Sunday, February 27, 2011

So it's tomorrow?

Frankly speaking, I'm not excited to go back to KTT.

I thought I would be because I had missed my friends badly. In fact, I remembered last year when my seniors were having KI, I had prayed that the next KI would be on the very next day. The thought of having Tamil Kannada Hindi nights was once upon a time a bliss to me. But now, such feeling seemed to have faded off.

Maybe, the reason being that there was too much of paper work to get ready in too short a time as the announcement had only been made at the eleventh hour.

Or perhaps it's because this time I'm not coming back in 1 piece, or you can say 1 family as I have not been emotionally stable of late. I could barely breathe in regular intervals!

Breathing in irregular intervals - this phenomenon is familiar. I always experience that whenever there's a stage performance and meeting up with old friends. But in the end I'll manage to conquer it because I fully surrender myself to Him. It is miraculous when I put my trust on Jesus.

I can't believe that holidays are over.

I will have to return to KTT tomorrow, which I have to start preparing myself mentally now.

"I will study and get ready and the opportunity will come."
Abraham Lincoln

I had wanted to end my holidays with a big smile. Yet, they had turned ugly when John showed me a short clip from Happy Tree Friends. Memories about Happy Tree Friends were jagged at first since my memory power is deteriorating. But then, eventually the video became vivid and horrifying when I began to set my eyes on that clip from iTunes.

Who created Happy Tree Friends?!? Mann you are a savagely violent brute!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

I want you

I want you but I can't have you yet.

A sample picture got from website:

The one taken with natural light is actually not bad at all. But if it were to be taken at outdoors, under direct bright sunlight, it will produce a silhouette-like picture. Using external flash, the girl's face is lit up. But, not all indoors allow fair amount of light enter through glass doors or windows, which will then produce picture like this:

External flash will bounce the flash upwards and thus create more natural looking flash photos.

So, I'm eyeing on you, Nikon SB-400, because you're the cheapest so far.
However, I'm still waiting for your price to drop. Hopefully, with much prayer.

Of course, how cool it looks when it's connected to the camera.

Wahhh....(Entering into dreamland)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

What I have been up to...

Chinese New Year passed by just like that. Sad, knowing that I may not celebrate this auspicious occasion for the next few years. However, I indeed enjoyed this year's festival to the fullest. And thank God, I did not fall sick after gobbling so much of sugary cookies, fizzy drinks and mandarin oranges. Surprisingly, I felt much stronger and healthier as I spent my holidays on doing workouts and putting on extra calories. Yup, I can proudly say that my holidays were productive!

I passed the undang test (with flying colours, lol). But the real test is on the road in which I'm not confident at all. I guess a lot of practice will only solve the problem.

Last Friday, our church had a CNY celebration as well. The theme was about filial piety. The highlight of the event was the tea ceremony. I feel that simple gesture of offering tea to the elders meant a lot to them. Quite a touching sight to behold.

That's me and my back-up team singing CNY songs.

Presently I'm into Chinese dramas. Currently hooked on a Chinese drama series. Talking about how this girl worked her way up as she got promoted each time. Storyline much better than Taiwan dramas. Talking about Taiwan dramas, I really do feel they need to train up young actresses that can speak properly, not acting cute all the time. These 'cute' girls should act in Rugrats instead, bet you they'll blossom!

I would like to shout out LOUD that Malaysia's Chinese dramas has made a great leap in this industry. Currently watching Tribulations Of Life on NTV7. Great storyline! Proud of you Malaysian artists!

Esther, Alvin and of course, baby Jemima came down to Kajang to visit us. It was really a joy to see them. Jemima is indeed cute as ever. I recorded a video of her spluttering some baby talk. Really gets me laughing.

Jemima's my valentine by the way. I know, my brother Kenneth also claimed that it's his. But who cares, at least I got to spend my time with her while Mr.Kenneth was having his lectures in uni. Hahaha... Yea, Lynna thanks for the 'valentine' message too, it woke me up at 1am.

Have been busy editing grandma's video. It is to screen on her 80th birthday. Looking at all the old pictures brought me down memory lane, and also reminded me that I have come a long way. Oh no, I'm 19 going on 20! Woah...

KI will be on 28th Feb. Yay, can get to see my juniors again!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Temporary Pain, Eternal Perspective

2 Cor 4:16-18
"Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light & momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

At times, we all experience emotional, physical or physiological pain as we stand for Christ in this world. At such times we may wonder if anything good could come from our suffering. But Paul insisted that good things come from bad situations.

As he boldly proclaimed Christ's message of salvation, Paul experienced severe persecution and suffered greatly. Yet in the midst of those hardships he saw that his sufferings always had an eternal benefit. That eternal perspective affected his attitude about sufferings for Christ, and it turned it into something for which Paul thanked God.

Whenever believers suffer for the cause of Christ, they're making deposits in an eternal account. Can they see the account grow? No, usually not. Can they make early withdrawals? Again, the answer is no. But Paul promises suffering Christians that the eternal benefits far outweighs any present suffering they're facing.

While this truth may not relieve our immediate pain, it will give hope. And the hope that something good can come from something bad helps us trust God during tough times. If your faith has brought you hardship that hasn't yet passed, ask God for a new sense of the hope of which Paul spoke.

As the bridge of the song "I'm trading my sorrows" says,
I'm pressed but not crushed.
I'm perplexed but not in despair.
I'm persecuted but not abandoned.
I'm struck down but not destroyed.
It is actually taken from verses 7 to 9.

These are our treasures in jars of clay!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Discovering the spirit of CNY

Went out with family on Monday to KL to capture the CNY atmosphere in malls and of course, to shop around, since sales are always everywhere during festive seasons.

So got my camera, snapped some okay shots (really want to get a better lens, but I think I should stick to this first as lens are super costly).

Cute Wabbit (Like what Loony said)

I personally love this fountain, nicer than the one in KTT. haha
You know, when blessings are being poured down on you like showers, the refreshing feeling is overwhelming.
Perhaps this picture should remind me to be a fountain of blessings to others.

Cheras Leisure Mall

We went to Times Square and Sg Wang Plaza as well but the CNY decorations were not really that special to me, but what really caught my eyes was Midvalley's unique and creative decorations which lighted up the spirit of the Chinese cultural festival this year. Anyway, it's only my opinion, because beauty is in the eyes of the beholder right?

A random shot in which I edited and made it like a poster. Too!

Convinced to buy Crocs now? Go buy it now, while stocks last!!!