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Another Step Into The Twenties

Posted on: July 28, 2009

I sat all my toys on the bed, and found out that they all had one thing
in common. All of them had the same birthday, although of different
ages. Dee Dee and Pooh are 3 years old. NT is 2 years old. Hunny,
Monkey and McDull are 1 year old. And the biggest object on the bed,
which is myself, is officially 22 today.

I was lucky enough to
be able to go back home last week for a family reunion cum birthday
celebration. Dawn came back too, although she was sick and shopped for
my presents even when she was sick too. Mable was down with a bad cold
and funny sort of ‘flu’ two days after my return. Even Jon who went
home with me was coughing and sniffing on the way back. Thank God there
was nothing wrong with me, although everyone commented that I was
skinnier than ever.

Pastor Chiam preached a message about why we
need to grow as Christians. Now I come to think of it, it was actually
a rather timely birthday message. Thought over it a bit today – after
all, when one is as old as 22, they must think a little more. I’ve been
rather lazy in growing spiritualy these years (and physically I’m now
somewhat smaller too). It is time to go out of my comfort zone and grow
as a Christian. It wouldn’t be easy. But when age is catching up with
you (I’ve been denying that I’m 22 all the way until today even though
my birthday was celebrated at home), you know you have to act fast
before it’s too late.

In fact, despite being not so mature a few
years back, I felt that I was bigger in spirit than I am now. Back then
I was more willing to go out of the way to do something, had a more
positive outlook in life, and very forward moving. Now, I’m just slack.
I need to get on moving, seriously.

I had a lot of nice presents
this year. 😀 Dawn bought me a nice sleeveless blouse (which she
cautioned me to take good care of, because it is not cheap), and a dark
blue bag with a green teddy. Mable gave a nodding Winnie the Pooh
handphone stand for me to stick my handphone on. Ah Gong and Po Po gave
me angpau, and went out of the way to prepare and join in my bday
celebs. Daddy treated us to a nice dinner & birthday cake; and
asked me to name my birthday present because he had no idea what to get
me. In the end I asked for a laptop cover – and a hair rebond
sponsorship at the end of the year, hehe. I think this is the most
costly present yet. Shi En actually gave me something on my wish list!
A water bottle. 🙂 And Hue Wen gave me a decorative table lamp as a
mark of her companionship towards my studies.

Found the last two
days at home fun as Jon was there too, and even attended church with my
family. Some aunties as well as the youth in church were interested in
my ‘newly’ acquired relationship, and the way they congratulated me
seemed as if I’m going to get married soon. =p

Now I’m back in
hall, and I thank God for being able to step into another year in
earth. Another year of chance, and possibilities, before the worldly
account closes up. 🙂 Thank God for family and friends, and His love
and grace.

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5 Responses to "Another Step Into The Twenties"

Happy birthday Gail=]As always, your blog post is way better than mine. Hehe.I find it inspiring and worth reading.Wishing you all the bests in life. Looking forward for more msn messenger chitchats;P

Thanks Wes! 🙂 Okies. Your blog is interesting too. I wonder why you name it \’The Prey and the Predator\’?

Happy birthday dear Gail ~ and 22 is sooooo youngEnjoy life!!

nah, it is not. hehe. I am still a neophyte. if only I was able to follow your blog since the day you\’ve posted…it is one of the best blogs I ever read and I\’m a fan. Hehe. At some point, I was like, "One day, I can experience at least 1/8 of your activities.. from food trips to church recitals, to piano and most of all, nus."I bet school starts next month right?Hopefully you can post some blog posts about your life in nus too:)anyways, how\’s the birthday girl?

Thanks Martyn 🙂 Wes: Birthday was pretty quiet, but it was fun all the same. 🙂 Thanks for liking my blog!

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