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Hello, I’m Samantha, the self-proclaimed happy go lucky girl!

This space encompasses my personal milestones made beautiful in his time. Combining my flair for easy-to-read writing with my love for photography, this is where I share my thoughts on God, travel, food, beauty, fashion and lots more. Daytime, I'm a branding consultant. Adhoc, wedding planner and happiness maker. 24/7, creative juicer behind the bakery I run – Temptations Cakes. Forever & always, a child of God. Through this cozy little virtual haven, I hope each post inspires at least someone out there with my life stories.

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Blessed 22nd

At 20, you are still carefree.

"21" is a new stage of life; adulthood

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Today, I turn 22.
Thanks to Taylor Swift, she made the magic number 22 a little more special

Contrary to previous years, I didn't organise any party or celebrations this year. The princess has taken her final bow. I guess many other 22 years old or older would feel the same. Probably still dwelling in the memories from your 21st party, well it's true. I guess it comes to a point I told myself, no need to do a major celebration after my 21st. I would want to end off all birthday celebrations with a high anyways, and indeed I loved and enjoyed my 21st celebration. Felt so blessed by the presence of my family and friends, thank you all for letting me feel like a princess on that day.

Having said that, no parties no big group gatherings this year, but that doesn't mean no celebrations at all. Birthdays are important and they are meant to be celebrated. Just that as you grow older, celebrations would be a smaller scale one with the closest and most important people in your life. Honestly, the older I get, the more I am more sure of who are the ones who truly love me for who I am, who cherish our friendship, who choose to take time out of their busy schedules to share this special day with me just because they want to. The concept of having a group of true friends as compared to having thousands of acquaintances or rather social media "fans" whom you have never even met before. Simply put, I just want to celebrate my 22 years on earth, alive and kicking.

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Thanks to my SSG clique girls for surprising me after my dreadful exams yesterday, they waited for me outside my exam room. Whoa, I was very surprised! Words cannot describe how really happy I was to see them, especially since we haven't met for such a long while. Heh! (:

Had a simple dinner celebration with the boy to end off the night before he sent me home. Today's gonna be another day of meeting up with the important people in my life, and also a family dinner at the airport before I fly off to Orlando/New York with my love tonight. Thanks everyone for your birthday wishes too, really appreciate it from the bottom of my heart!

While I am less sure of I want to do in my life at 22 (and graduating from University in a year's time gosh time flies) than I did at 19, that's okay because through my transition years from poly to university, I've learnt many life lessons.

And, if there's one thing God has taught me, that is, God loves me and he has a plan for my life. Don't worry my child, your future is in good hands.

“For I know the plans that I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.”
Jeremiah 29:11


And even when I don't understand why some bad things happen at that point of them, when it's so hard to comprehend why God allows bad things to happen to us, I still choose to praise God and know all good things will eventually come. This is Faith, we must be willing to Trust in Him.

"And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose."
Romans 8:28
More importantly, God gives and God takes.
He has given me a lot, he has made miracles happen, but I know that one day he will take them away from me too. So, cherish the people around you and all that you have. Life is short, live it happily rather than always being unhappy at others. Before you know it, you'll be gone.

Thank you, God for blessing me with my family and friends, for them sticking by me all these years, thank you all for the memories and to beyond.

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Turning 22 could be just another number, another day in the 365days of a year.
To be very honest, I don't feel any older nor more matured. Just another year entering the stage of adulthood, meaning more commitments and more responsibilities.

A part of me doesn't want to grow up.
I'm not ready to take on the next stage of life especially after graduation.
It seems scary, but as scary as it seems, I'll take baby steps and choose to trust in God every step of my life.
I don't know about you, but I'm feeling 22

22 as it may seem.

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However,
I'll like to think I'm forever 21.

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