The Serenity Prayer.

In the past few days, i was fortunate to have found a long lost friend, through youtube. I’ve been an avid follower of his blog until he stopped blogging some years ago. Upon getting in touch with him, i learnt that he has been through some tough times and is getting back onto his feet. He’s a special guy. and So is is boyfriend. And after learning of their story and their life’s struggles, i was compelled to reflect on the human paradox of the two things in life which are in and out of our control.

Like they say, “Shit Happens.” And indeed they do.

But we cant control what sort of shits that were to befall us.

NO.

What we can do, is control how we respond to what happened, regardless to what it is.

Each of us would have our own remedy for the shits that life throw at us; here’s mine, and it’s called The Serenity Prayer. : )

God grant me the serenity 
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;

Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.
Amen.

            –Reinhold Niebuhr

Be in control.

: )

Thankful.

Thank You

THANK YOU GOD
for all the wonderful things in my life
for the blessings from above
for the friendships which sprouts from unassuming places
for the gifts that which i am grateful for
for the love that warms the heart
for the people in my life who’s built me up and brought me down
for the challenges that stands in my way
for the lessons learnt the hard way
for the church You’ve led me to and planted me in
for the food that nourished the body
for the help rendered when in need
for the patience given when tried
for the laughter brawled when shared
for the joy in my heart from Your presence…

… there is just SO MUCH i am thankful for in my life i don’t know where to begin!

i know i should start at some point, it might as well be now. : )

Recapping 2010

Hello peeps!

Ooh, it sure feels guud to blog again! I’m back — after an unexpected hiatus! : )

What’s better than to begin by sharing alil something about what’s been happening to me since i’ve gone under the radar, no?

The past year has been somewhat a roller coaster ride for me. It started off with a bang, but sorta ended in a mess. Dang! So here’s briefly recapping 2010:


JANUARY

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Imagine: 1st Saturday of Jan, oredy got event to MC at: Nuffnang Friso Family Day Out @ Kidzsports, 1U, Old Wing. And that’s like my second time at it. Damn cool to hang out with kids! I make jokes for them; the parents also can laugh wan..

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This month also started with a bang because work brought me to Kota Kinabalu, Sabah — FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE! And because the MAS flight we were on took a nap for 20 mins in Labuan, I can now proudly say, I HAVE BEEN TO EVERY STATE IN MALAYSIA!

*beams*

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It was a company dinner. Just being there is Sabah was magical! I want to bring you along with me for a vacation there…


FEBRUARY

The ‘bang-ness’ since the year started doesn’t seem to die off.. well, at least not yet. Many many mega super duper thanks to my ‘Brother From A Different Mother’ aka BFADM — EVo, I got a FREE PASS to go watch Kris Allen LIVE at his Showcase @ The Gardens!

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Fuiyohhh!

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But sometimes not-so-good-things will hit you when you least expect them to, too. In this month, the Chief Pastor of my church entered glory peacefully. They had a grand send off funeral ceremony, at which i was the main photographer. (yes, i think i have developed a flair for taking funeral photos. : / I covered the funeral of another prominent man of God months earlier )

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During that time, a fellow believer from India decided to visit our church –right in the middle of the funeral. Bro. Sunder Singh is one funny guy — shops like a businessman, eats like a King!

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I accompanied him around KL during CNY this year. Abit sad right? LOL

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And one of my greatest joy at home, i found; saved a kitten from certain death on the road! Damn long story about here soon; i called her Keiko (finally after several different names). Instant click with the family — but later decided to ‘kahwin lari’, ie. be a runaway bride. ==!

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You were in the UK; you didn’t get to meet her — for if you did, i’m sure you’d fall in love with her. ; )


MARCH

My first stint as a blogger/media @ the Kyokushin Karate Championship / presscon — all thanks to KimberlyCun! Kyukushin in the ‘other’ type of karate which involved bare knuckle combat — for both male and female players! More on that soon, too!

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Work also brought me to the lovely Waterchalets @ PD. It’s so WHAO i tell you! The view, the hotel room, the beach.. WHAO! (this is why i love my job! : P)

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And i helped my grandaunt aka kopoh (pronounced koh-powh in Hokkien and kuu-pohh in Cantonese. LOL) with prayer rites on Ching Ming, the Chinese version of All Soul’s Day. Almost the same time every year, without fail we will go to her late husband’s grave and clean up. I occasionally donate blood to the mossies. =/


APRIL

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It keeps getting better! Work brought me abroad again, and this time to the Shangri-La Rasa Sayang @ Batu Ferringhi, Penang. This is the awesome-est hotel in Penang, IMHO. And the most expensive-est too, i would say. The food is heavenly lah, for sure. : )

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Lovely view, lush surroundings and delicious food — it was superb! And not having to pay? : PRICELESS! Some of the perks of working in events — who can complain? : )

When i got back, i secured an MC stint all by my own, for the Pyramid Power Event @ Hotel Singgahsana, PJ. Never knew this hotel even existed before this event. It was ancient! LOL. Kinda made my mark at this event — made a joke in a matured crowd; they laughed. WHAO. : )


MAY

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Fortunately for me, i can now safely tell people i have stepped foot on a golf turf at least once in my life. All thanks to work (again), i found myself learning about golfing ethics while madly driving cruising around in a buggy! It was a mini golf tournament @ a golf club in Semenyih, forgot name. : /


JUNE

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“One year how many times wanna go back same place?”, i asked myself when i found out that i’m heading to Penang for event again. But they told me it’s at Golden Sands Resort, next to Shangri-La Rasa Sayang Batu Ferringhi, straightaway i packed my bags. Bestest room ever. *wide grin*

You can never have too much of good news, now, can you? Indeed, there’s no such thing.

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With the unbroken streak of joy, my bf Elroy (best friend, boyfriend, body-fender/body guard, what ever you wana call it lah .. for all intends and purposes` ^^ ) graduated from the University of Birmingham, UK with his degree in graphic design. Boy, was i looking forward to welcome home an aspiring GD! So happy for him!

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