Friday, July 27, 2007

Dinner at QEII :)

VIP Dining with a View

Classic Lightings

Lobster ! Yum Yum!

Cough Mixture! ;)

Grass! Grassy Grass! hoho!

QEII, Penang - truly an extra ordinary place to be. The deco is tastefully done and the environment blends very well with each other. Got to thank Aunty A for letting us view the ‘private collections’ and touring us around the outlet. Lol – I am pretty impress with the toilet door – apparently Channel, Japan inspiration! :)

Food is fantastic – lol – Uncle TC is probably right – we had the best of everything because we went Chinese style dining on western cuisine. Dessert was happy endings – when Isabel says “we’ll have everything on the menu”! Hahaha! My recommendation? E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G!

However, true discovery for the night - don’t know if you guys did but I heard this many times - ‘if you mix the type of alcohol you drink you will get drunk’. Uncle TC just proven the theory wrong – lol! Started with beer then to wine and finish with whiskey – and I am saying like not just a glass of each – he is still going back to office to work after dinner. This is so cool!! Hahaha!
Thanks to Dato’ Uncle (haha! Love getting on his nerve - I am so enjoying this) for the invitation! We 3 sisters truly get to be ‘kampungan’ all over again!! Baby G – I am so not to drink that grass drink and cough mixture the next round! Lol!! Where are we dining next?

Morning Meditation

I revive my morning meditation practice this week – lol – ya was being a little lazy and busy the last few months. :)

And one of the answers was discovered to my writing on ‘LOST’ the day before. For me is like, WOW, when we write down and communicate to the universe the universe does feedback! :) The answer just came. I was like amazed! LOL!
I know one person will be truly curious to know my breakthrough because we were having this 5 hours conversation on Tuesday night and he kept pestering me on what open up for me from the sharing that night. *wink* Sorry dearest I wasn’t exactly evading your question on purpose, I was just afraid to face it. Well gotto thank you for being so understanding and letting me off the hook at night. It is true that there is no way when two people share and nothing opens up. Will share with you when we see each other next.

However, I love today’s contemplation for me – ‘Going to the Post Office’

Thoreau -
“You may depend on it, that poor fellow who walks away with the greatest number of letters, proud of his extensive correspondence, has not heard from himself this long while”

Do we listen to ourselves? What does our heart, our mind and our soul says? Do we hear the voices of passion and love, voices of virtue and wisdom? What do I hear in my voice? What do you hear in yours?

I am putting a more solid ground to my life starting 2 nights ago – a promise of more time for quiet contemplation, more time for writing and developing ideas/vision/dreams.

Love this quote I came across last night,

Ralph Waldo Emerson:
What I must do is all that concerns me, not what the people think. This rule, equally arduous in actual and intellectual life, may serve for the whole distinction between greatness and meanness. It is the harder, because you will always find those who think they know what your duty is better than you know it. It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great person is one who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.

If any of you out there have something to share, do post it! :) Would love to hear your view.

Dinner Experience at Feringghi Grill

The VIP dining room

The Chandelier

Dessert - Yummy!
More Dessert - Yummy Yummy!

Elmo decided to join us for dinner. :)

I have been dreaming to dine here ever since God knows when but never seems to find someone who is either interested, free or in the same state (right Mr R.Ong?) to dine.

Yet as usual, God's plan is always the most beautiful - my first time at Feringghi Grill will be another lifetime experience of fine dining!

The dinner certain draw a lot of W-O-W factors - VIP room dining, beautifully decorate long table, meticulous layout of cutlery – is just amazing! Yet we are all so casual, totally laid back and relax – the waiters just laugh so much with us or maybe even at us! :)

The food – PASTA by the King of Pasta – Vincenzo Spinosi currently the visiting Chef at Rasa Sayang so we gotto try his entire signature dish menu. I love the selection we we order because we ordered E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G on the menu, including desserts. Hahaha… and even the desserts are made of pastas! It is a truly unique menu. Raspberry pasta mix dessert! Crazy fun!

Lucky I SOS phone on the right day. I enjoyed myself so much last night – laughing and laughing! Thanks Aaron for the invitation and thanks ‘Tai Loh’ Nikko for dinner! You both are AWESOME!

My New Toy!

My new toy :)

Nokia 6300 - Voted Stuff Reader's Choice 2007 - Best Mobile Phone! Truly thin, classy and in every way sophisticated

However not only the phone is cool, but I find the process of buying the phone truly inconceivable. I was having lunch with ‘The Lunch Gang’ – Aaron, Wilfred etc on Thursday at Gurney Plaza. As gadget kings (ya fully updated walking gadget dictionary) they swap out their new, latest, very sophisticated phone, communicator etc – wow – truly charming! [For the record they all carry at least 2 mobiles each]. So I shared that I am looking to change my mobile and probing to find out which phone is better. Without hesitation Wilfred just said, let’s go mobile shopping after lunch. So off we go after lunch, to this shop in Gurney – Wilfred shows me the Nokia 6300 and there was an offer on the phone. What’s cool is Kok Hing upon hearing I want to buy the phone call his friend and strike a very good deal there and then on the phone. He collected the phone for me the very night and Voila I got my phone when we had lunch at Sky the next day! Hahaha! Talking about service, efficiency and network marketing! I got all that experience in buying a mobile phone – a truly undefined Penang Cultural Experience! :)

Of course that is not the end of the story, hahaha, me being me is just ‘dumb’ when it comes to electronics. I had problem transferring data from my old phone to the new. So I went for S-O-S service – hahaha - thanks to Aaron, Nikko and Kok Hing – they have to – er all I know is ‘bluetooh’, ‘PC Suite’, ‘search’, ‘press ok button’ and again VOILA is all done!!

Hey guys – really thank you. Is a wonderful mobile buying experience – maybe you all want to diverse your business? *wink**wink* I better remember to pay for my phone! hahaha!

World Music Festival - Penang

Ashwin - The Man! :)

Nikko - our "Tai Loh" - 2nd day

Us on the 1st day!

Me and Jojo! We actually wearing the same blue. Day 1!

Note *mhm - a little drawback of the rain thot I find - we did not take much pictures even so many of us are there. Daniel finally got his Nikon SLR but gotto hide it in the bag. I did not get the picture with the rest too. lol. Poor Terence take pictures for us but dun get to take for himself. Next year, Dan - we going to ask Ash for this special XSC space where we can drink and dance all night! Brother you heard [READ] us okie!! Where was the free flow of beer? *wink**wink*

It such a fantastic event and I am so proud of you Ashwin - the Project Manager! Brother you make us all proud - for having this great idea to bring it to Penang, for all the hard work put into organizing this event - gosh - it is truly the talk of the town. Everyone I meet during the week was like - hey you going to the world music fest this week? where is taman kuari?. You are a true born marketer my dear!

I know there is the rain – but you know what – you are so right – is MUSIC – people who is passionate about music don’t mind the rain! They will be there anyway and judging from the crowd that night – we love the music in the rain! Hahaha!

Got to say Saturday finale was the best – my favorite. They are truly A-W-E-S-O-M-E. I found myself drawn to the guitar and flute sound this time around. Don’t know why, not exactly before but this time these two musical instruments draw me to them. Mhm I am curious too! Can’t wait to get the video clips from Nikko!

Look forward to your Jazz Fest next Ash, and I truly love the ‘See you in 2008’ banner joke! :)

p/s: Jay just send me the song we heard that night from that last group on Sat - wow is so good. Well he is not telling me how he got it thot - magic he says - lol. Anyway thanks!! Its really good!

Wednesday, July 25, 2007


After so many months I realize that there is a part of my emotion emerges - I am still denying it, not feeling it, just afraid. I guess I can’t put it into words – for if I can it will already be clear for me. Anyway this morning this song strikes me – don’t know why but I don’t need an answer for everything right - but it is definately for a reason. Of course we "don’t have to rationalize and analyze every single thing in our life" – *hint**hint* - *wink**wink*
I can't believe it's over
I watched the whole thing fall
And I never saw the writing that was on the wall
If I'd only knew
The days were slipping past
That the good things never last
That you were crying
Summer turned to winter
And the snow it turned to rain
And the rain turned into tears upon your face
I hardly recognized the girl you are today
And god I hope it's not too late
It's not too late'
Cause you are not alone
I'm always there with you
And we'll get lost together
Till the light comes pouring through'
Cause when you feel like you're done
And the darkness has won
Babe, you're not lost
When your worlds crashing down
And you can't bear the thought
I said, babe, you're not lost
Life can show no mercy
It can tear your soul apart
It can make you feel like you've gone crazy
But you're not
Things have seem to changed
There's one thing that's still the same
In my heart you have remained
And we can fly fly fly away
'Cause you are not alone
And I am there with you
And we'll get lost together
Till the light comes pouring through'
Cause when you feel like you're done
And the darkness has won
Babe, you're not lost
When the worlds crashing down
And you can not bear to crawl
I said, baby, you're not lost

Memories of Melbourne

Had some time after class last night, totally exhausted from work, studying, partying and everything - then some nostalgic moment and creativity transpire… my reminiscing is always of Melbourne. Maybe I was once really really happy there…

Max Brenner, Koko Black, Opera n Plays,
They sound like so far away,

Trampoline ice cream - is all in my dream,
Cold Rock with Kit Kat, there is more that I can get,
They both lies in that Glenferrie stretch,

Pancakes at Stoker, by the fire
Brings back memory I so desire,

Il Dolce Freddo for durian ice cream with dinner at Lygon, such a bygone,
Fish n Chips @ Williamstown, can even remember the Kilpatrick Oysters now,

Ruan Thai, where laughters made us high,
Miss Marple's scone and tea, can just make me heart go 'weeeeee',

Bridge Road to Bourke Street, even I found those seductive,
Chadstone and Chapel Street, no way I could resist,

Mt Dandenong, the memory in my mind still so strong,
there was a space I felt totally belong,

There was Fitzroy Garden, where I will visit so often,
it was the answer to all those questions,

Strolling along Yarra alone is something I would always do,
It helps me remember those precious times with you,

All memories lead me back to Melbourne, four years ago;
did I fell in love with the place or did I with you?

Monday, July 23, 2007


:P just finish a 3 hours meeting – straight – mind blowing. The only news is that I slept at 5am last night finishing some work. I am so t-i-r-e-d mentally. Craving for some time and space – my brain… got another meeting in ½ hour time and a business meeting tonight - wonder how I can sustain it.

Really craving for some quiet time, ‘too many minds’ [Last Samurai] and too many things in my mind – maybe I’ll do my beach walk tomorrow – been a while since I did that. Mhm… sand.. sand.. ;)

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Party week!!

Just finished reading: Harville Hendrix - Keeping the Love You Find
Currently Reading:
(1) Kybalion
(2) Entering the Castle – Caroline Myss (Been waiting for this book since February, I am ready for it I guess, was sitting there on The Curve ‘s Border’s book shelf, the only one left)
(3) Harry Potter – Deathly Hallows

Just watched: Harry Porter Order of the Phoenix (This is crazy, we walk out from Music Fest wet and say hey lets go watch Midnight – that’s how all of us ended up there! ;) Thank God for Thomas! Hehehe!! Love it – the movie is good, only thing is that too many emotions all cramp into a short space of time. My favorite scene – part where Voldemort was trying to possess Harry and Dumbledore says something like this “It is not the similarities you possess Harry, is in the difference and you have the choice” and Harry said to Voldemort “You’re the weak one. And you’ll never know love, or friendship..and I feel sorry for you”. Yes is beautiful when love always triumph over everything. It shows us we all have the choice to choose, and the choice is always ours. There also the part when Harry was talking to Luna at the end and Luna says “Things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end if not always in the way we expect.” I realize it dawn itself on me – how true the quote was. How things are truly eternal and there is no way we can lost them.
Want to watch: BABEL (still searching, mhm wonder if its in my house or HJ's)

Just listened: Stacey Kent - You've got a friend, Marianna Leporace - IF
Now listening: Michael Buble – Call Me Irresponsible (Complimentary of HuiJing, stolen from Joanna)

Is a full pack partying type of week - Eric arrive from KL on Tuesday Midnight , Jo pick him up. Grace is back home and free to hang out - WOW can imagine the fun we had - Wii, Dinner & Shopping, Pasar Malam etc. Most of all so much laughters - all for A-P-O-M! :)

CS and LM arrived on Friday, living with me, we basically hang-out, shop, eat, have fun, movies - and looks like everyone is in Gurney Dome on the saturday - hahaha.. I realise now 6-8 of us was having lunch then. Thot dun know why CHT is there - hahaha - and refuse to bring the Harry Porter receipt for MPH... sigh! lol.. well nothing stop Jenn from what she wants I guess - ended up getting it from Tesco anyway! hahahaa..somemore cheap!

and Mr Dom Quah SC is back from melbourne - gosh full on aussie accent - we don't understand you half the time mate! hahaha! Well he won't admit I am the me he saw in melbourne. Lol! I still like the reaction he gave Jojo - "That is so not your sister" hahaha

There was also World Music Festival, CLS Food and Fun Fair - is just such a crazy partying week. I only had 3 hours sleep every night... still is all worth it!

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Happy Birthday Darling Vae!

What makes a Best Friend?


Lin - Thank you for always being there for me, for trusting me with your deepest thoughts and sharing them so sincerely with me. You are the strongest woman of all the women I ever meet. Darling, you have all it takes to be happy and successful; no one has it like you! You will always be an inspiration to me. You are very real as a person and straight forward in your opinions. That is what I cherish most about our friendship.

You be on your soul searching journey soon – London-Spain. No better choice! I am sure you will be mesmerized by the culture, art and architecture they held for generations. Most of all you will be touch by the warmth of the people because you are such a warm person at heart. Enjoy your holiday, may it be filled with breakthroughs for you like mine for me. We will be enjoying a holiday together very soon in October and then you can tell me all about it. *wink**wink* Arrangement all confirm and done. Will see you very very soon!

Happy birthday Today - 19072007

With gratitude for the values you uphold, the trust and faith you give, the dreams you believe, the legacy of love you pass along – let’s celebrate!!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Profound weekend

This got to be the best things that happen to me!! Is just got to be the most powerful course I ever went thru. It is very hard to communicate it in words - very well like I wish but is just an entire experience by itself. I love Kat's description of it –


It total a new concept, to be at the space of consciously picking to be ‘I don’t know, I don’t know’ – a space where there is nothing but possibilities. It is a place where not innovation but invention takes place. A space where creativity lives. I know a lot of us now would have probably gone over Joseph Murphy’s Power of the Subconscious Mind. What I am saying here is – taking that in mind, bringing forth the subconscious to the level of consciousness and basing our life on that concept.

The biggest opening for me was when I walk thru that door after lunch on Sunday, and look around my course mates. I see myself in everyone. I acknowledge that part in me as they reflect to me and say – wow this is all about ‘we are all one’. This is all about us being connected to each other as one. At that very moment, I went into a deeper level of inner bliss and I found another level of letting go surface. I was in ecstasy!

Mom and JoJo also went thru the course together, and found a lot of breakthrough for themselves. I am so proud with JoJo’s sharing; my sister is really turning into a powerful, confident and assertive woman! I will not share what it is for her and mom because I strongly feel is a very personal experience in itself. I will leave the space for them to express it on their own if they ever want to. I am just filled with joy the transformation that we have during those days!

Despite the hard work and training for 3 days, we manage to indulge ourselves in very good meals for lunch and dinner. :) The luxury of traveling with mom and JoJo – shopping, dining and discover of new places to eat!

To my two angels I am staying with, thank you for extending such warm hospitality. They literally pamper us crazy - big and spacious room, breakfast on the table, a maid to do everything plus massage for me at night! Hahaha! Thank you CS and LM!! Thank you Cham Pai – you are so sweet. I will be in KL very very often!! Hahaha!

I also had a great time catching up with Jimmy and Tina after their trip to Bangkok and before they leave back to San Fran! I will see you both very very soon!!! I miss you both already!

And my trip is never complete with ET’s company. Thanks for being my chauffer, my clown and for picking on me! I know you miss me – can’t do anything since I am so adorable. Hahaha! Thanks for being so sweet and I love the optimism you hold in life and how you could laugh about everything – excluding wanting to throw me off the cliff. Hahaha!!

Thank you all for making my trip to KL so memorable, powerful and totally ASTOUDING!

Escalating good news

oh ya - pls welcome Tim Tam to the family! Apparently he was sitting there waiting for me for breakfast @ Evergreen Laurel. *wink**wink* Why Tim Tam? Well the first dog I fell in love with was Cookie and then my sister got Oreo - so this one shall be Tim Tam - also because I am missing Australia so much! Thanks to my two dearest, I love this belated birthday present!

Just finished reading: Harville Hendrix - Keeping the Love You Find
Currently Reading: Kybalion

Just watched: Die Hard ( Laughing all through the movie, is just so good after such a tiring week to laugh like that – well Mr Most Eligible Bachelor is going to gloat and take all the credit, right? *wink* Love the jokes!)
Want to watch: Harry Porter Order of the Phoenix, BABEL (recommended by a very good friend, must go and look at HuiJing's DVD stash - is definetely going to be good - why? U ask why? Cos Brad Pitt mah - hahaha)

Just listened: Stacey Kent - You've got a friend, Marianna Leporace - IF
Now listening: Michael Buble – Call Me Irresponsible (Complimentary of HuiJing, stolen from Joanna)

This week is still very H-I-G-H. Imagine the flow of energy from nostalgic to ECSTATIC. Is crazy! I was so smart to walk into my own door last week, literally just walk into it. Thank God for that I ‘woke up’ I guess. Hahaha! Really like woke up to a breakthrough. I am on my knees again! Just as I was getting hook to the feelings of being nostalgic, thinking the last 6 months of amazing and life changing experience I went through, the energy came and bring me to a higher level of excitement. WOW! WOW! WOW!

I cannot believe the amount of good news – in fact GREAT news I receive. Is truly the Goddess of Tyche’s energy flowing this week – is mind blowing for me! Furthermore it hits me since Monday – 1st day of the week – WOW! The Goddess of Fortune certainly brings life changing news – two particular news that will change the whole direction of my life.I wish I could share, I will later, when the time is right – there is a time for everything, this is not the time yet. :) The mood is EUPHORIC!

I just want to say Thank You for trusting me and believing in me. Thank You for having such a high regard on me. Thank you for loving me.

I also want someone to know - I am so proud of you, brings me to tears of joy when I heard the news. Congratulations from my heart and soul! I so want to tell the world. Yet as always, you are someone so humble and down to earth, ‘Humility’ at the truest level. You will always be the person I admire most in the world.

Other flow of great news –

Congratulations Dr Hide! My uni-mate in Melbourne who is now doing his POST doctorate research in Pennsylvania. You make me proud! Lol… another Post Doctorate – starting my Doctorate now is also a challenge for me d, how to do post-PhD? Stanford send me a broacher last week – so tempting.

Baby Grace – CONGRATULATIONS!! You made it!!! We are all so proud of you! We share your joy!! Girl power!!

My four ‘uncles’ – Congratulations on your ‘Grandfathership’ *grin* ;) Indeed we are all pleased to share this milestone with all of you.

JA – Congratulations for the increment in your ‘toy fund’. Any donations over to Jenn Toy Fund? 1 – 2.70 leh! *wink**wink* I also want new toy!! Hahaha!

Highly likely to return to Aussie in September – time to polish my clubs! Hahaha!

San Fran - LA – “San Diego – Mexico – Las Vegas’s” trip is also more solid now – late 1st quarter next year.

Vae’s leaving for London-Spain, I so want to go but I think Jon will kill me if I tell him I need more leave. Hahaha! So *jealous* imagining she and Yen Wei shopping in London – sigh!! Best friends! *blek*

Is the most tiring week for me this week, thanks to the adrenaline charge it helps keep me awake, I only got 3 hours a day! I so want to sleep! Spending the weekend in KL. I wrote about time last week - God can I have 27 hours a day, then I get 6 hours to sleep at least! hahaha! Anyhow all the celebration of news is making it worth it!

Oh ya, this week also highlight the date with 'Penang Most Eligible Bachelor' certainly blogging material kind of date - but I won't say anything except usually I am the one crying this time is kind of unique - he 'drop some tears' in front of me - right? *wink**wink* I am just mirroring your 'ruthless' standards dear. :)

After thots: Trust the flow of life!

Monday, July 9, 2007

A week of Love and Marriages

Just finished reading: Harville Hendrix - Keeping the Love You Find
Powerful and insightful about relationship in the modern sense, talk about the basic and core of human instinct wanting to be loved, arguing why being single is the ideal position to learn and improve the chances of finding and keeping love, also filled with tools that help me review my goals, fears and dreams. Touch on the Imago and why ultimately being in a relationship is the only way to transformation. Can be a little technical and dry for one who is not familiar with psychological terms and theories. Love the part that says that, is best to live one’s life to the fullest being at any stage. If you are single then enjoy the single life to the best, if not, there is a very likely that even at 60 some seek a divorce just to fulfill the soul’s journey of walking a single’s life. Deep thot.
Currently Reading: Kybalion (Need time to digest this – more profound than I can gather – love and hook on the principle of correspondence and principle of polarity. Maybe I’ll write more on this later) and Jared Diamond's Collapse (putting this aside first, cannot take 2 heavy conceptual books in one goal).

p/s: I realize arranging/spacing reading material systematically can be a powerful practice.

Just watched: Ocean 13 (Good… very good… very very good. WHY? Cos there is Brad Pitt lor. Hahaha!)
Want to watch: Die Hard (3 adults cannot decide on a date because they are either busy sitting in Sega’s drinking Guinness in the afternoon and too drunk to watch a movie or busy match making)

Just listened: Stacey Kent - You've got a friend, Marianna Leporace - IF
Now listening: Michael Buble – Call Me Irresponsible (Complimentary of HuiJing, stolen from Joanna) hahaha!! It good as usual – cos is Michael Buble. Some songs reminded me of some very good times in my life! Sunshine is also listening to Buble but the older album – the one with Home in it. Makes him miss home. When you coming back? TPTL – TPTL – TPTL! Then someone needs to drive that car… your sound system need tuning… come back ler.

Hehehe! A little sick this week –and it’s just pack with work and Nikko Tan’s wedding! Yes bro, how lucky you are to make half the Penang busy for your wedding! Hehehe! It truly one of those fairy tale like wedding – the theme for the GHotel ‘English Garden’ is truly what the theme name repute it to be. Roses, lilies, orchids, flaunt with hundreds of candles all around the ballroom with little bulb lights on the background of Nikko and Mandy’s name – Enchanting! Wilfred and Kean Beng’s speech acclaim as the highlight – the Hokkien words we learn and master after that – thot they can start writing a dictionary. Hahaha! The night as 32 was full of fun... casual, laid back and friendly – exactly the personality of the bridegroom himself! The fun we have – intoxicated (purely becos of the drinks) hahaha! Thanks to Wilfred - my driver and photographer for the night *wink**wink* and is great finally to meet Nikky!

Also highlight for the week is Min & Wil’s return from NY and Jimmy & Tina’s return from San Fran.

Was great hanging out with Min and Wil again. Hahaha! I-Phone – can’t believe Wil walk into the store the day they launch –enjoying the red carpet treatment and spend 2 hours looking at it then NOT BUYING!!!! Wil seriously try the dog trick then if it works – I’ll get my consultancy charges in the form of the I-Phone! Anyway, love the dinner company, thanks for the love and concern and that very wise piece of advice! It is reminiscing to be able to enter that space of ‘American’ way of life again. Hahaha! Thanks for taking my stuff back for me – so *happy* “New York” is finally sitting on my table now. *grin*! Mhm.. too bad never bring back a New York boyfriend for me and still teasing me about the Korean boys!

It is great to finally see MS again, as ‘charming’ and ‘lovable’ as before – complain I never inform him about me leaving for the States – sigh I wonder who is the one spending months in New York without telling me!! I won’t comment further – scare of his ‘powderful’ sense of language. My co-author to be certainly has his reputation to keep!

Tina and Jimmy’s back from San Fran *Huray* and they brought me a very lovely gift! Limited edition eh, dun play play! :) Hehehe! Thank you thank you!! Love it!! Great to finally find time to catch up with Tina, miss those times when we talk till wee hours in the morning or us bullying Jimmy! I will always remember the love you both showered me while I was there.

Now I am nostalgic again – cheekily this time I am missing US. Still a very lovely dovey week – and with all the marriages – 070707


Nikko & Mandy
Anson n Karen
PK & Jin

May you be blessed with the joy of sharing the love of a lifetime, in sharing a lifetime of love and in loving two hearts as One.

I am so happy!!

My Sister - The Woman Power

WOW! What does it feels like to have you covered on The Star newspaper?

Friday 06 July 2007 - woman power - that is none other than my sister - Ms Joanna Lim, Managing Director of Jojo. I’ll try to get a scan copy to show off!

Besides being my biggest critic especially in fashion and my greatest source of pa..i..n err no, I meant - inspiration. Hahaha! Just kidding! Jojo is my best sister (by default obviously cos I only got one). I am trying to be nice … trying. K ..k…

Jokes aside,

Jo – for the record -

All I want to say is that is a very well written article and good choice of placement. The ad is very beautiful. I am also the proud owner on that very set of jewellery. I wore that to the ‘glamour party’ Ch’ng organize and it already receive so many compliments that night. You are a very creative jewelry designer. I love your ideas and I am truly proud of you! Thanks for making the set for me even at the very last minute you got to fly to Sabah. Thanks for making me feel beautiful and giving the sense of appreciation on what jewelry/accessories is. No doubt - You are the STAR!

p/s: Jo says I did not show any pics - so well there is the Masterpiece by our Master Designer.
p/p/s: Okie a picture of the designer herself. :)

Jenn's Thoughts on Love

An email I wrote all my friends today - just incase I missed out on the email or the email did not get thru I wish to record my feelings here -

Dear All,

Hey I somehow come across this article today. Maybe I have been more than nostalgic this week emotionally and I found this article to be very 'heart opening'. To top that, lots of weddings on 07-07-07 (ya being a hopeless romantic you who knows me well knows how much is takes me into the air), brings me to realign my believe and thinking on the very word 'love' - one of those topics that move us and affect us very much especially at our age.

I can sense, experienced and also shared to know that most of us is going thru a lot this time in term of our love life - all the dynamics - falling in love or breaking up, getting married or going thru a divorce, learning to let go or learning to let new people come into our life, want to 'renew' our long term relationship - different individuals different lessons. Probably is the effect of the opening of the 'sontara' portal.

Anyway, I love the ending of this article - There is a time for everything - Ecclesiastes 3, been with me since Daniel's wedding last year december. I happen to read it when I page up the bible during the church service. Vikas Malkani's quote is also something I wrote down just after I return from the States. "Growing in love" is something I felt I have been going thru since I left for US. Not romantically in love, but I find myself opening up to the different facets of love. I learn that love comes in after gratitude. Love comes in many forms, Love is something that is inherently in us. Is all coming back now... there is a time for everything... and yes the maturity will tell us which is the right time for what.

Now I am at a point to a new opportunity/challenge in life - when I look back I somehow knew what happen, have to happen, all for the highest good - all those separate incidents take took me here to this point - I am grateful for the journey itself. Today I understood more, why this point. Is what I prayed for all this while - love, gratitude and being authentic. Being true to myself and living my deepest desire and passion. I just watch Evan Almighty and that conversation the wife with 'God' touch me.

"When you pray for patient, do you think God will give you patient or the opportunity to be patient? If you pray for courage, do you think God will give you courage or the opportunity to act with courage? If you pray for your family to be close, do you think God will just make them closer or an opportunity for you to become closer?" and God said in one part " Remember, whatever I do, I did it because I love you" ;)

These 6 months brought me to an important journey, a one I faced up the past and accept it lovingly, learn what is forgiveness and gratitude and most of all - Growing Up - even as a C-U-T-E Baby Elephant. :) I also learn to live fully present at this moment, and still learning this (trust me is hard) and sometimes allowing myself to wishfully or dreamyly live towards the future (my best friend(s) knows what occupies my mind most of the time for the future, hahaha!!).

It been half a year gone 2007, is the best half year of my entire life. Is the half that I learn to live just being myself rather than the mask I put up sometimes in the past. Is the half I live being true to me and learning the most important thing - loving myself and loving all around me in the purest and most sincere form.

Thank you for stepping into my life, because all of you left footprints, while you love me or you hate me, while you accept me or reject me, while you think of me or forget me, while you care for me and those time you were selfish, while you are there and those time you are not just because - there is a time for everything. :)

To everything there is a season,and a time to every purpose under heaven:

A time to be born, and a time to die;

a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;

A time to kill, and a time to heal;

a time to break down, and a time to build up;

A time to weep, and a time to laugh;

a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;

a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;

A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;

A time to rend, and a time to sow;

A time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

A time to love, and a time to hate;

a time of war; and a time of peace.

Enjoy the article below -

Cheers with Lots of Love, As always ME,

A new-age approach to soulmates

By Krristy Lam

What's the difference with a soulmate and twinflame? The often used but confused terms are in fact distinctly different...Soulmate is an oft repeated moniker and term of endearment used by people who are in love (or think that they are) through the ages. Sometimes, one who has been bestowed the title of “soulmate” has his/her title usurped by a seemingly more eligible soul. At others, it seems almost impossible finding someone who is deemed worthy enough of such regard. Also, there is a certain flippancy with which the term soulmate is dispensed in this day and age. So what exactly is a soulmate?

Life can be viewed as one big adventure where our experiences make up the movie of our lives. All the souls we meet who contribute to the plot and significant moments are all soulmates of some sort. This includes your erstwhile family, close friends, co-workers, partners and almost everyone you’ve slept with! The media including Hollywood and Bollywood would like to have us believe that there is a “One True Soulmate” waiting for us in that big somewhere out there. Without meaning to burst any bubbles, we set ourselves up for disappointment clinging on to the romanticised notion that there’s a singular Prince(ss) Charming who is the proverbial love of one’s life. Every soulmate we meet has something to contribute to our overall growth, through both happy and sad life lessons. Broadly categorised, soulmates fall into the following three categories: karmic, companion and twin flames.

Karmic Soulmates

Jacky, 25, a Marketing Executive: “I once went out with a girl for over three years who almost destroyed my sense of self with her criticism and unkind comments. Hurtful terms like ‘psycho’ and ‘crazy’ were leveled constantly. I was tormented by the idea that I was scum and not worth loving! It was only after months of counselling that I managed to turn my back once and for all on her and break off all contact.”

Karmic soulmate relationships are usually characterised by their love/hate intensity which can send one to the pinnacle of happiness and plunge the same person to the very abyss of depression at the next instant. Usually, these relationship do not (and should not) last for very long as they have the propensity to “break” a person in all sense of the word. Paradoxically, they are also hard to get out of as there is an unhealthy obsession to “make things right” come hell or high water on the part of one or both participants.

Adds Jacky: “It was evident my ex had already started on another relationship but I stubbornly refused to take into account all the hard facts which lay before me buying into her honeyed words. I made attempt after attempt to please her and tried desperately to work things out. The turning point came when I refused to be treated like dirt any longer and gained the strength to walk away. From someone who used to be attracted to people who never made me feel good about myself, I broke the vicious cycle at long last when I sobered up to the fact that I deserve respect and kindness from my partner.”

Karmic soulmates do have their purpose as they are often important life lessons reflecting a certain aspect of us that needs attention and improvement. From Jacky's experience above, he needed to work on her self-confidence and truly believe that he was someone worthy of a loving and kind romantic relationship. It was only with that realisation that set him free from the cycle of being involved with emotionally abusive individuals. Sometimes, people play the role of absolute idiots in our lives to wake us up to what we will or will not tolerate. The more dense (or stubborn) among us might require a succession of idiots to finally be aware of what aspect of us needs growth and therefore break the cycle. The point is, instead of clinging on to a relationship that is not working and oscillating between anger and “love” for the person, it’s better to recognise the life lesson(s) it brings and leave the relationship before it turns into something uncontrollably hideous. Acrimony and disharmony never got anybody anywhere. There is more than a kernel of truth in the old adage “what does not break you makes you stronger.”

Companion Soulmates

On a lighter note, not all soulmate relationships have to be gut wrenching life lessons. There is hope for a comfortable and amiable partnership where intimacy and friendship rank side by side each other. This best friend cum lover is often known as a companion soulmate. Albert bears testament to the existence of such relationships. Both professionals in their mid 30s, Albert and his partner Wing have been together for the past five years. They are also proud “parents” to their dogs Clive and Lucky who get along splendidly without a trace of “sibling” rivalry.

“Albert and I are at the point in our lives where we have pretty much been there, done that and want only to spend an enriching life together. We respect each other’s space and individuality despite sharing a life,” says Wing.

Enthuses Albert: “I cannot further emphasise the importance of growing as a couple. Despite having our own interests and group of friends, we find that sharing our experiences and working things through together, even problems, contribute to our individual and total growth.”

Indeed, companion soulmates offer support, encouragement and a steady supply of love to see us through the ups and downs of life. They are the pillars of strength when we need it most, the ever reliable shoulders to cry on as well the ones we want to pop the champagne with having scored a certain goal in life. These relationships often require and afford to its participants a certain level of maturity, understanding and commitment to keep the fire going. We often meet such soulmates later in life after we have sowed our wild oats and learnt enough life’s lessons to ensure a peaceful and blissful partnership. Companion soulmates are those we want to be with at the end of the day in a rocker reminiscing about the good old days.

Twin Flames

Of all the different kinds of soulmates, twin flames are the ones we feel that instant electrifying connection and passion that defies the description of words. We can have many karmic or companion soulmates in our lives but we all each only have one twin flame. Twin flame soulmates are literally two halves of the same soul, the yin and the yang of every being. The missing piece of a jigsaw that is needed for the whole picture; for divine union and completion.

However, it is at this point that I must add that twin flame soulmate relationships are very, very rare. The path of twin flames is also often fraught with difficulties and they face a lot of obstacles in coming together .

Hold your horses before everyone trots off in search his/her twin flame, Twin flames seldom incarnate on the earthly plane at the same time and when they do, it is often to fulfill a pivotal life mission. So the flowers, candle light dinners and walks under the stars can go right out of the window if you are in a twin flame relationship. Instead, the stage is set for the dynamic duo to contribute positive changes to the world a la Batman and Robin.

Still, the earth moving love and passion twin flames have for each other is nothing short of a heavenly revelation. After all, Whitney did croon that “learning to love yourself is the greatest love of all.” In a way, loving a twin flame is akin to loving oneself profoundly as you are in essence two parts of the same whole. It is the closest we can get to experiencing heaven on earth. Ultimately, all of us seek to fulfill an underlying need for completion and utter belonging be it through relationships, physical union or even by way of religion. The means we go about doing it is not important. When twin flames have found each other, there will be no need for any other and the importance of accomplishing their life purpose together supercedes the desire for personal happiness, gratification and ambition.

In love, as with pretty much everything else in life, there is no hard or fast rule. This article is not meant to pigeonhole or stereotype relationships, but to act more as a guide to the different types of soulmates. There is a time and place for everything. A time to let go, a time to hold on. It is with much wisdom and maturity that we know when to do what’s meant to be done.

Having been through my fair share of relationships, I have come to realise that it isn’t how long we have together that counts, but the quality of the time spent as partners and how the experiences have shaped us to the people we are today. I shall leave you with a favorite quote of mine from Love Sutras by new-age guru Vikas Malkani: “There’s a limited amount of time we can spend with each person but an unlimited amount of love we can give during that time. So give, in all the ways that we possibly can, while we still can.”

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Lee Kiang's Wedding Photo

A Night

-A Night-

A night for thinking.
A night for pondering.
A night to decide.
A night to mend old wounds.
A night spend alone.
A night to wish old friends goodbye.
And a night with family before silently slipping out the door
and dissappearing into the world outside.

You wrote this for me about 2 months ago... I wrote something in return to this poem, did you keep the copy? I just felt the poem strongly tonight. Maybe is me being nostalgic or maybe like you said - is just the moon. ;)

Ending June

Just finished reading: STARDARD OPERATING PROCUDURES (no comment) hahaha!

Currently Reading: Jared Diamond's Collapse (think I will take months to finish this book) and Kybalion (Robin's going to say : Jenn and her cheem cheem stuff)

Just watched: Shrek 3

Want to watch: Ocean 13 (is only on 5pm this week - dun know if I got a chance to catch it. Sigh!)

Everyone says Transformer is good - is just I am not a fan so I not crazy about watching - thot people are still trying to convince me to go .. I'll give in if the group pick if for this week's outing and maybe we should also plan something for Suan's er.. celebration and farewell?

Mati Kuat/Susah Ke 4 [Die Hard] - ;) I sure want to watch this one - only thing is Bunnie, Excalibur Ho and Dr Kenneth Khoo are highly unstable and uncertain individuals - don't know if watching with them is a wise choice. For their 'c-u-t-e baby elephant' I sure hope they don't mess this up! Please do not attemp another match making service!

Just listened: Edwin McCain - I could not ask for more

Now listening: Stacey Kent - You've got a friend (Still Addicted) and Marianna Leporace - IF (This is the song that made me thot of Hong's leaving that afternoon I called him).

Check it out so cool!

Marvin, wah 'tembak' me ah? hahaha... okie just dun add tears to my food on sunday okie - 3rd week sunday afternoon lunch-22nd July deal! Let me arrange and see how many people - maybe I'll ask KB if he is game for it - er.. wonder if KelKel is back from Swiss then... mhm.. your sister n Joey coming? Toasted cheese sandwich without vege - AGES - cos nobody know how to order for me or cook for me *hint**hint* hahaha.. Those were good memories huh? I'll remind you what's going to happen on the 4th weekend when we meet on the 3rd weekend!! hahaha!!

I was crazy enough to want to fly to Langkawi for a day on sunday on friday. Of course for the obvious reason of someone I care and love enough make a phone call 1 HOUR, yes ONE hour before she fly and say - Jenn is Langkawi near Penang. Can you come? Hahaha! Best friend you call them! Too bad the flights were full, sigh and miss the opportunity to do something spontaneous and crazy. BTW girl, next time you decide to do something like that - 1) call ahead for one week's notice OR 2) at least choose an island with a bridge! hahaha! Sorry I don't get to see you this time - lets hope you get to fly to Penang in August if not I should be in Singapore - more likely October. Still I think doing Langkawi for a day trip would be a worthwhile spontaneous fun - I might just do it! ;)

K.. time for work - btw

Note* reminder to blog about the Most Glamourous Party in Town with Pictures!


Time passes so fast - faster than I am able to write - ;)

is already officially July 1st - I have lived half of 2007. How's 2007?


in every way.

1st January 2007 – Fire works on the ship, drinking champagne and ended up walking in the rain in New York City… truly a lifetime experience. Morning, I was having breakfast with Yen Wei, Dean and JiEun eating Korean rice cake. By noon I was in New York City roaming around SOHO’s shopping area (Oh ya the Apple Concept store’s there too), went to Union Square, NY University and end up on a dinner date with Daewon and all – cheekily arrange by Yen Wei n JiEun at this quaint little Italian Restaurant which I am still missing the crème burlee and apple martini! Hahaha! Not to forget I got drunk that night on shoots of Barcadi. Fingers cross Dean deleted those pictures! Hehehe! Not that drunk to miss strolling across Central Park and ended up the whole day at the Metro the next day. Thanks to Daewon for picking such a beautiful route to walk.

31st January 2007 – The day before I left Los Angelas – I was also sitting in a charming little Italian restaurant in Huntington Beach, Orange County with Michael and Huoi. At the airport, what they said to me was the most touching and generous things I ever heard, that change me forever - to who I am now.

1st February 2007 – I touched down at Penang airport, received by the two utmost important people in the world to me - My dad and mom. Ended up breakfast at ‘Wang Chau Chui’ – obviously my favorite food. Dinner at CRC with Grace and Family – surely make Grace ‘firery’ to the sense to Volcanic Eruption should I mention New York to her ever again! Hahaha!

1st March 2007 – I was in Bangkok having a good Thai lunch at the Hotel – the food was delightful. Sleep after lunch and later had a good Thai Massage (paid by JoJo even better.. hahaha) before dinner with Uncle ChatChai and Uncle Hong. Ended up big time shopping at Central – too bad the midnight sales were not on yet. ;)

1st April 2007 – Had the luxury of lazing at home, my 1st Chinese class – also 1st month into my first job and my very first pay cheque! ;)

1st May 2007 – The night before till over midnight – did we finish 2am or 3am that night? Was with the X-SCers at Daniel’s house – our first Wii Experience. Was a crazy crazy night – filled with food and fun! That night also cost me my current RM2000 addiction experience now happily shared (more like took over) by my dad! Only the addiction not the cost of the addiction thot! Hahaha! Wii!! If you guys are really interested to know what happen to us during Wii check out MalMal’s entry on Pictures says more than a thousand words! I took the picture Julian lying down!! I like that!! Hahaha! Anyway, some of us meet up again the next day and spend the entire day together Xbox-ing (ya more console games, and I beat MalMal and Julian in racing!!), doing photography, checking out websites and dining – seafood and ribs! More food! Hehehe

1st June – Canada. Was at the SummerHill Winery tasting Ice Wine – which no surprise I fell in love instantly with the taste! ;) Had a satisfying Thai Lunch and ended up with a scrumptious seafood dinner in Vancouver. We had oysters, lobster, geoduck, and salmon etc– so so d-e-l-i-c-i-o-u-s! Later at night Jojo and I went out exploring Robson Street and its surrounding before we get ourselves some warm drinks at Starbuck. I spend the later night in my hotel (tallest in Vancouver) room watching the night lights of Vancouver bringing me back to the memories of the night watching night lights over San Francisco city at Twin Peak with Jimmy and Tina. It’s just so mesmerizing!

1st July – Spend half the day sleeping – hahaha – becos was at Upper Penang Road the night before with X-SCers. Woke up when Godma called me for lunch, so ended up food tasting for Nikko’s wedding luncheon while he enjoys his Sunday watching Transformer – Bro, you going to owe me big time for this one! Hahaha! Dinner was fine at ‘LauEe’ for Joyce’s farewell. Mhm.. very nostalgic dinner. Parents and friends discussing about their ‘younger days’, we all discussing about Melbourne.

I miss Melbourne, more than usual. Talk to JA last week; make me miss Melbourne even more. He’s trying very hard to convince me to be back there. Then as I talk to Joyce about the do’s’ and places to go… it brings back even more memories. Think Joyce and family must be having the same emotions we went thru 3 years ago, all the anxiety, excitement, uncertainty, adventure lump into one emotion. Melbourne, Melbourne, Melbourne. Joyce – I am pretty sure you will fall in love with it, just like I did faithfully in 2003 and many others – before and after!

Half a year passed by, like I said every moment’s magical in itself. 2007 – I have never been happier in my life! A very good friend commented to my sister during lunch this week after not seeing me for more than half a year “Jenn smiles with a glow inside out and there are those sparkles in her eyes I have never seen before”. 4 months into a new job which I love tremendously, uncountable loving new and old friends entering and leaving, new path and commitment level in my soul’s growth, financially independent (btw I was offered my very own first principal card – a Standard Charted Platinum, my very own card!) and yes I lose 'some' weight, haha - maybe because I start eating vegetable and salad– okie don't give me that shock and disbelieve face - YES I am eating salad and vege! hehehee! Is all like a dream come true!

Now I am full or excitement and curiosity of the journey the next half of the year. I am still practicing to allow grace to enter at every moment. Yet I cannot help it but just wonder…

“Moonlight, light rays of happiness streaming thru your window pane. Dark skies lit up by that iridescent globe. Peeping thru the clouds, shy and yet boldly showing off its glowing rays. Lunacy, tides and emotions riding on the crests and troughs. Our moon often taken granted, rarely appreciated. Worshipped as a goddess, claimed by many to be green cheese, conquered by mankind. Truly something to admire”

Someone send this to me last night, I guess he is as nostalgic as I am this week. Anyway, if any of you did notice – the moon was truly bewitching last night.