Wwwoooww... I just noticed that Ado is now the Chairman of this organization called PPI-UK (it stands for "Perhimpunan Pelajar Indonesia di United Kingdom") --- after I was sent this invitation like... the 4th time. LOL. Yep, Ado and I were schoolmates in junior high. He's one of my competitors for the top-3 ranks in class -- besides Asa and Febi. BTW, Ado is now in the UK. Hhhmmm... with the "scholarship" from his parents, he said. Hahahahahaha. K, Do. I hope by posting it here, it would be helpful to boost the promotional strategies for the event.
My business trip to Bangkok this month is KIV-ed. Hahahahahaha. I'm so happy! -- been trying to like traveling, but... to no avail. Mama made noise about it since last week. She forced me to tell my boss that I will not get her blessings for going there. LOL. Well, Mr. Andrew is a family-man... so, he understands. ^_________^ love him.
I've been feeling resentful at the way Febi was treated. The property agent tried to cheat her!!! After several times drove me and Wini for the apartements viewing, he tried to cheat Febi to pay him a doubled commission! Over my dead body!!! *sigh*
Rika posted this to us... to encourage us.
The Fern and The Bamboo
One day I decided to quit...
I quit my job, my relationship, my spirituality....
I wanted to quit my life.
I went to the woods to have one last talk with God.
"God", I said. "Can you give me one good reason not to quit?"
His answer surprised me. "Look around", He said.
"Do you see the fern And the bamboo?"
"Yes", I replied.
When I planted the fern and the bamboo seeds,
I took very good care of Them. I gave them light.
I gave them water. The fern quickly grew from the earth.
Its brilliant green covered the floor. Yet nothing came from the bamboo seed.
But I did not quit on the bamboo.
In the second year the fern grew more vibrant and plentiful.
And again, nothing came from the bamboo seed.
But I did not quit on the Bamboo.
In year three there was still nothing from the bamboo seed.
But I would not quit. The same in year four.
Then in the fifth year, a tiny sprout emerged from the earth.
Compared to the fern, it was seemingly small and insignificant.
But just six months later, the bamboo rose to over 100 feet tall.
It had spent the five years growing roots. Those roots made it strong
And gave it what it needed to survive.
I would not give any of my creations a challenge it could not handle.
Did you know, my child, that all this time you have been struggling,
You have actually been growing roots? I would not quit on the bamboo..
I will never quit on you. "Don't compare yourself to others."
He said. "The bamboo had a different purpose than the fern.
Yet they both make the forest beautiful.
"Your time will come", God said to me.
"You will rise high."
"How high should I rise?" I asked.
"How high will the bamboo rise?" He asked in return.
"As high as it can?" I questioned.
"Yes." He said, "Give Me glory by rising as high as you can."
I left the forest, realizing that God will never give up on me.
And He will never give up on you.