I was tagged by Nick Larkin of Mysterium Fidei. The rules are:
1. The rules of the game get posted at the beginning.
2. Each player answers the questions about themselves.
3. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog.
What I was doing 10 years ago:
I was in my final year of high school, the Penang Free School. Good times…. Good times…. Sigh… =)
Five things on my To Do List today:
1. Prepare music for choir practice this evening
2. Finish up some engineering experiments
3. Prepare for the upcoming confirmation camp this Saturday (!!) I’m supposed to facilitate
4. Buy food for Grandma
5. Talk to my brother
Things I would do if I were a billionaire**:
1. Give money to the Catholic Church in the form of direct sponsorship to parishes, religious orders, Christians in the Holy Land and various noble causes (such as undoing the renovation of Churches and getting real noble vestments and vessels for the worship of God), anonymously, of course. (I don’t believe in just giving money to the diocese but directly to specific causes and needs)
2. Do Church work full time. Teaching, missionary work, be a sacristan etc.
3. Give money to the poor. Again, directly, through handouts and setting up scholarship funds, anonymous donations to those in need, etc.
4. Give money to grandma, parents and ensure that all their needs are taken care of.
5. Go on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, to Rome (and Italy), Compostela (and Spain… way to go Reconquista!), Constantinople, Damascus, Alexandria and the Sinai.
**I plan to give it all away before I die and to make a difference, so if anyone has a spare billion lying around...
Three of my bad habits:
3. Over extend myself (this is particularly bad)
Five places I have lived:
1. Penang, Malaysia
2. Penang, Malaysia
3. Penang, Malaysia
4. Penang, Malaysia
5. Penang, Malaysia
Gandalf: The grey rain-curtain of this world rolls back, and all turns to silver glass......And then you see it.
Pippin: What, Gandalf? See what?
Gandalf: White shores . . . and beyond. A far green country, under a swift sunrise.
That always reminds me of Penang.
Lived in the same house my whole life and thank God for it. I feel really blessed to be here in this beautiful place. As you can see from the photos above, Penang is really beautiful and, as a small island, it has everything you could possibly want, all within a short drive. Besides the beautiful beaches, Penang is a metropolis with skyscrapers and highrises but manages to retain her green lungs and rustic, heritage charms. Penang also has highlands where one can still escape the heat. Though it's a a huge high-tech manufacturing base (Intel, Dell, Motorola, Bosch, Agilent, Avago, AMD, Sony etc all have their bases and design centres here), a shopping paradise with malls galore, having her own international airport, port, bridges and ferry system, Penang still retans its the 'small town feel'. And the delicious food!!! Don't get me started on that.
Before I took this job, which required some travel recently, the amount of time I spent away from home and the nights I slept out of my bed could be tallied on my hands and toes. And I liked it that way. Add a couple of hands and you’d cover all my days away from home.
Five jobs I’ve had:
1. College tutor
2. Intern at an engineering company
Sorry, that’s about it.
If you include my unpaid jobs:
1. Parish Website designer and Webmaster
2. Youth Leader
3. Schola Director (current)
4. Camp and Retreat Facilitator
5. Confirmation year Catechism class teacher (current)
Would like to add Superhero, but that would blow my cover. Shhh… don’t tell anyone.
People I tag.
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