Friday, January 7, 2011

Dear, 2011

To: 2011
From: The young lady who wishes all the best.

2011, I want to know what you have in store for me. I'm waiting for something, and I don't know what, why, when , or how. Would you mind explaining yourself?
Do you think you could take it easy on me this year? That would be highly appreciated.
Since I'm writing to you anyway, I might as well tell you what I would like to achieve during this time:

1) Practice my ballet everyday
2) Get my middle splits by the end of this year
3) Do well in my schoolwork
4) Find a few colleges I would be able to go to...
5) Find out what I'd like to do with my life.
6) Spend more time with God.
7) Survive.

I appreciate your kindness of visiting, but I quite honestly am unsure of how I feel about you.
Yours Truly,
The Young Lady Who Wonders Why You Came

Monday, December 13, 2010

I have to tell you guys about everything that's happening!

We're going to Florida on Tuesday. It takes almost two days to get to Florida from Kentucky. We're going to Epcot, and maybe Universal Studios. Fun right? I can't wait!

Another great thing I can't wait for:
I was at my Christmas ballet school party and my teacher walked up to me and said, "Hey Amberlie. Can I talk to you?" I started freaking out cause thought I'd done something wrong. She said, "Well, I'd like to talk to you about....going en pointe next semester?" Me:0.0 "um, yeah. That would be really awesome." I couldn't spit the words out fast enough i tell you!
She continued, "I need to talk to your mom about it though. So she can sign you up for the class." Then my mom walked up. My ballet teacher, miss hannah, starts talking, "Um, I would like to talk about Amberlie's starting pointe next semester." My mom was like, "Wow! Yeah! That'd be great!" Miss Hannah, "Amberlie has natural talent and ability. And very pretty feet. I would really like her to start pointe next semester." And that is what happened. I'm soooooo excited. The only bad part is my teacher asked for me to go for my pointe shoe fitting on Tuesday! Now I have to wait for after Christmas, or new year! *sigh*

So much awesome stuff right! Well, one majorly disappointing thing, but I'll tell you all later. When more things are confirmed.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


It's almost 2011. Can you believe it?
Gosh the year just flew out the window. It's so insane.
I have lived in 3 different countries this year.
Next year will probably be pretty crazy too.

Do you understand what it mean to be completely different, but also the same?

Thursday, November 18, 2010


Okok. I'm not dead ok. I'll update what has happened since my last post.

Youth camp. Which resuleted in a 3 hour nap after church. haha. I just fell asleep and my mom woke me up 3 hours later!!! haha! On with the story, youth camp was really fun.
The first day we just had dinner and played Capture the Flag. OHMYGOSH, it was soooooooo cold. I nearly died. My whole body was shaking if I wasn't running and moving constantly. Haha, I was acting all macho when Maisa offered me her jacket multiple times. She's Finnish, and obviously Finnish people never get cold. "Honestly", she said, "it's only 30 degrees, it's not that bad. You can borrow my coat." Me: 0.0 "No thanks, you'll get cold." I finally caved when Carissa offered me her sweatshirt. It was 12:00+am and I was cold.
During Capture the Flag, I swear the guys had a major advantage. They had more people, I'm quite sure, and they also had one guy with a camoflouge outfit. THAT was a definite advantage. It was just too awesome to not let him use it though, haha. In the end, it was a tie. Girls-1, Guys-1. The last round no one really was bothering anymore, besides the hardcore competitive people.

Second day- We woke up, had breakfast, quiet time, etc. Normal camp stuff. You know. Well, I kinda got inspired to write a poem, which I feel, has become more common. I guess I could put it up, but its not good. Warning you now. Here it is:

Sunlight fades,
Say, do you fear?
God is present, yes, He's here.
He keeps you safe,
And keeps you warm,
He, the One that calmed the storm.

So do not fear,
Sweet child of God,
He, the Shepherd, holds His rod.
He watches you,
keeps you from harm,
No need, dear child, need not alarm.

He'll guide you,
Show you,
Light the way.
He, the One as bright as day.

He'll wait for you,
And hug you tight,
No need, dear child, fear the night.

I realized, just a little while before I wrote this, I was talking to some of the girls about playing games in the dark. "It's not the dark [night] that scares me" ,I said, "It's what is in the dark that frightens me." Uncertainty, danger, and nothingness. Everyone, I believe is scared of that to some extent.

Third day- Woke up. Went to church. Nearly slept during service. Went home. Struggled to stay awake during a movie. Then went to bed and slept for 3 hours+ straight. That was the best sleep I've had in a long time.

Currently, I'm working on my Christmas recital. Shepherdesses(?) are apparently very rich, with gold trimmings on their clothes. Haha, we're shepherdesses for the play.

Thanksgiving is coming up. Then Cristmas. Then NEW YEAR. Then CHINESE NEW YEAR. Can you believe it's NOVEMBER ALREADY? After 2006 the years go by in fast-forward. We just can't breathe, it's all moving so fast. Man.

Side note- My blog name is 'The Mailbox' simply because these are things I wouldn't ever talk about in person. Probably cause I'd bore people to tears. Writing is so much easier than talking. You just write, and if someone reads it, it's almost like you've written them a letter. Take my posts as a personal letter to you. They are :)


Thursday, October 14, 2010

Note to Self

Note(s) to self:

1. Ballet practice

2. Clean ballet shoes after #1

3. Practice guitar

4. Re-read 2nd chapter of Captivating

5. Write ballet glossary thing

6. Find a snack/treat/food to bring to youth group tonight

7. Renew Confessions of a Shopaholic!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

what is going on in my life:





-missing singapore.

-christmas choreography. (i guess it counts as ballet...)


-life group,cell group, whatever you wanna call it.



-algebra. (this doesn't count as school because i seriously dislike algebra. but i enjoy all my other school stuff)

-sophomore year. even though i'm a freshman.


Friday, July 23, 2010

Hiya guys! Since the last time I've posted I've baked twice. Both excellent masterpieces I must say. OK, OK. One was a no-bake mud pie, and one was a berry crumble. (the easiest thing to make besides toast) I still am proud of myself. Teehee.

Anyway, there's this dance school. The Open House is on August 18th or something like that. I need to go check the website. I'm going crazy. I REALLY wanna know the cost and everything...
Hmmmm, oh yeah! The berry crumble? The one that about as easy to make as toast? We picked those berries. You heard me!!! Behind the building with the swimming pool/gym is this trail that has all these blackberry bushes! We picked from like 5-6+ I think? We came back with a whole TUB-FULL of berries. So much, that even after increasing the crumble recipe (for a BBQ) we still have like 1/4 of a container left. It was sooo cool. Even though there were thorns, and we got scratched and stuff. Also my running shoes got all gross from the mud. blech

Reagan's birthday was last week. That's when I made the no-bake mud pie. We had a great time with another BBQ (two weeks since the other one) and had a great time. The school is letting the families keep a grill so we can do cookouts! The new grill is so new and shiny. Random..sorry.

Well, that's about it. Zoe got a bike. Gone out running almost everyday now. Not today. But tomorrow shall start again! Later ya'll! :)

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Hey ya'll!!! You asked me to post, but I bet you've probably given up on me. Well, ha-ha! I'm posting. Hopefully I'll post more regularly.

The campus here is AWESOME!!! Gym, basketball court, library, university & seminary. WOW. I imagined a little school building with some houses next door, lots of concrete...ect ect. NOT this huge, enormous, awesome campus. Blessed, blessed, blessed. Can't complain. Cannot complain at all.

The neighbours are so nice!!! Our townhouse is connected to a family with 4 kids, who we get along with well. Their town house is connected to the Romanian family, who's daughters are A-DORABLE! Their townhouse is connected to the Kennedy's, with 2 little sweet boys. The town houses around the corner is the Tanzanian familes house, and their neighbours are the-----I can't remember their name right now. haha.

The town we're staying in is a small country town. Everybody knows everyone else, and is very friendly to each other. The town held a 4th of July (National Day) parade. My favorite part was the choreographed lawn mowers, and some ladies with signs of, 'We <3 our moms!' They wore aprons, pushed grocery carts, and passed out tissues. So funny! The church we go to here isn't exactly like RiverLife -which I miss soooooooo much!- but it's still very nice. Their youth group doesn't start till next week or something...cause of the summer hols they have here. The adult service is nice to listen to, and there are lots of great speakers! Anyway, there's so much interesting stuff to get into here! Like, Zoe can possibly get into horse riding. HORSE. RIDING. In Singapore you couldn't get THAT. Reagan wants to get into archery. In my Aunt & Uncle's life group (cell group) there's an archery coach! Mom & Dad are gonna talk to him about lessons (and the cost) next time they see him. I'm gonna try to get into this Christian dance school they have here in the town we're staying in. The Open House in on 18th August. I hope I don't have to audition...or else I won't get it. I also don't wanna be put in some class with a bunch of 11 year olds, how emarrassing? Just cause I can't do pointe -though it is very crucial- I hope not.

And I've been rambling long enough to bore you to death. So later!!! <3

Monday, March 15, 2010

JianMin! I'm posting oook. I'm posting!!!

Leaving Singapore today. I am gonna be bored in India without you guys. Like, seriously. Study-read-study-read-watch tv-online-read-study-sleep is totally dead.
I'm gonna miss Singapore. The quiet streets -very quiet compared to India- the food, the friends, the sense of community/family even though I'm currently not serving. You know, all the stuff that makes Singapore cool. (mainly you guys) :D

I was thinking, if I do ever come back to Singapore/RiverLife I might not want to serve in Worship ministry. Well, it's complicated. Things you should note: I was asked to join worship team. I was picked based on pure vocal ability. And that's not much. Also, I enjoy music, but...maybe not enough to serve in the worship team for over 5++ years. Not that I have anyway, just saying.
Don't ask my what ministry I would join instead, if any. It was just a THOUGHT.

Yeah, I'll miss you guys. But not as much as you'll miss me right? haha. jkjk.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Yes, I am completely aware I haven't posted since the start of 2010. But I write lots of stuff on FaceBook. And I am to lazy to actually post on my blog, haha!

ANYWAY, CNY was pretty cool. CNY service was like "WHOA"! It was pretty awsome. When Pastor Betty started speaking English instead of Chinese was pretty funny though. CNY all in all was pretty cool. I'm telling you, the CNY goodies ARE awesome!
My name is Ambi-J, and I am a pineapple tart addict.

ALSO, my cell has multiplied. Which is awesome. At first it was minus the awsome part...but now I think it's really cool. The new C2 has like 40+ people in it! Which is almost twice the number of people to '09 C2! Yup, it's been nice being back in Singapore.

WAH, Darren just asked if I can serve in March. But I might be gone before I get a chance to serve. *sniffsniff*
Piano lessons with Aunty Karen have been good. I can't believe I have learned so much in such little time!

This post is super random. But just so you know, this blog it NOT dead! I promise to post from now on! Just maybe not regularly. :P

I've been super busy lately...
I am bored...

that is all

Sunday, January 3, 2010


OMG! I haven't posted since before Christmas...oops.

Christmas was good! It was interesting to leave for Singapore on Christmas day. haha

Anyway, being back here ROCKS!!! Camp was not as impactful as I thought it would be, but it was still really good. I learned more than I figured I would. But, yay anyway! Highlights (randomly):

1. MRT!!! C2, you gettit right? HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
2. Worship on the 3rd day for me was like really bad. I couldn't focus, and my mind was wandering everywhere but where I wanted it to be...
3. I realized how much I love my friends. (not that i didn't know before, it just seemed different)
4. Last day was sooo fun!!! I was like going crazy. It was also kinda sad, like, I kinda wished I could've been able to make it for the first day.
5. I had an super fun talk with JM. Since I haven't talked with her for a while, I caught up with her and heard of all the current events ect...haha
6. The AMAZING last few moments of camp. It was like floating on air. (i know i'm insane okay!)

Then after camp I got a few days of rest. I went to Avatar 3D with some old friends I haven't talked to/hung out with for like 2-3 years? Almost 3 I think. Anyway, Avatar started at 11:45pm, and it ended at like 2+ I think. So, when we (our families+us) got out of the theatre we were like "happy new year!" "have a good 2010!". FUUUUN!!!

Then, went to Natalie's house for sleepover. It was really fun! Like, first night after watching "The Clique" we went to bed. Next day, I got into serving for worship. IT WAS SO FUN TO BE IN WORSHIP PRACTICE AGAIN! IT WAS GREAT TO SERVE AGAIN! After ML me, Natalie & Vanessa took the bus back.
Today I served, and danced. It was great! Hung out with the band. Went to my grandparents place. Didn't regret not begging off, not that I would have succeeded anyway. (Or that the thought even crossed my mind till now) My ah kong (grandfather) makes such good food! He's really like my dad: strong, likes to whistle, is GREAT at cooking, and enjoys serving people. haha. Quite funny only now I notice it...I am quite observant. About everything except for what's right in front of my nose. haha!

[am i making things worse for myself?] [NO!!! don't forget about it!!!] [i don't wanna go through this all over again, but i can't stand not to] [guy: i don't know if i should jump. girl: please jump] ["hey" *stare*] [quiet competition. who can keep their silence longer? i think you'll win] [whenever i try to forget, it gets shoved in my face]

Saturday, December 12, 2009



Anyway, yea. Had a good birthday yesterday. Though round the end it was becoming over-run with kids. So many people still have exams. A whole bunch of the young people had to leave earlier so it was pretty much 10 and under kids left...
That's all I gotta say.. so yea.

THANK YOU EVERYONE WHO WISHED ME A HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! (even though I know almost no one reads my blog anyw)
there's gonna be a suprise when I go back! and only if you beg me really hard will I tell. (and you might not even like the suprise anyway) but i might not too. teehee.

Monday, November 30, 2009


Thursday was thanksgiving!!! And we went to Mr & Mrs. Caldwells house for it. They had what Mrs. Caldwell called a "desert party". It was very interesting. They had crackers, cheese, chicken, homemade rolls and sausage (from America. you could never find that kind of thing here). Then, there was: apple pie, pumpkin pie, cheese cake, an-apple-and-pear-thing, lemon pie. All delicious and homemade! I don't think I've eaten that much desert since I was like 10 or something. haha.

Yesterday it was like 16-18 degrees outside. It was about 6:30 or 7 o' clock when it was that temperature though. So I foolishly put on a long sleeved/thick hoodie shirt thing...and in the end I was hot later that afternoon.

christmas is round the corner! why don't I feel excited/happy like I usually do?
I could care less if I got anything for Christmas, or if there was Christmas at all.
I just wanna finish all my schoolwork by the end of the year.
I think I'm really screwed up sometimes.

Monday, November 23, 2009

This week has been okay.

Friday-We went out grocery shopping. And while we were in Spar, I was just standing there. And suddenly this mouse ran right past my foot! When I saw something moving I got a shock and screamed/jumped. When I saw it was just a mouse, I felt so lame...

Saturday-Nothin much.

Sunday- Church, choir practice same old same old. Except in the morning it was SUPER COLD! I sat in the hall with a jacket and still hugging myself/Zoe, and still felt cold!!!