new season, still standing, change is good

still standing

When I started to notice many whom I believe are keen crafters or festive decoration enthusiasts checking my old blogs on Christmas crafts out, I was reminded that the special season of the year is fast approaching and the year will soon draw to a close. It seems like it was only a few short…

decluttering, spiritual decluttering

when less is more

“Constantly choose rather to want less, than to have more.” — Thomas à Kempis Reflecting on the theme of “contentment” from our daily devotion on Every Day with Jesus, I decided that it was time to do some decluttering — to rid of some of the things that I no longer want or need and…

am I ready?

Most of us had never expected that we would experience a 6.0-magnitude earthquake in Kota Kinabalu in our lifetime as our state Sabah is outside the Pacific Ring of Fire, unlike our neighbouring countries the Philippines and Indonesia. The tremour we felt in KK early morning on 5 June lasted for only about 15 seconds…

red

The colour red — reminds me of Chinese New Year, which coincidentally happens to be two days away.  Almost everything relates to the Lunar New Year/ spring festival (春節) is in red, from the decorations with red tanglungs (lanterns), red peonies and red ornaments, red spring scrolls at the door, red fire crackers, red angpaus…

an end and a beginning

In a matter of hours we will be ushering in the New Year which will conclude an eventful 2014.  Looking back, although there have been many highs and lows throughout the year, probably more lows than the highs globally, nationally and locally, and even personally, I still have many things to be thankful for and…

a flower named Christ thorn

I have seen these spiny plants all over the place and many people grow them in their garden including my dad. Despite of the flowers that are quite sweet-looking mainly in red, pink, yellow or white, I always think the plants look ferocious with their sharp spines and I never want to get close to…

rejoice!

Last Sunday I woke up with a knot in my tummy! It was all because I had agreed to do the Chinese to English interpretation for an old classmate YT who would be preaching in his church that morning. I have been serving as an interpreter for the bilingual service at a sister church once…