Monday, September 14, 2009

The Big 3-OH

Malaybraham, my dear Malaysian friend named Abraham (see how he got the nickname?) celebrated a big birthday on Friday - it's a day that the world remembers as Nine Eleven. But from now on it will be the day of the Malay - Abraham turned 30 on that day! (Well, not in 2001... this year!)

Since Keisho so kindly took him out for lunch yesterday after church (no cake!), I decided I would capitalize on my day off from work by inviting him over for some delicious chicken cutlet curry. We decided to commemorate the occasion with this picture. Kinda cooky, but I think it's a cool shot. Don't we look younger than we actually are?

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Still BOBbin'

It's been awhile since I've posted anything about BOB (Brothers of Boaz). But we're still goin' strong, still studying the Word and praying with one another. Lately we've been going through Chuck Smith's book "The Man God Uses." It's a great book that devotes short chapters to the qualities that a man of God should have.

And of course, afterwards we always power up on snacks and so on. The guys are always good about bringing something for everyone to snack on (Keisho loves bringing us cake!). Last week, Kevin even blessed us with Anthony's pizza!

Well, a couple of weeks ago we had to say farewell to a good brother. Nate felt the Lord calling him back to Colorado to help with his dad's ministry there. Keisho, ever the cake provider, brought a cake and we celebrated / sent him off in style. Nate, may the Lord bless you! Keep in touch, and don't forget to pray for your brothers at BOB!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Who's this stranger?



Well, here I am, after leaving the blog alone for so long... I just haven't felt the urge to update. But a few weeks ago, I had a very special visitor come from abroad and visit me. (His purpose for coming was not to see me, but he did take time to visit! Wonderful times... but first, can you tell who it is from this pic?

So he came over and we had BBQ chicken and vegetables. Then we caught up on old times. Then my roommate Rob came back from work (baseball practice). My guest really wanted to play catch with a professional baseball player, so I (the agent) allowed him the privilege.



Finally, we drove together to OCSI and said 'hi' to his mother, and chatted with all the teachers of old. Then I drove back to Ginowan. Time went by so quickly, Keisuke, but I had an awesome time! Next time you're in Okinawa, we'll have to hang out again! All the best to you in China, my friend!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Update Withdrawal

I haven't posted anything to the ol' blog lately. It's a combination of being busy and wanting to avoid being on the computer for too many hours. With grad school being online, I sit in front of a screen and type so much these days, that blogging just isn't fun like it used to be.

Forgive me! I will do my best to post some fun stuff soon!