- By Indu Shanmugam
- Published 12/30/2006
Indu Shanmugam is a 20-something, college student from Oregon, USA. She is majoring in English literature and language. She also studied Theology for a short period. She wants to be a teacher. As a literature enthusiast, she enjoys literature of all types and from writers of various backgrounds from the classics, French realists, Christian writings like C.S Lewis and South Asian literature. As for her own writings, "I am still trying to find and develop my own voice." She sees the art of the written word as a way to speak about Christ and explore truth. Before she met Jesus Christ, she has been searching for the meaning of life through experimentation of other religions, philosophies and ideas. At the age of 17, she accepted Christ after a powerful encounter with God through a miracle. God's presence and deep truths in the Bible fuel her creativity. She is involved in church activities and has a love for the church and would like to see every believer grow, become closer to God and live fruitfully. She loves traveling, sipping bubble teas, theatre, music, films and hanging out with friends and has a weakness for cheesecake.
I had a good Christmas.
I hung out with my family and in the morning we did our gift exchange. Every night, we put presents for each other under the tree and in the morning we open it. It is so true that it is more fun to give than to receive. I liked seeing their faces when they open their presents. My dad gave me a giftcard. Spending time in prayer with them was nice.
Me and Surya went shopping the day after Christmas. I wanted to get a few good deals. I couldn't believe how crowded the malls were. It was insane. I ended up standing in line for the fitting rooms and then again waiting in line for the cashier. I used to work retail and used to work during the holidays and I know how crazy things can get.
I bought new pants and Victorias secret heavenly perfume and lotion. They had sales and I love that scent. I went to Barnes and Nobles and was looking for a book for first year teachers but they did not have them. During my first year as a teacher, I will be spending money on books. My idea is why wait till I graduate. I can start right away whenever I get time and money. Rebecca, a classmate told me she's already starting to buy teaching books.
I am dipping myself in the inspirations of God. I am getting inspired by the love of God and modeling relationships based on our God's idea of love. Right now I am working on a short story for a fiction contest. If I win, I get $500.