Of late, I have begun to notice that "strange and mysterious things" do actually happen in STM, especially when they are somehow connected to the students (for my earlier posts on this, click here and here). Yesterday, it was no exception.
Since it was a public holiday for Negeri Sembilan, two pastoral groups decided that we should get together by having a BBQ at my place, which is just round the corner from the campus. We had a good time, no doubt. We had loads of food, and the "sin of gluttony" was rather prevalent (hmmm...how does one interpret the photo to the right?).
But something rather strange happened yesterday. This time, the water supply was cut off (hmmm...wondering whether is this supposed to be an answered prayer for someone in the group?? Will the guilty party please stand up???). Call it a coincidence when STM students get together. Previously, it was rain and power cut - and now water cut (and all these happened in the span of a few weeks in this semester. I wonder what would be next???)
I had a funny feeling that the water cut was not without a reason. As a result, we could not do the washing up of all the plates and utensils at my place - so we had to do it at the dining hall of STM. The students were near ecstatic when they saw me standing together with them in the washing up - they finally had a lecturer standing in line with them in doing the washing up, which was a very unusual sight. For those of you who may not be familiar with STM's dining etiquette, all the students take turn doing the washing up after every meal while all the lecturers are spared.
No wonder there was water cut! Perhaps some of the students have been praying hard for the water cut, so they could "punish" me by having me stood in solidarity with them in washing the dishes at the dining hall. One of them quipped, "Now you know how we feel after every meal!" The photo above says it all....
Another sense of humour of the Almighty?