Monday, December 23rd, 2013

Wrapping Paper

 
Giving and receiving gifts are a part of Christmas tradition – some say that we follow what what the wise men did thousands of years ago, some say it’s just …


Sunday, December 1st, 2013

Home for Christmas

 
The Indonesian church is quieter as the weeks go by as more students and residents head home for Christmas.  There are more students who will be away this year compared …


Sunday, December 30th, 2012

A time to breathe

 
It’s one day before we close off 2012 and I’m feeling very relaxed – here in my messy study, Indy is sleeping near the entrance, keeping guard against any possible …


Monday, December 26th, 2011

… and so that was Christmas.

The view from Sellicks Hill lookout
 
It’s 2.30am in the morning after the first day of Christmas. Although my Christmas this year was quite low-key compared to the family gatherings that …


Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

A Christmas Contemplation

I’m feeling weary this afternoon after getting up at 8.30am – having only slept for 3.5 hours. I jumped into bed at 5.00am after processing more data for my thesis. …


Thursday, November 24th, 2011

Worry not, worrywart!

 
For the past two days, I’ve been working from home and taking care of my thesis data and chapters. I find myself being more productive working from home although arguably …


Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

… Now for the intermission!

The crowd inside Myer Centre – Adelaide
 
The period between Christmas and New Year always provides an interesting lull – it seems odd still wishing people you meet ‘Merry Christmas’, since …


Saturday, December 25th, 2010

Merry Christmas, everyone!

Something else that I have inherited from my Dad is his impulsive generosity. Having heard so many stories about how Dad strictly controled his finance and how he rationed the …


Friday, December 24th, 2010

‘Tis the day before Christmas

 
Whilst Christmas is the day of peace, love, joy, family and good cheer – it can be a day of stress and worry too. It’s all written on the faces …


Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

Christmas – according to Joseph

 
Being a married men gives me a glimpse of an insight into the situation that Joseph was thrown into.
Christmas is often seen from Mary’s point of view, which is of …