Friday, August 28, 2009

One Friday Evening......

I took these pictures last Friday evening. The sky is breath-taking. :) You might wonder where on earth could i take pictures like these in KL? Scroll down and you'll see. LOL.

Yeah, I was bored and tried to utilize my boredom ^^ Also, while taking these pics, I realize that when we face problems ahead, if we do not focus on the problem and try to look up, we could see something very beautiful ^^

Farewell Gifts

Being lost for words to write appreciation emails, I thought it would be a better idea to give my colleagues something memorable to remember me by :) So i designed some photo's of my farewell party, developed them out and attached with some local gifts from my hometown in Sarawak. All the gifts are native handcrafts. Just sent them out and they all seem pretty happy and appreciate it. . .. Mission accomplished! ^^

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Happy Birthday SiiKeng!

Last night we celebrated SiiKeng's birthday by having a very quality steamboat buffet @ Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao. We ate for more than 3 hours (i think) and we were the first to reach but last to leave. Yeah ... damn it WE CAN EAT!! (quote from Joey in 'friends').

Sii Keng is a brother in Pandan who joined our fellowship last year and was baptized early this year (yeah!). To me, he is a guy with a kind heart and lives his life with passion. It's been great to have him with us, and everybody enjoy having him around :) Happy Birthday brother! Wishing you all the best in everything in the coming year.

My Farewell Party

Yorker Sdn Bhd - I've been working in this company for the past two and a half years. I've learnt and grew a lot (in knowledge, and maybe size, AHEM~) in this company. After decided to leave and to pursue my dreams (yea, finally got the gutts to do it...*wink*) this is a farewell party they threw me last Friday. It was a simple but very delicious, casual lunch.

And not only lunch, but also I received the most touching gifts. First is a paper weight from the workshop - modified from our company's very first badge of man hole handle. It's engraved with Yorker's brand on top, very very nice. Knowing that I like playing the piano, my second gift is a crystal music box in shape of a grand piano from my colleagues. My very first grand piano!!! Woohoo!! ^^ And this is the best part - there is a picture of the engineering team and company logo embedded on the grand piano! It's really sweet of them to get me something so memorable in the form of something I really like. And I also got this lovely card handmade by one of my colleagues, Ilyana.

I'm really thankful to have had worked in this company and I shall never forget my experiences here. ^^

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

IKA

Thanks to Mike's linking in facebook, I got to know a wonderful voice. Very relaxing, crisp, soothing voice... I feel like floating in the clouds when I listen to her... She also shows very unique personality in her self introduction.... 有个性,我喜欢! Check her out... :)

http://www.myspace.com/ikasound

Information below is abstracted from youtube:

Music Performance by Ika

IkaOrganic and natural, this is a female singer/songwriter with the perfect kind of presence for this easy listening brand of music.With a voice that is undeniably confident and mature, she effortlessly breathes new life into her acoustic sounding collection of songs that can be enjoyed over and over.

IKA 自我介绍:弹着不ok的吉他,写过没有大红大紫的歌曲,幸好有一把会说故事的歌声,偶 尔说一段小故事,唱一个小情绪。在流行音乐的圈子里似有似无的呆了好几年,老板说出门 要化全妆,不准穿拖鞋,要戴墨镜这道理我不懂!我好喜欢穿拖鞋,更喜欢赤着脚唱歌,只 要双脚可以温柔而踏实的直接触碰地面,我就准备好了。

Badge Bookmark

This is something requested by Mom for her church ministry. This is a bookmark that looks like a badge. Her idea, my design & workmanship... hehehehe.

Birthday Celebration

This is the continued post for Pandan's birthday celebration. Just some random candid's here and there to share with you all.

Cards for May-to-Sept Babies

I made 12 cards last Saturday for Pandan Church Fellowship's May-to-Sept birthday babies. I was out of inspiration and did some research..... Then I found this great project by Jen Del Muro at i {heart} 2 Stamp and decided to frame it. I didn't do an as good job as she did, but I'm still pretty happy with my cards. I also managed to put smiles on a few faces that night, so I'm glad ^^ Also, a couple that received them sent me an e-card the next day saying thank you and that they appreciate the card very much... I was melted to the tips of my toes.....hehehe... Alrighty then, let's check them out. (Sorry for the poor quality pics, it was a rainy day)

Thursday, August 20, 2009

The Power of Positive Thinking

WARNING: This is a Looooooong Post :P

I'm reading a book titled "The Power of Positive Thinking" by Norman Vincent Peale. Actually this is a book i bought on 20th July, 2002 and didn't finish it for some reasons that I don't remember. Then lately, out of the blue, I took it out to read it all over again, hopefully being able to finish it this time :P

Neways, that's the history of the book and me. I'm at chapter 2 now and I came across a very unique practice of a man. It reads:

It is possible, even in the midst of your daily work, to drive confident thoughts into consciousness. Let me tell you about one man who did so by the use of a unique method.

One icy winter morning he called for me at a hotel in a Midwestern city to take me about thirty-five miles to another town to fill a lecture engagement. We got into his car and started off at a rather high rate of speed on the slippery road. He was going a little faster than I thought reasonable, and I reminded him that we had plenty of time and suggested that we take it easy.

"Don't let my driving worry you," he replied. "I used to be filled with all kinds of insecurities myself, but I got over them. I was afraid of everything. I feared an automobile trip or an airplane flight; and if any of my family went away I worried until they returned. I always went around with a feeling that something was going to happen, and it made my life miserable. I was saturated with inferiority and lacked confidence. This state of mind reflected itself in my business and I wasn't doing very well. But I hit upon a wonderful plan which knocked all these insecurity feelings out of my mind, and now I live with a feeling of confidence, not only in myself but in life generally."

This was the "wonderful plan." He pointed to two clips fastened on the instrument panel of the car just below the windshield and, reaching into the glove compartment, took out a pack of small cards. He selected one and slipped it beneath the clip. It read, "If ye have faith...nothing shall be impossible unto you." (Matthew 17:20) He removed that one, shuffled expertly through the cards with one hand as he drove, selected another, and placed it under the clip. This one read, "If God be for us, who can be against us?" (Romans 8:31)

"I'm a traveling salesman," he explained, "and I drive around all day calling on my customers. I have discovered that while a man drives he thinks all kinds of thoughts. If his pattern of thought is negative, he will think many negative thoughts during the day and that, of course, is bad for him; but that is the way I used to be. I used to drive around all day between calls drinking fear and defeat thoughts, and incidentally that is one reason my sales were down. But since I have been using these cards as I drive and committing the words to memory, I have learned to think differently. The old insecurities that used to haunt me are just about all gone, and instead of drinking fear thoughts of defeat and ineffectiveness, 1 think thoughts of faith and courage. It is really wonderful the way this method has changed me. It has helped in my business, too, for how can one expect to make a sale if he drives up to a customer's place of business thinking he is not going to make a sale?"

This plan used by my friend is a very wise one. By filling his mind with affirmations of the presence, support, and help of God, he had actually changed his thought processes. He put an end to the domination of his long held sense of insecurity. His potential powers were set free.


This story inspired me. I'm a very negative thinker, especially when I'm unaware of it. I thought to myself, this is a great way to remind myself to think positively. Norman also mentions that it's a good practice to empty our minds daily. But once emptied, we need somthing to fill it. And what better to fill the space than God's words? Its the MOST positive, good thing you can ever find. :)

And something for the car... now that's practical. With all the crazy jam in KL, I spend a lot of time in my car everyday, thinking negatively. So this will be a good habit to keep my thoughts positive ^^ I spiced up my wooden peg a little (well, if i'm gonna look at it everyday, it better be something nice for the eyes :P), add a ribbon to hang it, then I have this match box which my mum gave me many years ago, all the scriptures inside are encouragement scriptures to be strong..... (this is perfect!)... and taaddaaahh.... here's my 'Light of the Day'

Delight in Life

This is a requested retirement card. One of my friend's manager is retiring, but according to her, he is still energetic and full of dream. So I made him a cheerful card, to wish him happiness :) The colorful paper did most of the work for me - one of the reasons I'm willing to spend on nice papers. Save you a lot of headache in designing :P
This card is made from the left over scrap paper from the card on top. Just make a random birthday card for my shop la. Hehehe... Also, I was trying out my new flower punch... ^^

Monday, August 17, 2009

Wendy's Good Ol' Baked Potatos

Mom loves the big baked potatos in Wendy's. She loves them until she can eat them 3 days in a row, and still enjoying them AND still eat until sooooo clean.... check out the skins man!

And this was one of the lunch we had. 1 baked potato, 3 nuggets, 1 soda drink, 1 strawberry milkshake.. for only RM7.35 ^^ Well, basically when you dine at Wendy's, you can use back the receipt to claim a strawberry milkshake for free at your next purchase within one week. When you redeem your milkshake, you get another receipt, with which you can redeem in your next purchase.. and the cycle goes on. Hahaha..... Ok, enuf for the advert. I'm still drooling for the milkshake..... mmmm~~~~