Thursday, 13 November 2008

How Does A Biblical Scholar Spend His Long Vacation? Arrived TTC - Part 3


I arrived Trinity Theological College on Monday afternoon, and quickly settled in the apartment allocated for my 4-week stay here. It is a very nice fully furnished 1-bedroom apartment with kitchenette.


Immediately after arrival, I headed straight to the library and ransacked the shelves for some of the books I need to work on my book project. I must say that I have been rather productive, and have written about 5,500 words (complete with footnotes!) in about 48 hours. This is a great achievement for me! But I am less certain if I am able to keep up with this pace in the following days to come (well - most of the stuff I have written have been swimming in my head for a while already and they form the bulk of the introductory chapter). And again, not all that has been written will see the light eventually.

It is not all work and no play for the budding NT scholar. On Monday, the first day of arrival, Tony Siew who is a faculty member of TTC and a good friend, together with his wife, took me out for dinner. Then on Tuesday, I met up briefly with Joshua Woo after his Greek exam (if you would like to know how he fared in his exam, you can read it here). Then I had lunch with a good old friend who is currently a priest at the Marine Parade Christian Centre. He has recently completed his Master of Theology at TTC. Our path first crossed more than 20 years ago in Universiti Teknologi Malaysia where we were both undergraduates in the same faculty. In the evening, I caught up with another dear friend who mentored me during my formative years in university and had dinner together with his family. On Wednesday, both Tony and I had the privilege of meeting up with blogpastor, Kenny Chee for lunch. We had a great time together.

I better get back to some writing before retiring for the night....Let's see whether I can hit 6,000 words??!!

10 comments:

Alex Tang said...

Hi Kay Yong,

That's the way to go. Keep up the momentum.

Alex Tang said...

sorry, Kar Yong. Kay Yong pullak.

Sze Zeng said...

Add oil :)

This Saturday hang out ar? Is Tony free too? I'll ask Kenny see if he is free too.

How about Alex?? Alex thinking of crossing the causeway this Saturday?

Alex Tang said...

Sorry, I have to be in KL this Saturday. Have to attend a medical conference. You guys go ahead.

rccnlj said...

Jia you with your writing! :)

Am so glad you're having fun too.

Kar Yong said...

hi Alex,
Thanks for the wishes! Let's meet up after you return from MBS. Next Friday, TTC library is close, so I am free to ronda ronda...

Kar Yong said...

Hi JW,
This Sat - sure can hang out!

Kar Yong said...

Thanks, Ruth....who say research is not fun!

Perng Shyang said...

Research is fun, with friends together more funs...

Kar Yong said...

Hi Perng Shang,

Yes, you are right. It's the company of friends that makes my stay here in TTC even more fun and enjoyable.

So when are you coming down?