a string to connect pieces of my life

Thursday, February 25, 2010

umm, all the sweets I can't have right now

a big slice of chocolate cake
a powdered donut
oatmeal raisin cookies
sweet sesame filled rice balls
a moist blueberry muffin
shortbread cookies with buttercream frosting
chinese-style bread with red bean fillings
bubble tea

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

I enjoyed

Sau's visit. She brought a lot of food. We did a lot of catch-up. And we watched two movies together. I love this girl!

a long, hearty phone conversation with Bhramara. We exchanged updates in our lives and talked about faith. I am grateful that this friendship is going strong under God's blessing.

baby gifts from my lifegroup girls. The package came as a surprise. I loved every single item.

Friday, February 19, 2010

my favorite psalm

Psalm 51
For the director of music. A psalm of David. When the prophet Nathan came to him after David had committed adultery with Bathsheba.

1 Have mercy on me, O God,
according to your unfailing love;
according to your great compassion
blot out my transgressions.
2 Wash away all my iniquity
and cleanse me from my sin.

3 For I know my transgressions,
and my sin is always before me.

4 Against you, you only, have I sinned
and done what is evil in your sight,
so that you are proved right when you speak
and justified when you judge.

5 Surely I was sinful at birth,
sinful from the time my mother conceived me.

6 Surely you desire truth in the inner parts [a] ;
you teach [b] me wisdom in the inmost place.

7 Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean;
wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.

8 Let me hear joy and gladness;
let the bones you have crushed rejoice.

9 Hide your face from my sins
and blot out all my iniquity.

10 Create in me a pure heart, O God,
and renew a steadfast spirit within me.

11 Do not cast me from your presence
or take your Holy Spirit from me.

12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation
and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.

13 Then I will teach transgressors your ways,
and sinners will turn back to you.

14 Save me from bloodguilt, O God,
the God who saves me,
and my tongue will sing of your righteousness.

15 O Lord, open my lips,
and my mouth will declare your praise.

16 You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it;
you do not take pleasure in burnt offerings.

17 The sacrifices of God are [c] a broken spirit;
a broken and contrite heart,
O God, you will not despise.

18 In your good pleasure make Zion prosper;
build up the walls of Jerusalem.

19 Then there will be righteous sacrifices,
whole burnt offerings to delight you;
then bulls will be offered on your altar.

I love it mostly because worshiping God is still a daily struggle for me. I still make wrong choices and act disobedient all the time. I long for the day when my worship and praises for him just comes effortlessly. It takes more practice, I think.

Thursday, February 18, 2010


It is funny how the baby reacts to the food I take in now. He kicked and punched with excitement when I was having spicy fish soup a few weeks ago. And just now the sourness of the clementine I ate gave him a series of hiccups. :)

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

a historical moment

Two Chinese women in the Australia Open semifinal! Woohoo!

Too bad Nadal was forced to withdraw due to his knee injury. :(

For the first time I will be watching more women's games than men's.

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

the laughters are few, so they are more precious

I was in the bathroom.

My mom: "what are you washing? Let me wash it for you." (since my mobility is restricted.)

Me: "my face!"


in spite of all the crazy things

Psalm 13
1 How long, O LORD ? Will you forget me forever?
How long will you hide your face from me?

2 How long must I wrestle with my thoughts
and every day have sorrow in my heart?
How long will my enemy triumph over me?

3 Look on me and answer, O LORD my God.
Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep in death;

4 my enemy will say, "I have overcome him,"
and my foes will rejoice when I fall.

5 But I trust in your unfailing love;
my heart rejoices in your salvation.

6 I will sing to the LORD,
for he has been good to me.


These verses properly reflect what has been on my mind most of time these days.

In spite of all the things that are happening, I am very grateful for:
1. my husband's devotion and support;
2. my boss' support and understanding;
3. our friends' encouragement and offer of help;
4. God's unfailing love.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

fresh out of my new breadmaker :)