Today is Narciso Rodriguez

Today is Narciso Rodriguez

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Today is Alice McCall

Absolutely beautiful weather yesterday.

First arepas / Venezuelan beach food! South Norwalk’s Valencia Luncheria

Spring break spent with surprise visits from SAS Canadians boys & Ian

Yeongsanjae ritual at Philadelphia Museum of Art 

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Yeongsanjae ritual at Philadelphia Museum of Art

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Happy Chinese/Lunar New Year! 
Time to get homesick… Missing all the beautiful lights and decorations back in Singapore. 

Happy Chinese/Lunar New Year! 

Time to get homesick… Missing all the beautiful lights and decorations back in Singapore. 

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I asked God to challenge me during this retreat, and He certainly answered my prayers.. I struggled a lot with what I thought I knew about God and what it meant to be in His presence, and while this retreat was so much more of a spiritual challenge than anything else, it became extremely applicable in the sense that I am so much closer to God in my daily life. 
Also decided to fast TV for a week - challenged again during P. Charles’ workshop about fighting our guilty pleasures. I have a ton to work on, but not watching TV for the past few days really opened my eyes.  "Our appetite for the Lord diminishes as we nibble off the table of the world" - my hunger for and dependency on Him has definitely increased, and I realized that I’ve hungered more for community and fellowship.  I usually watch TV when I eat dinner in my room and want to ‘escape’ after a whole day of classes, but I’ve begun to appreciate company and want to surround myself with others to conversation.  I’ve also become so much more productive in my schoolwork, and started reading Ezekiel. Lots to be thankful for!

I asked God to challenge me during this retreat, and He certainly answered my prayers.. I struggled a lot with what I thought I knew about God and what it meant to be in His presence, and while this retreat was so much more of a spiritual challenge than anything else, it became extremely applicable in the sense that I am so much closer to God in my daily life. 

Also decided to fast TV for a week - challenged again during P. Charles’ workshop about fighting our guilty pleasures. I have a ton to work on, but not watching TV for the past few days really opened my eyes.  "Our appetite for the Lord diminishes as we nibble off the table of the world" - my hunger for and dependency on Him has definitely increased, and I realized that I’ve hungered more for community and fellowship.  I usually watch TV when I eat dinner in my room and want to ‘escape’ after a whole day of classes, but I’ve begun to appreciate company and want to surround myself with others to conversation.  I’ve also become so much more productive in my schoolwork, and started reading Ezekiel. Lots to be thankful for!

Friends are good - this one surely is :) 

Restaurant week at Little Nonna’s. Such a sweet getaway from campus relaxing and catching up before leaving for retreat.

A second snow day at Penn :) nice and cozy inside the high rise

A second snow day at Penn :) nice and cozy inside the high rise

Starting out the year healthy and right!

A snow day at Penn! Well.. after 2pm. 
I was mentally prepared for a packed day today but what a pleasant surprise :) Hope everyone is keeping warm 

A snow day at Penn! Well.. after 2pm. 

I was mentally prepared for a packed day today but what a pleasant surprise :) Hope everyone is keeping warm 

Thinking back to the first sunrise of 2014… Felt almost the same having my first classes of the spring semester. Hoping and praying that I keep to my goals and make 2014 a memorable one.

Thinking back to the first sunrise of 2014… Felt almost the same having my first classes of the spring semester. Hoping and praying that I keep to my goals and make 2014 a memorable one.

Last meal before heading down to Penn. 
Already missing family & home. 

Last meal before heading down to Penn. 

Already missing family & home. 

Slow mornings
Been a while since I drew

Slow mornings

Been a while since I drew