31 December 2012

New Year's Eve of 2012.

2012 's New Year's Eve is finally here.

Don't know why this year's end feels more significant than any other years that I can remember. 

Even before the year ends, there were so many bonds formed and sacrifices made. Cannot believe I've actually lived 24 years of life. And many more years to go. Many more stories to be told. 

I'm definitely looking forward to see Sha Lynn for the first time. That will probably be the highlight of 2013 as for now. Few more months baby girl! :)

I hope you all will be having great time with the great people to being in 2013. 


28 December 2012

The Last 2012 Friday.

I got bored just now and started looking back to the past few years in Facebook. It definitely brought back a LOT of good and fun memories. Posts/photos/wishes that I actually forgotten about. And that actually made me think. How fast time has passed all of us by, isn't it. 

It's so funny to see how I've changed (physically) over the years. Not that it's massive but still (I do think I looked better as I grow older..)

Last Friday of 2012 and I am stuck in office with nothing to do. Tried making loads of appointments but they are either on leave or err.. on leave. So, I'm warming up my chair in office and I still have couple of hours to go.

Days like this I feel like I can go on being as random as I can. Hah. 

Oh, just in case you didn't already know, little one is a baby girl :) Apparently, she has been very active lately. Kicking and moving around like a boss. Four more months. It's going to be really awesome 2013. I just know it. 

Mom's gonna get a new phone. A new Hello Kitty's phone. She's definitely very excited about that. 

I haven't been to the nail salon for the longest time I tell you. No kidding. I used to be able to spend certain amount of money on these things but when I started working, the priority list seems to be re-shuffled. I miss those pampering moments. Time to look into Groupons and MyDeals and Living Socials to get those promotions! 

I changed my phone ringtone. So what right? Hah. Now, I just made people wait longer so that I can hear the chorus longer. 

Having choo char last night with the camp staffs make me realize that I haven't been eating choo char like that for quite some time d also. Sadness. Penang's chinese people has got to eat some rice yo. No rice, can die. 

Okay, I just asked my sister to buy for me the manipedi package. And a laptop table. Soooo cheap. I is happy girl today. And we've got a special surprise form Mr and Mrs Khoo too :)

I still haven't watch Life of Pi. It's so sad. We are never able to find time to date/hangout. Not in the month of December. But hey, no one's complaining. Get  to see each other a bit here and there is fine. Not great but fine.

I have plans for upcoming holidays but I can't find the 'perfect'date. Dilemma betui ni.

I hate nightmares. Or bad dreams. Or dreams that are totally useless yet they give you weird funny feeling when you wake up. Or dreams that causes arguments (yes, it happened).

I miss eating at Homes Chef Garden. It's been a while (actually I had dinner there a week ago but still miss it).

I thought I could already play Sims 3, but false alarm. Oh the sadness is huge. Now, I've gotta wait longer for it to actually work. Fingers all crossed.

*sings* 'You don't have to be a star baby to be in my show' 

I just finish watching a mini pig going down the stairs on youtube. Shoooo cutee! 

How nice is it that we get to spend the last Friday of the year with the company of good friends and good food. Turkey, I'm coming for you real soon!

I really want to experience snow at least once in my life. 

I found out that I'm not that adventurous kind of people after all. I've always wanted to try bungee jump but come and think about it right, it will never happen to me. I will never be daring enough to try. Skydive then maybe yes. Cos I'll be jumping down with a pro strapped to me. I think I dare la but who knows right. 

One thing girls must be absolutely good at is knowing how to hide the fats. The muffin top. Must learn la this one. Just must. Everyone say I lost weight but in actual fact, I've gained (i think). I'm just good at hiding them (not to be proud or what la). Heh.

I miss my college life soooo much. The giggling in class and the endless chats during group study. Gah, that part of life passes so quickly. I miss those mad bunch. 

I kept eating in office. So hard to NOT think of food when my drawer is filled with all those junks. 

Craving for beef noodles and Queen's Food Market's Thai Food Number 13. 

Signing off.

27 December 2012

Moments in AYC 2012.

I was reminded of the reason why I'm still serving in fireBRANDS. Reminded of the passion that burns in me for each one of the youth. Reminded how seeing them re-dedicating their lives to Jesus gives me such joy. Reminded of how Jesus has blessed me through all the circumstances in my life that I now can share with them. Reminded that this battle was not fought alone by me, from the beginning of time. Reminded that as iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another. Reminded that it's not all about physical-award-victory, but of making sure our peers are encouraged. Reminded that it is very important to live life through God's view. God reminded me a lot of things in those five days. I will see an increase in every aspect of this life God has given. The only focus/target/goal/resolution for the new year. INcrease. 

Memories made, irreplaceable.
God is, indescribable.

26 December 2012

Catching My Breath.

Catch My Breath
(Kelly Clarkson's best song ever, in my opinion)

I don't wanna be left behind
Distance was a friend of mine
Catching breath in a web of lies
I've spent most of my life
Riding waves, playing acrobat
Shadowboxing the other half
Learning how to react
I've spent most of my time

Catching my breath
Letting it go
Turning my cheek for the sake of the show
Now that you know
This is my life
I won't be told it's supposed to be right
Catch my breath
No one can hold me back
I ain't got time for that

Catch my breath
Won't let them get me down
It's all so simple now
Addicted to the love I found
Heavy heart, now a weightless cloud
Making time for the ones that count
I'll spend the rest of my time
Laughing hard with the windows down
Leaving footprints all over town
Keeping faith kinda comes around
I'll spent the rest of my life

You helped me see the beauty in everything

24 December 2012

3D2N Club Med Cherating.

for Club Med's Fam Trip.
with Tyler.
on the 13-15 December 2012.


Like i mentioned in few posts back, I was blessed with an all-expense-paid trip to Club Med Cherating. We call it the 'Fam trip'. 'Fam' stands for familiarization trip where you learn about the product and experience what it's all about so that you'll be able to sell better! In my case, I don't really 'need' to sell as I do corporate sales, but it is sure a vacation not to be missed. And I actually learned so much from it. When corporates ask for my opinion for a really calm and relaxing company trip, it has to be Club Med products. No kidding. Two thumbs up for Club Med.

Left the island on a Thursday noon *excited to start the holiday* though I was still in and out of the viral fever. Horrible. Worse thing was I had to eat medicine all by myself. Gah. HORRIBLE.

Penang's airport, beautified.

First time on a such a small mini plane.

No need to spend money to get some food. Firefly > Airasia. Oh, and their wild fruit muffin is so goood.

Best part about travelling with guys is that they let you have the window seat! :) Enjoyed my view the whole way.

Everyone meet Tyler, a pro Tour Consultant from the tour department.

Estimated time of flying was an hour and a half. We arrived safely and comfortably after one hour ride. What a good start to a long holiday.

Before we went to this trip, a colleague (who have been to Club Med under Fam Trip) told us that we should be expecting a Superior Room (which is the lowest category), but when we reached, they gave us a Deluxe Room EACH! Speaking about God's blessings hah.

Blessed even more when I got a corner room, closest to the beach. I definitely got the best of both worlds. I slept through the nights with the sound of waves, literally! No kidding. The waves were so loud that at first it was such a nice feeling until suddenly my thought of 'What if tsunami hits?' hit me, then I got a bit paranoid. Cos then, confirm I'll be the first to be swallowed by the giant waves. Oh the imagination.

They have two separate bathrooms. One for shower and the other one to do business.

22 has always been my favorite number (so much that I thought my anniversary with koay falls on the 22nd! Ooops!) and 10, my birthdate. And this is my room number. (yeah, I like analyzing things like that. It makes me happy!)

The poolside.

Something about Club Med is that there's snack time. Club Med is a holiday where you pay a sum of money and you don't go out from the resort. You spend your holidays in the resort throughout your stay. And no, you will not get bored in there. Not even at night. And whatever you use/eat/drink/do is all inclusive of your money (except spa). Totally worth it!

The kind of food I eat there. I totally forgot to take pictures of the restaurant area and their buffet spread. So first class and wow. It was too bad that I didn't have much appetite. Only the last day I actually tried everything they offered. Just the food itself, is enough as a reason to go back there d!

TGIF's birthday celebration is nothing after you experienced it here. Literally all the GO's (Gracious Organizers) will make their way to your table and sing the most creatively sung birthday song ever! GO's are the people who makes sure that your stay is gonna be a memorable one. In the morning/noon, they are the bartenders/receptionist/lifeguards etc, but in the night, they are dancers/actors/singers/stand-up comedian. You name it! And they all come from different parts of the world. Club med Cherating actually records the highest numbered of different nationalities in a resort. 28 of different cultures/language/nation altogether.

Kids Fashion Show featuring the guests' children. Oh, one more thing that makes Club Med amazing is that they have baby daycare/children's centre where you just drop your kids there and the GO's will take care of them, feed them with healthy food, play games. That day when I was there, they actually had Masterchef Kids Version. And you don't even have to worry if they will take good care of your kids bcos they are all trained in it. It's so amazing it's crazy.

Train rides to the beach. it's not that far and you can walk there through a jungle-like-area. I actually walked to the beach alone on the last day. It was a bit scary. It's like going on a hike alone, except that it's flat road la.

When I saw this at the beach, it's as if I was at Bali (not that I have been there) but it looks like some floating temple that I saw in pictures. Hah. That side of the beach (the one that faces my room) was not for human use as the waves are too huge and massive and only turtles go to that beach to lay eggs (too bad it was monsoon season so no turtles seen)

Next to the beach is the most amazing Zen Space (launched a month ago). A place where children is not allowed. Just adults.

The colors make it even more better. And it's located in between two beaches, so imagine the wind and coolness in that area.

Wanted to do sailing at the beach behind us but the wind was not strong enough to do so.

Ideal vacation: sitting under the sun, overlooking God's amazing creation :)

I remembered feeling so reluctant to get out of the pool. Especially when I had the whole place to myself. Aahh, I miss that feeling of soaking in the cold water and under the hot sun. perfecto.

One of other activities I did there. First try. Mine was the one on the left corner. The other two flew past the board. Hahaha.

After many many tries only to get this finally! Not so bad hah.

These two GO's are the best. They don't have to speak also will make you laugh like no one's business d! They are the most funny humans I've ever met, NO KIDDING!

And then, we did Tree Top Challenge.

Ready to rock and roll.

The little kid in me got very excited. Though the challenge they gave us was quite short and simple.  

Flying trapeze! I regretted so badly that I didn't do this! I wasn't feeling good so I had to pass this one. Now, the regret is killing me. UGHH!

And then on the last night, they surprised all the guests by inviting all of us to the garden and we all danced the night away.

The ultimate surprise that night was the endless fireworks. I even had tears in my eyes because everything was too amazing and at that moment while the fireworks was bursting away, I couldn't accept the reality of God's blessings that has been given to me and it blew my mind away. It's crazy. It's very crazy.

Experiencing God in different and the most unexpected ways, tick.