April 2008


It’s amazing how many people we can fit around the table despite having to edge it up near the built-in “chair”. 10 was our record so far, and we had 9 for dinner just now.

Dinner time conversations has always been interesting. We have fleeting moments of everyone at the table staying on the same topic, but very naturally and quickly those at the north of the table will find themselves talking about something entirely different from those in the south! But all’s good because eventually we have someone at the border lean over and ask: “So what are we talking about?”

After a scrumptious meal of spaghetti and meatballs topped with spicy pork and eggplant stir fry from our dear guest Felix, some decided to play with rhythms:

Just before most of us headed off for Easter weekend, Elaine decided that the flatties should have an Easter egg hunt. Here are a couple of pics!:)

James tearing up his bed looking for his Easter eggJames finally finding itElaine found her Easter eggs pretty easily!Jordan on the verge of finding hersJordan lending Ruth two handsRuth found her Easter eggs!And so has Andrew!Josiah receiving his from the teddy bearA nice one with the egg and teddybearPeter and his invisible eggThe lovely Rongopai Easter bunny

My first post! whoop whoop! This post is loooooong overdue but yet it’s kinda updated. It’s been about 2 months since the first few of us moved in and it’s been a whirldwind of activity ever since in Rongopai!:) I have to admit, living in a HUGE flat with 7 other people has pretty exciting yet daunting at times. I’ve had a couple of people come up to me and tell me that if they were in my position, they don’t think they would be able to handle living with 7 others. Learning about each others’ habits and quirks have ensured bundles of laughs and occasional voice raising. Well, all part of the bonding process, right? 🙂

But I have to say, I’ve been really blessed by my flatmates. The late night heart to heart chats no longer are just confined to the night but happen anytime of the day. The sharing of life-our joys,stresses, struggles, disappointments, hopes, dreams,passions,enthusiasm for life and most of all our love for God and passion for reaching others for God and impacting our generation for Him constantly remind and encourage me of the purposes God has for our lives. It was not by chance or coincidence that the 8 of us ended up staying in Rongopai; it was divine planning. Each of us bring a set of strengths and weaknesses to the table but I know that God is using each one of us to sharpen the other(iron sharpens iron). Looking forward to the awesome journey ahead of us 🙂

Just a quick update(if you didn’t know already :P) the 7 in Rongopai have become 8.Here’s the newest addition to the flat!

WELCOME JAMES TO THE FLAT!!!

James