Monday, May 26, 2014


It has been really some time I have not posted or update my blog.  Recently as I was thinking what to make for a friend who has just adopted a child, I came up with something that I can recycle.  So here it is….a DIAPER HOLDER out of a T-shirt which is worn just once during a camp.  It was too big and too thick for comfort.  I almost added it to a pile to give away when I thought maybe I could make something useful out of it since it is still new and the thick fabric is durable.  So here it is.

Just cut a slit in the center from 1inch below the collar end to where you will have the base of the holder.  
Sew two strips of ribbon or lace (your preference) to both sides all the way to the hem of the t-shirt.  
Then close up the t-shirt by sewing both bottom hems together and sew across the two corners to make the two sides of about 9 inches.  Trim off the access.
I also make use of the sleeves by closing their openings.  Then cut slits of about 5 inches for pocket openings.  I crochet edgings around the slit openings and also a net inside each armhole to close it up.  

I forgot to take pics before sending it off to my friend so I asked my friend to take pics for me…but she only got this one.  So sorry that I can't show you the sleeves for this one.

I plan to make another one for my D-I-L, so till then, I will post more pics.

Monday, October 14, 2013


I was searching for more info to Corrie Ten Boom to share with the children during our church's mission conference worship....and I found the following which really inspires me.

This is from

- (This is from a letter Corrie wrote in 1974)

.....a Bishop from China say, sadly,
"We have failed.  We should have made the people strong for persecution, rather than telling them Jesus would come first.  Tell the people how to be strong in times of persecution, how to stand when the tribulation comes, – to stand and not faint."


When I was a little girl (Corrie Ten Boom), I went to my father and said,
"Daddy, I am afraid that I will never be strong enough to be a martyr for Jesus Christ."
"Tell me," said Father, "When you take a train trip to Amsterdam, when do I give you the money for the ticket? Three weeks before?"
"No, Daddy, you give me the money for the ticket just before we get on the train."
"That is right," my father said, "and so it is with God's strength.  Our Father in Heaven knows when you will need the strength to be a martyr for Jesus Christ.  He will supply all you need – just in time…"


How can we get ready for the persecution?

First we need to feed on the Word of God, digest it, make it a part of our being. This will mean disciplined Bible study each day as we not only memorize long passages of scripture, but put the principles to work in our lives.

Next we need to develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Not just the Jesus of yesterday, the Jesus of History, but the life-changing Jesus of today who is still alive and sitting at the right hand of God.

We must be filled with the Holy Spirit. This is no optional command of the Bible, it is absolutely necessary. Those earthly disciples could never have stood up under the persecution of the Jews and Romans had they not waited for Pentecost. Each of us needs our own personal Pentecost, the baptism of the Holy Spirit. We will never be able to stand in the tribulation without it.

In the coming persecution we must be ready to help each other and encourage each other.
But we must not wait until the tribulation comes before starting.
The fruit of the Spirit should be the dominant force of every Christian's life.

"Though He slay me, yet will I trust Him", (Job 13:15)

Thursday, April 4, 2013


Family reunion during CNY eve is a tradition in chinese families and as parents, we think this is a great tradition and need to intentionally keep it going.  This is getting more difficult for many families as children settled off in different places.  Expenses for travel and time off to be back home has to be budgeted and planned ahead to make it happen.  We are glad so far our children have been able to make it this far.  Though I find preparation for CNY getting more challenging with age, I seem to look more forward to it as family togetherness is getting more and more difficult.

Here are pictures to hold and treasure these memories....

Sheerah and Joanna arrived home few days earlier to help out in the preparation....mostly cleaning work.  Extra hands and energy is sure a great help for aging parents :) So grateful for their effort.

CNY is a time of looking forward to seeing our children arriving home.

CNY EVE - 9 FEB (Sat)
After dinner, we had a time of fire crackers.

Joanna bought some crafting materials.  Tiffany and Ivan were trying to do the craft and Joanna had to guide them in the making...hahaha...following the tutorial guide online.  They were some kind of Japanese stuff and edible too.  We tried not because they tasted good but because they were edible.

Then we waited for the fireworks to start in our neighborhood, which usually started around 15min to 12midnight.

We could easily watch and enjoy the brightened up sky of fireworks from our balcony.

Every year, it is our usual pattern on Day 1 of CNY when we go visiting as a family.   PoPo's house should be the first one where we gathered to have our breakfast before going off visiting relatives and close friends together.  We managed to visit only a few.

Then we would take some family shots together.
Teo got to attend a reunion dinner with his class/school mates in Kuching on the 4th day of CNY.  I joined him two days later when Marcus n Chris went back to KL.  Sheerah extended her stay to accompany PoPo till we got back from Kuching.

A couple friends joined us for a short vacation in Kuching.  We had a time of  more shopping than visiting though :)  Well, it was a good reunion with Kuching relatives anyway...havent been there for 3 years.

We came home to a nice surprise....our wall decorated with cards and family pics, with our latest family pic right at the top center, designed by Sheerah.   I love it!

It was a lot of eating since CNY eve, which lasted over several weekends after, as we gathered to have dinner at different friends' houses.  So I gathered weight along with all the dinners....and now life is back to a quiet mode...time to cut off the extra weight gained.

The best thing is yet to come.....