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10 December, 2013  

The Bean Curd of my Desire







And the weekend is complete! I went to Chinatown, DC (hence the title) and went to dinner to celebrate a friends belated birthday. It was nice to break away from the pace of classes and the "norm." We ate at Nando's, this Portuguese spot in DC. I had a perfectly seasoned veggie burger and rice. My friends all had Nando's grilled chicken, of course. It was a great time of laughter and friends. With classes ending this week and finals next week, I'm feeling in the reflective state. Overall, this school year and my God has been good to me. Actually, I would say that the last couple of years have been good to me. I definitely wouldn't say that it has been filled with endless joy and excitement. But I've realized that in order to appreciate the "ups" in life, you have to know the "downs." And I am grateful for those "downs" and low points. If my next series of posts is at the beginning of January, don't be surprised because I am sure to begin my hibernation after exams. 


"Fortify yourself with contentment, for this is an impregnable fortress." - Epictetus

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08 September, 2013  

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I write to you as a survivor of first week of classes! It wasn't all that morbid. My classes are all straight forward- which is great because it leaves little room for confusion afterwards. I am making friends here and there. Still trying to get a balance of both academics (come first) and social life. Anyways, I headed to DC with my brother for a short trip. Another convenience of my university- close proximity to DC. We headed to the National Gallery of Art (see the first series of pictures). We barely scraped the surface when we visited. It is a pretty detailed and thorough museum. There is also an outside garden portion. I think touring the museum will wait for another day. Later we walked down to a local shop - Shake and Shack. They had great food! They even had a mushroom burger for people like me. While my brother and I sat down to enjoy our food, an interesting thing happened. As I dove into my 'shroom burger, my brother says "do you hear that??". As I stopped and turned my head, I hear this loud stomping- almost like an army is stomping through the streets. We turn and there is a massive anti-syria protest marching through the streets. What are the odds right? I'll finish this story in a secondary blog post.

Until then,
Sade

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02 May, 2013  



(DC Trip 2013)


“The more we let God take us over, the more truly ourselves we become - because He made us. He invented us. He invented all the different people that you and I were intended to be. . .It is when I turn to Christ, when I give up myself to His personality, that I first begin to have a real personality of my own.” 

― C.S. Lewis


“And now we welcome the new year, full of things that have never been” 
― Rainer Maria Rilke


As I begin this summer as an undergrad, I'm filled with emotions of anxiety and excitement. University of Maryland, College Park, here I come. I know that you're a blessing in disguise, and that God sees something that I am far too blind to see.

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22 April, 2013  

Take me on a Trip

I'd like to go someday...

I've realized that when you're given an opportunity. To take it.


I came home with a feeling of gratefulness, and fatigue! In all honesty, I hope to have more trips like this. Whether they are excursions or long stays, I want to get more opportunities as such. My naive mind has so much to learn and observe. Of course, if I was given a round trip ticket back to my home, Ghana, I wouldn't deny it. But, if God blessed me with a volunteering opportunity abroad, or work, or schooling, or life, or love. Who am I to deny that? Maybe that is a question I have to question Him with. And I will be going to another VegFest this weekend (Read my VegFest previous post), so keep your eyes peeled for that!

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