Fannie’s 2007 Birthday at CoDo, Mid Valley

This is a looooooong overdue post that I have promised the birthday girl. But better be late than never right?

So some of us ex-OCFers of Adelaide (both UniSA and Adelaide U), met up at Co’Do, a Vietnamese restaurant at Mid Valley Megamall. There were 8 of us, namely Fannie the birthday girl, Eileen, Hui Yin, Elena, Crisandra, William, Danny and me.

As usual with ex-OCFers gathering like this, we basically chat chat chat, laugh laugh laugh, update update update, encourage encourage encourage and eat eat eat the whole night!

Plenty of good authentic (I think) Vietnamese food there at Co’Do. But of course, that means nothing without great fellowship with old friends eh?

And what’s a birthday celebration without a good big fattening cake right?


Happy 2*th Birthday to Fannie Lim aka Adelaide’s “Chi Fa” (The Flower)

Then most of us joined in Fannie‘s obsession with shape-able balloons. She was actually perfecting her skills with those balloons for her short-term mission trip to Salatiga, Indonesia.

Danny the Balloon Pumper

Look how frustrated William was! Kakakaka….

Gotta take a shot of him!

We had such a blast that day, just like any other time spent with other ex-OCFers (and OCFers too of course). Especially glad to get to catch up with Danny, who was back here from Adelaide for holiday. And also with Crisandra and Elena that I don’t meet up with often.

We really ought to do this more often la buddies!


There you go Fannie, stop haunting me in my dreams and boycotting my blog already ok?

Events, Random Reflections

Happy Birthday to me!

Celebrated my birthday yesterday. Actually started celebrating on Sunday night when I went to Jogoya with Hui Yin (thanks Hui Tee for the vouchers! ). Then last night I celebrated with my family + my cousin.


Well, birthdays are not a very BIG thing to me, but I do cherish every single one of them as they have always been happy occasions. I am really ok if my birthdays are only an excuse for people to gather up and have fellowship. I still remember about 9 or 8 years ago when my church friends “celebrated my birthday” at the KFC in Bukit Bintang. None of them actually wish me or sing me the birthday song at the restaurant that night. Kakaka…

So for those people that have wished me, either in person, SMS, MSN or phone call, a million thanks to you all. Really appreciate the kind thoughts.And for those who didn’t wish me at all, be afraid, be very afraid. Grrrr….

Heavenly Father,
Today I thank you that I am “fearfully and wonderfully” made. 
I am so thankful that I can say that You made me to be special,
and really mean it.  That I don’t have to try to be something I’m not,
to be considered special.

Even before I was born, you created me the way I was meant to be. 
To fully accept that You created me for a purpose and that You love
what You created in me, is such an awesome thought! I can not thank You enough for what You have done in my life and in my heart,
to bring me to where I am today.

I know I truly am a miracle this day, on the day of my birth.
I love You and thank You and praise You, for You are worthy of all honor!

– quoted from Chanin (2002) –