To all my readers..


A heartfelt thank you to all my readers. Either from 2012, any years in between till today. I’m always thankful and grateful for the support I have received all these years. Especially when I have started writing till to grown interest and yet as a bonus, I have received loyal readers like you all today.

Today marks the 4th year since I have shared my heartfelt story and I will really appreciate if you take the time to read this.

https://sunflowerrosecw.wordpress.com/2014/01/27/january-challenge-my-awakening-experience-and-moving-on/

Talking or interacting with humans are an open door to an unlimited varieties of stories. You will know me better definitely 🙂

Thank you and drop me a comment if you like it. ☺💕

Sincere thank you :)


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Days back, www.sunflowerrosecw.wordpress.com had gotten more than 25,000 views and had reached the 1000 subscribers mark!!

Sincerely thank you to all the readers whichever country you are from. A BIG THANK YOU!!
I really appreciate it and I will keep on writing so stay tuned! ^-^

Dedication Post To Mr Lee,


Hello everyone. Today, I will be writing this post in the train. As I am busy recently, I apologised for not being able to update more frequently nowadays. My poems will be scheduled in once every 3 to 4 days. Hope you can understand and continue reading them!

Today, I will be dedicating this post to a great leader ; an inspiring person, my idol, Mr Lee Kuan Yew.
On the 23rd March, he passed away. This heartbreaking news broke hearts of many including mine.

As mentioned in a post i posted last week, he was a great man. At the very point, I felt strongly that no matter what, I should pay my last respect to him or I will really regret it for the rest of my life. Without him, there will not be us today. I’m really grateful and thankful.

It had been a harsh week but I have seen really heart-warming news, kind acts on the streets and so. The kind acts we see on the streets are really heart-warming and probably those that we could find comfort in such a bad time..

I will like to share some photos with you.

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There were many people queueing to pay respect to him. (Credits: Facebook)

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At one of the tribute site. (Credits: Facebook)

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The number of people who queued to pay their respect to Mr Lee. Credits: Facebook

For more, you can read this. – http://news.asiaone.com/news/singapore/more-14-million-people-turn-pay-their-last-respects-mr-lee-kuan-yew 

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One of the tribute site I went.

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  Candles were lit to form a Singapore map.

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Flowers for Mr Lee at Parliament House.

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Flowers outside Istana.

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Flowers outside Istana.

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At the airport.

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At one of the libraries.

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Card I made for Mr Lee with his flower as the background. (http://www.straitstimes.com/news/singapore/more-singapore-stories/story/new-orchid-aranda-lee-kuan-yew-named-honour-singapores-c)

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Reciting the pledge. Credits: Facebook

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Sending Mr Lee off. Credits: Facebookimage

The rain does not stop people from sending Mr Lee off.

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Mr Lee, although you are not here any more, you will always live in our hearts and memories. Thank you for all your contributions to Singapore, building Singapore from a small village to where we are right now. Thank you for opening many doors to the bright future for us.
I am really proud to say that I am a Singaporean and you will be deeply missed.

Goodbye and Rest In Peace, Mr Lee.

Throwback to my own story,


It’s been a year since I shared my story with other bloggers. Now that I have 600 other subscribers since then, i will like to share my own story with each of you.
So here goes:

https://sunflowerrosecw.wordpress.com/2014/01/27/january-challenge-my-awakening-experience-and-moving-on/

Hope all of you will like it and have a good day ahead! And drop me a comment, maybe? ^^

#81 Imperfect me,


Sometimes at late night,
I sit by the window and
started reflecting.

To realise again,
how blessed I really am
and count my blessings.

To share my story,
to receive love from others,
and to enjoy life.

Sincere gratitude
to all these love showered on
this imperfect me.

There is nothing else
I will still ask for more when
now I have them all.

-CW

It’s Graduation Day!


 

2 days back, it was a day I long waited for.

However, there were really much mixed feelings that day – happiness yet sadness.

On the 30th May 2014, I ended my journey in Polytechnic.

I know I am definitely going to miss this place and somehow I felt like I have just entered not long ago.

I guess that’s how fast time flies..

Here’s all my thankful words.

I guess I will keep it short because I guess my emotions and gratitude cannot be fully measured and expressed through words.

 

Dear Family,

Thank you for being around and thank you for all the support you have given me throughout all these 3 years.These years haven’t been really easy on me at times but thank you for sticking around, supporting me and watch me overcome the hurdles in life to get to where I am today. I am really grateful for everything. The flying kiss I blew on stage after receiving my certificate was for you. I owe everything to you all.  I might not be the best daughter in the world but thank you for loving me. Thank you so much and I love you all 🙂 

Dear My Loved ones from Heaven,

I thought of you when I was on the stage. I hope all of you are watching me and wish I have made all of you proud.

I miss you.

Dear Lecturers/ Tutors,

Thank you for all the guidance you have given me throughout all these 3 years. I have learnt alot, not just academically but through lessons, I have also understood the values in life. Thank you for all the chances you have provided for us and allowing us to see and think out of the box.

Dear Coursemates and Friends I have met in school, 

Happy Graduation! Thank you for being such wonderful coursemates. As being a small course, I’m pretty glad I managed to talk to most of you and even became good friends with some of you. I’m really glad to have met all of you in school and remember our journey doesn’t end here. I really hope that all of you can pursue what you love and all the best in your future endeavours! To friends whom I have met through orientation, although we are in different courses, I’m really glad that I met you all. We came to school together and now we are graduating together! Keep in touch, everyone! 🙂 I’m really going to miss all of you.

Dear Friends and people I know around me,

I’m always thankful to have all of you around me. During our happy times, we shared our laughter. During our sad moments, we shared our tears. Thank you for listening to my rants and thank you for always being there to share my joy with me. Although some of you might not be able to make it for my graduation ceremony, thank you for always being around! Thank you for the wishes, text messages and mails. And also, special thanks to those who have celebrated with me and even brought gifts to my school during the day itself. I love all of you 🙂

 

They were all the reasons why I managed to hang in there.

Thank you all for everything.

Really really appreciate it alot ❤

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Welcome to the next phase of life and I guess I’ll be reminiscing all these memories…

Download the E book today! And Happy Valentine’s Day!


So the day has come.. :’)

Do you remember the post I have written about my Awakening Experience? If you have not read it, please click here.

The E Book is Officially out! So download it today!

You will find many more amazing stories of other bloggers.

Please Click this Link. http://memymagnificentself.wordpress.com/

You are able to download the pdf file of ‘The Selection of Awakening Experiences’ from the side bar of her home page! 🙂

Once again,

Thank you all for making this happen! :’))

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And I will like to wish everyone a Happy Valentine’s Day!

Even for Singles, go out there and have fun! 🙂 Who says Singles can’t celebrate valentine day? Haha.

Saw a quote while reading yesterday. Just perfect for today. So here goes.

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Have a good day everyone xx

January Challenge – My Awakening Experience and Moving On.


This ‘January Challenge – My Awakening Experience and Moving On’ was started by this amazing lady here, Barbara Franken whereby she invited a group of bloggers around to join in this challenge. I am really honoured and thankful to have this chance to join in this sharing session!

So is the 27th January 2013, the day I scheduled to have this post so here is my share.

When I first signed up for this challenge, I thought really hard. What were the incidents that have happened that changed me the most?  To many of us, some changes are inevitable and probably we might just even treat them as parts and parcels of life.

What I felt when I first saw this “awakening experience”, I thought about a scenario whereby a life-changing experience have happened to a certain person and it changes the person’s life and allowing him or her to realize their true inner self that have been concealed in them for a long period of time. It is not the usual self that they have portrayed to the society, but the real them.

I recalled this incident vividly that have happened to me and yes, an awakening experience for me. It happened when I was 18. I was just a normal school girl until one fine day. When everything changes…

It was during my hectic period of school life and one fine day, I spotted a floater in my left eye. I thought it was just because I was too tired recently and I prayed hard nothing major was going to happen. But days after days, there were still no changes. I started to worry. I decided maybe it was time for me to see the doctor. Till today, I remembered the fear and worry I had back then. I remembered going to the nearby clinic and the doctor got worried as well, she told me she suspected it was retinal detachment and referred me to the hospital. My check-up at the hospital was around 4 days after going to the clinic and those 4 days were probably the longest period of time I have gone through. Time seemed to be passing so slowly and every single day, I cannot help but think about what was really wrong with me. There were nights I spent hiding in my blanket and cried until I slept. The suspense was really too much for me to take and I felt really helpless.

So eventually that day came. During the check up, I was really nervous and when it was confirmed that I was diagnosed with retinal detachment, my heart literally sank. Knowing I had to do a surgery, I was not sure how I could handle it. I had matters that were worrying me. First, it was the surgery. Who will not freak out when you heard that the doctor is going to remove your eyeball, put something in and put your eyeball in? I was not just afraid of the surgery process but I was also afraid of the result. All I can say was I was afraid because I was afraid. I felt I did not have the courage and confidence to handle this and this was what scared me even more. Secondly, it was my school project work. I understood how important these two were to me and all I could think about was why me? Why out of so many people, and it just had to be me?

My mother brought me to a private hospital for a second consultation and listen to their views. They said that retinal detachment normally happened to older people and I was only 18! Once again, I felt that it was unfair. However, the doctor wanted to do the surgery immediately because he said it was an emergency case. He decided to try laser surgery first due to my young age and if necessary, then the big surgery. I was shocked. I had not made any mental preparation! He decided to do a laser surgery first to see if he could stop the retinal from falling any further. So at 4pm that afternoon, I had my surgery. I remembered the doctor telling me to try and keep the lens in my eyes or if it dropped out, he would have to redo it again. Hearing that, I somehow felt courage surging up. I was determined to get this done, once and for all. I even told the nurse to press me down if I were to move because of the pain. I guess never in my whole life would I forget the surgery process. During the surgery, I thought about happy memories and the number of things I have not done yet. This surgery had to be successful.

Eventually, the surgery was over. Even the doctor and nurse praised that I was brave. :’) I was glad but I was hurting too. When I thought everything was over, it was not. The very next day, when I went for a follow-up check-up then he realized, I had to go through another round because there was still fluid at that portion of the retinal. So in the end, I had my second round of surgery. I was sure that I was even braver this time round.

However after the surgery, I felt like my inner self had been awakened and it was as if I was a new-born all over again and everything just seemed to fall into place. Though I have lost 10% of my vision, I was thankful that the surgery went well and even more grateful that it made me appreciate things in my life, even those small little ones. For example, in the morning, someone could just say a simple, “Good morning!” That simple gesture could totally brighten up my morning! These are small little things we always tend to neglect and take for granted in life, or it could just be that we do not even bother to care.

After that incident, I learnt to see things in another perspective. I slowly learnt to see things more in depth than just looking at the things that were just on the surface point and dealt with problems with a different approach. Not only that, I am definitely thankful for my optimism in life all along since young and grateful for my family and friends’ support throughout this hard period of time.

So after that, I continued blogging and found my interest in the things I want to blog. I did not just want to purely want to talk about my own life, but I want to share with everyone lessons I have learnt in my life. I want to inspire people through my words and through experiences I have gone through. From that, I really wish that they could find out their real self too.

I started to write poems from feelings I have experienced or stories I have seen or heard. Although I might not have seen a lot in my life because of my young age but I can say that, up till now, I have learnt many lessons in life that many have not discovered or “attended” yet.  I am really glad to say that I am enjoying how things are right now and though there are small little obstacles here and there in my life, I know how to handle it better than before.

I also started to read books that were more to the philosophy types and I really loved them. Then it came to me at a point of time, when I saw this quote and thought how true it was. It was a quote, written by Ralph Waldo Emerson, “It is not length of life, but depth of life”, and I thought I did not just want to live my life plainly but I want to do things that I love, things that I have passion in and try out things that I did not want to back then. I want to count my blessings, enjoy my life to the fullest extent and leave no regrets in this journey.

I am really happy to say that, I really love how I am right now and I hope the same for you too!

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So here are the other wonderful bloggers who have joined in this challenge:

1st     Barbara  – http://memymagnificentself.wordpress.com
2nd    Paddy    – http://paddypicasso.wordpress.com
3rd     Emanuel- http://emantable.com/musings-of-a-table/
6th     Julianne – http://juliannevictoria.com
7th     Sarah     – http://theskycladwriter.wordpress.com
8th     Shree     – http://heartsongsblog.wordpress.com
9th     Dace      – http://mywaytotruth.wordpress.com
10th   Korinn    – http://www.korinn.com
11th   Sindy     – http://bluebutterfliesandme.wordpress.com
12th   Stefanie – http://dancingwithstefanie.com
13th   Mick      – http://meticulousmick.wordpress.com
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15th   Megan   – http://mychroniclifejourney.wordpress.com
16th   Pat         – http://patinspire.org
17th   Marga    – http://lifeasimprov.com
18th   Kimberley – http://kimberlyharding.wordpress.com
19th
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21st   Heather     – http://wildflowerwomen.wordpress.com
22nd
23rd    Sue          – http://suedreamwalker.wordpress.com
24th    M…          – http://seeingm.wordpress.com
25th    Brian G    – http://middlepane.com
26th    Dotta       – http://dottaraphels.wordpress.com
27th    CW          – https://sunflowerrosecw.wordpress.com
28th    Laurie       – http://lauriesnotes.wordpress.com
29th    Debra       – http://ptero9.com
30th    Linda        – http://lindalitebeing.wordpress.com
31st    Michael     – http://navigator1965.wordpress.com
February

1st      Leigh        – http://bluegrassnotes.wordpress.com
2nd     Shaman   – http://shamanictracking.com
3rd     Joss         – http://crowingcrone.com
4th     Jenna       – http://jennadee222.wordpress.com
5th     Shelley     – http://livingwithshadows.wordpress.com
6th     Elisabeth  – http://almostspring.com
7th     Michael    – http://embracingforever.com
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All in one, :d


Hey everyone,

Sorry been awhile for a long time. Was pretty busy to update anything.

I’m back here again to share my experiences!

Today I had the most wonderful experience ever. I went to participate this event with my sister. Image

Yes, So it was a Sg challenge whereby we were supposed to fold 50000 hearts in one hour time and 500 kg of rice would be donated to the needy. And the most coincidence thing was that I met Zoe at the event! She’s a friend that I have met in one of the volunteering experience I had in the past and I was like omg. ahahha. 🙂 It was great to see her anyway!

Anyway it was a super good experience. Here’s some photos to share with all of you!

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The hearts look like these..

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One of the bag of hearts.. 😀

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The participants ;D

Anyway, I went to meet my buddy, Jenny on Monday! Remember her?

She’s my buddy for the ILP Program.

Had a really good talk with her and I think I will never ever forget what she say that day.

It was this process.

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Listen to what other people have to say, show empathy and then put yourself in their shoes.

Always show kindness to people around you even if they don’t.

Also, on wednesday, went to an event done by my friends.

It’s known as G(art)itude and its something like art therapy.

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You are supposed to draw things that you are thankful about.

Here’s what my friends and I did. :p

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“Share little things in life with your loved ones, like happy songs and smiles!!! ”

Everyone, have a great week ahead okay!!

Be appreciative,


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Take notice in small little things in your life.

Many things in our lives, are being taken for granted.
However, if you just take a notice of the little things or actions in your lives, 
you will notice the difference and find meanings in your lives. 

Today morning, a dear friend greeted me with this picture:

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Even this small little detail, or picture can brighten up my day. 🙂 

Thank youuu.

Some people might think that it is just a picture but if you look at it in a different way,

you will find the happiness that you never find before. 

Thus, always be appreciative of what you have.

Quote:

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough” 
― Oprah Winfrey

Another award, STAR :]


Hihi, I do not really update my blog at this timing but… I have great news to share!
First, thanks to utesmile who have nominated me for this award and I’m honored to receive it.

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Again the ‘rules’ for this award are simple:

1. Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award

2. Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ them with their award.

3. Please include a link back to this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award  and include these ‘rules’ in your post (please don’t alter the rules or the badges!)

4. Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them

5. You can now also join our Facebook group – click ‘like’ on this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Facebook group and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience

6. As a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog and sidebar … and start collecting stars…

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Yes – that’s right – there are stars to collect!

Unlike other awards which you can only add to your blog once – this award is different!

When you begin you will receive the ‘1 star’ award – and every time you are give

There are a total of 6 stars to collect.

Which means that you can check out your favourite blogs – and even if they have already been given the award by someone else – you can still bestow it on them again and help them to reach the maximum 6 stars!

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So I like to pass it on to :

utesmile (I don’t know if I can pass back but you deserve it 🙂 )

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Alastair

Poet of the phase

The girl in the yellow dress

My 2nd heartbeat

All world issues

Congratulations to the nominees. :))

All of you deserve this because all of your blogs are fantastic. 🙂

Have a nice day everyone, xx.

Who am I?


That interpersonal communication lesson actually got me thinking.

Who am I?

I have been thinking of this question for quite long. But I’ve yet to come out with an answer. But when I presented, I drew a sunflower to represent me. The reasons are simple.

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First, I love sunflowers.

Second, personally I feel that I’m very optimistic. Although I’m not very noisy infront of my friends or so, I guess I’m positive in my mindset. 😉

Third, the flower language of sunflower, is actually gratitude. I would like to show my gratitude to the world, spreading happiness to people around me, and if I can, to the whole world.

Actually true enough, I feel that we are all 2 faced people. We show different faces to different people. We show different attitudes to different people. Well, I guess there’s advantages and disadvantages.

So what are you?

Think about it. You might have an answer that will surprise yourself. 🙂

And also, I think we write our own stories in life. Everyone is an author. 😉

Quote: 

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows. It’s what sunflowers do.

-Helen Keller

Bless you , JT.

Hope to see that smile of yours on your face again.