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'Tis the Season! (and updates)

Woah. Time flies so fast and it's December already.
And I'm honesty, frankly, seriously excited about it.

Stuff I have been up to:

1. BL Conferences! I gotta post about that when I get the pictures from the photographer (: We had such an awesome time with the girls that came over from the States. They were such a BIG blessing to us! Check out their blog here.

2. Belting out random Christmas songs to get me into the Christmas mood.

3. Studying like crazy at home and wishing I was at church helping out at VBS.

4. Praying that God will help me minister to unsaved people this Christmas 

5. Finding time to update this blog--and I did! (:

6. Indulging in *occasional* snacks.

7. Practicing choir songs and loving how the front colors are so pretty <3

8. Decorating the house--making it Christmassy.

9. Looking at Prissy's (and her team's) decorated cakes and foods and loving them (;

10. Anticipating Christmas gatherings with friends and family 

And did you notice I've gotten a new blog look for this Christmassy season? And the snow? Plus that Christmas countdown at the bottom of the blog? :D
Hope you like it because I took like forreveerrr to get it right :P

have a great week. and an awesome, Christ-centered upcoming holiday <3



(De-)Baty Workshop

It has been a longgg time since I last posted. And yes, I'm partially ashamed of myself.
So I suppose I should do the normal thing most bloggers do and apologize for being busy over work (which is true, albeit an excuse too commonly used), etc.etc.etc. The truth was:

1. Creativity level had dropped sufficiently
2. Laziness to create a post had increased substantially

You might be interested to hear that these^ have gone in opposite directions since I realized beginning of November that this place has been rather silent-ish.

And to support my claim, we have three drafts of posts sitting there staring at me. I have been trying to keep this blog updated and such--I haven't  abandoned it ^-^

Anyways, the most interesting thing I've been up to is the Raffles Debate Academy (RDA) John Baty Debate Workshop held in Raffles Institution. 

[Another name that Mr. Baty says people call him is De-baty. Catch the pun? Or was it even one? :P]

Wheww it has been an experience, getting to know other debaters from school and all.

Yes, it's challenging and yes, it's really nerve-wrecking to hear your name called and you're like, "Um. What?" But homeschoolers have done awesome so far :)

And then there's this debate on Friday. Well, to be specific, 3 debates. 2 prepared (topic only given on maybe Thursday? >_>) and 1 impromptu (>_> x10). I'm like stressing out that I'm gonna embarrass myself, mumble and panic. Which is most likely normal for debaters, even experienced ones, so gotta overcome that :)

Praying soooo hard that these debates go well<3



Of Cupcakes and Icings

I just realized that it's already October. And that I haven't posted anything since um 12th Sep. So, this is the most random and photo-filled post I think I have ever done (or ever will do) that I ramble about what I did sometime ago. Be prepared. (:

We cooked/baked the other day (more like 2 weeks ago) during culinary course. For the savory dish, we killed crabs and then steamed them. It was an epic experience, although I don't really love seafood (:

But we baked! My first time baking in a really longgg time. Dark chocolate cupcakes + vanilla buttercream frosting = just awesome.

What I iced.

I had fun icing it. And although it looked cool enough, there are some other kids' cupcakes that were wayy more creative and pretty than mine (;

I think this is Sean's x)
Love this color combi :) All happy colors.

And...this is probably Noel's :)
So cleverly designed so that the eater can have the maximum amount of icing x)

And finally, the cutest cupcake I saw was this [by Natasha].
Aw. So sweet, ain't it? (;

I didn't get to take the other kids' cupcakes, but they were all equally amazing too!
And we had lots of fun. This was a fun break from school work to come and whip up a few dishes (:
*special thanks to Rachel for allowing me to use her camera  :)*

Hope your week has had a fabulous break like this!