Saturday, July 29, 2006

Fiat Voluntas Tua




Nope, I haven't feel into a deep sleep pending this two weeks neither did I go into comatose.Despite my well known affinity and undying allegiance to my bed, my pillow and my blanket, I cannot possibly sleep for two straight weeks la.The slumber is of a different kind (*winks)
And what a two weeks it was. Bear with me, a bit long post.
 
First off was Marriott Putrajaya.I attended a Grid Leadership course there for 4 days (and yes!! it was stay in!!!) I've stayed in 5 stars before but when someone else pays, its a different story.The room me and another exec, Mathan shared costs nearly 600 bucks a night.Thats excluding the 3 daily buffets and in between snacks hehe.....and of course the seminar itself..:P so, yeah it was really really a good experience.The seminar itself was amazing, it taught me a lot of management and how decision making should be done.The two facilitators were these really experienced corporate guys.My team mates included a former PDRM ASP (who holds an MBA, a LLB, a B. Econ and a Dip. Occupational Safety and Health) , a lawyer, a manager, and me, the dull, underqualified , inexperienced dumbass who really seemed like he didn't belong.At the end of the whole course,we went one of the best sit down lunches I had in Summer Palace (Chinese Restaurant).Bumped into some ministers but since our Cabinet is probably the largest in the world, really couldn't recognize them, except for the fact one was Malay and one was Chinese, really was no distinguishing factors.The funniest incident would have to be at one of the lunches, where there were these Mexican banjo players singing for you and suddenly someone shouts out there is a birthday and points in my direction.An innocent course attendee who's happily munching on a  satay suddenly finds himself the center of a Happy Birthday song, a cake and what not.Even the lecturers came forward to wish him, but it wasn't his birthday.Sportingly this guy plays along.
 
Then Mathan, Syamsyer and myself lepaked at 1U where we saw Harith Iskander, but unfortunately he did not know us la hehe.
I had some pics with my buddies, but as I told Pelf earlier, my cable's missing :(
Now to the most amazing part of my fortnight.
 
Visited this vessel MV Doulos (which means servant in Greek, apparently).Syamsyer, my carpooling friend was the one who bugged me to go and have a look.Went aboard and ended up spending in two trips almost 300 ringgit on books and tapes.Reading TWO of those books, Passion, and 'Let's Roll!' changed my life 360 degrees.Every night before sleeping I would read some of it until it was completed. Halfway through reading , I threw out - my porn collection, a half smoked pack of Salem and that point decided if I am gonna be called a Christian, to dialogue with my friends on religion and to argue and debate on in the name of Christ, then I had better be worth the name.I realized at that point of my life, even after reading so much on Jesus, that I knew so little about what he was all about.I knew what he said, without learning the message.I knew his philosophy behinds his teachings, but ignored his teaching itself.I knew his sermons but  not the truth in it.Basically I have been nothing more than a purely academic Christian.Funny thing is I was not always like this.Perhaps it was all the reading.Perhaps it was the glory of living a a great life without me knowing it.Perhaps it was characters that have influenced me along the way, but either way, I did not realize when logic superceded faith in my life.
 
But that was out of the window.From here on out, its a new life for me.A life guided by a sense of a renewed, fresh goals, aims and so on.From here on out, its a new me ! LOL- Hopefully.From here on out, its Fiat Voluntas Tua.
 
Introibo Ad Altare Dei.Ad Deum Qui Laetificat Juventutem Meam.
 


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3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eh,....F**kshot...screw you for ur self enlightment which will last to an approx 48 hours before going back to your wild days.

Who in the right mind gave you the permission to throw away the porn coll of mine included.

Yeah whatcha waiting for man...go and give your sermons to churches world wide.

10:57 AM  
Blogger Emmanuel said...

Dear anonymous/moron/cow.I threw away MY porn collection,yours is still in a box which I put away.

And no this is for real.Like I said, doesn't mean I'm being nonsecular, as I have constantly been pressing YOU for your part on our business dealings right?So I am still commited to making the company work.However, what I am giving up is other um, co-curricular/recreational activities so to speak :D. I find it helps me concentrate as well and think more clearly, and perform better at work, and by extension, for our future plans.

That being said, where in the bright blue hell is the stuff I asked to research?????

1:34 PM  
Blogger The Hedonese said...

Wow, a 'born again' experience eh? I'm so happy and proud for ya...

Keep bring transformed in His likeness daily :)

3:10 AM  

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