Free Chinese Tuition From God!

Most unexpectedly and surprisingly, here in Auckland, NZ, it seems like God wants me to improve on my Mandarin 😂 Since leading me to the church of Our Lady of Perpetual Help (See previous blog post), I am now having a daily free tuition class through the Auckland Chinese Catholic Community's WeChat group (with the … Continue reading Free Chinese Tuition From God!

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“Man O Man!”

I received this beautiful and absolutely brilliant joke/chain message from my Godbrother Felix this morning and felt the need to share it with everyone I know! Not sure who wrote this but he/she must have had a really good sense of humor and simplistic, yet deep, view of the world. Man O Man! When without … Continue reading “Man O Man!”

Into The Great Unknown!

My dad and his ‘Shuai’ pose! 😂 This is probably our last photo together for the next year at least as I am about to embark on 3 years of studies in New Zealand. Yet, like an old and 'lagging' internet connection, I’m still trying to catch up and come to terms with all that … Continue reading Into The Great Unknown!

People Are Often More Than What They Seem!

This morning was another one of those magical 'God-planned' mornings where coincidences happen at just the right time, down to the microseconds that you just can't help but feel like it was all planned out beforehand! I woke up earlier than usual, naturally, feeling refreshed and wide awake! In fact, I woke up more than … Continue reading People Are Often More Than What They Seem!

Finding a Lost Dog; Food as Medicine and Poison; God’s Plans In Action!

Meet NAGI! 🐶 This morning when I first stepped out of the door of our restaurant, looking left, I saw a dog sniffing around the cars and lamp posts. Thinking it was just another stray, I dismissed it. Looking up, I greeted Lily, our neighbour across the street: "Good morning Lily!" "Hi John! Have you … Continue reading Finding a Lost Dog; Food as Medicine and Poison; God’s Plans In Action!

“Surrender Your Negativity”

I’m a Roman Catholic and last saturday was the first time in my life I’ve ever mustered the courage to go to the confessional box before mass for confession. I think it may have changed my life for the better. I’d been thinking about this for a few weeks now after hearing our priests repeatedly  … Continue reading “Surrender Your Negativity”

Choosing Joy

This comes from the weekly catholic bulletin that I was reading today in church. It touched me deeply and I hope it makes sense to you 😊 "Joy is what makes life worth living, but for many joy seems hard to find. They complain that their lives are sorrowful and depressing. What then brings the … Continue reading Choosing Joy