i don't know if you are reading or watching the news at all, but being in East Asia (Taiwan) i am VERY aware of what happened a few days ago, tsunamies attacked a few countries and many people are dead .. it also caused many people to rethink their life (including mine) and their choices ... if you still don't know what i am talking about go to http://www.cnn.com and read the latest news ... and being in the Pacific Rim made me even more nervous .. anyways ... please pray for Gospel opportunities here in the Pacific Rim .. and let God be the HOPE and PEACE for the people.
take care y'all
Tuesday, December 28, 2004
Sunday, December 26, 2004
~ we touched down in Taipei International Airport around 11.00 pm local time (9 am CST) , the flight from Tokyo to Taipei was fine except my TV screen was broke, so i didn't get a chance to watch the movies i wanted to , i just slept for 4 hours . So we got the local bus and ride home , that ride was another 2.5 hours .. yeap .. boring, yes. So we got back into Tai Chung (where my parents live) around 1.30 am in the morning .. and oh i got off at the wrong stop too .. my parents came pick us up later on .. and treated us dinner .. yeah .. Taiwan is pretty much a 24/7 country , there are shops opened and food sold every hr of the day .. then we went home and slept. i love my parents' condo .. i'll show y'all pix of it later ..
12/23 - Thursday
~ woke up early in the morning and travelled with my parents and sister to Tai Bao, a town where my parents teach some college classes and ministered at the local church ... so we went there,
the church building is very nice, it's a five stories condo (i'll show y'all pix) ... and we had some good food .. later on this day .. we went on to my parents' campus and shared our lives with their students .. i was "little" shy ... we also sang some praise and worship songs .. another guy from the church shared his testimony .. and that was AWESOME !
~ woke up early in the morning again .. this is because of those annoying rooster .. um ..
it's great to hang out with my dad :o) .. had some good food again .. especially breakfast,
i love the breakfast in Taiwan .. not so much lunch or dinner .. so if i can eat breakfast for the whole entire day, i am happy ! so ... later on this day .. we had some kids at the church, we sang some carols .. and taught them some english .. and that was fun .. i was dead tired .. and shy.
so i went to bed a little past 11 pm.
~ Christmas Day , no SNOW (ppl in dallas,houston .. congrats for the white christmas) , no gifts, no Santa , no ... well , yes to Christmas music since we can stream that thru Napster .. we did some packing for my parents since they are actually leaving the church in Tai Bao and moving to minister a church in Tai Chung (where they currently lives) ... so we travelled back to Tai Chung again ...
i can't believe my parents drove like this every single week .. they will leave Tai Chung on Wednesday and then leave Tai Bao on Sunday night .. anyways .. we visited my dad's new church in Tai Chung , the people there are awesome (esp. the youth) .. anyways .. we had a Christmas celebration at the church .. that was fun .. again .. (i am still "little" shy to talk to people) ...
we then went to one of the local night market .. there were just SWARM of people .. i meant LOTS and LOTS and LOTS and LOTS of people .. ... then we went home and i slept.
Thursday, December 23, 2004
Here's the blog for my trip to Taiwan.
Location : DFW Airport, TX
Time : 11.15 am Central Time (12/21/04)
Nini's dad, Bill, brought us to the airport this morning, Chris tagged along as well.
During the check in time, I was one of the "lucky ones" that were specially screen for security reason (that's what you get for being a minority , just j/k) … flight outta DFW was fine. I did indeed grab a newspaper before I left, nothing big and important happened yesterday … so I'll fly for 13 hours … I'll leave DFW around 11.45 am on 12/21 and I'll touched down in Tokyo around 5.30pm , 12/22/04 ....
Location : Tokyo Narita International Airport
So, the flight to Tokyo was fine, except for a few minutes before landing I was having problem balanced the air pressure in my ear, so my ear was hurting. In addition to that, after flying non-stop for 13 hours, I started to feel a little bit air sick. Anyways, Tokyo Narita is a nice airport, it felt kind of weird to hear the language that I knew (besides English … LOL), and whole lot of language that I don't understand (ie. Japanese .. I need a translator .. Like … Nini … ) anyways .. All is fine. BTW American Airline has a great Jazz Radio station on board, so check that out if you ever fly AA.
Well, I'll call it quit for now, I have another 4 hour flight to Taipei then another 2 hours of Bus Ride to Tai Chung .. Uh , so I'll write more later.
I did some journaling on the plane, God must had read my prayer and poem since I am so much closer to Him (space wise .. Since I am on the air at 10000 + feet … just j/k )
Friday, December 17, 2004
the time of intermission,
where people leave and go take a break,
no, i am not talking about a play,
i am talking about life,
seems like holidays are like intermission,
where people leave for somewhere familiar or unfamiliar to recharge,
to rest and to refresh,
that's what i love about intermission,
not because everyone will be gone forever,
it's just we all need some break to recover and heal the wounds in our heart,
and resume fighting and living when the intermission is over,
so pack up your bags and head out your crib,
find somewhere you like and take a break,
for it's that time again,
the time of intermission.
for this intermission i will be spending my time in Tai Chung, Taiwan with my family,
talk about unfamilliar places , i am not very familiar with Taiwan at all but i hope it's all gonna be great ! .. i'll post pixs and stories while i am over there ...
and i can be reach thru this BLOG ... and my email
which is edaniel1984 [at] gmail [dot] com
Monday, December 13, 2004
Would sing this to me slow?
'Cause I'm thinking it's my song
Do me a favor
Would you tell me when to let go?
'Cause I think I'm holding on
Would you do it for me?
Would you do it for me?
'Cause I'm playing for keeps
Tell me tomorrow has come
With open arms
If you say it's time to move on
Then I'll stop holding on
If you say that it's time for moving on
Time for moving on
Do me a favor
Would you tell me which way's up?
'Cause I don't know where I fit
Do me a favor
Would to you tell me when to stop?
'Cause I don't know how to quit
Do me a favor 'Cause I'm playing for keeps
Monday, December 06, 2004
Switchfoot ~ Learning to Breathe
Switchfoot ~ New Way to be human
Jennifer Knapp ~ A little more
TobyMac ~ Diverse City
Kelly Clarkson ~ Breakaway
Avril Lavigne ~ Nobody's Home
Simple Plan ~ Welcome to my life
Matthew West ~ The End
Kutless ~ Sea of Faces
outcomes are not always easy,
regrets are always there,
but there's also courage,
winners and losers,
there's also the middle-way that serves as the compromise,
but that's not always there,
and the guy that follows his heart instead of his brain
or the other way around,
now here my chance to make the choice,
would i stay or go,
get it or
Saturday, December 04, 2004
forward or backward or stay where i am,
i don't know which step to take,
i waited here for You to come,
to come and take me away,
and if i fall and stumble,
i'll fall and stumble back into Your arms.
Up to the mountains or down to the valley,
i'll wait and i'll walk with You,
and if i slip and fall,
i'll slipped back into Your arms.