Thursday, August 30, 2007

Something from the Summer

This is from the second time I went to see a great big supercomputer in the summer. This time, I turned one of the computers on. Dad took a picture of me doing so with the camera on his phone.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

It is my dear Mum and Dad's anniversary!

Happy Anniversary!

I hope you have a wonderful day!

The Quote of Wednesday (except on Saturday instead)

This is what I heard while sitting in my room:

Dave: It's hot!

Laura: I concur.

Laura is one of my roommates and Dave is her fiance. They were playing a card game in the living room. It was a hot day - about 29 degree C outside, but terribly humid so it felt hotter.

Crosstrainer 1

I am now smelly and sweaty and you really wouldn't want to come too close to me. But I have just been on an elliptical trainer which is really interesting.

So, I am now living in an apartment close to college. I share it with four other girls, three of whom are here and one we are expecting to arrive Sunday.

And I am learning all the things one learns when living away from home and parents and siblings.

I have my own room (something I only had when I was quite little before our family grew so much). I have to do my own shopping (good thing I already knew about unit prices). And there are so many things I can now do such as:
Go to the campus gym!

I went there this morning with a roommate and her friend. That was good, because I would probably never enter one of those places by myself. I love exercising, but a roomful of exercising people who probably come here every week, if not every day, is rather intimidating to myself who dislikes large groups of people.

Anyway, the initial going is past, and I now feel like an old pro, at least on the elliptical trainer. As long as you don't watch me stepping off it...
Hopefully now I shall be able to go once a week...or month...or something like that.

For those who don't know what an elliptical trainer is, it is a machine that you climb onto and it kind of imitates walking up and down different things. It's not like a flat treadmill where you run and hurt your feet and slide off of because you can't keep up with it. And it's similar, though not quite, like a Nordic track which is supposed to make you feel like you are skiing and you put these long sticks on your feet which run in two smooth tracks. It's got two shoe sized platform things and it just bobs up and down with you on top.

I was on it for 35 minutes. 30 minutes for exercising and 5 for cooling down.
And now I am hungry.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

The Quote of Wednesday

Here is another quote from The City of God from Book I, chapter 8.
For though some of these men, taking thought of this, repent of their wickedness and reform, some, as the apostle says, "despising the riches of His goodness and long suffering, after their hardness and impenitent heart, treasure up unto themselves wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God, who will render to every man according to his deeds": nevertheless does the patience of God still invite the wicked to repentance, even as the scourge of God educates the good to patience.

This is about why "divine compassion" is bestowed even on those who do not love God and why sometimes terrible things come upon those who do.