Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Today is my birthday~

I officially turn one year older today! Not sure if this warrants a 'Yay'. Hmm. Perhaps, if you're into growing up and that sort of thing.

I was asked to throw a party, but well, I don’t know... I have nothing against parties really but then the thought of all that tiny details and logistics and administrative stuff that goes into planning parties pretty much put me off. Personally I do also prefer to interact with people on a more intimate basis, as in like I wouldn’t like to be flitting around attending to everything all around the room because it feels almost half-hearted, like I’ll stop and talk to you for five minutes and then I have to run off to talk to someone else for five minutes and run off and cut the cake in the next five minutes and then remember I have to run off and take out the jellies in the next five minutes... But that's just me Of course this is not to insult anyone else who enjoy hosting parties. Neither am I trying to say that parties are shallow that would be quite wrong! Some people just are better suited as hosts and the concern about hosting is probably only applicable to me and possibly 0.5% of the world’s population (I can’t count). I suppose I’m just not confident in my ability to be a good host Oh but that being said, I enjoy attending parties so invite me please thank you very much

At the same time I gave some thought into birthdays and parties and the meaning of a birthday party; I'm ashamed I do this in my free time I concluded it was like a sort of celebration to honour the person in question. But why would I want to throw a party and honour myself for turning one year older, or for my birth or existence; it wasn’t like I worked hard and achieved that! If I wanted to honour someone for that it would probably have to be my parents and especially to Mum for labour pains...

Then last night as I was speaking to my HPBSCMIMA (sorry inside joke), his subtle chiding brought to my attention the plight of the less fortunate children around the world who aren’t privileged enough to even reach the age of 16, let alone comfortably reach adulthood. Here I was complaining about aging when someone across the world from me didn’t even know if she could see tomorrow

Life is a privilege. And birthdays celebrate just that. Birthdays celebrate God, and His creation, and His mercies, and all the storms He carries you through and in spite of all the pain and misery and tears you are still here, and alive, and strong. And today I am thankful and appreciative of all the wonderful people around me and the many things I have and do not have and know that whatever life throws at me I am ready to dodge, retaliate and defend because I know that God knows and that in the end it will all be good.

At least, I think I’m sort of prepared. Or maybe not quite. Hmm…

But yeah. Today I am happy because once upon a time I wasn’t and in the darkness I discovered more of God’s love and how He is in control especially when we don't know where we're going and we don’t know what we want. Seriously. We don’t. Half the time we don’t know what we’re asking for.

Okay sorry I'm lost I don’t know where I’m going with this anymore haha

Well Today is my birthday, and I am incredibly blessed, incredibly thankful, and incredibly happy.

Thursday, October 11, 2012


"So, having found a lady, could you not have come to her aid, or left her alone? Why drag her into your foolishness?"

"Love," he explained.

She looked at him with eyes the blue of the sky. "I hope you choke on it," she said, flatly.


Monday, October 1, 2012


Hi all! As you would have already noticed, I have put up a new header! Yay! The last header was designed with inspiration from Japanese Gyaru ギャル fashion, hence all the sparkles and diamonds and little deco bits This new one was designed with a Vintage theme in mind, but then halfway through I decided to also incorporate little elements of Japanese and Korean cutesy stuff as well. I know I'm so Asian/fobby! I can't go long without my favourite Hello Kitty!

I haven't been up to much, sadly. Apart from hanging out with my favourite people over a day or two I didn't get round to doing the revision I planned to either. I woke up yesterday and realised that my one week break was over. Just like that! And then it's back to school...

I did go shopping though! Stopped by the newly-opened Daiso with the family! I love the sweet pinkness that greets me every time I step into the store. Makes me happy!

This mechanical pencil immediately caught my eye because of all that sparkly packaging! Look at all those jewels~ Yes I bought it because it is so pretty. And also for use in school, of course

I also got this set of cutlery for lunches in school! And no, it is not only for Ages 3 to 5. My sister checked. Just in case anyone is alarmed.

Look! They even have pink cotton buds! Contrast with the normal white one at the bottom. Cute!

Yummy Asian snacks! Butter cookies, gummy candy and Tako chips. We had more snacks before... and then I got hungry

Anyway, Happy October everyone! Spring is here and that means summer will be soon!