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Thanksgivings for 2009

Looking back on 2009, there were so many things to be thankful of… things that God gave to our surprised… brothers and sisters in christ who gave much to us… family members to show their love in their own unique ways.

I slowed down my business this year in preparation for my wedding… there were just too many things on my plate. Thank God, he gave me enough grace and strength to go thru each and every one of them.

  1. Attended to date the most wedding of my entire life… 14 to be exact. I couldn’t attend 2 other due to unforeseen circumstances… gave a choice I would love to witness their wedding. Out of 14… I was brother for 7 of them… very season brother already… lost quite a no of hairs along the way…
    3 of them are my closest brothers in Christ. Galvin & Charmaine’s wedding I witnessed alot of God’s favor to the couple. I could experience the couple’s desire to share with the guest their joy and blessings. Junhao and Geok Choo’s wedding, I witness God’s sovereignty there were just too many things that didn’t go quite right for them… in the end, God provided an unbelievable outcome that the couple was amazed. Nigel and Catherine’s wedding, I experience God’s grace… from the venue was last min changed to the groom was doing most of the stuff single handedly… God provided many people to help them through the wedding… so much so that I think they couldn’t ask for more.
  2. Jac was baptised this year after much hesitation… though I didn’t really get to witness her being dunked… everything happened in a blur… I’m just glad that she made that decision. Thank God for those who visited and wintessed her baptist. She got a new name… Jacqueline Breanne… the name appeared to very Ang Mo-ish. Breanne sounds like her surname.
  3. We obtained our place in the north with high floored. 19th floor to be exact. However, it will only be ready at the end of 2011.
  4. With the flat, we are also given 25k grant for our new place. Till date I still could quite figure out how did we manage to have it. Nevertheless, we thanked God for the such a hefty sum.
  5. My sister is married to a wonderful & loving husband whom without doubt is the best among all the bfs that she had dated. He loves her and loves our family too… and he enjoys eating too… a bonus coz I got one more kaki for makan… hahahaha…
  6. A desired church for our wedding. I remembered calling at least 30 churches to find out if their premises are open for non-members. Sadly, only a handful are available for us. We shortlisted and visited 3. Finally come down to 1. Even when we decided on the 1, there was an interesting encounter that left us laughing till this day. Yes, we booked our desired church.
  7. We managed to save some money on quite a no. of items for our wedding.
  8. We were featured in the Channel News Asia for 3 series… through that we got quite a no of good perks from our catering and others.
  9. I thank God for my dad who volunteered to help us do up the wagon for the page boy, the ice cream cart is still in the process and dad volunteered to gave up his room so that Jac has a place to stay before our BTO flat is ready.
  10. Jac has definitely one of my thanksgiving item… she had been really patience with me… with all my short fused moments… I was stressed over several things about the wedding… she was patience enough to let me make mistakes even though it might be heading the wrong direction. She is definitely the reason why I want to marry her in the first place… Oh Yes, I finally managed to proposed to her successfully… at my 3rd attempt… hahaha…
  11. Last but not least, God for being my Provider, Father & Lord…

There are still alot of thanksgiving items… if I go and count them in details… I dun think this entry can complete. 2009 is coming to an end… it was a great year.
2010 is going to be even a greater year… because I will be reuniting wif my long lost bone… and God is definitely going to see me thru 2010.

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  1. circepalace
    December 29, 2009 at 12:06 am

    Yup, I’ve a short fuse too…normally, short fuse people will always end up with super patient people like u ended with Jac & I ended with Alvin. Marrying the one is really a very happy occasion. I’ll definitely come & witness your big day!

    • raymondtanbk
      December 29, 2009 at 12:21 am

      Yupz…. totally agree 🙂

  2. Chris Tan
    January 4, 2010 at 8:26 am

    NO way, bro, your fuse is definitely longer than many people. I guess that with the one that you love the most, you also expect the most. Raise your expectation of yourself as a prince of God and lower your demands of your wife-to-be.

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