Monday, February 28, 2011

God Won't Ask......

1. God won’t ask what kind of car you drove, but will ask how many people you drove who didn’t have transportation.

2. God won’t ask the square footage of your house, but will ask how many people you welcomed into your home.

3. God won’t ask about the fancy clothes you had in your closet, but will ask how many of those clothes helped the needy.

4. God won’t ask about your social status, but will ask what kind of class you displayed.

5. God won’t ask how many material possessions you had, but will ask if they dictated your life.

6. God won’t ask what your highest salary was, but will ask if you compromised your character to obtain that salary.

7. God won’t ask how much overtime you worked, but will ask if you worked overtime for your family and loved ones.

8. God won’t ask how many promotions you received, but will ask how you promoted others.

9. God won’t ask what your job title was, but will ask if you performed your job to the best of your ability.

10. God won’t ask what you did to help yourself, but will ask what you did to help others.

11. God won’t ask how many friends you had, but will ask how many people to whom you were a true friend.

12. God won’t ask what you did to protect your rights, but will ask what you did to protect the rights of others.

13. God won’t ask in what neighborhood you lived, but will ask how you treated your neighbors.

14. God won’t ask about the color of your skin, but will ask about the content of your character.

15. God won’t ask how many times your deeds matched your words, but will ask how many times they didn’t.

Author unknown


Love these wise and deep thoughts.

Dreaming of New House

Duh.... last nite I was dreaming having a new home. It's 2 floors, big house. Got lots of windows at the 1st floor, the main bedroom is at the 2nd floor. Across the bedroom was a huge swimming pool! Lah!!!!. It's a square one. Outdoor pool.

My younger sister, lived next door to us. I saw her standing at the front house, by a tree. Then, I went upstairs and checked the bathroom. Ronnie said," The bathroom's over there."

I went to the bathroom and surprised to see how it looks like. No bathtub, it's like a bathroom in Indo, a square tall tub with a bucket. . I told Ronnie," Ah... it's like in my country!"

But, I ended up asking Ronnie to leave the house, cos it's not the house I liked.LOL.

Hmm.....another weird dream.


Friday, February 25, 2011

Really T.I.R.E.D

Yup... Benadryl indeed makes me sleepy!

I didn't take anymore benadyrl since yesterday morning. I went to bed last nite, had a good sleep, still I couldn't open my eyes in the morning. ML woke up around 7am, wanted to go downstairs. I hardly opened my eyes, so Ronnie went down to take care of her.

I fell asleep again till 10 am! . My..... I must have been really tired.  I had to get up and went to the bathroom.I checked my weight, it's down to 145.6 lbs. Hooray!

I saw ML was watching tv. Ah... it's snowy outside!  I think we'll just stay at home, hibernate again. Cos I'll have a long weekend.


Thursday, February 24, 2011

Cough, Sinus, Headache = All in One

Duh.. it's been more than 1 week I've been sick. It bothers me alot.The cough hasn't gone yet, the headache constantly comes, and my neck...oh my neck.. I slept at the wrong position...again

After trying to fight it for a week, I finally asked to use my sick day yesterday. Felt bad to ask, but I couldn't stand anymore.

Tues evening, I took a bath, falling asleep a couple times in the tub. Duh.. I was really tired, I bet. Then went downstairs, laying down in a couch with ML, fell asleep again. Ronnie asked me to go to bed and let ML stay with him downstairs.

I turned on my humidifier and dropped some " minyak kayu putih" in it. It smelt good, and I could sleep better. Thank God, Ronnie brought me some Benadryl that night and it helped me a lil bit ( but.... was that made me sleepy a lot ? )

The next morning, Wed, it's my sick day off. ML woke me up around 7 am, wanted to eat something. I took her downstairs, laying down on the couch again, and fell asleep till I heard my phn's ringing. It's 10 am, Ronnie said he left his cellphone at home, he asked if I could drop it to his work.  I said " No", cos I still felt bad . Then, falling asleep again till 12 pm, he called me and said," Hi, Hun. I'm coming home. Cook me some noddles,please."

Oh... it's noon!!! I woke up and cooked him some Indomie. He picked up his cell, and said," Bye." Lah.. he hasn't eaten his noddles yet. He said," I'm taking the bowl with me." Hm...

Before Ronnie left, he said that the weather's beautiful. I should do something to make my body feels better. So, I got up and took a shower, still dizzy, and asked ML to get ready.

We went to Border Bookstore and Half Price Bookstore. I didn't get much at Border Bookstore, not many things I liked from there. But Half Price got stuff I wanted. Bought ML some dvd games and then stopped by at the library.

We stopped by at Mom's, getting more Benadryl and had some cheesecake. Mom said ML helped her do the crumbles. That's good! ML had 2 pieces.LOL

I started feeling  bad, and was in a hurry to go home. Laying down on the couch again, and fell asleep! . I was hungry, then cooked Bihun Goreng.ML had some chicken soup with crackers.

I was trying to stay awake, but it's hard for me. ML kept waking me up. At 9 pm, after ML's done playing Thomas game, we went up to bed.

ML asked me to lay down on the floor, and prayed while facing her " purse lamp ".

Then, I told her I needed to go back to my room. ML wanted me to lay down with her. Ahh.. this lil one catches cold from me, she has runny nose now .

I told ML she needed to sleep by herself tonite. She asked me to hold her hand and turned on her music. She wanted me to sing " ABCD " song, then she fell asleep.

I went back to my bed, and laid down. Had another Benadryl, and it put me to sleep. Still had cough till now, but not as worse as the other days.

I'm back to work, had Benadryl at 7am,and I'm sooo sooo sleepy now  

* OMG... just talked to my friend, he said BENADYRL indeed puts you to sleep * Ughhh, no wonder

I just realized how tired I was, and my body needed some rest. I enjoyed my sick day off, yet, I still need some more rest. Weekend is coming soon. Today is my last day working during the week, and I'll have long weekend after that.


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Tuesday, February 22, 2011


Genre: Kids & Family
Awesome movie. I loved it.
Auro (Amitabh Bachchan) is an intelligent and witty 13-year-old boy with an extremely rare genetic defect called progeria. Mentally he is twelve and very normal, but physically he looks five times older. In spite of his condition, Auro is a very happy boy. He lives with his mother Vidya (Vidya Balan) who is a gynecologist. Amol Arte (Abhishek Bachchan) is a young, cold blooded politician. He is out to prove to the world that 'politics' is not a bad word. He is a man with a mission. Auro is Amol's son; however, Vidya conceals this from him. Amol meets Auro when he visits the boy's school. Though he does not know that Auro is his son, he takes him to Delhi to see the president's house. Auro, who knows the truth, tries to get his mother and father back together, but Vidya resists, still hurt by the fact that Amol wanted her to have an abortion when they first found out she was pregnant. Amol realizes his mistake though, and proposes to Vidya, as he is still in love with her. He stays by Auro's side when he finds out that Auro is his son. Auro's health begins to deteriorate as he reaches his 13th birthday, his physical defects catching up. However, he is finally able to reunite his mother and father once again as Vidya gives in to her feelings for Amol and her motherly love for Auro. Auro, succumbing to his disease, says his last words "Maa" and "Paa" before dying with a satisfying smile.

Meet My " Good Samaritans "

Last 2 weeks ago, we held a fellowship at our house. I invited Dominic Turner, the guy who helped me at Car X * read my blog about The Heart of Stewardship * .

They came when we just started singing. Lashonda, Dominic's wife said," Oh, by the time we came into the door, we heard this beautiful song "..

My friends asked me in the kitchen,when I was checking on some food, " who are they ? " I told them, " That's the " good samaritan " guy, Dominic." Ha ha ha ha. All a sudden my friends said, " Ohh....that's him ??? That's great he came! "

We had a fellowship about 2 hours, and then followed with dinner. The Turners are nice family. They ate the food we had. Dominic tried my Bakso Urat. LOL. He liked it.

Out of surprise, Dominic n Lashonda asked me to inform them for the next fellowship meeting . Wow!!! So glad they'd like to join us again.

Baby Immanuel is really cute! He just didn't want me to hold him .

Finally, I had a chance to meet The Turners and keep the friendship. It's funny, Lashonda told me, that they wanted to check on me, how I was doing, but all a sudden I called them and invited them for the fellowship. What a surprise, she said.

It's good to be feeling good and blessed. One of my friends said," Mei, you're a " fisherman" now, bringing souls to God." ha ha ha ha.

I'm doing my job as a " doer ". Glad if people would like to come and seek God. It's not about me, it's all about Him.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Weird Dream

Last nite, I had a weird dream. I haven't had any weird dream for awhile, but it came back last nite.

I was in my family's home in Siantar, getting ready to go to " SCHOOL ". Yes, SCHOOL! I was looking for my " UNIFORM" , my shirt. I couldn't find any.All of them were dirty. I searched to another drawer, opened all the drawers and found nothing.

Meanwhile the clock was showing past 7am. I was late!!!! I told Mami to help me look for the top. I was crying and crying and crying!

Then, I remember, my neighbor sells lots of kinds of clothes. I went to her house. I saw this lady ( in real, she's sick, bedrest ) walking around her kitchen. I was surprised to see her much different. I told her I needed to buy the top uniform, SMA. She handed me one,still in a plastic bag.

I asked her if the top uniform had my size, she said yes. When I went home, I opened the plastic bag, it's not the shirt I wanted. It's a nice white top with laces on the hands. It's very beautiful.

I put it on and I said," Oh my.. Not this one! I need a real top uniform."

I didn't have it till the end. Aghhhh...weird weird weird.........

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Tomorrow is a Big Day

Yes, " tomorrow is a big day ". I love that quote!

Each day, sometimes it haunts me, chases me to do rush things.Oh I forgot to do this, oh I forgot to do that! Time runs so fast!

Early in the morning, drop ML to her grandma's house.During winter is the hardest time for me, since it's snowy, cold,the temperature's dropped to -14C! , holding her while she's still sleeping, make sure she wouldn't fall down when I was walking on the slippery driveway.

Then drive to work, starts the day at 7am-5pm.Within a day, there're lots of things happen.Sometimes time runs so slow,sometimes so fast, by the time clock shows 5 pm, I closed the office and drive back to pick up ML ( Daddy picks her up the next day,we schedule to pick her up in turn ).

Sometimes chit chat with Mom, asking one each other how the day goes by.Then take her home. If we need to stop somewhere,we'd do, do grocery shopping ect.

At home, I start cooking for my dinner& lunch the next day. ML would watch tv or play games.Then Daddy comes home,we spend time chit chat in the family room.We spend most of the time in the family room & kitchen.

Sometimes, Daddy goes to the basement, play music, and he does the laundry at the same time. Daddy don't let me do the laundry. He said one day," If you touch it, you'll do it FOREVER."

Oh no.... I don't wanna do it. I am a forgetful person. Once I put clothes in the machine, I might not remember to come down and dry them, cos I will be busy in the KITCHEN!

Somewhere around 7-8'ish,I prepare ML"s clothes for the next day, the same thing for me.Then, ask ML to go to bed. Brushing her teeth,wash her hands, face, ears,pee pee, then climb up to bed, to pray.

Daddy will come to bed, and tuck us in.Sometimes he spends time with us in bed.

I myself have been reading the Daily Bread, I give ML a few minutes to play in the bed, before we pray.

She's funny. Everytime I say," Let's pray." She'll start saying,' TUHAN YESUS, JAGA ML ". Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

I told her, we have to start with something else," Tuhan Yesus, ML mau bobo.Tuhan jaga...."

She said, " Oh,I'm sorry, Mommy." Ha ha ha ha ha.

Lately, she asked me if we have more prayer lists.When I mention some names, she will say," Come next ? Who else ?"  

ML likes reading before going to sleep. She brings some story books and asks me to read one of them.She can have me read the same book for a couple days.

And, I encourage her to go back to her bedroom ( she's been sleeping with us for awhile ).She refused to go back to her bedroom, dunno why.

I use a trick to make her back. We always say," Let's do the race!". Ha ha ha ha ha. " One,two, set and GO!!!! "

I pretend to be the looser, so ML can be the winner and reach the bedroom fast.She is REALLY happy when she knows she can defeat me. I love to see her " Happy Face ".

She asks me to lay down into her crib ( thank God, still fit in there ).LOL. She says," Come, Mommy. Lay down with me."

I lay down next to her, put on her blankie,and she said," Read,Mommy, please."

I grab a book and read it. Then she says,' Mikit ( music ), please."

She has a " piano musical toy ", tied to one of the cribs' side. I push " PLAY " on it. It plays a couple instrumentals.

I will say," Give Mommy a kiss,please." She gives me her cheek.Ha ha ha ha. I say," Mommy wants a nice kiss." Then, she kisses me.

I say," Ok,sugar....Good nite... Love you.Mommy will see you tomorrow."

ML says," Nite,Mommy.I love Mommy."

I ask," What is tomorrow,Mei ?"


Yes, Tomorrow is a Big Day! That's what my 3 years old daughter says. I love to hear it. I realize each day is indeed a big day !

I say to Daddy, " I love ML's word about " tomorrow ".

She has a positive way to look forward to facing another day, a big one.

I need to learn from this lil one, how to face " tomorrow ", without any worries. Because I know tomorrow is a big day! A brand new day!

PS : I love you, ML!!!!



Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Bakso Urat ( Beef Tendon Soup )

Ah..what else should I say ? I love this " soup".It warms me during the winter * Yes, I've been cooking Bakso many times during the winter*

The beef tendon meatballs really help to add the flavor, moreover the SAMBAL BAKSO, is the PLUS POINT!

Baksonya 1 porsi,Bang! :D

Beef tendon meatballs
Beef tripe
beef boullion
leek,sliced about 1-2 inches length
celery stalk 1-2 inches length
beef bones

Boil the beef bones,the fat and the tripe for couple hours.
Add some salt,pepper,beef boullion,celery and leeks.
Add meatballs in the end.
Serve with fried onion and sliced celery on top.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Ask, and You'll be Given :D

This noon, I was looking at my friend's FB. Her daughter celebrated Valentine's Day at her daycare. I saw these lovely presents and said to myself, " Ahh... ML hasn't gone to school yet.Alas, she didn't have a chance to celebrate Valentine's Day with kids and have lovely goodie bags like these."

CLICK! X'ed! I was busy with my  work again. Then, Ronnie called me.He asked," hey,what do you do after work ? " I said," nothing, pick up ML and go home."

He said," Meet me at Frickers,OK ?" . So, I picked up ML and had Mom come along with us.

Mom gave me lovely cards, handmade Valentine's Day cards. Oh my.....

Ronnie got one from us * I hid it the night before in his jacket* , as well with Mom, hid it in ML's bagpack.

We had nice dinner, then dropped Mom back home. As we got home, I saw a plastic bag was hanging on my mail box, and another package inside of the mail box. I wonder what they were!

I took the stuff inside, and opened the big envelope.'s Dorothy Sun's book, Clay in the Potter's Hand. That book I requested about 2 weeks ago, for FREE! Yippeee!!!!

Then, I opened the plastic bag, there a note in it, and a red- Valentine's theme bucket, a pencil and chocolate. It said," Sister, I got this goodie bag from my student's parents. Since I don't have a kid yet, I would like to give it to ML."

Yay!!!!!!! What a blessing!!!!! Thank you, Christina!!!!

I texted her and told her how much I wanted to have one like it this noon, within hours,it's granted!!!! God is good!!! He hears my prayer

Yes, another prayer's answered

Simple ? for some people it's simple, it's nothing, but for me, it's AMAZING!!!!

* Every little thing is a blessing*

( NO ) Worries

Got email from my boss, he's offered a new job, promoted to be a Regional Manager for Eastern America for P&G Account. Ah...what a sweet news! I'm so really surprise, because never heard any news about him ( although some people did ).

This guy is from NZ. He started as a worker who worked at mail room, and his career went up high. I wish I could be like him.LOL.

Now, as he sent email to the team workers, I feel a lil bit worry. Worry in meaning that I wouldn't meet him again. Worry if someone who replaces him might not be like him. We're " foreigners ". I feel the connection, whenever I had problems, I could speak my minds to him through email.

As I congrated him by email, I will pray whoever he chooses to take over his position, would be a person who can " hear " and " listen " to our minds. Someone who can embrace the others and wouldn't make a gap.

This will be put in my prayer list. I hope it will work out well.


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Life = Worthless ????

Sad, heartbreaking, pain and grief to see the tragedy in Cikeusik & Temanggung, esp. Cikeusik.

Who are we to take one's soul away ? Religion doesn't save anybody, doesn't take anybody to heaven.

In order to have a place in heaven, we must create our own heaven by doing what's good,what's right,spreading love and grace. That's the visible heaven!

What is " religion" if someone claims he has one, but don't practise it ?

No religion at all - better of, I say.

Killing people seems is easier than killing animals nowadays. Even, animals are more precious than human beings!

Chicken perdue costs about 3-4 bucks/ pack. Human being ? NUL! ZERO! NADA!

Whatever it is, slaying people mercilessly, using God's name, it's absolutely unaccepted! Gaining victories at the wrong way.

If we rejoice only in our own victories, we miss the wonder of celebrating the power of the Lord.

Lord, give me sensitivity
To people in their grief and pain,
To weep with them and show Your love
In ways mere words cannot attain. —Sper

“Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep.”

~ Rom 12 :15 ~

You can say I'm wrong, I don't know what I'm talking about, I am being nosey for messing around with one's business, but... no... I am telling you, I'm stressing about SLAYING/MURDERING here.

It's enough one time Jesus sacrificed himself to pay the sins in the cross. No more blood sheds on the earth.

May God forgive them.


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Too Much & The End :D

I can't resist not to post this.

We've been praying and put lots of names in our prayer lists. So, one day, I added some more names.

" Tuhan  Yesus, ML mau bobo.... Tuhan jaga ML, Mami, Daddy, Oma, Opa, Grandma, Mami Beby, Mama Vivie, Iie Amoy, Iie Titie, Oom Joe, Iie Wenny, Oom Topan, Paktua, Maktua, Papi Indra, Papa Cendy, Oom Yosep, Cicie,Koko,Ai,Mei-Mei, Kukong,Ipo, Uncle Matt,Uncle Steve, Uncle Dave, Aunty Mary, Aunty Pam, Aunty Joyce,Lizzy, Bryan, Maggie, Baby Lyla, Dominic, Lashonda, Baby Immanuel, Lucky, Putty, Tader, Kiya,CJ, Kakak,Tante,Cora, Joann...."

In the middle of the prayer, ML said, " too much( many names ) ". . HA HA HA HA HA HA HA. I asked her to close her eyes and kept praying. LOL

Then,she said, " I lay down, Mommy." I said,"No, you can't. Please sit back. We need to finish the prayer."

She sat back and we continued saying some names.She knew it's getting closer to finish the prayer when we said " In the name of Jesus...", ML suddenly said, " THE END! "

Goshh... this lil munchkin really made me laugh!

After the prayer, she said " Family Hug!" . We hugged one each other and kissed on cheecks. She said," Gimme hand, Mommy. "

She's just like me. I always holding hand with Ronnie eventhough when we're sleeping.LOL

TOO MUCH & THE END are the funny words I've ever heard in ML's prayers :D


Matthew 19:14 (New King James Version)

14 But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.”

Pic : ML was 1 year

Monday, February 7, 2011

Feb 4th'11 : ML's Got Mail ( 2 )

Finally she opened it and let me see. It's " HAPPY FACE!!!"

She drew it a couple days ago and wanted Grandma to mail it.Grandma did! LOL. It's awesome!!!!!!!!

Feb 4th'11 : ML's Got Mail ( 1 )

Surprise surprise!!!! ML got mail from Grandma. She didn't want to open it. Mommy's dying would like to see what was inside :D

Feb 4th'11 : ML's Got Mail!

Surprise!!!! ML got her very 1st mail...and it's from...GRANDMA!!!!

Yes, Grandma mailed ML's " hand drawing ". She even didn't let me see what was in the envelope. She hid it from me. I begged her many times to open the envelope.

Finally, she opened it and said," Happy Face! ". When I saw it, it's her hand scratching. I laughed. I called Mom and let ML talked to her. Mom didn't get it. Then I told her we got her mail. She's excited. She said," WOW!!! So, it's worth it of the stamp! ML said to me to mail it." HA HA HA HA HA

Thank you, Mom... it really MADE our day!!!!