Monday, April 28, 2008

Keep our eyes upon our Lord.

Things happening in life are always unpredictable. I have mentioned earlier that my visa problem was fixed because of the new OPT policy. It has seemed to me that everything would be alright and I have been quite happy about it. But last week I found that both of my employers are not participating in the E-Verify. It is the necessary requirement for the extension application. It means I am not able to benefit from the new policy. I did feel disappointed at the beginning. But later on I realized that it is the lesson of faith God wants me to learn. I've recalled how God has saved me and led me through in the past. Things might not have happened as what I have expected. But every way that God's led me through has always been the best. Although I am still uncertain about what to do for my visa, I know everything would be alright because I have Him as my savior.
"All the way my Savior leads me; What have I to ask beside?
Can I doubt His tender mercy, Who through life has been my Guide?"

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Praise the Lord.

What a good news I heard this morning! My good friend (plus secondary school schoolmates) has accepted Christ as his savior. I remembered he hasn't yet received the salvation last year when we talked about Christianity. And now he has become a Christian. Thanks God. His work is wonderful.

Monday, April 07, 2008

God's Grace...

For some reason, the H1B working visa application is very complicated for my case. This issue has been bothering me for a while. I've been talking with people, researching on it from the internet, consulting lawyers to seek for a good solution. It turned out I couldn't come up with a good answer.

Thanks God. Today the headline of the newspaper brought me a really good news. The duration of the OPT will be extended from 12 months to 29 months. It is about 2 and a half years. And mathematics is one of the few categories that qualify for the extension. Everything will be fixed. This is such an amazing grace. To me, the visa application seems to be a difficult problem. But for Him, nothing is difficult. By simply changing the OPT policy, He fixes everything. I've learned a lesson AGAIN that as a Christian, we really do not need to worry too much. As long as we put our eyes upon Him, He will take care of everything in a timely manner. Sometimes His work may not be immediate, but we should still keep our trust on Him. He CAN and He is WILLING to take care of us on EVERYTHING.

"Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will (K)guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." (Philippians 4:6-7)

Friday, April 04, 2008


There are many works to do these days. Writing up the thesis, working on Yau's project, finishing up the research paper..Feel a little bit stressful..
Tho' there're many works to do, I couldn't quite concentrate and haven't done much today. I really work hard tomorrow.

Thursday, April 03, 2008


10 days vacation with Sandra

Let me start by writing about my 10 days US trip with Sandra during the spring break.

Sandra's come to to US on 3/19 and stay here in L.A. for 10 days. We've had a really wonderful time together.

3/19: (Day 1) A boring day
It was a boring day for her. My students had their final examination today. She arrived at about 11am at LAX. We spent most of the day on proctoring and grading. But amazingly, I finished grading ~100 exams in one day. After that, we went to a Japanese buffet near Santa Monica Beach. It's quite good if we considered the price.
3/20: (Day 2) Big Day -- her Birthday!
It's her birthday today. We went to Universal Studio. And we went to a steak house for dinner. She couldn't finish her plate and I helped her to finish it. Hehe..So I actually had 1.5 pieces of steak..Yummy Yummy. Oh. I bought an M&M ice-cream birthday cake for her too.

3/21: (Day 3) Shopping day
We went to Ontario Mill outlet shopping mall today. We bought quite a lot of clothes. We went to friday night fellowship together in the evening. It's so good to go to fellowship together. We've also had prayer with bro/sis together at the end of the meeting. Nice~~
(Our first rental car. Looks good. But the air-conditioning didn't work!)(My second rental car. Now the air-conditioning works.)

3/22: (Day 4) Santa Barbara Trip & Whale watching
We went to Santa Barbara today and went to watch whale. We saw lots of whale, dolphin and sea lion. It was a wonderful trip. We went to Tsang auntie house to have dinner at night.

3/23: (Day 5) Church
We went to church together today and have some gathering with bro/sis in the afternoon at Dorcas's house. We went to Korean BBQ for dinner. Yummy Yummy!

3/24: (Day 6) Grand Canyon
We woke up at 6am this morning. We drove 10 hours to Grand Canyon. It's tiring. But Grand Canyon is soooooooooo beautiful. We watched the sunset together in Grand Canyon.
3/25: (Day 7) Grand Canyon+Las Vegas
We visited Grand Canyon again in the morning. We had to drive an hour from the hotel to the national park. Hehe. When we arrived at the park, Sandra found out she left the engagement ring in the hotel. So, we had to go back to the hotel. Thanks God that we got it back from the cleaning lady. We drove back to the park at about 1pm and we stayed there for another 2 hours.
After that, we started driving to Las Vegas at around 3pm. We arrived there at 7pm. We had our dinner at Planet Hollywood Hotel. The buffet was sooooo delicious.
3/26: (Day 8) Hoover Dam
We visited Hoover Dam and Lake Mead today. It's pretty.

Coming back to Blogger again!

It's interesting to read my previous posts on blogger. I've decided to keep blogging again (hopefully everyday).