If I lay here

Hope & Strength

I started off this journey, very uncertain and apprehensive about what would happen but by the end of the three days, I was overwhelmed by the love, joy and happiness that filled the room. I don’t remember the last time I experienced such raw and genuine expressions of emotions from a group of people who were strangers just three days before.

No words can adequately express how thankful I am for this entire experience with this group of amazing individuals. Thank you for being a part of my journey of breaking through my indifferent and cold exterior and extending so much love and strength throughout the process. I am even more encouraged and blessed by each and every one of you who opened up and allowed me to be a part of your journey. 

I thought that I was going into this alone but on hindsight, I recognise that I was never alone throughout the whole journey. On top of the people pictured above, Jean and Jie were cheering me on all the way and especially at times when I felt like giving up. My parents showed me love by asking me how I was doing and if you know my mum, she is never one to like discussing about feelings. Jens stayed up till 3am in the morning to talk to me and I don’t know what motivated him to do that but it meant a lot. And above all, God was with me each step of the way.

To all these people I have met, to my loved ones, to all my friends whom I had the chance to speak to post training, thank you for your time and your love. I cannot think of a better way to start off September:)

Social Emotional Learning in progress.

Taking time out over the next two and a half days to discover more about myself and hopefully come out of this journey understanding myself better. 

Don’t really know what to expect from the sessions but hopefully it would be fruitful time spent!

27 August: Food Tasting at St Regis.

We had a food tasting session for my brother and Moe’s wedding and we were given about 8 courses and 2 bottles of wine to try. We had options for some of the courses so we were stuffed by the end of the meal. My favourite part of the meal was the desserts and I loved both options. I had the avocado puree, helped myself to my mum and sister’s lemongrass jelly and yuzu sorbet and had two pieces of cake. Buay paiseh much. Hahaha I would willingly give up my vegetable or meat dish for two servings of the dessert!

17 weeks to the wedding!

23 August: Lou turns 25!

Lou threw a party at MBS and props to her for putting together lots of good food and drinks for everyone. 

Happy Birthday Lou  May the new year ahead be a fulfilling one with the ones who matter and filled with lots of happiness and blessings.

Fridate with the Familee at Kko Kko Nara.

Now that the Chngs are away, we have been very hardworking with taking pictures so that we can share it with them. Thankfully everyone has been very patient with me while I take photos of our food and also getting very good at posing for pictures. Hahaha!

Starting off the brand new week with this song in my head and heart.

This post is going to be very unlike me because recently…I fell in love with a cat.

The thing is that I have never been a cat person all my life and I don’t know if I would ever consider myself one because I have had a couple of bad/scary experiences with cats and I always thought they look slightly evil. Till today most cats still give me an evil vibe (I don’t know how to explain it and I am not even going to try) but ever since I met Zimba (Viktor’s cat), I realised that I had the capacity to love a cat. I don’t know if Zimba is an exception but he is such an obedient, chilled out cat who does not mind all the stunts Jens and Viktor pull on him.

Anyway, this all started because I recently stumbled across pictures of exotic shorthairs and in particular, Snoopy’s pictures totally melted my heart. He actually made me want to work out my issues with cleanliness and own a cat. I have even read up quite a bit on caring for an exotic shorthair, hahaha.

Where can I find a baby Snoopy to care for?

Here is my Two Ingredient Pancake after stumbling across the recipe a few months ago.

I took an egg and a banana, mashed it together and poured it into a non-stick pan. No added sugar, flour or oil and I still managed to create something that looked somewhat like a pancake (although quite broken cos I failed at flipping the pancake). More importantly, it tasted great! 

Definitely going to make this more often as a healthy snack.