Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Marido's New Ipod Nano

Dang! The man had to get a new toy! Esp when I just bought a refurbished Zen Micro for a song.. and he had to be the first person in Malaysia to buy the retail version at the Apple Shop in KLCC. And dang! It's soooo cute! It's a piece of art.. so gorgeous.. just compare it to my Zen Micro.Is there any battle that needs to be going on??

Monday, September 10, 2007

More Quotes

"A picture does not paint a thousand words for me. A thousand words does"- sometimes I think that it would be so nice to not just get photos but also the running commentary of that photo so that you truly feel the 'trueness' of the scene.

"If I have told you once, I .. er... only have told you once" - seriously, if you only told me once.. I need reminders you know!

Wednesday, September 05, 2007


This was written last month but was never finished...

The months of doing my research for my dissertation has ended. Marido cautions that I may fall into a mini depression as I am apt to do when I finish a big project or complete a dream. So here is life-long dream no 3. Now I wonder what is next...

1) Visit Spain - Completed in 2001
2) Get a pet - Completed in 2006
3) Get an MBA -Completed in 2007

oh yes.. i am feeling a little blue these days. Contrary to popular opinion, I do want to get back to the work force. But I am kinda fussy.... after all I am going to spend most of my waking hours on the job... better pick a good one! However, Jobs are not aplenty these days. I have gone for 5 interviews but there was no outcome. One interview that I went to in July still has not got back to me yet. They said that they are waiting for the Director to have time to meet the candidates. I wish that they could have just said that the position is closed!! I had a good experience with one companny.. they wrote a lovely email stating that my experience happens not to be what they are looking at right now.... well, at least they wrote and did not keep me waiting. (they are a small company with only 10 people).

oh well, one day at a time. In the meantime I best enjoy my lazy days of waking up at 9am... and being able to play with Nimbus endlessly. And best of all read... Just finished "The Zahir" by Paulo Coelho. Moving but bizarre as most of his books are. Now reading "For Whom the Bells Tolls" by Ernest Hemmingway.

And onwards to more goals in life!!

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

The Dream Church

Last Sunday 2nd September 2007, I celebrated the opening and dedication of a very significant spiritual place in my life. My church DUMC (Damansara Utama Methodist Church) had just moved to a new facility and it's called the Dream Center. The tagline “Where dreams come alive!”.. where shattered dreams have a chance to live again. I have never seen so many people in DUMC in one service before. 4,000 people! It was awesome - as the Americans would say!.

A comment from one of our church members Coolcat is her nickname– "The worship and celebration were amazing. I'd felt like I'm in one of those Singaporean mega churches except that I have actually been in this church for the past 5 years. I actually know most of the people on the frontlines. I do feel very much at home in the church. Also, I was there during the church's 25th anniversary dinner where Senior Pastor Daniel Ho first announced the blue print for Dream Center. And two years later, the Dream Center came into being. I looked around me and could hardly believe that all these has come to pass in such a short time."

Our auditorium in Dream Centre (Hall 1) can seat 3000 people. You know, the Music and Worship Ministry Team (that’s my team) had to sit on the floor and the staircase.. there was just so many people. We were so excited about the people’s turn out. What a great blessing to be able to be part of a large church. I believe in days to come, DUMC will be a force to be reckoned with… something that is a good thing in our increasingly Islamic country.

I joined the choir about 2 months back. So try to find me in the pix. Give up?

I am the 2nd from the right.. actually you cannot really see me.. my hair is chopped off but you can see my pearl belt against the black pants (no one else was wearing a belt). Well that’s me. I was supposed to be 2nd row.. in which case, the photo would have been useless but I was moved to the front and so there you go- a picture of me with top part of my head lopped off. How cool is that!!

Well.. it was exhausting practising for the choir,… we spent 17 hours just last week in preparation. It was incredible the amount of work is needed for a 3 hour production! We had to do sound check, lighting check, order of events, flow of people, traffic. But it was exhilarating. I am glad to be part of this!