Thursday, February 28, 2008


who says it's more slack studying in aussie? look at my horrible timetable!!! (thank God i managed to find a slot for bio pract. previously, my timetable was 2 practs on friday!) it's only for 3 modules lor... my theology module is a self study thing. cos i can't make it to the Adelaide Divinity College on wed mornings. classes will clash. i really wonder how i'll do for that mod. haha. so exciting to study theology in school. there'll be heaps of readings! shucks. haha. but that's the way to learn!

Modules i'm taking this semester:
BIOL1102 - Molecular Basis of Life
CHEM1101 - Chemistry 1A

PSYCH1104 - Aspects of Psychology A
THEO1101 - Interpreting the Old Testament (External course)

My Timetable - 03-Mar-2008 to 20-Jun-2008


BIOL1102 Lecture 1 of 3 (1) IST.STH3

BIOL1102 Practical (21) BIOL.112

BIOL1102 Lecture 3 of 3 (1) IST.STH3

CHEM1101 Practical (6) PHYS.121

BIOL1102 Workshop (1) SLTH.STH1

BIOL1102 Supervised Study (13) PHYS.1300

CHEM1101 Tutorial (1) SLTH.STH1

PSYC1104 Tutorial (1) SSN.114


CHEM1101 Lecture (1) IST.STH3

CHEM1101 Lecture (1) IST.STH3

CHEM1101 Lecture (1) IST.STH3


BIOL1102 Lecture 2 of 3 (2) IST.STH3


PSYC1104 Lecture Group 1 of 2 (1) SSN.NTH3

PSYC1104 Lecture Group 2 of 2 (1) SSN.NTH3


BIOL1102 Workshop (1) SLTH.STH1

Mailing Address

got my mailing address! ask me if you want my aussie number ya? haha. it's cheaper for me to call you than you call me though. :)

Ho Hui Li Melissa
Unit 7, Room 5
Flinders Housing
GPO Box 2100
SA 5001

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

What Happens When Women Walk in Faith

That's the new book by Lysa Terkeurst that i'm reading for my QT every night now. Thank God i brought this along with me. I've been feeling uneasy about what's going to happen in the future, but the anxiety really decreased as i spent time reading this + the word.

At chapter 2 now, and just wanna type out some quotes so that i'll remember better.

"To honour God completely, you need enough faith to leave with him. Leave the attitude, leave the stubborn pride, leave the right to be right, leave the control, and biggest of all, leave the unbelief."

"Determine to proceed forward with God." (eg. Noah, Jeremiah, Ruth, Abraham, Jesus's disciples etc)

Hebrews 11:13-16
All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance. And they admitted that they were aliens and strangers on earth. People who say such things show that they are looking for a country of their own. If they had been thinking of the country they had left, they would have had opportunity to return. Instead, they were longing for a better country-a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them.

Isaiah 43:18-21
Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland. The wild animals honour me, the jackals and the owls, because I provide water in the desert and streams in the wasteland, to give drink to my people, my chosen, the people I formed for myself that they may proclaim my praise.

I miss home. But i'm gonna look ahead and see what God has in store for me! Ultimately, i'm his and i want to try living by faith. I know he will provide for me, even though i don't yet see how everything will work out in the future. One step at a time...

Hebrews 10:35-37
So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised. For in just a very little while, "He who is coming will come and will not delay. But my righteous one will live by faith. And if he shrinks back, i will not be pleased with him.

*you remember about about 10% when you read, 27% when you listen, 35% when you write, more when you teach, and so much more when you actually practise it.*

Conviction and comprehension goes hand in hand before compliance isn't it?

Monday, February 25, 2008



I was so frustrated with my internet. I'm really "anti-IT" (description given by my brother), i think. Everyone's internet could work except mine. 6 people came to my room to help me, including new friends and hostel IT personnels for like a week, and none managed to do it! Surprisingly, when June (Canoeing Aw Yong! She's your cousin! Such a small world after all.) came over, she knew exactly what the problem was straight away and made it right. GRINS. Thank God. I'm not cut off from the world now.

I miss everyone... Warmest thanks to everyone who sent me off. It really made a difference!!! I didn't cry! Cos i was just really glad to be sent off by many, and be prayed for. Much more peace ya? Ha. Though i didn't cry at the airport... (Ee Foo! I did you proud, didn't i? Ha.) I cried on my 2nd day here already. And another time just now, when I said my goodbyes to my parents as they went back to the hotel. They're flying back tmr! As what everyone says, i'll get used to it... Sigh. Too pampered back in S'pore. Too much in my comfort zone. Let's see what i'm really made of here!

People are SUPER friendly here. Really not used to it. They'll greet you as long as they see you, and give you a bright smile. Nice.

It's FREEZING. And it's only summer. Temperatures are like around 20+ degrees? But it's really windy, esp since Flinders is up on a hill. So i'm practically wearing my jacket everywhere. I froze on the first night, since the temp drops and i didn't bring my quilt over. Brrrr... But i managed to buy the cheapest electric blanket i could find! YAY. And it's so much more comfortable. Ha. Oh what will i do in winter~

The food in hostel is actually pretty good! They have like buffet style servings. Breakfast is lotsa cereals and bread with spreads, sometimes eggs and stuff. Lunch is packed sandwiches, but oh so healthy! With cheese, hams, veggies and sauces. Dinner so far is quite good too! I'm not really into their potatoes, and their rice is like very hard, but still, there was good cutlet, curry, pies, steaks and stuff for mains so far. :) And of cos, unlimited amounts of veggies, pasta and can take like 2 whole fruit too. I can still eat healthily!!! MUST NOT GROW FAT.

My main exercise so far is walking up and down slopes. Ha... Still haven't tried a running route yet. The gym costs like $300 a year. Shucks. And it's so cold here, i'm abit reluctant to run. But Moses Koh was telling me that some girl in Flinders runs 5km everyday! WOAH. I must have that kinda determination...

My room's pretty cosy. It's even bigger that the rooms at TTC that we stayed for YPM camp 2007. Pictures say a thousand words!

I'm lucky. I'm like sharing a house like place with 6 other gals! Only us 6 can access our place. A kitchen and 2 toilets and 2 showers and a living room. Few ppl got a 'unit' like mine. Most stay in the 'hall', where each has a individual room, then it leads out to the corridor where everyone can walk. Other units and those halls are shared by both guys and gals. But mine has all gals! So much more convenient. Ha. And they don't drink that much. Most of the guys here drink loads. Yucks. Ha. Not the guys. But the liquor... eeeee.

So far I've met quite interesting ppl. Ha. Not much Asians, but it was easy for the group of us just to talk and be comfy. I try not to stick only to Asians, so that I can check out other cultures. So i now know ppl from HK, Sarawak, Japan, China, S'pore (heh), States, Sri Lanka, Korea, and Aussies of cos. One pict I've got with some of us Asians!

Yeah.. Orientation Week (O'week) is happening whole of this week. They'll burn a CD for us at the end, and i'll update more then.

*Learnt new Jap word from Jap friend Yosuke: Ma-Ta-Ne, meaning 'see ya later'* :)