Quotation of the Day

Monday, January 14, 2013

Top of the World =)

My favourite song is on air again =)

Such a feelin's comin' over me
There is wonder in 'most ev'ry thing I see
Not a cloud in the sky, got the sun in my eyes
And I won't be surprised if it's a dream

Everything I want the world to be

Is now comin' true especially for me
And the reason is clear, it's because you are here
You're the nearest thing to heaven that I've seen

I'm on the top of the world lookin' down on creation

And the only explanation I can find
Is the love that I've found ever since you've been around
Your love's put me at the top of the world

Somethin' in the wind has learned my name

And it's tellin' me that things are not the same
In the leaves on the trees and the touch of the breeze
There's a pleasin' sense of happiness for me

There is only one wish on my mind

When this day is through I hope that I will find
That tomorrow will be just the same for you and me
All I need will be mine if you are here

I'm on the top of the world lookin' down on creation

And the only explanation I can find
Is the love that I've found ever since you've been around
Your love's put me at the top of the world

I'm on the top of the world lookin' down on creation

And the only explanation I can find
Is the love that I've found ever since you've been around
Your love's put me at the top of the world

Farewell rainy 2012, Hello rainbow 2013 :)

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Do you have that feelings....like when everything goes so smoothly and your world is so beautiful that you are afraid it won't last?

2012 had been a year filled with joy and tears. My 12 Joys in 2012:

1. Met up with Malcolm while conquering Mount Kinabalu for the second time, 16 September 2012. (Btw, my bruised toe nail finally broke off today, wee!)

2. Get to know this mentor, Jik Kam after following his blog at ahkamkoko.blogspot.com. (Promised him to start small by doing THINGS for my kids in Kapit.)

3. Accompanied daddy and mummy to 9days Round Island Taiwan Trip in November =)

4. Met up with my traveler coursemate, Hui Yi and Yaan for our 8Days Hanoi Back Packing, early December.

5. Get to know Pastor Yu and flew to Sibu to attend her wedding. I enjoyed all her sermons, sharings and advice! Especially Journey to Intimacy Course =)

6. Among the fun lessons while teaching Peralihan, Form 1E, 1H, 1K: Mr Nobody video, Journey to the Centre of the Earth movie, Sing Along, Phonetics, Adjective games, posters making, art crafts,.....my, those boring composition and grammar drillings are not listed as FUN in my mind XD

7. My awesome colleagues: Ping Ping, Tay, Tiing, Sam, Nong, Chan, Wong, Mei Yun, Leyu, Xia, Ting...Life in Kapit will be extremely lonely without them.

8. Hock Ing Methodist Church, get to serve in Sunday School and participate in young adult fellowship :)

9. My tuition kids! Adorable and most importantly, they are serious to learn.

10. Baby Xin Yu! Ah, she walks steadily now. And can call me Yi...single syllable still. In that sweet voice of hers. So gentle. Bet by CNY, she'll learn more actions and new stuff. The last words I whispered to her was 'Yi Yi will come back to see Xin Yu during CNY k." She gave a nod as if she really understood and planted a kiss on my cheek....*melted!*

11. Cell group retreat at Lundu. Another bunch of trusted siblings in Christ: Lock Tee, Susan, Mel, Nic, Erwinia, Fang, Ling, Yvonne, Harry, Thomas, Sylvester, KK, Kenneth....

12. Last but not least, L.O.V. E.

As for Resolution 2013?

Nothing much, perhaps 12 reminders for self that:

1. Happiness is a CHOICE.

2. Be patient.Words of anger/impatience/grumble shall cease.

3. Continue to be optimistic. My colleague said she needs it. *wink*

4. Maximum 3 minutes of sadness/tears.

5. READ up more. WRITE more. and LISTEN to others' stories more.

6. S3 aside when there's a human to chat with. (unless he/she is playing his/hers too, or checking urgent info)

7. Continue my 'Counting Blessing' booklet.

8. By heart one chord a day, maybe a week. hm...haha.

9.Start my masters this year. (Keep this in your prayer, k? Thanks, God bless you too!)

10. Attend baptism class. (er....er, will pray bout this)

11. Be committed to Sunday School Ministry and my tuition kids. And of course, my school's children.

12. Last but not least, enjoy the feelings & moments 'to love, be loved and IN LOVE' \(^_^)/


Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year 2013

Having a bad dry cough, yet it did not stop me from savoring Tom Yam fish soup  nor cease worshiping God at Hock Ing Methodist Church earlier. Blessed 2013 to all my loyal/passing-by readers (blogspot do inform us how many people read our blog but I've no idea who you are. So as a belated X'mas gift, can you kindly drop a comment, be it Hi or anything so I've an idea of what I can/should write?  Thank you!)

10:31pm, 1 January 2013 (Tuesday)

Received a surprising call all the way from Switzerland! Anthony, a senior acquaintance turned mentor, from my previous Ha Long Bay cruise called. My bad, for not keeping my promise that I'll keep in touch. He called to remind me not to give up my childhood dreams and hope to meet us three again at Scotland someday.

What are your childhood dreams?

Mine was to study abroad and migrate to New Zealand (for the green pastures). You know how they say we shall not live in regrets? Well, I've to admit I do have some regrets. Among them are not doing my best for SPM. I really could have performed better should I not go clubbing admist SPM break/ burn midnight oil instead of mIRC/ICQ, lamenting over a spilt milk etc. Peers do have a big impact on us. Unlike my well off friends whose parents secured their admission to overseas universities a year earlier, I have to bury my childhood dreams of studying abroad (UK).......

My parents did send me to a private college for accounting (I've no foundation in accounting, just their salary captured my attention. What path do we know what to take straight after SPM?), but as much as I love Mathematics, the lessons of balancing both sides of the sheet bored me. On the other hand, I was constantly looking forward to weekends, as I gave part time tuition then. Monday-Friday (accounting: monotonous and stressful), Sat & Sunday (tuition: joy and meaningful).

It is the cheerful faces of the little ones that made me realize my passion: teaching.

Typing this down, I am actually counting my blessing of having a job I truly am passionate about. It saddens me to hear from a 58 years old teacher that she taught for the sake of living and nope, she did not enjoy teaching. Wow, 35 years not enjoying what you do daily??? Wow! Sorry, I should really stop typing before I unintentionally hurt any parties.  Nonetheless, I believe she is a good teacher who carried her duty well. A little grumble over the heavy workload is human nature anyway. We are not robots, we do get tired and frustrated with the forever changing education system.

The ultimate reason for this post is to encourage my readers and peers to love what you are doing. 

Quote from one of my favourite lecturer, Dr Malachi Edwin:
To all teachers who go back to school tomorrow: Have a great year ahead. Despite all the technological advancements the human presence is ever so important and it is all the more important that it is a positive one. We may not be foundations of knowledge but we can guide our students to learn in a meaningful and personal way! All good wishes!

P/s I had a memorable countdown for 2013 at Kapit, how's yours?

Photo: My awesome colleagues, blessed 2013 to you all ♥
Our favourite activity: EAT.