Blessed, blessings.

Today I slammed my fingers in between the wall and a hardy school canteen bench. The first thing I did was to curse in my head, and then for the next hour I was filled with angst, wanting to burst into tears because what a horrid start to the day. 

I ran my hands under icy cold water and felt pain shoot through my hand again and again and again. Then there was numbness but slowly, surely, strength returned and I was able to move my fingers again, thank God. 

I had to scan barcodes, type on the keyboard, staple flyers and papers, and even pack up the heavy books cos it was the last day of the bookfair. And I managed to do that, while avoiding the couple of fingers that had difficulty bending without feeling pain. And that was when I asked myself, why was I angry? Who was I angry at? 

And when all the angst disappeared from me, I thought in a more rational manner and I know that I ought to give thanks instead. Give thanks that I have two hands and two legs, and all my fingers are intact. Even though one finger of mine is still super sore and painful, I can type and write with relative ease. Thank God for feet that can run and walk and jump freely, and thank God for five senses that I can experience so much kindness this week. Sometimes it really takes accidents to happen once in a while for me to have constant appreciation that I am able-bodied and can do so many simple, everyday things. 

At the school I was at yesterday and today, I striked up a conversation with the drinks stall aunty. She was so, so friendly and I’m quite bummed I didn’t get to say goodbye to her before school ended for the day. I held an hour long chat with her in mandarin, and she shared with me about the school, her family, her house, and other topics in general. I enjoyed myself so much just listening to her, hearing what she had to say, and how heartily she would laugh and ask me if I am well everytime I pass by her stall. It’s strange how I’ve known this person for barely two days, but at the end of it all, I found a slight reluctance to leave because it probably meant I wouldn’t see her again. She thanked me for giving her hawthorn sweets, but I’m thankful that she gave up her time to talk to me and tolerate my half past six ability to converse in Chinese. Hope you are doing well and wishing you healthiness and happiness wherever you may go <3 I really really love meeting kind and friendly people, they brighten up my day so!

And tomorrow is finally a break from work for me, gna treasure it lots! And a week to Taiwan, I CANNOT WAIT. ^^

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Lovely evening was spent with my dear relative who I have not met for a decade! Its amazing how we got in touch, and even more amazing how we could enjoy some splendid quality timr together like two old friends. Thank you Aunty Hui Jia for your time and your treat, looking forward to more outings with you! 
Sidenote, visited a really cool bar that could customize drinks to suit individual tastes. Will definitely drop by again! ^^  (at Bar Stories @ Haji Lane)

Lovely evening was spent with my dear relative who I have not met for a decade! Its amazing how we got in touch, and even more amazing how we could enjoy some splendid quality timr together like two old friends. Thank you Aunty Hui Jia for your time and your treat, looking forward to more outings with you!
Sidenote, visited a really cool bar that could customize drinks to suit individual tastes. Will definitely drop by again! ^^ (at Bar Stories @ Haji Lane)

Probably the longest post I have ever blogged about, but the time spent on this was definitely worth it. Pls take a look if you are free guys! (:

Prayers.

In light of all the instability and accidents happening recently, I tried to put myself in the shoes of the people involved, and asked myself to imagine what emotions they would be feeling right now. 

I realized I could not, it was too overwhelming. More than sadness, more than despair, more than desperation. 

Then today I realized something else. If those people’s hearts experienced immense dismay, then God’s heart would have been broken 10 times over to see His people suffering.

My condolences to the #MH17 tragedy, and the #TyphoonRammasun tragedy. Life is indeed short and unpredictable, let’s all treasure it while we can.

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Special post dedicated to my bestest best friend, Vanessa Marie Lee. Thank you for the cute bear and card, for driving all the way down to my place to pass them to me. More than that, thank you for standing by me for 11 years. You have been with me (physically and mentally and emotionally) for every single day of my university life, and even though we are in different schools, I always feel you are just right next to me. It is a wonder how we manage to keep in contact everyday even if we are at opposite ends of the island, or even when we are literally in different parts of the world. Thank you for listening to my every (boring) story, tolerating my bitchy moments, giving me the best advice, celebrating with me, not judging me, and being a pillar of support and collector of my tears all these years. There is nothing I can ever hide from you, and I am so, so proud and eternally grateful that I can call you my best friend. You better continue to stay in my life for many more decades hor! Without you I really couldn&#8217;t have gotten through everything. Thank you for being the amazing person you are. Am gonna stop here now before you scold me for being sappy and sentimental HAHA. ♥ Love you x919283736292020202

Special post dedicated to my bestest best friend, Vanessa Marie Lee. Thank you for the cute bear and card, for driving all the way down to my place to pass them to me. More than that, thank you for standing by me for 11 years. You have been with me (physically and mentally and emotionally) for every single day of my university life, and even though we are in different schools, I always feel you are just right next to me. It is a wonder how we manage to keep in contact everyday even if we are at opposite ends of the island, or even when we are literally in different parts of the world. Thank you for listening to my every (boring) story, tolerating my bitchy moments, giving me the best advice, celebrating with me, not judging me, and being a pillar of support and collector of my tears all these years. There is nothing I can ever hide from you, and I am so, so proud and eternally grateful that I can call you my best friend. You better continue to stay in my life for many more decades hor! Without you I really couldn’t have gotten through everything. Thank you for being the amazing person you are. Am gonna stop here now before you scold me for being sappy and sentimental HAHA. ♥ Love you x919283736292020202

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The thought of graduating from NUS still seems really, really surreal to me, but it has been an awesome and eventful 3 years. Thank you everybody who came all the way to UCC even though I kept saying it was too far and too troublesome etc etc. It was such a joy to see each and everyone of you, who took the time to come even though you all had work and other activities the next day. Hehe cannot thank God enough for all of you really. To those who couldn&#8217;t make it last night, I love you all still and many thanks for being part of my life and loving and encouraging me even when I was at my worst. And to my parents, thank you for walking this long journey in education with me. I know seeing me through university was not easy by any means, and I am truly thankful to have both of you as my parents, wwhatever has happened and what is to come. And lastly thank you everybody for the flowers and bears and gifts. I haven&#8217;t received so many cute and pretty things in a single day for a long long time, looking at all of them still brings a smile to my face. 
Time to close a memorable chapter in my life, and to open another soon. #nus #commencement2014 #blessed  (at University Cultural Centre)

The thought of graduating from NUS still seems really, really surreal to me, but it has been an awesome and eventful 3 years. Thank you everybody who came all the way to UCC even though I kept saying it was too far and too troublesome etc etc. It was such a joy to see each and everyone of you, who took the time to come even though you all had work and other activities the next day. Hehe cannot thank God enough for all of you really. To those who couldn’t make it last night, I love you all still and many thanks for being part of my life and loving and encouraging me even when I was at my worst. And to my parents, thank you for walking this long journey in education with me. I know seeing me through university was not easy by any means, and I am truly thankful to have both of you as my parents, wwhatever has happened and what is to come. And lastly thank you everybody for the flowers and bears and gifts. I haven’t received so many cute and pretty things in a single day for a long long time, looking at all of them still brings a smile to my face.
Time to close a memorable chapter in my life, and to open another soon. #nus #commencement2014 #blessed (at University Cultural Centre)

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Lugging two crazy heavy bags around school and town for the whole day today was absolutely worth it cos I got to spend time with the lovely girls today! ♥♥♥ #notgoodwithselfies #butfinallymanagedadecentone

Lugging two crazy heavy bags around school and town for the whole day today was absolutely worth it cos I got to spend time with the lovely girls today! ♥♥♥ #notgoodwithselfies #butfinallymanagedadecentone

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Hello baby ^^

Hello baby ^^

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BeachDay with the S-house friends yesterday! #sunwasouttofryus

BeachDay with the S-house friends yesterday! #sunwasouttofryus

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