Monday, August 8, 2011

She's Thinking...

If you are not getting as much from life as you want to, then examine the state of your enthusiasm. 
-Norman Vincent Peale-

The above is today's quote that I'd like to look back in one (or more) of my tomorrows. I guess sometimes it just really has to do with the level of enthusiasm we have in us that changes or makes a difference in the way we look or do things in the days that we live on dear planet Earth. It's quite contagious, sometimes, you know - the enthusiasm, I mean. That's the kind of people I'd like to be around with. Yupz.

Something I learned today was about kindness. Hmm...I'm thinking I don't quite have it in me like how some people are. How is it that some people appear to be like saints (or angels if you prefer), and really are that way right from the heart? No mask see their intentions right through. Gosh. I envy them.

Here's a little something I'd like to include in today's post. 

A wise woman who was traveling in the mountains found a precious stone in a stream. The next day she met another traveler who was hungry, and the wise woman opened her bag to share her food. The hungry traveler saw the precious stone and asked the woman to give it to him. She did so without hesitation. The traveler left, rejoicing in his good fortune. He knew the stone was worth enough to give him security for a lifetime. But a few days later he came back to return the stone to the wise woman.

"I've been thinking," he said, "I know how valuable the stone is, but I give it back in the hope that you can give me something even more precious. Give me what you have within you that enabled you to give me the stone."

"The Wise Woman's Stone"
 Author Unknown

Good stories are always worth sharing if it makes the heart feel all good inside...and maybe, even if you won't ever have any idea who was the author of it (like the one above...hehe).

Since there's been zero images for the past few posts, I decide to add in one or two this time. 

I'm not quite a fan of the feline animal kingdom, but somehow some kind of hidden chemistry brought me to this picture. Could it possibly be the cuteness factor?

I love this image!...Because I love hugs where the heart smiles with you. Hehe

Later wish for tomorrow...hope you have a good day ahead. :]

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Simply the 7th...

For the many yesterdays, and how I've gone through them to come to this moment, I'd like to say, "Thank you...I know there's still more heartaches to heal from (and to still heal from the ones that still stings the beating part of me), but still...I want to say, 'Thank you', anyway."

Dear God, please help me to see every day this way with a touch of gratitude in the heart.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Fly Me To Some Place Else

As of now, 2.55 pm on a sunny Friday afternoon, part of my day has been great. Oh yeah! It feels good to feel this way. I'm beaming from inside...would be even better if I could feel this way for at least 3 - 5 days in a week. I'm trying to be a little more realistic...'cause you see, you can't always be in such a splendid mood every - let me add - single day (therefore, 3 - 5 days of being spared from moments of unhappiness...lolz).

Now, lemme count...1...2...3...4... Yup, four things that's causing me to smile from the liver (got this phrase from my favorite book, 'Eat Pray Love'). I'll leave the first three zipped up - not that it's top secret or anything (well maybe a little) - and I'll let you know reason number 4. It's the weekend!... Plus, it's Sabbath tomorrow... Time to get all renewed spiritually. Hehe. I'm trying peeps, I'm's a daily effort to let that part of you grow.

Know what? I've suddenly got this desire to be at some place else...not for that long a period, just maybe a little more than 'awhile'. And, if it can happen, I'll be back because my heart belongs on 'home ground'. Yupz. Most of us are where we are because we chose it. Like for instance, me being right in front of the computer...blogging.

Hmm...just how far will I go to get what I want? 

I hate saying I don't know. Sometimes, I just really want to know, you know. I know you know. Donks!


I hate being all alone here...I wanna be back home. So my choice? I'm logging off and heading back. 

Happy Sabbath y'all!


This quote by Hans Nouwens - I want to post it up here even though it appears on my quote catch right now as I type. I'll lose it by tomorrow that's why. So here goes...

In true love the
smallest distance is too 
great, and the greatest
distance can be

Lawa lah! (Uhh...sorry that's an expression I find hard to 'translate'). If you've got a person who can love you this much, and it won't change now or later, then you're just one lucky person. Gotta appreciate the good things in life - they come by so rare sometimes.

Bye...for real now. ;)

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Breath...This Is Another Day

A picture that I so want to capture right now looks something like this in mind...a single white flower cupped in the palm of my hands with still waters as my background. Well, maybe I'll try to be more flexible with the choice of color.

No camera, specifically a DSLR. I can almost swear I won't stop mentioning 'bout this until I purchase one...or am given one. Dalam mimpi kau lah! [In your dreams lah!]


It's mid-week prayer. This heart says, "Go..." And so, today, this evening, I will listen to that voice. 

Help me to see how precious this life is - the one You gave me to live...sweet or bitter it may be...and help me, too, to say and do the right thing.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011


Sometimes, being all busy like right now is not too bad. It's better than staying at home 24/7 doing nothing and letting my brain rot.

I've got 2 minutes (this is a lie!) to post this up. Yes, I'm giving myself a 'breeze'...whatever the heck that means to you. Ha. 

The bell just finished buzzing. Tata!

Monday, July 18, 2011

In His Eyes...

It is these words that are echoing at the back of my mind right about now...
"Sometimes you have to forget your own hurt, and think about the hurt of others...that's when your prayers change."
Why do we always end up asking from God? We ask to be blessed for this, and then that... and if that's not enough, we ask for so many other things that never seem to come to a definite end. Why this question? Because it was directed once or twice before to a congregation/worship gathering/etc where I happened to be in it.
*Sighs*...Yes, I guess I'm rendered by deep contemplation.

In His Eyes... His love for us does not fall short... It is us who fail to understand just how much we really mean to Him. 

I hope He helps me understand the depth of this love He has for me.

Nite, peeps.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

"She Will Be Loved..."

Just so happened that that's the tune I'm tapping into right now..intentionally (on Windows Media Player) having the same song played over and over again. Please don't throw the word 'lame' at my face. Ha.

Well, who doesn't want to be loved, right? I guess, my words will hold some percentage of truth when I say that we were born with a heart that desires to be loved. 

Oh well, that's not quite what I had intended to blog about (' be loved'). Fellow peeps..I missed blogging. The first two paragraphs were just mere comments to the title of the song that's quietly playing through the speakers. I had wanted to put in a new post on the last day of June. Luck, however, was dry on my side. Now, no thanks to the terrible Internet connection, my archives has one month missing - the chain of posts have been broken. Dang.


You know how it gets when you do things in a rush? Like when you rush blogging something up, you don't get to say all that's in your head. 

That's how it is for me now..wanna say more but the voice at the back of my head is saying, "Hey you..go take your bath and freshen up yourself."

Yup, got a small farewell party to go to in about 15 minutes from now.

I hate goodbyes like this one.


Monday, May 9, 2011

Her Heart Says This...

There's just one thing I'm sharing here today...I want to travel.

Yes, I want to go to some far away place from the usual scenes around me, with one of my girlfriends. And of course, there's definitely no harm if there's more in number to travel with. As the saying goes, 'The more, the merrier'.

I just want a breath of fresh let this mind roam free from the clutters of every day life to be exact. A week long getaway will do me some good. 

All I need is to gear myself with a wallet filled with the right amount of money (plus some extra bit of cash or more), a backpack carrying all a woman's necessities, a stomach ready to be charmed by novel culinary experiences, and...that Digital SLR that I've always wanted. My baby! Pictures...if you can't bring anything else back home, bring some pictures that everyone else can enjoy during  happy family gatherings.

I'm getting all rusty mentally and in spirit. I need to be rejuvenated. Spraying perfume to the bare skin just simply won't do no matter how sweet to the senses or how well-known the brand or how 'wow-ish!' the price tag. Last I've been out of the country was 'plus minus' two years ago. Seems like I'm half way shrivelled to my bones like an orange sitting in the fridge for way too long and that all traces of life has slipped and dissolved into thin air. That's how I'm mentally picturing myself.  

'Punya lah'...itu lah ekspresi orang disini. 

Okay, I'm telling myself it will happen soon. That chance is already on it's way, heading straight at my direction. Whether that's true or not...well hey, gotta cheer myself up with the thoughts of possibilities in the palm of these hands that I've got.

May God bless us with a happy heart...there's nothing bad in that. :)

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

May's Greetings

Guess what? A smile is sketched across the features of my face right now. You'll find out why if you read on. :)

On the afternoon of yesterday, at around this same time, the sun was hidden by clouds that poured out rain...yeah it pretty much rained the whole afternoon yesterday. Total mood killer, I'd say. I slept through the afternoon like a pig (what a pathetic way to picture myself in sleeping mode). Anyway, what really gets me smiling is the change of weather today...this very day. Earlier this morning, I felt that all hope was gone when I saw no promising light to a bright sunshine any time today. So I breathed out a prayer as I mounted the stairs somewhere on this school compound (well more like a conversation to God) which went something like this, "If there's no sunshine today, well at least let it not rain until night time." 

God proved He could do much more than that silent prayer I breathed out. Sometime ago, but not too very long ago (somewhere in March), I heard this particular line of words from a much revered pastor who gave this talk for chapel. I wish I was in the chapel gathering area right from the beginning of his talk. His exact words were, "Tuhan mampu lakukan lebih daripada doa-doa kita". Translated version of that would go, "God can do much more than our prayers." They were just the words I needed to hear at that very moment when my ears had finally tuned in. 

Outside the window, the sun is shining bright and the birds are singing to their own tune of praise. It's enough to make me happy for now. So, thank you, Lord...thank you so very much.

Hehe. Here's the sunshine I was talking about.

I didn't mind the fact that two senior students saw me capturing this scene which I believed to them seemed like there was not a single speck of significance about it. You have no idea how I feel at this very moment. I guess only I will know the story. Or maybe, just one other person. ;)

By the way, here's the continuation of the Serenity Prayer from my previous post. 

Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He would make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.

~Reinhold Niebuhr~ 

I hope so much that this day of next year would be so much a good way of course.

May tonight's rest be filled with inner joy that only God can give. :)

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Let Not Anger Spoil My Day

Serenity Prayer

God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.

To be continued...

My twenty plus years of life has taught me a lot...and I will learn yet even more as I have come to know - some experiences sweet to the taste and many others hard to swallow. Who would have ever thought that life could be so cruel, and that in the moments in between it could be as gentle as the touch of the hands of a loving mother? 

Left and right, and all around, there are questions. For some, all they might probably see are answers rushing towards them. I'd say, 'Wow!' to that if that were really true. Who are 'they' and 'them'? They're people other than the pronoun 'I' or the other similar version of it, 'me'. 

The seconds...they're still moving without ever running out of breath. These words slip by tiptoeing and come whispering to me, "My dear, this day has not yet come to an end.'

Each one's got a story of their own. You and I. Some stories escape the heart synchronizing itself, dancing to the flow of breath. Some choose never to leave, settling in the inner walls of privacy. And sometimes, if it ever does chooses to take a step outside, it goes to just one other soul. That's about as far as it goes. No further.

3pm. And I need to quench this thirst. 
Next to come, a purchase or two later today. That must happen.

Bye for now.