Sunday, February 17, 2008

december 07 edition...

this is just so weird. i typed the draft on the 31st of dec for a wrap up of the year. but yeah... i didn't get down to doing it. thank you to procrastination and a busy schedule, i type. but that's also skipping some studying time for CFA.
its a weird cycle. sit down to do one, procrastinate the other.

the beginning of december was Delwin and Gillian's wedding. reached at night.
and aunty Merrilyn was there at the airport. i didn't know she was coming. i didn't know that some from aust also flew back for the wedding. and taking AirAsia to Brunei, we were glad to see D & G and went to them, hugs and all. and so did the rest of the passengers. what the? but its true. most of the passengers on the same flight were relatives of D & G. both sides of the families were there to welcome both sides of the relatives.
weird... i guess not many people travel to Brunei (no offense... Del)

the wedding was just wonderful. walking down the aisle with the music of Carol Ann by Michael W.Smith, Gillian looked so radiant next to a proud father. and Delwin looked so good too... with tears. he cried. there's a picture of him in Gillian's blog. i guess that's what it means to be engulfed in emotions, overjoyed and overflowing with... hmm.. i can't find a word to describe it.

the OCFers were having a pew to ourselves. all were the working OCFers. during the dinner, i remembered the most was Gillian's father, making such a meaningful dedication to his daughter. categorizing it as a speech is a sacrilege. those were words from the heart, spoken from a loving father to his precious daughter.
the week later, there was a dinner at KL for those in Singapore and Malaysia who couldn't make it to Brunei. most OCFers flew back after convention to attend. Kenneth Kwan and Richard Poh was there.

i came back on sunday the 2nd. took leave on the 3rd. and worked for 2 days before going to my youth camp in Sepang. all the way till the 11th. i couldn't make it for D&G's dinner at KLCC because of the camp, but also because i drove back down from Sepang to Bangsar, for Justin and Sher Mayne's wedding. i made sure i went. and it was seriously seriously good.

this time, walking down the aisle to the song 'When God Made You' (duet), it was so touching. Justin cried. engulfed in emotions, overjoyed and you know the rest. met Danny, Reuben, Ee Ling and Melissa there, plus a few old schoolmates.

when the camp ended, phew, that was the end of my travels. from Melaka, to Brunei, to Sepang. try that. i thought i was on Discovery Travel and Adventure.
my colleagues thought i was crazy. i was only having a 2 day week for 3 weeks; meaning i worked 6 days in 3 weeks.

one of the highlights was being able to invite my colleagues to my house for Christmas. it was about 20+ people. it was raining heavily and they travelled far to get to my place. but all safe and sound and a bit wet. had the good food, and good fun, and gift exchange.

to top off the end of 2007, it was another wedding. on the 31st. it was Yvonne's sister's wedding. James and Michelle. Michelle is a wedding planner, and you surely can imagine how grand and organized the wedding was. i played the piano again at St. Andrews church.
words getting around about me playing for weddings and i seriously don't have time to practise. i practise at 11pm.-12am at home cause that's about when i come back home after work or classes.
my 4th wedding and its not the end yet. one more to go in mid january.

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