Saturday, June 30, 2012

Jason Mraz in Singapore

I've been hearing Jason Mraz songs for the past few years now and I admit  that I'm not really a fan until last night. OMG! He truly took my breath away! His concert, together with his band, at Gardens by the Bay was freakin'ly awesome! Just awesome! and for that, I now confrmed that Jason Mraz is officially on my list.;) List of guys who I want to marry, lol!:D Nah, list of people who I truly admired inside out, and inspired me to move forward. Thank you Jason Mraz for sharing your talents through your songs and your advocacies. You are indeed an inspiration!:)

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Couples for Christ - Singapore's 25th Anniversary

Held last saturday at Orchidville, Singapore, the 25th Anniversary celebration of Couples for Christ Singapore was a blast! :D It was attended by some of the well-known people in the community such as Archbishop Nicolas Chia, CFCs, SFCs, YFCs, HOLD, SOLD, and special guests from the Philippines, Dubai, etc. 

Below are the videos of the 3 dances which we've been practicing for the last 4 weeks. And I'm so thrilled to share it with you guys, so enjoy!!! :)

Celebratory Dance InYour Hands Final Dance (God is Good)

dance like nobody is watching oh yeah! :D

Our MUAs did a great job as well! :)

getting ready for our next dance --- In Your Hands

I'm also proud to say that the design team (which includes myself hehe;)) and the logistics team did a great job to the venue! Kudos team!;)

Good job Design & Logistics Team! :D

Thanks to the whole #dreamteam and of course to our dear God, for making this event a great success!
God bless us all! :)

Letter to Travel

Monday, June 4, 2012

3 Reasons to Travel While You’re Young

Youth, it only comes once so make the most out of it. One of the things I promised myself that I would do before 25 is to travel the world. I dreamed, I worked hard, I bled, and yes it came true. Last year, I got the opportunity to travel around Europe with my travel buddies Madi and Jomai, and I'm telling you, it was epic! :)

When I read the article below, I knew that I have to share it. So enjoy! ;)
The other night, I had a conversation with a young woman who had a number of decisions ahead of her, one of which was whether she should go to grad school or travel the world.
I told her to travel. Hands down. No excuse. Just go.

She sighed.

“Yeah, but…”

Never were more fatal words spoken.
Yeah, but… what about debt?
Yeah, but… what about my job?
Yeah, but… what about my boyfriend (or dog or car or whatever)?
“Yeah, but…” is pernicious. Because it makes it sound like we have the best of intentions when really we are just too scared to do what we should.
It allows us to be cowards, while sounding noble.

Most people I know who waited to travel the world never did. Conversely, plenty of people who waited for grad school or a steady job and traveled still did those things — eventually.
Be careful of the yeah-but. The yeah-but will kill your dreams.
I was so stirred by this conversation that I shared it with a group of about thirty young adults last night, many who were asking these very questions.

The life you’ve always wanted


When you get older, life seems to just sort of happen to you. Your youth is a time of total empowerment.
You get to do what you want. As you mature and gain new responsibilities, you have to be very intentional about making sure you don’t lose sight of what’s important.

So if you still have a reasonable amount of control over your circumstances, you should do what really matters. Because life won’t always be just about you.

During early adulthood, your worldview is still being formed. It’s important to steward this time — to give yourself opportunities to grow. A good way to do that is to travel.

Paris Trip with Madi and Jomai. August 2011.

So, young person, travel.
Travel wide and far.
Travel boldly.
Travel with full abandon.
You will regret few risks you take, when it comes to this. I promise you.
There are three reasons to travel while you’re young:

1. Traveling teaches you to live an adventure


When you look back on your life, you will have moments of which you are proud and maybe a few you regret. It’s likely that the following won’t be on the latter list:
  • Bicycled across the Golden Gate Bridge.
  • Appeared on Italian TV.
  • Hiked a Mayan ruin.
  • Learned Spanish in three months.
  • Toured Europe by train.
They’re not on mine (fun fact: I’ve done all of the above).
What, then, will be?
  • Holding back.
  • Being afraid.
  • Making excuses.
  • Not taking more risks.
  • Waiting.

While you’re young, you should travel.
You should take the time to see the world and taste the fullness of life. It’s worth whatever investment or money or sacrifice of time required on your part.
It’s not about being a tourist. It’s about experiencing true risk and adventure so you don’t have to live in fear for the rest of your life.

2. Traveling helps you encounter compassion


In your youth, you will make choices that will define you. The disciplines you begin now will be with you for the rest of your life.

Traveling will change you like little else can. It will put you in places that will force you to care for issues that are bigger than you.

If you go to southeast Asia, you may encounter the slave trade. If eastern Europe, you may see the effects of genocide and religious persecution. If Haiti, you’ll witness the the ugly side Western paternalism.

Your heart will break.

You will begin to understand that the world is both a big and small place. You will have a new-found respect for the pain and suffering that over half of the world takes for granted on a daily basis. And you will feel more connected to your fellow human beings in a deep and lasting way.
You will learn to care.

3. Traveling allows you to get some culture


While you’re still young, you should get cultured. Get to know the world and the magnificent people that fill it.
There’s nothing quite like walking alongside the Coliseum or seeing Michelangelo’s David in person. I can
describe the city of San Juan and its amazing beaches and historic sites to you, but you really have to see it for yourself to experience it. You can read all the books in the world about the Great Wall of China or The Louvre, but being there is a different story.

The world is a stunning place, full of outstanding works of art. See it.

Do this while you’re still young. Do not squander this time. You will never have it again.
You have a crucial opportunity to invest in the next season of your life now. Whatever you sow, you will eventually reap.
Please. For your sake, do this.
You won’t always be young. And life won’t always be just about you. So travel. Experience the world for all it’s worth. Become a person of culture, adventure, and compassion.

“What if I’m not young?”


Travel, anyway. It may not be easy to do, but find a way to get out of your comfort zone. It’s really never too late.
But if you haven’t gotten sucked into the routine of life yet, I implore you — travel. It will never be easier than it is right now for you to do that which really matters.

Originally written by Jeff Goins.