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looking back

hehe

So had a great weekend
started with a 'surprise' that I nearly missed.
I really don't fancy driving towards the city's direction on a Friday night.. lol

"So is there any other reason besides charbroiled lamb for me to go to Monte's?"
"Maybe"
"cos if there isn't, I'm not going there."

Thanks to everyone who showed up. Yes I'm lousy at speeches.. but know that I really appreciate you guys being there =)
Starting from the my right, Shen Yi, Ban Eu, Alrease, OJA, Wei Ing, Prem, Patrick, Nick, Ken, Jay Jee, Sharon, Wen Ching, Jade, Horng Kang, Cindy, Mindy.. and then Cristine and Lai Yee.
Thanks for waiting for us.. I wasn't aware that there were that many ppl waiting la.. hahaha..
It was a great birthday and a very yummy cake that Kat bought from 'Gourmet'

So thank you for coming oh and special thanks to Nick for trying to get me intoxicated. One flaming ain't gonna do it buddy.. =P but it's a yucky drink la.. hahaha.. the one I had in hongkong last time was tastier.

*edit*
There was a separate surprise on the 15th of Sept which was supposedly to deflect my suspicion about this surprise =)
Then Kath Choo, Pat, Julian, Jay Jee were the ones who gave me the surprise.. I thought there were some hobos hiding out in my house.. hahaha =)
so funny.. so I've already had 2 cakes now.. and 2 wishes.. hehe. yay! Thanks baby. =)
*end edit*

Then Saturday was interesting.. lol .. *ahem*
We caught 'Life as we know it". It's nice. =)
Sunday, we met up with Kelvin Yuen.. haven't seen him in a while..
and then dance practice was at my house. Was supposed to be away for the weekend so I gave them the option of using the old house.

"It's so dusty!", JQ exclaimed.. a but then?
I think we're getting the hang of it.. the dancing that is.

meh.. I realised what else it was that I missed. =)

Kuok Ching and Melissa's wedding

birthday shoutouts to Sook Yee .. little chulet.. or big chulet depending on how you look at it.. =)
Wai Leng
U-Kidd

A trip that almost happened.. =)
Eating at Ole-Ole Bali for the first time.. yummy =)
oh and I caught 'RED' with Joa Quim. It's awesome... good show  
already previously mentioned.. lol

i think that's it =)
suave

Another good read

When GOD Started Chatting With Me, I Get Beneficial Lessons to Enhance Mental Strength

 

God: Hello. Did you call me?


Me: Call you? No, who is this?


God: This is GOD. I heard your prayers. So I thought I would chat.


Me: I am actually busy now. I am in the midst of something


God: What are you busy at? Ants are busy too


Me: Don't know. But I can't find free time even to pray anymore. Life has become hectic. It's rush hour all the time.


God: Sure. Activity gets you busy. But productivity gets you results. Activity consumes time. Productivity frees it.


Me: I understand. But I still can't figure out. By the way, I was not expecting YOU to buzz me on instant messaging chat.


God: Well I wanted to resolve your fight for time, by giving you some clarity. In this net era, I wanted to reach you through the medium you are comfortable with.


Me: Tell me, why has life become complicated now?


God: Stop analyzing life. Just live it. Analysis is what makes it complicated.


Me: Why are we then constantly unhappy?


God: Your today is the tomorrow that you worried about yesterday. You are worrying because you are analyzing. Worrying has become your habit. That's why you are not happy.


Me: But how can we not worry when there is so much uncertainty?


God: Uncertainty is inevitable, but worrying is optional.


Me: But then, there is so much pain due to uncertainty.


God: Pain is inevitable, but suffering is optional.


Me: If suffering is optional, why do good people always suffer?


God: Diamond cannot be polished without friction. Gold cannot be purified without fire. Good people go through trials, but don't suffer. With that experience their life becomes better not bitter.


Me: You mean to say such experience is useful?


God: Yes. In every term, Experience is a hard teacher. She gives the test first and the lessons afterwards.


Me: But still, why should we go through such tests? Why can't we be free from problems?


God: Problems are Purposeful Roadblocks Offering Beneficial Lessons to Enhance Mental Strength. Inner strength comes from struggle and endurance, not when you are free from problems.


Me: Frankly in the midst of so many problems, we don't know where we are heading.


God: If you look outside you will not know where you are heading. Look inside. Looking outside, you dream. Looking inside, you awaken. Eyes provide sight. Heart provides insight.


Me: Sometimes not succeeding fast seems to hurt more than moving in the right direction. What should I do?


God: Success is a measure as decided by others. Satisfaction is a measure as decided by you. Knowing the road ahead is more satisfying than knowing you rode ahead. You work with the compass. Let others work with the clock.


Me: In tough times, how do I stay motivated?


God: Always look at how far you have come rather than how far you have to go. Always count your blessing, not what you are missing.


Me: That surprises you about people?


God: When they suffer they ask, "why me?" When they prosper, they never ask "Why me". Everyone wishes to have truth on their side, but few want to be on the side of the truth.


Me: Sometimes I ask, who am I, why am I here. I can't get the answer.


God: Seek not to find who you are, but to determine who you want to be. Stop looking for a purpose as to why you are here. Create it. Life is not a process of discovery but a process of creation.


Me: How can I get the best out of life?


God: Face your past without regret. Handle your present with confidence. Prepare for the future without fear.


Me: One last question. Sometimes I feel my prayers are not answered.


God: There are no unanswered prayers. At times the answer is NO.


Me: Thank you for this wonderful chat. I am so happy to start the day with a new sense of inspiration.


God: Well, Keep the faith and drop the fear. Don't believe your doubts and doubt your beliefs.

 

Life is a mystery to solve, not a problem to resolve.

Trust me.
Life is wonderful if you know how to live.
Best wishes for a good day.

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