Friday, July 31, 2009

For a close friend 给一位好朋友

昨晚,一位好朋友说想约我去喝咖啡。感觉到这位好朋友似乎心情很沉重。去见他以前,不单单为我们的"Coffee fellowship"祷告,也有感动要做一张卡给他。所以就事不宜迟,开工啦!我不单作了一张卡片给他,我把剩下的纸作了书签给他 :)

回到家本来想写blog, 但是忘记带laptop的charger。我真的很享受我们的Coffee Fellowship. 有很深的分享:重担,心情,生活,还有一些很好笑的“过去” :D [wa! 原来你知道我很多的过去呢!而且有一些没有人知道的呢!] 在这个朋友面前,我可以把内心的痛,或者心事都说出来,而且我发现到他的观察力很强哦 :P

虽然我们认识了10多年,但是感谢上帝让我们10多年以后,尽然比以前更Kawan :)

喜欢用祷告结束这个fellowship :)
以后的fellowship, 一定要pray 更多!

朋友,我为你感谢我们的上帝! 加油!我也会继续为你祷告!Free of charge :)
Recipe for this card:
Card Stocks: SU: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Pink Pirouette
Paper: Basic Grey: unconventional
Ink: SU: Chocolate Chip
Stamps: Cheep Talk, God's words (own design)
Others: Sewing machine, Grosgrain ribbon, Round punch and Scallop punch.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

MGC Love station 爱心小站

Aunty Maureen started this "Love station" long time ago and it was kind of sad to see this "pigeon hole" contents nothing, and it is empty and no longer in used. The purpose of this love station is to let brothers and sisters to use any cards in this pigeon hole FREELY to show their concern to anyone in the church. I just have the feelings that.. I want to do something for this!
After my discussion with Td, Td2 and Yunka, I decided to design some 2 minutes cards and I am going to approach the young adults one day to make cards with me together and all the cards will be contributed to this Love Station. There are 24 holes - therefore I might need the 1st 12 designs out by September.

What i did is - I designed some stamps with chinese character. This is because my church is a Chinese church... so it is important to have chinese words :) I made 4 stamps and will use my existing stamps in these note-cards making :)
My target is to have: Birthday cards, Jesus Loves You cards, Get Well Soon cards, Praying for you cards, Cards of encouragements, General cards and.. tell me tell me what do i need?

My 1st 10cm x 10cm note card. I am using the stamp i designed and Upsy Daisy. This is going to be a 2 mins card. I hope they young adult can enjoy making this card :)
Jesus loves you cards. I like the outcome of my stamps :)
Be Happy Card. Supposed to be Jesus Loves you as well.
Get well soon card.

Will try to design more one of these days. :)

More cards for Church (part 2)

I completed 32 cards for my church. These are all quick cards (not too quick though). Finally the birthday cards :) Hope my church will love these cards. The background papers are from a.e.i.o.u. Is a brand of Wrapping paper in Malaysia.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

I love My Cards!

I wasn't in the right mood to work (lots of job in hands!!!!) so decided to give myself a half day off and make 2 baby cards for Sip Koon (she just got a baby girl) and David the Han Onn :) I am very happy with my baby cards :) I hope Sip Koon and Han Onn will like the card too :)

Recipe for this card:
Card stock: China Hui Yuan: Textured White paper, SU: Bashful Blue.
Ink: SU: Bashful Blue
Stamp: SU: For a Friend
Others: Sewing machine, Crocheted mini shoes
Recipe for this card:
Card stock: China Hui Yuan: Textured White paper, SU: Pretty in Pink
Ink: SU: Pretty in Pink
Stamp: SU: For a Friend
Others: Sewing machine, Crocheted mini dress

I realised i have to make 22 cards for friends' birthday in August. Thank God I completed 2 today! I am going to make more tomorrow onwards. Here comes my recipe for below cards.

Card stock: China Hui Yuan: Textured White paper, SU: Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss, More Mustard, Whisper White
Ink: SU: Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip
Stamp: SU: Trendy Trees
Others: Sewing machine, Vanilla Grosgrain ribbon, Vanilla brads

K. Time to go prayer meeting :)

Addicted to White

I love white colour.
and these few days I am addicted in making white cards!

I embossed a textured white card stock with Fifth Avenue Floral embossing folder with my big shot and punch the edge with bullet border punch. Tie it with a ribbon, add on a white button and that's it :) Oh, i embossed the word "FOR YOU" using white embossing powder and heat tool. Opps, my ex-boss might shout at me if he receive this card and says: "Marlene, where is the contrast!" :)

Hope you like this card as I do. Time for coffee with daddy :) Catch up later :)

Sunday, July 26, 2009

茶包与我


在思考自己的角色的时候
忽然感觉到希望自己拥有一个茶包的角色
为什么呢?(让我用积极的角度来衡量这个茶包)

茶包的味道从里面发出
————————> 一切都是由内心发出

茶包让整杯热水充满茶味
————————>用生命影响身旁的人

茶包和冲出来的茶对有益身体
————————>与被影响的人一起为他人带来益处

茶包越冲越淡,但是杯子的茶越来越有味道
————————>完全的付出

茶包干后还可以做香精 :p
————————>死了以后生命依然流传

但是很奇怪....
我却不太喜欢喝茶 :)

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补充:

R说:做人要像茶包, 在高溫沸騰下散出芬芳
Wow, 谢谢R, 这个提醒了我,在压力和逼迫下依然为神作光作盐!

Funny Dream

I was asking around friends in Miri about the price and place to cut my hair these few days. I plan to cut it (not too) short but remove the curly part (cause it is too messy and the weather is too hot!) Like what my brother said: My hair looks so similar with the begger near by our place....

Last night - we talked about this for quite sometime :) Where to cut - Wu Ming Fa, Kelvin Saloon, Pujut 5.... Shu said: Layer. Bar said:keep it lah.

Well, 日有所思,夜有所梦... I even dream about this~!

Here comes my funny dream.... Td and I went to a saloon together with my teddy bear, Xiao Zhong. Td and I were popet-popeting and out of sudden, I was surprised to see my Xiao Zhong permed his hair! Hahahaha! When he reached home, his girlfriend, Xiao Bai get shocked and "has no eyes to see him" :D He became so girl-y! Beh Tahan!

Cute dream huh~

I did share this dream with Khai Soon this morning! Hahaha! Funny!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Card for Yunka and Cake from Yunka

I know it is 8pm ... and I supposed to go fellowship but due to some works, I can't go. However, I just completed my works and now I am preparing myself to join the 2nd part of the fellowship and follow by CAKE DAY!

Yunka will make a cake for us tonight and we will definitely enjoy ourselves later. I made him a very simple thank you card this afternoon. Hope he will like it though :)


The recipe of this card:
Card stocks: SU: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Paper: Tangs' art (the earth)
Ink Pad: SU: Taken with Teal
Stamps: SU: Oval All
Others: Oval Scallop punch, oval punch, Silver brads

(I will post the cake after the fellowship tonight :)

Ok. 8:05! Wow.. it takes me less than 5 mins to write this post. I shall leave home and go to church now!
__________

Ok. Almost time to sleep ... and I just wanna update about my "cake day" :) I thank God for putting good friends surround me - that cheer me and care for me and love me when i am weak or even when i am strong. Ops... long story... better intro the cake :)

Me with the cake made by Yunka

Yunka with me and the cake. :) He is really gifted in making cakes! He is such a blessing to me!

I knew he made this cake with love and care. He knew i love coffee and Ferrero Rocher, and he combined everything into the cake. Layer by layer. Look at this!

Thank you Yunka. Next time will be me - who serve you with my limited skill in cooking :p

马太福音11:28-29

朋友发了一个sms 给我

“耶稣说: "你累了吗?精疲力尽了吗?对宗教的事感到厌倦?到我这里来吧!与我暂避一处,你就能生命复苏。我会指示你如何得到真正得休息。与我同走一段路,也与我一起工作-留心我如何做。学习那从容不迫得恩典节奏。" 马太福音11:28-29

一向来看和合本圣经的我,看到这断经文的时候,有一种很另类的感觉。所以,看着这个sms, 开始思考最近的我是否真的疲倦了。也没有打开我那合和本圣经,因为大概自己也会背了 “凡劳苦担重担的可以到我这里来,….”

是。我真的疲倦了。
是。我真的迷失了。

可能因为自己用很多自己的方法来处理许多的事,因此就很感情用事。
也可能因为自己太在意人,而目标忘记放在上帝的身上,因此容易因为人而受伤。
更可能因为自己从北京回来都还没有时间思考自己的目标和事奉方向就每一天盲目的忙。

再看回这个sms 的时候,仿佛感觉到这个时候的耶稣,打开他的双手,期待我好像那天的梦一样来拥抱他,说: "Little Marlene, 你一定累了吧!哎哟! 不要走太快,慢慢来。 和我一起走,看我怎样做。 OK?”

Marlene: "恩!好leh~"

谢谢朋友的SMS.

哦! 上帝不是故意的 (施以諾)

我一直很喜歡底下這則小故事:

有艘貨輪在一航海的途中沉沒了,一位水手僥倖地活了下來,並漂流到一座小島上。為求生存,他砍了些樹枝與棕櫚葉來搭了一間簡陋的樹屋,就這麼就地住了下來。

他每天禱告:「上帝啊!求您保守我獨自一人在這孤島生活能平安,並幫助我能想辦法離開這裡吧!」他每天這樣禱告,一天過去了,兩天過去了…,直到過了一個月,他仍舊被困在那荒島上。

這天傍晚,他無奈地到海灘上散心,忽然聞到有煙味!趕忙回頭一看,竟是那自己辛辛苦苦搭建、在這島上唯一的屏障~小樹屋著火了!等到他趕到那兒,整棵樹連同樹屋早已化為灰燼!他憤恨地大哭:「上帝啊!你不但不救我,不聽我的禱告,還把我僅有的都給奪去了!」

那天晚上,他就這麼懷著怒氣與不平地躺在沙灘上睡著了。想不到隔天一早,居然有人划著小船來沙灘上搖醒他,並要他跟著他們回到停泊在不遠處大油輪上去。這落難的水手好高興!便問來載他的船員們:「您們怎麼知道我在這兒的呢?」

那些船員回答:「喔!因為我們看到你昨天晚上發的信號彈了啊!」「信號彈?」那落難的水手二丈金鋼摸不著頭地呢喃著,後來才恍然大悟!原來是前一天夜裡的「不幸」事件…..而他,在幾個小時前還為了這事向上帝破口大罵呢!

許多時刻,我們會氣到有一股欲咒罵「天理何在」的衝動,
然而,親愛的讀者,請相信我:
上帝不是故意的,
祂真的不是故意的,

祂不是故意讓您找工作不順,
不是故意讓我們考試失利,
不是故意要讓我們陷入困境,

其實,祂都是「有意」的!

是有意送上一些挫折,
是有意擋擋我們的銳氣,
有意地安排一些化了粧的祝福。

很多事情也許我們當下看來是種「詛咒」,
但實際上卻是上帝的另一種「賜福」。

就像故事中那位水手的遭致一樣,我們在天上的父就是這麼樣地幽默,
喜歡用一些令人怎麼也想不到的帶領來讓世人在最後一刻來個喜出望外!

曾經有許多令我納悶、不平的事情,
現在回過頭來看才覺得:
上帝真的不是故意的!
祂都是有意的,一切的一切都有祂的美意。

猫头鹰的祷告 (张晓风)

上帝啊,请问你在哪里,我从来没有看见过你。

我很想信下去,我一向就信的,我不是一生下来就受过洗吗?可是,我真的不知道你在那里,萤火虫说,他也没看过,虽然他有一盏零点零五支光的灯笼。

如果我看不见,摸不着,你还叫我信,这可真难了。

不但如此,我还听说许多怪玩意,譬如说,他们认为除了黑夜,还有白天,这说法简直荒谬,又说白天里有太阳,太阳一照就显出红的花,绿的草,哎,他们真是什么话都编造得出来!

你想,上帝,这些我从来没有看过的东西怎么会合乎理性呢?而不合理性又怎能存在呢?

从前,那时候我才读小学,常常去参加主日学,好像信得蛮有那么回事。可是,现在我是高中生了,我的眼睛睁得比从前大了,常常在实验室里做物理化学的实验了,信教对我这种知识份子而言,是显得有些落伍了。

昨天晚上,我去拜访小白鸽,听说她是这一带最虔诚的基督徒了,不过我奇怪她为什么那么做,每次我去的时候,她总是在睡觉,我告诉她“一日之计在于晚”的大 道理,可惜她的脑子显然弄不懂。我问她何以会承认有上帝,有太阳,有花,她说她只晓得那是事实,却说不出个所以然来。最后,她送我出门,看见我健步如飞, 把她吓坏了,她说:“咦,你真行,这么黑你也看得见啊?”我这才晓得,原来她所以虔诚是因为她眼睛不好呀!

有时候,我去拜访我的朋友蠧鱼博士,他的住址不太好找,常从这本书搬到那本书,他很有学问,不过他说,他圣经虽吃了好几本,(他的主人是基督徒,很有爱心,常买圣经喂他)却也不知道你在哪里。

你能让我看看吗?或者你显个神迹也行,我已经是个中学生了,我可不能傻里傻气地信呀!

好了,不多说了,有空请到实验室来,我希望能在那里化验你,至少我要捏到你才算数。

对了,有一件事我忘了提一提,我的实验室在第五号橡树的第二百一十三号分枝上,你来的时候小心点找,很容易走错的,请你有空就来——因为我没功夫到你那里去。

More cards for church

As I mentioned in my earlier post, i will make 32 cards for my church. Due to the amount, I have decided to make more quick cards than complicated cards. I managed to complete 16 cards this morning. 4 Designs and 4each.

Set 1: Bible verse: John 3:16 and Psalm 107:1

Recipe for these cards:
Card stocks: SU: Rose Red, Bravo Burgundy, Whisper White
Paper: a.e.i.o.u
Ink Pad: Rose Red
Stamps: John 3:16, Psalm 107:1 (self designed)
Others: Manhattan butterfly punch, sewing machine

Card 2: Birthday card

Recipe for these cards:
Card stocks: SU: Whisper White
Paper: a.e.i.o.u
Ink Pad: Black
Stamps: Family
Others: Yellow buttons

Set 3: Give thanks


Recipe for these cards:
Card stocks: SU: Rose Red, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White
Paper: Tang's
Ink Pad: Rose Red
Stamps: Psalm 107:1 (self designed)
Others: Manhattan punch, sewing machine, buttons

Set 4: Simple cards

Recipe for these cards:
Card stocks: SU: Rose Red, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White
Paper: a.e.i.o.u
Ink Pad: Rose Red
Stamps: SU: Think happy thoughts
Others: Scallop punch, circle punch, Pink Pirouette grosgrain ribbon, buttons

I might not make cards these few days - cause gonna rush for a project :) Ah.. suddenly feel like having Ice-Kacang and continue my works.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Cards for church

One of our church secretaries came to me and asked if i could help in making cards for the church. According to her, she needs some Birthday cards, Thank you cards and praying for you cards :) Most of them are for church pastors, or use them to send to church members. So i decided to use a week time and make 32cards for her (8 designs and 4 each design). I believe this is enough for her to use for a.. year? :) I completed my 1st 4 cards just now. Praying for you cards.

Recipe for these cards:
Card stocks: SU: Black, Basic Grey, Whisper White
Ink Pad: Basic Grey, Versa Mark
Stamps: Prayer Thought, Upsy daisy
Others: White embossing powder, cuttlebug, brads, sewing machine, heat tools.

All the best, Ah Yung

Just came back from airport. Sent Ah Yung off. He is flying to Kuala Lumpur today for his further studies. I saw some students "escape" from class (perhaps with Teacher's permission) to send him off. Wow,.. it was a touching "farewell".

Friends for a secondary school.. opposite "castle" came for surprise.

Guys with Yung

Gals with yung

Non-secondary school friends :)

Hugs before departure. Arggg.. sorry for didn't take all photos

Sending him off. Scenery outside departure hall :)

Yung.. no worry... KL and Miri is JUST 2 hours flight! We will keep you in prayer! Jia you! ok?

Ops... girls crying after he went into departure hall :p

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Happy Birthday again, Amy :)

As my earlier post mentioned, today is Amy's birthday :)

Ksoon came to my office to spend sometime @ my place and he took my iPhone and decided to play a birthday song using one of the softwares - Ocarina. He spent about 10 minutes to master this song and recorded down to give as a gift to his friend, Amy :D
video
Amy, enjoy the song :)
You are blessed to have this good friend - Khai Soon :)

Look at him!

Look at him! Look at him! Ian is so happy with the breakfast delivered by Joanne to our office this morning. Joanne is one of the young adults under Ian's mentor. Oh hor~ I think.... We are both very happy with our "sheep" :)

Gedung is trying to demonstrate what other things that "TuDi" (sheep) can do! Make coffee and massage for Shi Fu! hahaha

原来

原来我害怕见到一位朋友
见到的时候我会莫名其妙的失落
而且我也会躲避
虽然我也不知道为什么
而且不是很常有机会见面

我总感觉自己很令人讨厌
总感觉自己好像做什么都是错的
总感觉自己自讨苦吃
但是感觉自己好像还没有尽足够的力

昨晚我们见面了
我把我心里的话说出来了
我的生气
我的害怕
我的失望
我的痛
我的感受
我的累
我的期待
我的盼望

朋友什么都没有说,只给了我一个拥抱
我就哭了

原来这次的见面
只是一场梦....
但是能够在梦里把话说完
原来也很舒服
原来也是美梦

原来有时候
拥抱是2者之间最好的答案

Ah Yung's Handmade Cards

Yung is leaving us to Kuala Lumpur for further studies tomorrow morning. Few weeks ago, he came to me to ask for my help in making cards for him - so that he could write some words to his best-est friends (top 50!!!!) I designed 2 simple cards for him and it took us 4 hours to complete all 53 cards! He is going to deliver all cards to his friends this morning, so i could post about this now :)

Look @ Yung, seriously cuttlebug-ing and Yung was so happy with his cards!


First series of cards:

Recipe for this series:
Ink pad: SU: Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze, Safora, Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango
Stamps: SU: Branch Out, Great Friend
Card stocks: Malaysia Popular: Basic Brown, Red, Tangerine, Blue, green, pink and red. Base: Ivory card (white, 230gsm)
Others: Spiral punch, Scallop punch, Circle punch, Cuttlebug and Swiss dots embossing folder.

Second series of cards


Recipe for this series:
Ink pad: SU: Chocolate Chip and Baja Breeze
Stamps: SU: Great Friend
Card stocks: SU: Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip. Base: Ivory card (white, 230gsm) Paper: a.e.i.o.u
Others: Scallop punch, Circle punch, Pink and Chocolate Chip grosgain ribbons.

Yung mentioned: he wanna make 2 very special cards for 2 very special persons. Hm... if you are the one who receive one of these cards, you really mean a lot to him :) I took out one of my favourite paper (one of my birthday gifts) and "contributed" in this card. (will check out the name of the paper later)

Here comes all the cards...


I hope all of his Top 53 friends will be touched and happy to receive the card. He made with love and he put so much effort in this. Yung, God will bless you and we will miss you :)

Happy Birthday to Amy :)

Today is Amy's birthday. Amy? Hm... she is a friend of Khai Soon :) I met her last week during the video recording for Yung's farewell :) Happy birthday, Amy :)

Khai Soon called around 6pm yesterday to ask for help - he wanna make a card for Amy and he mentioned that she loves stars - oh and so do i :D

I sketched a card with stars and prepared the material for Khai Soon and we met at the youth center to complete the card :) The outcome is quite nice, Khai Soon! Good Job!


Here comes the recipe:
Card stock: Whisper white,
Papers: Celebration (american craft), Simple Pokka dots (tangerine colour, DWVC)
Stamps: Hero Art: Birthday celebrations
Others: Cuttlebug, Birthday dies, Swiss dots embossing folder, ribbon, brads, silver stars.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

幸福的感觉...

上帝很奇妙.
在我很低落的时候,(因为要准备叔叔的葬礼),而且很压力 (因为发现到ah yung 的video 还没有做好,而且有很多东西要忙), 上帝让可爱的凯顺在星期天借了我几本我最喜欢的magazine 之一,哥妹俩。这几本monthly magazine 真的给了不少的安慰,也让我暂时忘记了压力。感觉到他另类的关怀!谢谢你, 凯顺。

BBQ过了,也因为一个朋友,我周一很不开心。很不好意思那个不开心的脸让Boy Boy and Yung 看到了 :( 就在我知道我Lutong家进贼的时候,Boy Boy 打电话给我确认我还在公司。然后,Ah Yung就忽然来了,还送来一杯ice blended mocha. 这个少年真的很细心!师傅真的很感动!谢谢你Ah Yung! 对了!包装上有一个问题:"如果洗脸的是洗脸盆,那么洗手的呢?猜一成语!" 这么简单!当然是金盆啦!因为金盆洗手!但是金盆洗手是成语meh? hm... :p not sure

刚才,忽然又收到凯顺的惊喜!他送来了我最喜欢的starbucks! 爸爸妈妈还和我抢这杯咖啡。爸爸说:"看你!aiyo.. 感动到这样!" 然后Ian 说:昨天ice blended, 今天starbucks! 那我的youth 呢?" Ian... I know you can't read chinese.... but the secret is - ALWAYS PRAY FOR THEM :p

今天真的很感动!谢谢上帝!谢谢凯顺!谢谢Ah Yung! 谢谢Boy Boy :)

24 hours / 24小时

同一个地方,24小时之内可以那么dramatic.
Monday | 20 July | 6:30pm
Yung 的farewell BBQ



Ah Yung in ACTION :D Kaka 做了超好吃的蛋糕!

师傅& ah yung, TD & Ah Yung 的和照


吃完,哭完(ah yung lah) 就来全体照

All the guys

All the girls (i mean... sisters)
Teachers + 师傅 with Ah Yung

我们离开以后,.... 家进贼了BREAK IN!!!!!!... 看有多乱!
Tuesday | 21 July | 2:00pm
Living Room and guest room

Corridor

Master bedroom

Kitchen

Living room and all doors condition :(

上帝啊!好dramatic 哦!
但是凡事谢恩!至少小偷很清楚-我家没有值钱的东西....
Oh ya! Thank God.
because of this break in - we found the love letter our sister wrote to brother-in-law. 很肉麻!hee hee hee :p Da jie, don't blame us :p they throw on the floor!