A promised update to myself. Time flies, the last one year, I met new people, built new bonds, made mistakes, learnt lessons... Thanks to the high technology, the very awesome memories that I had with every single one, still evidently left in my hard drive even though this brain is not functioning well all the time. Uh-huh, time for a 2013 flash back! ;)
Dug back the pictures, sorted it by date modified, my Taiwan Trip came out the first. I just couldn't believe, it was 12 months ago. When I viewed back each and every picture, the memories were so fresh, like it just happened yesterday. :') That was a wonderful 10 days, we first visited different part of Taiwan together with the taxi driver aka friendly tour guide. The second half, we stayed back ourselves in Taipei. We hugged and took countless pictures with the so-cute-Alpaca, took a ship out to the sea (that costs us a lot), been totally naked inside the hotel spa, moved house every single day, stood infront of the ice formed by the road side for pictures, tried whatever food in the night markets, released the sky lanterns, shop till we left with the last few cents... That all happened with the company of my bestie XQ and the one and only LK, and of course, the sweet yet funny couple. :)
A very big thank you to the tour guide, even though he might not be able to see this, but he really did a pretty awesome job! And to the rest of you, I believe that's memorable moments that non of us will ever forget. Special thanks to the xq-and-huiming exclusive photographer. Thank you for willing to get bullied by us, yet still love me and xq so much!! You know what, one year past, but I will never forget the very promise. Guess xq is anticipating that as much as I do. Work harder si LK! =P
Then, I went back to Malaysia, after the 7 months staying in Australia. Met up with too many people that I couldnt really remember all the details, but I know it was all happiness. Came back to Malaysia, especially Sibu, it's just heaven to me. =D Familiar places, familiar faces, familiar do-as-i-wish... nothing can be better than coming back home. And I love this once in a long while :)
The first trip when I went back to Aus. Never expect myself to really go for that, the Oceania Convention 2013 that happened in Melbourne. But thank God, I did. When I flipped back all these memories, I really wanna cry. Guys, wherever you are, or wherever you might be leaving to, I know I can only wish you a goodbye, no matter how unwilling I am. :'(
If you ask me, I'd tell you, NEVER will I regret for going that. Look at the smiles on their faces up there, I can't tell you how much I love this picture! :') That very precious few days, that got us to stay together in that island, grow together in God with so much laughter and tears. How bless I was, to have you. :'')
Right after the Melby Trip, I went to Adelaide under the super non stop request by my babe telling me how awesome Adelaide can be, when she is there. ;) Now, let me tell you the beauty of Adelaide...
I had dessert EVERYDAY!! LOL It is a beautiful small town, with many local dessert shops hanging around the streets. I basically have chocolate everyday, and most of the days, I had it more than once per day. Awwww, the overload sweetness, that's the most I can remember about Adelaide. HAHA.
Of course, a must to mention all my beautiful and handsome tour guides all over there. I can't tell you how much I appreciate you guys. You don't need to, but you spaced out your time to bring me around, to entertain me, to gain weight together.. especially it's during the period when you guys were having assignment due. Can I give you a SUPER LIKE? HEHE
Miss this random outing to gold coast. I think that was after some mid-term exam! Not really have anyone to do this random thingy with me nowadays. Or I should say, no one can replace that. :(
Then it jumped to July, my graduation month. Can't believe how the time flies, I thought I just came to Bris yesterday, and there I was, graduated from the one year study, in a heartbeat!
To this bunch of my Yakiniku-ians, I wanna say thank you, that I was with you when I first went. So blessed, to be able to stay with you guys, to go classes together, to waste time together, and even to burn the mid-night oil together during exam. That was just a short one year, but the memories I had with you guys, are beyond a year. Still, so proud of you to be able to graduate all together. Even more proud, to know that each and everyone of you are doing really good back home. Thank you for making me your Stella jiejie, I miss you guys. :')
My graduation Trip. I'm so glad that I was so insist of going to Carins, a place that truly helped me to discover how much I love the under water! It was a very short 4 days 3 nights, but who cares, it happened, and all of us were there together! Thank you, for following my way to that place, even though I know it really costs a lot to everyone. But, HEHE, it's never a regret right? ;)
|The beautiful great barrier reef.|
And of course this one, whom I can never forget. Thank you for being the one who brought me down, with all your expert cares and skills. I wonder, if we will ever meet again? :)
Family came!! Sooooo grateful to have them! :') Even though I was really tired and overwhelmed with everything, their presence never fail to cheer me up.
Not sure if I was a good tour guide, but definitely a brave one. Got to bring them around in Brissy, Gold Coast, and even Melbourne! Wow, even until today, I can still feel the fear driving in the Melbourne city! Must have done it by God's grace!! Nevertheless, that indeed was a family-fun time! So thankful to have them here, experiencing bit of my life.
Made quite an unexpected decision to further my studies to the postgraduate in this University. To be honest, never once in my life that I wanted a Master, but it just happened...
A very modern campus. Not as big as compared to my previous UQ. But overall, I would consider it a very good one, at least I've learnt something out of this particular uni. For the one last semester that is to come, GAMBATTE!!
Then, this four little kids moved into my Yakiniku Unit 4. They said I have been treating the house like a hotel, complaint how difficult it was to even see me. Hehe. Even though some of you have moved out by now, I still wanna thank you, for the half a year that I've spent with you guys. Have fun in the new place yea :)
This is the girl, who always did crazy things with me! After staying for another 2 months in Bris after graduation, finally she's leaving. I have to admit, we didnt really spend much time together, both of us were always busy with different stuff, not to mention we were not staying that near to each other. But we never let go of any chance when it's about meeting up.
That's a great one year Enna! Thank you for being the one who can understand me so well, and been through significant moments together. I miss our crazy spring flare. When are you coming back for a next one? ;)
Received an engagement invitation from this girl, was so confused about what's gonna happen. There I went, witnessed the very moment when she said she's gonna devote her single life to Jesus for the next few years. Such a beautiful one, and inspiring as well. So, how are you doing right now in HK? Faster come back Vianne! :(
Had our UQ9 fund-raising Car Wash! I never know, I will get involved in all these fund-raising events, especially when that happened on the exact same day as my birthday! ;)
So much fun, so much surprises, and so much memories... Cheers to my family in Bris! Love you to the bits!!
Received a guitar as my birthday present! And that started my journey to learn another music instrument other than just piano :) So in love... ♥
A picnic dedicated to our new-arrival girl leader! ;) Like a blink of the eyes, you've joined UQ9 for 4 months till now! Thank you for making the effort to be willing to open up yourself to us, so much! Looking forward for the times that are to come. ;)
A very significant milestone in life, I went to Manila for a mission trip!!! Such a trip, that I will never forget. No matter how long the time past, you guys will always be in my mind. Thank you, especially to my mission trip teammates, will never be able to make it if it's without all of you. :')
To all the graduates in the second semester of 2013, Congrats! =D
Felt so honored to even have their parents here to celebrate the precious moment together! They keep saying thank you, for organizing the event. But to me, it's more than just an event. Seeing the parents' smiles and agreements towards their children and UQ9, it meant everything to me.
Did I fail to mention that I get to drive in Australia even without a car? Yeah, thanks to the super selfless car-key holder who went a little AWOL and left us, or rather me, cried like no one else. :'(
Christmas time!! Never get to celebrate this before due to the denial of Christmas in my home church since young. So yea, apparently this is my first time doing Caroling. Glad that it brought joys to the people around. :)
I remembered I was really busy throughout the whole summer holiday! Even though there's no classes, but everyday I had plenty to be done. Trust me, no matter how busy I was, I literally enjoyed everything. Doing things for God, doing things that I love, life can never be any better!
This was how I ended my 2013, with my beloved family, in the house of our beloved papa Dex. That's quite a crazy and random night, but I love randomness, especially when it is with the right people. :')
2013, indeed a very meaningful year to me. I have seen myself grown so much, both emotionally and spiritually. Did a lot of first-time-in-life, and discovered myself even more. Wondering what's lying ahead in 2014, but I'm pretty sure it's gonna be a great one!! Anticipating..!!