a string to connect pieces of my life

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Happy Birthday to myself

It has been a good birthday. Thank you, all my friends, for making today memorable!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

fascinating facts

Yesterday I was reading an article about artificial placenta. For premature babies, or babies with deseases that can only be treated during fetus form, an artificial placenta seems to be the right way to go.

Although short-term articial placenta seems quite feasible now, how to achieve long-term one remains a question. Even though scientists managed to keep the goat fetus alive for about 500 hours, it died shortly after being taken out of the artificial placenta because its lung couldn't function normally.

Isn't it amazing, how our body is designed? We were able to stay in the womb for that many days without using the lung. Then we were able to breathe the dry air after the birth. Everything works out beautifully like a symphony.

Brian once talked about the optimization of red blood cell in his post, which is about the balance of the oxygen our body needs and the work load of our heart. Yet there is much more than that. Think about the speed of our blood flow. Do you know how easily it is to have blood clot? It will happen when your blood flow is too fast, or too slow.

What I am saying is that we are fearfully and wonderfully made. God designs us in every single detail, just as he directed Moses to build his temple. And now each one of us is the temple. He dwells in us. We are made to communicate his message and to glorify him.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

too much talking

The past two days I have used up my social quota of this month. It is giving me a headache.

So allow me to be extra-antisocial for a while.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

totally random

Maybe I should not try quitting too many things in a month. It makes me feel my life is so uninteresting. :(

Although I have been doing ok with not buy stuff, I had my struggles. And I know for sure I will be doing quite a bit shopping next month. So what have I learned so far? Probably patience, instead of being a good steward.

Last week and early this week was quite stressful for me. I am very thankful that everything went well. Also, I am glad that my negativity didn't take over me completely.

I ask myself again why I am here. It is probably time to let go what I have built here. I guess it is a good thing that I can finally have peace with it.

After living by myself for almost 4 years, I will have a roommate again. I feel a little bit nervous, but look forward to it as well.

Recently I have been reading economic news (weird, I know). Trust, or faith, is the foundation of the giant economic structure. And when you fall, you are at the mercy of the one who can save you. Sound familiar, right?

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

new working environment

I usually come to office around 9am. Now it's around 10:20am and I am still all by myself in the office.

But it wasn't this way. When Ying and Hideki were here, I was almost the last one to come and definitely not the last one to leave.

Things change. I need to embrace the quietness of the mornings.

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Moving again!

The main reason to move is that I am not sure how long I am going to stay here and I don't want to pay the extra rent for not renewing the lease.

Pray for me that this time it will not be as painful as last time.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Michael Chang

Tonight Michael Chang is going to play an exhibition game. I used to be his fan and I still dream that one day my kid would be like him. Here is something I need to share.

At the age of 17, he won his only Grand Slam singles title at the 1989 French Open. After he defeated the world No.1 in the fourth round, the media asked him "why did you win, Michael?"

He answered "Because the Lord Jesus gave me the strength." Then there was dead silence in the stadium.

How cool is that!

Monday, September 01, 2008

a perfect afternoon

I found the right channel and watched Nadal agaist Querrey for the entire afternoon.

Querrey was very impressive, not to mention he is only 20 years old. I wouldn't be too surprised if he wins the title someday soon. It was a tough match for Nadal. He was not giving his top performance either. He had too many unforced mistakes, and was a little bit conservative in my opinion. Several times my heart almost jumped out. I can't tell how relieved I was when he finally won.

Go Nadal!!!