Greetings!

Hello you! Yes, you! :) You're here on my page and yes, you will know me... maybe just a glimpse of me but since you're here, you can already see a part of who I am. I welcome you to my blogging world and I'm happy to have you here!

Thanks for dropping by!

Love to all!

Sunday, March 15, 2020

COVID-19

It's half way of the month and it's crazy how time flies!
In the midst of everything that's happened already since the start of 2020, we're still in the middle of the virus - Covid19. And yes, a lot of people are on panic. It's now pandemic and some cities are on lock-down or under quarantine.

And while the majority of people are on panic - panic buying or hoarding food or necessities - here are my thoughts and opinions, not just as a health professional, but mostly because I believe in God~

~I personally believe that everything happens for a reason - so, including this pandemic, it has reason/s too. I really believe that some of the reasons this is happening at the moment is to actually teach and remind people to
1) look after themselves,
2) look after others, and
3) have faith and trust God.

Now, number one doesn't mean only thinking of ourselves, this is more like looking after ourselves in a way where we actually learn and remember to do the basic stuff - ie. washing our hands. In addition to this though, we have to remember to keep our immune system up, keeping ourselves healthy - eating properly, hydrating well, getting enough sleep. The better the immune system, the more chances of surviving the virus.

Point number two seems simple but what a lot of people seem to miss is that "others" are not only our family, friends, and loved ones, but including the people in the community. Yes, the people that you and I don't even know. I cannot emphasise enough how many people are forgetting the fact that as they panic buy, many people such as the one who are actually sick (not just the ones infected by the virus), and the elderly people who are needing all the necessities are having a hard time and in despair of also getting the things they need, but they can't get into groceries or shops in time because well, I just said, they're sick and elderly - these are some of the vulnerable people. And yes, they are scared, too. It's just sad that a lot of people seems to forget these things :(

Lastly, and the most important thing for me, point three. I will start with this verse - Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Hebrews 13:8. The God who looked after His people from the beginning of time, is the same God looking after you today, and for the years (generations) to come. So, why worry? Why be scared? I know, it's normal to be scared, yet this is the time where it's really vital to remember, and remind others as well, to trust God in the midst of everything and anything that's happening around us. Most especially, to constantly pray. Pray for everyone's safety and pray that this virus will cease soon... because Covid19, this too shall pass.

So, those are my thoughts and opinions. I just felt the need to share them because I believe that they matter. Keep safe everyone!

Matthew 6:25-26 New International Version (NIV)

Do Not Worry

25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Changes

I realised the month of February is ending and I haven't blogged yet, so here it is :)

I have been crazy busy since the last time I've blogged~

My graduate year finished last month (THANK YOU, LORD).
So now, I'm embracing all the ups and downs of this BIG MOVE I'm doing.

It's been crazy! But with God's grace, I'm still here! Hallelujah!

I'm still in the process of working with the project I have for myself. Still learning a lot about myself from what's happened last year and from years before. It can't be helped that I get to re-visit painful events, but I'm learning to accept and embrace them as part of who I am and what I have become. I'm still struggling, like a LOT. But hey, who says there's a timeline, right? That's one thing I'm still learning as well - to not put pressure on myself.

So here are a few things I was able to write down from early this year (so like, last month, really hehe). These are a few of what I said to myself as I learn them~

~It's okay to let go and let people be - embracing the pause, the cool offs, the break - remembering that everyone is allowed to be themselves, whatever it is that they feel.

~It's okay to not approach first with people who you had a clash with. Learn that when people choose to disconnect, they have reasons that you may not understand at that moment, and that's okay to not have that full understanding - hoping that one day, it will be revealed why things happen the way they did. And if it doesn't, that's okay too!

~Be kind to yourself. You have to stop blaming yourself for everything. Understand and accept that people are all different - they are who they are, you are who you are - and that is okay!

~Don't change this one thing that stays true in you - that no matter how people hurt you intentionally or unintentionally; no matter how they mistreat you or how they step on you and break your heart - your heart will always hope for the best for those people. Always.

When I feel like I have to remember something, I tend to write them down. Especially when it comes to those pointers above. Otherwise, I'll forget them. the memory bank tends to forget a lot of things lately (apparently), so yes, I write them down.

This year is all going to be about changes for me, but most of all, it's also a year of acceptance. The project of self-love is painful but I'm learning to accept that, too. It's funny because I once asked a close friend of mine, "Why is self-love so difficult? When it comes to others needing me for whatever reason, I'm there. Like, right away do whatever I can to be there for them. But when it comes to myself, I tend to delay or not do it at all?". I'm still in the search for the answer to that question. Maybe it's how I grew up. Maybe I'm wired to it. I don't know. But I know He knows... so I also asked God the question, hoping that one day He will give me the answer or make me understand.

We're only (almost) two months down of 2020, and so many things have happened already - personally and all the happenings in the world. It's crazy! One thing I know remains though - that whatever it is is happening, God is with me~

The LORD is my light and my salvation-- whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life-- of whom shall I be afraid? Psalm 27:1

Thursday, January 2, 2020

2020's First

New year y'all! Thank You, Jesus, for a new year!

My heart is full of high hopes and I'm praying that my heart remains this way - full of hope. I probably say this every start of the year, but I never get to stick to it, that I would blog more. Well, I can only try, right? But, one of my goals for this year is actually that, blog more. So I thought, one of the reasons is that the goal I've set wasn't specific so my mind and heart are not wired to it. And so this year, I will make it more achievable. I will blog at least once a month. Too easy to say, yeh? But I know I would still struggle on that, although, I will keep trying to fulfill that goal. I have many goals, or let's say plans for self-growth this year. I started listing them down today, and it felt good. By now, I know that I tend to stick to a to-do list. For the past years, like for as long as I can remember, I always have a to-do list. What I didn't learn before is to have a to-do list for myself. Yes, for myself. I needed to learn that the hard way, and that's one of the most important things I have learned last year. I only realised last year that it is so important to include myself on that list. It's more on checking-in on myself, really. Like asking the simple question, "How was you're day, Little Christine?" or "How are you feeling, Little Christine?". (I call myself 'Little Christine' because it's like talking to my younger self. The younger version of me who needs to be asked that question. Who needs nurturing. Who needs to feel cared for and loved always. And I've also learned that last year from my therapist, which will probably be another blog entry one of these days).

So, yeah... I'm gonna do that - go through my 'self to-do list'. Every start, every new beginning is of course not easy. As I say to myself, and to others as well... "The beginning is always the hardest." It may be hard at the start to stick to the plans or goals I've set for myself, but I am hopeful that I will be able to live up to it, with the help of God, of course. I would't be able to do anything otherwise.

And so, how is Little Christine today? She is smiling, hopeful, and very excited for the coming SEP camp! It's her first time, too. So, to whoever is reading this right now... help us pray for the coming camp - for all the staff, the campers, the weather, and everything that we have to do. Thank you!


The start of the year serving God is such a great start! I am grateful to have this opportunity to attend as the camp nurse. Like, really overwhelmed by it - in a good way. God is so amazing! Thank You, Lord, for your love and grace. May You be with me every step of the way and work on me so I can serve You and others, in the way You wanted me to. I offer my all to You, Lord. Amen.

P.S. I gave my blog a new look - yellow. I see yellow as a colour of hope and also see it as a colour close to gold - because for me red is not the colour of love. Love to me is like a golden yellow colour - like the sun. Like the sunrise and sunset - they have yellow on them. Full of hope. Alive. Burning. Yellow is love. 💛