Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy 2009!!

My mum always says "Time Flies" when we were young, I think she still does. And I never realise how fast time flies as I always wanted to grow up faster.

But now, since I am quite a grown-up now, I can literally feel that time is really flying.

Looking back at 2008, there are just too many things happening in 2008. I remembered I was filled with hopes and excitement while posting my last post to give my Thanksgiving for 2007, I have dreams and dreams. With much love and blessing for the loving God, I have achieved most of my targets, and moreover, more than I have asked for.

Year 2008 marked the biggest change in my life by starting with me marrying the cheekiest guy I have ever met, had a wonderful wedding that I have always dreamt of, and a great honeymoon in Bali. It was just a wonderful wedding. Though everything was hectic and stressful, but in the end, we see God's blessing and everything went on great. Till now, I still flip my wedding photos, and the wedding event still put a smile on my face. Many asked what's the difference before and after I got married, I couldn't really put them in words, but I do feel that relationships after wedding is more challenging to handle comparing to during courtship or when we were boyfriend/girlfriend. But, we're coping well - I thank God for all the good mentors around us who share with us on the ways to maintain good relationship. :D

Work was crazily busy in 2008 too. With great responsibilities, more and more projects came on their ways in 2008. And with much blessing, I still get the chance to travel for meetings & training. On the other hand, without me realising much, I was slowly involved more and more in ministries in EPCC.

Time just flew through 2008. On the last month of 2008, the most shocking news among my friends will be my resignation news - changing to another company. Many were shocked and asking if it's a good time for the change due to the economy downturn. I too struggled for the decision making, but over and over again, God convinced me that this is the right choice that I have made - despite the fact that the increment wasn't that attractive, and I might lose all those that I have established in the old company. Even though the economy is bad and things are uncertain now, but God promises us in Jeremiah 29:11 - "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." I have been praying for a better jobs that allows me to have a better work-life-balance for the past 2 years, and with God's promise, I feel the peace in me and I know this is what He has prepared for me.

2008 ends with many many good news. Though December is my last month in my old company and I should be the most free person in the office, but you were wrong! I was busy with many many other things. In December alone I attended two weddings - one in Malacca and another one in Bukit Mertajam. One of them is the wedding of my very very best friend - Shizuka. I was honored to be appointed as the coordinator + the wedding planner + the em cee + the zi mui head. Imagine the stress! But Joy is more than stress!! This is the first time I became an em cee in a wedding - some more have to speak in Mandarin. Glad that I did well - and Shizuka's parents are very much impressed. And I also took the opportunity to go down to KL to meet up with my girl friends and their baby juniors - the moment together were just priceless.

2008 is going to end (in another 6 hours) soon. Looking back I only feel the joy and feel so blessed. I have yet to set any resolutions for 2009 but I will do it before end of today. I feel the peace and the joy while welcoming the coming of 2009. And again, I believe God has much more in store for both me and EG.

Oh, one resolution that I can think of now is - blog more! I have been very lazy. :)

So my dear friends - hope all of you have a great 2008, and let's welcome 2009 together!! =)

Happy New Year!!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Merry Christmas

Our 2008 Chritmas Pressies

For the past few years, I never really celebrated Christmas in Penang or in my church as we'll always be going somewhere for the holiday. For this year, since my best friend's wedding is going to be on the day after Christmas, EG and I stayed back. Then only I found out how much I have missed out for the past few years, I felt so much of the Christmas mooood.

I had a fantastic Christmas Harvest party with my Jireh Unlimited CG members on Saturday, and enjoyed the Christmas Service in Vistana on Sunday. Besides, I also received some gifts from some church friends (since previous years I never had any gifts for Christmas since I was rather new in PG). Then I realised, receiving gifts is such a happy thing. The feeling of opening the presents is so exciting, with lots of anticipation of what's underneath the wrapper, like a little girl I used to be. *wink*... Next year, I told EG, we should do Christmas shopping and bless our friends too!!

Christmas is not just about partying & gift exchange, it's to celebrate the birth of Jesus. The Christmas mood is now everywhere, stirring up all the happy mood of all. I always love Christmas, and the day after Christmas too!! *hint* :P

So hereby, I wish everyone have a Merry, Merry Christmas and a Happy, Happy New Year!!

Monday, December 08, 2008



2008年12月6日,我与一些朋友结伴到马六甲。当我们到达目的地时,看到电视新闻报道国际山庄土堋的新闻, 共有4人丧命。 那时,我还不以为意。当我们在马六甲Jonker Street时,我收到我妹发送给我的一则短讯,告诉我我们在两年前,在中国新年旅游团认识的一位朋友,是其中的一位受害者。



生命- 是如此的脆弱。我深深的感触- 今天不知明天事的这一句话。很多时候,我们以为一切在自己的掌握中,可是,我们却忘了,人其实很渺小,生命除了脆弱,更是短暂。我的心情,是无比的沉重。一夜之间,一个两个月大的婴孩失去了他的母亲,一位丈夫失去他最爱的太太。