He Satisfies Us with Good Things

After being here in Indonesia for nearly two months now, I am beginning to crave for odd things like jam & crackers, cake and French fries (not so odd – my all-time favourite snack!)

Guess where and when I got my cravings fixed! 

In two unassuming, remote, out-of-the-way villages called Abah and Beringin

Nick, Hengki (our missions team member and dear brother in Christ) and I were serving there last week, reconnecting with families, building bridges with new friends, giving basic medical care & treatment as well as ministering to the many village children who were so eager to learn, play and hang around us. 

I was never one who needed cake or looked for cake when I was back home in Penang. Rarely do we crave for food we have so easily accessible, don’t you think? Plus. I was a butter snob. Back home I would wrinkle my nose at the taste of a cake made with margarine (toxic! Poison! Trans fats! Hydrogenated oils!) and always swore by good quality butter in my cooking & baking. 

Well, our host happened to be baking on one of the days we were in Abah, and I had the most delicious margarine cake ever! And in my heart, thanking God for loving me so much to even humour such a small desire. 

When we visited Kampung Beringin for the first time, we eventually ended up in a home where the host had an abundance of tapiocas. Within an hour, there were 3 plates of piping hot tapioca fries laid in front of us. I knew it was not a coincidence. This was Papa, telling me, “I love you, my precious daughter.” 

He truly satisfies our mouths with good things, so that our youth is renewed like the eagles. (Psalm 103:5)

This verse became such a reality to me this trip. 

How many times have we been blessed over & beyond, more than our needs but the extras. The extras that say, “I love you. I delight in you. You are the apple of my eye.” 

May our eyes never grow dim to the many blessings He bestows on us each day. May we never receive our everyday providences with a sense of entitlement, God forbid that we become ungrateful or covetous. 



Yummy tapioca fries!



My Heart is Filled With Thankfulness

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My heart is filled with thankfulness
To Him who bore my pain;
Who plumbed the depths of my disgrace
And gave me life again;

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Who crushed my curse of sinfulness
And clothed me in His light
And wrote His law of righteousness
With pow’r upon my heart.

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My heart is filled with thankfulness
To Him who walks beside;
Who floods my weaknesses with strength
And causes fears to fly;

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Whose ev’ry promise is enough
For ev’ry step I take,
Sustaining me with arms of love
And crowning me with grace.

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My heart is filled with thankfulness
To him who reigns above,
Whose wisdom is my perfect peace,
Whose ev’ry thought is love.

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For ev’ry day I have on earth
Is given by the King;
So I will give my life, my all,
To love and follow him.

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“My Heart Is Filled with Thankfulness”
Words and Music by Keith Getty & Stuart Townend
Copyright © 2003 Thankyou Music

To Friends Who Have Become Like Family…

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Thank you Aunty Angela and Pastor Mok, for being our spiritual papas and mamas.

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Thank you Aunty Carolyn and Uncle Steve for your warmth, your prayers and your godly example. Thank you for enjoying (and sometimes putting up) with our nonsense. 🙂

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A friend in need… is a friend indeed. Need I say more?! 😀

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Celebrating Christmas together in the coziness of Aunty Angela’s abode.

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Having fun with Aunty Swan at her place. 🙂

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Rachel “Tall” and Rachel “Grande”… missing Rachel “Verti”.

For once, I get the label “Tall”!! (As you know, Starbucks cups are Tall, Grande and Verti – from smallest to largest)

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Thank you for bringing so much joy into my life.

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Photo Credits: Jared Chan & Sharon Chow

Happy Pics

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Had a delightful lunch with my aunt on Thursday at Lunarich.

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Some goodies Sam brought back from Austria, sweet and thoughtful of him. It’s been my dream to visit Austria since I was 13! Well, I’ve got bigger (and I think, more important) dreams now. 😉

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Love is… An older brother cutting fruit for his junk-loving sis.

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Excited about being a godmum to my best’s friends daughter very, very soon!

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It’s so true. We miss you, Dave! Pondering on the little memories we had with you while you were back home – the familiar sight of you in the living room on the laptop, your witty answers to mama’s motherly ramblings and the delicious smell of your cooking from the kitchen.

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Updates

I’ll let a few of these Instagram pictures do the talking 🙂

Cooked some…

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Pictures from my recent trip to Singapore…

Developed a liking for Eggs Ben…

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Played with Kaela and managed to squeeze in an hour of piano class with her

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Had two doses of good ol’ Singapore laksa.

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Also met up with a dear friend, Felina, for lunch two weeks ago. I truly treasure the friendships built not only with my students but their parents as well.

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My cup runneth over.