Friday, December 21, 2007
As you have probably noticed, I have removed my tagboard. Some irritating people have been spamming in my tagboard so much that it was crowded with spam message. It was practically impossible to have a proper conversation on the tagboard.
So it's back to the usual comments options.
Sometimes, an overly packed scheduled can be frightening. So often, I find myself buried in assignments, projects and stuffs....... and before I know it, many many months has passed.
The second half of this year has been expectionally busy. Took on so many things and got my hands so full. Before I know it, its the end of 2007.
Don't get me wrong, I value my friends and cherish friendships trememdously. But thing is, when I'm busy rushing stuff......... everything else sort of just get neglected for a while. In fact, Dad gets worried when he doesn't see me for too long.
This is bad......... very very bad...............
I really need to pay more attention to the people around me. Seriously, I repent :(
I'm never someone one who set resolutions. But for this once, I resolve to pay more attention to my dear friends and family members. Even if we can't find time to meet, pehaps a call or sms will show that I care.
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Image is Courtesy of http://www.ntuc.org.sg/images/ecoupon_image6.jpg
Sunday, December 09, 2007
Saturday, December 08, 2007
The color of brightness and sunshine - you sure know how to add color to someones life!
A primary color, the color of sun, life and happiness - you sure do live a wonderful life and possess the unique ability to brighten anyones day with a mere touch.
The color of royalty, smileys and happiness - be proud of being Yellow!
What color are your friends?
Thursday, December 06, 2007
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
|You Make a Great First Impression|
You can handle almost any social situation with grace, even the tricky ones.
Strangers often find you charming and interesting. You are often remembered fondly.
Even if you're not naturally outgoing, you can make conversation with anyone if you need to.
Whether you were born this way or had to work to get here, you are definitely charismatic.
You're popular and well liked. People definitely look forward to being around you.
Your social connections bring you a full and rich life. You understand how important it is to make a lasting impression.
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Can anyone imagine what it is like to be born without limbs and yet leading a powerful life. That's Nick Vujicic that we're talking about, a man borned without limbs. He is such an inspiring example of maximising life. If you have the patience, check out this clip at YouTube. They are worth every minute.
I am so amazed by the testimony of Nick Vujicic and I'm excited to hear more about the great work he has been doing. And guess what, he will be in town next week.
Courtesy of www.fcbc.org.sg
All are invited.
DATE: 2 December 2007 (Sunday)
VENUE: The MAX Pavilion, Singapore Expo Hall 9
You can find out more at:
Friday, November 23, 2007
|You Are An INFJ|
You live your life with integrity, originality, vision, and creativity.
Independent and stubborn, you rarely stray from your vision - no matter what it is.
You are an excellent listener, with almost infinite patience.
You have complex, deep feelings, and you take great care to express them.
In love, you truly see relationships as an opportunity to connect and grow.
You enjoy relationships as long as they are improving and changing. You can't stand stagnation.
At work, you stay motivated and happy... as long as you are working toward a dream you support.
You would make a great photographer, alternative medicine guru, or teacher.
How you see yourself: Hardworking, ethical, and helpful
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
|You Are Sunrise|
You enjoy living a slow, fulfilling life. You enjoy living every moment, no matter how ordinary.
You are a person of reflection and meditation. You start and end every day by looking inward.
Caring and giving, you enjoy making people happy. You're often cooking for friends or buying them gifts.
All in all, you know how to love life for what it is - not for how it should be.
Sunday, November 18, 2007
|Your Love Is Represented By a Red Rose|
You love passionately and fully, without any reservations.
And while romantic love comes easily for you, you also love many people platonically.
You are a true romantic, and you always can see the best in people.
|Your Personality Is|
You are a passionate, caring, and unique person.
You are good at expressing yourself and sharing your ideals.
You are the most compassionate of all types and connect with others easily.
Your heart tends to rule you. You can't make decisions without considering feelings.
You seek out other empathetic people to befriend.
Truth and authenticity matters in your friendships.
In love, you give everything you have to relationships. You fall in love easily.
At work, you crave personal expression and meaning in your career.
With others, you communicate well. You can spend all night talking with someone.
As far as your looks go, you've likely taken the time to develop your own personal style.
On weekends, you like to be with others. Charity work is also a favorite pastime of yours.
Yay.......... jumping around with joy ^_^
Now, let's see what else I can find on blogthings :)
|What Your Soul Really Looks Like|
You are a warm hearted and open minded person. It's easy for you to forgive and forget.
You are a very grounded, responsible, and realistic person. People may not want to hear the truth from you, but they're going to get it.
You see yourself with pretty objective eyes. How you view yourself is almost exactly how other people view you.
Your near future is a lot like the present, and as far as you're concerned, that's a very good thing.
For you, love is all about caring and comfort. You couldn't fall in love with someone you didn't trust.
|You Are Very Happy|
Your life is totally together, and you enjoy every day.
And you don't need a quiz to tell you that!
You know how to find pleasure in the little things...
And even when life isn't so great, you have a good sense of perspective.
Saturday, November 17, 2007
New neighbors renovating. And they have to drill and hammer just when I need to concentrate on my work. It's driving me insane.
Deadline is round the corner and pressure is up to my throat.
Sunday, November 11, 2007
I also find it hard to understand why there are people who would think that when we do something good for someone, we actually have a hidden agenda or expect something in return in the long term. Seriously, I don't understand that rationale.
Chanced upon this while cruising along:
"Other people's opinion of you does not have to become your reality.."
Yah........ sometimes we just need to do what we need to do, to the best of our ability........ and constantly seek to improve........... and all these, shall be done with the best intention. I guess this is enough. I'm really not very interested in those strange schools of thoughts.
Thursday, November 08, 2007
|Your Dominant Intelligence is Spatial Intelligence|
You've got a good sense of space and how the world around you looks.
You can close your eyes and "see" images. You have innate artistic talent.
An eye for color and shapes, you're also a natural designer.
Since you think in pictures, visual aids and demonstartions help you learn best.
You would make a good navigator, sculptor, visual artist, inventor, architect, interior designer, or engineer.
|Your Hidden Talent|
You are both very knowledgeable and creative.
You tend to be full of new ideas and potential - big potential.
Ideas like yours could change the world, if you build them.
As long as you don't stop working on your dreams, you'll get there.
|Your Inner Child Is Surprised|
You see many things through the eyes of a child.
Meaning, you're rarely cynical or jaded.
You cherish all of the details in life.
Easily fascinated, you enjoy experiencing new things.
This one is very true. I'm curious and gets fascinated very easily
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Where Are You?
This was the first question God asked. (Genesis 3:9).
Did God not know where Adam was? It was a searching question for Adam who was faced with the first impact of sin and disobedience. Adam was hiding from the Lord and was soon to be expelled from the place of paradise.
In the Old Testament, much of God's blessings for His people are tied to the place they were to be in or to go to. Three blessings follow us when we are in the place where God has called us to be.
Firstly, it will be a place of Faith. You will find faith and you will be able to exercise your faith. Faith is what helps us to activate the promises of God for our life.
Secondly, It will be a place of Freedom. You will be able to grow with God's purposes for your life and be released to use your talents and your giftings to be a blessing to others. You will enjoy the anointing, authority and the resources to do your work well.
Thirdly, it will be a place of Fruitfulness. You will be like a "tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers." (Psalm 1:3)
Sunday, October 28, 2007
This is a perfect verion:
This guy does it so well on the guitar. Isn't the playing just so cool....
Someday I'm gonna seriously learn how to play it properly......... but I need the score
Friday, October 26, 2007
Yawn...... I'm so sleepy. It's 12.22am and I'm still not resting. Good thing what I am doing is worth the effort. Yah, I am very particular about what I do with my time and life in general. Wanna look back someday and know that I'm done something worthwhile with my life.
Lately, I have been so busy. Really miss my friends
ZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz............. I wanna sleep...............
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Well, if the creator of this story says so......... nothing we can say. Just rather ..... well...... disappointed
|You Are a Believer|
You definitely believe in God - and you're very unwavering in your religious beliefs.
In fact, religion and spirituality are definitely big parts of your life.
Religion shapes how you view right and wrong, as well as the decisions you make.
It's hard for you to imagine how your life would be without your beliefs.
Monday, October 22, 2007
|You Are Elmo|
Sweet and innocent, you expect everyone to adore you. And they usually do!
You are usually feeling: Talkative. You've got tons of stories to tell. And when you aren't talking, you're laughing.
You are famous for: Being popular, though no one knows why. Middle aged women especially like you.
How you life your life: With an open heart. "Elmo loves you!"
Realised that I really need to realign my perspective.
Finally back to my listening room, told God how much I wanna glorify Him in all that I do, by giving my best, by good work quality......... by living the values the bible has taught............
Friday, October 19, 2007
Don't worry, I honestly dun mind at all. NAh, one has to joke to make life more fun and interesting right?
But my curiousity is killing me, someone tell me why :) (grin)
bad bad me........ but can't help it, need to save time. Every minute is precious at this moment. So, in a way, I'm using money to buy time?
Tomorrow is the big day, the presentation. Wah, all these weeks of hard work just for a 40 min event. People never know the kind of efforts behind.
I'm back to my history assignment. After being away from it for so long, I've forgotten my original inspirations......
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Playing some junk on TV just to entertainment myself as I work on my projects. Yew..... they;re really junk!!!!!!!!!
Can't believe I kept that on for like, 2 hours
Friday, October 12, 2007
The thought of going out to get breakfast sounds terrible. So as usual, I picked up the phone.
"Thank You for calling, our delivery services starts from 11am..."
HUH!!!!!! 11am... I would have fainted of hunger by then!!!!!!!!!............. somebody help!!!!!!! I'm famished!!!!!!!! Someone send me food!!!!!!
Ok, for the survival of a rare talent, it shall be bread and canned coffee for breakfast today.
So much for whining about breakfast. Now I'm excitedly starting my day, doing some serious work!!!!! Yay, school's starting, happy to see my students' smiles :)
Tuesday, October 09, 2007
It felt so real in the dream......... was so glad it was not real when I woke up.
Saturday, October 06, 2007
Thursday, October 04, 2007
But it also helps my faith to grow.
In the mist of waiting, I came to realise, if it's God's Will, it will come to pass. If it doesn't come to pass, then it is not God's will.
I have learned the serenity of accepting the way things are meant to be
P.S. You see my Meez online doll? Notice the clothes and animation changes but the background doesn't? That's means I have been locked in the same room doing serious stuff for many days already
Wednesday, October 03, 2007
Therefore, I always find it so difficult when I have to wait for God's perfect timing for things to come to pass.
Urgh......... waiting is a struggle for me
Monday, October 01, 2007
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Thousand and one things to do. Enjoy it but I really missed my dear friends. Friends been asking me to meet and stuff, but am tighted up with work and stuff.
Aggy from across th border had wanted to come over to meet me, but I told her Dec.
Sorry dear friends........... I'll meet soonest possible........ I promise
Meanwhile, really missed you all :)
Till we meet again, may the force be with you
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Would you believe it, the cab arrived when I was still on the phone booking it. That's what I call efficiency :D
When I board it, the driver told me he happen to see my call when he was just around my block, so quickly take the job.
Wah, I felt a little cheated of the booking fees
Wednesday, September 05, 2007
Lately, I came across this verse which had somehow impacted me so much that I wouldn't stop thinking about it:
“I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. And I will do whatever you asked in my name........................” John 14:12
Visions have birth forth ever since. I began see myself becoming what my leaders were always encouraging me to be.
For a long time, people have been contributing into my life. Teaching me skills and ways of life. I have reached a point which I really want to contribute in a magnitude I've never done before. It is difficult to put my thoughts across. To put it simply, I just want to make a difference.
Project comes and goes. Things are changing all the time. However, the impact we make in the lives of others will last.
Sunday, August 26, 2007
1. Mrs taught me how to play the guitar in school.
2. We used to run a CF together. Once a students whom we didn't know popped by and joined us. Those have been really great.
3. We were always rushing work.
4. We sat near a fellow classmate who was real messy. She had dried mushrooms in the drawers and under the desk........... EEeewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww :P
5. Whenever I needed a break from all that serious brainstorming, I'd shift Mrs's pencil case and stuff around her desk. Just to disturb her.
6. Mrs kicked my butt once.
7. I used to paste a large paper on my table so that I can doodle on it. Mrs saw some of those and wanted me to do some doodle for her.
Those days has been hectic, but fun. I guess what really added to the joy has been the good friends around. We should have taken more photos back then, so that we can look at them now.
Well it's never too late. At least we're taking more pictures now, like our swiss rolls......... grin. Someday in the faraway future, I believe we'll appreciate these pictures
Friday, August 24, 2007
But I know I have to gym today, no matter what, even if it means dragging myself there :P :( :0
Now, where's my running shoes and stuffs
Thursday, August 23, 2007
- I remember checking out my dream college with Boon2. Lucky us, the then principle came and talked to us personally for a long time
- I was taught by a real local artist and had the best times of my college life in the art studio. I remember hiding in the art studio to do my tutorials while waiting for the next class. My friends always have a hard time trying to find me
- I got to know some of the best people in that studio. They have coloured my college life in the best possible ways.
- I was selected to represent my college in a pre-u event. The selection interview was intimidating, with the principle, vice principle and many HODs asking me lots of questions.
- We had many dogs in the college.
- I was the club treasurer.
- In a skit, I played a school girl buying ice-cream from an uncle. I got the most numbers of NGs because I simply couldn't stop giggling when it was my turn to speak.
- For some reasons, I love the locker room. I hid all my thick books in there
- I used to raise the flag during morning assemblies
Small fish, you wanna blog about this too? Think it'll be fun
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
So here we are, I've added a tagboard to my blog. Feel free to comment :)
Sunday, August 19, 2007
A large part of the way I think and reason is crafted by the great wisdoms imparted by these wise people. I'm truely thankful, because they have really taught me the way to handle problems, situations........ and also how to handle people. Most of all, I have learned to love and care for others, to have a geninue concern about the well beings of others.
I can only say, I'm very blessed.........
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Lala and me were so fasinated by the packagings we saw at a store. The product packagings make the food they contain seems better than they really are. We were busy drooling over the cookies and chocolates. Too bad I just recovered from sore throat and Lala is still having sore throat, we couldn't eat these tempting but heaty food.
Decided to have some fun making Pasta for dinner. Check out the results, not that bad huh.
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
This is the moment of her life. My lovely mom, dressed in an angelic robe stood on stage as she awaits her turn to get baptised. The entire family was so excited, busy capturing this special moment on cameras.
It has been a really memorable as well as touching event. All my life, I have been praying for this moment. I prayed that someday mom will come to know God. That is why, witnessing this moment is very special to me. I mean, this is an answered prayer right before my eyes. I feel so moved when my mom got baptised.
I have learned, as long as we don't give up, as long as we persever, we will eventually be able to live our dreams. We will accomplish the things we really really want.
Sunday, August 12, 2007
Here goes the list of 7 random things about myself:
I lived my early childhood in a farm. I had a personal cat and many dogs which I claimed were mine. I gave them individual names.
I often jump into trains going the opp direction. There was once, I discovered I was in the wrong train only when I was like miles away.
I love dolls, still played with dolls during my poly days, keep a few dolls currently and often toy with the idea of starting a doll collection.
I'm a fan of sashimi and medium raw steaks.
I love taking long walks, especially when it's away from the busy city. I love my path to be sandwiched by rows of tall trees. The best moments are when leaflets start falling from the trees. Occasionally, I see some butterflies fluttering across my path.
I still say, the best things in life are free.
I am toiletphopic. I don't dare to wash toilets.
I dance badly
Out of the shows I've watched recently, the only one I've really enjoyed is The Simpsons Movie. Thought it's realy funny. I was laughing away throughout. But there really isn't much to watch now........... I feel like heading for the movies later, but what shall I watch?
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
The topic for today is, the list of questions I wish no one would ask. I'm sure many would identify with how we're feeling. Here goes the list:
1. When you having bf/gf ah?
2. When you getting married?
3. When you having a kid?
4. When you having your second kid?
5. When you having your............. number whatever kid?
6. When's your son/daughter getting married?
7. When's your daughter/daughter-in-law giving you a grandchild?
Honestly, I can never comprehend, why would anyone ask such questions? Because I don't see the logic for doing so. Firstly, it is quite apparent that many of the answers are in fact, not fully within our control. And it makes people awkward trying to justify or explain such things. Personally, 1 am so against such questions because they are really very personal.
My friends know how private I am, so usually, they won't touch on such things. Hence, I often get these questions from people whom I just got to know or from some real distance relative whom I can barely recognise. Therefore, I really have issues when they ask me such things. I really feel like saying, "Thanks for your concern about something so personal in my life, even though I just got to know you 15 mins ago" Grin
I have been asked so many times that I no longer entertain them, hence, my usual responds will be really frank. And it goes like this:
Me: I really don't wish to discuss that.
But to my greatest disbelief, the people who started such topics wouldn't take my hint and went on and on about the why......... and why you should and urgh
Like I say, we really should be sensitive towards others and not talk about such personal things unless the person is seeking for a listening ear.
I mean, wouldn't a discussion about some recreational activities more enjoyable and relaxing for both parties?
For questions to break the ice, I really appreciate something like:
"So, what are some of your hobbies?" or "What's your favourite pop group?"
Thursday, August 02, 2007
Wednesday, August 01, 2007
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Isn't the twists and turns of life interesting? I've never imagine that some day in my life, I have to treat my throat with such delicate care. In the past, I would eat anything I want, and if I forget to drink water, it's really fine.
But now, I have to be real careful with what I eat, and also to make sure I don't abuse my vocals...........
But hey, the fact that life comes with some mysteries makes it more exciting.
Anyway, I'm seriously considering whether I should buy a mic. Boon three also uses one. But then again, I'll feel rather odd to be using one in class
Saturday, July 28, 2007
Here's the family tree of one of my online creatures.
Friday, July 20, 2007
I've been thinking and collecting cold jokes lately, but only one has effect. The rest all not funny..........
Had a really good time catching up with dear Pachi, still as bubbly and cheerful. Ate nice dinner at a nice place. Oh yah, all the waiters had the same name........
We did some last min shopping before the shops closed, and we saw many many cute stuff in Action city.
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
I used to change my hairstyle during every bad hair day. I'd head for the salon to either change the cut, colour or perm. And right now, I feel like changing my hair style............ grin............
hope that I'll wake up to a better hair day tomorrow
Tomorrow I'm leading worship during CG........ Haha.......... so I'll be carrying my big guitar around
Monday, July 16, 2007
These few days I've been hunting around for new clothes, but din managed to find anything I like enough to buy.
Oh, the other day I bumped into someone I haven't met for a long long long time. Chat a little and was really surprised that she knew the latest things going on in my life, like job and stuff... I nearly freaked out.
Probably someone told someone who told someone who told her.
Erm....... abit scary. Because I'm a rather private person, I dun like news to spread
Friday, July 13, 2007
How has this week been......... as the usual story goes, my dear students are still warming themselves up. Can understand, because after having a long break, takes a while to get used to school again.
As for me, I have been very excited about the new term. Excited to see my students' smily faces .................. and bringing them to higher grounds.
Last sem has been really great. Every of my teaching moment is joyful because I saw how my students improved as the weeks went along. They did some really good work and I'm so proud of them. I see in them potentials............. I can imagine that someday they'll become successful people in the industry. It will be my greatest satisfaction, to know that I have groom them well, and developed their potentials.
It is so interesting, because most of the time, people are really more capable then they think they are. Therefore, my job is to help them see what they're capable of becoming.
New school terms always brings new promises ^_^
I knew beforehand that sirius black would die. However, I was still rather sad when I watch that part of the show. Then again, he's an important character, even if he were to die, should make have made it more dramatic, at least let him die in the hands of a powerful character............ duh
Saturday, July 07, 2007
Hmph, maybe I should wake up especially early to have a slow and relaxing breakfast. So that I can slip my coffee instead of gulping it.
Oh yah, talking about that, last week, we were rushing through breakfast before Church service. At the bus stop, Mag's bf walked passed us and teasingly said," Mang mang chi........" then he grinned and walked off.............
Gosh, that was embarassing ............... I was too embarassed to even asked him where's Mag
Step One: Ask you sister if you could borrow her eyelash curler. Tell her you need it for your prom
Step Two: Use it for your prom. Takes lots of photos to distract her
Step Three: Keep her eyelash curler away from her for as long as you can. She'll forgets it eventually and the curler will be yours to keep
Step Four: If by any chance your sister remembers that eyelash curler, this is what you can say
You: Oh yah, anyway you don't need it right.......... since you haven't been using it for so many months.........
Sis: Yah lah...... hmph. Then you keep it lor.
That's how my sister kapok-ed my eyelash curler :P
Grin, not that I really mind, but since she's free and happy now, I've got to tease her about something
Tuesday, July 03, 2007
I saw a yellow car right in the middle of an wide open field carpeted with green grass. Apart from a crane which was placed near it, there was nothing in that field, no trees, no human........ Isn't it strange, a pretty and new looking yellow car in the middle of nowhere?
So it must be BumbleBee. Isn't that cool..............I should have waited longer, maybe it would turn into an alien robot.
Disclaimer: Please know that this certainly isn't real, I mean, I did see the yellow car in the field, but it's certainly not a Transformer (though I wish)............ just having a little fun with my imagination. And by the way, BumbleBee is my favourite character in the movie.
Friday, June 29, 2007
It does some of the coolest customised cards . If you're thinking of getting some thoughtful nice stuffs for your friends, you can consider popping by here.
Designer product at a friendly price, can't miss this one out.
Friday, June 15, 2007
This sem has been more busy then others, but this period has also been fruitful and well spent. The cocoon has turned into a butterfly
After 6 months, I wonder why my hair is still so straight. Then I realised, of course lah, i'm born with straight hair mah, duh
Thursday, June 14, 2007
Thursday, June 07, 2007
Never in my widest dream would I know that someday I actually grow up to be huge lover of raw food, from raw vege to raw fish to beef..........
yah, I prefer salad to cooked vege, and I always insist on having my steak partially cooked. Well done steaks are overdone steaks. And yes, I'm the biggest sashimi fan. In fact, I suspect I'm a sashimi addict. The twist and turns of life events can be amazingly interesting. Imagine falling in love with the very thing I thought was gross.
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
During his younger days, he had many things going against him. First, his brothers din really like him, they had wanted to kill him, but decided to sell him away as a slave. Just when things got better, he was framed and thrown to jail and got stuck there for many years.
I can imagine, many people would have been so bitter if they face the same situations. Yet this is one guy who bloomed where he was planted. Instead of complaining and feeling sorry for himself, he does his best in every situation he's in. Where he was sold to as a slave, he was eventually trusted by his master who put him second in charge in the household. Though he was framed and thrown to jail, he became the overall in charge there. Finally, he became the ruler in the land where he was sold as slave.
I couldn't help feeling so amazed, how he had turned his situations around. The life of Joseph is so inspiring..............
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Monday, May 14, 2007
Commit to the Lord whatever you do,
and your plans will succeed.
This is how my Life Application Bible Interprets the verse:
There are different ways to fail to commit whatever we do to the Lord. Some people commit their work only superficially. They say the project is being done for the Lord, but in reality they are doing it for themselves. Others give God temporary control of their interest, only to take control back the moment things stop going the way they expect. Still others commit a task fully to the Lord, but put forth no effort themselves, and then they wonder why they do not succeed. We must maintain a delicate balance: trusting God as if everything depended on him, while working as of everything depended on us.
Interestingly, this seems to be the theme for my day. I started the day with this thought, and ended the day, chancing upon this verse.
I was just thinking, so often, we treat God like He's a genie in a bottle, asking for things to go our way.
Lately, I have made some personal discovery. I realized that I can live my life in fullness only when I surrender my all in all. Whatever we think is best for us may not really be the best for us. When I tell God, whatever I do, all I want is just to glorify Him, to worship Him by putting in my best efforts.................. I get amazing results. It's hard to explain this, one has got to experience it to understand this feeling of freedom. This feels like getting a pair of wings.
Sunday, May 13, 2007
If we have the wrong attitude, things will always go wrong, no matter where we are. It's so important to take things with the right spirit, and grow from whatever that comes along the way. I mean, everyone will be a good person if all things in life are so perfect and rosy. It's adversity that shows us who we really are, what we're made of.
If we hold the right attitude, we'll prosper wherever we are. Just look at Joseph and Daniel.
Sunday, May 06, 2007
"We always have choices. It's our choices that make us who we are. We can choose to do what is right."
That is so true. Every moment, we are presented with choices about how we gonna perceive things, and how we're gonna let events influence our lives. Our choices craft us to become who we are eventually. That's why, every moment of choice is an opportunity to either become someone better or worse.
Friday, May 04, 2007
Thanks to Friendster, now I finally know the exact date, hee
For the first time since we're kids, I wished him happy birthday, hahahaha, by posting a comment in Friendster.
Me: Happy birthday cousin, actually I never really know when's your actual birthday until now, feel guilty
His reply was quite funny:
=) from ur cousin j
tat's a long overdue well wishes then my dear cousin, haha.
thanks for the tot, gee must be very concentrated since this many yrs though.
Wednesday, May 02, 2007
"Whatever you do, work at it with your whole heart, not unto men, but do it unto God............"
When we do things to please men, it cripples us and stops us from moving ahead with the power we should. Thing is, people have very different measures for deciding what is good. And what someone else decides as good may not be really so. Things can be subjective at times.
Once this thing is out of the way, life gets a lot easier. God is our partner, every step we take, do your best and He'll show you what's next.
When you have an excellent spirit, it shows up in the quality of your work, and the attitude with which you do it.
Friday, April 27, 2007
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
I did a bit of random blog surfing and chance upon someone talking about how hard she works, yet her life is so unfulfilling. This reminds me of all the big moves I made to rearrange my entire life. I strongly believe, we need to find meaning in what we do. Our efforts have to contribute to a worthy cause, something worth fighting for........ and living for.
Thing is, we can have all the riches in the world, and still feel that something seems to be missing. There will always be a void in our hearts until we find that something.
Friday, April 20, 2007
I got an unusual letter in my mail last night. It's bulky and.......... sticky tapes were used on every possible area. Wah lao, the sender is super kiasu (grin) RQ held it in his hand and I was trying to snatch it..........
Me: "I want to see........... let me see............."
The word Dearie caught my eye.............. I'm curious........................... what's that bulky letter. And it says it's sent from "someone very beautiful"....... Pengz........... this person damn thick skin....... Taking a closer look, I recognise the handwriting............... it's from my dearest dearest Small Fish :D
Me: It's from Small Fish............. it's for me one :D
RQ: It's also for me mah (so thick skin, assume that all gift are shared)
Me: Ei, still got plastic bag one (after I opened the envelope)
RQ snatched the plastic bag and kept squeezing it, trying to figure out the content.
Me: Oooiii!!!!!!!!!! You'll spoil it by squeezing.
Guess what's inside. It's a pink torto!!!!!!! My Favourite...... I love these little stuff toys, been eying on it for months. Yay, now I've got one. And it arrived right in my mail box as a surprise :D I was jumping around in joy when I saw it
Now Small Fish's green torto has a companion.
All pictures are grabbed from:
I wanted to photograph it and put it on my blog, glad that Small Fish already did it, now I just need to kapo it :)
Thanks Small Fish, for this cheerful gift. Just when I'm so stressed up and stuff.......... you've brighten my day in a beautiful way :)
Leading high speed urbanized lifestyles often mean that we'd be rushing from projects to projects........ quickening our pace to complete our tasks on time............ and not to mention tight schedules which leave us with little time to smell the roses.
But seriously, we need time to smell the roses......... to appreciate all these great things.......
How often do we get to peep out of the window on a late morning to see the sun rays dancing cheerfully, and the refreshing greeneries. Not sure about you, but they never fail to cheer me up.
I recall this little incident when I was walking along a pathway, feeling rather down. And along the path, I saw these beautiful yellow little butterflies fluttering........ there were so many of them......... that sight changed my mood instantly...... right there and then.
I really think, the best things in life come free. They are free and available for those who choose to receive them.......... but they are also invaluable.......... because no amount of money can buy them.
I'm a designer by training........ and I understand the concept that every master piece is plan, conceptualized, designed and carefully crafted. This beautiful creation is the best design ever created............... by the greatest designer ever
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
With a little patience and waiting, the great plan began to unfold piece by piece.
Even for those times when I screw up, when I thought I have dug my own grave........... things are turned around. Bad experiences are used for a greater purpose. Everything contributes to the big picture He is painting.
And I began to witness, indeed all things work for good, for those who love Him. His faithfulness never fail....... time and again................. I experience grace. Grace to lift me out of my pit.
Thank you God, for the winning plan.
Friday, April 13, 2007
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
A song of ascents. Of David.
1 If the LORD had not been on our side—
let Israel say-
2 if the LORD had not been on our side
when men attacked us,
3 when their anger flared against us,
they would have swallowed us alive;
4 the flood would have engulfed us,
the torrent would have swept over us,
5 the raging waters
would have swept us away.
6 Praise be to the LORD,
who has not let us be torn by their teeth.
7 We have escaped like a bird
out of the fowler's snare;
the snare has been broken,
and we have escaped.
the Maker of heaven and earth.
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Anyway, finally got it done last night.
Got a call today and the person told me I did a good job, better than his work.
Feels good to be appreciated.
Wonder if I've mentioned in my blog that I can no longer accept things that are not done to my best efforts. Hmmmm....... let's just say, there are some things we can do better and some things we don't do so well. But I have decided, everything I do, I'll do it to the best my abilities allow.
And certainly, it's also about learning and improving along the way.
Why the change in attitude? Because I finally understand what my road map has been trying to say
Then of course, there are some special books which are life- transforming for me. Not many, but here are those precious few:
1. The Bible - this is my road map. I call it my instructional manual. It teaches me how to go about life and what to do in different situations. I'll be totally lost without it.
2. The Purpose Driven Life (By Rick Warren) - One of the best books I've ever read. Shed light into many queries I had.
3. What On Earth Am I Here For (By Rick Warren) - Summarized version of The Purpose Driven Life. It's so tiny, you can finish reading it in less than 30 mins.
4. Your Best Life Now (By Joel Osteen) - Really love this one. Great book to read when I need encouragement. Like the way he put things and his writing style.
Am thankful to the authors for writing these books, because they have such a big impact in my life. Been very blessed and encouraged.
Where to get them: Either from Popular Book Shop or Life Book Shop.
P/S - I promise I'm not getting any commission out of this.
Monday, April 09, 2007
Tuesday, April 03, 2007
He mentioned something like "those who sow in tears will reap in joy.............." for the past few days, that statement stayed in my mind and kept replaying itself. How true.......... at times, sowing can be a painful process, it may take lots of hard work and determination. But the results will be so rewarding and joyful........... that one will forget about the tears of sowing.
I'll remember to sow good seeds, and reap good harvest.
Bumped into Boon Two before service. Meeting her there has a special meaning for me, because it reminds me of the phase of life, when we were both silly teenagers. We used to explore things together, and this church, was something which we discovered together. That chapter with Boon Two has a special place in my heart.
After a big turn, life brings her back to where we first started................. just like how it has brought me back here. I don't know how to express this, but there is a tremendous joy, that we're back here together again.
Saturday, March 31, 2007
There were two cars, so they offered to drive everyone back. One car follow the other so we'll stick together. I was in the car behind. As usual, I hardly notice the route until the drivers missed one crucial turn and that would lead us really far away.
It was then that we realised, the drivers really don't know the ways at all. They were just driving along and "trying their luck" Pengz!!!!!!!! couldn't believe our ears.
Now that explains their lateness earlier. When they said they lost their ways, they really did lost their ways.
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Nonetheless, no matter how the wind sets me back, I'll keep sailing ahead.
Not matter what, I'll keep reaching for that dream. Someday, I'll be there.
And yes, I'll remember to enjoy the process...................
Monday, March 26, 2007
However, like she said, there's aways a sense of lost as we let acquaintances fade quietly, because there are always people whom we like to know better..................
Her entry got me rather stirred emotionally. I'm the kind who store lots of memories, even a brief but lovely moment is worth remembering. As life move us on and bring us to different places, the common memories are perhaps the only things that still bind us together.
Yes, and that's why, like her, I hate saying goodbye. For her, she chose not to say goodbye when it's time to part. For me, I really would prefer not to part.
Monday, March 19, 2007
Sunday, March 18, 2007
EL and me were out for dinner at a Hong Kong Cafe. I wanted Teh-O but I said kopi-O instead. EL was rather shocked:
EL: KOPI-O??? You dun drink kopi-O one mah???
Me: Who say I dun :P
EL: Only I drink Kopi-O, I've never seen you drinking that!!!
Thanks to her reminder, I realized my mistake in time and got my teh-O happily.
This morning, I went to the Kopitium and asked for Kopi-O again...... double DUH lor.....
Next thing I realized, the person at the store handed me a glass of black coffee............
Gosh, I took two sips and left the rest untouched........... bleah :P
The sotong-nism is getting more serious
Wednesday, March 07, 2007
Her sms inspires me to blog about this.
Lately, I'm taking huge steps to make changes. Sometimes, we have to move backward slightly in order to move forward. Wonder if you have ever flown a kite. To make it fly high, you can't hold on too tightly. You've got to let go slightly every now and then, so that it can harness the force of the wind to reach higher.
In many ways, this is also true about realizing our dreams. The more we cling on hard, the more we find ourselves jogging on the spot. Sometimes, we just have to let go slightly, and move along with the right opportunities.
Everything has a perfect timing. If things hasn't happen yet, that's because you're still in preparation.
I keyed in my own dialect name, apparently, someone who has the same name as me is kind of famous. Duh............... :P
I keyed in my clone's name and viola...... woo............ she's famous, her name appears in the search engine, for great things she has done. Cool............
Hee.......... just in the mood for a bit of wu liao stuff
Monday, March 05, 2007
Faith sometimes bring us to do the most irrational stuff, things which go against logic, which human understanding can't quite figure. Yet, it'll bring us to higher grounds, to places beyond one's imagination. Faith is powerful, because faith as small as a mustard seed can move mountains.
The more we exercise faith, the stronger it becomes.
Obedience, faith and waiting............... I find waiting the most difficult.
I'm one of those super impatient kind, sometimes, I just want to snap my fingers and expect things to be nicely set right before me. I want to have things settled immediately.......... right away.
But being too impatient sometimes make me move in circles.......... and bring me back to where I started............
I'm learning how to wait........................... because occasionally, that is necessary.
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
I'm not talking about real masks. I'm talking about the kind of skin care cream people apply on their faces, the type that hardens to form some sort of mask which can either be wash off or pull off. You know, the ones beautician use..............
That was quite a puzzling sight, because she was wearing office attire with that green skin care mask on her face!
Erm............ no comments, just shocked.
WN: I want to play MapleStory
Me: Nope, you're can't. Not allowed
WN: You know what is MapleStory meh?
Me: You think I never play meh (actually I don't, hee. I love mushrooms too much to shoot them)
WN: What level are you?
Me: Don't tell you leh. I got Gear of Wars (With a proud grin)
WN: What's that (Still as loudly as before)
Me: You don't know one lah.
WN: What is Gear of War? ................ What level are you? (Still on that MapleStory thing)
Me: I got many Xbox games (stretching my hands to show the size of my stack)
Our conversation ended abruptly because another adult came by and stopped WN from talking.
For a moment, I was quite tempted to start MapleStory so that next time, I can show off my level.
Friday, February 23, 2007
What made CNY so special for me is always the time, laughter and fun with family members. I really would say, the reunion dinner is one of the best part of our Chinese culture. It is like an unspoken date with our family, no matter which part of the world we're in, we'll be back home and dine together before the year ends. For me, this is especially meaningful. It's good to see the family growing, with more imported members. It's good to see that we click well. Hope that our relationships will deepen as years goes by. Afterall, the only reason why we're related in this special way is divine appointment.
All that fun, food and entertainment this holiday leaves me extremely satisfied (grin)
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Monday, February 12, 2007
I still keep those little cards and drawings from Small Fish and Boon Five. They did those when they were kids. I also chanced upon this set of stickers lala gave me when we were studying in the same school. They bring back such fond memories.
Yupz, I'm one of those who like to keep things which has sentimental values. They are like some kind of time machine, looking at them brings me back in time. It's beautiful to play those scenes in my mind and relive the moments.
Too emotional? Nah......... because a large part of life is about building and sharing beautiful memories.
Wednesday, February 07, 2007
Looking back at the past always give me this strange feelings. These moments feel like yesterday, yet so much have moved on. People have progressed and so much have changed.
Sometimes, it feels like we're in a stream sailing along, we're moving all the time, just that we're not noticing. When we look back, we realized the distance we've covered.
Anyway, I've decided to make a conscious effort to take more photos.......... so that I can always look back with fondness, the journey I've walked.
Because destiny has brought us together, I hope your life will be touched in one way or another. Our relationship can last for a life time, or perhaps, it's meant to be temporal. But because our path has crossed, I hope I'll be a blessing to you........ That's what I aspire to be.... a Star Maker.
Towards those that has been entrusted, I wanna make you into a star........