Monday, December 30, 2013

D20X Christmas x Thanksgiving dinner 2013'


One more day till 2013 is gone! Can't believe I'm turning 23 next year which makes me feel sooooo old already -___-   Btw, I just realized I actually enjoy reading back my blogpost so much - so I'm definitely blogging more since I have too many pictures in my phone and camera!  I have 3 post to update regarding Christmas and I shall now start with our thanksgiving x dinner with my connect group members :)

I started joining this connect group since January 2013 and each and everyone of them has played a part in whoever I turned into right now.  Just so glad we have each other as our backbone #D20X 

I'm loving to enjoy wine nowadays instead of liquor, lol. 

Yes thats my connect group members - all looking at their phones 

Love the specialized gift done by Tzia and really want to thank Alisa as well for putting the whole dinner together. #grateful 

We had 3 bottles of red wine that night 

Yes thats my "engdao" leader/mentor pouring all of us a glass of wine

We had our dinner at Alicia's family restaurant - Maria's Cafe.
Really loved how cozy the place is, they even print out this menu specialized for us! 

Spicy Mussels as appetizer 
I must say this is the bomb! 

My pick - Mushroom Soup as usual 

Alisa's Pumpkin Soup - still prefer mushroom tho 

Tzia's pick - Grilled Salmon with Tangerine Sauce 
The salmon was really yummy!! 

My pick - Roast Leg of Lamb with Brown Sauce 
The lamb meat was really tender and the whole dish was really filling! 

Alisa's Grilled Chicken with Honey Mustard Sauce
I guess I really don't know how to enjoy sweet meats. hahaha still prefer my lamb :p

Dessert taime!
Chocolate Pudding that looked normal but tasted heavenly! Really don't mind having two of this hehehe

We seldom get to gather everyone at one place due to all our busy schedule but I really appreciate moments like this especially during this dinner when all of us took turns to share about the things that we are grateful for, and how God has blessed us in many ways throughout the year. 

Also, we have declared what we want to achieve in the coming year individually and also as a connect group! :) 

Then it was the time for gifts exchange!!

Then group picture! 
A typical one ehehehe

Missing this girl - Alicia 
(Sorry for the blur phone camera quality)

Much better camera version of us! 
The only one that came in full RED :D 

Us with Calvin and Leonard the brand manager and marketeer 

The only MALES in our group

Alisa, myself, Alicia, Jean and Tzia!

Love these girls! (Jean is Bryan's gf hehehe) 

A full body #ootd shot for the red lady and myself!

I lost count of how many christmas celebrated together with you :)

D20X, my family. 
We might not look like what a normal member should be, in terms of our social circle of friends but I truly believe each and everyone of us are placed in this group for a reason and there is a purpose for us to do what we are doing, in order to bless the others in the marketplace. 

I am just so blessed to be a part of this family. 
Thank You Father for putting us in this group, to learn and to grow together. 

Love y'all! 

Goodbye 2013, Hello 2014!

Its 1.14am which means it is the 30th of December 2013 already.  I know I rarely do a proper blogpost but I want to write this post as I don't want to forget what happened in year 2013 in the future.

I was just writing down my new year resolutions for 2014 and as I write and write, I've never felt this way before.  The feeling of being so determined in life, the feeling where I really want to conquer the world by God's grace - I know I'm ready for 2014.  In fact, I'm more than excited for a brand new year.

But before that, I need to remind myself that 2013 is the best year in my life.

This year is a year that I have lost and gained so much at the same time.  I've learned so many valuable lessons, I've met so many new people, I've did so many things for the first time, and most importantly, I've found my way back to Christ and I found myself through Him.

My life was changed since 3 years back, and once again my life was transformed during June 2013 when I made that decision to step out of my comfort zone - to a totally different environment.  Our God is an amazing God, He did not shortchanged me in any single way instead He provided me with a good career and amazing new friends.

Today Pastor preached about the call of God part 2 and once again Im more than blessed. #thankyou

"Follow your calling that He has given to you, we are all made in His image and we are all created to do great things in life!" 

// "Destiny is when the gift of God in your heart matches the call of God in your life." 

//  "God has put a gift in your life for you to pursue a dream of your life." 

// "You're called by God in different season to do different things!"

- Pastor Kevin Loo

As we close the previous chapter, I've learned to put God in the center of my everything.
"Seek first the kingdom of God and all shall be added unto you" 
This is one verse that I locked in my heart to remind myself that nothing should come before God, I have to get my priorities straight!  I am more than blessed to be able to experienced so much throughout 2013, and I vowed to give back to the people in need, especially people that are facing situation like mine.

In year 2014 there's so much that I want to do, I need God to guide me through.
Here's a list of my 2014 New Year Resolution.

1.  To give God the best times of my life. 
I'm 22 years old right now and throughout my my 22 years I did not get to serve Him because I wasn't rooted in any church.  Now that I'm back in the kingdom of God, I want to be able to give God my best moments in life, to serve Him and to serve the church and people.  Nothing should come before this as this will be my top priority next year.

2.  To have good health in the long run. 
I've managed to lose 10KG this year but I'm still far from my target as I was slacking after August when I started working.  No excuses this time round.  I don't want to hit the gym for the sack of losing weight but to really gain a healthier lifestyle and to slowly lose down bit by bit and never be a fatty anymore.

3.  To be able to influence in the office/marketplace.
I am definitely not someone famous neither am I having a lot of influence in the marketplace but next year will be a year for me to at least try to love a little bit more, to care a little bit more, to give a little bit more, to be there for someone a little bit more, to be the salt and light for whoever that needs help.  Be it in the office or anywhere, I want to lend a helping hand to people that needs me.  At the end of the day, 2014 will be a GOD year for me and reaching out is definitely at the top of my list.

4.  To be able to control my finances properly. 
Firstly, to be able to sowed to the kingdom of God.  Followed by a ridiculous wish-list of getting a property as a Christmas Gift for myself in year 2014.  Honestly I've did all the calculation it is really impossible to get a house by next year as the Budget 2014 is being such xxx to all of us young working adults, not just in terms of the house pricing but even to get the bank loan approved.  It is merely mission impossible at this moment.  As I'm typing this out, my heart just have a strong vision that I have to trust God fully in this.  Well I didn't want to type this out in the first place but my heart just have this feeling so strong I must write this down although it may sound funny or I might just be embarrassing myself for setting such a new year resolution.  But I truly believe in Him :')

5.  To be able to bring my family members back to Christ.
My dad is still a none believer after all these year and I pray that God will open doors for me to create opportunities for me to bring him one step closer to know Jesus.  As for my mom, brother and popo, I pray for a breakthrough and come back for them, so that they will be rooted in a church in year 2014.

6.  To be able to have the leisure of traveling to other countries. 
Needless to say much? :p

7.  I shall not date anyone. (Haha yes I'm declaring it right now)
Year 2014 is a year of NO REPEATS and I really want to focus on things that I've listed above - I basically have no time to go through all the heartbreaks/relationship issues and I believe the time will come where God will placed that special person in my life. :)

Above all, I still need to ask God once again what He wants me to focus on next year.  I pray that God will stretch us, stretch our hearts and capacity for us to be able to do more.  Like what Pastor said, let us give a little bit more, come to church a little bit more, pray a little bit more, read the bible a little bit more, do a little more and smile a little more.

Once again, I thank God for a wonderful 2013 and I can't wait to kick start 2014 already!

Till then,

p/s: my christmas blogpost will be up soon! :p

Saturday, December 21, 2013

WeChat x Remedy Christmas Party!

Well hello there :) 
Lovin' my santa head gear!

Woohoo! Its my favourite season of the year! 
Exactly 3 more days to Christmas!  Everywhere is just so hyped up with the christmas decoration, how can one not have a christmas party?!

Thanks to WeChat x RemedyKL, I attended my first Christmas party last week at RemedyPLUS, Scott Garden.  Christmas is a season of giving, and RemedyKL is being generous by offering all of us WeChat user a gift! (continue reading to find out more! hehe) 

Who doesn't love christmas gifts?!  :D 

Greeted by these love birds upon revival :) 
Gladys and Sung. 

Such a lovely christmas tree set up by RemedyPLUS right at the entrance!

We love taking pictures with pretty things :)
Me and my partner in crime, I guess she needs no introduction!

By looking at the decorations, Im sure this place is ready for christmas! 
I've always wanted to visit REMEDY at Scott Garden because it is owned by a friend's boyfriend, but unfortunately I always have no time :( 

SO GLAD I made it this time (:
They have awesome live band performances too! 

Darts machines are available as well. 
I guess people just love drinking and partying while competing, hahaha!

Settled down at a table with a bunch of bloggers.
Oh, free beers for us too (:

How can we not camwhore with our cute santa headgear? :P

Finally met Simon's girlfriend, Jesse after so long! :)

and Jackie, my long losttttttt "tauke". 

Jessica, with her awesome signature RED hair (:

Haha #failedshot #overexposure #TziaHasNoNose

They have darts for sale too! 

Spotted this good offer and just have to take a picture of it! :p

There are many pretty girls walking around to remind us to follow REMEDY official account on WeChat! 

Went out and look for Gladys for a picture, and Sung definitely took more than 735484032481 shots to get a perfect one for us. As Gladys said, it is not his calling la. Haha! 

more eye candy! 

Bumped into the long lost babe Shermaine, and Angel too! 

Its been so long since I last saw Bell and Jac! 

and Simon too!
So when should we have our second "drink" session? :p 

WeChat and Remedy is being generous by offering all WeChat user a Christmas Promotion! 
BUY 1st Pint of Guinness/Killkenny @ RM 18 and Get 2nd Pint ABSOLUTELY FREE!

Just scan the QR code below and follow The Remedy Official Account: TheRemedyKL on WeChat! 
Just that simple! :)

Remember to follow TheRemedyKL on WeChat!

Then head over The Remedy, or Remedy Plus at Scott Garden to redeem your second pint of drink for FREE!

See ya :)
Merry Christmas once again y'all