Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Well, well, well, what a heavy semester once again. Unlike the previous sem which was flooded with tests and assignments, this sem is flooded with TWO heavy modules namely business finance and finance. The difference between these two modules is that business finance is more to the calculation and finance is just merely banking. BANKING!!! eeeww=/

I had my 2nd keyboard lessons and today we played one whole song called draw me close to You. It's actually a very old song but God's presence was really strong in the room as all of us play on the keys to worship. So far, i've learnt what's the first thing to do once you receive the chords of the song. The notes to play in order to keep the sound smooth

Draw me close to You
Never let me go
I lay it all down again
To hear You say that i'm your friend

You are my desire
No one else will do
Cause nothing else can take Your place
To feel the warmth of Your embrace

Help me find the way,
Bring me back to You

You're all I want
You're all I've ever needed
You're all I want
Help me know You are near

I'm glad that i took the first step to upgrade myself, really thanks for the encouragement friends, especially to zoe and jamie, i wouldn't have taken this first step if not for the challenges that both of them place in my life. Yes, i want to fulfill my calling and purpose.

When I was on my way home i bump into one of my neighbours, and he asked how old i am. Guess what his answered was when i told him my age? He said '21, life is just at the beginning'. How true huh? There are so many things that i've not done in my life, it's only the beginning.

I'm kinda worried for this dear of mine but whatever it is that God tells you, even if you face judgment from people, i'm here to support you. Can't wait for breakfast with you this fri(:

Anyway, to end off......GODISNOWHERE -> what was the phrase that you form at your first glance? Interesting isn't it?

Monday, May 25, 2009

- i haven't blogged for a long time-- around two weeks i guess
- been quite busy with school stuff
- got my previous semester's results :D
- started learning driving
- started keyboard lessons
- cellgroup's word was really in season for me at least
- been thinking about that
- tml's debate, all the best!
- marathon on saturday!
- goodbye!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

It sure feels great to have people backing you up in the team and not afraid to give feedbacks. Openness is one of the keys to success. I'm seeing success in my team as we get to know each other more and group cohesion begin to develop. gambatte! (:
Mother's day last sunday! i bought her a bouquet of flowers, mummy was quite surprised. haha! pretty flowers (: thanks bestie for accompanying me to get the flowers and for a lunch at a place full of memories of when we were still in sec 3. thanks to all my sweet friends who bought me tiggers and gave it to me in one way or another(:
met up with shi jie, stephen and ning last night to celebrate ning's belated 20th birthday(: it was a great time of fun and laughter(: the card that stephen did was really nice considering him as a guy. i bought her a bag from charles n keith, as long as she's happy (:
at giant!
at ikea!
Went over to ning's new home (finally), i'm so touched to see so many of my photos in her room! (: got to talk to her mum for a while too (: Lastly, thanks to shi jie for being the driver last night to send all of us home! let's meet once a month (:

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

i'm very excited because from next week onwards, i'll be embarking on something! I wouldn't say that it's something new as i've already learned the basics of it. Nonetheless, i'll be heading down every wednesday after school for this exciting journey! (:

On a slight note, lots of things need to be done within a matter of 2 weeks.

Monday, May 11, 2009

am i willing?

Saturday, May 09, 2009

hey meimei! this post is specially dedicated to you on this special day. happy 20th birthday! i thank God for all the wonderful memories that we shared and the not so wonderful ones from which we've learnt valuable lessons. it was a rocky ride throughout our 2 years of jc life being in S12 (lots of politics, haha), how so many things happened was also during the time when we worked together that we got to know each other so much more! thanks for being honest with your words about how you really felt and thanks for being here for me. those tpjc memories, scb memories... i thank you that you are in my life (: have a wonderful birthday! loves (:

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Usually people who are closest to our heart gets it...

Monday, May 04, 2009

Dear friends, be prepared for a long post ahead!

Botanic Gardens was quite fun! I wonder where we'll head to next. haha. took lots of pictures and they're all up at facebook so if you are free, do take a look :]

Here's bestie and me under my red umbrella-ella . Thanks for the 7 years of friendship and counting, we are still going strong :] i'm glad that we can get to see each other so much more this year! Had a great chat with you while on the way to bukit batok, which made the journey much more interesting. :]wendy calls this the big boss smirk. haha. i see a bright future ahead of you, perhaps i'll be the boss lady one day? hee 8)
Seriously, i wonder who superimpose the person at the top of the picture, i was the one taking and i didn't remember seeing her there.
the gentlemen (:
the ladies (:
what's an outing without at least one group picture? (: I think we are a bunch of creative and outgoing people (:
heehee (: you added much fun too (:
The past week was a great time spending with the wonderful group of people, a time of bonding and just having fun together. On Saturday we had the movie screening 'Wolverine', it was quite a nice show and there was even a synchronise moment! HAHA. Definitely hilarious.

On Friday we had a women's meeting and i think it was awesome as we women come together to share our hearts about certain issues openly. One of the things a leader must have in order to gain respect is strength. I think that it doesn't matter we are a leader in our field or we are not a leader at all, strength is one of the key factors in order to succeed. For woman, strength refers to the inner strength that she has. How not to be over-domineering but rather, to have the meekness found in strength and yet still able to be strong. No matter how talented we are, when we reach our limit we just could not go on, so one of the things that we can do is to stretch our limit, another word for it is ceiling (imagine at home, the maximum height we can go is the ceiling, so by exiting this ceiling, we are stretching ourselves and going beyond our limit so that we can accommodate more).

There are 5 aspects, namely the spiritual ceiling, mental ceiling, emotional ceiling, social ceiling and physical ceiling. I guess many of the women would agree that emotional ceiling is one of the aspects that they would like to stretch, myself included. In actual fact, if our mental health is weak, it will affect our emotional ceiling too. Some of us would consider talking about our problems to girlfriends or even to our partners, some would focus their energy on other things instead of thinking about the problems, some would like to blog about it, whatever it is, we all have some solutions to lighten our baggage.

Another aspect i can really relate to is social ceiling. Being a person with the love language of words of affirmation, sometimes i know i do feel unappreciated if there isn't approval on things i do. I guess i need to work on this area as words of affirmation should not govern my life. It's very true because when we go out to the workplace, superiors/ bosses and even colleagues may not say words to affirm us and by working on this area, it will help us very much in life. (:

I sort of laughed to myself when Zoe mentioned how do we know that we are experiencing burn out was when she mentioned 'need a holiday' as one of the factors. it's because over the past few weeks i kept saying that i wanna go on a holiday to dn but i guess i found another way to feed my soul, which is to go out and just have fun with my friends! It's really important to feed our soul by doing creative things or just simply doing the things that we like, perhaps like going shopping, movies or for myself, going for KTV (: basically, that was what was shared during the women's meeting (:

Also, I've started reading this book called 'The Last Lecture', I'm sure some of you have heard of it or have seen it when you're at the book store. It's about this man called Randy Pausch who only had months to live because there were 10 tumors in his liver, instead of thinking about dying each day, he talked about living. To be more specific, it was about living his childhood dreams, quite an interesting book i would say, i definitely will recommend it to everyone! (:

Today marks the start of the new semester and very soon, all my friends who are from NUS, NTU, SMU and SIM will be enjoying their holiday but i'll be studying, it's a mix of good and bad i guess. I'm just happy that i'm in the same class with a few of my friends (:

Last but definitely not the least, i just want to say.. that i'm really looking forward to july to come (: