Thursday, November 23, 2006

Counting Blessings

I haven’t been getting a lot of chance to come online and blog, and over the past one month, so many blessings have bestowed upon us, and we are truly grateful!

Well for one, I got a job! And I’m actually excited about starting on the 1st of December. I’ll be a writer with a publishing house. Well after taking off from the job market for 3 months, now just the thought of having a job and am able to earn makes me want to kiss the ground, let alone being titled a “writer”, something I’ve been dreaming of becoming! Praise God! Oh, I know I shouldn’t be boasting, but I can’t contain my excitement, because, I’ll be working 5 days week, leaving me with the weekend to serve in church and spend time with my loved ones, plus, I’ll get to tag along a for a food review next week! Whoo hoo! Praise You Lord! Your little bonuses are truly wonderful! Anyway, the way I got this job was a testimony on its own; I’ll share with you over teh tarik? :)

I’ve started my book project too, thanks to Jason’s constant bugging. Hehe. He’s been a good source of inspirations. I tend to lose my point when I got engrossed in typing and that’s where he comes in handy!

Jason brought me out for movies last Saturday (and that’s when the publisher called on our way to the cinema and offered me the job which I’ve given up hope on!), he knew how I love Happy Feet, those singing and dancing penguins full of attitude! I can’t tell you how cute they were, and talented too for that matter! You should catch it soon; it leaves you all swooned and giggly for the rest of the day!

Oh yes! We’ve finally registered for a phone line AND streamyx! That means, loads of up time at home! Oh I can’t wait! I hope the telekom people will be fixing the line soon before I start work next week. I can then go online until the cows come home! Hahahahah! OK, Jason doesn’t need this piece of info. Hehe.

I’ve joined the church caroling team too, although we won’t be going from house to house, only performing for the Christmas service, but it’s still all very exciting to me. I tried joining 2 years back, but pulled out half way through. This time around, Jason encouraged me to join again and enjoy, we have had only one practice, but I’m liking it already! Stage fright, out you go!

When you let go and let God, trusting not yourself but Him, He will make all things beautiful. In His perfect time.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Let 'Em Eat Cake! Loads Of 'Em!

And the dinner that my parents called for.

The guests are mainly my parents’ friends and relatives and the whole event was rather… cool. You know how I shun wedding dinners held in Chinese restaurants, but this one was well, actually cool.

The restaurant captain forbade us to have our own programs and songs and what not reason being they’ve their in-house emcee and stuff, and apparently they came up with a new intro thing they’d do during the couple’s entrance. So, fine with us.

On that evening, all things were running late due to the heavy down pour and my cousin who made-up me were well, a little slow, so anyway, when I arrived at the restaurant and managed to dashed into the changing room to change, the emcee later came in and said this that gave my nerves no rest:

“Ah, you don’t worry ok, nothing to be worried about. We are going to do something new, you guys are the first couple we are going to try the thing on, but no worries wan ok?”

Gee, thanks dude, what a privilege!

But it was all good. The emcee led me to the outside of the restaurant entrance, brought Jason to the back of the restaurant, and the emcee actually started singing, a Sir Elton Jonh’s number, Can You Feel The Love Tonight, Chinese version, uhm hmm. LOL it was so mind boggling!

And then he went to the back while crooning, and led Jason down the aisle, handed him a bouquet of flowers (which we initially bought to be given to my mom because we’re going to celebrate her birthday too!) and motioned me to walk in, and got Jason walked towards me with the flowers, and just as Jason got down on his knee, someone fired a party popper thing and confetti were raining on us both, we walked up the stage, and the emcee was just in time in wrapping up his song.

There you go. LOL Anyway, everything went well, my parents were high in spirit, we both were treated like King and Queen. And yeah, we had a little birthday celebration for my mom in the middle of the dinner, and yes, the same bouquet given to me was presented to her too. Hehe.

I’ll leave you with some pictures.

And someone's trying to be goofy...