Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Prayer Request :)

Hi All!

It seems like I've been posting a lot recently... well, nothing wrong with that so I'll just continue. This post is about something that I've been working on for a long time. :)

One of my greatest wish as well as New Year's Resolutions is to have a better relationship with my youngest brother. I'll give you some background of what going on...:

Nerille, being the youngest child obviously gets a lot of attention. When I was younger, I used to get jealous and upset at him because of that. Being the oldest child, people around me always told me, "Aiya, he's still young. Be nice, he's your little brother after all." Pretty soon, a little seed of bitterness began to grow in my heart. I became mean and spiteful toward him. I remember distinctly saying nasty stuff to him; things like, "You're the most annoying person ever," or "I'm not going to give you anymore presents." Whatever he did, I deliberately went to find fault in it... Anyways, things got quite bad. We always poked or hit each other every time we crossed paths. Whenever our parents were busy or out, we would always quarrel and most of the time, someone would end up crying.

Recently, we seemed to be less annoyed with each other. What I did was I wrote a letter to my parents, telling them of my distress and asking for their advice. They gave the common kind of how-to-improve-your-relationship-with-your-sibling advice, like praying, encouraging the other, etc. And, I decided that I'll give it a go. It's not that these pieces of advice is new to me, but, it's just that it's so common and boring that I didn't bother to do anything before. I knew it won't be easy, but still, if you want something real bad, you'll not give up easily.

A month after I wrote to my parents, I received this letter from you-know-who. It read,

Dear Jie Jie,

I want you (In our house, wanting another family member is a way of saying 'I love you'. Please do not interpret that wrongly. Much appreciated.^^) and am sorry for being bad. Look here, Jie, I really want to have our friendship back. Please, Jie. I know you don't like me, but still, try. Please. I want you to be my best buddy. Honestly.

I will pray for you to be my best buddy so please do the same. Thank you.

I <3 U

To: Jie Jie

From: Nerille

I was pretty touched by that. :) I mean how many 10-year-old kids today would write this kind of a letter to his sister? Not many. This is also a huge encouragement to me, knowing that he also wants a happy and healthy relationship with me.

Thank you, God, for such a great brother!

Have a blessed day,

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

House Makeover

Hey Y'all,

Okay, so last saturday, which was the 16th of March, my mom decided that we should write some verses on the walls of the new house. She said it would be a blessing as well as serve as a reminder of how good and faithful the LORD is... So, armed with a couple of pencils and Bibles, we trooped upstairs and began to get busy... Enjoy the pictures. <3

I love this photo!!!
That's all for now!
Natasha ~

Homeschool Speech Camp (20-22th Feb, 2013)

Hey Y'all!

How's life?

My apologies that this post is not about something recent... I was bored nothing much has happened recently, so I've decided to post about this speech camp some friends and I organized, planned and ran! EnJoY!!! :]

So, it all started when a bunch of friends and I went through this course that thought us how to manage and organize events. One of the moms decided that, since we went through the training and were all involved in a public speaking group, we (yes, just us youths) would organize and run a Homeschool Speech Camp for children.

Initially, we were a bit uncertain and maybe even afraid, because we didn't know what to do and what to expect. But soon, most of us got the hang of it and were able to relax... a little. :P

Here's a pic of all of us during a planning meeting

For the camp, I was also in-charge of the $$$$... So here I am, at the reception table collecting money :)

I, Natasha Lim, gave the very first speech on the very first day, on the very first session. Nervous, nervous, nervous... >.< haha
That's me giving the intro to speech
Games Time!!! I spy me... discussing something with my group leader...

Each team was to prepare a skit about a particular person and present it on the last day. My team had Niel Armstrong. :) 
My team and I practicing the skit.

Here's Noel's team, Chief Joseph.

We had loads of fun doing the activities. Especially the impromptu game. Basically, each team was given 5 mins to weave an impromptu story... Everyone had a good laugh at our story, for some reason or other... :P 
Haha :)
Nerille made a new friend, Arsh. Happy for him cos he's the kind who's quiet and shy around strangers. Good work, Nerille, keep it up!
I just realised that I do not have anymore photos. I'm so sorry. But,.... there's one thing that needs to be mentioned, picture or no picture:


Well, to end of this post, I would like to thanks all those who put in so much effort and time into making this camp a success. Most importantly, THANK YOU, GOD!!!
nAtAshA :)

Friday, 15 March 2013

Update: Random Happenings Recently


Sorry, I haven't had time to blog since i came back from Bali. I had to dive straight into school almost immediately after we got back. Here are some of the things that's currently happening in my life...

1. Chinese 'O' Levels coming up. I just registered last night, and I'm gonna take the all the writing papers on the 3rd of June. It may seem like there's still some time to go, but believe me, it'll be here before you know it (>.<) *Shudders*

2. We're gonna move house soon! (Yay!) To where? Upstairs. Moving upstairs has it's advantages (e.g. less moving cost, hardly any difference when it comes to changing the address, people won't get [too] confused with our new and old addresses, etc.). But it definitely also has it's disadvantages. We're gonna renovate the place before moving in, so renovation = noise... In short, we have to grit our teeth and bear with the noise (Yes, it's happening right now, I can feel the floor vibrating.)... It's our house anyways, so I'm not complaining. :)

3. After some discussing, my parents decided to let me join the Royal Rangers Expedition Leadership Camp. I'm really looking forward to it. Pictures OTW (hopefully...:]).

4. Two days ago, my mom, two brothers and I went to watch a play/musical titled The Little Red Hen. I really enjoyed it... Maybe someday I can act and sing alongside them, it'll be fun... Hehe, I'm joking, but honestly, you'll never know. *winks*

That's about all...

Oh! One more thing, I get to decorate and design my own room for the new house! Really looking forward to that. Look out for the pictures of the process as well as the outcome.

Have a Great Day,