Joanne’s Heart

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Psalm 139:14

Archive for August, 2008


A Weekend of Self-Discovery

posted by Joanne

We attended 2 different seminars 5 days in a row……2 days with Action Coach and 3 days with Money Mastery.

I have about 10 years of working experience and I remember the torturing feeling of having to wake up everyday and do the things I don’t like to do.  I am from Secretarial background but I think there is an Entrepreneur inside of me which was waiting to be discovered and Vince has helped ignite that part of me.

Through these seminars, I learned about not only how to make money, I learned about myself as well especially at the Money Mastery boot camp.  We had a lot of activities, all with lessons to learn.  They help us to discover our passion but I already know what my passion is - working with dogs and bring more people to God’s kingdom.

It is August and who I am today is not who I was last year in terms of how my mind thinks.  My mind is exploding with ideas on what to do, I just need to find the right people to help me do it.  I have to sit myself down and do mind mapping, put all my ideas down and to stay focus.

I have big dreams and am looking forward to achieving them, now I will work on them taking one step at a time to learn and develop myself but most of all is to enjoy that process of development and have fun doing what I do.

My dream is to own a building dedicated to dogs.  This building will have all the facilities to meet the needs of dogs and dog owners - everything you need under one roof; dog training, dog grooming, dog cafe where owners can bring their dogs along to have a meal and meet other dog owners, vet, dog emporium and hotel for dogs.

It may seem to some people that it is just another pet shop, well, I do not plan to sell dogs instead I will encourage people to adopt dogs so I will work with animal shelters for us to train their dogs before putting them up for adoption, I believe in this way it will encourage people to adopt a well trained dog from the shelter rather than to buy a dog right from a pet shop which does not have any training.  The training facility will not be limited to just obedience training and agility training, I want to go beyond that to provide dog owners the option or solution to have their dog trained as a security, therapy dog, service dog, etc.

Anyone who share this dream or would like to be apart of this can contact me at, I hope to hear from you.


2008 International Ozone Day - 7 September

posted by Joanne

Last month we attended a press conference for the upcoming “2008 International Ozone Day” which will be held at the National Science Centre, Malaysia on 7 September from 8.30am to 6.00pm.  We were given a pair of recycleable chopsticks curtosy of “Lohas” where you can carry it in your pocket/handbag and so instead of using the disposable bamboo chopsticks, we are encouraged to use this recyceable chopsticks so reduce the use of disposable chopsticks and so save the trees from being chopped down.

Recycle Chopsticks by Lohas

Celebraties who supports this events are like Zainal Abidin, Suki (winner of One in a Million), etc.  One group that caught everyone’s attention was called “Stomp”, there is a group from United States as well, however this group are “Buatan Malaysia”.  Stomp consist of a band of 5 team members who make music using everyday items eg. plastic drum, plastic paint container, metal food container, metal bucket and mineral plastic bottle.

Recycle Band

The event is being organized by Top-Ozone in partnership with the Malaysia National Science Centre.  There will be activities and competitions organized for children.  It will be a day where family not only spend time together, it is also educational as adults and children can learn the benefits of recycling.

Save Mother Nature

We hope to see you there, remember……

Event : 2008 International Ozone Day
Date/Day :  7 September 08, Sunday
Time : 8.30am - 6pm
Venue : National Science Centre
Theme : Save The Ozone Layer - Save Our Children


Lights, Camera……and……Action!

posted by Joanne

This was what we heard the whole day today.

We had our 2nd shooting session for our reality show today.  Our first being last week, a short 1 hour session at Tai Thong, SS2 where we met up with our backdrop designer to discuss on the design of the backdrop for our wedding banquet.

It was a looonnngggg and tiring day for us.  We shot at 3 different location;

First at our wedding gown designer, Neoromantic Bridal located at SS2, Petaling Jaya where we shot my gown fitting and collection.

Second was at TOM Collection, also at SS2 where earlier last month we had our pre-wedding photography and today was to collect our photo album, frame picture, DVD and other stuff.  They also shot the car decoration process where TOM has generously sponsored us their 2-seater Vintage Car, so Vince will have to play the role of a driver too on our wedding day……hahahaha.

Our third location, was at a recording studio in Kepong where Vince is to do a song recording.  Yes, he is singing a song though he will be performing live at our wedding banquet.  A friend of mine who recently opened a recording studio, 12 Hr Studio helped us produce the minus one and so the director of Hot Screen wanted to do a shooting on Vince doing the recording.  So at this location, I had to like hide away from the camera…….hehehe.

It was a fun experience for us as we feel like we are some super star doing a movie.  The tough part was the language and they had no script for us to read.  We had to be spontaneous and creative to make up our dialogue and they prefer us to speak in Bahasa Melayu which is not our main communication medium (what’s worst was I failed my Form 5 Bahasa Melayu oral exam, no kidding)  Thankfully they allow us to mix English in and also Vince did most of the talking (he is always so proud of his Melayu for he was formally from Kg. Pandan).

Well, we have another session tomorrow, this time they want to interview us on what we do for a living and how we met, bla bla bla…….My parents and in-laws are freaking out because they will be interviewed too and they, like me is poor when it comes to speaking the Bahasa Melayu language.

Anyways, It was truly an experience of a lifetime for us when we are not “Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie”, yet we have the sweet memories of being flimed and act when the director shouts “Lights, Camera…..and…..Action!”…..He better not forget to say “CUT!” If not, we will be filming the whole day through.


One More Week To The BIG DAY

posted by Joanne

Whow!  Time really flies!  We started planning in detail our wedding just 2 months ago and now we are one week away to our wedding.  There is still so much to do.  I hope I will be able to complete the stuff.

We didn’t engage a wedding planner and so at times we will end up in argument due stuff cropping up which adds to additional expanses.  Our mistake was we didn’t really list it all down.

Because we were super busy the past two weeks, having to balance business and projects, we have limited time to really sit down and plan the wedding.  We just did what came to our mind and fit it to our schedule and since I have completed my part on the projects, I told Vince that I need this full week to look into the wedding to make sure that all is in place.

I will try to make time to blog about the preparation and the happenings around it.

Till I can find the time……