Bookstagram Literally Stole All Our Attention (September Wrap-Up)

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While we had been on school vacation for the entire past month, our  plan (or at least my – Adele’s – plan) to blog more… obviously failed. Why? I TOTALLY BLAME BOOKSTAGRAM. Any time I would’ve spent blogging went to scrolling through gorgeously bookish photos and posting some of my own too. Plus it fuelled my inner lazy cat because the process of taking a picture, editing it, and posting it to Instagram is a lot quicker than writing an entire blog post. BUT, I honestly do hope to blog more next month because some things can’t be summed up in a photo caption. And, uh, my review backlog is glaring at me.

Testimonies (And JZ’s Trip to Cambodia)

JZ: Cambodia felt like a really good dream and I can’t wait to go back! I honestly did not expect it to be so much fun – I didn’t know what to expect or how to feel prior to the trip (I wasn’t even excited, which is totally strange since the idea of traveling gets me very excited). But I ended up falling in love with the Kingdom of Wonder (I guess I can say it left me wonderstruck – SEE WHAT I DID THERE? *WINK*) and the people there – playing with the kids and helping the people made me do some soul-searching and I think I’m not the same person I was before the trip, as cheesy and cliché as it may sound. I remember when my teacher in-charge said “if anyone needs their heart to be set in the right place, this is the trip for them”, I was rather skeptical and thought I didn’t need any of that but it seems like I was the one that needed some setting in the right place and I got just that.
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Halfway to Graduation! (August Wrap-Up)

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August has been an insane month what with JZ’s 18th birthday, SG50 (the country we live in, Singapore, just turned 50 years old, for those who are wondering), finishing up our third semester in polytechnic and barely getting any reading – or blogging – done. Thankfully, the holidays have finally started, meaning I can laze around and do nothing for the next 1.5 months. Just kidding! It’s time to catch up on my horrendous review backlog (which I’m actually excited for since I’ve read so many good books) and… well, I’ll leave the rest of my holiday schedule to the Daddy up there.

We’re Halfway done with Poly! Wait… What?!

Adelena: I swear it still felt like yesterday when I first walked into Ngee Ann Polytechnic as an impressionable, hopeful, and thrilled freshman. I was so excited for the future and everything in store! Now? I’m still looking forward and impatient for everything to come but my definition of “future” isn’t the rest of my days spent in poly anymore, instead it’s everything coming after graduation. Which is still 1.5 years away, mind you.

Cliché as it may be, I’ve definitely learned a lot in the past three semesters and met numerous new people. However, it all felt like a stepping stone since I do have my entire life ahead. Here’s to the second half of my adventures in poly and one step closer to university/the mission field/God’s awesome plan for my life!

JZ: It’s insane how half my poly life is gone. Everything’s happening all to quickly and I feel like I’m not old enough to be a Year 2 student. The future can be scary but I’m growing more daring and confident to inch out of my comfort zone and try new things (be it wearing my hair differently or starting on a new story idea). Maybe one day I’ll be able to dive headfirst into crazy adventures! Continue reading “Halfway to Graduation! (August Wrap-Up)”

All Them AMAZING Miracles, Books, and Music! (July Wrap-Up)

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July has been filled with assignments, tests, and deadlines but I’m so glad I’ve got God’s peace getting me through these crazy past weeks! Book-wise, I’ve been on a streak of mind-blowing novels (namely An Ember in the AshesStormdancer, and The Winner’s Crime). I’ve started on a couple of new summer animes, not made much progress with TV series (though I did watch the first episode of Outlander), watched the unexpectedly spectacular The Longest Ride, and obsessed over some amazing songs (Apple Music saved my life).

Most importantly, I’m really glad God worked awesome miracles this past month, namely when I wasn’t able to book the radio presentation studio in school to practice for my on-air test but still did pretty well! And like I’ve mentioned before about loving the 3-month Apple Music trail, it was crazy how it was announced right after I had complained about not having enough money to purchase some Christian music I really wanted. He also helped me *finally* get into the habit of reading my bible when a copy of Our Daily Journey was basically thrown right in front of my face – I guess Jesus knows that I can be downright lazy yet he still helps me. Feeling my sheepish smile yet?

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