The Excuse(s)

A scary midterm tomorrow and suddenly, all I wanted to do today was anything but study. I thought about cutting my nails, cooking, doing my laundry, organizing the fridge, mailing postcards, disposing the trash, showering, brewing tea, hitting the mall, showering again, collecting a package and watching a movie. I won't divulge how many of these things I actually did, but it is amazing how my brain whips up excuses when they are most unneeded. Le sigh.

On a much happier note, several things made my day today: a hilarious (and serious) conversation my best friend and I had over hair, amazing sandwiches for dinner with my cousin brother, the opportunity of touching base with a friend I hadn't met in a while, learning the words helming and maudlin, creating my very own SpongeBob cartoon character (I was a fish), amazing chips for dinner with my cousin brother and being reminded of God's great big love.

May blogging be my last excuse of the day. Time to pound my chest, roll my sleeves up, do some jumping jacks, drink some tea, pray and go back to the books. Or maybe just the last two parts.

"But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved."  -Ephesians 2:4-5


The Special Boy

There is this boy who has recently been playing a rather huge role in my life. We see each other everyday, eat together at least once a day and never run out of things to say to each other. I had initially thought that there was much I could teach him about life -having a wealth of knowledge and all (not)- but then I quickly learned that I couldn't have been more wrong. The converse is, instead, the truth.

From the endless hours of engaging in computer games come moments of great maturity. From the childlike excitement over a new episode of anime to watch come godly conversations. From the seemingly timid disposition come surprising acts of courage. Out of the numerous things I admire about him, it is his quiet yet confident spirit that I most adore...and hope to emulate.

I am thankful for this boy whom I can call family and friend...and cousin brother. (Haw haw haw.) Boy, am I glad that he's here with me!

What a blessing to have such an apartmentmate who, really, is more than just an apartmentmate. Just like the special girl whom I had as an apartmentmate and dearly miss. God is good.

"Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows." -James 1:17