Friday, June 24, 2011

My Up and About :D

Praise the LORD...Hallelujah~
Finally my main worry i.e my accomodation in Wigan is all sorted now!
Signed the contract 2 days ago and official moving in date is set...30th June!!!
Cant wait to move in and settle down's been a constant stress, taking train to and fro Wigan just for houses viewing and so much uncertainties along the way...i am exhausted, but that has come to past now..because I HAVE FOUND A NICE AND COMFY PLACE in WIGAN! *beams*

All glory to my ALL MIGHTY God because initially, my plan was to get this accomodation sorted before I leave for Italy, which was end of May. Then I need not worry bout it during my trip and when I come back, I could just start moving in slowly and get some furniture for my new place (note: it's unfurnished)

However, things didnt go quite well as I wanted it to be. While I was in Italy, I received calls from my agent that there were some problems regarding my application forms, they needed more evidence to prove that I am in UK for almost 3 years dy. Me being the super anxious typo immediately rang up my previous landlord to provide more evidence and tried to talk things through..but really thank God for friends in Italy who constantly prayed for me and even calmed me down, thinking how to write a gentle letter but still DEMANDING them to act FAST! was in Florence, I could still remember when we couldnt go out to jalan jalan because of the heavy downpour and was forced to stay in our room...but God's timing was just perfect..if we were out, then I wouldnt be able to settle it dy..but my phone bills rocketed for this month loo :'( !! Nvm least I got my accom DONE, finally!

Come to think about it..despite all the circumstances along the way..everything turned out well, in the sense that I managed to SKIP the June rental, which is what I wanted most because I'm currently still paying for my room in some money on that then!
God is ALWAYS ALWAYS in control...SLOWLY I can see, and SURELY He will act accordingly. Woah...My God is AWESOME laaa!!!

So yupsie...BIG THANKS to all of my dearest friends who have been constantly praying for me, really appreciate all prayers throughout these 3 months of house hunting. I am relieved:) And yes, do come for a visit in Wigan. Not a fantastic high class apartment, but it's comfy, with 2 very hospitable hosts:) I can guarantee that...confirmed plus chopped! (learned this phrase from the Singaporeans guys in Italy..Lol)So a sneak view outside our humble flat :)
*stay tuned for more pics, inside*
Visited Buxton with Christina the day before I left to Edinburgh:) Quite a scenic peaceful place!
Us, @ the Solomon's Temple! *just one random round building on the mountain..hehe*<3 from Buxton~

So, I'm currently busy with
1) Packing packing and more packing.
2) Furniture hunting..anybody who wants to giveaway any furniture, please contact me! I WANT!!!
3) PlanningS for my parents' grand arrival..YES, they're coming for my graduation soon..excited~
4) Diet Diet DIET..if only it works :( why is it so easy to put on weight but so difficult to lose weight ler...sigh.
5) God's BIG business!
6) S.T.U.D.Y and prepare myself to be a real Dr now...*quite nervous ey*
7) Bid Manchester goodbye..say Hello Wigan C:

wasSup Doc:
The time to be happy is now.
The place to be happy is here.
The way to be happy is to make others so.

*my aim in life now*

God's LOVE be shown!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

a DATE with the Mighty Lady

Just got back from Edinburgh, my favourite city in the whole United Kingdom!!!!
It's always fun filled + happy times there!

Spending quality time the mighty lady in Edinburgh is smth I look forward to almost every year because this gurl is just so inspirational and God fearing! A great sister in Christ whom I look up to all the time! It's my third time there and am lurving that place more and more.....I just stood in wonder again and again when I walked along the street.

Since this mighty lady is going back to Singapore for good, this trip to Edinburgh has been rather chilling and main aim was to spend more time with her because we might not see each other so often anymore:( There will be no more Edinburgh expedition when she leaves...but oh well, let it be a happy post k!
Ivy, my dearest Mighty Lady~
Having our pot of salad...this spelled..L.O.V.E!
Strolling along Princess Street, overseeing the majestic Castle across the street is pure joy!
EdinburgerS are really fun people to hang out with:)

We even went for bowling after church...random but fun filled time:)
Then on my final day, Wayne and Ivy decided that we should conduct a Walking Tour around Edinburgh for me. We brought our backpack and act like typical tourists exploring Edinburgh! Thanks to our tour guide: Wayne Lee, with his superb imagination and made-up backgrouns history about Edinburgh (err..he is from Glasgow aactually..hehe) Liking it~We visited the Castle
Stopped by the Princess Parkand even had our lunch at the TOURISTs WILL GO place for lunch- Mussel Inn:)

Big thanks to my beloved tour guides:) They are awesome!
You shall never walk alone:)

Going to miss the good time we shared in Edinburgh.
The relaxing walk along Princess Street
The early morning breakfast ( Bagel + Egg+ Tea + Fruits)
The late night sofa talks, prayers and sharings.

Best wishes to you and love u much, sister!
I shall see S'pore, maybe..hehe!

wasSup Doc:
"There is no distance too great between friends, for love gives wings to the heart."

So keep in touch despite the distance apart k, Ang Ang!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

A dream come true

I have always wanted to visit the Italian land since young. Legendary colosseum, unlimited flow of gelato and the scenic breath taking views of Italy have always seemed so far fetched for me. And came this Italy plan of 4 random children of God, decided to come together and invade this foreign land within 12 days!
It was of total challenge for us four because we have never travelled to anywhere as a group before. Not only that, to spend a 12 days together, 24/7 is definitely something we have to bear in mind. Us, despite coming from different backgrounds-- John and myself the medics, Aileen, the pharmacist and Tim, the lawyer, turned out to be perfect travelling buddies one could ever asked for:) 2 Singaporean boys and 2 Malaysian girls..went on ONE mission- Conquer ITALY;)
Aileen, a young gurl with very mature thinking and faithful child of God has been a great encouragement throughout this trip. I could remember vividly we shared that before the trip, we prayed individually asking God whether this trip was of God and if not, just shut the door completely in fear of any conflicts that will rise. But truely it WAS by God's willing because us four enjoyed ourselves soOoo much!
Most memorable moment: To beat the queue and were the FIRST to arrive at the Colosseum( waited an hour infront of the gate!) after we saw the crowd queueing up round and round the Colosseum the day before. Being the kiasu Chinese, we started our day early, wanting to guarantee a place to explore the majestic ruin!
Most exciting momentS:
1) Me, being the demanding 'principal', forced my fellow 'students' to pose and pose and pose for picture! After a good 12 days of training, boy they're getting BETTER! ;)

2) Karaoke-ing along the Italian streets( because we had to walk so much) with BSB classic songs, Jay's romantic hits and all time favourite praising songs to God. Despite hiding at a corner in the Roman forum because of heavy pour of rain, we were still singing 'give thanks' to our dear Lord! *Amazing*

3) 800 buddha claps( a deltoid muscle exercise) military training in our hostels. Thanks to the 2 Singaporeans Commanders..John and Tim! *i can feel my deltoid a whee bit tone now:P)

4) Good time of fellowship playing Cards- Bridge + Hearts + DaiDi..we are the PRO now after hours of training as we travel in the train from one city to another....

5) Started a trend of Video Blogging. Thanks to Aileen! 'Hey guys...we're now at xxx...' Such fun to look back all the 50+ videos we made, fooling ourselves around, thinking there are like thousand fans over the world youtubing our videos..but in reality..ZERO click or ZERO subscriber...WAkakakak...great fun though!
6) The gelato HUNT over our 12 days trip. Thanks to Lonely Planet. We tried like 7-8 different gelateria's gelato and seriously....WHY SO NAIS one? *though am not an ice cream person:P* FACT: The best gelato we had was in MILAN, in a small little corner shop called La Conne!not to forget, each other's company:) We clicked so well and indeed good time FLIES. 12 days of touring around Italy gone by so FAST! We managed to cover around 8 cities/towns..
Rome+ Vatican City - Naples - Florence - Venice+Murano+Burano - Pisa - Lake Como - Bergamo - Milan
Thanks to Interrail Pass...Travelling via train was soo convenient and of reasonable price.*pic taken in the Colosseum*
but the ULTIMATE glory belongs to God because He has made this trip possible for us! We prayed almost every night before we go to bed together for His protection, for good weather, for perfect timings and good time of fellowship. Indeed, to travel with them 4 is something I should really give thanks for. It was a total different experience travelling with God's children because we know God is in control of our trip and He will guide us where to go, who we will meet and even which train to get on! There were so many incidences throughout the trip that we could see His hands in control, as we almost missed the connecting train but faithfully, He made a way and let us got onto the right train at the right time! Never will it be so coincidence if it wasn't Him:)

finally, my lifetime chocolate love- BACI( a.k.a kisses), which origin is from Perugina, Italy~
Started loving this when I came across an author who mentioned it in her novel about her hols in Italy. During that time, she did mention that Baci is only sold in Italy (though we can buy it from Malaysia now as well) Super fascinated bout this choc since then.
Later, sis really bought it back from Italy for me to try..
why i lurve?
'Luisa', Perugina's finest choc, enveloping the heart of each Bacio was the true calling card...
each silver foil embrace the chopped hazelnut chocolate with perfection, containing a love note in each of them expressing the most captivating romantic phrases.

This, a blend of reality and myth, is how Baci became part of Italian folklore and my lurve:)

[ I.T.A.L.Y :: I will never FORGET you ]

wasSup Doc: A beautiful life does not just happen, it is built daily by prayer, humility, sacrifice and love.