Sunday, March 26, 2006

Great Birthday Party

So, I had to cut a bit of my planned time for writing code on a school project to get myself ready for the party: some food, the cake, etc.

It turns out that most guests were late, but all were late at the same time, which was great. There were 15-20 people in my apartment and we all had a great time. I had board games ready, and noone wanted to play them because they enjoyed their conversation so much!

I shared my conversion story with some workmates, talked about marriage and singlehood, blowed my candle succesfully, and received very encouraging word. Overall, the serving spirit, the multiple facets of my convictions in my life and my love for God and knowledge were the most marking to my friends. I sometimes need to be told things like that :)

In the end, it was not bad to have this party, even though exams are next week. I had a bigger smile and less worries... I was able to let go, just for that one night. That's worth something, definitely.

We had tunisian food brought by a coworker, turkish sweets, iranian tea, rice salad (done by myself), a chocolate cake, apple pies, some australian and spanish wine, etc. A good mixture indeed!

I got from my parents a digital music player that supports the Vorbis format, as well as noise-cancelling headphones. I was given a 3 CD set of classical music, and a brother gave me a CD of classic/jazz music. I am buying myself some special earplugs to ear conversations better in noisy environments, as a gift to myself.

Another great thing was the encouraging cards I received. I even wrote myself one, just because I love myself. Don't worry, I'm perfectionist enough to be immune to narcicism! My ego is not yet out of control ;)

Everybody had a great time, and I'm sure that it left an impression of guests as well. I need to pray for all of them to join God's kingdom.

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