Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Bali Gospel Festival 2007

Starting today, 25th July 2007, until Saturday, 28th July 2007, at GOR Ngurah Rai, Bali Gospel Festival 2007 will be held every evening at 18.00.
Today, there were many miracles happened! The deaf can hear, the crippled can walk and many more! I am full of joy to see Jesus really touched Balinese people with His grace and compassion. Moreover, I am glad to be involved as an usher (so is my brother Erwin) to help my dad and the other team members.

Meanwhile, I am still waiting for the outcome of my visa application. The application went in on Tuesday (yesterday) and 'they' (the appointed agent) said that it will come out in 3 working days, so we shall see.
Lan is eagerly wanting me to return ASAP and I am so impatiently wanting to be with him again. We are missing each other like crazy now! So, friends, please help in prayers for my visa application, so that I can be with my husband again, quickly.

God bless you all!

UPDATE: Visit my prawedding photos album at my MULTIPLY

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Great news!

Yesterday, I received an email from my Supervisor. She told me that the Head of Department of Computer Science has agreed to give me a £3500 bursary for my MPhil (PhD) course! Praise Jesus!

Blessings and more blessings keep coming... and I can't thanks my Jesus enough.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Pre-honeymoon story (2)

Continuing my story about our prehoneymoon!
Actually on the night of 07 July, after we said good-bye to Yulia, we swam for a little while. The water was so cold that both of us were shivering. Do you think it's romantic to take a swim under the starry night with your husband?! Hehehehe... Anyway it was fun! :)
The next day we had an early morning. It was Sunday, 08 July 2007, we took a taxi at 6.30 to take us to the church, GBI ROCK Lembah Pujian, that is the same church we had our holy matrimony. We have arranged to meet my parents there, so that after the service finished we went home with them.
After getting the swimming suits, we headed back to the villa. Grace and my parents swam until afternoon while Lan slept because he was so tired. As for me, I just watched TV and sometimes browsed around the Internet. For dinner, my dad took us to Pepito Restaurant (close to the Ngurah Rai International Airport). We had quite a big dinner there, that afterwards all of us had difficulty to walk hahahaha...
Since the restaurant has a supermarket next door to it, we just walked around the shop to let the food go down our stomaches. During that time, Lan and Grace were always joking around, teasing each other. I am very glad to see that both of them have become good friends, there is a special bond between both of them, a big brother and a little sister. They are so cute when they are together, Lan turns to be a little boy while playing with her hehehe... And, now, with Lan far away, both of them are missing to tease each other.
Continuing, after the window-shopping, Lan insisted for both of us to watch Die Hard 4.0. So, we went to the cinema and luckily we did not miss the movie. It was a good movie, although, I shall say, it is too simple and I was having a waist pain throughout the movie so I didn't really enjoy the 2 hours seating there. >.<

The next day, 09 July 2007, we didn't do much. Just relaxing and resting. Lan watched the television almost the whole day, while I slept in for several more hours. Overall, I really enjoyed our prehoneymoon. The villa was great! *Thanks Ko Peter!* Lan was sure to return there if we go back to Bali for holiday.

Ps. Honey, I am missing you very much. Wait for me, I am returning soon.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Pre-honeymoon story (1)

This afternoon, Lan already left to fly back to Manchester, United Kingdom. We both felt that we shouldn't even let each other go, but... he had to go, so I let him go and take my heart with him to thousands miles away. Anyway, only after Lan went, then I get the time to share with you all about the days after the wedding. As I mentioned we went to Villa Danoya on 6th July 2007 for a 4 nights pre-honeymoon trip. Yes, it's a pre-honeymoon, which means that the real honeymoon is coming up. We are still discussing the right time for it and the destination. Well, I hope it is coming really soon.

06 July 2007
We were picked up by the Villa's car at around 2 pm at that day. Going with us were Han, Erwin and Yulia. They came along for a swim. And so they swam until afternoon, while I was enjoying the free Internet facility from the Villa hehehehe... At night, after dinner at Cafe Tahu with my parents, they dropped us at Galeria 21 Cineplex. We watched Transformer. I have to say it was a very good movie! I enjoyed watching it very much! We came back to Villa at around 12 at night and feeling so tired.

07 July 2007
The second day in the villa, the day of Kuningan (Hindus ceremonial day), the day of so many weddings because of such a good date, and a day of the weekend! Well, on this day, we planned to go to Dreamland beach with Yulia. I heard that Dreamland beach is a very nice beach, white sandy beach much better than the famous Kuta beach. So, we rent a jimny car for the day. At first, it was supposed to be Yulia, who drove, but Lan insisted to see my not-so-perfect driving skill. Therefore, I drove along the By Pass road. Thank God, Lan said my driving skill is not bad at all, except that I liked to speed up hehehehe...
We arrived at Dreamland beach around 12.00 mid-day. It was so so so hot, but I really have to say that the waves were superb! The water was so clear and blue, the view was fantastic! The three of us agreed that one day we will come back for sure. I did not go into the water, as I don't really like to swim in the sea, so I just watched the waves quietly and enjoyed looking at Lan and Yulia swimming. Lan had his chance to try on the short surfing board and he gave up hehehehe... It was a very tiring effort to surf, since he is a beginner, because the wave was simply too strong.We spent several hours (at least until 16.00 afternoon) at the beach. When we left the beach, both Lan and Yulia were exhausted, tired and hungry. And so, we headed to Kuta Square... First stop was Haagen Dazs. Yes, we had some ice cream there. Our favourite ice cream so far! (Lan & I had Strawberry cheesecake, cookies and cream and baileys scoops together) After feeling refreshed, Lan said he was hungry and he suggested we ate at KFC. He was so hungry that he ate 4 chickens at that time!
Heading back to the villa, Yulia prepared herself to go to the airport and fly back to Jakarta. My bestest friend for more than 8 years now... she really took the effort to attend my wedding. Thank you very very much, my sister! Seeing you leaving, I was so sad, because I don't know when is the next time we meet again. However, my promise is true... Lan & I will definitely attend your wedding! ;) *he already said it!* And I was so glad that Lan and you became good friends!

Ok friends, this is already a long post... I will continue it in several days!

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Wedding photos

As I promised, I have uploaded our wedding photos to my Multiply. *Since in the villa there is a free unlimited (not stable, but you can't complain! it's free!) Internet, so here I am uploading as many photos as I can*

So, enjoy the photos and you are very very welcomed to leave comments on each photo. I hope browsing through the photos, you will feel our happiness too!

The URL is http://nietis.multiply.com/photos/album/20.

Thank you and God bless you!

Friday, July 06, 2007

The Wedding

I am -sort of- back now! It went very well on the day! It feels like a dream, but it is so so so true!
A huge thanks to all of you, my dear friends, for the prayers, supports and the congratulations! We really can't do this without your precious prayers. Here is one of the wedding photos we took on the day. The others are coming soon. So, I hope you all will be patient.
Right now, we are waiting to be picked up by Villa Danoya's car. Yes, we are going to have private time together for 4 nights here in Bali. However, this is not a honeymoon, Lan calls it pre-honeymoon time hehehe... We are still deciding and planning about where we should have our honeymoon. :)

Ok friends, this is a quick update from me!

And we are officially announced as... Husband & Wife
We are Mr. and Mrs. Zhang!!