Yesterday some contractors came by our studio to help install a neon sign my boss has ordered which goes up on the wall behind her desk, after a while of wall drilling, a bit of work here and there and some dusts in the air, we witnessed the moment when the sign is being lit up – we were all excited because we think it’s gonna look so cool, funky and simply fun! When it lights up – Ooops…we notice there is a typo!!!! It should read “THE WORLD IS YOURS” but it now says “THE WORLD IS YOUPS”! Our eyes popped when we saw that and all bursted out laughing. My boss cracks up and said this is so Hong Kong and I must say I can’t agree more with that. I like how composed my boss is when she sees that and I heard how she called her contractor and clarified what happened, she didn’t scream and she didn’t madly go crazy asking for what is supposed to be right, I just like the attitude that she is calm and friendly still. We chatted and said, people make mistakes and we are not any different ourselves too. And one big thing why Aung San Suu Suki is so well supported I am sure is because her gentle and peaceful attitude when she fights for people’s democracy, no madness, no screaming, nothing like what usually when fighting is about would you find in her except confidence, perseverance, persistence and patience. These mentioned characters are all characters of God and that is why He is so popular and well loved as well.
Quote of the Day
May my lord not hold me guilty. Do not remember how your servant didwrong on the day my lord the king left Jerusalem. May the king put it out of his mind.
2 Samuel 19:19
I pray to God that I can forgive those who did wrong to me, just like how God would forgive my wrong doings.
Laughing at our mistakes can lengthen our own life. Laughing at someone else’s can shorten it.
Last night I was meeting up friend to attend a percussion performance at the Arts Center, so we decided to grab something quick to eat before the show so that we won’t feel distracted! We meant to meet at the subway station and by the moment when I arrived Wanchai and heading to the relevant exit, I got an whatsapp message from friend that she would be late. All good, at least she took the time to let me know she couldn’t be on time. But she didn’t say for how long. No big deal, I just stood there and waited up…I was listening to radio, reading news, checking out different apps. Time does pass quite quickly in the beginning, but not as quickly as I have wanted it to be maybe because I was starving. 15 min, 20 min, and it’s half an hour. She still has no update about her whereabout. I almost feel asleep at the station exit..And it’s 45 min then I decided to call her up but it’s not turned on. Hmmm…what should I do? A while further, she rang! And she’s still at the office! She apologized and I answer her: “you must have a reason for this, see you at Arts Center!” and I have to dash to the venue! On my way, I stopped over McDonald for SOS rescue and I bought something for my friend. When I got there – my friend arrived already. It shocks me coz I thought it’s gonna be a while as her office is at Causeway Bay and Wednesday night at Causeway Bay is hellish. The moment we met, I showed her the McDonald paper bag, she was super happy and was indeed grateful as she did not expect that from me I guess! Deep down I thank Lord for motivating me to stay patient coz I usually would have been fuming and gotten upset about other people being late, coz they are wasting MY time. But I keep telling myself she must be in difficult position and stay calm, even if we would be late for a show, it’s just a show. I seem to have more empathy for situations, but I know this is tough for me to behave like this no matter who, where and when. But at least I manage to be composed at this situation last night – there is a long way to go ahead!
Be patient, then, brothers and sisters, until the Lord’s coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop, patiently waiting for the autumn and spring rains.
I pray to God that I would feel for others just like God stay patient for me.
Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worse kind of suffering.