4th August 2002

This is the first time the 4th of August falls on a Sunday since the year 2002.

Just wanted to share a little something.

Never take your parents for granted.

11 years ago, on the 4th of August, a Sunday very much like today, dad dropped me at church at 7.30am for the youth pre-worship prayer. I was on duty for worship that Youth Meet. After church, I walked down for lunch with my friends. Went for piano class before dad picked me up and treated me to McDonald’s. Then he and mum joined one of the cell groups for their hiking outing after he dropped me home. I didn’t know that when he went out that evening, he would never come back. Today, 11 years later, I went through almost the same routine, but no dad this time. I can’t even express how much I miss him every single day these past 11 years.

So, don’t wait for special occasions to show appreciation and love to your parents. Give them a call to say ‘I love you’ or drop by just to give them a hug. Don’t miss the opportunity cause once you miss it and they’re gone, there are no second chances.

Father’s Day At Church, Among Other Things

Yesterday was my first time in years playing in a music team for the two Sunday services at church. Previously (when I was in my teens), I was only playing at the Youth Meets. After being ‘lost’ for 8-9 years, coming back to church, the last thing I expected is to be roped into trying out for the worship team again so soon. But I gotta say, I’m glad, cause that’s where my passion in serving God is. 😉

No, I’m not officially in the main service worship team yet. Still in the learning and training mode. Thank God for great mentors. Instrument : Bass. Yup. Never would I imagine that I’ll be able to play bass. I’ve always only played the guitar and piano, sometimes the keyboard, but never bass. So it’s quite overwhelming yesterday. And I was on duty yesterday because for Father’s Day, they wanted all the females to be on duty, giving the men some rest. 😉 Hence, only female bassist around? Yours truly. Haha. I’m just thankful that I didn’t mess anything up for the team, and worship time was awesome.

As religious as it sounds, I really thank God for the talents he’s given me and also the opportunity for my to use it to glorify Him. It’s an amazing feeling to be serving God. 20130521-114050.jpgOn a side note, it’s kinda unfortunate that the first time I step back up on stage, it’s Father’s Day. Needless to say, I can’t stop myself tearing up (yes, right there on the stage) when the youths did a little sketch/song for all the fathers in church. They sang ‘Butterfly Kisses’ by Bob Carlisle and acted out the scenes in the song. I really can’t stop the tears flowing right there and then on the stage. I wished I get to experience all that with my dad, but I guess sometimes, we don’t always get what we want in life.

I wish I had more time with my dad. More years to spend with him, more football matches to watch together, more dinners to eat together. It’s my always been my dream to have my dad walk me down the aisle, and as silly as it sounds in the Asian culture, I’ve always wanted to have a ‘father-daughter’ dance at my wedding dinner. But these dreams are ripped away the day my dad collapse from a heart attack and left me and mum. Now, I’m left with my own imagination as to how my dad would feel and react to the various happenings in my life if he is still around. Graduation, boyfriends, breakups, work life, etc etc. I guess this is one of the few things that time can’t heal. 11 years down the road and I still feel the pinch. I’ll always miss my dad.

But I’m glad that I still have my big Daddy up above looking after mum and I every step of the way. God is always good.

I Miss My Dad

20120918-121958.jpgSometimes, it hurts to think, yes, flowers is the only thing I can get him now. I remember when I used to buy him small little things when I was younger, sometimes giving him a belated pressie cause I spend all my pocket money for the week, or making handmade gifts for his birthday. It’s sad he didn’t get to wait till I grow up and is able to get him proper nice gifts. I miss him so much. My life changed when he left this world. 😦

17.02.2012

17th February is always a happy day for the family, simply cause mum and 5th aunt share’s the same birthday. Heh. Some of our family members will gather and chillout together. This year, my family decided to do something different for mum and 5th aunt’s birthdays. We decided to take a trip somewhere to celebrate their birthdays. As it was a last minute decision, Singapore was out. Tickets are too expensive for the family to travel there. So we made it simple and took a trip down to KL, and met other family members there.

Had a blast. Shopping, chilling, eating, singing, and just spending time with each other. The singing! We sang from 11pm till 4am at this place called NewBox. And the cool thing about this place is that our karaoke room has its own private toilet!! How cool is that??? Haha! Though it was only a two days and one night trip, we made the most out of it and enjoyed ourselves. =)

Wishing mum and 5th aunt an awesome year ahead! Lots of loveeeeee~!! 20120222-111807.jpg

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Melvyn KoKo’s Wedding~!

Went to KL for Melvyn KoKo’s wedding last weekend. Boy, was it a grand affair. Celebrations started on Friday night. What Chinese call the ‘lau thiah meh’. Night before the wedding day. The best part of the wedding I guess is catching up with all the cousins. Specially those from Australia. Haven’t seen them for quite a while. Needless to say, G, Maybel, Evelyn and I took many opportunities to cam-whore. Hee!

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Though we have to wake up at 6am the following morning, nothing could dampen our mood for dear Melvyn’s wedding. Woke up fresh and sunny the next day, G, Maybs and I managed to grab a shot before following the groom’s entourage to get the bride.

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I have to salute the bride’s team for coming up with this. Simply genius!

20111212-132453.jpgPoor Melvyn! Having to hang the bunch of grapes there. And the best part. EVERY guy in the groom’s entourage have to eat the grapes without using their hands!!! In order to see the bride, the bunch of grapes must finish. LOL! Those pictures, weren’t posted in case it looks offensive. Haha! =P

It took me 3 full days of shopping before I managed to find a dinner dress for the wedding dinner. Quite happy with my choice. Though I think am gonna cut it short after the dinner. LOL.

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Thanks to G, my make-up and hair looks great for the night.

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And what would the night be without another cousin sisters group photo? =)

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Highlights of the night? Melvyn KoKo singing ‘Can’t Help Falling In Love’ to Kelly on the stage, Melvyn KoKo getting seriously drunk (now, that’s priceless), and me getting kisses from a cute boy! Whee!

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Not really close to this grandma. But somehow, it don’t fee good, seeing your own grandma in this kinda situation. Feels so wrong, that she totally can’t recognize me. She just stares at me blankly when I call her. I thought just because am not close to her, it won’t affect me at all. But humans are humans. We have build-in compassion compartment in us. No matter what, we’ll somehow feel a little sad to see grandma in the current condition. But what affects me the most is the memories all these happenings bring back, of ‘koh mah’, the grandma that I’m close to. Sigh.