Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Some quick overdue updates

Haven't been keeping up with my blogging - not even posting links, so here's a quick update.

Excuse / reason? The same lah! Busy. And also since returning back from my work holiday in Malaysia in September, I have had a lot of catching up to do and also found it hard to get back into the rhythm ...And as the weather warms up here in NZ, church gets busier too :-)

So for those following my Pastor's notes, posted up a couple of months worth (backdated). To read go to http://pastorpaulkcc.blogspot.co.nz/ (all dated 30 October)

Quick highlights:

Excited and thankful to God that Andrew has his internship job all lined up for November to January. Wonderful testimony that one ...

We saved up enough to get a pergola to cover our small back deck. Now we can cook outside too when it rains. Cost us over $5,500. Building cost is expensive here in NZ so glad a friend gave me a decent price for the job.

Been working on my vegetables and plants. Laziness and distraction meant that the early strawberries (first fruits) were all gobbled up by the birds. Yesterday out up some netting but left a bit exposed to give chance to the birds to eat some as I like the birds that come around my house to chirp early in the morning. Reminds me that it is really spring.

Tomato plants growing well. Taro and potatoes running wild - no effort need and nice harvest already. One of my chilly plants from last year already has fruit, and last year's coriander coming up well. But the seeds O planted for a new crop of coriander and chives ... nothing ... hopefully, nothing yet

Long beans plants from seeds seem to be doing well as is the choko plant. And my dwarf apple tree is budding again as are my other various plants.

Have not had much time to work on my magic so am glad for the Light Party (31st Oct) tomorrow where I will add in one new effect (pop corn maker). Unfortunately  various cuts on my fingers will not allow me to try out an effect I have been wanting to do for 2 years now! :-(

Last few months have been a wonderful  in terms of getting to know better various people from the Kelston community. An inspiring bunch from all walks of life and ethnic groups.

Carolling practices have begun too so that is nice and coming Sunday three people are getting baptized. My turn to do the baptizing so it is an added plus for me.

Trip to Malaysia was nice. Really enjoyed catching up with so many and felt bad (but only for a while) that I had no energy to see quite a few. Speaking at the SSGC camp brought back wonderful memories.

Also was inspired by a few people whom I spent time catching up with - seeing their zeal for God and community and their vision and commitment in what I think are crucial activities that will impact the nation. Am blessed and privileged to be able to play a small part in their journey.

Ok. Got to get back to work. Catch you on FB!


  1. Gleanings for the birds and planting Coriander in NZ, that's unexpected. Baptisms, and carolling, that's edifying. Meeting people who are investing their lives well, that's encouraging. Glad you're back to blogging, Paul. Sorry I missed you in KL.

  2. Will meet eventually one day ... :-)
    Already a large handful of strawberries :-)