Wednesday, 13 July 2011

A Lifegame with Lifetime & Life-impacting Memories

Study & study... Work & work... just to meet my basic living needs of food, clothes, transport, healthcare, TAX and more BILLS especially when inflation surged so drastically that everyone was practically worried if they were able to buy their own food for dinner or would they have to humble themselves and eat rice with only "chek chek"(meaning gravy)... I felt tired of my life, and I did not totally like my job... I wanted to be someone extraordinary and to do something different... Should my life be this meaningless, or am I living my life the wrong way?? 

During my life, I was passionate about going to church (ohya... that time I didn't know that I was visiting the wrong church and paid a tithe still, who knew that a church in such a camp would be fake anyway?). I was so excited to get baptised that I didn't even bother that I would be bombarded with depressing words by my employer for being late for work (well, sadly he even said that he would cut my salary the next round, but fortunately he was too kind to do that ^^)

Thank God that my life did not continue in this depressing manner after I got married at the age of 28 to a guy who was passionate about God. He amazed me with his broad knowledge about the bible, amusing in a way and had great courage to do unexpected things. As his wife, I was happy to listen to his plan about establishing his own church with some other friends from Tasmania, because they felt the church in Freecity was just too odd (which was exactly the same church as the one that I went for baptism and paid a tithe to... haizzz so embarrassing...). Alright, back to the story... if this plan had worked out, we would all have resigned from our jobs and become volunteers in this church. But, probably because 'determination' was something we lacked of, so the plan was not carried out, unfortunately. One other sad news was I had a miscarriage of a daughter (because of old-age pregnancy, ya... I was 52... can you imagine how old I was to even want to be pregnant?), but something about him amazed me again (he was ready to pay the expensive fees even after the miscarriage without pausing for a moment) and this caused me to try again until I happily bore a son.

Things seemed to be going pretty well when the last Mayor stood up for the whole community and that she assured everyone that they will have free dinner for the night (it was easily the happiest thing to everyone at that moment). I could even remember that my husband and I thanked the last Mayor for the great things she had done for the people, but we were all blinded by her good deeds and did not know, even the slightest, that there were "bad" intentions behind all her actions and words. Can you see how people's crave for good food and long life could have caused them to make the wrong choices?? In the end, when everything unveiled, everyone including me felt fooled. But, who could we blame for all this mess but ourselves?... for not disciplining our minds to be alert of the signs as stated in the bible, and to live a Christian life with a real purpose. Our souls were just buried too deeply in the buzziness of our lives, and didn't even realise that we were losing our souls every second we engaged in our daily and meaningless routine. Sadly, everyone died in the end... 

Out of all things, I'm sure each of us learnt something that would impact our lives forever: to live a life that is fruitful in the sense of serving God and expanding his kingdom, spreading the gospel to our loved ones by first equipping ourselves with the knowledge of the bible, trying our best to glorify God's name in every actions we undertake, realising that any sorrows and deep scars in our lives are part of God's will in building our character so that we may be better in understanding the feelings and needs of others...

I know this game did have a significant impact on my perception of life... I hope it did on every other's lives too... 

~ La Fin ~

I would like to dedicate this post to - Jen, Li Ting, Wen Yi, Alyssa, Ming Yin, Yi Ting, Danny, Jarry & Clement (friends whom I went with & had fun together), Tan Ji (a great chinese-speaking Korean friend whom I first met at the camp), Benny (my husband at the camp), and especially Jeanne (who tried so much to beg her friends to attend, and fast & prayed that the camp would have an impact on their lives).

Lovely lunch with weird and happy faces

Jeanne the Hero...

Yeap... Benny, my husband (in lifegame)
Pretty, funny, great girlfriends..
Miss their warm companies already...
We, & everyone!!

Friday, 1 July 2011

"The Lords of the Ring"

The world is changing, I feel it in the water... I feel it in the earth... I smell it in the air... Much that once was will forever dwell in our memories, for those now lived will remember it... 

In a world called Earth, among 6,852,472,823 inhabitants, there were 4 ladies and 1 gentleman who have pledged to be BFFs, holding true to each other upon the ring that exists in their hearts. The camaraderie began with much laughter, excitement and also an immense amount of craziness, but again fostered by sadness and gloom that continuously acted as their reminder to cherish one another, whenever and wherever they may be. 

As Lords of the ring, they were abided by the tenets that govern their fellowship: they shall not deceive nor be deceived, they shall not use nor be used, they shall not offend nor be offended... Such principles in mind have nurtured and strengthened their friendships, and could not be shattered by any of a dwarf's axe, an elf's arrow, a man's sword or a wizard's staff. 

Being armours and swords of the comradeship, they shall fight alongside one another until the end of time, or till death do they part...

~ la fin ~

I'd like to especially dedicate this story to my comrades and BFFs - Angelina, Charlene, Janson and Valerie

Thursday, 30 June 2011

My Recipe of Joy & Excitement in Melbourne

As every Melbournite would admit, this city is filled with excitement that is ever-changing, has 4 beautiful seasons that constantly change the panorama of this city. I am thrilled to reside in such an exquisite environment that allows me to colour my life with wonderful memories...

Here's my recipe of joy & excitement in Melbourne...

A bucketful of birthday celebrations,
A table of French, Italian, Belgian, Malaysian, Balinese, Japanese, Chinese & Thai cuisines (phew.. what a mouthful), 
A tablespoonful of mind games and "killer",
A teaspoonful of road trips,
A sip of shopping,
A pinch of sight-seeing and beach-ambling,
A cup of house-warming,
A bowl of potluck / potbless & bbq,
A plate of movies at a grand cinema,
A mug of "boom-boom" & fireworks,
A bottle of sleepover,
A can of karaoke,
A pan of personally cooked (and some invented) homemade dishes.
Lastly, a tumbler of warm company of friends.

French Brunch at Hardrock Cafe
Iga Penyet at Bali Bagus


Fireworks during the Mumba Festival
Autumn at the Royal Botanical Garden
Ambling at the Brighton Beach
Sleepover at Aly's with truly Malaysian homemade dinner
In the midst of the warm company of friends
Meeting penguins in person at Phillip Island
A red beach-house with my lucky number at the famous Brighton Beach

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Another teaspoonful of who I am

I am...

an addict to fascinating novels & movie series,
an admirer of the characters Bella Swan & Edward Cullen,
an aficionado of soft music,
a bossy commander when playing army games with my brothers,
a cheerless crier while watching sad and touching scenes of a movie,
a coward of riding on a bike as a passenger,
a crazy partner when playing pc games, monopoly and any other board games that you can name,
a creative artist in designing anything once my inspiration comes,
a dependable and trustworthy buddy to all my pals,
a dreamer who dreams much and will strive my hardest to achieve them,
an enthusiast of watching airplanes landing and taking off,
a fan of all spicy foods, especially curry,
a 'fragile glass' who breaks down easily under uncontrollable, heart-breaking circumstances,
a good laughing hyena when listening to hot jokes,
a good Nescafe maker,
a helpless person who will cease to exist in the extinction of love & care,
a loud howler whether a team goals in a football match or not,
a lovable and disturb-able sis to all my big-bad-cousins,
a lover of lavender and champagne rose,
a magnet to the phenomenon of falling down the stairs (i guess it's my nature),
a monstrous sis to my 2 little brothers (or so i feel),
a passionate explorer in searching for delicious food,
a precious stone in my father's eyes,
a quiet listener to all who spills their secrets into my valley of hush-hushes,
a strong anti against smoking and pubs.
a sweet pea to my Mr. right-to-be (fate depending),
a talkative complainer to all things that don't seem right to me (but am trying to talk less now),
a timid mouse who is frightened of watching anything that is scary,
a true believer of God and Jesus Christ,
a warm companion in my mother's world.

Call me Silly

Remembering the interesting things i did in my past, just because of a silly child's curiosity:

- putting my finger on a hot iron plate and hurt myself

- tasting a little of the soap water but felt regretful of doing it

- drinking coffee with salt instead of sugar (it tasted ok anyway)

- carrying a gigantic watermelon just to see if i was strong, ended up breaking it when it slipped from my little arms and dropped onto the floor. (obviously, i wasn't strong enough)

- putting make-ups on my soft toys using magic pens just to see them looking like circus clowns

- drinking a mouthful of 70% alcohol content wine so quick that it burnt my throat (that was my 1st time drinking wine)

- knocking my fist on a wall just to see how painful it is, and finally ended up crying over spilt milk

- cutting a rock with scissors and broke 1 of the 2

I had a nice time laughing while writing this. Hope you enjoyed laughing about it too!!
Anyway, they were all true... ^^