Blogging on My Birthday

5th of April has no special meaning in Australia. However, in Taiwan it is a day of 清明 (Chin Min), where people worship their ancestors next to their tomb. Well, in my family, instead of worshiping the ancestors (which we don't do anyway), we celebrate my birthday.

And it is now 2003 Anno Domino - I have turned 27 and started my 28th year on this planet today! It is actually not that exciting when you started talking about the age, especially when you are old. Well, I am not saying that being 27 is old, as some Chinese saying suggested that the life does not really start until you are 30. Relatively I am still young, but again that is relating to the people in general. Whereas when I started relating my age to the people I spend time ministering with at church, I am old. Very old. It is all relative, I guess. At International Unichurch, people are university students. If they are doing a Bachelor course, they will be around 18-25 (depending on how many years is their course, and how diligent they work as students). At the same time, we have foundation students who are 16-17 years of age. What they usually talked about sounds like speaking in tongue to me. Hmmm...

As of today, we did not do anything special to celebrate my birthday. Probably as you grow older wiser, you have experienced enough of it and you don't need another one to remind you your age again. In the afternoon, Vivian and I accompanied Cannis to shop for a new car, and I will talk about it in another blog entry. In the evening, I drove Vivian to Mainly because she has a meeting with a couple from Liberty Ministry to organise something for the FOCUS Church Camp this year. Then that's about it. I am now here in the front of my computer again blogging and trying to do a Bible study for John chapter 7.

One more blog to write, and I shall get back to work again...