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I thank God for kind parents and teachable students

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Received this gift from one of my student’s mother.

My favourite glutinous union peanuts rice!!! Yummy!

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I felt very touched and I thank God for nice ‘customers’.

This is not the first time she gave food to me. she will ask the maid to make me milo when she knows I have not had dinner and always give me pastries to eat.

I thank God for unmerited favour and may we experience more of such kindness from each other often. 😀

Becoming your best

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Yes, competition to a certain extent is healthy and actually i love to compete. Win or lose, i enjoyed the progress.
Wow, is it true?
Or is it because i win most of the time? I do not know until a few years back when things start to fall apart in my life. The conclusion is actually i do not exactly enjoy the progress but i enjoy winning. I must agree that those results didn’t come easy.
I studied very hard to get my straight As in both my O and A levels.
I am thankful I reached my goal and smelled victory.

Even before i graduate, i was doing some online selling and had good income coming in every month.
I believed I became slightly arrogant and I broke my teaching bond just 3 months into NIE (Singapore teaching college).
On top of some personal family issues, I thought the system has too many regulations AND pay me too little for the hours of work i put in.
I forgot about my passion. 😦

From then on, everything just went wrong. My online business slided after 2 years. Apparently, my supplier was advertising his business in the best way he know how and i end up having a dozen of competitors. I cut loss and went to find a corporate job. I was actually doing well. Had a very nice lady boss and i was promoted in the first 2 years. Besides that, my “ang mo” director favoured me. But i wasn’t happy. I thought a higher compensation can make me more happy and i went to another company with a 29% pay increase. I was wrong. I got more money but have to face talking with people who uses “colorful” languages which i detest.

Thank God for giving me the courage to pursue what i enjoyed doing ( which is teaching) despite the pay cut.

That is my story and what i am trying to say is that everyone actually only needs to be focused at our own race.
We are often insecure because we are always comparing and looking at what others is doing/wearing.
Woot! Just dress up!

Don’t look at your friends, and wish to be a S size, be the best M or L size in the world.

Nobody can be a better You than You.

My first winter in my tuition journey

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End Of Year (EOY) examinations are finally over! Whee…
 
It has been a tiring 2 months for me. I think i have accumulated close to 200 sessions in the past 2 months. Every student of mine was cramping last minute sessions. Haha.
 
I’m so thankful when the examinations ended. I celebrated by spending a relaxing week watching my favourite Pastor’s sermons, shopping in neighbourhood markets and catching up on my facials. 🙂
 
However, soon after that, fear starts to creep inside me. Some of my students does not want to continue tuition during the holidays and some of my students have graduated.
I began to browse on the internet for assignments. I am into a third relaxing or slack week now and i still have not found any new students. For a moment, I am expecting myself to slip back into my usual pessimistic mode any time. Monthly income is a very real issue. And having an analytical nature, i know the stress is coming from the deeper desire that i do not want my parents to worry about me or rather i want to look good in their eyes. This expectation crippled me at times.
 
However, i thank God for His presence and wisdom in my life.
 
“If God opens doors, who can close? And if God closes doors, who can open?”
“No weapon formed against me shall prosper.”
  
And i just decided one night, while i am laying on bed, that i will not try to look good in anyone’s eyes, except my Heavenly Father alone.
As i reflected how my Heavenly Father supply and prosper (financially, mentally, emotionally) me in the past few years, i realises that His blessings are already there, we just need to believe and humble ourselves to accept them.
 
Stress did not manage to get to me, even though I am still browsing for tuition assignments daily.
 
I know that this is just a normal winter in my tuition journey and this season will pass soon. Most importantly, God has already provided the finances/resources for this winter. I just need to walk in His plan and not try to meet my own ‘lofty’ expectations that i can show off to my parents and friends. 

I just know that i have to wait upon Him [expect, look for, and hope in Him] and we(I) shall spread my wings and soar like eagles,
we (I) run and don’t get tired,
we(I) walk and don’t lag behind. [Isaiah 40:31]

🙂