Saturday, December 17, 2011

17 december ramblings (for lack of a better title)

  1. what is it with (school-going) children and tuition nowadays? it seems everywhere i turn, i see kids, from as young as 4 (gasp) to those in form 5, are going for tuition. form 5'ers, ok i get it, maybe they need extra help with certain subjects. but 4 year old kids? come on....!
  2. i need my blackberry back. i hate sms-ing with those tiny touch screen keyboard.
  3. yipppeeeeee! driving back to kk tomorrow *laughs with joy*
  4. some people just need to grow up, like seriously! we do not like people who screams at other people when trying to cover up their own mistakes. shheeeeesssshh!
  5. have i mentioned how much i miss my blackberry?

Monday, December 12, 2011

(not) feeling christmassy

i am just not feeling christmassy.


perhaps it's due to the fact that there are just too many things to do before my cuti can start (husband is already on "leave". i am jealous of teachers for this sole reason - the fact that they have school holidays - very much like the times when i was a kid).

or perhaps it's due to the fact that we are just so far away from our extended family and relatives. ok, maybe not that far. after all, some people still do think of labuan as being part of sabah. well, so far or not that far still means relatively the same here. the fact of the matter is this: they're not here with us. and everyone knows how our family can make or break a christmas.

or perhaps it's due to the many (personal) problems which i am facing at the moment.


maybe it's due to the simple thing of not having a christmas tree put up at home?


i know all about how christ is the center of christmas. i know it, and i believe it. it's just that right now, my faith is not reflected in whatever i'm doing or even thinking.

dear lord,

"my soul is weary with sorrow; strengthen me according to your word. keep me from deceitful ways; be gracious to me and teach me your laws" ~ psalm 119:28-29

Sunday, December 11, 2011

when technology died on you

my darlin' blackberry went kaput last friday. and i've come to realise that:

  • i am (very) attached to my smartphone.
  • i am only semi functional without a smartphone.
  • i depend on my blackberry a lot! - for contacts, emails, facebook, camera, etc.

i asked the girl at the counter where i sent my blackberry for repair how long it would take for them to repair the phone.

me: brapa lama la mau siap ni?

girl at the counter: oooo kalau blackberry paling sekejap laitu kalau satu bulan... 

me: what??? satu bulan paling skijap? satu bulan tiada henpon?


it's only been a few days, and already i'm contemplating buying a new smartphone.


are you as attached to your (smart)phone as i am?

christmas is a time...

... to love!

"we love because he first loved us"

1 john 4:19

Saturday, December 10, 2011

a new beginning...

"and when the night is cloudy, there is still a light that shines on me
shine until tomorrow, let it be
i wake up to the sound of music, mother mary comes to me
speaking words of wisdom, let it be"

cheers to a new beginning!