Friday, June 4, 2010

What if your best isn't enough?

When people ask this question, I often find myself not relating but after today's exam, I started doubting myself, my abilities, my all. I try so hard sometimes but get to nowhere and it is indeed hard to keep myself from feeling a tad bit depressed. However, the sunshine in me is still there and I hope that God will not leave me. I do need Him the most when I am trying to hold on and not, never give up.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Being Strong

Sometimes when we're in the midst of exams, we know we've not done a paper as well as others but the only thing to do is to keep strong! It's not wrong for others to be happy and cheerful for a good paper and although it is mighty hard to be happy along with them, the best thing is to hold your head up high and strive for the next paper! JIA YOU JIA YOU JIA YOU!! Having your own sunshine in your heart is a lovely thing! Only the presence of God and his Holy Spirit in you can help you achieve such a positive state.

Monday, February 15, 2010

A Visit from Henry

Henry came to visit today! It was fun =) Hx and I made some sweet potato cookies for him. They tasted quite nice although there was this peculiar 'breadish' sort of feel to them.

Henry told us about Craydon park, which looks good in the snow. He lives somewhere near Wandsworth, which is near to Wimbledon. We found out that tickets to watch the show are priced around GBP25! That is kind of shocking because I think they should be more expensive. Apparently, when you drive a car in London before 6pm, there will be congestion charges at a ridiculously crazy price of GBP28! I was so shocked to find out. However, if you get some other deal like a monthly pass for example, life would be much easier and driving a better experience. =S I didn't know all these things.. I am pretty ashamed of myself, living in London for almost 2 years now and not being aware of these things.

Henry went to watch Iron Man last weekend. It was absolutely funny when I teased him saying that he must have selected that movie, instead of letting Georgia, his daughter do so =P I hope to meet Georgia one day. Up to now, I know she's 13 years old, loves to sing, is a naughty little procrastinator, and is an absolute darling! I know Henry loves her a lot! =)

I was thrilled to find out more about Henry's country of origin, Jamaica. Apparently, English is their first language, although Spanish is taught in schools as well. It's quite interesting to know that.

Henry and Georgia goes swimming sometimes in the weekend, which when mentioned, got me to admit that I can't swim nor float myself!! I told him I would like to go to the Red Sea and just lie down on the waters and he told me he's been to Israel before! On a pilgrimage to the Holy Land! I wish I could bring mommy there next time. He said the food is amazing, the weather super hot, and the sights splendid!!!! I didn't know Israel could be a good place to visit. =D One less thing now of me not knowing. Hehe..

Today was a good day XD

Friday, February 12, 2010


Today is a happy day. Ok, that was a total LIE. Today was an extremely, exceedingly, enormously HAPPY day!!!

1. Henry gave me a box of chocolates and lifted me off the floor in a hug. He totally is a father figure to me. Sayang him alot!
2. I was supposed to sell 10 Valentines lollies today, and the unknown professor I really like bought the 9th/10th for me! And so I completed my sales target!!!
3. My boss got me a Valentine lolly as a reward, just as she promised. And I ended up with 2 lollies now! Can't wait to give one to Deer!
4. I had an amazing lunch of nasi briyani with Khan and another pHd student, which was AWESOME!!! There was lamb and egg and carrots in the fragrant rice. It was so sinful!
5. Make-up and shorts issues Mnite costumes are settled! Plus a GBP1.60 to be spent by my housemate.
6. Deer will be arriving in 45 minutes!!
7. Baking session later!
8. CNY and Valentine's on the same day soon!!!
9. I can call home soon!
10. I got a placement!!!!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Taking pieces of me away

I just watched the latest episode of Grey's Anatomy, the 13th episode of the latest season. There was a part towards the end, when Yang told Mr. Red Head that her previous fiancee took bits and parts of herself away. She loved him but he stripped her off her true self and she changed into something else, thus losing herself in the process. She was being unconsciously pushed towards self submission to her lover. Isn't that sad? What a reflection of something which can happen to anyone of us!

When we love someone, we might give up things that are important to us because we're too busy being in a relationship. Our goals might turn vague, cloudy and distant. I loved the intelligent way the scriptwriters portrayed this. Although GA is peppered with promiscuity and random relationships between the characters, it still does touch on relationships in a most interesting manner. Literature and film are good ways to reach out to the mass public about psychology. Ah, how reminiscent is this! Just like my TOK topic in the year 2008. Memories!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Acknowledge your weaknesses, then deal with them :)

I am a victim of jealousy sometimes. I just figured, I get jealous when I'm not sure about myself. In other words, how insecure I am about my position in the lives of others can make me a monster of jealousy. *laughs*

This is pretty normal in growing up isn't it? We want the people who love us to always keep doing that. If another person slowly creeps into their lives, we might get defensive and exert our so called but non-justified 'ownership' over the people we care about. Indeed, no one has the right to do that. But yet again, not many have the strength to not only think maturely, but feel maturely too. Feelings are immature most of the time. What we are used to feeling in childhood, tends to carry on into adulthood. That's why most of our emotions when invoked, are reminiscent of the way we feel and respond to scenarios since our younger days.

However, the trick is in handling our emotions. If you can't stop but feel them, don't make the excuse that you can't dictate it. We can! I can! Cheers :P

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Food Blogs!

I am afraid of being forgotten. I am afraid of drowning into the crowd and being special to no one. Now I realize how vulnerable I am to the feeling of unimportance. I don't mind if people who are just acquaintances of mine forget me; but to the people whom I hold special, I do not want to be forgotten. At least to a niche of people, I want to be remembered.

On a lighter note, I have this fancy for well written food blogs and would like to share some here. Recently, I watched the movie Julie and Julia and the theme of the movie somehow correlates to the internal fears I have. Nora Ephron was responsible for the screenplay of this movie, just as she was for You've Got Mail and I must tell you, I really really enjoyed this movie. Anyways, the protagonist in the movie started a food blog too, inspired by her role model who is an excellent French cook.

Alright, some of the good food blogs I found:
3. (my friend recommended this one to me. Thanks HX!)
7. (i love the cute videos in this one!!)