пʼятниця, квітня 28, 2006

Choir Tour 2006: BC (April 28 - May 9)

I get to sing this along with 43 gifted children of God... :D

Rejoice And Sing Out His Praises
(by: Mark Hayes)

I will sing to the Lord all of my life.
I will sing praises onto my God as long as I live!

May he be pleased with my song,
For he has made me glad.
I will sing and make music with all of my soul!
He is my song!

I will rejoice and sing praises forever!
I will rejoice and sing praises to God!

Praise the Lord, oh my soul,
All my inmost being, praise his holy name!
Praise the Lord, oh my soul,
And forget not all his benefits!
For he forgives all my sins,
And he heals all my diseases;
He redeems my life from the pit
And crowns me with love and compassion

He satisfies all my desires with all good things
So that my youth is renewed like the eagle's!

He is my strength and song!
I will rejoice!

(Based on Psalm 104:33-34; 108:1b; 103:105)

середа, квітня 12, 2006

drama queen

In five hours I will go to my very last undergrad lecture ever.
Very exciting. Very scary. Very nostalgic. Tear...

P.S. Comment on my last blog, people! Please! I know we all have things to say about this.

EDIT: So, the whole thing ended up being rather anticlimactic. The prof was 45 minutes late for my last lecture and walked in as I was walking out to attend a recital. We exchanged pleasantries, he gave me the review material and wished me all the best.

No drama for Mira.

вівторок, квітня 11, 2006

Redeemer (a.k.a. Having a Say II)

I have an assignment for my Strategic Management class: assessing the current and developing recommendations for the future strategic development of Redeemer University College. In short, this means describing what is good and what is bad at Redeemer now, and what/how it can be made better. Upon request, a copy of this assignment can be presented to the president (yeah, 'cause he runs the show ;)) and further up.

I already have a bunch of things of my own, but suggestions are more than welcome.

So, speak up, the nerdy and the oppressed!

пʼятниця, квітня 07, 2006

having a say (a.k.a. bragging)

I would just like to let everybody know that the Redeemer graduating class gift this year is (drum roll) new books for the library! And guess whose idea it was?*

Yay for making a tiny little impact. And hopefully for having a finance book that dates more recent than 1986.

*I know that I am probably not the only one to come up with the idea, but I will take the credit anyways, thank you very much!

четвер, квітня 06, 2006


Why do some people who don’t know other people feel so free to have their noses (and mouths!) in those other people’s personal and professional business?

неділя, квітня 02, 2006

As the Ruin Falls
C S Lewis

All this is flashy rhetoric about loving you.
I never had a selfless thought since I was born.
I am mercenary and self-seeking through and through:
I want God, you, all friends, merely to serve my turn.

Peace, re-assurance, pleasure, are the goals I seek,
I cannot crawl one inch outside my proper skin:
I talk of love --a scholar's parrot may talk Greek--
But, self-imprisoned, always end where I begin.

Only that now you have taught me (but how late) my lack.
I see the chasm. And everything you are was making
My heart into a bridge by which I might get back
From exile, and grow man. And now the bridge is breaking.

For this I bless you as the ruin falls. The pains
You give me are more precious than all other gains.
- - -

Forgive me, Father, for I have sinned...

субота, квітня 01, 2006


Sometimes life changes faster than I can follow. In just a few weeks I will be done with my very last set of undergrad exams and will enter a whole new stage of life. The other night, while sitting at Timmy’s and singing our choir music in three parts (yeah, baby! we sound hot! somtimes), two of the coolest people and I started writing up lists of things we want to accomplish this summer. I know, the happy time is miles away, but I need to have something to at least look forward to. So, here goes:

- pray lots
- read lots
- swim lots
- sing lots
- tithe with my money and my time
- see my mother
- visit New York City
- get a real job and renew my legal status in Canada
- enjoy my summer job as much as I did last summer
- move downtown
- get my G1 and learn how to drive (eep!)
- go wilderness camping
- get a sweet tan
- go rock climbing
- witness one of Rachel’s …funny? stories
- go to Simply Scoops ice-cream shop in Port Burwell. Great place and great people. You should all go!
- go strawberry picking
- see the Atlantic ocean
- go fishing
- learn a sport (for crying out loud, it is about time!)
-grow a fruit/vegetable, even if it is one single plant
- revive Fruit of the Spirit Club (a.k.a we like wine! club), so untimely deceased
- go to a drive-in, ‘cause I’ve never been
- try the cuisine of at least three new countries
- write a story/song or translate something (it’s been too long)
- see a musical on stage
- take music lessons, not sure in what exactly yet
- impress Dr. T. (please, God! Once is all I’m asking for)
- go to the Beaches Jazz Fest (you should also all go, because it is awesome!)
- exercise (to make sure that all that swimming, and camping, and rock climbing are as enjoyable as I remember them to be)
- go scuba diving
- be happy

I'm sure I'm forgetting something. Ideas, anybody?