8.30.2009

Welcome back?

Yes, I've been MIA for quite some time.. But I'm glad to be back, somewhat. Summer is soon coming to an end, and i have to say, it's been quite a roller coaster ride. In a good way of course. I think i can say this was quite a fun-filled summer. Good times, with great people and amazing memories. I'm excited though, for what fall would bring. Maybe taking on another job, on top of the current one, and def do quite a bit of travelling (if my budget and daddy permits me haha. Ooh and Sunshine coast in a few! The place we're staying at is gorg. Def a ton of pictures will be taken! super stoked.) And Melanie is arriving this week! How exciting. I remember when we were talking about her moving over to Vancouver 2 years ago.. And now it's finally happening. It's going to be a fam jam fa sho! My party animal cousin hehe. I guess the genes do run in the family.

Aside from all the fun, and good times.. I think I've been bottling up my emotions quite a bit lately. I feel like I've closed off some part of me, just to save me of any opportunity of getting hurt. I know that my friends have noticed that as well, so apologies if you guys feel that I've been giving you the cold shoulder. I don't know why, but as of recent.. I feel like I can't share what I'm feeling, or what's going on. If you know me well enough, you would know that I'm a pretty open person. I've no problems at all saying how I feel, and letting you know things straight up. But this time, things aren't the same. And it honestly sucks, not being able to voice out. It's times like these though that I'm thankful for the few close ones, and Melanie. Always one call away, right babe? Anyways, it's getting late. I should probably sleep.

8.18.2009

My vaio has failed me

Sorry for the lack of updates! Won't be updating as much due to the fact that my laptop is off my hands for at least a couple of weeks. (if you've read my tweets, you'll see how enraged I was when Best Buy told me of Sony's stupid policy.. which I then proceeded to vent my anger on twitter haha.) Anyways, I had quite the weekend.. A rather tiring one as well. Richmond Night Market, parties, and late nights. I'm partied out.. for now. Another long week ahead.. With more parties and dinners to come. Not too keen at the moment.. But maybe it'll turn around later in the week. Today was good though. Spontaneously good, right L.Tran? Misssss you! We finally got to catch up, after such a long time. Thanks for coming out to watch the game with me, hockey buddie. Nucks4life! We need more of those days! Anyways, I think I shall end here. Check twitter for updates? I'm super tired right now. Gotta be up in a bit to meet Diana and Kev. So good night world. (yes i am well aware it's 4:34 AM)

8.12.2009

Who's that girl?

Some one of a kind,
Diamond in the rough.


Back to work today! And what can I say? It was straight breezing. Time to make them dolla dolla bills! Haha. Anyways, I had a photo shoot with the girls yesterday, and it went well! Love the 400 frames we managed to capture of Tiana. She looked gorgeous as always, and Elena did an awesome job with the hair & make-up. Other than that, been keeping myself busy. Got lots on my mind. But I'm super stoked for Melanie's arrival. Time for some fam jam, eh Mel? And it's that time of the month again. (no, I'm not talking about THAT time of the month) It's time for the Snooze you Lose sale! Which means, shopping! I've a few pieces picked out in mind.. So when i get them, I'll def post them up here. Oh and the rest of the photo shoot pictures can be found here. Enjoy, once again.

8.08.2009

Back from Camp -- Revived

Tonight, was straight amazing. Yeah revival! It was so awesome to see people just let go, and just praise God. To just not care about everything else, and just be in His presence. I wish it happened more often. I used to be so conscious of my singing, but tonight.. that didn't matter. All I wanted to do was praise God, and open up my heart to Him. Fall on my knees and pray. Sometimes when I think of how far I've gone throughout these two years, even I'm a little surprised at myself. But of course, God has played the biggest role during this period of time, and I'm grateful for that. For His love, patience and everything He has done for me in my life. I've had my heart broken, I've had the days where I just hope I never have to go through again, did some things I'm not proud of, lost the people most dearest to me, and wished I had second chances. But that's all in the past now. Even though I did some things then I wouldn't have now.. It was my mistake to make, and learn. And I'm glad it all happen then, because I wouldn't be where I am now. All the pain, and misery (misery loves company eh), is being left in the past. But at that time.. it hurt so much. I remember one of the toughest and longest days of my life was when my grandfather was terminally ill in the hospital, and I had to take the next flight back home. I was dead scared, and cried on the flight there. I felt so helpless, because he didn't even remember who I was, and the fact that I've moved to Vancouver. And then he passed. Most grandchildren I know aren't that close to their grandparents.. But I was tight with mine. He literally brought me up all those years. Taught me good manners, and made sure that in life, I had fun. But upon his death, I shut myself out, from a whole lot of things. At times I still miss him, reminisce of the days when he was still around.. But I'm glad too, that he doesn't have to suffer anymore, and that he's in a better place. Moving on to relationship-wise, I guess you could say it was a mess. But it was, for sure a learning experience. I don't really talk much about it publicly, but if you knew me well enough, you would know the story. But yes, I haven't gotten into another serious relationship ever since. It's not that I'm not ready, I just haven't found the right person. Everything in it's time right ? Okay I think I shall head to bed. Another long day tomorrow. Peace & Love folks.

8.06.2009

Studs in the making


One of the reasons to why I miss home so much.

8.03.2009

1 Corinthians 11

Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ.

This past weekend, has been nothing short of amazing. I wish I could write down everything that happened at camp, but it would be endless. From the hilarious pranks, funny moments, to the leadership talks and praise & worship.. I couldn't ask for a better weekend. Even though we lacked sleep, it was well worth it. This camp has taught me quite a bit, and has definitely allowed me to step up, and head towards the direction of becoming a leader. Praise and worship was great as well. It was really awesome to see the congregation just open their hearts and souls to worship God. On the last night of praise and worship.. I'm sure most of us could feel His presence, as we sang Reign in Us - Starfield. I guess at that point, everyone just kinda let go, and let God, which was amazing to see. Okay onto the less serious stuff.. Aaron's prank + the kidnapping = priceless. (although i felt a little bad because we helped..sorry Aaron!) And my roomies, nothin' but mad for you girlies! The late night talks and our photoshoots were good times. And the ghost stories session at night? oOooh. Hahaha. But ultimately, this camp wouldn't have been what it was if not for the BHLC fam. Many thanks to the committee who made it possible, for it was again, an amazing experience.

MMMs
  • Aaron getting owned by the guys
  • Selena getting held hostage by Vinh and Aaron for stealing the pillow
  • Our mini photoshoot at the dock
  • Late night boy + life talks with Kelly, Gloria, Kitty, Evangeline, Kristine
  • Movie night with the group
  • When Aaron Lo let out a little air in the girls' room LOL
  • Starring contest with the guys
  • Gloria's contemperary dance "workshop"
  • Praise and worship with the band
  • Ghost stories with everyone + Sam's hilarious dimsum story
  • Marketing project presentations
Pictures can be found here.

Oh and watch Aaron get owned!


(Edit) I so much want to believe that everything will work out, but it's a little hard. I guess all I can do is pray and put my trust in God and that He'll give me a peace of mind and comfort right now.