Saturday, April 30, 2011

its May baby!!

which meanssss, internship is just one month away! daymmnnnn!! i feel so unprepared.. like really unprepared.. anyway, yesterday was daddy's 50th birthday dinner. it went well, food was great. not many pics taken but its the memories shared that counts.. :) here are some of the pics taken.. :) 

daddy's friends, uncle Michael and wife, and uncle Billy and wife..
family members, just arrived..
Cat, saying grace before meals.. =p
Fr.William blessing the cake..
Happy birthday to Daddy! :D
the famous cake feeding.. =p
cousins, from mummy's side.. this is just half of them..
with Jeremy and Shayna.. :)
cousins from the dad's side, Jonathan and Joshua..

hehe.. thats about it.. of course there are more pics from other camera's but i'll upload them later when i'm free.. till then everyone, enjoy your weekend! =)

Friday, April 29, 2011

you make me wanna say "I do"

ah yes, everyone is all hyped up about the Royal Wedding today.. its been trending on twitter for the whole week, it was the wedding the whole world was waiting to watch.. I was one of them too! gosh, i cant tell you how excited I was.. 

i had my mid sem this week, yesterday and today to be exact.. it wasnt too bad as i thought it would be.. i did well, i must say.. :) anyway, as soon as my paper finished today, i was eager to go home to Kajang because i wanted to watch the wedding so badly.. but first, i needed to satisfy my hunger by treating myself with the awesome rice at Padang Jawa.. =p i love food, what can i do? =p

so yeah, after that i headed to the ktm for kajang. train was packed as hell today. thank god for the woman coach, seriously. as soon as i reach kajang, i asked my cousin to fetch me and then headed to my grandma's place. my grandma, uncle and aunties were all watching already la, and i, excited as i always am joined in as well. waiting and waiting patiently for the Prince and his family and the bride to arrive at the church..

all i was saying throughout was "awwwwwwwww" and "so niceeeee!!!". typical, i know. haha.. but yeah, every part of the wedding made me go "awwwwwww".. and i nearly teared and was smiling from ear to ear like a sicko.. haha.. what? i cant help it, it was just so so romantic and watching a real fairy tale come to life.. simply just WOW.. :) the highlight of the wedding was of course the famous kiss at the balcony of Buckingham Palace.. :) another incident that made me go "awwwwww" dont believe me? see the pictures! you'll go "awwwww" yourself! =p 

her gorgeous dress by Alexander McQueen.. :)
the newlyweds, Prince William and Princess Catherine,
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.. :)
the highlights. :)
i bet Princess Diana would be smiling from above.. :)

okay, i better stop with the wedding. i'm getting crazy already.. haha.. :D i have royal business to do this weekend.. super busy! need to do the slideshow for daddy's 50th birthday party, attend that talk in church tomorrow, send cousin off to the airport coz he'll be going to US for 5 months :(, attend the PYC formation in church on monday, finish up assignments due next week, and the biggest of them all, planning and practicing for my presentation because i'm the 1st person to present. sighhh~ :( oh well, got lots going on this weekend.. busy! busy! busy! 

see you soon bloggie dearest! au revoir! 

*will you marry me? =p*

Thursday, April 21, 2011

I'll be by your side wherever you fall ♥

hi everyone! remember the last time I posted a blogpost about all my favourite lyrics in the love songs? well now, since I got nothing better to do and coz i'm in a state where I need the Lord with me more than ever, i'm gonna post all the lyrics of the praise and worship songs which has touched me in some way or another.. :) 

the thing is, sometimes I do dumb things without realizing and I hurt a lot of people. and right now, i'm trying my very best to apologize to someone but i'm finding it really hard because saying sorry is not easy and whether the person will accept your apology is another thing. hopefully it will all go well.. even if it doesnt, at least I tried and thats the best I could do. it was my mistake in doing it in the first place, so I deserve the blame and pain.. =s

So when you get the chance
Are you gonna take it?
There's a really big world at your fingertips
And you know you have the chance to change it
There's a girl on the streets, she's cryin'
There's a man whose faith is dyin'
Love is calling you

And I'll be by your side
Wherever you fall
In the dead of night
Whenever you call
And please don't fight
These hands that are holding you
My hands are holding you

For what do I have
If I don't have You, Jesus?
What in this life
Could mean any more?
You are my rock
You are my glory
You are the lifter
Of my head
Lifter of this head 

Cause You're all I want
You are all I search for
It is You I've always longed for

God I come
To be here with You
To be here for You and You alone

Lead me to the cross
Where Your love poured out
Bring me to my knees
Lord I lay me down
Rid me of myself
I belong to You
Lead me, lead me to the cross

I am a flower quickly fading,
Here today and gone tomorrow,
A wave tossed in the ocean,
A vapor in the wind.
Still you hear me when I'm calling,
Lord, you catch me when I'm falling,
And you've told me who I am.
I am yours.
I am yours.

So what are you waiting for? What do you have to lose?
Your insecurities, they try to hold to you
But you know you're made for more, so don't be afraid to move
Your faith is all it takes, and you can walk on the water, too

*this is something for you too*

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

I just have to stay and face my mistakes... :(

as i'm writing this, i broke someone's heart close to me..
one year ago i broke someone's heart who was so fragile and was close to me too..
i keep breaking people's heart like a wicked witch with no feelings at all.. 
i wish i could turn back the clock and undo all of it.. 
but sadly, this is reality and i have to face it, i cant undo it no matter how hard i try..
i just have to make the best out of it or do something to change whatever that happened.. 

What have I done
I wish I could run
Away from this ship going under
Just trying to help
Hurt everyone else
Now I feel the weight of the world is
On my shoulders

What can you do when your good isn't good enough
And all that you touch tumbles down
'Cuz my best intentions keep making a mess of things
I just want to fix it somehow
But how many times will it take
Oh how many times will it take for me
To get it right
To get it right

Can I start again
With my faith shaken
'Cuz I can't go back and undo this
I just have to stay
And face my mistakes
But if I get stronger and wiser
I'll get through this

So I throw up my fist, throw a punch in the air
And accept the truth that sometimes life isn't fair
Yeah I sent out wish
Yeah I sent up a prayer
Then finally someone will see how much I care

Saturday, April 16, 2011

friendship is a beautiful gift ♥

my favorite bunch of people :)

'Captain' Christina Abigail signing off! =p


a testimony

hi there bloggie! i havent been posting anything here this time around eh.. sorry. =( been really busy and got nothing much to blog about actually.. anyway, this blog post is my testimony about what i've learnt during our Microteaching assignment at the orphanage home last Saturday.. :)

I’ve never thought of becoming a teacher at all, simply because I never really liked teaching at first. To me, it was a rather a boring job with no challenge whatsoever. Little did I know that a few years down the road after having that thought, I would end up here doing my diploma as a future English teacher.

I was contemplating about our Microteaching at the orphanage because I’m the type of person who doesn’t really like to speak in front of crowds simply because I am shy. I’d rather be the one who doesn’t have the limelight and be the ‘behind the stage’ helper type. But somehow, this couldn’t be avoided as it was compulsory for all of us to do our microteaching as it was part of our coursework.

I’ve had teaching experiences before this but somehow this seemed a little challenging because we were going to teach children with quite low proficiency in English. That really freaked me out when I saw the condition of their level of communication. I thought, “This is going to be the end. I won’t be able to do it”.

But then, during their breakfast break, I gathered my courage to talk to some of the children, as I like talking and playing with them. I found out that it wasn’t that bad after all, well maybe because I was talking to them in Bahasa Malaysia that’s why it didn’t seem bad. They were friendly and respondent though, a bit cheeky and playful, but we were all children once right?

When lunch time came, I felt even more nervous than ever because our group was the last to teach. I really was dreading for the time to come. I took the initiative to go and talk to more kids and get to know their names so that I wont feel so lost while teaching later, at least I would know some of their names.

Finally, the time came. Standing in front of everyone felt like I was standing at the edge of a cliff with my heart beating faster and faster every second. As my friends were presenting, they did a lot of jokes, and I saw my lecturer smiling and laughing along which made me feel a bit lighter. Then comes the first activity, conducted by three of my friends which was Snake and Ladder.

During that time, one of the kids, named Fatimah who was the rascal one there, I bet. She asked me to bring her to the toilet, twice! That really made me scared even more when I got back, because I was loosing out on what my friends were presenting. Then, eventually it came to my turn to teach.

I tried to remain calm, and threw out my voice as much as I could so that everyone could hear me. My partner in teaching, Naufal did his part of the introduction and I was to explain the instructions of our activity which was called ‘Love Letters’. I tried explaining in the simplest English and I think the children did understand which was a really big relieved to me.

My teammates helped Naufal and I conduct the activity which I think went smoothly. The only disadvantage I think was the time constrain. We had to rap up the activity as fast as possible because we were only allocated a certain amount of time to allow our next teammates to present. However, I really do think our activity went well and I did not screw up that badly as I thought I would.

Teaching at this orphanage really opened my eyes to the different types of difficulties of students, level of proficiency and whatsoever that we will be facing later on during our internship. This was just the beginning. I now know that teaching is not an easy job after all and it really is more challenging that I thought.

At the end of the day, none of us wanted to leave the orphanage because we were all touched by these children and we were really glad that we got to teach them something and hopefully they would learn and remember it. I now know that I should never take anything for granted because it looks easy or simple, until I try it. :)

future teachers on board! =p