Friday, January 30, 2009

CNY' 09

Back to Aranda Country Club for the 2nd time this month!
(Previous round was 2009 countdown w the ET leaders & helpers)

I come from a big extended family consistg of 9个阿姨 & 4个舅舅, each with their spouse, and a total of 32 children.

Ever since many years ago, it has been a family tradition for all relatives to celebrate CNY at CHALET instead of visiting one another's home.
The adults will cook and gamble while the younger ones swim and play games!

Seizing the free time, I will catch up with my relatives (some of whom I meet only like …once a year), chat with the older cousins and play Wii with the kids.

It was hilarious to see the children playing Wii!
They came up with a lot of funny moves and exaggerated actions until I laughed my butt off!

During “Chu Yi” night, I also drove to Selena’s place to have steamboat with the cg!
After steamboat, the crowd headed to K-box and sang karaoke from 11p.m. until 3a.m. the next day!

I borrowed Jing’s Wii home and played Wii sports!

The easiest one is bowling…
All u do is throw.
Scoring is easy because the ball never lands into the gutter.
The challenge- get either a strike or spare!

I was engrossed with all the sports like baseball, boxing, bowling, golf, tennis and kept
playing the same game repeatedly in an attempt to set NEW RECORD!!!
Throughout the games, I kept swinging my right arm vigorously until it ached.
It was so bad that I had difficulties brushing my teeth the next morning.

Hee…I tried kidding myself that I have exercised enough and do not need to jog the next morning.

In any case, I woke up, thinking about all the steamboat, pineapple tarts and butter cookies with corn flakes (my favourite!!!) that I have eaten and off I went for a jog, to burn some calories…

The remaining CNY days would be pretty fun with different visitations, a wedding on Sat, followed by dinner at Boss’ place and not to forget… subzone steamboat at “Happy Pay”!

Steamboat generally tastes quite the same but it is the company that makes the difference!

Saturday, January 24, 2009


Our subzone had our thanksgiving last night!
Theme- Celebrity Masquerade!

The reps in our cg really made effort to dress up as one.
I shall blog more about it when the photos are up.

Meanwhile, since we are on the topic abt GENEROSITY...
My cg gave me a hand-made card & CapitaVouchers!!!
Frankly, I was not expecting this cos Xmas was just over and the cngls already surprised me with a Braun Buffel wallet.

The verse keeps popping into my mind for the past two days...
"And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart."
- Gal 6:9

To encourage those labour in God's field and... the "Ang Pow" givers...

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


It probably started with a Pierre Cardin wallet in 2007!

I bought it for Kailin durg Xmas gift exchange...

This year, I've got... not just one... but TWO wallets durg Xmas!

Presentg to you...

(Guess Wallet from Jin Lian!)

(Braun Buffel wallet from my Connect Grp Leaders! They are V. GENEROUS!)

Being in a "wallety" mood... I decided to buy MORE for gifts!

(Guess wallet for Mum!)


Her usual reply.. "为什么要浪费钱?"

唉.. 天下的妈妈都是一样的? -_-"

(Espirit wallet for "姑姑" Aunt)

Woo... Enough of wallets for now... Haha!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Nokia E71!

I bought Nokia E71 earlier this week!

Main reason for the choice- Excel function.
As some of you know, I am a heavy Excel user. I love to use the program to take notes & settle admin.

Besides Excel, other features that I like...

- Notes
I can punch in random thoughts/ things-to-do etc.

- Dictionary
Available in both English + Chinese! A great help!

- Big Screen
Browsing web pages & checking emails have never been so easy on hp before.

- Fast Internet Connectivity
I can easily log on to my Google, MSN, and Wikipedia while on the go!

However, there are some inconveniences too...
- re-training myself to sms using the mini qwerty keypad.
- transferring my contacts ONE-BY-ONE from SE to the new phone

Reviews point out that the camera function is not that fantastic.
Well... I guess the captured image is not too bad...
(What do u think?)

A lot of C ppl (Jiahui, Klessis, Tracer) ard me are using the phone.
Guess what?
Both the Singtel personnel and the Nokia CS who are attending to me, use the same model too! Feedback has been quite positive.
If you are thinking of getting one...
The hp is currently going at a promotional price of S$338.

After deducting my Singtel vouchers of S$180 and iTwo value discount of S$100, I ended up paying only S$58 for this capable phone! A good deal ya?

This hp really serves my needs!
Overall, I am PLEASED with the buy!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Eat, Drink and be Merry!

A good close of 2008 and a great start of 2009!
The cg met for steamboat at "川一品" Chuan Yi Pin.

The guys can REALLY EAT and each came up w different recipe to BBQ the meat! *YUM YUM*
We enjoyed ourselves over INTERACTIVE food and VERY WARM fellowship!

Here's N351, a commonwealth, made up of people from India, Indonesia, Korea, PRC, Malaysia, and Singapore, gelled by the passion for God and love for one another!

Leaders' Retreat 2008 was at Aranda Country Club!

Indoor games and Amazing Race are FUN!!! We had a great time screaming, bending the rules and throwing water bombs at one another!

Thanks to David, Jing, Joycelyn, Kailin, Sandy,Tian Yi and Bernice!

After the retreat, the subzone (Jared, Lucas, Minghui & my cg) gathered for an abundant buffet at Sakura Orchard!

A pretty packed & exciting week!

Looking forward to the rest of 2009!