Sunday, November 13, 2005

GRE Physics in Leeds

Sam and I in King's Cross
on the way to Leeds
A *very* expensive photo! ;)

Koki, Sam and I at a very pleasant
(and cheap) Indian Restaruant
near Leeds University,
the night before the test.

Three Asians
(Japanese, Chinese and Korean)
representing the Cambridge
Physics 4th-years.
So on 11th November 2005, Sam and I
left Cambridge on a 1-night-two day
GRE trip to Leeds.

I hadn't registered for this test
so was attempting to sit the test on standby.

With no way of finding out before the morning
of the test whether I'd get to sit the test or not,
the whole trip made for quite an interesting
experience for me. I was strangely not too
worried (praise God for this grace), but
the night before the exam I woke up
in the middle of the night
and all of a sudden had a huge rush of
worry came and began to trouble my heart:
'What if there isn't any space for you?
What are you going to tell all the people
you've asked to pray for you?'
and 'What if you lose sleep now
sick with worry so that even if
you get to sit the test you'll be too tired?' etc,
the usual.
But I just came to God as I was
and asked him to
give me peace.
That I'd know that come what may
on the morning of test
I'd know it was from him, and
that that would be enough.
And then I fell asleep again.

The following morning,
God provided (I got the last paper remaining!)
and I could sit the test with God-given
wisdom and clarity of thought.

The three of us right after
the test (it was quite hard; we
all agreed on that) with 2 hours to burn
in Leeds City centre.

Behind is the second largest
covered market in Europe;
things were so cheap there.

All in all I was so encouraged by this
trip, and plus it was great to get to know
Sam a bit more, as my dear brother in Christ.


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