Love; Amour; Amor; Amore; 爱

  
Good Day, Beautiful People!

Happy St Valentine’s Day to all that celebrate love.  Divine Love from above, Love for self, Love for Lovers,  Love for families, Love for friends, Love for pets and Love for community.

Without doubt, we understand not all people will be happy on St Valentine’s Day. Some people are going to be heart broken, disappointed, jealous, sad, depressed and lonely. I totally comprehend  those who boycott Valentine’s Day for above reasons and others think that is too commercialise maybe for the young and for the rich. Well, I just happen to think it is about showing appreciation of love to people you care around you even you’re not in a relationship. It doesn’t have to cost you an arm or a leg. You just have to be a bit creative like my beloved or my mom.

When a woman knows who she is. She doesn’t respond to what she is not.  Never compromise your destiny with bad company just because you are feeling lonely. There is nothing wrong with singleness. I’m a true believer of this notion “better to be single than to settle down for second best”. This is not a cliche, the right attention from a wrong individual during a lonely time can fool you into thinking they might be the one.  Finding someone worth waking up to is always going to be better than finding someone to sleep with. 

   
  

The People I know are pretty savvy just in case you need to point someone in your world the right direction. Well, the reverse is true too! Gentlemen… In case, you’re confused. God will never send you someone else’s wife. 

  
 

Friends,  your Divine Prince of Peace has died for you and love you the way you are because you are beautiful, worthy and valuable. You’re loved. So don’t let someone who doesn’t appreciate your worth destroy your future. You deserve someone better.   Maybe someone has to repeat this out loud in front of the mirror to sink in.  

   
   
My advice for the singles is never ever chase love, affection or attention. If it isn’t given freely by another person, it isn’t worth having.  The gospel truth is You don’t need someone to complete you. You need someone to accept you completely. And seriously, it doesn’t matter who hurt you or broke you down. What matter is who make you smile again.

Now listen to your heart, if you know you have found someone special or if you love someone have the courage to let the person know. Because hearts are often broken by words left unspoken. Remember, the someone maybe a great guy or great girl but that doesn’t mean he or she is the One for you.

Do something special for yourself or family or single friends. Turn it into a day of self pampering. My mom used to deck the home, get nice treats or baked for us as a family. Some years, we go out to see a movie together. Other years, we go shopping together follow by a lovely meal in a family restaurant. She pretty much influence me in a way that I feel fine to be single and didn’t feel pressure of hooking up with someone. I guess when you feel loved up, you don’t feel the need to go out with any random guys who interested in you or rush into a relationship especially you know in your heart is not right in the first place. These days is not easy to be bombarded by media, social media, celebs and peer pressure to have a relationship as a teenage. Well, my parents used to say if the guys you want to date must be able to provide for his future family. He better be paying for your dates. If you think he has potential great ask him to come back in a few years time. I think most parents will like my parents saying “if the guy is still using his parents’ money means he can’t even take care of himself. He has not earn the right to have relationship with you.” I’m not even talking about conviction and characters of person of interest yet. I guess my folks has set the bar pretty high for me to consider dating anyone they will approve.  You may think this is easy for my parents to preach on that because I’m a girl.  The truth is my brother pay for meals 90% of time with us and even with his in laws extended family.  I’m not suggesting you have to follow what we do. 
  

For those married men out there, these are some good tips: 

 

  

   
    
 

  

   
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Happy Chinese (Lunar) New Year; Joyeux Nouvel An chinois; Feliz Año Nuevo Chino; Buon Capodanno cinese; 新年快乐

  
Good Day, Beautiful People!

Have a blessed, Grace filled, Healthy, Prosperous and Happy Chinese (Lunar) New Year to all in China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mauritius, the Philippines,  Vietnamese and Chinese that live all over the world.

Did you know that the Bible mentions the nation of China by name, or that God’s plan of redemption through Christ is etched in the Chinese language and characters? Joseph Prince reveals these and other fascinating truths in this special Chinese New Year message. Be blow away as you discover the similarities between the sacrificial ceremonies of the ancient Chinese and those found in the Old Testament, and how they point to Christ, the perfect sacrifice for our sins. Check out his teachings and experience afresh the incredible grace of God that saves, redeems and blesses you through the blood of Jesus, the perfect Lamb of God!

  
Gazing at these beautiful, elegant, exquisite and divine pink peonies just make me ponder, our Creator simply create these delightful peonies purely for His pleasure and for us to enjoy the simple and lucid things in life if we choose to stop and take a bit of time adore them. It will do your soul some wonder.

Fact about peony: The peony is among the longest-used flowers in Eastern culture and is one of the smallest living creature national emblems in China. 

Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil. Cling to what is good. -Roman12:9

Here are some Chinese New Year blessings and proverbs with  bible interpretation:

心想事成 

 God will grant us the desires of our heart. -Ps 37:4

万事如意 

 In all things God works together for the good of those who love Him. -Rom 8:28

岁岁平安 

 The peace of God will guard our hearts and minds in Christ. -Phil 4:7

事业有成 

God knows the plans for us to prosper us and give us a future and a hope. -Jer 29:11 

步步高升 

God has raised us up with Christ and seated us with Him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus. -Eph 2:6

金玉满堂 

The house of the righteous is filled with treasure. -Prov 15:6

红运当头 

 God has made us the head and not the tail (as a result of Jesus’ shed blood). -Deut 28:13

笑口常开 

God brings His people out with rejoicing, and His chosen ones with shouts of joy. -Ps 105:43

  

NB: Above is my food styling photo of homemade organic chemical free Chinese New Year  gourmet food by my beloved.  #NianGao ( #YearCake ) & #pioneering new #Roo #BakKwa ( #kangaroo #roojerky )! 

Saving last but not least, fun and laughter as my Chinese New Year gift 🎁🍊🍊 for you! 

  
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Happy & Love February; Heureux et l’Amour Février; Amor feliz y febrero; Felice e Amore febbraio

  
Good Day, Beautiful People!

Chapter One of 2016 is gone… Hope it was a great start of the year for you. For my Northern Hemisphere friends are thankful that the long cold winter is ending and welcoming the spring.  Over the Southern Hemisphere, we enjoy summer with our family, loved ones and friends. Some took time off work or leave to have a getaway to reconnect, replenish, rewind, regroup, relax and refocus with the Creator, self and loved ones. 

Ready to kick start Chapter Two of 2016. Big welcome to Happy February where most of us go back into our routine school and work life.  The challenge is not just to do the routine like Groundhog Day last year. There is this saying by Robin Sharma “Don’t live the same year 75 times and called it a life.” I guess is up to us individually to question, redefine, confront and claim our real purposeful lives back. 

  
We need to ask and answer honestly ourselves the following questions. No one can answer that for you. People may come along side with you and cheer you on. The truth is only you can choose your own path and walk your own life journey.  Love yourself enough to figure this out, don’t let another year go by doing same old stuff. After all February is a month of love. Self love is not selfish. Without loving ourselves, we will be running on empty, unhappy and resentful. 

What do you want to see come to pass in 2016?

What do you want to do in 2016?

What are you believing for in 2016?

What you want to achieve in your personal,  work and spiritual life?

What are you passionate about?

What you want to contribute in your world to make a difference?

What new things you are going to do or try?

What calculated risk you are going to take?

Leaving you with some wise quotes to ponder: 

  

   

Believe that God is doing something  NEW!

“This is what GOD says, the God who builds a road right through the ocean, who carves a path through pounding waves, The God who summons horses and chariots and armies— they lie down and then can’t get up; they’re snuffed out like so many candles: “Forget about what’s happened; don’t keep going over old history. Be alert, be present. I’m about to do something brand-new. It’s bursting out! Don’t you see it? There it is! I’m making a road through the desert, rivers in the badlands. Wild animals will say ‘Thank you!’ —the coyotes and the buzzards— Because I provided water in the desert, rivers through the sun-baked earth, Drinking water for the people I chose, the people I made especially for myself, a people custom-made to praise me.” -‭Isaiah‬ ‭43:16-21‬ ‭MSG‬

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