Tuesday, April 15, 2014
I'm probably the only girl who would jump for joy to snag a in-stock apparel piece from blogshopping. Two Sundays back while serving for choir and having a break, Jac and me were 'fighting' to secure this top from the latest FASHMOB launch, but we just couldn't load the website with our phones. Actually I did momentarily, until I clicked 'Confirm' for my order and the website failed me. We had to rush back up on stage for 2nd service and by the time we came down it was all sold out. I was sulking and whining when lo and behold, I receive an email confirmation that my order got through! Pretty sure daddy God played the important part in making it happen! :)
Friday, April 11, 2014
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Really appreciate the solitude and time spent alone the past week. It scares even myself how I 'ran away' after cg from the friends closest to my heart, just because I couldn't bear to talk about it and fake a smile anymore. How long has it been since I last came here even, my favorite hiding place?
I finally got discharged from Gleneagles hospital today, and it's weird to say this but I am missing that place already. Somehow I just feel safe having the nurses and doctors around, and I was really well taken care of. Food's great, and I had a good rest even though it's just for a day. Speaking to doctor Sanjay was the most important thing that took place in my stay; I bombarded him with questions about the condition, he laid out the options for me and explained his reasons why he's against my going for surgery. The burning question on my mind was also answered; in his 15 years of studying on this condition he has only seen 2 patients, and I'm the third. "That's why I say it's very rare and uncommon."
Thankfully, by spending time in Instagram photography and also quiet time in His presence, I found an outlet of solace. Can't wait to see where this journey will lead me to. Signing off for now, and thank you for all the love and concern I've received. You've no idea how much it means to me, the source of my strength and courage to keep going on because of. You know who you are, precious one. xo. :)
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Feels like forever since I last attended a bloggers' event, and I finally broke the 'dry spell' on Monday when Rosental invited me to go as her +1 for one. The event invite was extended by 'The Entertainer', who owns the app where they have thousands of well-known brands partner up with them to compile up a 'Buy-One-Get-One-Free' coupon book, and even an app. Ranging from food & beverages to wellness, entertainment, fitness, places of interest, and hotel stays, I was pretty amazed with the offers and how much we could actually save! Take our meal for example; the pizza and pasta we ordered using the 'Buy-One-Get-One-Free' coupon from the app easily saved us $30, and the amount of savings are automatically calculated and recorded for us.
The app itself with all the coupons are for sale at $95, but the savings in it are worth $153,000. Crazy or not? I was also sharing with Rosental, the only downside might be that we wouldn't use all the coupons in it, but even if that's so just using maybe ten of it would let us break-even the cost of it. Then the other coupons used after that would help us some substantial amount of money! :)
I haven't been out much these days, basically just going into recluse trying to sort my messed-up emotions out. A side of me is overwhelmed and touched by everyone who has been checking on me and my condition, just praying over and standing in faith with me, yet another side of me is so drained from explaining. Glad that I haven't met anyone up yet that I have to verbally share face to face, because I'm pretty sure I might choke on my tears and emotions. I don't want to see the look in their eyes when I break the news to them. I don't want to talk about it cus I don't want to be reminded of it over and over again. I hate feeling weak, and things are not THAT bad as it sounds. Really.
The only solace found was in doing the mini revamps to the room. Bro's bulky creaking wardrobe is finally gone, and in replacement dad took my open-concept idea and DIY-ed up this new clothes space. I got some pretty neat and pretty stuffs from our IKEA visit too; a tealight candle holder that illuminates stars in the dark with the candle lit up, a mini plant with the pretty lace-details plant pot, and the frame that I stick a bow to. Now my shelf has a spanking new look, and I'm pretty satisfied with how it changes the whole feel of the room! :)
Well, till the next IKEA visit that is.