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Monday, November 24, 2008

NSCF.... [Day 1]

Well, for all the Alor Starians attending the camp, we had to leave a day earlier. We were suppose to leave at 10 p.m., but as usual Malaysian mentality, always late. Never early. I couldn't sleep well in the bus. One reason was, because I think the bus was speeding. It was a double decker bus, and we could feel the bus rocking sideways. Another reason was, Aaron and Ji Xun was talking in front, and we could hear them talking. All of us had slept only a few hours. We all had panda eyes.

We arrived at 5:30 a.m. at Seremban. It was so early. *Yawn!*. We had to walk 15 minutes to the church nearby. I can't remember the church's name. We had to wait till about 8:30 a.m., so that the van will pick us from there and send us to stm. We had breakfast while waiting at a mamak shop.

The van was late, 15 minutes late. I must say that Seremban is quite a well maintained city from what I observed. Pity I did not bring a camera along. Sigh. Many beautiful shots I've missed. The roads in Seremban are quite well maintained. Not many potholes could be seen. The roads are quiet wide and straight. Some roads are single way roads. The first thing came into my mind when I saw the roads were Mat Rempits. Mat Rempits in Seremban must be having a gala time.

When we reached stm, it was 9 something. Registration was at 3. *Yawn*. So many hours to kill. We occupied ourselves by playing hp games, some slept.

Finally, it was time for camp. The ice-breaker was great. We had games like finding the same month of birth people, 5 cents 10 cents games, and some others. It was a really good way of meeting and interacting with new people. We broke into groups. I fell into Chrysolite. Chrysolite ROCKS! It's the best time as Sieh Jin said. Tim and Joseph were in the same group. I was alone. Lonely. But thankfully, there were people in my group that made me feel welcomed. And Sieh Jin was my group leader! He is a good leader.

After ice-breakers, there was a short break for us to bathe, then dinner. Dinner was okay.

Session started with a little worship before it. I learnt a lot from the speaker that spoke that night. It really touched me that we have God to turn to. He asked an interesting question, how would you introduce your Christian life? That got me to ponder further. Frankly, at that time, I didn't know how to answer.

He also showed us a mtv video clip, "Welcome to My Life" by simple plan. The song talks about a someone being rejected.


Do you ever feel like breaking down?
Do you ever feel out of place?
Like somehow you just don't belong
And no one understands you
Do you ever wanna run away?
Do you lock yourself in your room?
With the radio on turned up so loud
That no one hears you screaming

No you don't know what it's like
When nothing feels all right
You don't know what it's like
To be like me

To be hurt
To feel lost
To be left out in the dark
To be kicked when you're down
To feel like you've been pushed around
To be on the edge of breaking down
And no one's there to save you
No you don't know what it's like
Welcome to my life

Do you wanna be somebody else?
Are you sick of feeling so left out?
Are you desperate to find something more?
Before your life is over
Are you stuck inside a world you hate?
Are you sick of everyone around?
With their big fake smiles and stupid lies
While deep inside you're bleeding

No you don't know what it's like
When nothing feels all right
You don't know what it's like
To be like me

To be hurt
To feel lost
To be left out in the dark
To be kicked when you're down
To feel like you've been pushed around
To be on the edge of breaking down
And no one's there to save you
No you don't know what it's like
Welcome to my life

No one ever lied straight to your face
And no one ever stabbed you in the back
You might think I'm happy but I'm not gonna be okay
Everybody always gave you what you wanted
You never had to work it was always there
You don't know what it's like, what it's like

To be hurt
To feel lost
To be left out in the dark
To be kicked when you're down
To feel like you've been pushed around
To be on the edge of breaking down
And no one's there to save you
No you don't know what it's like (what it's like)

To be hurt
To feel lost
To be left out in the dark
To be kicked when you're down
To feel like you've been pushed around
To be on the edge of breaking down
And no one's there to save you
No you don't know what it's like
Welcome to my life
Welcome to my life
Welcome to my life
This song really hit me, after his message. I nearly cried.

2 comments:

sarah said...

looking forward to your six day account of nscf! great job. keep posting :D

Daniel Ting said...

thanks... =)