Isaiah 41:13 (NKJV)

For I, the LORD your God, will hold your right hand, saying to you, "Fear not, I will help you."

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas is here

Time has gone by and it feels like Christmas is slipping past me, almost unnoticed. One of my favourite Christmas songs has this line:

"Christmas isn't Christmas til it happens in your heart,
somewhere deep inside you is where Christmas really starts..."

I like this song because it rings so true for me.

Truth will always stand to be true. Christmas has already started years ago in my heart. But somehow this year... I've misplaced my Christmas.

I think I'd rather be in a faraway place, all alone, and have Christmas in my heart, than to be where it's supposed to be home, but have lost my Christmas.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

some perks in life

Just as I'm beginning to feel stuck - a sense of being "grounded" even, God added some spice to my life...

Starting with great coffee:

Meeting up old friends:


Enjoying more wine than I've ever had in the last year:

My fav? Riesling.


Over the mountains and the sea, Your river runs with love for me, and I will open up my heart and let the Healer set me free...

It was a well worth, once in a lifetime superb experience! Short though it was (8-10 mins), my pilot did some acrobats in the air for me. Almost similar to, but way better than, 360 degrees roller-coaster. What more, I flew Otago colours!!

How time flies when one's having fun. Adding to the fun, I have time to blog about it!

O Healer, open my heart and set me free indeed.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Central Library @ Otago Uni

Everything looks the same. Yet, it's different.

Dunedin isn't quite Dunedin without the people. That wicked cuppa hot choc from Everyday Gourmet seemed to have lost its oomph without my good companion. It's a good day to be walking around, I miss the walking. A little chilly for a tropical girl like me though.

Many have left. Or are leaving. I'm thankful for the familiar faces still around. It felt like God kept them around for me. But of course, they're here for nobler reasons than that. After all, the world doesn't revolve around me. Neither does Dunedin.

I suppose it's quite the norm to feel out of place. It made me wonder if I ever integrated in the first place.

Or perhaps, I've moved on - this chapter is truly closing.

I'm here to sign off.

Sunday, December 07, 2008

bits and pieces

having just thrown JLPT 2 out of the window today has perhaps made me really want to keep my Japanese. hopefully enough to make me do something about it.


"where am i needed?"

perhaps this too, is the ONE question that i really need to answer.

and perhaps, i do already have the answer to the question.

i just can't fathom how the answer is working out for the question.


i need beautiful sunsets, golden yellow rice fields, sakuras dancing around me, a warm fireplace that sets the heart aglow, pure white soft snow to roll on...


so. what does rebuilding mean to me?

what exactly am i required to rebuild?


i craved for a brownie tonight.


if you're/ have been praying for me... thanks.

i really need it.