Friday, October 31, 2008

Our recent creations..

Yes.. have been so busy with the past weddings in Oct.. and every one is so beautiful..














In fact, our weddings from July to Oct, most of the them are inter-racial marriages, and it is so pretty to witness the various traditions and cultures..


My team has fun managing the projects, and I have fun conceptualising and creating each of the designs. And together with our floral partners, they complete what we have envisioned.. "Beautiful Weddings". Enjoy our creations!


Monday, October 13, 2008

Blessed is the man...

Sat and Sun news were bad.. the financial institutions are in trouble, Singapore govt declaring we are now in a technical recession.. everything looks gloomy.
And even at church, we continued to pray for the economy and the nations..

However, one thing remains... our hope is in the Lord. Somehow in the midst of all these uncertainties, everything looks so bleak.. then I was reminded of my business, how it was started.. and how He has provided, I told myself, Hann, there is hope.. God will be faithful as He has been faithful.

Pastor came to me and asked, so how's your business, has the recent poor economy affected yours too.. I pondered a while to answer that.. Honestly, it should have.. but then when I looked at the recent figures, it doesn't seem to be. I did receive many calls and applicants asking for a job, we did not have as many enquiries, so theoretically it is worrying... but somehow I knew in my heart, something is happening.. I can't tell what it is.. but I know it will be a time of testing, a time of strengthening, a time where the fittest will survive..

So as I was writing down and drawing my thoughts.. I draw a tree with bed of roses by the sea (so calm that the yacht floats gently) and the verse came to my mind : Jeremiah 17 : 7-8. and just as I was drawing as I was listening to Pastor's preaching.. Amazing, he read out the same verse in my mind :

But blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him. He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit."

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Our new online wedding store is launched!!

Dear Customers and Friends,

Today, we launch our new wedding online store. I have always dreamt to go back to my retail roots, and finally today is the day...
As a wedding planner, I am always looking for new ideas, interesting supplies, but there's indeed limitations in local markets, so in the past 5 years, we have customised and created various supplies and stationery for my couples. Many of these little touches are still our treasured creations. And I was just thinking : why not share our products with brides out there, instead of keeping to ourselves.

Besides the products we have created, we also carry some of the internationally established brands from stationery to wedding favours, do take a look at the products we have prepared for you, log on to www.heavens-gift.com/shop.htm for both US and local ranges, or simply go directly to www.heavens-gift.com/store for products we carry in our local store. I hope you will find something interesting and apt for your bridal party as well as for your guests, allowing these little touches to be your ambassadors of good taste for all.

What a day!!! Myself exposed.

Today, I celebrated my bday with my family in the zoo... yes, it was quite an unexpected experience.. but my sis suggested, "why not, it's a family place."So I woke up early, charged my videocam, and off I went to fetch my granny, and decided to treat my family to the zoo.

Honestly, I actually enjoyed it, despite the drizzle, we went with our raincoat and saw the beauty of nature and creations. Somehow, zoo brought back many heart warming feelings about family. I thought the day went off as planned, perfect... and after fetching my family back, I headed for my church meeting. And my day ended disturbed.. I was caught off guard, not expecting the fact my members' absence to a meeting could bring so much emotions... I somehow discovered a lot more about myself.. and often such moments are those you hardly want to confess.. and for once, I decided to do it on the blog, maybe it's the best confrontation I can have at this moment.

My life has been surrounded by my family, my business and my church life.. these 3 areas have almost occupied my entired time in a day... I almost poured out as much as I can trying to juggle all these.. Since young, I was always taught to give, impart and hopefully during my life journey, I get to see lives transformed under my leadership and ministry... and honestly besides desiring a happy family, my next dream is too see lives transformed.

Yet past 2 days, I got to see some behaviours and attitudes in the people I led in ministry.. and my heart ached. Have people become so self absorbed, so self centered.. that everything they do is more for themselves, their convenience, their benefits and not one out of passion and commitment... As I evaluated my ministry, I too reflected on myself.. have I brought up a group of people that are seemingly so talented.. but yet the hearts are so self absorbed.... what has gone wrong... I never desire to be a leader, just a simple woman that can get to do things she loves.. and often, I am put in positions or limelight more than I have wanted. I thank the Lord for the grace to be in those limelights.. but sometimes I am equally frustrated with those exposures.

I messaged my best friend today and asked for prayer.. and I knew what would be the reply.. Don't worry Hann, you will come out of it.. I know you can. Yes, I will and I can.. that's the image everyone thinks of me when they see Hannah.. but what they have not seen, is the warrior up there is also a child within... at the end of today, I was reminded about my Lord, Jesus Christ. He was bruised, beaten and criticised by the very people He loves... and despite all, He still gives..and when I compared my current situations and what He has done.. I am ashamed.. and I can only pray : Lord, make me to be more like you.. and help me to know my end.. this breath of mine is made worthwhile by the very grace of you and you alone...