Gotta love the rolling stones. Good music, great lyrics, what's there to resist? :D Back to trying to churn out an human interest article!
Saturday, August 08, 2009
Today is 070809. Tmr will be 080809.
WHEEE. cannot wait. hehe.
Saturday, July 18, 2009
17th July 2009: the day i officially ends my oiap :D
Having been back to Singapore for about three weeks, looking back now, it seems so hard to believe that I have spent 4.5 months in China, completing my internship, experiencing the cold Spring and the transition to the hot summer. Flipping through the photo albums, I realised that so much has happened within that short period of time and I thank God that I made friends, completed my assignments and grew so much more with experience.
Back in my comfort zone now, it seems incredible that i pulled through in China. 1) its cold weather 2) squatting toilets 3) long distance walks 4) daily run with moss 5) adapting to different work and eat timings 6) cleaning and killing of mosquitoes in the hostel and counting the number of mosquitoes caught in the mosquitoes zapper 7) writing of Chinese articles 8) eating all the oily Chinese food 9) playing Volleyball in winter clothings 10) making new friends whom i love dearly 11) cycling round Hangzhou on bikes with Greg 12) catching tadpoles, shrimps and fishes for carnivorous tortoise 13) climbing mountains and eating wild strawberries 14) shopping, eating (esp buffets and barbeques) with friends 15) worshipping and great fellowship with HICF members 16) NO PARENTS (you determine if that is a good or bad thing) 17) the crazy busy periods of producing a television episode: Outlook 18) the digging of ear for ting ting 19) playing the Guitar in our hostel room 20) babysitting adrianna and joseph
and the list goes on. This 4.5 months, though short, but has become a significant part of my life. I thank God for the opportunity to learn, as well as for the two LOVELY rwoomies that I have.
Being back in Singapore now, IT'S TIME TO CELEBRATE :D
Monday, July 06, 2009
Grandma, you are still always on my mind. I love you. need to start saving $$$.
Friday, July 03, 2009
I love HICF.
Taona, the jazzy worship leader!
worship team <3
our last day at church
i miss taona!
GREG, our friendly American friend!
Da Ke and Ali
the reason why i will not miss my boyfriend that much in China: They sell him everyone in KFC. haha kidding!
HICF Youth Group Outing to Zhu Ji
A time of singing and praise
row row row your boat
overcoming fear with God's help and all other cheerings from below.
Zhejiang Province Volleyball Competition 2009 I want to jump this high too!
hahaha the guys. they are looking at videos of girls they filmed lol.
The Editor of ZUCC Campus Paper: Yu Jie Lian!
Sunday, June 28, 2009
hahaha CHNG XUEYI! what did you do :D
Sunday, June 14, 2009
While in this land, It's sanctified tourism time!
Got a huge takeaway from Reverend Jerry's workshop, especially small anecdotes. Q: Why did God create you with two eyes, two ears and one nose? A: So that you can wear your spectacles and it will not drop off!
So, I guess we were snack deprived. Moss and I pretty much robbed the Auchan supermarket off their snacks like Oreo, Ritz, Lays, Pretz and Pocky. Everyone was staring into our whole trolley of snacks which cost about 150 rmb? I think they were thinking there is a discount or we were going to have a picnic of snacks. hah. The snacks shall be on its way to Singapore real soon! Let's pray that the shipping company doesn't lose the whole box of snacks eh! Amen!
Thank God, IT'S A SUNny SUNDAY (:
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
I miss my Pillow. I miss my Bolster. I miss my Blanket. I miss my Bed. I miss home...
:D i don't like waiting, but, soon soon, soon enough i will be back. excited excited excited.
and all the best to my poly mates who are having their common test during this period hehe. i am sure some of you are freaking out, but dun worry. jia you!
Father, I pray that you will give my friends a calm heart when they do their papers. Open their eyes and their minds when they do their papers. Help them not freak out and may they do their best. In Jesus Christ Name I pray, AMEN!
Tuesday, June 09, 2009
smile smile smile smile smiles (: being able to talk on the phone till i sleep is a fortunate thing.
i am HAPPPY, because it is a happy day. yesterday, today, and everyday.
i cannot wait to be back home and show everyone the surprise i've got installed. :D
and bwub, happy one day belated tenth month! hehe. couldn't go on blogger yesterday, proxy site ain't working ):
Tuesday, June 02, 2009
Terrible stomachace these few days. Must be something wrong I ate, either that or my stomach's just been a bad girl. Plus, the mosquitoes just love drinking my blood, resulting in "little mountains" otherwise known as swells on my hand. adding on to the worse, I HAVE SERIOUS WRITER'S BLOCK, and there are a few articles that are due this week.
But when things seems so dull and wrong, God always send angels to cheer me up. Hearing from bwub never fails to brighten my day and send me sleeping with a smiley face, and it's always great to get updates of home from mom, and believe me, you can't help feeling loved when she nags.
It's the second day of June now. Exactly six more weeks. I can't wait (:
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
You know, Its pretty amazing that one whole tub of water, freshly ordered, could disappear within a matter of eight hours. What a miracle, LOL. Amen.
As Moss and I try to figure out this weird phenomenon. This is what we detectives have deduced so far: 1) The tub was leaking and hence, the water is gone. (But, there were no sign of leakages. Everything is clean and dry) 2) Someone came into our room to take the water. (We were in the room the whole day and the doors are all locked up at night, who will want to steal water instead of our wallets when they come into the room?) 3) The mosquitoes or the other animals and insects available in our room drank it. (Highly possible, and it could explain why the mosquitoes are getting fatter) 4) The temperature in our room is too high and the water evaporated. (Hello, the aircon was on at 20 degree celsius? The water would most likely freeze than evaporate) 5) Its a miracle... (Conclusion)
i think coming here has really trained me to be a professional mosquito killer. I kill about 2 mozzies every morning. Stupid mosquitoes, you better STAY AWAY FROM ME and stop disturbing me from my peaceful sleep! grrrrrr.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Tomorrow Never Comes - Norma Cormett Marek
If I knew this would be the last time I would watch you sleep, I would hug you tighter. I would plead with the Lord to protect you. If I knew this would be the last time I saw you walk out the door, I would hug and kiss you and call you back to hug and kiss you one more time.
If I knew this would be the last time I would hear your voice in prayer, I would record every gesture, every look, every smile, every one of your words, So that I could listen to it later, day after day.
If I knew this would be the last time, I would spend an extra minute or two to tell you, "I love you," instead of assuming you already knew it.
If I knew this would be our last time, our last moment, I would be by your side, spending the day with you instead of thinking, "Well, I'm sure other opportunities will come, so I can let this day go by."
Of course there will be a day to revise things, And we would have a second chance to do things right. Oh, of course there will be another day for us to say, "I love you." And certainly there will be another chance to tell each other, "Can I help with anything?" But in my case, there isn't one! I don't have you here with me, and today is the last day we have—our farewell. Therefore I would like to say how much I love you, And I hope you never forget it.
Tomorrow is not promised to anyone, young or old. Today might be your last chance to hold tight to the hand of the one you love and show all you feel.
If you are waiting for tomorrow, why not do it today? Because if tomorrow never comes, you certainly will regret for the rest of your life
Not having spent some extra time for a smile, a conversation, a hug, a kiss, Because you were too busy to give that person what ended up being their last wish.
Then hug tight today the one you love, your friends, your family, and whisper in their ears how much you love them and want them close to you. Use your time to say, "I'm sorry," "Please," "Forgive me," "Thank you," Or even, "That was nothing," "It's all right,"
Because if tomorrow never comes, you will not have to regret today. The past doesn't come back, and the future might not come!
Sunday, May 17, 2009
I think coming to China has made me an Internet/computer technician or some sort.
Dang! First, China blocked Youtube, and now, it blocked BLOGGER too?! Thank God for proxy sites. Gosh, if not i will faint from not being able to read xueyi or my friends blog for news and updates!
I made another wonderful discoveries about IP Address too (: So now, both Moss and I can use our laptops in the ENA office happily!
It has been a rather fruitful week this week. I have learnt how to jump and spike, much thanks to my wonderful coach, DA KE :D Getting off my lazy feet and jumping in the air feels awesome. Ignore all the hand aches and such. The satisfaction is definitely worth more than all that.
I wanna improve my volleyball skills, and i believe, that i will with practice and more practice. (:
My blog shall be a little dull without pictures now. Proxy doesn't allow uploading of photos, or at least I have not found a way to do it yet. I soon will though.
Thank God for the sun, the food, the air, the grass and the MOSQUITOES. Yes Mosquitoes, come on to my room now, i welcome you, because you bring me entertainment by letting me be able to kill you!
and summer, i am still waiting for the natural lost of weight you promise! :D
Take care everyone.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Over the mountains and the seas, Your river runs with love for me, And I'll open up my heart and let the healer set me free I'm happy to be in the truth and I will daily lift my hands for I'll always sing of when your love came down :D
Photos from the mountain climbing trip. This trip just shows me even more how marvelous God's creation is. a pity Singapore doesn't have all these nature sights...
the long mountain road. it ain't easy to make it to the top, but having completed the journey, you will realise that this long muddy road is worth the while. x)
while climbing, why not enjoy these wild strawberries along the road? they quench your thirst and satisfy your hunger. explorers ahoy!
to confirm that the wild strawberries are delicious: haha. we have one hungry person over here!
making it to the mountain top soon!
view from the top :D
tea terraces upon the mountain top.
of course, along the way, there are many beautiful scenes, like this: a beautiful daisy, that stands out so prettily under the sunshine.
how villagers do hang their laundry :)
and of course, there must be pictures of evidences to remember how we conquered a mountain! moss and i (:
ivy and i!
everyone says cheese (:
a happy moss with her packet of loackers, flown in from Singapore to China by yuxian's mom (:
on a hill faraway, stood an old rugged cross. a reminder that God's love is everywhere, even on the mountain top :)
Goodbye people. 64 more days to go!
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
doctors = medicine = more rest = no sports?? faints.
and the good news is: internet is cut off for FOUR days in our hostels. no more connection with the outer world... but of course, the pros is that i get to save $$ (:
till four days later people.
Saturday, May 09, 2009
moss: "summer is supposed to make people lose weight." ali: "i'm waiting."
but diet will have to wait. SUBWAY MEAL TMR! celebration for the tenth week. yes, they have subway in china! http://www.subway-zj.com/ hahah. western food for once instead of oily china food. can't wait. :D
whee heeee. summer is here, summer is here, summer is here.
more updates to come, what's with the mountain climbing and the wild strawberries. and the interesting extermination of irritating mosquitoes that suck our blood, keep buzzing around our ears and disturb our peaceful sleep at night. stay tuned.
Thursday, May 07, 2009
HEY MICHELLE SABRINA PHUA, are you reading this? (:
Today is 8th May. 19 years ago, a special little baby came onto this earth, wailing and wailing, resulting in all the nurses wondering how to keep her quiet and bring her back to sleep. 19 years from then, This baby grown to become a special girl, a clever and pretty girl, whom Alicia has the honour of making friends with.
Mich, it's your b'day today, and MAS SELAMAT IS CAUGHT! haha. how memorable is it that your bday is marked down in history? it must have been one of your bday wishese for him to be caught right? xD
anyway, HAPPY 19TH BDAY michelle sanana (: may all your wishes come true. TCGB.
9 months ago, and maybe a little more, we were still strangers, bickering all time long. its amazing how we came to know each other, especially through weird events like having you posed as a cheerleader? :D
i thankful to have known you, and to have you with me through all the ups and downs and through all the absence, especially having you wait for me while i am in China having my attachments.
Thought i am now 2259 miles away from you, i just wanna let you know that I LOVE YOU bwub. x)
HAPPY 9 MONTHS!
haha double celebration today, make it triple. no, make it quadraple, since 1) Mas Selamat, that stupid boy who caused the jam on the causeway is caught & 2) Interim Report is done and handed in :D
Mass celebration this sunday with western yummy sandwiches with fries for lunch. *shwu yueh, shwu yueh remember?* :D
its the tenth week already, and its coming to an end soon. 9 more weeks and 2 more days to go till HOME SWEET HOME!