Friday, April 27, 2007

Bi Guan Xiu Lian

I know I seems to have vanished in thin air again......... have locked myself up for assignments......

Dear buddies, so sorry about this, will catch up soon :)

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Some Random Thoughts

Decided to pop by Mrs' blog for some words of encouragement before doing my serious stuff. Am deeply bless by her latest entry. She wrote about the unnecessary burdens we so often carry, such as the burden of worry, weariness, discontentment, guilt, self-reliance........... her entry can be summarized in Psalm 23. Psalm 23 is one of my favorite chapter in the bible, but I've never read this deep into it. I din know it can be dissected in this way. Very blessed by the fact that my day started off with such a great blog entry. Thanks Mrs, for maintaining such a blog........ it ministers to me, every time I read it.

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

A Surprise In The Mail Box

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 :)

The Beauty Of Creation

I have decided, I shall not let life pass me by without enjoying and appreciating the beauty of creation.

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

A Winning Plan

So often I question why, doesn't things happen just the way I want. As time goes by, I began to understand why. Everything happens for a reason...... and a greater purpose.

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

Assignment Time

I foresee I'll be burning quite a lot of mid night oil in the weeks ahead............. but it's for a worthy cause.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Listening Room

During my listening room this morning, was very much comforted by Psalm 124. Speaks directly to my heart. Just what I need.

Psalm 124

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.

8 Our help is in the name of the LORD,
the Maker of heaven and earth.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007


Appreciation always does magic. Last few days, I was working on a tedious project. I mean, the kind that is low impact but tedious to do. Patience almost ran out while working on it.

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

Your Best Life Now

There are books which I read for recreation and those which I read for information.

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


Distracted while the rest figure things out. Hmm..why was I staring at the floor?

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Sunday's Service

During the service on Sunday, Pastor preached about Sowing and Reaping. It's not a new concept, but something about his sermon struck me.

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.