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"Let me live, love and say it well in good sentences." - Sylvia Plath


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 Took the U of Virginia's Medical Specialty Aptitude Test after seeing wuim's post... it's really quite spot on! :D

1. Dermatology
2. Gastroenterology
3. Endocrinology

These were my top three too!! (though not necessarily in that order...)

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"The LORD is my strength and my song;
He has become my salvation"
- Psalm 118:14

 
A verse I would have usually skipped over, but something made me reread it. The Lord is my strength, yes, I think I understand. He has become my salvation, yes, that too I know. The Lord is my song. Hmm. I can sing songs of praise to God, but what does it mean that He is my song?

He is my song.
The great GOD of the universe, the creator of heaven and earth, the one who saved me, the one who loves me.

He is my song.
He not only puts such joy in my heart that I sing to Him and about Him; He IS my song.

He is my song.
Not anybody else's music that I'm singing.

He is my song.
"Where words fail, music speaks." - Hans Christian Andersen
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Pain has an element of blank;
It cannot recollect
When it began, or if there were
A day when it was not.

It has no future but itself;
Its infinite realms contain
Its past, enlightened to perceive
New periods of pain.

-- Emily Dickinson
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It's strange how it takes a foreigner, for me to see Singapore through a foreigner's eyes, before I appreciate my home country. I take circuitous routes, I seem to need to travel the world round before realising that home is... home. But I take comfort in that God knows. God knows me inside out; He knows that's the way my heart and mind works. And it's only by His grace that He lets me indulge in my desires while nudging me, showing me the way I should go.
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Yay thank GOD my visa is approved, and so quickly. It's such a huge load off my mind. Now I'm good to go to London! :) This whole month has been a big journey of learning to trust God, and learning to release the hold on my own steering wheel. And I find that when I've learnt to give my dreams over to Him, He breathes new life into it, and in a form more than I could have ever imagined.

More on this later...
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"...Truth is, I’m going to mess up. I’m going to fall short. Despite my best intentions, I’m going to mildly offend some people and enrage others. Some of the mistakes I make will be huge and marred with selfishness. Others will be small, unintentional blunders like forgetting someone’s name or speaking out of turn.

What I’m learning is that while it is absolutely necessary to accept responsibility for my mistakes…even the innocent ones and especially the ones that hurt others…it also is absolutely necessary that I not dredge up those errors as a means of self-deprecation.

In other words, I’m forgiven. I’m forgiven even if the person I grieved chooses not to forgive me. I’m forgiven even if I choose not to let go of my mistakes.

Here’s something else. I’m loved. I’m loved even if the world calls me a fool and my friends abandon me. I’m loved the same amount whether I’m volunteering in a nursing home or cussing because I stubbed my toe.

And, here’s one more…I'm understood. I’m understood even if someone looks at me like I’ve parachuted in from another planet. No, God doesn’t always agree with my thoughts and actions. But, He understands my heart. He made it. He speaks to it. He pieces it back together after it’s been wounded.

He holds it.

He owns it.

He has made it whole.


“But when full understanding comes, these partial things will become useless. When I was a child, I spoke and thought and reasoned as a child. But when I grew up, I put away childish things. Now we see things imperfectly as in a cloudy mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely.” -- I Cor. 13: 10-12 (NLT)

Full article here. Check out the other posts on the website, they're all very encouraging and heartwarming, reminding of God in the little daily activities.
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Thought I finally had some time to blog proper. Looked at this blank box for a long time and realised I have no words to say. Maybe I only have a certain quota of words to use per day, I've run out. Or perhaps I've forgotten how to look deep inside myself, into what I really think. When was the last time?

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Sigh. The road to UK is fraught with difficulties.

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Second last day in Melbourne (for a year). Never thought it'd hurt so much to leave.

happy shiny people;
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Am I the only one who has traded the altar for the stage?
The performance is convincing and we know every line by heart.
Only when no one is watching can we really fall apart.
Are we happy shiny people under shiny plastic steeples?
With walls around our weakness and smiles to hide our pain.

But if the invitation's open to every heart that has been broken,
Maybe then we close the curtain on our stained glass masquerade.
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