Archive for December, 2009

This is she

December 30, 2009

She forgot to bring the card for me, (which is really the reason why I wana meet her, coz I want to get the card)

She set aside the whole of today for me coz when she starts her new job such days are hard to come by.

At one point, I wondered what is there for us to do for the entire day, but time seems to fly pass as we spent time eating, shopping and…looking for the perfect lip colour. Going from counters to counters, I soon learnt the different characteristics of lipsticks from different brands, what’s good and what never to touch. I learn too, the proper way to swipe the lipstick on one’s lip. Something no one really taught me growing up. It was indeed a heartening experience when we finally seal the deal on THE perfect lipstick. And I am glad I am part of this “laborious” process.

When we settled at starbucks (because I will feel incomplete if I don’t end my night this way), we sat side my side and she listened to the things I don’t quite understand, pointed out the principles that I missed out. What are my fault and what ain’t. It helped me to understand why she did what she did. 

On a piece of starbucks serviette, she explore  with me the ways that I can earn money for my fees. It felt uncomfortable to be forced out of my comfort zone, but I am glad, we did it. 

On our ride home, she tries to brainstorm ways to help my situation. 

At the end of the day, as I look back, I am hearten to have a friend who really cares about what’s best for me.

This is she, a friend, a devil’s advocate (always asking me questions that makes me uncomfortable), a sister.

I’m glad I can close 2009 with her (since will be working the whole of 31st).

She is definitely not perfect, a little irritating at times, but,

Thank God for such a beautiful soul 🙂


Naturally Supernatural anti hocus pocus

December 29, 2009

I am a cynic when it comes to hocus pocus, but I do believe in supernatural.

God is naturally supernatural and works supernaturally in natural ways.

This, I was reminded when I spent time praying in the spirit and felt peace, assurance and answers to some questions I had been pondering for a while. On top of that, several prayers were also answered in an unexpected way.

It’s simply a “natural” act of prayer, opening my mouth and pray, but it reaps “supernatural” results, like brand new insights, and turnaround in circumstances.

Spirituality cannot be taken for granted.

I must safeguard it at all times.

Amused upon retrospect

December 27, 2009

I amuse myself sometimes.

Here’s a snippet of my sms conversation with Eileen Seah earlier today.

E- Eileen M-Me

E: Do you know of any neighbourhood pet shops?

M: Which neighbourhood and what pet are you referring to? (At the back of my mind, I’m drawing a list of possible locations for various pets)

E: I want to get hamsters

M: SR central got one pet shop…dunno got anot…but bishan got hamsters, tpy also got hamsters. Bishan got hamsters at J8 and also the market near cath high

Looking back, I am utterly amused at how vividly I am able to locate where to find hamsters in her vicinity. LOL~

Empire state of mind

December 26, 2009

My favourite female singer, doing her thing 🙂

I wonder if we can ever make Singapore songs this cool….

The 10,000 hours rule

December 25, 2009

” 10,000 hours of practice is required to achieve the level of mastery associated with being a world class expert – in anything” Daniel Levitin

Malcolm Galdwell in his book, the Outliers, pointed out that 10,000 hours seems to be the key for success. Making observations of rockstars, hockey players and musicians, he realized what separates excellent from good lies in the 10,000 hours of practice.

Some simple math

*estimated 

If  I do something consistently for 1 hour a day,365 days a year. I will take 27 years to clock 10,000 hours.

If I do something consistently for 2 hours a day, 365 days a year, I will take 14 years to clock 10,000 hours.

If I do something consistently for 3 hours a day, 365 days a year, I will take 9 years to clock 10,000 hours

Translate the math to my lifestyle

I am not yet 27years old, so like me look at some of the things i have been doing consistenly 2 hours day for the past 14 years of my life.

I have been

  • Eating
  • Entertaining random thoughts
  • Distracted

I reflected upon my life, and realized besides this 3 things, there haven’t been any other activities that I managed to clock in 10,000 hours. Well, though I don’t have a signifiant 10,000 hours behind me, I do have another 10,000 hours ahead of me. It’s time to invest my time on something significant.

The first thing on my list is ….

spiritual discipline!

Level Up

December 19, 2009

Greater things are yet to come

Greater things are still to be done

in this city


These are the words that are imprinted in my heart. 

Greater things are yet to come, greater things are still to be done, in THIS CITY.

This city, from this very place we are in right now, more needs to be done.

There is so much that needs to be done, to be done for the glory of God

And when it stuck me that what I do is for the glory of God, I realize there is no time….

  • to dwell in discourgement
  • to be cui
  • to remain cui
  • to be living in that comfortable christian bubble.

Because God is ever ready, ever faithful, ever mighty,

Question is, am I that vessel he can use in the ways that he want for his purpose?

Time to go beyond all that talk and holy huddle and do practical things!

Question I ask myself lately, 

  1. What is my next step?
  2. What are my priorities?
  3. How can I value add myself?

 

The time is now. 

The note that made my day

December 18, 2009

In the midst of fretting over my future, stressing over the to do list, this purple note at the corner of my dashboard caught my eye. I don’t know when you leave it but…

Thank you friend coz your note really made my day 🙂

I love the national library….

December 18, 2009

and bookshops….

Simply because I love walking through rows of shelves that encompassed my life and the universe around me in categories. I love categories, those neat classification of a world so complex. Libraries make life simple. It’s exhilarating to know that I can simply walk to any shelf pick up those books, capsules of knowledge and breathe in new information previously unknown. 

And it’s oh so wonderful to be in a library, reading mindlessly without the worry of exams. To consume knowledge for the sake of satisfaction. I realize my brain refuse to work under compulsion. Nothing comes out of me when there is a need. Probably the reason why I never fared well in tests and exams. Something I hope I can rectify. Soon.

Alrights enough of my ramblings, it’s time to feast…. 🙂

Friends if you all are interested, can join me too. Coz I’m gonna make library-ing a habit 🙂

Just like me

December 4, 2009

I love this bunny pic alot.

A little gullible, a little indignant, a little like me.

Perceived realities

December 2, 2009

In the things that I perceive,

there are some that I made believe.

You are one of those things.

It’s time to relinquish those dreams

and return to reality.