Hi!  Sorry for my hiatus despite me having a LOT of free time on my hands.  I guess I owe you some updates yea?

1. PhD enrolment: OK, this is a pretty complicated situation to explain.  I did receive my letter of offer to enrol *jumps for joy*.  However, after some advice from my supervisor, I’ll be officially enrolling only next semester part-time.  I’ll still start my preparation for my candidacy in Feb so that it’ll be completed by the next round of scholarship applications in October.  Why part-time?  Well, when I do get a scholarship next year (which will be most likely with my candidacy), they will deduct the amount of time I have been officially enrolled prior to the receipt of the scholarship.  Got confused?  Yes, I got confused explaining to you too.

2. House hunting: Our first offer on our first house didn’t get accepted.  Not too bogged down by it, we expected it considering the competition was stiff and we only could afford half of the asking price range.  We’re still house hunting but because my other half is faithfully working in some woop woop land in Oz until next month, we can’t put in any offers until he gets back.

3. Learning: This month has been a huge learning curve – spiritually and experientially.  My patience has grown within this month and my trust and dependence on Him has been forced to deepen due to circumstances surrounding me.  Though things seem to be simple to some, it was pretty tough having several complicated and taxing circumstances happening at the same time to one person.  I guess it’s a good maturing process for me, having to reach almost 3 years shy of my big 30.

Currently, I am enjoying the tennis matches going around Oz.  How amazing that Henin is back and still as good – as if she never left!  She’s like a ballet dancer playing tennis. 🙂

Published in: on January 24, 2010 at 8:15 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Getting our feet wet

After much hunting for a house of our own, we have finally found a place where we can call home for the first 10 years of our lives until we get enough money to tear down the place and develop it into rental properties.  Today is the day we’ll be putting in an offer for the place and wait.  It’s very nerve-wrecking.  Honestly, I don’t know how are we going to go through this another 3 times since we plan to go ahead in property investment.

The bummer is I was told by the seller’s agent that someone will be placing a cash offer tomorrow.  We’re obviously not cash buyers, so that might just kick us down the list of preferred buyer. 😦 But oh well, if it’s for us, God will prevail.  If it’s not, it won’t go through.  We have to be contented with the fact that we’re in a temporary world and that all things here are only temporary, nothing is saved for our life after death.  Learning to have this faith in such a huge matter has been pretty trying.

2010 is only 14 days in and we’re going through many trying times already.  I thank God for that because we are growing and we’re growing for the better in Him.  Amen.

Published in: on January 14, 2010 at 11:12 am  Leave a Comment  
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