Sunday, July 17, 2005

Kids say the darndest things.....

....or in my case ask them. I had a little girl in one of my classes at the music school, randomly ask me the following questions the other day, in the middle of when i was trying to teach her:

1)Do you like eating gum?

2)Why do you write with your left hand?

3)Are you the skinniest in your family?

To which i replied....

1) Yeah, actually, i do. (i did have some gum on me at the time so thats why she asked...but yeah i was hoping it would also stop me from coughing heaps)

2) Um i dont choose to...and besides its the only thing i do left-handed anyway.

3) Actually my family are all fairly skinny.

Then when i was reading this women's magazine lying round it had a section on said topic. Couldnt help but laugh at what one kid said in answer to this question:

Q: Where did the world come from?

A: Captain Cook found it and then God made some people and they made some more people. Captain Cook built some houses and that's how we got New Zealand.

Some other responses to this question were 'it came from the sun and its very important' etc.

Just goes to show i guess how much our society has changed (for the worse) over the years compared to what it was like 40 or 50 years ago where the majority of people went to church and at least knew that God made the world...

In other news...

Fri nite at Bonza's bday was good :) lotsa ppl there so was good catching up. And i think its safe to say a good time was had by all who went.

I have had a relapse of the cold/flu again :/ sux. i hope i get over it soon.

Uni begins tomorrow...will be a busier semester than the one i just had mainly b/c im doin 4 papers so yeah will have to be in there every day. Wish my t/table was like the one last semester, it rocked! but yeah as they say, thats the way the cookie crumbles....

Anyway i'm out, so catch yall later

Friday, July 08, 2005

The freedom of speech....

...or the lack thereof. I just got done reading this book 'On Every Side' (by Karen Kingsbury in case ur wondering) which was pretty good - the main theme of it was about religious freedom/freedom of speech...I didnt realise it was so bad in the States. The book was based on a true event about this human rights organisation wanting a statue of Jesus taken down b/c it was in this public park in this town. For a country that prides itself on its freedom of speech and religious freedom, they are very biased towards Christianity...especially when the founding people of their country were Christians themselves ironically. We dont know how good we have it *so far* in NZ....we need to make the most of it (even if we are becoming more PC by the day). Because like the saying goes 'you don't know what you've got until its gone'.

Which brings me to my next topic.

The events of the past 24hrs are pretty shocking albeit not quite as shocking as 9/11 was tho...that took everyone by surprise...even so my prayers are with those in London at the mo...that God will create something good outta this.

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

TSCF camp

The end of last week i went on TSCF camp (uni christian one) which was at CYC ngaruawahia. Was good being able to meet some of the other christian groups from campuses around the North Island. There were also 2 overseas teams as from the UK and one from the US. they were out here to come visit some of the other campuses around the country so yeah was cool talkin to them. Most of the UK team were from Scotland but yeah there was one Irish dude and a couple of English made for an interesting atmosphere on Sat nite when the Lions game was on heh.

Other than that i dont have much else to say, so will leave it here 4 now....cya