Friday, 26 December 2014

Monday, 22 December 2014

A heart of adoration.

So it's been 2 years since the last post. A month after the previous post, I made the decision to move from Malaysia to Australia, and it's now been more than a year that I've been in Melbourne.

2014 is drawing to an end, and it has been nothing less than magnificent. I knew that my decision to live in Melbourne was part of God's plan for me, but all I knew was just that. That I had to uproot, leave almost everything and everyone who I held dear, and to move here. And I knew it would lead to something even more exciting - I knew the move here was only the first step to a journey which I have felt a calling to, for years.

How many times this year have I found myself crying, in times of fear, desperation, uncertainty - crying out to God for His comfort and presence, and especially for His direction in my life. And boy, has He answered. Those times when I hear people say how they heard His voice, and how He gave them answers when they asked for direction, how He provided when they asked for His help; all those times I wondered whether it was just them making it all up in their heads. To me, God doesn't answer prayers so clearly, much less hearing an audible voice or seeing visions.

But in His mercy, He has answered my prayers in so many different ways, all of which I used to doubt were possible, and I now find myself crying again, but no longer out of desperation. Instead, I cry because I am so so touched by His willingness to show His presence in my life in so many ways. He answers my questions with kindness. He healed my wounds which I never thought were possible to heal! And He is present in every situation, in the world around. I feel unworthy of witnessing such a great and mighty God perform such acts of love, but at the same time I am reminded that He IS Love.

2014 has been great - all the ups and the downs - they were all in my life to prepare me for what's to come in 2015. I am really looking forward to it.

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Ho Hey!


Because sometimes you just need a good song to keep you company and sing and dance along to in the afternoons while you work!

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Soothe



I absolutely love songs like these, with the olden Chinese style and instruments. This song is one of my favourites since I was in secondary school. I shall have this on replay while I work today, seeing as I'm feeling a lil' down today. A bit of Zhou Jie Lun always soothes my thoughts.

Sunday, 13 January 2013

"The happiest people don’t necessarily have the best of everything but they make the most of everything."

I suddenly remember telling this to my friend at the beginning of December : I don't want to be alone on Christmas Eve. I really really wanted to feel the festivity, enjoy the Christmas decorations, and watch as fireworks went off on Christmas Eve. I also hoped that I would be able to spend time with people I love while ushering in the New Year. I didn't want to go out to a crowded place for a countdown, but just to be able to feel JOY.

Only now I remember making this little statement and having that hope in my heart. Feel really happy to think back to Christmas and New Year's Eve, both spent with people close to my heart and were filled with happiness and gratefulness. Not alone. Not being overly sentimental but looking forward and enjoying every moment shared with the ones I love.

"The happiest people don’t necessarily have the best of everything but they make the most of everything."

2013 is going to be Great for You



2012 was tough. Tougher than any other times I've had to face in my life. It was challenging. It brought me to the lowest depths, deeper and more painful that I could ever imagine. But I pulled through with Him. He pulled me out of the sorrow and shame and reminded me of the reason why I can hold my head up high - that I am still and forever will be His precious daughter. And no one, not anyone, can take that away from me.

And so with all the lessons of 2012, I am equipped to face a new year with new challenges - 2013. And as it turns out, the only thing I need to equip myself with is Him. So I surrender. He will bring me through everything.

Saturday, 12 May 2012

I'm ready for the next phase

I thank God for every single person He has blessed me with in my life. Those who love me and stick around when I'm hard to deal with, those who have been there to just listen..listen..listen.., those wise ones who have given me such wonderful advice which at times were difficult to heed, and especially now, I thank God for those who I have found it difficult to communicate with. By blessing me with all those other people who stick around to listen to my 'woes' and reminded me of His word, I am finally ready to slowly but surely show love to those who I should love. Which includes (first and foremost) those who I find it difficult to communicate with.

p/s : God works in such interesting/surprising ways. Who would have ever guessed that my boss's wife would call me up for the first time and be the one who finally prepared my heart to heed God's teaching in my life.

Sunday, 5 February 2012

A photo a (almost-every)day #4



Taken at : Home

I've been really busy lately and so I decided to have a lazy Sunday afternoon at home to reflect on a few things. The sermon today was about being different as a Christian. How easy is it for someone who has just met you to notice that there is something different about you? Or do you appear to be just like any other person?

This is my first time at painting. (I'm really really bad at art - it was the only subject I managed to fail in high school). Really liked the picture that came out in the end. Hopefully, I'll be doing this more. Also wondering if I should give this to someone for Valentine's Day, since it's coming quite soon.

Thursday, 2 February 2012

A photo a (almost-every)day #3





Taken at : i-City Shah Alam

Went for dinner and spent some time enjoying the lights and atmosphere at i-City. Beautiful LED lights all around the place, perfect for taking pictures. There was also a snowhouse there, which I couldn't enjoy as much because I didn't have proper footwear on. My toes were frozen by the time we got out.  I've also been hoping for a long time to go on a ferris wheel, and I managed to do that tonight! :)

Monday, 30 January 2012

A photo a (almost-every)day #2


A photo a (almost-every)day #2 :
Yesterday was the last day of holiday before I go back to work. The whole week of Chinese New Year celebrations was amazing and I really enjoyed the break. Wore my cheongsam for the last time before it goes into the wardrobe until the next opportunity to dress up :)