A day planned by God with my desires in mind.
Trip Start Aug 06, 2009
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I have been praying specifically for God to open doors so that I can use my languages more, and he was sending me to mingle with ambassadors, and business men from all over the world. When the day finally came I was so anxious because I knew I was going to be going to an event that God had arranged for me. I havent been this anxious in some time I must admit. I got ready and took off. The reception was amazing I was able to talk to many key roll players in the German Embassy and understand more about how these kinds of events work.
I met a family that owned a silver business and works for the Royal Family here in Thailand. The mother was amazing to talk with. She spoke with formality and grace. I enjoyed sharing my time with her. I seated myself down in a corner and just observed for about an hour. I was so infatuated but how two cultures interact and communicate with each other. One thing that I did notice was that there were many Thai speaking German but no German's speaking Thai. I also noticed that their relationship has been formed for some time now and that there were many undercurrent conversations and business deals going on. At the end of this reception My German was fired up and I had to leave to the next event of the night.
My Spanish club was also meeting the same night so I had planned to attend it as well. The meeting was special it was a going away party for two of our German members who work in the German embassy but also attend the Spanish Club. They had sat next to me at the previous club meeting and we got to know each other there. It was sad that they were leaving but I was glad I go to spend one last night with them.
So after my German was all fired up from the German Reception I attended their fair well party. When I walked into the room I was quite surprised because the majority was speaking in German. And then I realized how unintentionally tied into the German embassy I was. I had just attended two events in the same night both by the German Embassy. When I realized that I said a prayer of thanks.
I started right in with the food because at the reception there was no vegetarian food at all. Then I found the Spanish table and we started to dive into deep topics about Spanish ethics and then just got to know each other over small chat. I love these meetings because it is very informal and casual. No one is there to really make a business deal, rather just to make friends that speak Spanish. There came a point in the night where I was limboing between conversations just giving the old yapper a break and decide just to listen to my suroundings and what i discovered what pure bliss.
To my left was a German conversation and to my right was a french conversation and then straight in front was an acquaintance that began a conversation with me in Spanish. I closed my eyes as I transcended to a place that I had never been before. At this place my body no longer existed It was just me and my languages. I felt whole, complete, challenged, intrigued, interested. It was a multilingual setting and I was smacked abb in the middle of it all. I quickly got out my trusty Ipod touch and noted down my thoughts in hopes of capturing the full essence of my feelings. I said "Listening with my left ear to German, and my right ear to french and reading the lips of a Spanish person speaking to me, I want to squirm with pure feliz and plasir. I cant think of any one word to describe that feeling that I got from being in the middle of a multilingual setting. I pray and hope that one day I will be in such an environment and I will be able to be a light for God.
When I came home and walked up my stairs to the fifth floor I recapped over the night and I thought to myself If could only have every night be like that I would be completely fulfilled. I slept very well that evening.