This words are powerful enough to convince me on my existence here in a “strange” land called Malaysia. Strange because everything is different from the things that I used to do, things that I used to say, and things that I used to be. And it is true enough that if you are not in your comfort zone, chances are, you will really learn a lot, as in a LOT! At first, all I know is that i am just here to study, something that God allowed it to happen because I thought this is just what He wants for me. But later on, I realized that this is not just what He wants or His plan/purpose in my life here. Rather, it is something that will lead me more to TRUSTING HIM ALONE and EXPERIENCING HIM through His simple ways of showing me miracles.
From the day I came here, never did I experience having trouble with something or someone, because I believe He directs and leads me always to the right people – new found friends, adviser and lecturers, cafeteria pips, taxi drivers, chruchmates and even by-standers in the campus (who really helped me a lot in giving directions to where to go and what to do next).
Also, what makes me more thankful is that I was able to find a Christian group/ministry here in the University and it is really such a comforting feeling to be part of a Christian family. 🙂
Also, He also allowed me to see beautiful places and see new wonderful things that not even a single word can describe the feeling.
On my way to my Faculti (we call it college in the Philippines), there is this short-cut where I can see a lot of species like birds, dragonflies, monitor lizards (bayawak), and small fishes and snails in the pond. It really amazes me everytime i see it and the feeling of amazement makes me GLORIFY AND WORSHIP HIM MORE.
On the other hand, food here is quite different from the Philippines. Maybe because of the curry and other spices added in their dishes. Nevertheless, little by little, I am learning to love it. I have tried the Nasi Goreng (fried rice), Nasi Ayam (Chicken Rice), Nasi Goreng Kampung (fried rice with anchovies and other spices), and of course the official food here, Nasi Lemak.
Aside from Malaysian cuisine, I have also tried other’s as well…
So there, a few of the many food variations here in Malaysia. Hopefully, in the next few days I can share to you also some Chinese and more Indian specialties.
I have been here for two months and it seems like I’ve been here for two years already. Everything seems strange at first but now, am starting to feel at home. After all, life is a matter of perspective.
It is not easy to live in a foreign land, especially if it is a Muslim country. Too many restrictions, too many adjustments. However, I can say that because of MY GOD, i am able to survive my day to day routine here.
Sharing to you my life verse as I am holding on to this promise: Joshua 1:9 “Be strong and courageous. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”