The place where God calls you is the place where your deep gladness and the world's deep hunger meet. Frederick Buechner

Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive. Gil Bailie

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happy birthday to me!

I celebrated my quarter century birthday last Sunday. Thanks to my loved ones, I had an awesome time. I'm amazed at how well u guys know me. Chicken wings, crabs, and cameras. Right now, I'm trying to post from my new iPhone. Heh. Let' s see how this post goes 0 comments
Sometimes I feel like I'm just playing Work.  0 comments

Foodie Confidential

I made these baked mayo prawns today. very pleased with myself :) simple but delicious.
1. deshell and wash prawns.
2. Sprinkle 1/4 teaspoon of salt on
3. squeeze japanese mayo generously over the top
4. pop into oven  for abt 7 min or until the prawns turn a lovely orange/red colour depending on the size of your prawns.

I also baked happy cupcakes before the wedding on national day :)

Finally, the most awesome food find in awhile.....
Putu piring!!!!
The warm, soft and fluffy cake-like kueh was amazing. the gula melaka inside oozes out when you bite into it and it goes perfectly with the coconust shreds.
And we only decided to stop at the store because we were amazed at the long queue and immense number of awards the store had collected. Well worth the wait, and I think they deserve every single award.
Run by a very hard working family. Can u see the awards on the wall? If u wanna know where the store is, ask me :)

Whizz Through the Weekend

Hello friends! Monday was National Day in Singapore, so those of us here were enjoying a long weekend :)

Well I had a very busy weekend which began with the Family Day at the Zoo. Despite the pouring rain in the morning, the weather cleared up just as the lucky draw was over. Perfect timing! It has been quite a few years since my last visit to the zoo, so I had a pretty lovely time walking around looking at all the animals. Sadly, the animals didn't look too vibrant though. Like the poor white tiger only paced up and down the same 2m of his enclosure. 
Sunday was my first full sunday at Moses' church, Bethany, in more ways than one. It started early in the morning with Sunday School, then stretched through the night as I helped to put up the decorations for Xian n Kathy's wedding the next day.
It took the 3 of us 3 hours to pin the backdrop to the wall. An immense effort.

National Day itself was spent at the wedding. It was beautiful!
Yup, clearly the colour theme for the helpers was white.

Hope you guys enjoyed your long weekend too!



I'm blessed to have an awesome friend like Ms Yang who knows me really well. One day, for no reason at all, she bought me a book- Captivating: Unveiling the Mystery of a Woman's Soul by John Eldredge and his wife Stasi Eldredge.  

As much as I like reading, I have struggled with reading Christian literature. But Captivating was written in a light hearted and simple style. It was packed full of stories and examples, not only from the bible but from ordinary people living today. As I read it, my heart resounded with the words on the pages and I could not put it down. It opened my eyes to what God had put in the heart of each woman and how he will bring His plans for each one of us to completion. 

This book blessed my heart and I really hope some of you guys pick it up as well (I'm happy to loan it to anyone who is interested).

Let me leave you with one of the many great quotes from Captivating. 

Whatever your particular calling, you are meant to grace the world with your dance, to follow the lead of Jesus wherever he leads you. He will lead you first into Himself; and then, with Him, He will lead you into the world that he loves and needs you to love.


Quote of the day

There's always a little truth behind every "just kidding". A little knowledge behind every "I don't know". A little emotion behind every "I don't care". And a little pain behind every "it's okay"


It was 6pm on a wedenesday and the word on everyone's lips was......
Amb OKY hosted an awesome durian party, set in our lush garden this evening.
As the sunset over Tanglin, the durian lovers in the Ministry decended on the garden and consumed inordinate amounts of the sweet, yellow, creamy and pungent fruit. Top of the line durians no less.
I loved every single bite. Mmmmmmmmmmmm :)

Quote of the Week

Carpe aeternum, gaude diem

Seize the eternal, delight in the day. 0 comments

quote of the day

Mel: You think hair is like grass?! *incredulous look*
to M's comment that one can become bald if the head does not get any sun 0 comments

National Day Parade

Singapore's national day falls on the 9th of August. It's a pretty big event each year and parade tickets are usually highly sort after comodities. This year, I was fortunate enough to score two national day parade preview tickets from my boss, so Mr Kwek and I headed down to the Padang to catch the parade.
It was a great day for a parade. Amazingly, amidst the wet weather recently, we were blessed with a bright sunny day. We arrived at 5pm and proceeded to get a nice tan while waiting for the parade to begin. I'm sure I would have enjoyed it a bit more if the aunty next to me did not keep poking me with her umbrella...
Being the obedient Singaporeans, like 99% of the other people in the Padang, we were decked out in the colours of the national flag. Soon enough, the parade began. The spirits of the people at the Padang picked up and umbrellas cames down :)
Those of u in Singapore have probably watched the parade many times b4 on tv and can list down all the usual elements of the parade. this year was nothing particularly special. there were the patriotic songs, the march past, the display of all the latest military equipment, the fly past, and mass dances and the annual highlight- fireworks.
The only difference was, that this year, I was there. Squashed together with a cross section of Singaporeans, all waving our flags in unison. In an atmosphere of joy and pride in what the nation has achieved.
Going to watch the national day parade is not exactly the coolest activity around. But I'm really glad I had the chance to go. The feeling of actually being there is completely different from watching it on tv. Everything really comes alive.

I'm sure most of those who were happily waving their national flags like me last night have gone back to complaining about taxes, ERP, inflation or floods. But it think we all know that we are blessed to stay in such a lovely island, free from wars or unrest, and where the closests we get to natural disasters is when our starbucks gets flooded.

Hope you guys had a lovely weekend as well and are all geared up for another week ahead.