Strength like no other
Strength like no other
Reaches to me
You are my hope
Hope like no other
Hope like no other
Reaches to me
In the fullness of Your grace
In the power of Your name
You lift me up
You lift me up
Stronger than mountains
Deeper than oceans
Reaches to me
Your love oh Lord
Reaches to the heavens
Reaches to the skies
Although the book is a fiction book but the amount of research that the author went into writing this book was very palpable. I’m not a fan of History, ancient stuff and I read this book only because I did not have any other book to read at that time. But the more I read of this book, the more fascinated I became about this famous pharaoh.
King Tut became pharaoh at the age of around 8 or 9 years old and he reigned for about 10 years when he died suddenly at the age of 19. His death has cause a lot of debates and it is still a mystery unsolved or will never be solved.
King Tut was married to his half-sister Ankhesenepatan where they both had two stillborn daughters. And it is believed that King Tut was the result of incestuous relationship of Akhenaten and one of Akhenaten’s sisters. That’s why some believe that King Tut might have suffered from genetic defect that ended his life at such an early age. And some research shows that King Tut might have also suffered cleft palate and scoliosis and they also found cane in his tomb where King Tut used it in order for him to walk.
The most popular theory is that King Tut was being murdered by Aye who was a Vizier since King Tut’s father, Akhenaten was ruling Egypt. Akhenaten brought a major changed in Egypt when he enforced monotheistic where for the past hundreds of years Egyptians have been worshipping so many different gods. This change might be hostile as it contradicts with the common practice of religions in Egypt. And when Akhenaten died and passed down the throne to King Tut when he was still a child, would only mean catastrophe. So all major decisions would probably be made or suggested by Aye and Horemheb. After the death of King Tut, Aye became pharaoh and he married Ankhesenepatan, wife of King Tut.
From the book The Murder of King Tut, it is written that Aye forced Ankhesenepatan to married him so that he can be the next pharaoh. Ankhesenepatan did ask for help from the Hitties who were enemies of Egypt at that time. She sent a plea to the Hittie’s King saying
"My husband has died and I have no son. They say about you that you have many sons You might give me one of your sons to become my husband. I would not wish to take one of my subjects as a husband... I am afraid."
The ‘subjects’ that she mentioned was speculated to be Aye. But in the end Aye became pharaoh and Ankhesenepatan was married to him. But the queen died shortly after he was married to Aye.
I have totally forgotten about this King Tut and then I read the news today that says ‘Seven tombs in New Kingdom Cemetery open’. These tombs belong to several men who served King Tut and his father, Akhenaten.
Aye ruled as a pharaoh for 4 years and guess who became the next pharaoh. It was Horemheb! He was a commoner who became Commander-in-Chief of the Army, and advisor to the King Tut. What is more surprising is that when King Tut died, Horemheb was designated as ‘Crown Prince’ meaning Horemheb was the heir to King Tut’s throne. But Aye using whatever tactic he had and he himself succeeded King Tut. So when Horemheb became pharaoh, he desecrated Aye’s tomb and smashed his sarcophagus into pieces!
This book surely doesn’t seem like a fiction book. Is almost like ‘watching’ a drama but with proven evidence everywhere. I usually thought that this kind of fights for the throne that we always saw in movies is mostly made up. But this definitely surpasses my expectations on a lot of things. And one that I’m certain is this --> ‘Do not judge a book by its cover!’
On the 7th January, 8.30am i've received a text from my friend, but that time i was sleeping, so when my phone rang i did what i always did when i'm still sleepin--i silenced my phone without reading the text.
Then at 12.30pm, another text was sent to me, and once again i tried to silenced it cos i was still sleepin! but i accidentally press on the 'View' message button.
The moment i read the content of the message, i was jolted up from my bed.
My primary classmates whom i've known for 14 years has passed away in an accident.
The news was beyond shocking to me.
This is the second time i'm getting this kind of news thru phone.
One is from my sister saying one of my church member's passed away because of cancer.
And now this, someone that is close to me......
I quickly fall back down to sleep all the while saying to myself 'i'm dreaming..i'm dreaming...' while i clutched on to my phone..
For the rest of the day, i still cannot accept the fact of his death.
I went on to Facebook, and see all those posts people are posting on his walls..
yet i still cannot accept it..
My mum found the news of his accident on the Chinese news site and they posted the wreckage of his car.
It was really terrible.
My mum even read the news for me cos i can't read chinese, and the moment she said his name in chinese, my heart just stopped beating.
I'm like NO...this is not happening.
Gosh...why did this have to happen..
We were all supposed to have our annual gathering the very next day.
It was supposed to be a joyous day for us...
We were supposed to meet up....we were supposed to still see each other...
The pain didn't started to feel real til the next day.
For the whole day, i felt so stuffed, suffocated...
is getting harder to breathe with every passing moment.
My friends and I decided to go pay last respect to him on that day, the day where all of us was supposed to meet up and have our gathering.
Instead of going out together for steamboat, we are now goin to his funeral..
When we reached the funeral parlour, i tried not to look at the place where his coffin is placed.
I tried to avoid looking at the picture placed in front of his coffin.
Then all of us walked in and once i stepped up to the place where we were to place the joss stick, the moment i saw his picture in front of his coffin, i started crying..
Crying cos he left so suddenly..crying cos he was not supposed to leave without us seeing each other...crying because he was a friend of mine.....
And when we walked up to his coffin where we can see his face, i cried even more...
I saw half of his face then i have to walked away...I can't bear to watched any longer...
It was so painful to see someone you knew lying there.
It was so so so sad....
Today was his cremation...
From the day i knew about his death, i can't look at his picture...
Because i cannot believe he is gone....
I cannot believe it....
Rest In Peace my dear friend....
May we meet again some day......
And i really really miss you..........
the Christmas mani that i did, i wore it for one day and i remove it.=(
i decided to not wear my nail so 'strikingly' to class, that's why i changed them to a nude polish.(didn't took any picture tho) i wore Elf's Desert Haze and i love that colour..=)
anyway Christmas is over and New Year is coming soon!!
i hope everyone had a marvelous Christmas!!
and i won a giveaway from Polish Infatuated!!love the nail polish she sent me!!=)
i've been really busy these few weeks. i'm actually taking this short course SAP - Sales and Distribution.
My classes is from Mon-Fri, and Sat is optional but because i thought if i were to attend on Sat, i can end the course earlier.
BUT,my coursemate told me whether you come on Sat or not, you will still end the course on the 24th December!!!!!
Dang...so from now on, i won't be going on Sat!!!!lol...
i think this period is where i've been studying the most in my life.
Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm, we're just reading,listening to the narration and doing exercises.
The fun part of this course is that we have this application called 'Ask The Expert' where we post any problems we faced with the exercises or if we need further clarification and we will get the answers from the SAP expert in India within 24 hours.
I have my personal expert sitting next to me, so i usually ask him and if both of us are having the same problems and we can't solve it then only we'll go 'Ask The Expert'.
My personal expert is someone that has experienced in SAP, so is convenient to have someone that can diagnose the problems on the spot instead of having to wait for the 'real experts' from India!!haha
This is what i'm wearing now
Sally Hansen's - The Real Teal
is actually 'greener' in real life but is so difficult to capture the color
New York, i think i've covered almost all the basics hot spots.
Metropolitan Museum of Art (Gossip Girls fave spot)
Top of The Rock
St. Patrick Church
Statue of Liberty
Madison Square Garden
New York Public Library
now that i've been to NY, i don't think i will be going again.
New York is like a city.I mean a normal typical city.
At first you'll be so excited of going, but once u've been there its just like any other city.
I rather go visit Vegas and SFO again if i have the chance to go to the states.
i think another reason i don't like NY is i've been to too many museums!lol
but anyhow, my fave places in NY is Times Square!!especially the TKTS booth (the red stairs)=D