Thursday, February 28, 2013

A bittersweet forever

“But this is touching, Severus,” said Dumbledore seriously. “Have you grown to care for the boy, after all?”

“For him?” shouted Snape. “Expecto Patronum!”

From the tip of his wand burst the silver doe. She landed on the office floor, bounded once across the office, and soared out of the window. Dumbledore watched her fly away, and as her silvery glow faded he turned back to Snape, and his eyes were full of tears.

“After all this time?”
Always,” said Snape.

'I love this line that Snape utters when asked if he still loves Lily, after all this time. I love everything it represents - enduring love, the permanence of the series, of books in general, how Hogwarts will always be there to welcome me home, and how I am, always, a writer.'

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Felt the jolts in my bones

Forgot to add in my pictures that the sparkly peplum skirt is from Bugis Street for their signature 10 bucks price!

Wore this frilly blouse and skirt to work and decided to bring my new Statement Muse Collar Chain Link thingy out to play. Looked in the mirror and decided I looked a little too corporate for my taste.
So I threw on a pearl & daisy tie-dye baseball cap & a bag pack to make the outfit more casual.
Slipped on my go-to sandals and I was off to work!

I'm glad that my office doesn't restrict us to a certain dress code- just to look presentable enough if we do meet clients or go out for presentations. So it gives me a wide berth to play with outfits and every morning it gives me a new challenge to see how I can mix my casual clothings with more business-y ones. 

It helps keep my creative juices flowing to create new outfits every day.
Some people use Sudoku, some people meditate, & I like to do dress-up! 

Every one has different ideas of fun.. What's yours? :)

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Happy CNY '13!

It has suddenly sunk in that Feb is here and 2013 may be well gone in a blink of an eye.
Cheers to making every moment count and never to take your loved ones for granted!

Gong xi fa cai! :)

Also, good luck to all my friends rushing their assignments during this festive holiday. 
I'm right here rushing it out with ya!

P.S. I'm actually looking forward to Valentine's day more.. But I'll talk about that again.
For now, it's back to my snacking of bak kwas and sponge cakes!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Where you go, I go

 In the start of the year, some resolutions were being made and one of them is to try and bless people wherever I go. That every day I would never fail to wear on the joy and peace from my Abba and pass that love and kindness on. I think its called 'value-adding'. 
Yes, I want to be a value-adder to the people I meet. 

Every morning I would say a prayer for God to direct my steps so that I will be able to meet someone's need or just brighten up their day by letting them know they are loved. 

Of course it's exciting but nerve-wrecking at the same time.. to sometimes go up to a complete stranger and bless them. But the smiles and conversations that I get so far makes it worth it. It makes your realize that people just need a little more acceptance in their lives and that God has given you that grace to do so.

There was a very grumpy old man serving me as I was buying something. He was practically snarling at me as I fumbled for my coins. I (am only human) wanted to just dump my money into his hands and walk off with a 'Tsk' because of his bad attitude.
But as I was handing the money over, I felt that he might be having a bad day and so was acting this way. I decided to reach into my bag where I'd stored up an angbao (with 2 chocolate coins and a bible verse of prosperity to bless someone).
I gave him the angbao with a big smile and my loudest 'Gong xi fa cai, uncle!'
And wow, his face lighted up.
He started smiling and even chuckled as he thanked me for the angbao.
I told him that it was not real money, but just gold choc coins.
He said he knows its chocolates but his granddaughter likes them.
Then he waved bye to me as I continued on to my train.

This song best sums it up:

"My hands, my feet, my everything, my life, my love.. Lord, use me."