Sunday, December 10, 2017

Nottingham Cottage

Friends Gathering

Let’s see…there are quite a number of gathering this year…how am I going to break it down…I guess I have to break it down by individuals and groups then…

James >> lunch with James at Dome, Subang Parade in January. Heard from Victoria that James is already back from China for good…James did give it a try to assimilate into the China way of working, however…not knowing how to read and write in Chinese is rather challenging. Nonetheless, so far…haven’t heard anything from James yet. So, I also pretend don’t know…hahaha…

Paige, The MFT Director & Marcus >> dinner at Putien, SS15 Subang Courtyard…hahaha…this is before I joined back G13…I also had dinner with Paige at Rakuzen too…during those 2 meeting point; it certainly did not cross my mind that I will have the opportunity to go back to G13. Who would have thought about it...hahaha...

Miss Klein, Mel Jag & Torres >> my support team…we did lunch at the beginning of the year at Naughty Nuri’s…then it was only in August, that we manage to meet up for lunch at Nicsmann & had coffee later on (after so long)…then, we were suppose to have an outing together in November which Miss Klein was so looking forward to it…unfortunately Miss Klein have to pull out at the very last minute…so, Mel Jag Torres & myself end up having breakfast & coffee together…

Mel Jag >> this was a real surprise because we hang out together a lot this year…we have been seeing each other consistently every month since July…6 times...we had dinner & coffee, had lunch when Mel Jag was having an off day, we had lunch & attend the MotoGP event in Sepang, we went to the Arts & Lights Event; thereafter yum cha together…wow...

Natalie >> dinner & movie together.

S >> after finally so long, we manage to grab dinner and gathering at S’s house.

Ling Ling >> dinner at Putien, SS15 Subang Courtyard.

Smallie >> this one also unexpected that the friendship manage to grew closer…the both of us left The Japanese...hahaha...we had lunch at Dave’s Deli, Korean dinner (Mr. Horton’s Secretary also got join us), Bak Kut Teh lunch with Mei Wern, follow by another office lunch.

Tommy & Zurick >> another strong support team…farewell lunch for Tommy…then went over to Tommy’s place to pick up the books…then lunch when Tommy came back from Singapore; Miguel also joined us.

Seth >> did 2 lunches with my ex-boss. The second one; My Source & Mr. Horton’s Secretary was also in attendance.

Michel & Ice >> Korean BBQ dinner cum birthday celebration.

My farewell lunch :( with Stewart, Celtic, Stephanie and Miss Lim.

Victoria >> another strong support people in my life…dinner at Ara Damansara (Tom, Dick & Harry) and Sunway (Underground Societe).

Emerson’s farewell dinner >> Korean BBQ with Marcus, BW and My Source.

Supplier’s Lunch (Tefal)

And finally, just concluded yesterday…Trix came back from Singapore…coffee & cakes with Miss Klein, Torres, Mel Jag, Guillermo, Reggie & family.

Life is now! Jump in or you’ll miss out on creating memories!

5/F Blissful

Family Events

This year, we have 4 family events…getting together as a unit…all of them were with my mother’s side of the family…my father’s side is a bit rare these days as we hardly travel up to Penang anymore and the rest of the clan are in Perth.

So, besides the customary CNY get together…we play host to our relatives in our new house in Section 7. A house warming luncheon. Finally, it can fit everyone in. Previously our old apartment in Section 6 rarely has such visitation because it was small in size…it will be cram, no breathing space and is hard for everyone to climb up the stairs to the 5th floor.

Then in July…as fifth aunty is recovering from her cancer, we have a get together at Kepong for her thanksgiving dinner.

The following month; which was August…we meet up once more in Kota Kemuning to celebrate Emilie’s birthday party.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

My Splendid Life

And yes…I also have this 2017 Life Satisfaction Board…things to do in order to achieve Life Satisfaction – it’s really is the bigger picture of life…and requires lots of hard work…and my discipline, focus, consistency & productivity have been quite like a yo – yo. So, many of it, it’s quite unattainable yet. Plus, there were some areas that I am still clueless about…hahaha…

A satisfied life must have Personal Growth, Purpose In Life, Well being, Self Acceptance, Self Discipline, Positive Emotions (fewer negative emotions), Positive Relations / Positive Relationships, Meaning, Engagement, Achievement / Accomplishment, Environment Mastery and Intellectual Curiosity.

Girl Goes Forward

At the beginning of this year…I armed myself with a Planner and an Organizer…with the objective to get myself more organize…and James was indeed right about one thing…when you start jotting down or planning your activities…and when you start looking back and planning ahead…you actually find that time doesn’t move so fast at all because now you can quantified them much better.

So, as we heading towards the end of 2017 and entering a new 2018…I am going to do lots of recap base on my 2017 LifeBoard. My 2017 LifeBoard actually chronicles the areas that I want to grow in, that I want to be fruitful & productive in and also the stuffs that I want to experience. And yes, 2017 have been quite an adventure for me. THANK YOU GOD, PRAISE TO THE LORD, BLESS YOU GOD…it has been a very good year for me. My 2018 LifeBoard; more or less will be the same. And I would like to continue to pray that God will continue to steer me well in all of the areas in my life.

In my earlier life; the 20s…I wanted to experience everything! I experimented, explored and exposed myself to so much! But now (I’m sure it comes with age) I am so precious with my time, my mind, my energies. I try to focus on things that are important. God, families, friends, fitness, finances, projects, passions…and how I’m going to live the next 40 - 50 years of my life!

My 2017 LifeBoard covers – Family Events, Friends Gathering, Church Activities, Spanish Classes, Gym Sessions, Marathons, Cycling, Hanging out with new people, Housework, Cooking & Food, Readings, Hobbies, Blogging, Photography, Movies & Music, Opportunities, Adventures, Self-discovery and Me Time.

And in each segment, I will do a re-cap of the activities that have taken place throughout the whole year…after all, this blog will serves as my memory keeper for many years to come.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Sweet Company

The Lord is our close and faithful companion throughout our entire life. He will guide us in our deepest struggles, forgive our sin, hear each silent prayer and shoulder the burdens we cannot bear.

We can enjoy His sweet company today.

Dear Lord, thank You for giving us Your spirit as our constant companion.

Out Of The Deep

After experiencing God’s aid in battle against the Philistines, David likens his rescue to being drawn out of deep waters. David’s very life and that of his men was in serious danger from his enemies. God buoyed David as he was drowning in disaster. While lifeguards are paid to assure the safety of swimmers, God; on the other hand, saved David because of His delight in him. My heart leaps for joy when I realize that God doesn’t watch over and protect me because He’s obliged to but because He wants to.

When we feel overcome by the troubles of life, we can rest in the knowledge that God, our Lifeguard sees our struggle and because of His delight in us, watches over and protects us.

Thank You, Lord, for seeing my struggles and standing ready to save me. Help me to trust Your rescuing love more fully.

God delights in saving His children.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

to be bored and to tinker

I feel you Julian…hahaha…what happen was, after today’s S&M meeting…Julian from the Supply Chain Department came to Marcus, Mr. Horton’s Secretary & myself…recently Julian have a new boss; the new Supply Chain Director…so, Julian was expressing that the Supply Chain Director is very smart…gather all the data, then can re-build a new database to identify the problems…both Marcus & Mr. Horton’s Secretary commented that this is good, at least there is someone who is motivated, energetic, keen to keep moving and have a sense of ownership. Julian agrees but feel small lor…the boss seems to be smarter and the Supply Chain team doesn’t look like it lor…hahaha…then, Mr. Horton’s Secretary proposed lor…if that is the case, ask the director to teach the team lor…ok, see if I do the same thing…whether this Mr. Horton’s Secretary will give the same response or not…hahaha...I understand how Julian feel…I also feel very small…like that day also…running the BTS report…this Jecca gave the list…and then vlookup and put a BTS indicator in the worksheet…so I tak perasan mah…why can’t just give a proper clean list in the first place…I also don’t understand…so Marcus spotted lor…because my numbers keep on cannot tally with Jecca’s figues…sigh…never mind…continue to learn, continue to move forward…THANK YOU GOD, PRAISE TO THE LORD, BLESS YOU GOD.

A Joyful Heart

Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come before Him with joyful songs…enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise; give thanks to Him and praise His name. Why? For the Lord is good and His love endures forever.

Dear Lord, give us thankful hearts to praise You, because You are good and all that You do is good. Your love endures forever!

A Day To Rest

Six days do your work, but on the seventh day do not work.

We can approach our day of rest with expectancy and creativity, welcoming the chance to worship and do something that feeds our souls, which will vary according to our preferences. Some will like to play games; some to garden; some to share a meal with friends and family; some to take an afternoon nap.

How can we rediscover the beauty and richness of setting apart a day to rest, if that’s missing from our lives?

Lord God, in You we will find our rest. Thank You that You’ve created us both to work and to rest. Please help us to find the right rhythm for our lives.

In our faith and service, rest is a as important as work.

A Time For Everything

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.

King Solomon addresses through a series of opposites how there is a time for everything, a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot. Perhaps King Solomon in these verses despairs at what he sees as a meaningless cycle of life. But he also acknowledges the role of God in each season, that our work is a gift of God and that everything God does will endure forever.

We know, however, that the Lord promises to be with us in every season of our life. We can count on His presence and find that our purpose is in walking with Him.

Lord God, You lead me through the seasons, and whether I’m laughing or crying I know You are with me.

God gives us the seasons of our lives.