Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Dinner by the rivers of Babylon

By the rivers of Babylon we sat and wept
when we remembered Zion.
There on the poplars
we hung our harps,
for there our captors asked us for songs,
our tormentors demanded songs of joy;
they said, "Sing us one of the songs of Zion!"
How can we sing the songs of the LORD
while in a foreign land?

Psalm 137
Last night, Swe Di Nar and I visited our friends, Ko Aung Lwin and Ah Khu. We gave them a wedding present and had dinner with them. The dinner was wonderful (just look at the following pictures). We all had a good time and a nice chat after the dinner, too.

We may all be away from our family and loved ones in Burma. But we share our moments together here among our difficulties and struggles. Ah Khu, for example, has been extorted by Thai police at least twice; I was with her once while the police extorted her Bahts 500 for not having an identification card with her. It's a tremendous will power to love, laugh and enjoy among all these difficulties and struggles in a foreign land. I pray and hope that one day, they will all be together with their families and loved ones in our motherland. In the end, friends and family are all that matter.








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