Thursday, December 31, 2009

Counting the blessings from 2009

Its time again to say goodbye to yet another year...
I tried to recall what actually happened in the past one year..
Honestly, it was a difficult task...
There were simply too many things...
So many that time flew by just like that...
There were many ups and downs throughout the past one year...
But i'm choosing to be thankful for all the blessings...

i'm blessed that i've survived through my 4 long years in Pharmacy course
It wasn't easy but i'm just glad it went by so quickly...
In about 4 more months, it will be the end of my 18 years of school
and then i'm graduating!!! Yays!!!
I'm really blessed to be serving in GLowUnited....
I told God that this year, I wanted to increase my capacity for others...
And He prepared the opportunity for me to become a leader in the cell group...
How amazing is He!!!
Moreover, its not just any cell group but in GlowUnited
where we have the most passionate people for God...
I've always been blessed with very amazing parents...
Thank God for mum who is always there for us...
Thank God for Dad who never fail to protect and provide for us...
Thank God for showing me His love through these fantastic people in my life...

Thank God for my sis too...
Oh did u know she accepted Christ this year around Aug-Sept???
Been praying for her since 10years ago...
God never fail!!

Last but not least,
Thank God for B....
B has been an encouragement to me in many ways...
Through B, God really showed me how to love another person...
Though I'm still learning,
it has been a wonderful journey so far....
Looking forward to next year!!!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

A Woman's Question

By Lena Lathrop

Do you know you have asked for the costliest thing
Ever made by the Hand above?
A woman's heart, and a woman's life
And a woman's wonderful love.

Do you know you have asked for this priceless thing
As a child might ask for a toy?
Demanding what others have died to win,
With the reckless dash of a boy.

You have written my lesson of duty out,
Manlike, you have questioned me.
Now stand at the bars of my woman's soul
Until I shall question thee.

You require your mutton shall always be hot,
Your socks and you shirt be whole;
I require your heart be true as God's stars
And as pure as His heaven your soul.

You require a cook for your mutton and beef,
I require a far greater thing;
A seamstress you're wanting for socks and shirts---
I look for a man and a king.

A king for the beautiful realm called Home,
And a man that his Maker, God,
Shall look upon as He did on the first
And say: "It is very good."

I am fair and young, but the rose may fade
From this soft young cheek one day;
Will you love me then 'mid the falling leaves,
As you did 'mong the blossoms of May?

Is your heart an ocean so strong and true,
I may launch my all on its tide?
A loving woman finds heaven or hell
On the day she is made a bride.
I require all things that are grand and true,
All things that a man should be;
If you give this all, I would stake my life
To be all you demand of me.

If you cannot be this, a laundress and cook
You can hire and little to pay;
But a woman's heart and a woman's life
Are not to be won that way.

To the girls,

Keep your standards high simply because you deserve it. As you consider the possibility of marriage, don't lower your standards for a moment; any guy who asks you to do so isn't worth your time.

To the guys,
My hope is that you will truly grasp the costliness, the pricelessness, of a woman's love. It is no small thing, no game, to invite a girl to accompany us through life. When your hearts are oceans "strong and true", only you stand at the bars of a woman's soul and ask to gain entrance.

Adapted from I Kissed Dating Goodby by Joshua Harris.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

1st Year Anniversary @ Camerons

To celebrate our first anniversary,
we thought what better ways other than
a peaceful place to reflect on our journey thus far...

Had strawberries topped with strawberry-flavored whipped cream

And pancakes with chocolate and more strawberries...

It tasted so goooood on a rainy evening....=) After a yummilicious dinner, we had durians...hehe

Then to Starbucks for a drink and also to work on our lil project..

Day 2
What a sight at the tea plantation...
So calm and peaceful....
How beautiful is God's creation!!
Hot Choc & Strawberry Tart

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Baby Leanne is here y'all !!!

She's finally here after 9 long months =)
What a joy she brought to so many of us!!
Look at how long she is...hehe
Dats B with Leanne...

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