Tuesday, December 31, 2013

goodbye 2013


Its been a wonderful year in 2013.
Here's to a blessed year ahead in 2014


Sunday, December 29, 2013

A change is gonna come

Hey there! I've been on a 6 month hiatus. Thats the longest ever. Well, I did wanna come to blog a few times but procrastination got a hold of me so I didnt. Plus, its been one heck of a hectic year for me. I'm so blessed with so many things this year. I have so many things to be thankful for this year. The biggest goes to the man himself up there, without Him, I could have never done it. As always, when it comes to the end of the year, its good to look back at the year and reflect on all the significant memories, a time to be thankful for all we have and how fortunate we are. Here are the significant memories that took place throughout this year: 

1st January: I appeared in CLEO Magazine! :D 
3rd January: MSU Gala Night. I had an obsession with the movie Istanbul Aku Datang this time, and it so happen the actor came for this event in my campus. I went nuts!! 
17th January: TESL Night. This was my first time helping to organize the event. Man, it wasnt easy but I'm glad we did a good job. Kudos to the TESL Club Committee members. 

23rd January: I donated blood for the first time. It was a nerve wracking experience but I managed to do it. I'm so proud of myself. I need to do it more often to get rid of my fears. 
5th February: A script that I wrote was used for the SESS Launching Ceremony. My first time writing a script too! :) 
23rd February: Attended Compassion Walk. This was when my whole year changed. 

10th March: Attended ALPHA in church. My whole year changed because of this too
24th March: A Lent Play in church entitled, 'The Flipside' which I helped with and acted in was held. 

18th April: Went to KLPAC for the first time. 

5th May: Barisan Nasional won the elections -.-
8th May: Attended the Suara Rakyat at Kelana Jaya stadium with Juan where I met the voices of our country such as Anwar Ibrahim, A. Samad Said, Ambiga S, Lim Guan Eng and many many more. 
18th May: ALPHA weekend in church 
24th May: Helped out with the Form 4 pre confirmation camp. 

5th June: Went to Kuantan and Kuala Terengganu with the family 
12th June: I had my 'other-half', Brian Jude Lazaroo. 
17th June: MSU Launching Ceremony 
23rd June: PKK Annual Charity Dinner 

25th July: Watched another play at KLPAC. It was Brian's first time. 

10th August: Catechism teachers camp in PD. I drove from PD to Kajang for the first time. 
20th August: Dean's List Award ceremony. I'm so thankful to God for this :')
23rd August: PYC camp in Malacca which I helped to organize and participated in. 
29th August: 'The Last 24 Hours' theater production. It was well done and I'm so proud of all the cast and crew members. 

12th September: Romeo & Juliet play at KLPAC
13th September: Dinner with the old English youth committee and farewell for Amanda and Shaun
21st September: Mini Dodgeball Tournament  

10th October: Celebrated Brian's birthday in the midst of my final exam. Managed to squeeze in a little bit of time. 
12th October: Antipodean for the first time with Brian. Attended Juan's graduation with Alvin. 
31st October: Saw Vienna Boys Choir performing at KLCC. It was breathtaking! 

11th November: Started my final semester for my degree. 
14th November: Went to Medan with the family
16th November: Lost my uncle. 

19th December: Went to Penang with the family 
22nd December: I turned 22! :D 
25th December. Merry Christmas!! Went to Sitiawan with the family and daddy's side of the family. 
28th December: Attended catechism teacher's meeting for next year and found out I'll be the main teacher for the Form 2 class next year *gulps* 

Thats about it. Well maybe if you read it, you'd feel that it probably isnt much, but those memories are important to me. Its been a wonderful year indeed. The start of the year was pretty rough. Like everyone else, I decided to make a new year's resolution list of things that I want to do and achieve throughout the year. So I did. Out of all of them, I only can cross out one which is to donate blood and to save a life. 

You see, every year people make countless resolutions, but do we actually stick to those resolutions. Wait, the question is, why do people make resolutions? Because they want to change right? Well, change is good. And changing for the better is the best. I've learned a lot this year, specifically with my spiritual growth. Thanks to the two important people in my life, they helped me grow spiritually and I would have never known God's love and feel His presence in my life without them. 

I learned the importance of my studies, the value of friendships, the importance of family members, the compassion for people around me, the understanding to see God in everyone we meet, to see Jesus in our enemies, to persevere in prayer. I could write down a million more things that I've learned, but the most important of them all is I felt God's love. God's healing love. And its beautiful and amazing. When you give yourself and surrender everything to the Lord, you'll see how He works in many ways. 

So, whats my new year's resolution for next year you may ask? Its simple. I dont want to make new years resolution I cant achieve. I only have one resolution for next year. And its not easy. But this shall be my resolution, to be more like Christ. Jesus didnt have a smooth journey throughout his life, yet he remained a humble man until His very end. I want to be more like Him. I know it is not going to be easy. It is never easy when we choose to follow God. It is how we persevere and whether we want to keep our hearts open for the Lord or leave it half opened or closed completely. 

Its been a wonderful year indeed. I'm so blessed and thankful to God for all His blessing and also for all the people around me that I love. Looking forward to an amazing year in 2014. I know its going to be great, with God being in control and in the center of my life, my family and my relationship, everything will be good. 

Have a Wonderful, Happy and Blessed New Year guys!! :)