Wednesday, April 16, 2014

fountain.zurich

some snapshots of the many beautiful fountains in the city...









you only spent a little over 24 hours in this city but you already feel so at home here....

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

sprungli.zurich

your very first encounter with zurich. it's a very sweet one...







Monday, April 14, 2014

karelian.pasty

your last meal in helsinki
 it's nothing fancy but just at one of the restaurant in stockmann... you're sick of coffee by then since you drink it from morning and at client's place they only serve coffee and coffee
 a open face shrimp sandwich which is true to scandinavian and a karelian pasty made of rye crust folds with rice pudding and topped with fish paste...  authentically true to finland
and you enjoyed it over an open roof top above you. helsinki day is long nowadays...
and that's the end of finland chapter!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

::goodness::

this weekend has been very special to you, spiritually.  physically you hardly ever to open your eyes wide due to the extended long working hour on friday evening.  you embarked for a 2 hour journey southbound to a city where other care members live. you had a very good and fruitful session with interesting discussion, intimate sharing and prayer. you feel tired and sleepy physically yet spiritually you're refreshed.

in the evening you had your SIL and her friend over for dinner and a normal dinner turned out to be a special one. special in the way that it's according to God's way. you had another long and intimate discussion and sharing  about challenges, problems, perception, dreams, future, regrets and unforgiveness. it was an eye opener to you to know how he feels and what's his values are towards life. it has changed a lot since the last time you know him...

you've been too busy lately that you hardly spent any quality time together, even on those days that you're home, your working hours and his just don't allow any time to eat a meal together except on the weekends. you thought he has already made peace with the situation but it turns out that he's still there and mourning about the fact and the decision that you both took 2 years ago... the situation and consequences of the decision has not affect you at all. in fact it brings forth life and health. yet on the other hand, it brought him the fear of the future, the deterioration of health as a result of unforgiveness.

at least you now know his state of mind now and you know how you can pray for him.  this is not a random thought as it has a sense of urgency in you, you wanted to seek Godly counsel but you will keep this in your prayer for now and know that God will surely bring him out of his situation through the reminder of the death of Jesus on the cross and His resurrection.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

brick.lane.graffiti

colorful, fascinating brick lane with its famous graffiti...








Friday, April 11, 2014

columbia.street.flower.market

back to the london story...
 you visited columbia street flower market briefly... not so much in search for the flowers or bulbs
 but really more to the two rows of shops where they sell some really cool stuff...
 be a rustic cafe, vintage shops, bakeries
to the open stalls...
they are all fascinating to you and you kind of enjoying the east enders tempo more then the west end tourist galore...

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happy friday, you're still working at this moment but you're not complaining but try to finish off some of the preparation for next week.
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Thursday, April 10, 2014

uspenski.cathedral

 exploring another side of helsinki after your coffee at johan and nystorm
 uspenski cathedral just besides you, so you walked your way up to have a up close and personal view of the architecture
you can say how beautiful this cathedral is when the sun shines on her... and the blue sky...oh... you're going to miss it...

 a party tram, with spring arrival, the finns can really party and drink all day long...
 while waiting for your tram to arrive, you stroll a little bit closer to the harbor
and a big wheel standing against the nordic afternoon sun.  suddenly you feel a little pity that you're not coming again in the next few weeks or months or years. who knows, only the time will tell.
you do enjoy your side project in helsinki as it's so pleasant and relax, and the clients that were once cool are now warm up to you.
but there's an end to everything, while helsinki chapter is coming to an end, a new chapter of adventure will begin next week.
feeling very thankful, calm and relax to be able to visit a city like this...

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