Monday, 13 October 2008

Mountain Biking in Ambleside (Lake District)

Thank God that the weather is wonderful today. Dry with just a little mist hanging around highlands. Me and my colleague Ernesto decided to make full us of the day and do something healthy. So, we have decided to explore the Lake by mountain bikes.

Here is my rented bike. It has front and back disc brake. Nice bike for 15 pounds half a day rent. It has also front suspension. Real nice bike, only minor flaws when the chain ran off the spokes twice.

Some of the scenic routes we took today. It was nice and quiet, as you can probably notice in the picture, dead leaves create brownish patch on the side of our path, it is a sign of autumn. Temperature was around 13 to 14 degree C.

I even brought my Sat Nav there, however only after 15 mins of ride when I started to make use of it. Only to find out we are going the opposite direction. So, we had to go back and start again. : (

This is me trying to ride as quickly as I can dashing through the rough terrain downhill.

To be honest, I can barely stand afterwards, it is a full 3 hours of workout up and down the little hills. However, at least we got back in one piece which I need to thank God for. I am still worrying whether I can walk to work tomorrow. :P

Oh you might have thought that I was rushing to the toilet but didn't make it in time. Wrong! The paths were wet and muddy, this is what 3 hours do to me. I wonder what 6 hours will do. Ok then, till my next update. God bless you all.

Sunday, 12 October 2008

Loneliness in Barrow

I did some reading of my own blog earlier, looking at past pages of my journal entry since last year. Its been a year and a month now in UK. I guess I really enjoy myself here, I thank 神 (GOD) for providing and blessing me all this while. Looking back, I lost someone I truly love. After 3 years of courtship, I never thought a relationship can end so quickly. It was last year when this happened. Long time ago but I can't help thinking about it sometimes, especially when I look back at my previous entry in this blog. So much happy moments not to forget. However, I must say the feeling is no longer there now, although it hurts so much then. I remember nights when I woke up feeling all sad and down. Ashamed of myself as tears flow but yet I can't show this emotion to her as I am not letting my guards down. I can't show her how I feel inside, not letting her know that I still have feeling for her. We broke up for some reason...reasons which I prefer not to reveal. No one is to be blame for this. The main thing is this broke up taught me something...

It was during these time, I was comforted by (His)words. God really work in miraculous ways, He showed me the way when I was down and depressed. He gave me wonderful brothers and sisters who reflected His love. I felt so much at home when I joined City Fellowship. Eventhough majority of it's members are students, I can't help but feel so much at home. It is a place where I felt free, not having to disguise myself and act cool. I can even show my weaknesses without fear of embarassment. I am myself.

I also thank God for my sister Karen who has always been supportive and ready to lend her ears when I need someone to talk to. I never get to share this deep hurtful feeling then with any one sister is the one who was with me, standing by my side as I pray for the feeling to die off...I will never forget what God has provided when I need it most. He is GREAT and MIGHTY. Let us be faithful and follow his he guide us in our daily life, never stop reading his Words in the bible! I hope this sharing (which I never share before in public) helps people who are lonely and depressed to turn back to God and let Him guide us. "I was once lost, but am found"