Thursday, May 29, 2014

Landscape Architect

I am so blessed. So blessed indeed! For a working environment that enables me to grow and learn under someone who is willing to teach!

I thank you for the passion You've placed in me to be an aspiring landscape architect. I grow to love my job more and more. It might be stressful at times but I thank you that You've placed in me a heart to learn new things, a spirit that is not afraid to make mistakes eventhough it is a big project. I thank you for giving me this opportunity! I am so blessed indeed!

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Mount Kinabalu

The view from above was beyond fantastic! The mountain tops popping out of the clouds! Jaw-dropping beauty, and it makes you wonder and expect more beauty from the Creator.

The climb up to the peak was really a test of endurance of the mind and the legs of course because at a point, even when my legs are willing, my mind told me that "You've already made it here, it is already beyond your limits!".

Well, eventhough I didn't make it to the top of the Low's peak, I was there at the foot (Maybe another 250m vertical distance to go!). And you are wondering why didn't I just climb the rest of the distance?The reason being I got a time to check in because of the Walk the Torq activity that my group had already signed up for. (That is another whole experience in itself!). I know if I go ahead with the vertical distance to reach the summit, I will be late for the activity and might not even be able to participate even though I paid for it already. So I decided to just give myself some time to admire whatever my eyes could feast on.

My goal for the trip this time is really to be able to stand above and conquer my fear of heights. It is amazing to think of the heights I went up and above in the dark alone. Yeah, alone because I lost my group along the way up, so I just went along with whoever that was in front of me. Those vertical drop at the danger zone with only a white rope to help you up. Coming down, I find it to be more interesting and adventurous rather than fear. If you thought that I climbed down, by not looking downwards, you are so wrong! I came down most of the time can't resist turning behind my back and looking down because the view was really fantastic!

It makes me wanna go search out more of these natural beauty and be immensed in it because these tell me of how creative and beautiful my God is. From those little details on the plants on the way up, all the way to the final view at the top of the mountain! He never fails to amaze me.

Psalm 104: 24- 25
How many are your works, O Lord!
In wisdom you made them all;
the earth is full of your creatures.
There is the sea, vast and spacious,
teeming with creatures beyond number-
living things both large and small.