Tuesday, 27 March 2007

Guess what I did this morning?

Monday, 5 March 2007

Four more sleeps to go and the Circle of Courage Cycle Tour will all be over and my holiday will begin!

I am really looking forward to the time off.

It's not that the tour has been horrid. On the contrary it has been really nice having a look up the entire length of New Zealand. It's a gorgeous country.

Working with the media has been rather interesting too, although rather disappointing at times.

But the last few months have taken its toll on me. I'm spent. I'm tired. I'm worn out. And I badly, desperately need a break in order to revive and revitalise my soul.

I miss being inspired.

Saturday, 3 March 2007

I had to make a presentation during church service at Glen Innes in Auckland today.

I don't usually have stage fright or a particular problem with speaking in public, but today proved to be slightly difficult.

I had to speak in Chinese. To a congregation mostly from China.

Imagine a 26 year old with a Chinese vocabulary of a 10 year old telling a congregation of fluent Chinese speakers how they can reduce at-risk behaviour among young people.

There were plenty of sheepish smiles, uncomfortable fidgets and awkward moments.

It really was highly embarrassing. Especially with the fact that I needed someone to sit in the front pew and prompt me whenever my brain failed and I was only able to say what I want in English.

I will be struggling along in Chinese and then start going, "....er, develop a significant relationship"

Thereupon which the lady in the front pew would whisper the Chinese interpretation.

That went on for several words and phrases.

Thank goodness the presentation only lasted about 10 minutes.

Thursday, 1 March 2007

Some photos taken along the way, while on the Circle of Courage Cycle Tour.
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