Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Before it becomes 2 Lies and 1 Truth
I enjoyed reading your responses to the 2 Truths and 1 Lie meme. I really ROTFL for some. But here is my story…
1. I have celebrated valentine’s day only once
Ever since JSS 3 when it seems everyone around me started having Mr. Valentines, I always wanted to celebrate valentine’s day. To me, Valentine’s day meant chocolates, teddy bears, perfumes, etc. It was really frustrating when no one asked me out on Valentine’s day let alone gave me those dream gifts. I assumed it was because I was "araless".
As I grew older ("arafull"), the people to ask me out were available. Somehow, the heartbreaks happened either on December just before the next year’s valentine, or on February 12th. Probably the amendment of the break up would happen on the 16th of February. Mr. Valentine was lucky to escape the expenditure.
As I drew closer to God, I learnt that Valentine’s Day was just a day like every other day in the year. If I wanted love, I needed to sow love. And love was not meant for only one day in the year. It was meant for every day of the year. So I began sowing seeds of love in people’s lives. Only last year did I celebrate Valentine’s Day. By then I had learnt that the benchmark for love was intangible, and if we want love, we have to give love [Luke 6:38].
So lest it becomes a lie, I had to put up this post before 14th of Feb, 2009.
2. I remained a science student because of a crush on my physics teacher
To be or not to be a science student? This was the question I pondered on when my chemistry teacher sent me out of her class for not having a note. My note was stolen by my 1st mid-term in SS1. I did not care about the choice I was going to make. I felt I could be an excellent art or social science student. Not until my mother sat me down and told me she knows I will do very well in the sciences. She made me sit at home one day, copy the note from beginning to end and write an apology letter to my chemistry teacher. Grudgingly, I went to my chemistry teacher and showed her my new up-to-date note and the apology letter. She allowed me back to her class. Today I am enjoying the dividends of remaining a science student.
Would I have remained a science student because of a crush on my physics teacher? I don’t know. My mother may not have allowed me to if she knew it was not good for me.
Beloved people, let us take out time this valentine season to appreciate our parents who helped us make decisions that have brought us this far. [Ephesians 6:1-3]. They sent us to school, they corrected us in ways we did not like, and they gave us food.
Therefore, No. 2 is the lie.
3. I am a 23 inched-waisted woman
Since we have identified the lie, we know this one is true. Yep, the waist has always been a reason for conversation when I wear those big-belted outfits. Maybe it is because of my slim stature.
I used to joke that if I ever get up to 50kg, I would do thanksgiving. To keep to my words [Ecclesiastics 5:4], I want to thank God for my weight. I came into marriage 45kg and currently I am fluctuating around 50kg (depending on how I march the scale, it can be 52kg). And guess what, the waist still remained the same.
That’s all for my 2 truths and 1 lie. Those who got the lie, you have done too well. You have passed the entrance exam for the FBI.
Kafo, you sounded too sure I was beginning to doubt myself…
Naughty Eyes, hmmmmm…We'll take it offline...
Happy Valentine’s Day in advance to you all...