Thursday, October 28, 2010


" daughter...getting married next year...saving 
money...blah...we're not young anymore... they grow 
up so fast...blah blah blah... "

she lowered the cup from her lips, blinked, paused.
"so, how?" she turned her head slightly and looked
at me from the corner of her eye.

me, head cocked to one side, mock puzzled look on
face. behind my eyes, flame throwers poised to fire.

"not getting married ah?" sits cup on table mid sentence
and turns to face me straight on.

"what do you think?" i hissed, eyebrows raised. i leaned
forward, noses almost touching, swiped her face with my
ponytail and walked off. leaving her with the bill.


Upon a Fold... blog, shop...

Monday, October 25, 2010

Update on my mum. She's back home, as of last Saturday, 23rd Oct.
She's doing pretty good. Everything is normal, except for a bandage
on her head. It's to keep her stitch and staples safe and dry. Today,
she went to the polyclinic to remove that single stitch. On the 29th,
she'll be having those staples removed. That would finally mark the
end of this journey. When her hair grows out, it would be all put behind.
But never forgotten. Never.


woo free fonts... nice ones at that. Check Font Squirrel
out!!! Spotted on Creature Comforts.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

grandma says...

in reference to the BK ad for the new chicken
mushroom swiss burger...

me: hey grandma, look, he's not wearing clothes.
And he's eating a burger!

grandma: mmmm....

me: isn't it strange?

grandma:... cos it's in the morning.

me: oh, so if it's in the morning, you don't have to
have clothes on to have breakfast?

grandma: yea...

Saturday, October 23, 2010



OHHHH!!! Baby Rae has arrived!!! :D Praise the Lord for
this precious gift to Howie and Joy!!!

Friday, October 22, 2010

i've been tasked to do the decor for a party that's
happening at the end of the year. *stressed* i haven't
been able to get a concrete idea of how i want the
place to look. Thankfully i chanced upon a stray link
that led to this whole community of party decor sites.
woo hoo! i think the excitement is slowly coming back.
The ideas are swimming in my head, frantically...
"pick me! pick me!" for now, i think i want a chockful
of bunting. yeaaa...

well, if you're planning a party and there's budget for
decor, here are a few links to get you started, and excited. 

and this, the HQ of bunting...
mum will be discharged tomorrow :) as of today, her face
was still pretty swollen. Like a cabbage patch kid. But she's
eating a lot. Got her 2 slices of papaya, a raisin croissant and
a cup of coffee. Guess the porridge she had for lunch didn't
satisfy :)

Monday, October 18, 2010

i hugged mum tight.
She said, "it's going to be okay."
"Who knows?"
"God's track record."
mum is going to be admitted to hospital today.
Her getting admitted the first time was sudden and shocking.
But this time, knowing in advance she's going in to be operated
on is another thing altogether. My feelings would translate
in a moment where the mummy is leaving for work and the little
child clings to her legs, begging her not to leave. Fear gripped me
while i was reminded of how she was when i visited her in the
ICU a few months back. Incoherent... immobile... I know
the surgery on Tuesday is considered minor, but you never
know. Doctors are human too, they make mistakes. This
is when i have to really be reminded to look to God. And know that
He is in control. Trust Him to take care of mummy. Know that
whatever happens, He is already there. If i'm worried... imagine
dad. Please pray for my mum. And dad.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

the chains have been loosened... i am free!!! I never thought
i could break free but i did, and it happened sooner than i expected.
God has been so so good. So merciful. So gracious. So patient.
So faithful. Thank you ALL for your prayers. It's been a journey.
Too long a journey. But i know that every step, every tear was measured
by my Heavenly Father. And through it all, He was there to lead and
guide, catch me should i fall. The burden has been lifted. I feel like
i'm living life anew. Another milestone in my life. God has been awesome.
And i stand in awe of Him. Of His hand upon my life. Thank You, Jesus...

spotted outside Zouk... the cutest thing...!!! :D

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


Monday, October 11, 2010

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Friday, October 8, 2010

Thursday, October 7, 2010

me: " i fear..... i'm afraid....i don't know if i can handle it..."

God: "I rescued you from all your fears..."

me: "i can't forget... i can't move on..."

God: "...and loosed the chains of wasted years."

He spoke to me through song...awesome

I have seen with my own eyes Your faithfulness O God
So I refuse to believe the lies that war against my soul
You rescued me from all my fears
And loosed the chains of wasted years

Youre my Savior, Restorer, Rebuilder, Rewarder, My Refuge, 
Redeemer, Defender, My Healer, Savior

Now my heart is overwhelmed by all sufficient grace 
For I have seen my weaknesses become Your perfect strength
Behold the One who holds me in His hands The God who 
comes and turns my mourning into dance
man... the love story that unfolded has captured the nation.

"When given some peaches in hospital, she asked the maid 
to take one home for my lunch. I was at the centre of her life."
-MM Lee

i wish everyone would find a soul-mate, a confidante, a love
just like MM Lee did.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Ah Kong [阿公] - A short film on dementia by Royston Tan

Excuses for NOT making ideas happen

Common excuses for NOT making ideas happen (via The 99 Percent):
Extra time, like money, rarely just materializes out of thin air. We have to work for it. If “finding creative time” is a struggle for you, consider getting proactive about carving it out, and doing the most important work first.
If we really push ourselves, we will fail more than we’ll succeed. But that’s how we gain experience, how we learn, how we grow. The greater failure is to never risk failure at all. Choreographer Twyla Tharp: “If you do only what you know and do it very, very well, chances are that you won’t fail. You’ll just stagnate, and your work will get less and less interesting, and that’s failure by erosion.”
Inspiration comes from action, not the other way around. Our friends at Red Lemon Club shared this insightful tidbit from leadership guru John C. Maxwell: “"The whole idea of motivation is a trap. Forget motivation. Just do it. Exercise, lose weight, test your blood sugar, or whatever. Do it without motivation. And then, guess what? After you start doing the thing, that’s when the motivation comes and makes it easy for you to keep on doing it."

for more excuses... 

just realised that many... MANY of my friends are
either expecting a baby or have a baby. Goodness...