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The Story of the Three Trees

9 Jul

Hello Everyone!

How’s your week so far?

This week has been real challenging for me as Isabelle is having cold and becomes very clingy; at the same time I am trying to figure out a better warehouse management system implementation with minimal cost… However, in challenging time like this, it often makes me think about life from a different perspective.

Today I would like to share with you a favourite story of mine.

The Story Of The Three Trees

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Once there were three trees on a hill in the woods. They were discussing their hopes and dreams when the first tree said,

“Someday I hope to be a treasure chest. I could be filled with gold, silver and precious gems. I could be decorated with intricate carving and everyone would see the beauty.”

Then the second tree said,

“Someday I will be a mighty ship. I will take Kings and queens across the waters and sail to the corners of the world. Everyone will feel safe in me because of the strength of my hull.”

Finally the third tree said,

“I want to grow to be the tallest and straightest tree in the forest. People will see me on top of the Hill and look up to my branches, and think of the heavens and God and how close to them I am reaching. I will be the greatest tree of all time and people will always remember me.”

After a few years of praying that their dreams would come true, a group of woodsmen came upon the trees. When one came to the first tree he said,

“This looks like a strong tree, I think I should be able to sell the wood to a Carpenter”, and he began cutting it down. The tree was happy, because he knew that the carpenter would make him into a treasure chest.

At the second tree the woodsman said,

“This looks like a strong tree. I should be able to sell it to the shipyard.” The second tree was happy because he knew he was on his way to becoming a mighty ship.

When the woodsmen came upon the third tree, the tree was frightened
because he knew that if they cut him down his dreams would not come
true. One of the Woodsmen said, “I don’t need anything special from my tree, I’ll take this one”, and he cut it down.

When the first tree arrived at the carpenters, he was made into a feed
box for animals. He was then placed in a barn and filled with hay. This was not at all what he had prayed for.

The second tree was cut and made into a small fishing boat. his dreams of being a mighty ship and carrying kings had come to an end.

The third tree was cut into large pieces, and left alone in the dark..

The years went by, and the trees forgot about their dreams.

Then one day, a man and woman came to the barn. She gave birth and they placed the baby in the hay in the feed box that was made from the first tree. The man wished that he could have made a crib for the baby, but this manger would have to do. The tree could feel the importance of this event and knew that it had held the greatest treasure of all time.

Years later, a group of men got in the fishing boat made from the second tree. One of them was tired and went to sleep. While they were out on the water, a great storm arose and the tree didn’t think it was strong enough to keep the men safe. The men woke the sleeping man, and He stood and said “Peace” and the storm stopped. At this time, the tree knew that it had carried the King of Kings in its boat.

Finally, someone came and got the third tree. It was carried through the streets as the people mocked the man who was carrying it. When they came to a stop, the man was nailed to the tree and raised in the air to die at the top of a hill. When Sunday came, the tree came to realize that it was strong enough to stand at the top of the hill and be as close to God as was possible, because Jesus had been crucified on it.

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The moral of this story is that when things don’t seem to be going your way, always know that God has a plan for you. If you place your trust in Him, God will give you great gifts.

Each of the trees got what they wanted, just not in the way they had imagined.

We don’t always know what God’s plans are for us. We just know that His ways are not our ways, but His ways are always best.

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Sometimes, like the three trees, when reality hits, we forgot about our dreams… This story reminds me to be always hopeful and trust that He remembers, and will make it come true in His perfect timing.

Thank you so much for reading.

God bless you.

XOXO Eryn

STROBING With Your Phone

6 Jul

Hi Everyone!

How’s your Monday? Today I would like to share about what’s seems to be very “IN” lately – Strobing.

If you don’t know what’s it, you can go google it and there are tons of step by step video teaching you how to do it. I would describe it as a simple technique that involves quick and easy steps to give final touch to your makeup. *Great stuff*

So today, I am going to show you how to do it with your phone! Hehe~

Step 1 Download MeituPic

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One of the best photo editing apps that I am using.

Step 2 Use the “Dark Circle” Function

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Here I am using an old picture as example.

Step 3 Choose manual and adjust the size of the brush.

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Step 4 Highlight

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– Above your eyebrows
– Nose
– Apple of your cheeks
– Above your lips
– Chin

I normally don’t use this function for dark circles (unless it’s really really bad), cos’ it tends to make your face looks ‘flat’ and ‘fake’.

DONE!

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Can’t tell the difference? Hehe… Cos’ it’s supposed to be very subtle and almost not noticeable.

However, if you put 2 pictures together, you can see how this technique improve the overall face feature.

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Okay… Babies are calling~ I need to go sing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star…

Thank you so much for reading and have fun Strobing!

XOXO Eryn

May Fashion Coordinates

1 Jun

Hi Everyone!

I AM BACK!

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6 weeks after the delivery, I am so happy to be back to my normal life routine! *Excited* There is no word to describe how happy and grateful I am to have TWO babies in my life now and I am feeling all so excited to embrace a new kind of life full of fun, joy and challenges!! (I might sound a bit over-enthusiastic… Don’t judge me, I think it’s the coffee…)

So here are a few fashion coordinates in May for your enjoyment :) Majority in BLACK because I am still fat and swollen back to work now *ahem*. And you might be wondering, what is with the socks and hose, that is to keep my legs warm after the confinement.

Coordinate 1

Dressing up for Mother’s Day celebration dinner. I took out all my pre-pregnancy clothes and was devastated when I can’t fit into any of them *feeling kinda crappy*. Have to throw on whatever I have in the wardrobe that fits.

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Coordinate 2

Put on my neon pink lip color to match the neon pink bag. IMG_3117

Coordinate 3

My boring black party outfit… Pair it with bunny ears in order not to “bored” my dates.

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Coordinate 4

Long blazer is great cover up for bulging tummy. Off to a Saturday meeting.

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Coordinate 5

Curl my hair and put on red ribbon. I think I kinda look cute…

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Coordinate 6

Some banana color and black short skirt on Annabelle’s full moon party. About 200 guests showed up and received lots of compliments for this outfit.

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Coordinate 7

Put on my favourite working attire. Met with BFF after work for a nice dinner with splendid seaview and ice cream :Pfashion coordinate 7

Coordinate 8

Over-sized cardigan and comfy flats. Retail therapy with husband and 2 babies, and spent a good amount of time with the Ma Cherie girls at Dream Cafe.

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Finally, some legs shown. Peplum skirts are good buddy with little tummy :)

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So yupe… That’s basically what I have been wearing nowadays.

Thank you so much for reading and wishing you a nice week ahead!!

XOXO Eryn

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