Friday, October 30, 2009

my way of showing love ♥

the names i give and call her:

fatty, fei por, montel (chubby in malay), budak, small mechanic,
perempuan, girl, granny pants
...latest one (as at last night) rafflesia

she is.......

IVORY!! :p
yes, i do TRY to steal her food...occasionally and call her those mean-but-cute names....


i love her to bitss!! ♥ ♥ =)

Thursday, October 22, 2009

they call it the City of Entertainment

this is probably the 10th-15th time i've been up there and though it was only two days and a bit, i enjoyed it nonethelss. yup, Genting Highlands is the place im talking bout. went there on monday and back yesterday. it was kinda like a love-hate thing for me to go there. it was really fun to be able to get away from the city for awhile and just have fun without really bothering bout anything else but where to eat and what to do next. haha. but at the same time, going there made me wish i could just continue there and not bother bout school and the future.

if you had been up to first world hotel, you would notice the whole place is decorated in a way that makes you feel like you're in some fantasy land. all the colorful lights, music, hustle of people and little buildings that consist of shops. there's even a little bar that has a band playing and singing at night so loud that the whole of first world can hear them. haha. i especially love the night life there and the view is pretty at night =)

took this in the evening though

the point is holidays and retreats, be it far or near, are essential in a sense that they help us to get our minds off the reality for a moment. to just relax and have fun. i believe everyone needs it at some point of another or at least i know i do :p haha.

i'll post some photos here soon. facebook ones will have to wait cause i just deleted my java :p

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

watch what's in front of you

i never realized i'm that clumsy until recently :p

i've been knocking, hurting and not to mention burning myself quite frequent recently. i dont know why but i guess clumsiness is the only answer. so far my right side wins for the most burns and left side for knocks. so lets see what are they:

a) several little burns on my fingers from cooking.
b) two scratches on my right hand that i have no idea where from
c) a blue-black mark on my left thigh that i no clue from where too
d) a dented bone near the ankle from slipping in a toilet
and...two new ones, got them just less than an hour ago...
e) a bruise on my left knee - hit it at the edge of the computer table
f) a knock near the right eyebrow when trying to take sth from under the bed

yup. i am clumsy. but somehow i'm only clumsy when at home. it's either i dont realize it or that i'm just not clumsy when outside. heh. that's strange.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

my life is a blessing! =)

i cant believe time flies so fast. we're in october already! can you believe it? another 3 months and we're done with 2009! wow...

anyhoo...just a lil update on what's been happening in my life:

my first time witnessing a proposal =)
*p/s: this is not an advert, it was really taken when the proposal took place. hehe

road trip to melaka during the raya holidays =)

sekinchan and kuala selangor day-trip in early sept =)

my first fish spa that drove me insane! =)

some catching up with dearly missed friends =)

outings in the name of photography =) *i like*

baptist choral festival =)

church's 23rd anniversary! =)

Thursday, September 10, 2009

there's a reason for everything but He is with me

There's a time to live
And a time to die
There's a time to laugh
And a time to cry
There's a time for war
And a time for peace
There's a hand to hold
In the worst of these

He is with you when your faith is dead
And you can't even get out of bed
Or your husband doesn't kiss you anymore
He is with you when your baby's gone
And your house is still,
And your hearts a stone
Cryin' God, what'd You do that for
He is with you

There's a time for yes
And a time for no
There's a time to be angry
And a time to let it go
There is a time to run
And a time to face it
There is love to see you
Through all of this

He is with you in the conference room
When the world is coming down on you
And your wife and kids don't know you anymore
He is with you in the ICU
When the doctors don't know what to do
And it scares you to the core
He is with you

We may weep for a time
But joy will come in the morning
The morning light

He is with you when your kids are grown
When there's too much space
And you feel alone
And you're worried if you
got it right or wrong
Yes He is with you
when you've given up on ever finding your true love
Someone who feels like home
He is with you

When nothing else is left
And you take your final breath
He is with you


Monday, September 7, 2009

You are the reason I sing

yup that's right. i have been on a long break since july :p oh well. last post july 13? oops...on a loong break huh u must be wondering. hahaha. my defence, there's nothing much that i felt like blogging bout that's why and of course there's the main reason..LAZY =P i'm pretty much enjoying the 'holidays' before my degree starts in october =) speaking of that, i really thank God for this programme that i'm enrolling. as of mid last month, i still had not much clues on which programme i should be taking. the one-year or two-year and it kinda got a lil depressing mainly because i really want the one-year but the two-year option seem more possible. haha. so like "er...which to choose?" but He is amazing! i later found out that it's possible for me to take the one-year programme. wee...!! i really thought i would have to reluctantly settle for the two-year but God made it all possible =)

a BIG THANK YOU to my heavenly Father!!


so i think i've found a new online hobby. searching for places to eat, recipes and more places to eat :p lol. i seem to have a thing for food these days. dont know why. my facebook pics can testify. i know some of you may be grinning if not laughing right now XD but yes food makes me happy! :)

i guess that's all for now. toodles!

Monday, July 13, 2009

i like things to stay the way they are

pre-warning: if this whole post doesnt make any sense to you, dont worry, it just cause i felt like crapping that's why :p lol.

yup. just as my title suggests...i do like when things/situations are familiar. for those who know me well enough will know that i dont like new environment. its depressing :p

just like our lives, there are some things we just wish would remain the way they are. sometimes changes are not all that beneficial especially when it's not really a change after all, it's just some silly past that decides to come back and haunt you. when there are some things that you wish would stay away till you decide that you're ready to face them again, suddenly reappears. what to do? how do you overcome it when all it does is to take up all of yourself most of the time? it occupies most of your time and you loose focus a lot. it's as if it's stuck to you. you've been trying so hard to get rid of it but now it's back! you did not ask for it but it just came...back! :p and it makes you wonder, is this some kind of test from God?

ok i think i better stop here or i'll cause more confusion and curiosity :p this is what happens when you have nothing to do and suddenly you feel like ranting bout the things you thought bout in your FREE time. bad bad. haha. moral of the day from ivy mak: keep yourself busy -_- lol

Thursday, June 25, 2009

the joy ride of all times

recognise these images? i'm sure most of you do. haha. who wouldn't? yup. it's our beloved and famous KTM :p

with don't know what to expect. everyday is a mystery and a surprise somewhat. this morning, no different from other mornings, was yet another mystery. the limited-stop shuttle train was supposed to be ferrying us today. the limited-stop shuttle train are those that only stop at certain stations..'popular' station i would say, those that have tons of people. ok so...back to my story, yup, the train arrived...packed (like im surprised) and of all days, today the station where i wait was filled extra many people. so i assumed that the previously scheduled train hadn't make its appearance. as usual, when you have tons of eager and anxious people who are scared that they wouldn't make it into the already packed train and be late for work, started pushing their way in. at this point, the best spot to place yourself in is in the middle of the crowd..wee...that way you dont have to walk or push yourself in, others will do it for you :p ok so i was in but quarter of the crowd at the platform had no choice but to stay back to wait for the next train that's coming in 20 mins (20mins!!!).

now, the situation in that train is not what you'd like to experience on a working morning..well actually even every other morning. the air conditioning system was down! can you believe it? hundreds of human sardines stuck and cramped in a air cond-less train for half and hour!! given my oh-so-tall heighti got the best of both worlds : odours and air(less). everyone was sweating like pig. make-ups ruined, suits soaked, hair tousled, arms sticky with sweat...get the picture? it was so humid in there that the windows were covered with mist. i had a hard time telling what station it was each time the train stopped. i could hardly hear the driver's announcement of stations which sounded more like a whisper to me than an announcement and the windows were blur so i cant see the signs outside -_- so i just stood there the whole journey guessing each station we stopped and hoping to reach KL Sentral asap before passing out because it was getting harder to breath.

i've never appreciated air conditioning or rather just air more than when i stepped out of that sardine can :p so there you 30-minute-train-ride story

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

my stomach growls at the sight of these :)

looking for recipes online sure makes you hungry even if you've just eaten a packet of hearty nasi lemak a few hours ago. these delicious looking food sure does make one's stomach growl...if it doesn't then that person must be either an aneroxic or bulimic :p mind you these are only a few of the countless and it's already making me hungry.

i love food.

Monday, June 22, 2009

You're the Marvelous Light

I once was fatherless,
a stranger with no hope;
Your kindness wakened me,
Awakened me, from my sleep

love it beckons deeply,
a call to come and die.
By grace now I will come
And take this life, take your life.

Sin has lost it's power,
death has lost it's sting.
From the grave you've risen

Into marvelous light I'm running,
Out of darkness, out of shame.
By the cross you are the truth,
You are the life, you are the way

My dead heart now is beating,
My deepest stains now clean.
Your breath fills up my lungs.
Now I'm free. now I'm free!

Lift my hands and spin around,
See the light that i have found.
Oh the marvelous light
Marvelous light

how this song speaks of who we are is so true and the way it speaks of who God is is beautiful.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

they speak a thousand!! =)

happenings the past one month plus...enjoy!

Matt's recent visit

Kuching trip in May

My 21st Bday

Church camp (4/6 - 6-6)

** photos courtesy of carmen,michelle, adrienne, elicia and wilson :)