Monday, December 1, 2014

Post Exams Joy

So the exams are finally over for this semester! Woohoo!
QEM is tough and I really want to score well for Lifestyle... so I studied really hard and of course no self respecting student will miss a chance to instagram that as well. hahaha.

Now, I can only pray and wait for my results and enjoy life without this additional stress.

Monday, November 10, 2014

15 days to Final exams

can't get over the amount of readings required. it does get better in 2nd year ... or am I deluded?
need determination and intense focus.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

I is for Ice-cream

Because I'm doing the #fmsphotoaday prompt, I got the girls to buy an ice cream to snap this picture. Had a couple of small spoonfuls (still trying to abstain from cold food and drinks) and it's not too bad. Ovaltine flavoured from 8 Fahrenheit at school.

Friday, October 3, 2014

A midday cuppa

Now that I've finally found the time to explore SIM and found the new Starbucks, I am a happy mooch :)
My caffeine tolerance has been rather low since I fell sick, I get jittery if I drink too much and I can't sleep at night. All messed up and never before unless I drank coffee after 7.30PM. Well, this experience taught me to listen to my body and treat it right, feeding it wholesome food and cutting down on cold drinks. Anyway, I compromised by allowing myself to drink Starbucks and cold coffee once in awhile. Otherwise it's always Kopi now, no more Kopi-peng much to the astonishment of my friends who gets me kopi.

It's Children Day and we get to leave 1 hour early. Yay! Long weekend this week and hoping to have some form of will power to do up my notes and study a bit.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Mugging with an iPhone 5 in the other hand

My life: Mugging hard for QEM... thought I understood it but when I read a new question, my mind goes momentarily blank! Wish I'm a full time student so that I can focus better and not get distracted so easily. On a tech note, while the whole world queues up for iPhone 6, hubby and I got an iPhone 5. Price has dropped and there's voucher in our teleco plan. Why not? iPhone 6 feels too big and light... maybe next time.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Faith - To hold on to Faith.

 “All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“None of us knows what might happen even the next minute, yet still we go forward. Because we trust. Because we have Faith.”
Paulo Coelho, Brida 

This year has not been kind to me, health wise. After passing my 100th day of recovery for my torn ligament, I had a very, very bad allergic reaction to virus, further triggered by shellfish (prawn) that resulted in a 2 times admission to A&E in a day. Happened on my birthday somemore!

I do not wish to dwell on it, learning to let go and living positively. I am not exarggerating when I say I'm deeply tramautised. It was bad.

Faith is what I have taken away from this. To believe and have faith that God is with me at all times.
That my family, my hubby, my friends are my grounding factors. That I need to listen to my body and not get too stressed out.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Drifting petals

“My tears are like the quiet drift of petals from some magic rose; and all my grief flows from the rift of unremembered skies and snows. I think that if I touched the earth, it would crumble; it is so sad and beautiful, so tremulously like a dream.”

Sunday, May 25, 2014

and so the days of assisted living begins....

I've always pride my independence and mobility. A freak accident caused me to slipped on an oil spill on the road and tore my ligament. The ankle is injured badly and I can't place my weight on it. I almost blacked out in vasovagal syncope (pain) after making my way to the bus stop. Thank goodness my saviour came and whisked me off before I appear on STOMP. I went to A&E and was given 3 days MC.

Life in my current job is tough. Always others before self, no one to take over my class and with practical test commencing next week plus all those PH make up, I had no choice but to go to work. I conducted my class in wheelchair, a first time experience.

Sigh, anyway swelling has subsided but bruising is bad. I shudder at thinking about work next week.
This school is not handicap friendly.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Udon and Wan Tan Mee

Randomness: Udon from a new fave shop in Liang Court and random wan tan mee from a hawker in Ang Mo kio during data collection last Wed.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Randomly Puss

Puss being the manja bodyguard as I cleared the kitchen on Sunday.

Too hot to do anything other than sleep.

Life is like a cup of coffee

Shared at work...

A group of alumni, highly established in their careers, got together to visit their old university professor. Conversation soon turned into complaints about stress in work and life. Offering his guests coffee, the professor went to the kitchen and returned with a large pot of coffee and an assortment of cups – porcelain, plastic, glass, crystal, some plain looking, some expensive, some exquisite – telling them to help themselves to the coffee.

When all the students had a cup of coffee in hand, the professor said: “If you noticed, all the nice looking expensive cups have been taken up, leaving behind the plain and cheap ones.While it is normal for you to want only the best for yourselves, that is the source of your problems and stress.Be assured that the cup itself adds no quality to the coffee.In most cases it is just more expensive and in some cases even hides what we drink.

What all of you really wanted was coffee, not the cup, but you consciously went for the best cups, and then you began eyeing each other’s cups to see who had the best one.

Now consider this said the professor “Life is like a cup of coffee”, and life is the coffee, the jobs, money and position in society are the cups.They are just tools to hold and contain Life, and the type of cup we have does not define, nor change the quality of life we live.Sometimes, by concentrating only on the cup, we fail to enjoy the coffee.

Savour the coffee, not the cups.

The happiest people don’t have the best of everything.
They just make the best of everything.
Live simply, Love generously, Speak kindly, Care deeply.

Life is like a Cup of Coffee : Author unknown.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Today's prayer

"Be joyful always, pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Jesus Christ" 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

God works in mysterious ways. Some disaster might be a lessing in disguise. Some hurt and disappointments could be a sign of better things to come.

March is nearing again and much as any common sense insist, the innate fear and helplessness still creeps up in me ... unsuspectingly. Mundane and unnecessary issues get blown up and I tend to over react. I have to keep strong.

And it's strange... does God have the power to manipulate electronic devices? Could He have done or willed someone to manipulate a system to eradicate a potential issue that will cause harm to me? I wonder.

Learn to let go.

Learn to cultivate peace of mind when dark forces are out to play.

Learn the signs and mistakes of the past.

"Until now, you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete" John 16:24

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Hello 2014!

So Long 2013!

2013 has been a GREAT year for me! Both personally and professionally. I have won an award at work for an eBook project that I was "tricked" into joining. This project involves lots of sweat, tears and panic for 2 years. A reluctant recipient I am of this award, but nevertheless appreciative and grateful of the opportunity. First award ever won in my life!

I had the opportunity to anchor an outreach event. Lots of staying back for that one in June. Grateful for good student leaders and helpers to count on and gorgeous artwork and creativity that I am and still proud of.

This year is the first time I displayed 2 posters presentations. The feeling of seeing your team's and students' work in print, on a A0 poster is a pride that no words can describe. I felt really accomplished and proud.

On the personal front, I finally took the leap to apply for my Master's and after an online test, 1 interview and plenty of self doubt, I am finally enrolled as a student in a University I have always wanted to be in since I'm a child. This achievement is a fulfillment that I can't describe in words, knowing that I have had many obstacles since being a teenager and the path has always been dark and littered with negativity. I have completed one semester with tenacity and tears. Studying is hard, part time is harder! And getting into the groove is tough, my Uni days was 13 years ago!

I'm happy that I have passed and I'm determined to do better.

We also fulfilled mummy's wish of visiting Australia and we brought her to Melbourne during her 60th birthday. She had a lot of fun and though the Great Ocean Road was a blur to me since I was having fever, I am very happy that mummy stayed healthy and enjoyed her visit there!

This is also the year that hubby and I finally build our nest  after 6 years of marriage. 6 and a half years to be precise when we finally moved in and settle in. The last 2 weeks of 2013 has been lots of decluttering, of letting go of the past and moving on into the future. We finally have our home and I am ever so grateful and blessed.

I thank hubby for giving me a beautiful house and we will make this a beautiful home together.

2013 is a year of unbelievable happenings. It's the year that I have been stretched non stop. I worked endlessly and I thought I was going to snap but thankfully never did. It's a year I was tested and betrayed by people I thought meant well. Fooled by people I trusted.

2013 is also a year where I forged new friendships and bonds, where I learned to look inwards, where I believed in God simply because there's nothing else. This is the year where I learned not to take anything or anyone for granted. To look at the people who truly loves me and want the best for me. To remove the toxic.

2013 has passed and with every new year, I feel a sense of lost and emptiness. Of the unknown.

This year, I want to go slow. To live life, my life. To read, to reflect, to communicate with those who mean something to me. To God.

This year, I want to focus on my studies. I want to be able to say No to additional work loads. I want to go to Japan. I want to bake (since I have an oven that hasn't been turned on), I want to be HEALTHY, to eat healthy, live healthy, think healthy.

This year I want positivity. I want to continue living and not be hampered by the "cannot do" attitude.
I want to be aware of my thoughts.

Lastly I want to be with hubby every step of our life. I Love you.