i havent finished the cookies, but have already put the box to good use! hehe SO CUTE HOR? im so happy everytime i look at it. :D:D
after experiencing a shaky day, this is what sets my heart on firm foundation.
2 From the end of the earth will I cry to You, when my heart is overwhelmed and fainting; lead me to the rock that is higher than I [yes, a rock that is too high for me].
after knowing her for 9 years, and after shes been with her boyfriend for 12 years, it is DEFINITELY high time they get married lah!
i asked for a budget dinner but we ended up eating at cedele at my suggestion. haha fail me. i just had cravings for my fav caramelised banana pancakes! and i could cheat myself to thinking it was wholesome clean food. hahaah!
so right, apparently he has stored this video inside her ipad for the longest time, knowing this girl will not boring with app folders like ‘Extras’, even trying to show me the video she struggled to find it for like 10 mins. ok kidding. mb just 1 min. because they met on IRC, so he tried to mimic how IRC looked, with his and her old IRC nicknames. using 2 comps and a million print screen shots, he finally compiled the video into a ‘will you marry me’ !! squeals. hehe
us together celebrating allys engagement! i’ve been pestering her on when shes getting married for so long, i cant even rmb when i started pestering her. but im so glad to be here today because honestly, i am so bad at maintaining friendship. but these 2 just wouldnt let me go. hahaha! so from being friends w ally through poly, until through uni, until now! its quite amazing honestly.
see her ring, it is sibeh shiny right. its a cushion cut, but not made up of one big diamond in the middle. is many smallie diamonds in the center!! makes it shinier apparently. hahaha soooo nice!
after that jun had major cravings for laaduree macarons, so this woman went and bought ilke 80 bucks worth of macarons and gave us like 3-4 each. really damn ex. but very pretty la. but really damn ex.
so epicly yummy i cannot even begin to describe it. after trying afew different mookatas, i still think this original one at golden mile is the best best best!
and then right after that huge dinner last night, i told myself i would be going on a diet today and eat lesser. but i had cravings for this amazing charsiewbao that is soft and chewy and fluffy. at chinatown market. hahaha super nice!
ate at Bistrot Du Sommilier a long time ago and just kept thinking about their duck rillette and chicken liver pate. and the profiteroles. but it is abit above the usual budget, so i had to wait for an occasion to go back there!
to celebrate xinyu’s birthday, i decided to bring her there.
hehe yummie, the duck rillette might look like very little here, but youre supposed to eat this with bread so it was ALOT and we were so stuffed after our starters only! personally i like the duck rillette more, but the birthday girl really liked the chicken liver pate.
with the 2 starters, i opted for one main dish only. the stewed beef cheeks! u can ask everyone, i am not really a beef person. really. i find it way too difficult to chew. but this particular beef cheeks were so soft and yummy its like they would melt in your mouth… SUPER NICE. thank god the portion was just nice, there were 2 huge chunks, one for me and one for her. the carrots were all soft and mushy with the flavors of the stew already, so they were super yummy.
and finally the highlight of the night were the profiteroles. they actually smsed me to inform me of the confirmed booking so i mentioned that i wanted the profiteroles and the words! after we were done with dinner i just needed to sms to that number again to say i would like to have it served. hahah it was super easy. i have never successfully surprised anyone like that before. hahaha
blessed birthday xinyu! hope u enjoyed the dinner even tho i forgot to bring ur pressie for u. HAHA
so sweet hor.
seriously, this mentaiko bread is like how epic? kaiwen intro to me awhile back then iris and i were totally hooked on it. but shortly after that it wasnt for sale anymore and we were depressed.
recently iris’s friend told her tt its back! so we’ve been waiting for the opportunity to go down to suntec and get our bread! heeheehee FINALLY. we were so excited we took ALL the bread on display. 6 pieces only lah actually.
this is so so so epic! hehehe
and then we went on to have a 2 hr lunch :/ HAHAHA
You’ll always be
Happy by my side
I promise to
Sing to you
When all the music dies
came back home to this sight! a cutie little family sitting in my living room! wheehee
hes so big already this little handsome boy
and one of the sweetest person, greatest gift that the lord has put into my life.
so thankful for the words sown into my heart to give me courage and hope.
love you nisha ketchup. u better be singing at my wedding!
look at my cutie!
hehe finally had our vday dinner like, one week ++ late. hahaha and it almost didnt happen! he was stuck in bintan with family and almost couldnt make it back because the winds n waves were too choppy. but thank you jesus, we made it back in the end!
picked me up from MBS after service and then we went to tanjong pagar for dinner. chanced upon this japanese place with skewers and decided to try it.
yummy! skewers set, some crab thingie, edadame peas and chicken cutlet. there was alot of food. but the company was what made the night the sweetest and happiest!
since we were at tanjong pagar, i FINALLYYYY got to try tsujiri! i know. slow right. but the matcha icecream with chiffon cake and cornflakes… WERE REALY THE BOMBSSSSSS
hehe look at the unshaven bear who just took ONE BIG MOUTHFULL OF MY ICECREAM.
i wan a big bed to roll around
run away, from all i feel incompetent in. run away, from all i feel useless in. run away, from all i feel like a failure in.
right now, i just want to run away and forget everything else that matters.
we all love snuggles >.<
4 leaders, 3 of which i highly esteem, dcn sam, dcn louis, coach joann, plus the pastor that i love, pastor ben.
yet i am still unconvinced.
it really takes god.
u would think that when your leaders acknowledge it, you will know it. you would think that if your pastor said it, you would know it.
yet i have 4 leaders, and my favorite pastor. and i am still unconvinced.
jesus, i am nt sure if anything/anyone else can convince me, but you.
if i look back, there have been prayers and words spoken that has led to this. yet my heart is still with unbelief. why?
help me with my unbelief.
i only need your love.
i dont need the calling, the ministry, the platform or the title. i need none of that. i only need your love.
because at the end of the day, these things do not sustain me. you do.your love for me sustains me.
He loves it when u acknowledge that you cannot and he can. He wants to feel at home with you, talk to him and welcome him into your life. Keep on leaning on his bosom, his love for you, his strength.
Jesus loved Mary and Martha, so when he heard Lazarus was sick, he delayed 2 days and Lazarus died.
He delayed because he loved them, not because he didn’t love them!!
He delayed so that they would have a greater revelation of who he is, he is greater than death, the resurrection and life.
If The Lord seems to be delaying in your life, it’s because he wants to give u something that nobody else has.
When The Lord restores unto u it is always greater in quantity or greater in quality. It is always greater. The devil might have been able to steal from you, but The Lord will always restore more than 7 folds unto you!
2 Sam 12:21-24
When David’s first son died because of his sin with his Bathsheba, David wasn’t bitter and worshiped The Lord. The Lord used Bathsheba and gave David a new son- a restoration better than before- Solomon. The king of kings.
Even when you lose, you never lose.
But where is the manifestation?
God promised Abraham he would be a great nation even when he didn’t even have a baby! Sarah was barren! But god told him, and god promised him. The god of glory appeared to Abraham and promised it, so he waited and waited, and waited and waited..
God makes u wait, because u are special.
Abraham was special, David was special, they all had to wait because they were special. You are special to god.
The devil will turn ur times of delay into times of questioning and doubting god. He will make u think it’s because of your sins that is delaying the manifestation. The devil will condemn u and make u walk in circles.
Abraham made wrong decisions, but the wrong decisions were not what delayed the manifestation of the baby. It was because The Lord wanted to give Abraham a special revelation about himself.
Abraham waited 24 years for Isaac, his promised child. But the boy born was born a champion, destined for greatness.
If god makes u wait, he will restore. If god makes u wait, he will make u young, he will not let u lose out on anything!
Grace takes u from a thief and makes you a giver. Grace elevates u and sanctifies you!
Genesis 20:17 – 21:1
Abraham prayed for king Abimelech to have open wombs in his household, even when his wife was barren.
and The Lord visited Sarah and he had said, and The Lord did for Sarah as he had promised.
The Lord wants u to continue ministering to people even when u don’t see that manifestation yet in your life.
Pray for others in your area of need.
When Abraham prayed for open wombs, his own wife’s barren womb opened.
The devil wants u to think the delay is your fault. The Lord waited for Abraham could not so He would get all the glory.
Today we are called sons of Abraham, a promise answered over and beyond.
Abraham got the chance to know how god loves in a way that others never got to know.
Joshua and Caleb
If God brought us here he will bring us through. These giants are bread for us! The 10 spies said that they’ll be eaten up, but the 2 spies – Joshua and Caleb believed they could eat the giant up.
Because the children of Israel spoke against god and didn’t believe in his promise, they had to wander for 40 yrs.
For everything u are worried and concerned, include god in your concerns.
Include these 2 words: BUT GOD…
The children of Israel had to wander for 40 yrs, but Joshua and Caleb had to wander with them… Even tho it was not their fault and they didn’t deserve the punishment meant for the children of Israel.
Joshua and Caleb had to delay their promise land for 40 years…
But Joshua and Caleb never grew old. The rest of the children of Israel grew old and died. Only Joshua and Caleb were able to enter the promise land. They were as young and able as they were from the day the were sent to spy out the land.
Caleb was 40 when he was sent to explore Canaan, the promised land.
10: The Lord kept Caleb alive and well, that even at 85 Caleb could still travel and fight and asked for the mountain- country of Hebron.
If thre is a delay, god will compensate and restore. And u will know god in a ways that is secret and special to you that no one else has.
There might be a delay, but The Lord will restore with a revelation that no one else has.
Imitate those who through faith and patience inherited the promise. God swore to give, but he still had to patiently endure. And after he patiently endured (another word for cheerful), he received the promise.
Sometimes the delay can help us feel and understand people more.
Your gift can minister, but only when u have had a broken heart made whole by The Lord, then your gift can speak to broken hearts.
Though it tarries, it will not tarry.
And you’ll look back to say, I will have it no other way.
There comes a point in your struggle where you say lord, I give up. It’s all yours now. I am fully at my end. Your turn to have a go.
Having been married only a year and a half, I’ve recently come to the conclusion that marriage isn’t for me.
Now before you start making assumptions, keep reading.
I met my wife in high school when we were 15 years old. We were friends for 10 years until… until we decided no longer wanted to be just friends. I strongly recommend that best friends fall in love. Good times will be had by all.
Nevertheless, falling in love with my best friend did not prevent me from having certain fears and anxieties about getting married. The nearer Kim and I approached the decision to marry, the more I was filled with a paralyzing fear. Was I ready? Was I making the right choice? Was Kim the right person to marry? Would she make me happy?
Then, one fateful night, I shared these thoughts and concerns with my dad.
Perhaps each of us have moments in our lives when it feels like time slows down or the air becomes still and everything around us seems to draw in, marking that moment as one we will never forget.
My dad giving his response to my concerns was such a moment for me. With a knowing smile he said, “Seth, you’re being totally selfish. So I’m going to make this really simple: marriage isn’t for you. You don’t marry to make yourself happy, you marry to make someone else happy. More than that, your marriage isn’t for yourself, you’re marrying for a family. Not just for the in-laws and all of that nonsense, but for your future children. Who do you want to help you raise them? Who do you want to influence them? Marriage isn’t for you. It’s not about you. Marriage is about the person you married.”
It was in that very moment that I knew that Kim was the right person to marry. I realized that I wanted to make her happy; to see her smile every day, to make her laugh every day. I wanted to be a part of her family, and my family wanted her to be a part of ours. And thinking back on all the times I had seen her play with my nieces, I knew that she was the one with whom I wanted to build our own family.
My father’s advice was both shocking and revelatory. It went against the grain of today’s “Walmart philosophy”, which is if it doesn’t make you happy, you can take it back and get a new one.
No, a true marriage (and true love) is never about you. It’s about the person you love–their wants, their needs, their hopes, and their dreams. Selfishness demands, “What’s in it for me?” while Love asks, “What can I give?”
Some time ago, my wife showed me what it means to love selflessly. For many months, my heart had been hardening with a mixture of fear and resentment. Then, after the pressure had built up to where neither of us could stand it, emotions erupted. I was callous. I was selfish.
But instead of matching my selfishness, Kim did something beyond wonderful — she showed an outpouring of love. Laying aside all of the pain and anguish I had caused her, she lovingly took me in her arms and soothed my soul.
Marriage is about family.
I realized that I had forgotten my dad’s advice. While Kim’s side of the marriage had been to love me, my side of the marriage had become all about me. This awful realization brought me to tears, and I promised my wife that I would try to be better.
To all who are reading this article — married, almost married, single, or even the sworn bachelor or bachelorette — I want you to know that marriage isn’t for you. No true relationship of love is for you. Love is about the person you love.
And, paradoxically, the more you truly love that person, the more love you receive. And not just from your significant other, but from their friends and their family and thousands of others you never would have met had your love remained self-centered.
Truly, love and marriage isn’t for you. It’s for others.“
Article from Seth Adam Smith