I am a person very comfortable with the concept of delegation. I believe that once you empower others, who are in turn trained and adept at the task, then it would free you up to do the very things that they can’t help you with.

Thanks to all my dearest friends & CG members for taking so many “arrows” for me for my wedding prep! LOL… People like Melvin (my faithful bengla contractor-supervisor), Zhiyong (for writing all my cards for me…), Jun & Shujing (for taking care of my hair & make up over in JB), Adam (for finding suitable wedding march-in songs for me)… And of cos there’ll be our RSVP ICs, muzo IC (Ben!), Usher IC, Security IC… blah blah blah.

You guys make my wedding so much fun leh! LOL… Thanks for soldiering on and shouldering on with me! =)

For such a time …

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, “Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?”
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small doesn’t serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
So that other people will not feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It’s not in just some of us;
It’s in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,
We unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we’re liberated from our own fear,
Our presence automatically liberates others.

Marianne Williamson
A Return To Love (1992), Chapter 7

My Sydney trip

Back from our three-day marathon in Sydney. Left on a MH flight on Sat at 7p.m. Our SIN-KUL flight got delayed, so more time to shop @ Changi Airport duty free! Haha… Got loads of make-up & my DKNY perfume… Yippee! A GOOD start to the holiday! From KUL, we reached Sydney on Sunday 9 a.m. (Syd time, 2 hours ahead of S’pore).

Spent the whole of Sunday eating & walking & shopping. In that order… LOL. Went to Dragon Gate @ Chinatown for a lovely dim sum breakfast, then had Thai food for lunch near The Rocks (cos Pancakes was closed for renovations… Oh man…), then fish & chips @ Watsons Bay, and met Nic’s school friends @ Una’s (an Austrian restaurant that serves the BEST chicken schnitzel, deep-fried cheese & deep-fried mushrooms… Yummy! Reminiscent of Taiwan Shilin Ye Shi’s mushrooms!).

Rolling out of bed bright & early the next day, we spent the entire day @ Blue Mountains & walked the Jenolan Caves… There was even 1 cave called ‘Temple of Baal’! Gosh… We went for the Imperial Cave route though.

Reaching the city again, we went on to have the yummiest Korean food.

Check out my ‘mini seafood omelette’… I ate 1/3 and couldn’t take it no more! Hahaha! Huge servings!!! Coffee with Edwin & Peifen ended the day… Our very FIRST cuppa since Sunday!

Tuesday was a mad rush… We managed to squeeze in breakfast @ Fish Market & then a bit of nougat-shopping @ Chinatown before rushing back to the hotel to check out & get pretty for Nic’s graduation.

Had a wonderful ceremony. Thank God for the opportunity that Nic had to really shine for God in UNSW… His Head of School even came by to speak to his parents (I had to interpret…) to share his congratulations as well as to explain to them the magnitude of the Uni Medal. PTL! :) God is indeed good. His parents were speechless!

Ah well, back to very humid Singapore…

Wedding Pics uploaded!

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Perseverance is omnipotent!

“Nothing in this world can take the place of Persistence.
Talent will not; nothing is more commonplace than unsuccessful men with talent.
Genuis will not; unrewarded genuis is almost a proverb.
Education alone will not; the world is full of educated derelicts.
Persistence and Determination alone are omnipotent.”

Calvin Coolidge