2nd anniversary 

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We turned 2! And it wasn’t the terrible two and it will not be a terrible two…  

It was a wonderful 2 years. I learnt about the importance of praying for your husband daily. In my opinion, keeping your husband should be our priority as wife. (I am still learning to keep my husband in prayer daily) 

On this day, I remembered the vow that we exchanged on our wedding day. I have made a commitment on that day, and made a vow to stay with my husband no matter what. In this two years we have argue less. 

As we grew in love for each other, our patients for each other grew as well. I experience 1 Corinthians 13… “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” (‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭13‬:‭4-7‬ NIV)

I love you, Greg. I look forward to spend many more anniversary with you… You are my best. 

Remembering Eric

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I know, today isn’t Memorial Day…. But honoring and remembering someone, doesn’t need to be on a specific day, right. 😉

He is the brother that I never met. I knew him through stories from Greg, and other family member.

I guess God loves him so much that He wanted Eric to be home with him.

Never in my life, I knew anyone that serve in the army to protect our freedom. It reminded me that freedom do come with a price.

I will have a lot of fun getting to know Eric when I see him. 😁😁😁

Checking in: month 6 in America

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Time flies…. I have been in America for 6 months! 

Greg and I have called Gateway church our homechurch, and next is to serve in the church. 

We have made some good friends, and it’s been great for Greg and I to spend a lot more time with our parents. 

I totally don’t miss the hectic lifestyle in KL and the traffic, but I miss the food and people back home. Sometimes I do get a little sad when I can’t be present at the friends and family events, and it does make me cry once in a while when I miss home terribly… Thankful for technology that I am still able to talk to my mum. 

People here do love their pets. We have a lot of cute dogs in our neighborhood, can’t wait to have our own dog(s) too… That won’t happen anytime soon. 

Thankful that I am able to spend more time in the kitchen; cooking, baking and making paper. 😆 I think i am getting better at cooking. From not knowing how to cook, to preparing meals for family and friends, I think I can be proud of progress. Hehehe 

So far, we are on track with our fitness goal. We have been eating healthy and have an active lifestyle. Greg and I are less lethargic and I think we are pretty healthy. 😏 I highly recommend p90x workout. Only 30mins each day. 

  Attended my first ever graduation ceremony. I wish I was the one graduating 😝 I really don’t have much clue about academic world. 
Hoping to get my drivers license within this year. 

A weekend at San Antonio

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Thankful that I can be part of Greg’s company trip. 

We arrived super late on Friday due to some unforeseen circumstances, nevertheless I am grateful that Greg and I are able to still make it to the trip. 

Hyatt resort

             To become a true Texan, I must first learn how to ride a horse. My horse – chiketo and I.

Sunday – Greg and I stop by San Antonio town before heading back to our sack.  

             

    That sums up my awesome weekend with my handsome husband. 

    

The “cooking” journey

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It all started because, my then fiancé said he would prefer to eat home-cooked food. Upon hearing that, I panicked a little, because I can’t even fried an egg. 

Growing up in a family filled good cook, I am spoiled and didn’t have any interest in cooking. After realizing that I needed to cook for my future family I knew I have to start somewhere. I then seek advice from my philipina friend, Daisy. I learn some basic from her and learning some knife skill from YouTube. Since then cooking channel and YouTube has been my teacher. 

Moving to America, having the kitchen space allows me to practice cooking more and more. As a result I spend half the time in the kitchen practicing and beginning to appreciate the art of cooking. Still have lots to learn… At least I don’t hate cooking ^.^ 

We are on track in changing our lifestyle. Eat more real whole foods, less process food. 

   

Chicken, with mashed potatoes and sauté kale

  

Black beans with herbs chicken 

  

鮮奶燉蛋

  

Chicken curry, sauté kale with quinoa 

Pan Mee soup     

Chinese fried quinoa 

 

Soy sauce chicken with eggs 

Crochet for beginners

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I am a beginner in crochet and I am loving it. I always like doing things with my hand instead of sitting in front of the computer.

How get started in crochet.
1. Thanks to my mother-in-law, she help me get started by taking me to Hobby Lobby to get a yarn and a crochet hooks
a. How to pick a your yarn:
There are many many different kind of yarn and crochet needle in the market. So simple choose a yarn that is not too dark in colour that’s easy to see and it has to be a colour that you like because you are going to see them a lot.
b. Crochet hooks
As a beginner, I just get a simple aluminum or plastic hooks and how comfortable you hold it.

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I got this. It works well for me.

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Usually on the yarn packaging will have a recommended hook size to use.

2. Watch videos.
One of my favorite YouTube crochet video for beginner is “Made with love by Glama” she breakdown the steps and easy to follow in my opinion.
Usually I will watch through the video once and the second time I will crochet with the video on and pause or rewind whenever I need.

3. Get a crochet book

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This is a crochet book I have got for myself. I wanted to learn more about crochet, so I decided to get myself a crochet book.

I love Hobby Lobby. You could get Hobby Lobby app go get their weekly offer and weekly coupon for easy access.

Pinterest is a good resource for ideas and how to.

P/s: a 24 crochet course for beginner. Click here

Flying. Experience

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On my 30th birthday, my husband and my parents in law arrange for a 30 minutes discovery flight.

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The pilot.

I am amazed by the amount of focus that’s needed in flying the plane. From listening to the air traffic controller, watching out traffic to keeping the plane stable so that the passenger won’t get sick. I was blessed and enjoyed every minute during that experience.

We also explored the flight museum, and you could fly in those antique plane.

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I love the flight museum… All the planes are well maintain and I think they are still functioning. If you are around Addison, do visit the flight museum.

moving across the world

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Who would have thought that I would move across the globe… All by myself.

Greg couldn’t stay back in Malaysia, he has to start work before I get my visa.

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November 22, 2014, for the very first time I enter the airport immigration all by myself. I have never travel alone and I was extremely nervous and on top of that, I was feeling sad to leave all my family and friends and also the land that I know so well to be united with my husband… And I was also excited to be with my husband again.

The whole green card process was a miracle itself. If it’s not because of our Father in Heaven, Greg and I will still be apart. Thank you all who have stood with us and pray with us.

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Goodbye Malaysia, till we meet again.

November 23, 2014

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Here the whole family with cute signs waiting for me at the arrival at Dallas airport.

Setting up a new house

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Setting up a new house is VERY expensive! I am now entering my 2nd month being in America, and I was introduce to GOODWILL and HOPE CLOSET. Goodwill accept donation, sort it out and sells those goods at a very affordable price. In GOODWILL and HOPE CLOSET, I am able to get the things I need for as low as 0.99cents. Although they are second hand sometimes you can get some really nice stuff, you could also get some brand new stuff too.

I have to learn to be frugal and really think about the things I need for the house. Shopping at shop like GOODWILL and HOPE CLOSET really helps me gets the most with little money.