Friday, January 04, 2013

A Brand New Year

Blessed New Year to all who are reading my blog. I wish to apologize for the long absence in updating the blog.

There is so much to update. Perhaps just to highlight a few.

The month of December had been a busy month for us.

We went for a 3-days trip to Penang. It was there that I began to learn how to be comfortable with water in a pool. We went for a banana boat ride which I was fearful off. Slided on super high and long slides. I believe Shaun enjoyed them more than I did.

We brought my cousins, Nick, Ashley and Tobin for a roller blading experience. It was fun for me, but they suffered aches and pains being first timers. I also realised that Shaun is really good at roller blading.

I was privileged to be able to avail myself for the church Christmas project to visit the people from Rumah Panjang and Donglai. I prayed for them and we sat down for meals together. I appreciate Aunty Mei Leng, a church member who took care of me. Mami and Dadi could not join us. I am looking forward to go to Donglai again. It is a ministry I look forward to. I have packed some toys and old clothes to bless them the next time I visit them.

My Aunty Jennifer and her family migrated to Australia. We spent a fruitful time at the airport with them. Mah Mah and Yeh Yeh came from Ipoh to join us. I had a little tears in my eyes when they turned their backs and entered the departure hall.

We spent the Christmas in Ipoh with my grandparents. Coincidently my school friend came to Ipoh. We met up in a game of Laser Tech. I really enjoyed the various services in church. It was the first time I attended church 4 days in a row. I was happy that I could play 6 Christmas Carols on the piano for the Chinese service while my Yeh Yeh song led. There was a candlelight service on Christmas eve. My school friend was at the service too.

We ended the year with a great and fun time together with our cell group members at Ah Ku's house. We played a game of Risks, witnessed the fireworks and watched a movie called The 3 Idiots. It was a very funny movie. We only went back at 2 a.m. on New Year's day.

I thank God for His grace, mercy and favour upon me and my family. God has been really good to me.

It is now Year 2013. School has started. I have already witnessed God's goodness by placing me into my preferred class. I had just started my first swimming lesson yesterday. I was surprised over my own courage to learn swimming and I did enjoy the lesson.

I pray that this new year will be another great year. I hope to grow to know Him, love Him and serve Him.