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(no subject) [Mar. 3rd, 2010|12:19 am]
i be has tumblr.

i still dont know what it is, but im figuring it out.

say hi

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Phone Hunt [Feb. 22nd, 2010|09:34 pm]
I want be new phone. I'm going to have to make that decision as to what my next phone would be. So I be hunting now. For the record, I'm a strictly Sony Ericsson Girl. I do not like Samsung, Nokia and LG and all that other nonsense. They do not look pretty, in my honest opinion, and their OS annoys me to no end. I got my first SE when I was 16, and I've been hooked ever since.

First up! Sony Ericsson Aspen!

The moment I saw it, it arrested my gaze and made my heart do a little flip and a tap dance. [I'm quirky like that.]
Let's see now, quick run through:
-Touch User Interface, which I've grown very much used to ever since I got my SE P1i. So that's handy.
-It's also a QWERTY phone, which I have also grown very much used to ever since I got my SE P1i.
-It's got an instant access slide view key, which makes using it to look for stuff or take down stuff pronto really easy.
-It's environmentally-friendly, which isn't beneficial to me in anyway, but great all the same.
-It's beautiful in black.
-3.2 megapixel camera--adequate. Having used the P1i, anything less than 3.2megapixels is not acceptable.
-It has stereo speakers! :)
-Games are 3D!
-It has both the Facebook and Youtube applications on it! Which is absolutely wunderbar because it is so annoying being able to surf the web, but not FB and YT because of all sorts of nonsensical reasons.
-Plus all the other basic necessities.
I LIKE! Plus, it's pretty! *swoon*



You know, looking at all the other phones, they seem meh in comparison to the SE Aspen now. Pfft. If I had to make one other choice, it would be the X10. Not the mini or mini pro one, but the X10. The sexy bits of the X10 includes:
-8.1 Megapixel camera with auto focus, 16x digital zoom, face recognition, flash type photo light, image stabiliser (VERY GOOD especially since my hands keep shaking when I take photos), smile detection, and video light. SEXY.
-Has a Youtube application, and this thing called Sony Ericsson Timescape, which encompasses Twitter, Facebook and messaging (methinks) all under one function. A bit like Tweetdeck.

I am evidently not as excited about the X10 as I am about the Aspen. It comes out in approximately 6 months, which is probably once my plan is done with, and when I can get a new phone at a plan price. I WANT THIS ONE. MUMMY!

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Obey, Don't Procrastinate, Have Faith, and Be Still [Feb. 21st, 2010|02:03 am]
19 When the cloud remained over the tabernacle a long time, the Israelites obeyed the LORD's order and did not set out. 20 Sometimes the cloud was over the tabernacle only a few days; at the LORD's command they would encamp, and then at his command they would set out. 21 Sometimes the cloud stayed only from evening till morning, and when it lifted in the morning, they set out. Whether by day or by night, whenever the cloud lifted, they set out. 22 Whether the cloud stayed over the tabernacle for two days or a month or a year, the Israelites would remain in camp and not set out; but when it lifted, they would set out. 23 At the LORD's command they encamped, and at the LORD's command they set out. They obeyed the LORD's order, in accordance with his command through Moses.
-Numbers 9:19-23

Four things I have learnt:
1) To have an Unwavering Obedience, as the Israelites had. When they had to stay, they stayed, whether they liked it or not. Likewise, when they were told to go, they packed up and went. Such a gypsy-like lifestyle is not easy. Always packing, always on the move. No settling down. But move they did.

2) To be Passionate, and not procrastinate. They did not just obey, but they obeyed promptly. The Israelites had no idea how long they had to stay each time they stopped. The fatigue and frustration of setting up only to pack up and move again a few hours later must have been immense. Yet, they packed promptly, and followed, never losing sight of the cloud. They did not move only when they felt they were "ready enough" or when they felt like moving.

3) To have absolute Faith in the Lord's plans. The Israelites travelled in the desert for about 40 years, methinks? During that time, they had no idea where they were, or where they were going; they followed a cloud for direction, a notion which would be found ludicruous for many right now. But they had great faith in the Lord, who provided for their every need. And in the end, they were duly rewarded.

4) When God said "Wait", they waited. Sometimes, God doesn't need us to keep doing things for Him. Sometimes, He just wants us to stop, be still and wait for Him and listen to what He has to say. Like the case of Mary and Martha. He doesn't always want us to do, but be. Again, sometimes, things need time. We need to be still, seek Him, and have faith in His perfect timing. [Psalms 27:14--Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.]

I, too, am on a journey. I do not know where I am, or where I am going, and for what purpose. But I am led by my God. A God I can neither see nor prove is real. But just as God had protected, fed and guided His people, so would He for me. And that's all the assurance I need. I will stop fretting about work (or my lack of a job), my finances, about my A level results, and about University, and what course I would do and whether I'd get a scholarship or not. I am just going to follow God Obediently, Passionately and Promptly, with Faith, and I will be still and continue to seek Him, and await His perfect timing.

The greatest love that anyone could ever know
That overcame the cross and grave to find my soul
And 'til I see You face to face and grace amazing takes me home
I'll trust in You

With all I am I'll live to see Your kingdom come
And in my heart I pray You'd let Your will be done
And 'til I see You face to face and grace amazing takes me home
I'll trust in You

I will live to love You
I will live to bring You praise
I will live a child in awe of You

You are the voice that calls the universe to be
You are the whisper in my heart that speaks to me
And 'til I see You face to face and grace amazing takes me home
I'll trust in you

You alone are God of all
You alone are worthy Lord
And with all I am my soul will bless Your name
-Hillsong
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(no subject) [Feb. 18th, 2010|11:07 pm]
"God wants you to know that if you relax, it comes.
Don't seek, don't search, don't ask, don't knock, don't demand--relax.
If you relax, it is there.
If you relax, God shows you the way."
ok, that ends my job search. I'm not gonna search for a job. He will provide. And the same goes to A levels. And Uni. And what course to take.
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The Sheltered Garden by Hilda Doolittle [Feb. 12th, 2010|11:36 pm]

I have had enough.
I gasp for breath.

Every way ends, every road,
every foot-path leads at last
to the hill-crest --
then you retrace your steps,
or find the same slope on the other side,
precipitate.

I have had enough --
border-pinks, clove-pinks, wax-lilies,
herbs, sweet-cress.

O for some sharp swish of a branch --
there is no scent of resin
in this place,
no taste of bark, of coarse weeds,
aromatic, astringent --
only border on border of scented pinks.

Have you seen fruit under cover
that wanted light --
pears wadded in cloth,
protected from the frost,
melons, almost ripe,
smothered in straw?

Why not let the pears cling
to the empty branch?
All your coaxing will only make
a bitter fruit --
let them cling, ripen of themselves,
test their own worth,
nipped, shrivelled by the frost,
to fall at last but fair
with a russet coat.

Or the melon --
let it bleach yellow
in the winter light,
even tart to the taste --
it is better to taste of frost --
the exquisite frost --
than of wadding and of dead grass.

For this beauty,
beauty without strength,
chokes out life.
I want wind to break,
scatter these pink-stalks,
snap off their spiced heads,
fling them about with dead leaves --
spread the paths with twigs,
limbs broken off,
trail great pine branches,
hurled across the melon-patch,
break pear and quince --
leave half-trees, torn, twisted
but showing the fight was valiant.

O to blot out this garden
to forget, to find a new beauty
in some terrible
wind-tortured place.

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(no subject) [Feb. 10th, 2010|11:31 pm]
"...But the world is so full of people, so crowded with these miracles that they become commonplace and we forget. I forget. We gaze continually at the world and it grows dull in our perceptions. Yet seen from another's vantage point, as if new, it may still take the breath away. Come... dry your eyes, for you are life, rarer than a quark and unpredictable beyond the dreams of Heisenberg; the clay in which the forces that shape all things leave their fingerprints most clearly. Dry your eyes... and let's go home."
-Watchmen
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With faith in my knapsack, I'm going on. [Feb. 10th, 2010|12:37 am]
1Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. 2This is what the ancients were commended for.

 3By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God's command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible. 4By faith Abel offered God a better sacrifice than Cain did. By faith he was commended as a righteous man, when God spoke well of his offerings. And by faith he still speaks, even though he is dead.

 5By faith Enoch was taken from this life, so that he did not experience death; he could not be found, because God had taken him away. For before he was taken, he was commended as one who pleased God. 6And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.

 7By faith Noah, when warned about things not yet seen, in holy fear built an ark to save his family. By his faith he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness that comes by faith.

 8By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going. 9By faith he made his home in the promised land like a stranger in a foreign country; he lived in tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise. 10For he was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God.
-Hebrews 11:1-10

God loves me. God has a perfect plan for me, that will prosper and not harm me. God will never forsake me. God has blessed me abundantly. I will keep the faith.

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Faith. [Feb. 6th, 2010|12:37 pm]
From Mum:
Pray not a prayer of petition, because that stifles God's work, but a prayer of Faith and Thanksgiving. A prayer of acceptance and acknowledgment. Pray with a Faith built upon an understanding of God's character. That is true faith.

From Smith WIgglesworth:
Great faith is the product of great fights. Great testimonies can only come after great tests. Great triumphs can only come after great trials.

I will fight a good fight. I will finish the race. And I will keep the faith. Amen.
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Calling. [Jan. 30th, 2010|01:14 am]

1 Corinthians 9:19-27 (New International Version)

 
 19Though I am free and belong to no man, I make myself a slave to everyone, to win as many as possible. 20To the Jews I became like a Jew, to win the Jews. To those under the law I became like one under the law (though I myself am not under the law), so as to win those under the law. 21To those not having the law I became like one not having the law (though I am not free from God's law but am under Christ's law), so as to win those not having the law. 22To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all men so that by all possible means I might save some. 23I do all this for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings.
 24Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.
 25Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last; but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. 26Therefore I do not run like a man running aimlessly; I do not fight like a man beating the air. 27No, I beat my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.
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Keine Ahnung. Schlag was vor? [Jan. 28th, 2010|02:36 pm]
I'm terribly sorry but I can't stop watching this.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLFd_brkBYo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGTWmrnPdgk (english version)

1: Du, Flaps. Woll'n wir nicht was anstellen?
2: Keine Lust. Oder weißt du was?
3: Ich hab's! Wir machen einen Zug durch die Gemeinde. Irgendwas Verrücktes werden wir dabei schon erleben!
1: Ach, um diese Zeit ist doch nirgens was los.
3: Dann müssen wir eben nachhelfen.
4: Furchtbar witzig.
1: Aber... was woll'n wir wirklich tun?
2: Keine Ahnung. Schlag was vor?
1: Also, Flaps, erst sagst du "Ich habe keine Lust", dann sagst du "Keine Ahnung, schlag du was vor." Dann sage ich wieder "Woll'n wir was anstellen?" Und du sagst "Keine Lust". Was willst du denn num eigentlich wirklich?
2: Weißt du...schlag du was vor?
1: Heiliger Bimbam...jetzt geht das schon wieder von vorne los.
3: Ich weiß was! Keine Feier, ohne Geier!
1: Eine Feier? Da bin ich aber neugierig.

Heeheehahah!
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