Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Highlights of 2014.

This is going to be the usual blog post where I will list down some of moments that have made a difference in my life, one way or another. Good times and bad times, both made me who I am today and who I will be next year and the many years to come.

This is for me to look back and know that 2014 has been a blessed year. God has blessed me in ways that I never could imagine, be it a happy situation or a heartbreaking one. 


With this, I'm entering 2015 with a bigger heart to love people, especially people who are tough. 


'Love others without expecting them to love you back'


Here goes!



Turning 26 was easy and 'heartache-less'

Company's first ever company trip to Cameron Highlands.

Experienced SNOW for the first time ever.

Visited Seoul.

Sha Lynn turned one.

Started an event company with my sister, called RK Events & Such.

Koay getting his first car.

First time missing out on family's short vacation to East Malaysia.

Painted three quarter of an old church up on the hill of Santisuk, Chiangmai

Sleeping on the floor of KLIA 2.

having to say goodbye to a friend who's moving to the States for good.

Corneal Ulcer happened. Thank you for always keeping Vanessa in your prayers. Will update on her condition when I'm ready to blog about the details.

Visited one of the worse zoo ever in Malacca.

Celebrated our second year of dating.

Found a local designer handbag called Sometime.

Had my first onsen experience and immediately fell in love with it.

visited Osaka.

Went to Universal Studio Japan for the first time WITH EXPRESS PASSES!

Realized that travelling alone is such a fun and addictive thing to do.

Worked with a team for Freedom Fest, celebrating Malaysia.

Finally found a cross necklace that I love and sister got them for my graduation gift.

Mom got admitted into hospital twice. First was too weak and second was dengue.

WhatTwoEatHere was paid to do a blog post for the first time ever.

Penang won CHAMPION in Merdeka Cup's Challenge.

enjoyed Club Med Bali.

Koay went through the water baptism and proclaimed that he's following Jesus. No turning back :)

Camped outdoor for the first time and definitely not going to be last.

Hiked Malaysia's 15th highest mountain with just socks.

Having muscle/ligament tension along my spine for two months straight. First time for sure.

Fast & Prayer up on that hill. So much laughter.

Family vacation to Malacca and found the best place to stay, Guli Residence.

inTUNE with 80 young people for five days straight. 


Attended quite a handful of weddings.

Wrapped up great with a fireBRANDS' New Year's Party and Victor's message.

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I'm ready for you, 2015 :)

Monday, December 29, 2014

Christmas and New Year's Dinner.

Well, hello there everyone!

First of all, MERRY CHRISTMAS to all of you. I know it's four days late but then again, better late than NEVER, right?

I hope you had a memorable Christmas celebration, whether you have them with your family or your friends or even with a big bunch of strangers who happen to be at the same place with you. 

Other than the fact that Christmas was during a weekday, squeezed between Wednesday and Friday and yes both of those days were working days, I still managed to have loads of fun.

The entire week was filled with feasting and feasting and more feasting. I don't remember having rice as any of the main meals last week. It was all meat and ham and more meat. So yummy I can't even.

Because New Year is just six days away after Christmas, most of these dinners are also held to celebrate the ushering in of 2015. Surprisingly, it didn't feel weird wishing people, "Happy New Year!" since twenty-fifth of December. Somehow, the mood is already lingering around.

All the dates for these dinners were booked months ahead so that we don't have any clashing of dates and having to sacrifice one and attend the other one. I never liked choosing between two dinners. ALL DINNERS ARE FUN AND MEMORABLE!

There is one lunch though that was not planned to celebrate Christmas or the New Year. It was Adrian's after-baptism-celebration! He has decided to follow Jesus, no turning back, no turning back :)

The photos are all in random orders because I'm too lazy to have them according to which dinner/party comes first. Heh.

Oh can I also say that one of the most exciting event that I look forward to is the Gift Exchange Time. I love getting gifts that are random and for me to not open them immediately when my hands touch them, that is one temptation that I can't resist. LOVE EXCHANGING GIFTS WITH HUMANS!

Holiday Tours & Travel Penang's Celebration Dinner at G Hotel.

Dinner with Koay's Family :)

The Khoo Clan Dinner Party :)

Koay's Baptism Day. Welcome on board, babe! :)

Christmas/New Year Dinner Party at Josh's Crib :)

fireBRANDS' New Year Party IN THE POOL, literally. Photo taken from Benjamin Yeoh's Twitter :)

With few days left to this year, I thanked God big time for all these people who matters. Please, if you are not in any of the photos, it's not because you're not important, you definitely are. Who ask you to NOT BE THERE when people take photos? Heh. KIDDING.

Love you all lots. 

This is for me to carry forward to 2015: LOVE OTHERS WITHOUT EXPECTING THEM TO LOVE YOU BACK.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Hair Down.

I thought for a very long time how I was going to end this year. 

Knowing me, I need to have like a plan ahead of me so that I can start to picture how it goes and stuff. Everything has to be properly planned out or at least I need to know what kind of food  I will be eating. Food makes me happy.

Anyways, this has been a real struggle believe it or not. When I can't seem to get the plans planned out properly or things like that, I allow it to get at me and it will makes me so annoyed. To the point I just wanna go to a corner and sulk.

So, the fourth quarter of this year I made a decision to work on it. Hah. Like battling with alcoholism or something. 

I kept telling myself to let loose and allow myself to do spontaneous things. Random and out of the blue kind. To for once not plan anything, control the flow and making sure everything goes well.

To let down my hair and do as per the moment. 

It hasn't been easy obviously, but I enjoy myself even more in a very different way. It still gets me on my nerves sometimes but it's been a fun ride.

A roller-coaster is only fun when it goes up and falls down suddenly right? Okay, maybe not so much. Heh.

Blessed Christmas Eve, everyone. 

Monday, December 22, 2014

Half Day Leave.

First day back to work and I'm already applying for half day leave in the afternoon.

Reason being mom got back to hospital in the morning for final check-up to make sure no more traces of dengue in her body and she's clear! Thank You Jesus! However, she's still a bit weak, so I'm just going home to make sure everything is alright.

That and because my whole body itches like no one business. I have never had any kind of food allergy and I somehow don't think this is because of food. If it is, then it must be from something I ate from Satay Hut last night. WHAT COULD IT BE?

As I'm typing this, I'm also scratching my skin off because the itch is making me so restless. Arghhh.

This is going to be my last day 'leave' of the year. 

Few days left to two zero one four.

Gonna end it well and maybe with a 'bang' too? Like my sister? Still thinking about it heh.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Home Sweet Home.


I'm finally back to the island! 

I was away for the whole week but not very far from Penang. Just about an hour's drive.

Wah, I definitely miss updating this space and no need to say also everyone knows that our food-blog is even quiter. Coming soon, I promise!

That great feeling when I step foot into the wooden floor in my house, the smell of my room and hearing mom's and Kelly's voice.

The only reason why I decided to post up a quick post now is because I'm trying to keep myself awake till dinner time.

Mom called earlier and said, "Tonight you have dinner with us okay? We go makan Daorae!"

Mom knows best I tell you.

She knows that everytime when she calls me and tells me what we were going to eat or what kind of food is waiting for me at home, it will immediately made up my day and suddenly my energy is boosted from the Emergency-Last-Minute-Needed-Tank. 

So, after dinner tonight confirm I will be like a dead log on my most comfortable bed!

Yay to korean food tonight. I can't wait. I'm so hungry now I could eat up the entire pig :)

Ohh so I was saying that my whole week was spent with a group of young people, about 80 of us doing the usual things we do in AYC. More on that next time :)

Okay, time for dins dins.

Side note: I am so into temporary tattoos now. Cheap and can always change style. ANOTHER ONLINE SHOPPING TRAP! GREAT.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Rainbow Run 2014.

Months ago, Jack asked us if we wanted to join for Colour Run this year. They had one in KL and it looked fun so we were like, "Why not?"

When we agreed, we obviously didn't know it was going to cost so much. RM50 is A LOT FOR A RUN that gives us only a piece of t-shirt. Not nice some more. Nothing else.

Well, I later found out that this "Color" Run was organized for a charity cause, so okaylah. In the end, we didn't pay anything for it. A friend has blessed us :)

Ohh and I only also found out that the "marathon" was actually called Rainbow Run. It seems like this Run wasn't planned out properly. Everything felt very everywhere. There weren't any confirmed information the day before and like, I don't know lah. 

Let's just say that I won't want to join again next year. Heh sorry.

I cannot be sacrificing my most precious limited sleep for something that only have a few color powder splashes stations. Sorry, it wasn't a run. It was walkathon all the way, which turns out to be a good thing because it's impossible for me to run with my spine-ache.

Which got worse when I got home. 

I should have just restrained from all physical activities when it's still in the recovering process. Now, it's prolly back to square one. Boohoo.

Anyways, we took nice colorful photos and we did have fun doing this with his family and friends! It was a morning well spent. 



Oh! I almost forgot to mention about the "GRAND PRIZE WINNER" for the lucky draw. We stayed back because.. because we paid RM50 for this. Hah. I don't know what's the reason we stayed back really. We just did lah.



Anyways, when they called the number 2049. Koay looked at the pile of numbers on the floor and expressed, "Aiya!" as he pointed to the first number 2009 then again at 2040 and then he pointed at the third number and screamed out really loud! Then, he ran towards the stage and claimed the grand prize. 

I don't know anything about bicycles but according to the emcee, that was the best one given out. Nice color some more.

However, that bicycle belongs to a friend of Jaryn's because that was her number. Good fun though. The screaming and clapping and cheering on as he went on stage. Oh fun times!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

First Sunday of the Last Month.

It's December already!

Such a nice feeling to know that I won't be having any kind of blues tomorrow because I'm so focused on the next coming Monday!

NINE DAYS OF NO WORK. SYIOK GILERRR.

Koay also will be off-from-work and he will be in Singapore for his floorball training the entire week. Same same but different. Heh.

We actually made a plan for me to fly to Singapore on the Friday after I come back from camp or the next day but tickets are too pricey and it will be way too tiring for me to fly in and out within the few days. 

In the end, I won't be seeing him play in the SEA CUP. Maybe wait for SEA GAMES lah.

Will be updating on the Rainbow Run soooon. Hopefully by tomorrow! 

Goodnight!

Friday, December 5, 2014

No Time.

OH MY GOODNESS.

I need to come here update more. 

Honestly, I don't even have time to go grocery shopping for things that I really need like my body shampoo.

I'm actually using Kelly's fruit flavored body gel. S, if you happen to smell some fruity scent from me, don't ask, just smile :)

Leaving office now to go for FGA's Leadership Conference. But first, I shall have the world's best lor mee. 

See you tonight, young people. 

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

AYC Fast & Prayer 2014.

Last year, I didn't manage to get any annual leave to go for the yearly Fast & Prayer so this year, I made sure I reserved some.

There were only 15 of us this year, making our way up to Bethel House of Prayer. The least compared to previous years I think.

However, I do think that this year's was one of the most fun ones that I've ever been to.

I love how we are all closely together at all times. There weren't any time where we were separated into different corners and having our own 'group' sessions. Okay, except prayer time lah.

We were all either at the porch outside sharing our junk food when we break the fast because dinner was only served one hour later, or around the dining table during meal times and laughing at someone (most of the time it was Chrissy a.k.a. Ben!).

Fun times. It was one of the occasions where I laughed so hard in the span of two days. 

Also, we had spontaneous mash ups with worship songs and it went on non-stop for a good 40 minutes which felt like 15 minutes. No worship leaders, no pointers. BEST ONE EVER.

Even when the G-string (on the guitar!) broke, we didn't stop. Heh.

We,

prayed
worshipped
laughed non-stop
played mafia
pranked Sheryl twice
ate a lot of junk food
laughed again
prayed for Lester (he got bitten by a 1-feet-long bright pinkish red centipede on the way up. He's a lot better now and resting. SPEEDY RECOVERY, LESTER!)
'tried' to cook 30 eggs.

TOGETHER :)

Such a needed short getaway :)