Friday, 5 December 2014

What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.

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嫁猴随猴

Colossians 3:18 ESV 


Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.


It's been a little over two months since I gave birth to our son. In less than a year since our wedding earlier this year, we've conquered several "unimaginable" milestones as husband and wife, and as a father and a mother to our son. 

What mattered was despite all odds stacked against us, we had no hesitation and chose never to let go of each other's hands, we never gave up, and we will never give up on us. I now appreciate the beauty of the marriage vow I made. 


Inspired by Andy Lau's 悟, HubBear's taken off all his hair (just like his idol). He shocked me with his sudden decision. I proudly supported him, in fact, I now respect HubBear even more than before.  

Perfect in every way, with or without hair, my HubBear will always be the most handsome man in my eyes. Hmm he looks even better without hair ☺️

For the very first time, he looks really good with a cap on haha! I bought him a really nice cap at Universal Studios, even a cashier at a Mall complimented. He looked really dreadful with all sorts of caps when he had hair. Guess we can now shop for more cool caps hehe!

After he had his hair all taken off, he shocked me with yet another decision. He had decided a religion for our family - Buddhism. That's not the shocking news. As the "大男人” man of our little family/household, he also decided that we (including our son) will become vegans 吃长素. 

Since I was born and raised in a Buddhist family with a strict vegetarian diet for the first 21 years of my life, this "change" is really not at all difficult for me to adapt to. It's more of HubBear's perseverance and determination. Upholding the promise I made to him as his wife, I will follow my HubBear wherever he goes, I will always be there to catch him if he falls, and I will always be beside him in good times and in bad times. 

I really enjoy being in our unique marriage, growing with and learning from my HubBear who has made me an even better and stronger person than before. We've been very religious over the two weeks and learnt a lot of 道 together. Our conversations are now more meaningful and no longer mundane. We've been enjoying each other's understanding, compassion and kindness, that every moment has now become nothing but beautiful. Hmm I've just upgraded my husband to become my idol lol the positive aura he exudes now is so charming hehehe. HubBear even insists  that I share our learnings in 道 on my blog, I will try. 

I now look forward to an exciting 60 years ahead of us, hand in hand. God has answered my prayer. Right now, Forever seems so short... 

无量心 生福报 无极限
无极限 生息息 爱相连
为何君视而不见 规矩定方圆
悟性 悟觉 悟空 心甘情愿

放下 颠倒梦想 放下云烟
放下 空欲色 放下悬念
多一物 却添了 太多危险
少一物 贪嗔痴 会少一点

若是缘 再苦味也是甜
若无缘 藏爱 在心田
尘世 藕断还丝连 回首一瞬间
种颗善因 陪你走好每一天

唯有 心无挂碍 成就大愿
唯有 心无故 妙不可言
算天算地 算尽了 从前
算不出 生死 会在哪一天

勿生恨 点化虚空的眼
勿生怨 欢喜 不遥远
缠绕 欲望的思念 善恶一瞬间
心怀忏悔 陪你走好每一天

再牢的谎言 却逃不过天眼
明日之前 心流离更远
浮云霎那间 障眼 人心渐离间
集苦连连 不断的出现

无量心 生福报 无极限
无极限 生息息 爱相连
凡人却视而不见 规矩定方圆
悟性 悟觉 悟空 心甘情愿
简简单单 陪你走好每一天
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Wednesday, 3 December 2014

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When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. 
There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. 
Think of it--always.

<Mahatma Gandhi>
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Saturday, 29 November 2014

ONE TEAM SINGAPORE #OneTeamSG

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HubBear and I have busy schedules, so we try to make it a point to gather in the living room after dinner with the Bubbles for family bondingUsually we watch TV and discuss what's onThe other day, we saw this video playing on TV. A quick check, and I found out it’s playing in cinemas and online too!


Featured in the video are the following athletes: 
Derek Wong, badminton player who made Singaporean history by being the first Singaporean finalist in the men’s singles badminton event and winning a silver medal in the Commonwealth Games 2014.  
Timothy and Mark Lee, twin brothers and swimmers who compete as a pair in the synchronised 3m springboard and synchronised platform and individually in other swimming events. At the 27th SEA Games 2013, Timothy and Mark came in 2nd in the synchronised 3m springboard and 3rd in the synchronised platform event. Timothy also took the 4th place for the individual 3m event.
Saiyidah Aisyah, rower who won Singapore’s first gold medal in rowing since 1997 in the 27th SEA Games 2013.
Micky, Charmaine, Premila, Hui Fen, and Baizura, netballers who were the champions of the prestigious Mission Foods Asian Netball Championships, held in September this year. They beat Sri Lanka in the grand finals to clinch the trophy.  
Jason Chee, para table tennis player who won a bronze medal in the 7th ASEAN Paralympics games held in January this year
Can you spot them in the video?
My heart hurts for the athletes who have experienced negativity as shown in the video. They work hard at training every day, and have to balance their studies or work schedule around their training too. It’s a lot harder than how some of us had to balance busy CCAs like dance, band or drama around our packed school schedules. I remember some of my classmates used to cry because they were so stressed out.
I also found Jason Chee, who was featured in the video to be a really inspirational figure. I want to share this with my kids and all of you, especially how he has overcome the loss of his limbs and displays such a strong fighting spirit. He will be competing as part of Team Singapore in the ASEAN Para Games in Dec 2015. The ASEAN Para Games will be held after the 28th SEA Games. Both events will be hosted by Singapore. Home ground means more reason to bring home the trophies and medals right?
The 28th SEA Games will be held from 5 to 16 June in 2015, with the Singapore Sports Hub as the main venue for the Games. Next year will also be Singapore’s 50th anniversary, making the Games an extra special event for us! More than 7,000 athletes and officials from 36 sports will be arriving in Singapore. The theme of the upcoming SEA games is Celebrate the Extraordinary, and is aimed at celebrating the triumph of the human spirit, be it in sports or daily life. The Games emphasise that success is not just about being a champion, but inspiring the champion inside all of us!
Jason Chee and his fellow athletes will be representing our little red dot in the 8th ASEAN Para Games in December 2015. The ASEAN Para Games is a biennial multi-sport event organised by the ASEAN Para Sports Federation (APSF) for athletes with disabilitiesIt will be hosted here for the first time in the history of the Games in conjunction with our 50th anniversary of independence. The eighth biennial Games will also wrap up Singapore’s 50th birthday celebrations.
The SEA Games was a big thing in our family. When last year’s SEA Games was broadcast on TV, we gathered round to watch. We paid attention to the highlights and shared them with everyone else when they came home. The Games was our main topic of conversation. I think we became closer as a family because of it lol
Watching the SEA Games has also inspired the Bubbles to do sports. Quite good…they can expend extra energy and stay fit! Less trips to the doctor, haha
Maybe they will become the next national athlete too? Kidding! (But you never know!)
I also remember how happy we all were when SaiyidahAisyah and Nicole Tan (shooting team, pistol) won two surprise gold medals for our country! Made me so proud to be Singaporean!
After watching the video and remembering our joy at the wins our athletes scored in the last SEA Games, I am reminded of the need for us Singaporeans to come together and be part of Team Singapore! Let’s do our part in helping Team Singapore win on our home ground next year! Send Team Singapore some positive words and energy by leaving a comment on the video to show them your support! These young men and women are striving hard to make our country proud, and deserve all the help we can give. 
Besides commenting on the video, you can also add your voice to the hashtag #OneTeamSG. You can share a positive photo, tweet or post inspirational words on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to cheer the athletes on!

Go Team Singapore!



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Weight Loss Progress 6

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I cannot deny that I am really proud of my determination to slim down after gaining so much pregnancy weight. I don't believe in giving up on myself. My love for HubBear and my commitment to our marriage has and will keep me going.  

Pre-Pregnancy Weight : 49kg
Heaviest Mark : 83kg
Post Partum Day 5 : 72.5kg
Post Partum Day 15 : 68.5kg
Post Partum Day 27 : 66.3kg
Post Partum Day 37 : 64.1kg
Post Partum Day 45 : 62kg
Post Partum Day 59 : 60.3kg
Post Partum Day 65 : 69kg
Post Partum Day 70 : 57kg

Selfie achievements:
机会是自己给自己的
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Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Weight Loss Progress 5

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Been drowning in my thoughts lately... 
I wonder what the world will be like 100 years from now. If only we are immortals. Sigh, my parents are aging by the minute. 


Weight loss has been rather slow, stagnant, slow.... 

Pre-Pregnancy Weight : 49kg
Heaviest Mark : 83kg
Post Partum Day 5 : 72.5kg
Post Partum Day 15 : 68.5kg
Post Partum Day 27 : 66.3kg
Post Partum Day 37 : 64.1kg
Post Partum Day 45 : 62kg
Post Partum Day 59 : 60.3kg

I don't think I can reach my pre-pregnancy weight by Christmas. Anyway 3 months is actually a ridiculous time limit I've given myself to lose 34kg in total lol~ I'll just extend it by a little bit aghhh!! Not giving up! I will get there!!!!! 
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Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Weight Loss Progress 4

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Celebrated Chooby's Full Month over the weekend at Changi Cottage with our loved ones. I 
took less than 10 pics goodness me, really regret not getting a photobooth or hire a photographer. 

Hopefully I can reach my pre-pregnancy weight before Christmas. 

Pre-Pregnancy Weight : 49kg
Heaviest Mark : 83kg
Post Partum Day 5 : 72.5kg
Post Partum Day 15 : 68.5kg
Post Partum Day 27 : 66.3kg
Post Partum Day 37 : 64.1kg
Post Partum Day 45 : 62kg

Slow and steady.
Not giving up! 
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