Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Better Luck Next Time

Today, it was my first day to do a driving test and I failed. I wasn't nervous at all and I kept calm through the whole driving test. I was disappointed that I have failed. I wouldn't mention of what went wrong but at least I know what I could improve on for next time. 

I love this scripture which is found in Proverbs 3:5-6
I really am grateful that I have given it a go for the Driving Test. I really appreciated to some friends who said "Good Luck" to me. This week, I received total of 16 different emails from 14 different friends, a new friend and 1 friend's companions who all are serving their Full Time Missions. About 80% wished me good luck for the Driving Test, 10% with weekly updates and 10% general conversations through emails. I was so happy when I received those emails.

So I will try again to do the Driving Test again and it would be a long wait for it. It wouldn't be until July to do it again. I will continue practicing while waiting. I have become more understanding that everything doesn't always go right for the first time, we can choose to do it again and try again. 

Lastly, here's a short video called "Men's Hearts Shall Fail Them" and it talks about Elder Russell M. Nelson shares a personal story to give encouragement for when we feel "weak in the heart." I love when he mentions "Don't let your heart fail you. Be strong. Have faith. "Demand of yourself improvement. As you let the Lord help you, He will make the difference!"

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

My Parent's 20th Wedding Anniversary

20 Years ago,  my parents got sealed in Sydney Temple for time and eternity. So in other words, my parents got married 20 years ago. They are great teachers and examples to me. I really am grateful of the things that they have taught me. The simple things that they taught me was how to drive. I like being independent and knowing it can be challenging. Little things that I do is simple, I have rely on myself to get my studies done up to date, etc.

One day, I will get married in a Latter Day Saint Temple for time and eternity. Each time I go to the Temple, makes me feel so much happy, finding peace easily, feeling comfort and feeling Heavenly Father's (God's) love for me.

Sydney LDS Temple
I have moved 11 times throughout life, with 3 different primary schools and 1 high school. I have made so many friends that has either helped me or encouraged me to become an example to other people or to be my friend when I need someone to talk to or when I am feeling, they cheer me up. I am grateful that I have friends who I can trust, friends who cares about me, friends who I can say that I miss them, friends who I can say that I love them and many more. They mean so much to me.

I know that at times we all go through hardships, misunderstandings, confusions about something has said and other times. I leave with you a video at the end and it's called Families Can Be Together Forever. Enjoy.

Sunday, 11 May 2014

Happy Mother's Day

We may not understand what our Mums/Moms does for us. I would love to say "Happy Mother's Day" to all those mothers. I really hope you will have a great Mother's Day. 

I am so grateful about everything that my Mum has done for me, I am glad that she has tries her best to achieved her achievements, I am glad that she has put up with me driving to places, I am glad that she takes some of her time to volunteer in a Nursing Home, I am glad that she taught me some chores to do while I am at home and I am glad she is my Mum.

We go through up's and down's. I am sure that is normal for a mother to go through. My mother has inspired me of what she does around the house for being a mother. I really don't know how she does it, but she does a great job. I hope you will enjoy the video below. If you can't see the video, the video is called "It Was Mom: A Mother's Day Tribute To Moms #itwasmom" 

Mother's Day celebrates mothers who gave us life and taught us how to live. This Mother's Day and every day after let's remember it was Mum/Mom that brought us into this world, it was Mum/Mom that cared for us and it was Mum/Mom who showed us what love is and can be. Motherhood truly is a gift. Both to those who have the privilege of being Mothers and to those who have the privilege of having Mums/Moms.

Celebrate Mother's Day and visit to see why motherhood has been deemed the highest, holiest calling in the world.

"It’s the highest, holiest service assumed by humankind. It’s the definition of selfless service. It’s both a daunting responsibility and a glorious opportunity."

Ask yourself these following questions,
How has your mother inspired you?
What’s an important lesson your mother taught you?
How do you show your mother gratitude?

Saturday, 10 May 2014

Case Studied (a year ago)

Are you prepare to cry or be happy for me or both? The photos was taken on the day. I would like to celebrate that it has been 1 year since I got case studied.

On Friday, 10th of May last year, I was at Ipswich Hospital and not to worry, it was my decision to go to Ipswich Hospital. It was because I got an offer to either get case studied on or not. I accepted the offer and I got case studied on about the condition that I have. I was really excited and looking forward to the day.

Tammy and I.

Well, while I was at Ipswich Hospital, I saw other people who decided to get case studied on too. I only made one friend during the day. I met a woman named Tammy and Tammy who used to have the similar condition as me when her and I met. Between after I met her to now, she doesn't have a similar condition to me any more and I still have the condition that I have.

The day was awesome! I enjoyed my day and I got case studied more than once on that day. There was some doctors who was case studying me, there was some doctors who was amazed that I have the condition and there was other doctors. I got to keep a Hospital shorts that I was even borrowing for the day. Some people asked me questions such as "Do you have scoliosis?" "What condition do you have?" "What is it like to be you to have the condition that you have?"

To inform you, that I don't have scoliosis. I have a different condition.

I was 8 years when I was diagnosed the Condition that I have.

To find out information about the Condition that I have, here's the link below.

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Goodbye to Elder "Bennett" Aue

I know Bennett has recently left to go to the Philippines Missionary Training Center today and I already miss him. He is going to be a great Missionary for the next 2 years. The conversations isn't going to be the same way for the next 2 years. I am writing post because I am grateful that Bennett is one of my friends.

I met Bennett at a Youth Dance when I was still in Youth but it wasn't official met. I officially met him at SMYC (in other words, Special Multistake Youth Conference or EFY) on Day 1 this year and he was one of the counsellors of my Company #ServiceB.O.M which was a great Company. 

After SMYC, a few members of the company including myself saw Bennett again at Southbank. It was an awesome day! I enjoyed the day out and there was a few highlights throughout the day. I saw 7 News Car including 7 NEWS filming and showing LIVE! I decided to be in a photo with the 7 NEWS Car behind me in the background and it was at SOUTHBANK! 

Here's a few photos at the Company Meet Up below;

Bennett and I at Southbank, behind 7 NEWS car.
{Photo 1}

At Lehi's Tent {Photo 2}

After the Company Meet Up, I decided to do a Skype Video Call with Bennett for when he was opening his Mission Call. I saw Bennett opening his Mission Call through Skype Video Call. It was an amazing experience and it was my first time to see one of my friend's opening their Mission Call through Skype Video Call. I was so happy for Bennett! 

After the Mission Call Opening, I saw Bennett the last time for the next 2 years at a YSA {in other words, Young Single Adult} Dance. It was great to see him again. I was so looking forward to see him again sometime before he left but it didn't ended up happening. 

Yesterday, I kept calling and calling his phone. It made me worry when he wasn't answering and I knew I wouldn't give up hanging up the phone. Eventually, his brother answered his phone and his brother handed the phone to Bennett. It was so awesome to have the last phone call to say the last goodbye for 2 years and it was one of the hardest goodbyes.

Philippines better look after Bennett for the next 2 years.

Monday, 5 May 2014

A Power of Fasting

I know sometimes I get asked by some people "What is your reason for fasting?" Well I fast for different reasons. I recently fasted for one of my cousins {who isn't a member of the Church, she is a toddler} and she wasn't eating at all. I saw my Aunty posting a status mentioned "I'm worried because she is not getting better" and I thought about it of what I can do to help or do something about it.

So on Saturday night around 10pm, I started fasting and I fasted so my cousin could get better and start eating before Tuesday. Otherwise, if my cousin wasn't eating and getting better, my Aunty would have taken her back to the doctor. I fasted for 21 hours and 30 minutes with no food and drink {not including Sacrament}. I felt Satan's Power to encourage me to stop fasting. I kept reminding myself what is it that I am fasting for and will it be worth it at the end of the fast. 

Today would have marked 5 days of my cousin for not eating. When my Aunty posted 2 photos, she mentioned "Yay she is finally eating again" that was when I find out that my cousin was eating again. I was so filled with happiness, joy and amazed that my cousin is eating again. It was so worth of sacrifice for not eating and drinking {not including Sacrament} for 21 hours and 30 minutes. I trusted in the Lord to get through the Fast.

For Fasting, it can be little things and little things does make a huge difference sometimes.