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1. Jonny got 4 job offers! Hmmph! Who says my bro can't do it?

2. $200 blessing for CNY shopping!!!

3. Barista test coming up on Mon so I can finally get my full-pay soon!!!

4. A day off today to: i) sew & look out my window (nope, no rocking chair)
ii) SHOP FOR STATIONERY!!! Thank goodness i wrote a shopping list else I might still be adding stuff to my basket!
iii) Serve in ministry!
iv) spend time dozing & laughing with my sis
v) eat dinner at home (omgoodness home-cooked food~~~)
vi) blog
vii) facebook-ing
viii) settle my NUS timetable etc.
viiii) do quiet time cheerfully
X) watch Monster's Inc Disc 2
Yay! God multiplied my time! :D Indeed, though i've a job, God adds to my strength. I can walk and chew bubble gum at the same time!

5. Physical strength. Everytime I think I'm at the end of it, He gives me such deep rest & good harmony in my family so that I know, everything is in His hands!

6. Friends who are coming to Starbucks airport tmr! Qi, Deborah & Jean!

7. Breakthrough!


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