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Oct. 25th, 2007

mikaella

So that whole taking a break bit...

Yeah... it didn't happen. So last year '06-'07, I was an officer in my university's Newman Catholic Club, right? Now, don't get me wrong, it was an amazing year of ministry but it was also a very, insanely exhausting year for me. Not only did we do weekly meetings, social events and have regular officers' meetings... but I also helped run/organize a retreat, prayer "events" like Adoration and XLT's, I helped run/organize our semi-annual fundraiser and ran and orgaized a fundraiser on my own. Plus, school, work and a missionary trip to Mississippi. Bleh!!! I loved it but yeah, it was a lot for my first year in ministry.
So with all that, I told myself that since I didn't run for president for this year, I would take it easy. Well, the Church that hosts our club needed some help. Our Chaplain kept bugging me about helping with music at one of the Masses. So I stepped up and all of a sudden, they want to start a Youth Mass and want me to me the music director for the youth band and choir. What? *looks about* Me? Uh... Okay. And so what happened, my friends... is that I got sucked into doing ministry. I volunteered, yes. But it turns out they expect a lot more from me than I was prepared to give or even thought I could give. So here I am, auditioning, running practices, working with budgets, trying to get a band and choir together by December 2nd. *dies* But with the help of my friends and their neverending prayers, God has given me the ability to get this going.
Well, I thought that was it. I dropped one ministry and started up another one. That's all, right? Oh no. No, no, no. Nooo. Why would it be? That would just make things too easy.
A couple of days ago, I visit Armando at St. Angela's to ask him about World Youth Day (which I am going to *yay* with them *double yay*) and he asks me if I want to teach Confirmation. What? *looks about* Me? Uh... Okay. And so what happened (again), my friends... is that I got sucked into doing ministry (again). I volunteered, yes (again). But it turns out he wants me to teach my own class. *dies* (again).
*Sighs* So now, I am finger-printed in the Diocese of Orange and I have a stack of books in my apartment living room of resources to use for my class. All this (just the teaching bit) happened in about four days. Two days go, I was asked, then I get figer-printed and help teach the first class and then the next day, I get a butt load of books and told that I am in charge of my own class. That's 20 young minds, people. Mine. Alone. Oi. What the heck is God thinking?! What the heck is Armando thinking?!! But I am excited, I have to admit. I got a copy of the Catechism. And I already read through most of the next lesson. I'm just nervous. I'll be alone in a room with twenty 14 year olds. I hope they listen to me. Maybe one of them will participate! Maybe.
But uh... before I get ready for that lesson, I have to make sure I get music copied and practice arrangements made for Sunday. Did I mention that I also have work and school?
How do my friends do all this?!!
._.; help.
Peace,
~Ru

Oct. 10th, 2007

mikaella

Happy Birthday, Chun!

Today's Wu Chun's birthday so happy birthday, Chun! :D
I know I'm a nerd but I don't care. He's sexy and sweet and you'd fall in love with him too if you watched endless interviews on YouTube. XD Lol.
Well, I hope you have a relaxing and fun-filled birthday, Chun, because you work hard. Jai you! ("Do your best" in Mandarin)
Peace,
~Ru

Oct. 2nd, 2007

mikaella

It's official

I'm addicted to Taiwanese dramas. XD I can't go a day without watching at least one episode. They make me happy. They're my escape from the real world.
Thank you to Ella Chen for her amazing acting. :)
Peace,
~Ru

Sep. 6th, 2007

mikaella

Ru's overloaded!

I have so much to do and so little time! Ugh! I'm getting mad at myself for not realizing that three science classes plus another lecture course is /a lot/ of work. Plus, I'm behind on getting the music ministry stuff up and running. Our first mass is in two months and I haven't even auditioned kids yet! Ahh!
Sometimes I feel like just giving up on everything but I can't. I have responsibilities. And I've been neglecting my friends... I think that's one of the hardest things about being busy with school and other stuff. There are so many people that I care about that I haven't been getting back to. Everyone wants to hang out and I have to constantly turn them down. What kind of friend am I?! If I didn't have school, yeah... I could go dancing every weekend and go back home and go out to dinner and drinks. BUT I DON'T HAVE THE TIME!!!
God, could You just make days like... 36 hours long? Or just make it possible for me to not need sleep for the next three months? *cries*
And I'm really bumbed. See, the OC diocese is giving a ministry confrence on Saturday and Armando is giving a talk about Young Adult ministry. Other than music ministry, that is the one field I'm really into... plus, Armando's giving the talk and I've never been to one of his talks before. But at the same time as his workshop is a really good one for music ministry that I should really... I mean, really, go to. So I'm gonna miss his talk! *cries even harder* I admire that man so much and I would give anything to hear him talk... but I know I have an obligation to the music ministry that I'm starting. I hate doing the right thing sometimes. Lol.
Actually... speaking of Armando, I think my friends are getting really tired of hearing about him. Or at least about how I could possibly be in love with him. I don't think they believe me. Or think that I'm just don't know what love really is. And they're probably right but at the same time... I want to love him. Ah well. What can ya do, right?
Okay... I just had to get a little of this off my chest. I'm gonna go and study for a bit now. Later, I'll reward myself my watching an episode of Tokyo Juliet... and watch my beautiful future husband, Wu Chun. ^______^;; Why did God have to make men so beautiful? WHY??
Peace,
~Ru

Aug. 13th, 2007

mikaella

Feeling...

... odd. I don't really know how to describe how I'm feeling. It might just be the fact that it's 3:30 AM but I always stay up this late. Ever since I started watching Hana Kimi and Fahrenheit and S.H.E. music videos... I've just felt really happy and really sad at the same time. Doesn't make sense, right? That's what I said. No, I don't have depression or any other chemical imbalance... I just feel bleh.
Hana Kimi is my absolute favorite story. Mizuki speaks to me. She loves without boundaries and without fear. I've always wanted to love that way... and I thought that Armando might be my first taste of that but I doubt myself every other minute. He's just so, ugh! Amazing! I feel so inadequate next to him and all I wanna do is get better to try and erase that feeling. His smile makes me blush, his eyes comfort me and he makes me feel like I'm worth the time when we talk. Ugh... I hate feeling this way about a guy. I keep telling myself that one more hug and it's over... or one more dance and it's over... one more talk and it's over. But when is it really going to be over? Why am I so afraid to love without wanting something back? Why is selfishness so easy? And why do I choose that path so often? I want to ask him this... but heh... that would require me to actually confirm that I like him. Stupid Armando... why do you have to be so charming?
I'm gonna listen to a little more of my Taiwanese music (heh) and then try and go to bed.
Peace,
~Ru

Aug. 9th, 2007

mikaella

New Icon!

Hi friends!
I found an icon of Wu Chun (the most beautiful man on earth) made by candybabylala. He's so cute! I'm happy. :D Thanks candybabylala!
~Ru

Aug. 4th, 2007

mikaella

Falling in love

Ever since Angie visited CA for Anime Expo last month, I've been trying to reclaim my love for anime. I had forgetten how much I enjoy the stories and the little bits of culture I get from watching/reading anime/manga. It's been nice to go to youtube and crunchyroll and watching a episode or two of a new anime.
Well, for the longest time, my favorite anime/manga has been Hana Kimi and I knew that there was a Taiwanese live drama based on this anime. I finally got a chance to watch it this last week and fell in love with the story all over again. Anyway, the main character (Sano) is played by Wu Zun (or Wu Chun) and he is one of the most beautiful men I have ever seen, lol. Being a typical fan girl, I went in search of info on this guy and found out that he's in a Taiwanese boy band along with the other lead male character, Jiro Wang, called Fahrenheit! How cute is that? So now I've "fallen in love" with their music and with Wu Zun.
I wish I knew how to put pics on this thing so everyone can see Wu Zun but you'll have to settle for a link instead. :D
http://gallery.asianfanatics.net/index.php?act=thumbs&aid=2615

http://images.asianfanatics.net/gallery/index.php?act=image&pid=324287][img]http://images.asianfanatics.net/gallery/albums/Taiwanese-Male/Wu-Zun/normal_d0d9ad0e2b9667e037d1220c.jpg[/img][/url]

So I just wanted to post this cuz I was happy. XD
Peace ya'll,
~Ru

Aug. 1st, 2007

mikaella

Hana Kimi bliss

So my favorite manga for the longest time has been Hana Kimi, an adorable story about a Japanese girl in the US who goes back to Japan disguised as a boy to an all boys school in pursuit of her high jump idol. It's not very well known but I think the popularity is growing.
Well, I found out that it was made into a live drama in Taiwan and later in Japan. I just watched the first episode from the Taiwan-version and it is very cute. The main guy on it is oh so dreamy. I'm not usually attracted to Asians but man oh man... he is probably one of the most beautiful men I have ever seen. Not a bad actor either. The girl is a little... eh. I'm excited to watch the Japanese version to see which is better though.
Anyway, random... I know but I have a hana kimi community on this so I thought I'd add to my journal about this.
Peace,
~Ru

May. 30th, 2007

mikaella

Sooo it's been forever

I'm not really posting anything real on this. Just wanted to let people that actually read this that I'm alive and well. I have my share of problems but who doesn't. I'm just happy to be where I am in life right now. It's summer vacation and I have a lot to do. Lots going on this summer. Two weddings, confrences, meetings, trips, financial plans to be made... and a band to put together. That none of that includes school. XD It's gonna be great.
Peace,
~Ru

Dec. 8th, 2006

mikaella

Yes, it's a real update... kinda.

Finals are just around the corner which means so is vacation. I'm glad this semester is coming to an end. I'm tired of school. I went through some bad crap these last few months and I'm ready for my life to take a new turn. I've made some decisions that, I hope, will help me to find, well... me.
Despite the bad times, I've made some incredible friends. Some friendships started, some grew deeper and others... well, hm. Either way, I feel like I'm moving on to a better place. I still have a lot to do, a lot more that I want to accomplish if that is His will.
You only get one life to live so I say... live it like you've always dreamt it. I'm tired of waiting for my life to start, for some grand sign that says, you're living now. I'm tired of constantly thinking that I can get to the good part of my life a few years down the line. I may not have a "few years down the line". I want to use every breath, every heartbeat for Him. So that I may truly live.
~Ru

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