Tuesday, 29 January 2008

One of those days ......

Just one of those days again ..... tired .... lonely ... down .... aimless ...... and I will be on call tomorrow .... nothing like work to get my mind off things. Something which I am quite good at doing now ... burying myself at work. The hospital has become like my second home.

I am really looking forward to Chinese New Year ..... to be with my family. Things to discuss about the path I should follow for my future. To seek God first above all else.

Yeah one of those days ...... God alone sees and He alone soothes and hold me close.

Monday, 28 January 2008

Dinner with family

Had dinner with my family back in Seremban. First we had fish head mee hoon soup. Then we continue with some nice yummy satay. These are the precious times with loved ones. Am looking forward to Chinese New Year when everyone will be home.

Sunday, 27 January 2008

Life so far ....

I just got up about an hour ago ..... was super zonked out today ..... attended one of my friend's wedding today at the church .... it was an Indian Christian Wedding ... and it was in St John's Church in KL. Thank God for the GPS or else I am sure I will not be able to find the church as it is smacked right in the middle of the city. A few wrong turns but the GPS kept pointing me to the right direction....... I guess life is like that ... there are many wrong turns, side tracks, stops ....but as long as we keep fixing our eyes on God and keep looking forward, we will eventually get to our destination. It was a good reminder to me .... and it is actually refreshing to slow down and take a breather and do what matters most to me now.

Today I received a sms from a close friend of mine who stated that I am actually more busy nowadays when compared to the time when I was still doing my masters. Come to think of it ... yes I am keeping myself busy. I am moving on with my life. I am taking up responsibilities in my department. I am helping out with the IT as in managing the computers and the audio visual stuffs in the department. I have also got myself involved in the Advanced Cardiac Life Support team where we will go train others in ACLS.... it is very exciting to gain and share knowledge. And we have training sessions nearly every month.

I am actually packing my stuffs and getting ready to go back to Seremban .... gonna take a slow drive and be home with my family.

Have a great weekend guys

Wednesday, 23 January 2008

Baskin Robbins .... yummy

Meet up with a colleague for dinner and after that we decided to have Baskin Robbins Ice cream .... I decided to have Rum n Raisin and Brownie Chocolate .... it was amazing :)

Busy counter :)

Sunday, 20 January 2008

How time flies ......

Time really flies .... it is already 2008 and the clock it ticking away. I have been back to GHKL for nearly 2 months now. I have been keeping myself busy ..... getting involved. Moving on with life. I have been cracking my head thinking about what to do with my life .... outside : I was keeping a smile on my face ... inside : I was thinking about what I wanna do with my life.

I was getting quite restless until one day Kok Hon reminded me to just rest in God and trust His will and timing. And I was reminded about what are the priorities in my life. Right now the priorities are as follows ... God, my health, my family, my friends ..... I had put my life on hold for too long.

That is why I am learning to slow down ..... to rest ..... to smell the roses ... to live life to the fullest ..... my health ..... my family .... my friends ..... learning to rest in Him. Learning to abandon myself unconditionally and completely to God ... knowing that His will is always the best. Yes in His time ... in His time.

In His time, in His time

He makes all things beautiful, in His time,

Lord, please show me everyday,

As You’re teaching me Your way,

That You do just what You say, in Your time.

In Your time, in Your time,

You make all things beautiful, in Your time.

Lord, my life to Your I bring,

May each song I have to sing,

Be to You a lovely thing, in Your time.

Words and Music by Diana Ball

Wednesday, 16 January 2008

Pilates Burn ... how do you do that position ????!!!!!???

Thanks to Nick and Daily Muscle who had been my fitness consultants ... I decided to start exercising religiously from today onwards.   Actually my physician told me that I have to start losing weight or else ...... you get the picture .... erm ... so here I am .... all stiff with joint pains ... and I cant even touch my toes.  

I started with cycling on my stationary bicycle which was covered in dust and cobwebs .... strapped on my heart rate monitor and here I go pedaling away till glory come .... I mean I could only last 8 minutes ... still it was a good start for someone who had been sedentary for months.  I tried to maintain the heart rate 120-160 for my age.  Just 8 minutes and I was drenched with sweat .... it felt like my heart was gonna pop out my chest.  Tomorrow i will go for 10-15 minutes.  
Then I decided to some Pilates ... from Empowering Pilates. Little did I know that it was not as easy as it looks and erm ... later only I realized that this guy was teaching pilates to a bunch of teenagers and the video I was watching was targeted at teenagers .... and here I was....trying to put myself into the positions which was shown on the TV.  I think I pulled something ..... of course I was drenched in sweat again ... I did not even manage to complete the whole session.  Maybe I should look for a pilates video for beginners.  
Man .... how do u do that position !!!!???!!!!!!

Hours after the exercise session ... I am aching ALL over .... the back pain and knee pain is worst ...but I have a smile on my face ... coz I did it and it feels good ..... I will keep doing it until I can erm do that position .... :)

Bunny phone holder

I am prone to stepping on things and breaking them and with my weight .... there is no rescuing them after the trauma.  I like to sit on the floor while watching TV or reading a book and I will just keep my phone or pda or whatever on the floor ..... and well I nearly stepped on my phone once.....so I finally found a new home for my phone .... the BUNNY PHONE HOLDER ... bought from Popular book store.
The bunny phone holder ... made of ceramic I think 
And my phone securely in the holder :)

Sunday, 13 January 2008

Since my sister moved out .....

Since my sister moved out after she got married .... I have been learning how to cook and the most challenging one of all was buying groceries.  I seriously have no idea how beetroot look like ... finally figured how bittergourd looks like ...  since I started making juices ... I have been learning how the vegetable and fruits look like.  
Had lunch at Jusco in IOI Mall .... yummy Cantonese Ying Yong priced at RM 4.80 which was really reasonable.
So many types of vegetable.  Red, green, yellow ...etc
So many different types of lettuce
So many types of garlic and onion .... totally confused.  Seriously need a crash course in buying groceries and cooking ... anyone willing to give me a crash course ?
So many types of potatoes !!!!!!!
Hmmm Holland potato.  So now you see my dilemma ... and it is not easy to cook for one person.  Yet to figure out when to use garlic or onion to make the base ... etc ... totally lost.

Saturday, 12 January 2008

Half boiled eggs !!!! Yummy

I am hooked on half boiled eggs !!!! Just recently I realized how to make it.  Well what to do .... sister is not around ... need to find ways to feed myself.  I used to have half boiled eggs when I was a kid ... mom used to make it for us before we took the bus to school.  It had been ages since I had the eggs.  

Thanks to one of my friends .... who ordered half boiled eggs at Uncle Lim's ...... I tried some ... and voila .... I got hooked on it.  I went searching for the device to make the half boiled eggs and I found it in Mydin .... so happy......Anyway I am limiting myself to once to twice a week and I usually throw the yolk if it is too cooked :)  It is yummy with soy sauce and pepper and goes well with toasted bread :)

Tuesday, 1 January 2008

Yong Tau Foo at Puchong

My parents were in KL last Sunday for a wedding dinner but we all decided to have lunch to celebrate my parent's wedding anniversary ... they have been married for 40 years !!!!! And still very much in love :)  Their wedding anniversary is on 31st December.

We decided to have Yong Tau Foo at Puchong.  Here the yong tau foo is very fresh .. they will only put in the fish paste and cook it for you after you have picked which vegetable you want to eat...therefore they are always fresh.

Our table number ... 19
Pan Mee .... yummy
Wrapped Chicken Wing
A lot of food 
Anyway we managed to finish it all ...hehe :)

5 loaves and 2 fishes - by Corrinne May

Five Loaves and Two Fishes - by Corrinne May

A little boy of thirteen was on his way to school
He heard a crowd of people laughing and he went to take a look
Thousands of people were listening to the stories of one man
He spoke with such wisdom even the kids could understand
The hours passed so quickly, the day turned into night
Everyone was hungry but there was no food in sight
The boy looked in his lunchbox, at the little that he had
He wasn’t sure what good it’d do
There were thousands to be fed
But he saw the twinkling eyes of Jesus, the kindness in his smile
And the boy cried out with the trust of a child

He said:
Take my five loaves and two fishes
Do with it as You will
I surrender
Take my fears, my inhibitions
All my burdens, my ambitions
You can use it all
To feed them all

I often think about that boy when I’m feeling small
and I’m worried that the work I do means nothing at all
But every single tear I cry is a diamond in His hand
and every door that slams in my face I offer up in prayer
so i give You every breath that I have
Oh Lord, You can work miracles
All You need is my Amen

So take my five loaves and two fishes
Do with it as You will
I surrender
Take my fears, my inhibitions
All my burdens, my ambitions
You can use it all
Hope it’s not too small

I trust in You
I trust in You

It is 2008 ...time really flies. It was great to be home .... have dinner with my parents to celebrate their wedding anniversary. I really thank God that I was able to attend the Watch Night Service at my church in Seremban on 31st Dec 2007. Nothing like being in the house of God on for the last day of 2007 and welcome the new year.

These past few days .. I had been contemplating about my life and what the future has in stored for me. About the chances and the choices that I want to make in my life. And all that came to my mind was to seek God first above all else and everything else will come into place.
As I was driving back to KL today .... this song was playing ...... the words just jumped at me ... and touched my very being .... tears kept flowing. All I could offer was the my broken life, my broken dreams, my failures, my loneliness, my low self esteem, my fears, my burdens and I was reminded that it was more than enough for God.... all I had to do was surrender it all to Him. I started praying in the car .... tears flowing ..... laying my life at His feet .... asking Him to do as He please with my life .... that I will seek Him alone. That He alone will be my passion.

So Lord, here is my five loaves and two fishes ... to do as You please. Amen