of the lack of basic infrastructure in many regions in Indonesia .

I still love Indonesia
Dirgahayu Indonesia (=happy Independence Day) August 17, 08