Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Extreme Makeover 2010

Early Saturday morning, a group of us gathered here in the hope of making a difference to someone's life:
I'm sure you can tell who is in-charge here...

The 2nd house that we went that that required painting. I'm sure it was fun! While I was busy running around and chatting to the old lady from our 1st house... =)

My guys seriously at work...

The old lady from our 1st house that agreed to take a shot with us. I really miss talking to her. When can I visit her again?

Nothing to do after filling our stomachs:

Mastering the "art" of self-shots! Even I'm amazed with my own skills... =)

So So SO SOOOOOOOO Hungry that they didn't know that they are caught in the act...

Our 3rd house for the day! Hard at work...

Finally going home...

Homes are cleaner. Bodies are tired. Hearts are filled. *happy*

Tuesday, April 27, 2010


Sunday, April 25, 2010

Oh Happy Day Happy Day

You washed my sins away

Oh Happy Day Happy Day

I'll never be the same

Forever I have changed


what are u looking for to make ur day, a "Happy" day?

stop searching

u already have "it" - Him

Saturday, April 24, 2010

i was almost wavered.

almost letting my emotions takeover my mind, literally.

but something i experienced made me hold my horses.

a tint sad, but i thank God for showing me the truth.

nevertheless, it's time to let go and move on.

thanks Dad.

Friday, April 23, 2010

rainny nights evokes such emotions

Which do you think I am? Tag me or leave me a comment... =)

Got this from here.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Truly so Touched

I received a msg from FB last week. It was JC who asked if I'm free to meet up since my bday is coming. I was really touched. I mean, that's like 3 weeks before the actual day! The 1st gang to wanna meet me, with no hidden agenda, other than to spend time with me...

On Tues I got a msg from CM. She was trying to make arrangements for our meet-up and guess what? It materialized the very next day! I'm touched cos 2 mummies and a busy banker made time for me within such short notice... We usually take so long to arrange and many a times, some cannot turn up for various reasons. They decided to meet earlier cos JC if flying off to Taiwan tmr...

We went to a Jap restaurant for dinner: *TADA*

After buying raincoats (yes JC insists on getting them here even though there are going to be tons in Taiwan tmr when she flies over), we went to get a drink. Here's the cake:

They insisted that I eat more of it (which I didnt) since it was my "bday" cake. I told that it's not, COS I paid half for it lo... *hehehe*
Test shot which turned out quite nice:

A rather unwilling customer took this for us. But I LOVE THIS PICT!!!

Thanks gals! Even though you might never read this (although I did mention to you all about this blog some time back) and I had summarized my thoughts in an sms to you all yest...
Thanks for the many yrs of friendship we have had since 1997. Thanks for being my angels since JC to Uni to now. Always buying notes for me, reserving seats for me, lending me your tutorials, teaching me in subjects that I'm weaker at (I think I owe you all my As cert and my Uni degree) and for the loads of fun that we always have when we hang out. Yes many times I literally cry while laughing with you gals.
Thanks for everything and I LOVE YOU ALL!!! =)))
Let our Batam trip materialize really really soon!!!




some pple always like to make comparisons.

to highlight to me if they are better.

or to talk abt how "the same" their situation is.

or if they are worse, the "conversation" stops there.

actually i dun really bother.

cos i dun really wanna know if u're better or otherwise.

i dun like comparisons of sorts.

in fact, i dun like such pple.

dun talk to me abt such.


Sunday, April 18, 2010

With the sun coyly covered by the clouds, I sit facing an amazing sight.

Colourful sails dot the green calming waves, crashing onto the shore relentlessly, unceasingly.

A good time for reflection, as one comes to the 1/3 life moment.

I didnt need the rain to cover (thank God there was no rain), I had my trusty pair.

Sand - Abraham's symbolic promise.

This place is bird-free, except those with engines.

What happened to the substance? Smaller than a 'full-stop' now. I think. In a phase of restoring. All that was lost, including the substance.

Where's the breeze? Perhaps night time is a better time to come.

Let the weak say I am strong.

And so I say, "I AM STRONG".

Saturday, April 17, 2010

the BHB me

"Bye Beautiful"

yes and the BHB me actually turned back.

and yes the broker was indeed talking to me.

*hahaha* 真是内爽哦...

the time of the night

i always believe that there is something magical about night time.

yes i'm definitely nocturnal.

somehow late nights are times when u let ur guard down.

when u begin blabbering things you shouldnt (and wouldnt) during normal times.

when u open up to pple that choose to talk to u at such times.

my frd (who initiated the chat with me) says she's worried to talk to me. cos she might just tell me all her secrets. and then she will need to silence me... *hahaha*

on my end, i'm not worried abt that. cos (in a bad sense) i'm nt exactly a very open person.

for most pple, they need to make the 1st initial effort to step into my world 1st. few bother to, and even fewer dare to i guess.

late nights are "sappy songs" time for me. tt's why i love gg for livebands at night.

late nights are "space" time for me. if only i stay nearer to ECP or Marina...

late nights are times when i think of pple that matter to me, but no longer so accessible to me.

late nights.



Heaven & earth may pass away, but I still cling on to Your Words, You.

looks like the battle is on once again.

extreme measure to tackle the extreme tactics - FAITH.

1st time in quite a long while... hmm...

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

12 foods for gorgeous hair

Extracted this from here.

If you want healthy, gorgeous hair, you must feed it with the right nutrients.

1. Dark green leafy vegetables
Gorge on these leafy greens that are good for healthy hair because of their zinc, folate and vitamin B content.
Spinach, broccoli and Swiss chard are excellent sources of vitamins A and C, which your body needs to produce sebum. The oily substance, secreted by your hair follicles, is the body's natural hair conditioner. Dark green vegetables also provide iron and helps with hair growth and fortification.

2. Whole grains - oats, whole wheat, unpolished rice, wheat germ
Sink your teeth into hearty whole grains, including whole-wheat bread or whole grain porridge such as oats, topped with fruit and a sprinkle of chopped nuts or seeds, for a healthy dose of zinc, iron, and B vitamins.

3. Orange/yellow/red fruits and vegetables - carrots, tomatoes, mango, banana, jackfruit, oranges, pomegranate
Yellow-red fruits and vegetables are excellent sources of vitamin A, which promotes a healthy scalp along with good vision.
Since a healthy scalp is essential for a shiny, well-conditioned head of hair, include carrots in your diet as snacks or toppings on your salad.
Vitamin C improves the absorption of iron, so fruits such as oranges, guavas and lemons should be on your grocery list of foods that prevent hair loss.

4. Legumes and lentils (three times a week) - beans like mung, red bean, peas, chickpea and blackeyed peas
Yes, it's true.
Legumes like kidney beans, dried beans and peas and lentils should be an important part of your hair-care diet.
Not only do they provide plenty protein to promote hair growth, but also ample iron, zinc, and biotin.

5. Nuts and Seeds
Brazil nuts are a great source of selenium, an important mineral for scalp health.
Walnuts are high in alpha-linolenic acid and omega-3 fatty acids that condition the hair.
Walnuts, cashews, almonds and pecans are high in zinc.
Zinc deficiency may lead to hair shedding.

6. Poultry
Chicken and turkey contain high-quality protein that will give you the healthy hair you've always wanted.
A lack of protein can lead to brittle hair, while a severe lack of protein can cause loss of hair colour.
Poultry also provides iron with a high degree of bioavailability, which means that your body can easily reap its benefits.

7. Eggs
Scrambled, fried, or poached, eggs are one of the best protein sources you can find.
They also contain biotin and vitamin B-12, which are important hair-beauty nutrients.

8. Low fat dairy products - skimmed milk, yogurt, cottage cheese
These are great sources of calcium which is an important mineral that promotes hair growth.
They also contain whey and casein, two high-quality protein sources.
They also make an excellent snack.

9. Oysters
Oysters may be better known as an aphrodisiac, but they can give you healthy hair.
The key to their hair-boosting abilities is zinc - a powerful antioxidant.
If oysters don't make a regular appearance on your dinner plate, don't despair.
In addition to getting it from whole grains and nuts, you can also get zinc from beef and lamb.

10. Salmon and fatty fish
Salmon is loaded with omega-3 fatty acids.
This high-quality protein source is also filled with vitamin B-12 and iron.
Fish is a good source of vitamin A and vitamin B-6.

11. Potatoes
If you have a craving for burger and fries, your best bet is to cook the burger yourself and dice, season and bake some potato wedges (leaving the skin on).

12. Roast beef
Roast beef is another source of vitamin B-6 and zinc.
It's also a good source of protein.
Vegans might consider taking soya beans instead for protein, and chickpeas for vitamin B6 and zinc.

People get hungrier when they're starved for sleep

Extracted this from here.

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People who are trying to stay trim may want to make sure they get plenty of sleep.

In a study, researchers found that normal-weight young men ate a Big Mac's-worth of extra calories when they'd gotten four hours of sleep the night before compared to when they slept for eight hours.

Given the findings, and the fact that people have been sleeping less and getting fatter over the past few decades, "sleep restriction could be one of the environmental factors that contribute to the obesity epidemic," they write in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

A number of studies have linked shorter sleep duration with higher body mass index (BMI) -- a measure of weight in relation to height used to gauge whether someone is overweight or obese. But no experimental studies to date have actually looked at what happens to a normal-weight person's eating patterns when he or she sleeps less.

To investigate, Dr. Laurent Brondel of the European Center for Taste Sciences in Dijon, France, and colleagues looked at sleep, eating, and energy expenditure in 12 healthy young men across two 48-hour sessions.

Two days served as a control period, during which the study participants stuck to their normal routines but kept track of their sleep, eating and activities in a diary. During the second two-day period, the men went to bed at midnight and woke up at 8 a.m. on one day, and on the other day went to bed at 2 a.m. and woke up at 6 a.m. They were allowed to eat as much as they liked.

After the night of short sleep, the researchers found, the men took in 22 percent more calories, on average, than when they were allowed to sleep for eight hours. They ate more at breakfast and dinner, but not at lunch. The average calorie increase was about 560.

It's possible that people might eat more after a short sleep because mammals have evolved to store up calories in the summer, when nights are short and food is plentiful, Brondel and his colleague Dr. Damien Davenne of the University de Caen in Caen, France noted in an email to Reuters Health.

The findings make it clear that people need to do their best to get an adequate amount of sleep so their bodies can function properly, Brondel and Davenne add. "It is time to understand that sleep is not just losing time, besides the recovery processes that occur, there are many other functions (energy conservation, memory and so on) which are going on."


The day where tons of "new" pple talk to me on MSN - suddenly

Today was a really unique day.

I had 5 pple that dun usually talk to me at all, talking to me on MSN.

Discounting one that did that just to get me to do something (which I refuse to cos I was really busy), the rest came to talk to me sincerely without any hidden agenda. I love such folks.

One was my ex-member's frd's frd. *hehehe* Such a sweet gal. I'll ensure I drop by to visit her the next time I go to Far East.

Then there was my JC frd. Who comforted me after my depressing day...

Then there was JA! Who gave me tips on how to be happier and more focused.

Yes I can do it. Stop being so ... I shall be happier once I achieve that. One of the things that I wanna achieve.


Monday, April 12, 2010

i feel like eating every time i'm upset.

this is bad.

very bad... =(

Sunday, April 11, 2010

An unexpected discovery

I randomly chanced upon this the other day. Me and my cousins, whom are 3 bros. I played with them n my bro since young. Guess that explains why I'm not the really feminine kind...

My bro says I ballooned soon after this. So Sadz... Nvm. Working towards being like that again. =)))

maybe i'm tired, or perhaps i just need my space again?

i feel like running ....

i'm thankful tt all these yrs, i've never been too sick on Sun to miss svc. God's grace is always sufficient.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Secret Mission

Our meet-up had to remain a secret due to the unexpected number of failures we always had. Even this time round, we almost could not make it. Cyn always had to go to the warehouse last minute, and this time round I was almost stuck in the office indefinitely... It was certainly hilarious trying to arrange it, but I shall spare you the details here... =)

As a comparison, this was what we looked likt 3yrs ago, on one of the rare chances that we could meet up:

City Hall Starbucks (2007)
This was what we took this time round. The venue is to remain a secret so that no one can ever sabotage us... *hehehe*

Thanks gals for your friendship!!! =)))

Sunday, April 4, 2010

为什么这么辛苦呢? 我好累啊... 或许不...

i really hope that you can make it for service later today.

frankly, i miss having you around.

i'm sure the rest will agree.

come back real soon.

to stay, will ya.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Good Good Friday

I love Fridays!

The day that I usually take leave to nuah at home or do girly stuff that I dun have time to do on most days.

But today is SPECIAL.

Today is the day my Savior died for me.

But thankfully He rose again 3 days later. I'm grateful that He didn't just die for me. His rising up again represents that He's real and very much alive!

Thru Him, my life need not remain in the shambles. I already have the victory! There can be miracles cos Jesus rose up and did the impossible. Hence thru Him, we can do the impossible as well.

Without You, I would not be where I am today.

Thank You.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

看来, 我是真的被遗忘了...