Best of 2012

Hi, guys! 2012 has been wonderful. Some bumps road, but I do believe those obstacles are just God's hidden blessings. Now here's my top ten favorite memories in chronological order. Hopefully, you enjoy reading (although it is long!) it as much as I enjoyed typing it.

(1)Went to Australia
In January, me and my big family went to Sydney, Australia for a cousin's wedding. (Read my Sydney Vacation Diary) Me and my sis went on our way alone to visit a dear friend in Melbourne as well for a few days. (Read my Melbourne Vacation Diary). It was a really fun vacation. I have never travelled out of the country with so many people before. At least without a tour. Hence, although it was hectic, but the little cousins and nieces definitely brings out the best in all of us :)


(2)Watched Annie The Broadway Show
My sis and I have a secret dream of becoming a Broadway performer and travelled all around the world. (Although for me, now it is shifted to be a costume department since it's also as fun but without the stage-fright). Therefore, we always up to watch a Broadway show and daydreaming of becoming one of them!


(3)Sisterhood Getaway to Singapore
In March, my sis and I went to Singapore. It was just the two of us and we managed to check all our must to do list (read my Singapore Vacation Diary). They are photoshoot at Singapore Botanical Garden, have a meal and tea time at TWG, ride the Transformers at Universal Studio, being hip in Clarke Quay, visited Narnia exhibition, watched Wicked The Broadway show, and last but not least, breakfast at Antoinette Mandarin Hotel. (Click the bold sentences to read more)


It was truly an honour to dance on such a big event (there were around one thousand dancers!) in one of the most popular landmark in Jakarta and I am looking forward for the next project with Shekina Glory team in 2013! The six months of practice and physical training seems like nothing compare to the feeling of accomplishment we had after we finished with the event.


(5)Hong Kong trip with Chan Family
My circle of friends called each other with “chan” which is Japanese, and added at the end of your first name to sign a close relationship with the caller. There were eight of us girls strolled around Hong Kong. I enjoyed every second despite the exhaustion and the unbearable heat. (Read my Hong Kong Vacation Diary)


(6)A Successful Birthday Surprise from my friends
I am not sure why, but I seem to always ruin a birthday surprise for me. It was either I couldnt wake up at midnight or I spotted them accidentally. This year though, it was a success! And I can finally stop feeling guilty to my friends. LOL. So so lucky to have such great and caring friends!


(7)Attended Lux Event
It was sort of like a dream to be invinted to an event held by one of the big company in Indonesia. Although it's more for a beauty blogger (since Lux is a body soap brand) but I couldn't help but feeling lucky to be recognized from my little blog and then invinted to the event and met new blogger friends in person! (Read my review on the event : Dazzling Night)


(8)Graduated from Bible School
My church collaborated with ECC and invited the team from City Harvest Church Singapore who is well known for their School of Theology to held a mini Bible School here in Bandung. It was honestly one of the best decision in my life. In a course of six months, I learned a lot about God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. And it really turned my life around! I mean, once you started living the way God wants you to live, I couldn't help but to quote McCandles here “God, it's great to be alive”. Really, my life has been multiplied, my capacity of loving and patience has grown, and I am more open also more confident because God's love filled all the way to my toes! When you feel loved, secure, and just at peace, life seems easy. And I honestly feel there's nothing I can not do with Him who give me strength. I strongly suggest all Christians in Bandung to sign up! There will new batch of class in 2013. Will update you later about the details :)

(9)Excellent Generation (XG) “Emerge” 2012 Youth Festival
Read more about Emerge : Emerge. All my life I have never been a fan of being a committee. But once I was thrown into the situation, although stressful, full of tears and sweats, it really does process you to be a better, more cooperative person. It was such a humbling experience to serve others, especially those who are not Christian. Also, with the motivation of serving your God, to save others who have lost their ways, it really bring all of us together into this one unison towards the same goal. And yes, it was a beautiful thing to see us youngsters under 30 worked so hard just to make sure one more people knows our great God and just feel His love in their life. That was the true reward. None of us were paid for all of our work, yet, each of us did give all their best. That is called bearing your cross!


(10)Getting Paid to Do What I Love
I honestly never dreamed of my blog to actually make money, although I do dream this blog brings me to many free-clothes. God really gives you more than you ever dreamed of! When I was contacted by Laku.com team to post several posts each month and get paid for every post, not to mention, to be given an allowance to shop at their store every month, I literally jump at the opportunity. It was really rewarding to make money from doing something that you love to do. Although the money is not much (plus the shopping allowance, it was half than my usual monthly paycheck) but it's enough to purchased my ticket to Bali this January :)

May 2013 brings more happy memories, or even tears, I don't mind, as long as I have my God and my family and my friends, any kind of situation seems fine. I never make any New Year resolution. It's sort of overrated, I think. But I do wish to be able to serve God more, travel more, and basically just "try", you know. Instead of saying "no" just because I simply don't think I could. I want to just "dream, explore, and discover" sort of thing going on in 2013.

"I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world.
You're doing things you've never done before and more importantly, you're Doing Something. Don't freeze, don't stop, don't worry whatever it is : art, or love, or work or family or life. Whatever it is you're scared of doing, DO IT. 
Make your mistakes, next year and forever." - Neil Gaiman

2013, here we come..
Have a happy New Year, all!




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