Tuesday, December 30, 2008

not a great day

Had my 1st day of my last term in the college.. but things arent exactly great here.. no worries, still surviving..


Can I leave the post on my sista's wedding under construction until I feel like reconstructing it?

I must have looked really downcast when I got back home.. cuz my huzmates kept asking if I'm okay.. I'm alright I guess.. it's just petty stuff of things not going my way.. problems of transports.. and some grouping issues when it comes to grp work.. some weird timetable for the term which I wish I had enough authority to do sth bout it...

Hmm.. maybe it's a period of testing and I'll just have to endure it.. but sometimes I felt that suppressing all this dissatisfaction will only end up in bitterness.. Yet I cant seem to be complaining at all times.. God seems so near and so far at the same time..

I'm surprised I dont feel any excitement for the new term or the new year.. no new year resolutions.. nth.. zero.. I guess I'll just try to move along with the rest..

What am I? The seed which drops on shallow land, grows but withers when the sun comes out because it has no roots.. or the one which drops between the thorns and gets choked in the end..?

Friday, December 26, 2008

a new family member

By God's grace, let me present to you, the new Choo's family photo!! Isn't it bee-yoo-ti-ful?? Ahaks... although it's not like my brother-in-law's gonna follow our surname... but yea, he's part of the family now, and I can no longer call him 'Harry.. Harry...' but '大姐夫'! I'm trying to get used to it still though.. Gimme some time.. ^^


Yup! You've guessed it! The Chooeyys have just had the very first and long-awaited wedding in the house!

And weddings are always lovely.. despite the hard work & seemingly petty details that shouldnt be overlooked.. but I thank God everything was smooth & that now it's over! Ahahaha.. frankly speaking.. I got a bit of 'phobia' after attending 3 weddings this year.. you'd never imagine there were just so many things to handle behind the scene!!
We actually spent almost 2 days just for simple church deco.. the deco was little but troublesome.. haha.. but I've learnt the lesson.. next time shud juz use cloth.. much much easier!! Anyway this was it.. balloons which kept getting smaller...

this is one which I love particularly.. ^^ hand-made doves.. the message we're trying to convey was actually: There's Jesus in our Love!



Now for some memorable scenes before the Holy Matrimony takes place.. ^^ here goes..!


this is the my eldest sista a.k.a. the bride~! make-up in process.. not easy... didnt have a good night sleep... but yea.. i guess most brides dont sleep well before the BIG day..


Zi muis discussing what to do to the groom.. props were prepared.. but we never guessed that the groom & rombongan would arrive so early!! -Harry: And I'm so the prepared!!

And so the suffering begins~! Now I think it looks a bit like Sports Day or those Sukaneka we had back in our secondary school years!


and not forgetting d' LOUD confession that'll wake the whole neighbourhood: "朱相颖, 我爱你!!"
unfortunately that wasn't the end of it.. more assignments to come as the groom was asked to write a love note (and he really took his sweet time!).. and also to present the bride with 12 kisses on a paper...

And all this hard work would have been in vain if the father of the bride did not consent!

I Love these Pictures! Esp the one on the right..! I dont know why but I always feel like shedding tears when I see them.. perhaps it's the knowledge of my bro-in-law being in a single-parent family most of his life.. or that the rare sight of my father, always an authoritative figure being enveloped in a warm embrace as such.. it just evokes emotions! T.T


And the battle for the bride continues with Harry's heng dai going all out for him! Raja sehari cant have his feet touching the ground, so says zimuis..

almost there...! "I love you because..." another long confession...

and Finally~!!


MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!

**Just MARRIED**

AhChee ar.. don think that you can escape the camera by standing behind the bride.. you are too BIG you know..!!

welcoming the guests.. but I guess there're lotsa faces which the newly-weds don recognise.. ^^

And we have to be ushers.. I'm born for that job.. haha..

a lovely angle captured by my beau.. good job dear-dear.. ^^

the red carpet...

marchin in...

the guests


and yea.. of course this cant be missed out..

"I want them to do this...!" poor Jong kena 'bai siong toi'.. and the MC was being mean obviously.. Jong kesiannya dipermainkan.. but ya her wish was fulfilled in the end.. and bro-in-law took the chance to kiss his bride longggggg and hard... ahaahaha...

to the guests.. 'yam.. seng!'

more to come..

and snap-snap.. which is a must!

And yea, guess I'll just stop here.. for more pics please visit my friendster site.. hahaha.. uploading pictures are so some-some: tiresome & troublesome..!
Till then, may God bless you, Harry & Corinne! And I want nieces & nephews! 加油咯!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

no la.. no la.. (ehehe...)

Wantd to post for some time dy.. or maybe a couple of pictures so that it wont seem so black & white here.. line's too slow and uploading takes a century...

Just read my beau's blog.. your photographing skills have definitely improved dear! ^^ maybe not to professionals, but to me, it's more than captivating! my sists & mom had had very good comments on seeing them.. hehe.. and though I felt so happy at their approval, I just cant seem to bring myself to confess it.. :P

Is it just the Chinese, or what? I mean.. who would say "no la, no la" (with a big beaming face) at compliments.. :D hahaa..

Anyway, am proud of ya!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Breakthrough needed badly

Been spiritually up & down.. I need a breakthru badly.. Rev Monica is coming next week and will be focusing on breakthru & sth.. Just what I need.. Called to serve in her special meeting as well as Sunday service.. I'm really wondering how the outcome would be.. because serving without God's presence isn't serving at all.. sigh.. and God seems so near yet so far sometimes...

Helped to translate a piece of material for this Sunday.. and felt that the article, or more accurately, God, is speaking right to my heart. It's about victory without God.. says that sometimes in life when everything is smooth-sailing, it doesn't necessarily mean that God is with us. Just what I thought a few days back. Got my term result, and it was what I'd wished for.. and I had this misperception that God is with me, although our time together is so little that I'm wondering if it adds up to 24 hours since the beginning of the holiday...

"God said that the Israelites were stiff-necked ppl and refused to be with them because their heart was far from Him..." was what I typed just now... Gosh, I suddenly felt like one of them..!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Inadequacy

Feeling inadequate.. Does that portray low self-esteem?

Accompanied my beau for lunch just now.. Dont know why suddenly the topic of me not being able to cycle was brought up.. he was kindly offering to teach me in November.. or dont know when.. and then we switched topic to swimming (coz we're sitting by the swimming pool).. and it's something which I'm hopeless in too... cant even float... Then came back from lunch.. huzmate was learning piano and guitar through YouTube and got it in a short period.. I was doing my assignment.. but once in a while the thought of not being able play any musical instrument well came distracting... and I suddenly felt that there're lots of things which I've missed last time.. maybe during childhood.. simple things that fill the typical childhood life...

Lack. That's how it feels like. I guess the only thing I'm good at is memorising. Hahhaa.. My study method also depends very much on that.. Memorising.. Habit formation? Behaviorism? Perhaps that's been the traditional approach in teaching and yea, I'm used to that.. So there's not much right-brain skills for me.. Pathetic..

Now I really come to realise that life is not solely about getting good academic performance... Coz when the stress is on studies, studies and studies.. you miss all the little interesting bits in life.. And in the end you'll feel inadequate like me...

Well, to think of the bright side of things.. perhaps it's this inadequacy that will lead me to wonder and marvel at the talents God bestow upon other people.. remain humble and always think of others as better than myself.. and help me to always be down-to-earth instead of high and mighty..

So despite my inadequacy o Lord, I want to praise You.. because it's in my inadequacy that Your abundance shows; and it's in my weaknesses that Your power is made perfect~

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

starting a new blog for the 3rd time!!

Argghh... finally.. wanted to post a video on Friendster blogs this afternoon.. then found out that I couldnt.. or is it just my stupidity... anyway.. a friend suggested Wordpress.. so went there and set up everything and found that they only allow certain file types.. so arrgghhh.... here I am!

Dont know how long this is gonna last.. but initially I thought I'll settle down in Friendster blogs.. ahaks.. anyway.. for my 1st post i'll just load the video which leads me here... ^^

video

ahahaha.. just felt how BIG the universe is and how small and unsignificant I am... reminds me of how BIG GOD is to be able to create something so so MASSIVE... and yet lotsa times our faith is so small that we think that God can do things to a certain extend only... well.. not gonna repeat wad I've written in Friendster.. but God, how grateful I am to YOU~!!

not a great day

Had my 1st day of my last term in the college.. but things arent exactly great here.. no worries, still surviving..


Can I leave the post on my sista's wedding under construction until I feel like reconstructing it?

I must have looked really downcast when I got back home.. cuz my huzmates kept asking if I'm okay.. I'm alright I guess.. it's just petty stuff of things not going my way.. problems of transports.. and some grouping issues when it comes to grp work.. some weird timetable for the term which I wish I had enough authority to do sth bout it...

Hmm.. maybe it's a period of testing and I'll just have to endure it.. but sometimes I felt that suppressing all this dissatisfaction will only end up in bitterness.. Yet I cant seem to be complaining at all times.. God seems so near and so far at the same time..

I'm surprised I dont feel any excitement for the new term or the new year.. no new year resolutions.. nth.. zero.. I guess I'll just try to move along with the rest..

What am I? The seed which drops on shallow land, grows but withers when the sun comes out because it has no roots.. or the one which drops between the thorns and gets choked in the end..?

a new family member

By God's grace, let me present to you, the new Choo's family photo!! Isn't it bee-yoo-ti-ful?? Ahaks... although it's not like my brother-in-law's gonna follow our surname... but yea, he's part of the family now, and I can no longer call him 'Harry.. Harry...' but '大姐夫'! I'm trying to get used to it still though.. Gimme some time.. ^^


Yup! You've guessed it! The Chooeyys have just had the very first and long-awaited wedding in the house!

And weddings are always lovely.. despite the hard work & seemingly petty details that shouldnt be overlooked.. but I thank God everything was smooth & that now it's over! Ahahaha.. frankly speaking.. I got a bit of 'phobia' after attending 3 weddings this year.. you'd never imagine there were just so many things to handle behind the scene!!
We actually spent almost 2 days just for simple church deco.. the deco was little but troublesome.. haha.. but I've learnt the lesson.. next time shud juz use cloth.. much much easier!! Anyway this was it.. balloons which kept getting smaller...

this is one which I love particularly.. ^^ hand-made doves.. the message we're trying to convey was actually: There's Jesus in our Love!



Now for some memorable scenes before the Holy Matrimony takes place.. ^^ here goes..!


this is the my eldest sista a.k.a. the bride~! make-up in process.. not easy... didnt have a good night sleep... but yea.. i guess most brides dont sleep well before the BIG day..


Zi muis discussing what to do to the groom.. props were prepared.. but we never guessed that the groom & rombongan would arrive so early!! -Harry: And I'm so the prepared!!

And so the suffering begins~! Now I think it looks a bit like Sports Day or those Sukaneka we had back in our secondary school years!


and not forgetting d' LOUD confession that'll wake the whole neighbourhood: "朱相颖, 我爱你!!"
unfortunately that wasn't the end of it.. more assignments to come as the groom was asked to write a love note (and he really took his sweet time!).. and also to present the bride with 12 kisses on a paper...

And all this hard work would have been in vain if the father of the bride did not consent!

I Love these Pictures! Esp the one on the right..! I dont know why but I always feel like shedding tears when I see them.. perhaps it's the knowledge of my bro-in-law being in a single-parent family most of his life.. or that the rare sight of my father, always an authoritative figure being enveloped in a warm embrace as such.. it just evokes emotions! T.T


And the battle for the bride continues with Harry's heng dai going all out for him! Raja sehari cant have his feet touching the ground, so says zimuis..

almost there...! "I love you because..." another long confession...

and Finally~!!


MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!

**Just MARRIED**

AhChee ar.. don think that you can escape the camera by standing behind the bride.. you are too BIG you know..!!

welcoming the guests.. but I guess there're lotsa faces which the newly-weds don recognise.. ^^

And we have to be ushers.. I'm born for that job.. haha..

a lovely angle captured by my beau.. good job dear-dear.. ^^

the red carpet...

marchin in...

the guests


and yea.. of course this cant be missed out..

"I want them to do this...!" poor Jong kena 'bai siong toi'.. and the MC was being mean obviously.. Jong kesiannya dipermainkan.. but ya her wish was fulfilled in the end.. and bro-in-law took the chance to kiss his bride longggggg and hard... ahaahaha...

to the guests.. 'yam.. seng!'

more to come..

and snap-snap.. which is a must!

And yea, guess I'll just stop here.. for more pics please visit my friendster site.. hahaha.. uploading pictures are so some-some: tiresome & troublesome..!
Till then, may God bless you, Harry & Corinne! And I want nieces & nephews! 加油咯!

no la.. no la.. (ehehe...)

Wantd to post for some time dy.. or maybe a couple of pictures so that it wont seem so black & white here.. line's too slow and uploading takes a century...

Just read my beau's blog.. your photographing skills have definitely improved dear! ^^ maybe not to professionals, but to me, it's more than captivating! my sists & mom had had very good comments on seeing them.. hehe.. and though I felt so happy at their approval, I just cant seem to bring myself to confess it.. :P

Is it just the Chinese, or what? I mean.. who would say "no la, no la" (with a big beaming face) at compliments.. :D hahaa..

Anyway, am proud of ya!

Breakthrough needed badly

Been spiritually up & down.. I need a breakthru badly.. Rev Monica is coming next week and will be focusing on breakthru & sth.. Just what I need.. Called to serve in her special meeting as well as Sunday service.. I'm really wondering how the outcome would be.. because serving without God's presence isn't serving at all.. sigh.. and God seems so near yet so far sometimes...

Helped to translate a piece of material for this Sunday.. and felt that the article, or more accurately, God, is speaking right to my heart. It's about victory without God.. says that sometimes in life when everything is smooth-sailing, it doesn't necessarily mean that God is with us. Just what I thought a few days back. Got my term result, and it was what I'd wished for.. and I had this misperception that God is with me, although our time together is so little that I'm wondering if it adds up to 24 hours since the beginning of the holiday...

"God said that the Israelites were stiff-necked ppl and refused to be with them because their heart was far from Him..." was what I typed just now... Gosh, I suddenly felt like one of them..!

Inadequacy

Feeling inadequate.. Does that portray low self-esteem?

Accompanied my beau for lunch just now.. Dont know why suddenly the topic of me not being able to cycle was brought up.. he was kindly offering to teach me in November.. or dont know when.. and then we switched topic to swimming (coz we're sitting by the swimming pool).. and it's something which I'm hopeless in too... cant even float... Then came back from lunch.. huzmate was learning piano and guitar through YouTube and got it in a short period.. I was doing my assignment.. but once in a while the thought of not being able play any musical instrument well came distracting... and I suddenly felt that there're lots of things which I've missed last time.. maybe during childhood.. simple things that fill the typical childhood life...

Lack. That's how it feels like. I guess the only thing I'm good at is memorising. Hahhaa.. My study method also depends very much on that.. Memorising.. Habit formation? Behaviorism? Perhaps that's been the traditional approach in teaching and yea, I'm used to that.. So there's not much right-brain skills for me.. Pathetic..

Now I really come to realise that life is not solely about getting good academic performance... Coz when the stress is on studies, studies and studies.. you miss all the little interesting bits in life.. And in the end you'll feel inadequate like me...

Well, to think of the bright side of things.. perhaps it's this inadequacy that will lead me to wonder and marvel at the talents God bestow upon other people.. remain humble and always think of others as better than myself.. and help me to always be down-to-earth instead of high and mighty..

So despite my inadequacy o Lord, I want to praise You.. because it's in my inadequacy that Your abundance shows; and it's in my weaknesses that Your power is made perfect~

starting a new blog for the 3rd time!!

Argghh... finally.. wanted to post a video on Friendster blogs this afternoon.. then found out that I couldnt.. or is it just my stupidity... anyway.. a friend suggested Wordpress.. so went there and set up everything and found that they only allow certain file types.. so arrgghhh.... here I am!

Dont know how long this is gonna last.. but initially I thought I'll settle down in Friendster blogs.. ahaks.. anyway.. for my 1st post i'll just load the video which leads me here... ^^

video

ahahaha.. just felt how BIG the universe is and how small and unsignificant I am... reminds me of how BIG GOD is to be able to create something so so MASSIVE... and yet lotsa times our faith is so small that we think that God can do things to a certain extend only... well.. not gonna repeat wad I've written in Friendster.. but God, how grateful I am to YOU~!!