28 September 2008

Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri

Dengan Ingatan Tulus Ikhlas
Maaf Zahir Batin

Specially to Mama Julie, Ibu Darling,
Lourdez Faridah, Mohd Zaini (Tony Jr), Rindra, Irman
all my other Muslim family members
and the many friends celebrating Hari Raya in Malaysia and Singapore.

With much love and hope
for a peaceful celebration all over Malaysia!

26 September 2008

Everybody's talking about the I.S.A.

The I.S.A. – My dirty dozen

1. It’s Started Again

2. Infernal Stupid Action

3. Insensitive Silly Abuse

4. Inscrutable Sad Accomplishment

5. I’m Sent Away

6. Inactive Sorrowful Accounting

7. I Seem Alone

8. Impending Sinful Argument

9. Isolating Sensible Accountability

10. In Solitary’s Arms

11. Immeasurable Stupefying Act

12. Indubitably Senseless Accusation

Can anyone add on to this list?

21 September 2008

Unfulfilling Relationship

This is my experience of having been in an unfulfilling relationship. Not the husband/wife type! The moral of my story is just to share the outcome.

Not so long ago, I had a very, very difficult boss. Most mornings, I woke up feeling dread and anxiety because I had to go to work. I asked the Lord why I had to endure such a mean spirited person after having already suffered two painful tragedies. Had I not suffered enough, I asked Him? Then I felt that God wanted to teach me tolerance and patience. "Okay", I said to myself. I will go through the agony of working with this man and I will do it for God. I will work for God's glory. So with gritted teeth, I trudged on. Each time, I had to lean more and more on God but very often also felt so frustrated. I told Him, "I'm tolerant now, I'm patient already, how long is this lesson going to last?". Then, I heard a small voice telling me to pray for my boss. I was like "What?". I was defiant and felt, "no way, lah". I rather bear the hardship than pray for this wicked man.

But eventually, I did start to pray for my boss, I asked God to bless him and I did get to feel better. Not that he had changed, but that I had. I found that God did really want to break my stubborn will.

Today, I am blessed with a wonderful boss. Now I cannot even remember the difficult times I went through. I am so thankful that God touched my life and saw me through the lessons I so badly needed to make me what I am today.

We need to remember to accept each challenge with prayer, with faith and with trust that God in His infinite wisdom knows our every struggle. The bible says "God's Grace is sufficient". We need to hold on to this truth, this promise that it is indeed enough.

18 September 2008

First things First

I always knew that I would begin blogging one day. To those people who believed I would, a note of thanks is in order. It's their belief in me that prompted me to publish this blog.

When I heard about blogging, I did not imagine how many thousands of people blog each day. I admire their dedication and commitment. I am not so sure if I will be able to do likewise.

My dearest friends will probably expect me to highlight my political inclinations. Sorry to disappoint, as I plan to use this platform to share a bit of the manifold aspects of my life.

Give me a bit of time to warm up and soon I'll get the hang of it.

To my beloved husband, Stephen Grosse: I finally got around to doing it!

To my beloved son, Jared Cheow: Surprise! Surprise!

To my beloved friend, Ivy Yap: No surprise for you, I'm sure!

To my beloved Denise Chin and Matthew Ong: Your blogs inspired me! (Your blogs and those of the many hundreds that I chance upon in the cyberworld.)

To my beloved future fans: Keep coming back to check my space!