I just realized that I did not update my blog post since Chinese New Year, so now I will fill you up with a few highlights.
As for now, I 'm still blogging occasionally on my commercial blog (myheartots.wordpress.com), I'm more active in blogging last year. I need to pick up soon. This many months have been a downward slope for my activity on my commercial blog.
Sunday School & Church
A little more active this year, because of the passing of Aunty Kimlee last year, the youths and young adults have came together to serve the church. Church had seen the needs to allow younger people to take over the ministry. In order to train younger people to be future leaders of the church.
Spiritual milestone- I managed to speak to the youth 1st of Oct about how to cope with stress. This was my 1st time doing it, and it was smooth, thanks be to God.
Xiamen, China Trip (19th- 28th March 2017)
My 1st ever trip to China. I was truly blessed with an opportunity to go to China that was fully sponsored by my uncle from Singapore. Had a great time with my mum's family there for 10 days. Visited a few tourist sites but in the rush state, due to time.
Albert Proposed!! (April 22, 2017)
I said yes!!! Albert and I got engaged on the April 22nd, during our couple photoshoot ( by my sister Samantha ) in Happiness Home 2. April marked our 2 years of courtship together and I'm thanking God for us every day.
I felt that I haven't been completing assignments quickly, as the business at work is good beginning of the year until recently. Probably due to the GE that will be coming. Many people wants to apply for their loans and receive money support from the government. Hence, time at work is used for only crocheting my items to sell online (only when I'm free)
A death of a childhood friend (May 2017)
A childhood friend passed away due to suicide. I was heart-sore to find out about it. Stress is so scary nowadays. May 2017.
A godson (July 2017)
God blessed Albert and I with a godson (Little I) that would be our ringbearer for my wedding. He is a very cute and clever boy. We all love him to bits. Currently many of the kids I know, sings the song baby shark, and our godson sings that song too.
Kuantan sleepover - 1st trip for sleepover ( Aug 2017)
Slept in cousin Vendi house. Went to the turtle sanctuary, bringing little I there with us. Went to meet up with Albert's Bestman as well. Suprised to see Aunty hionglan in Albert's former church. Great to see Little I, so cheerful and clever (speak so well). A very warm welcome from Little I. Love the time spent with our little godson that is growing so much each day.
A run together with Albert- 1st event run together (24th Sept 2017)
read more here, I blog about it in the commercial blog.
A mission trip to Mukah, Sarawak - 1st mission trip together (18-22 Oct 2017)
|our very 1st flight together.|
Feelings & Reflection
This is my very 1st mission trip outside peninsular, yes I was very excited to see the long houses at the same time I'm also very nervous to speak in public and to share my testimony of faith. I did it anyway with God's help. I survived but in some occasions I felt as if , others are doing the work for me when I have already prepared them properly.
There was one night in Beruan when I felt very much unused, I questioned the whole thing, why did I prepare so hard and did nothing. My song lead and ice breaker were taken over by another. I told the fiance about how I felt and then the fiance and I have a good chat and I felt very much lifted going "paktor" with him at night and in the morning. I have conflicting thoughts, was I ever good enough? This experience had humbled me even more.
Testimony was a good step for me to stand up and share it with the people there, I tried my best to project my voice. The fiance told me that my singing was a little too soft to listen. ( need to bear with the no mic area).
Skit helps me to bold myself to also project my voice louder and have more confidence to speak in Iban language. ( 1st few skit, I didn't get to project my voice loud enough).
Looking at the children at the long houses warms my heart with their simplicity and willingness to learn.
There are 12 of us in our teams, coming from different churches but worshiping and honoring the same God. To go through everything together as a team was God's blessing. I believe God was in our midst to be accommodating with one another, serve together as a team and being forgiving to each other's flaws and weaknesses.
Experience of having to shower with a sarong, with an open aired toilet, was out of my comfort zone, but I was determine and I took the courage to shower there with Julia's tips.
After writing down things, I realized that this year is a year of many 1st times that we did together finally as a couple, after being together for 2 years. I'm thankful for all the blessings God has showered upon us. I'm looking forward to the many more journey and paths that God has installed for us. Individually I have many 1st times as well this year. Preparing for my wedding is one of my 1st time (laughs).
Living Only for Him and Only He knows my life