Thursday, February 26, 2009

女子无才便是德

CHUA 说:Marlene, 女子无才便是德。你这么多才,真缺德!
我喜欢这样间接的赞美!

CHUN SIAN 说: 女子无才便是德,有才更难得!
我更喜欢!:D

AH JUN 过后补充: 女子无才便是德,有才太了得!
哈哈! 太喜欢了!

能说出这样的一句话,也是一种才哦~

Finish popet-popet 了

返回认真工作 :(

Monday, February 23, 2009

一起走过的岁月

今天在TD的BLOG看到这张照片!得到她的允许后就post在我的blog
原来我们真的走过了一段很漫长的路,而这断路都让我们回味无穷。


记得小时候,我们一起唱诗班
一起参加歌唱比赛

长大还同台演出
我高中一的时候是我们演出的最后一次: 在一个差传年会上唱二重唱“人们需要主“
 
TD, 怎么我感觉到我们要一起事奉的道路才刚刚开始呢?



原来,很喜欢一起长大的感觉 :)

EH, 奇怪!怎么小时候的TD穿白色我穿蓝色,长大也一样的?
果然是心灵相通

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Last day @ Miri + a letter for my kawan too


I made the card on the left on friday night. I should say is around 1am on saturday morning. I wasn't in the best time to make card - so it took me almost 3hours to complete it. It is a card for Jungleboi - a card of appreciation with some words of encouragement inside. Arg... such simple card took me 3 hours to complete :(

However, before i pack my things, i made the other birthday card for Chung Hock - same paper used - but in different layout :) Oh ya, happy birthday Chung Hock and Sam Ruberti :) Sam, I will make you a card when i reach Beijing ya! [they won't read my blog though but i will send them a gift later - a prayer]

I am going to spend sometime in writing the cards tonight.

However, the time i post this blog - is the time i will depart from my hometown.. and back to the crazy working life :(

I miss Miri and I miss the people i mixed with in Miri. Ok... here a hidden letter for all of them. They might not see it but i just wanna express my gratitude :)

Hei kawan-kawan,

TD - i think i truly enjoy the time i spent with you! I think our friendship and "relationship" reached another level :) Yippee Ya Ya Yippee Yippee ya!

JB - nice meeting you in person :) You are the 1st person who read my blog in front of me! :) And thanks for giving me chance to join your ministry with those KIDS :)

Ruidi, Sandy, Hui, Dr Chua, Sheerah - it is really nice to spend time with all of you during my trip home. I will keep you and your ministry in my prayer :)

Ian - looking fwd to serve together with you!

Rev Caleb - THANKS for your prayers and words of assurance :)

Shi Mu - thanks for the letter :) I read them few times just now. Feel so touched :( Thank you!

Monkeys of SMKL :p really syiok to spend time together yesterday :D

Teens from chung hua - Nice meeting all of you and hope to see some breakthrough when i come back :)

Chun Sian - fear and negative thoughts are not from God. I will keep you in my prayer :) God created you with purpose - to Glorify His name :)

Daddy, mummy, marcus, da jie and b-i-l, I know you might not see this message in my blog - but I really feel heavy heart to leave home this time. I pray that - this home will have more sounds of joy when i come back. Cuz, thanks for wake up so early today to accompany your er-jie for breakfast :) I will miss you the most :) I love you all...

God, thank you for your creations of people above :p Continue bless them abundantly :) Amen.

Me, Oling, Marlene, Si-Fu

Friday, February 20, 2009

祢知道

和两位Jason Ting 吃饭的时候,其中一位Jason 就介绍了天韵的专辑-[祢的手永远比我大] 给我。可能最近因为这个“大手小手”的画面常出现在我眼前,所以对这个专辑充满了好奇。不知道到底神要和我说什么。

今天我买到了这个专辑。先大概听了一遍。发现到了在和我说话的这首歌 - 祢知道

祢没有在我需要安静的时候
给我独处的房间
没有在我需要同伴的时候
给我一张乐意倾听的脸
没有等我准备好的时候
才交给我该学的功课
没有让我太早知道
下一分钟会面对什么样的烦恼

但是(因为)祢却真知道
我生命中最深的需要
每个挑战的临到
只教我明白自己的渺小
因此我渐渐知道
祢在我身边引导最想不到的情境
祢让我随时地
有祢可以依靠

有机会,可以听听
http://www.zanmeishi.com/song/view/ODYzNQ==/

感动

今天,心情其实有一点down。感觉到自己好像做错了一些事。

忧郁的时候,收到了TD 发送的一个sms: "感动" 会是一个很好的部落格题材。

当时候,down的我第一个感觉是 - "哇!需要那么感性的blog吗?!现在 - 谁会来感动我?而且这么随便就被感动 - 可能是感情泛滥的象征哦 :)"

没有想到,几分钟后,我就被感动了
而且用感动来写今天的blog

感动是因为 - 收到一封信
感动是因为 - 是用手写的信
感动是因为 - 还是自己做的卡
感动是因为 - 还用poslaju
更感动的是 - 原来 - 有人还记得我喜欢收到信
最感动的是 - 原来上帝知道我很down, 准备了这个surprise 给我


真的很感动.
谢谢 :) 这张卡,真美丽 :)
谢谢上帝.

Thank You Sheerah :) This is a beautiful card :)

刚刚一个旧同事忽然msn我说:"希望能多看你的blog, 很喜欢。" 这句话也另我感动了

果然 - 我的感情很"泛滥" :)

但是我喜欢

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Reasons for not serving Him

Ruidi sent me this :)
Some of you might have read this before, but I think it is nice to read it again and be encouraged.
At least - i did :)

The next time you feel like GOD can't use you, just remember...
Noah was a drunk
Abraham was too old
Isaac was a daydreamer
Jacob was a liar
Leah was ugly
Joseph was abused
Moses had a stuttering problem
Gideon was afraid
Samson had long hair and was a womanizer
Rahab was a prostitute
Jeremiah and Timothy were too young
David had an affair and was a murderer
Elijah was suicidal
Isaiah preached naked
Jonah ran from God
Naomi was a widow
Job went bankrupt
Peter denied Christ
The Disciples fell asleep while praying
Martha worried about everything

The Samaritan woman was divorced, more than once
Zaccheus was too small
Paul was too religious AND
Lazarus was dead!


What are my excuses of not serving God MORE?

Wonder...

I remember... during the workshop @ Chung Hua - i did ask those teens to shoot a photo to proof that they give the card they made to their mother. I wonder... how many of them actually did... :(

However,... mum was very happy to receive my card that day :) I gave her the card around 1130pm and see - our eyes proof that we were very tired and sleepy :D


Mummy daddy,  i love you :)

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Shout Out to SheetLoad!!!

This is a fun contest @ SheetLoad.

Send a "Shout out" and win a NEW Fiskars border punch! Click here to the link!

SheetLoad is an e-zine for card lovers :) I joint them as guest artist October last year and now i am part of the design team :) I am excited!

Ok.. time to see what i can contribute in this SHOUT OUT! :)

Monday, February 16, 2009

借口有时候很美丽

昨天一个朋友说了这一句话
"要约会也要先找话题或借口阿!不然怎么开始"

忽然感觉到 - 原来借口可以很美丽的。

因为一个借口 - 可以约喜欢的人去喝咖啡。
因为一个借口 - 可以和喜欢的人多见面。
因为一个借口 - 开始了一个很美丽的关系。
因为一个借口 - 让这个关系有更多发展的空间。
因为一个借口 - 让生命多了许多色彩。

当然 - 这些是美丽的借口。



我也用了一个借口-约了一些好朋友聚集在一起。

我知道我可以很直接的说:我要走了,希望和你们多花时间在一起...
但是,我却用选择了用美丽的借口来和大家聚集。

在美里的时间不是很长,但是 - 忽然有一点舍不得的感觉。和以往很不一样。

可能这一断时间 - 除了家人以外, 我有用心的去观察朋友,有用心的去关怀他们,有用心的去参与,也有用心的去付出。

可能因为这些用心,让我感到舍不得。

这一个借口 - 给了我美丽的一天.



再过几天要回去打仗了

开始害怕...

The day! (Valentine's day too!)

After an hour of practicing face painting - finally the day arrived! (It's just next day!) We reached the Boat Club at 2 and did some simple setup. Jungleboi was preparing his "playground" of huge Zorb ball but i didn't take any photos of that :p







Sophia is good in face painting :)

Wookay, warming up!


The carnival started with interesting parade :) I am very touched to see their involvement in this parade :) Adults, Kids... Wow! These are some quick photos :)















Aha, my friends played the roll as clowns that day! Interesting! They are really gifted in this area. I enjoyed their play too. Thanks Ruidi for these photos :) One of them is Mrs Ruidi :) Cute :D






Well, I thank God for most of the kids wanted Tiger and Butterfly. Haha! God, this is amazing! :P I learnt just tiger during my practice the day before :p Well, even a boy who requested for rabbit turned out to be a Tiger after my ""kind suggestion" :p

Boy: I want to be a rabbit
Marlene: You are a cute, lovely, adorable and brave little boy and you wanted to be a rabbit?
He spent sometime put in a thought and then replied "How about a Tiger?"
Marlene: (in heart) Praise The Lord :p
Tadah! Here you go~



Here are some simple try out :p Hee Hee.. I am quite happy about this.







I love these photos, Thanks TD for sending me these. These are lovely! My hand looks so big and the little hand is just so tiny... It reminded me of my hand in God's hand :)


Oh..... Zorb ball area :p Hei, Jun Xian and Guo Xing - you guys did great job too! :D
Fun yet tiring day :)

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day

I ... had a very special V-day today. A tiring V-day but i quite enjoy the time i spent with TD :) 

Talked about V-day, out of sudden, i feel like sharing these very personal "proverbs" about relationship with all of my friends. Well, these "proverbs" has nothing to do with bible - and mainly personal experiences :)
1. Distance creates problems. Problems create distance. 距离产生问题,问题产生距离 (this is VERY PERSONAL ya! i failed in this last time :)
2. Body weight is not a pressure, Height is not a distance, Age is not a problem :) 体重不是压力,身高不是距离,年龄不是问题!
3. I know i scored 80%. I lack of 10% of inner beauty and 10% of appearance only :) 我知道我是十全八美,因为我少了外在美和内在美而已!
4. God is a matchmaker :) 上帝是媒人!

However, in God, nothing is impossible and His match-making is always the best :) A relationship that is based in Him will success :D

Praise the Lord!

ok.. time to work :) will upload the photos about today very soon :)

Enjoy and God loves you.. and He loves me too!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Team Work!

Yippee!

I was invited by Jungleboi and his team to serve in a function tomorrow - Shell Family Day. His team will be doing balloon folding, sand art and face painting. The problem is... there is no one who knows how to do face painting. However, I am willing to help - although i never have experience in drawing face. I didn't even know how to make up for myself :p hee hee.... The term and condition: He has to be my model - for me to practice face painting before tomorrow. Smart Jungleboi brought another kid over this afternoon. So, he became my guinea pig for my 1st pace painting :) Here comes the Not Too Cute + Fear Tiger :)

However, i am not happy with the result (because i didn't get to pain his face as promised!) And I tried again and I think i can see some improvement :p (I hope so) Ha! here comes my artwork - the master piece :) But i believe it looks better on kids' face :p
I have to make 3 boxes for money collections tomorrow and he came over to help. I think, these boxes are nice - and simple - and easily done :) It was joint using 6 mounting boards and a piece of Colour Card Stock. The size is 20cm x 20cm x 20cm. I added white scallop border and a mini stripe of American paper. Thanks Jungleboi in helping me to complete this on time! I think he is happy and amazed as well.

Hopefully tomorrow... we will have FUN FUN FUN! I am looking forward for this!

:D

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

下雨后

深夜...

Marlene: 雨下完了,... 彩虹呢?
Jb: 太暗了,看不到彩虹。只有大大的月亮
Marlene: ... ... ... 啊!我看见了大大的月亮!

和朋友在msn上说完这一句话的时候,忽然很有感触。

很多时候,很想看到自己所期望的,
很希望一切都按照自己所策划的发生。

或者,

很多时候,认为很多事情是理所当然的。
这个以后就一定有那个!
那个以后就一定有这个!

但是往往结果都不是自己所预料的。

夜间大大的月亮,难道不比早晨的彩虹漂亮吗?
彩虹让早晨多了一些色彩,
但是月亮却让整个黑夜有亮光。

真美!

上帝,你的创造和安排真的很美。。。很美 :)

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Card making Workshop @ Chung Hua Miri :)

今天其实廷开心的。和Jungleboi 一起到一所中学去教一班聪明伶俐的学生们做情人节卡给妈妈。

说到Jungleboi, 虽然是我第3次见到他,但是可能我们都是主内一家人,所以不感觉到太陌生。如果妈妈知道我还没有认识他就答应他去教同学们作卡片,她一定会ngi-ngi-ngo-ngo: "Oling, 都几岁了,不要和陌生人说话!” :)哈哈

因为买不到材料的关系,我只好改变自己的计划。用我仅有一张的Basic Grey paper, 切成了10 小张,然后设计出这卡片。本来以为简单就好,但是怕他们会觉得太简单,根本不用功夫,所以就想了一些比较复杂的卡片,也让他们experience PUNCHES 和STAMPS 的Syiok-感!
第一批来了7位同学。我只记得几个人的名字!下一次,一定会尽量记得全部!没办法,人老了,记性不是很好。我最记得凯顺,Johan, 双雄,什么镇,ah! help :p 当然boy boy 因为觉得自己当天不帅,所以不愿意一起拍照!怎样?他们的卡片不错吧!果然名师出高徒 :p just kidding :)

其实当时有一件事很感动我,就是凯顺问我: 你找到手表了吗?忽然间 - 真的有点感动。他记性真好,果然还年轻 :) 看,一句简单的问候,可能可以改变一个人一天的心情哦!
第2批,我就作比较简单的卡片。这个是几天前计划好的。
来的人只有2位 - 荣兴和Augustine. 会记得他们是因为这一班的人不是很多,所以有更多的机会慢慢接触。自然而然,就记住了。
Jungleboi 也自己动手做一张给他的妈妈!记得,你对同学们说过送妈妈的时候要拍照哦!所以自己不要忘记要有好榜样哦!


Thanks for organized this :) I truly enjoy -loh :)

PART 2: (extended workshop)

oh! Never thought of we will have part 2 after the morning class :) The kids came to my house at night after the prayer meeting and made their 2nd card :) Of course for Girl friend la :) Now i remember Ah Kit :) He is so funny. It is very heart warming to see these kids putting effort and heart in making their card. "Gan dong" :)

From left to right: Shifu, Michelle, Jing Zhen, Ah Kit and... and.... and.. Bao Zhen! Thanks JB! :)


Sunday, February 08, 2009

Better than I

God, where is my next destination?
Miri? Beijing? or... Where? Where? Where?

I thirst for your words!
I thirst for your way!
Show me your way, O God!
Show me your will!

and I will follow.

Because You know better than I.
You created me
and You love me.

Thank you God.

Suddenly thought of this song again...... 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcgpExqkLwE

BETTER THAN I
I thought I did what's right,
I thought I had the answers,
I thought I choose the surest road,
But that road brought me here。

So I put up a fight,
And told you how to help me,
Now just when I have given up,
The truth is coming clear。

Chorus
You know better then I,
You know the way,
I've let go, the need to know why,
For You know better then I。

If this has been a test,
And faith has made it easy,
To see the best thing I can do,
Is put my trust in You。

Chorus
You know better then I,
You know the way,
I've let go, the need to know why,
For You know better then I。

I saw one cloud and thought it was a sky,
I saw bird and thought that I could follow,
But it was You who taught that bird to fly,
If I let You reach me, Will You teach me。

You know better then I
You know the way
I've let go, the need to know why
I take what answer, You supply
For You know better then I

今天

今天很

开心:宝贝弟弟给了我一台iPhone :) (没有白疼他)
乌龙:把车钥匙留在一家餐厅 (为什么我那么大头虾?)
感恩:朋友帮忙把钥匙找到了 (谢谢大家! )
享受:和一班"小朋友"在一起的时间 (也不是很小啦)
轻松:和中学朋友嬉哈的时间!
喜乐:又可以在教会侍奉神,而且修改了ppt 和 程序单
伤心:手表还没有找到 :(
累 :找了几家店- 都还没有找到我要的纸 :(
压力:明天packaging proposal deadline 了,但是我还没有做好 :(
想念:爸爸


不想花太多时间:写blog


今晚还有很多事情要办.....


加油!

Friday, February 06, 2009

Happy Birthday to Sharon!

I made a card and wrap the gift for Sharon yesterday night. Looks ok :p I quite happy with this.

YES! Another birthday celebration this month! It is Sharon's birthday!

I met Sharon when I was 7 (right?) We joint the same sunday school, same choir, same primary school (but she is younger than me) , we learnt the same musical instrument and we hang around often even when we were 16 or 18. She is very skinny tall and I love her like my own sister just the way she is :)

I am so happy that I could spent sometime with her today. I feel bad for not singing the birthday song loudly. I promise, I will do so tonight when i see her again after church choir.

We had lunch together @ a HALAL dim sum place. The taste of that Dim Sum is kind of.. weird but taste good! It makes me feel healthy when partake the food :p


I finally met Jungleboi (the blog friend) and he is a good friend of Sharon as well.

I was amazed when Ah Hui took out a card made by Sheerah from his bag. Wow, he carries the card everywhere! AMAZING! Congrats to the card - fall on the right person - a person who appreciate :)
Ok. Be back after church choir practice :)

OK. I am back :) I met a kid who read my blog sometimes and spent time with him and Sharon after church service! He was surprised to know it is Sharon's birthday so he sang her a birthday song :)
video
Boy Boy, 很高兴认识你!记得,不要那么夜回家!加油!好好发挥你的才华!

Sharon, hope you truly enjoyed this day :) Happy Birthday :)