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My name is Melissa Loh Mei Yin. I'm also called Mel, Meli or Melis. My Chinese name is Lao2 Mei3xian2, which in Chinese means hardworking, beautiful and virtuous. Ahem! (That's what my parents wanted me to be. Dunno if it was successful.)My great-grandfather was from Gu-Lao, a place in Hoksaan, China. That's where my unusual surname comes from!

I was born on 12 October 1978 in Mount Alvernia Hospital, Singapore. I'll be a matriculated student at the National University of Singapore for half a semester more, then off I go to become an asset to the nation's economy.

My interests are reading storybooks and lazing around at a Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf joint with good friends and my fav drink, the Ultimate Ice Blended. I also enjoy the decorative painting of old wooden stools and doors and making friendship bands. My current fancy: building this homepage. With some pride I can say that I used no ready-made templates, MS Frontpage or wizards, but created all the pages you're now viewing from scratch. A good friend taught me some basic HTML. I picked up the rest from reading dummies guides at Borders bookshop and from an $8 CD-ROM bought on a trip to Sim Lim Square last May (before the Sim Lim Square Crackdown). So, you techno-unsavvy friends of mine, I wish I could hear your "oohs" and "ahhs" of wonder as you look upon my webpage, and you superhi-tech friends of mine, stop sniggering at what you perceive to be an amateurish piece of work!
God plays a vital role in my life. I don't really have a "testimony" in the true sense of the word because I was a Christian for as far back as I remember. Nevertheless, I know He is real and He has blessed me richly. My friend, Shireen, who is also in Law School and Varsity Christian Fellowship with me, gave me a copy of Psalm 121, printed on a pretty sheet of decadry paper. I have it blu-tacked over my desk. When I feel worried or stressed over school, all I've got to do is to recall God's promise of faithfulness, embodied in

Psalm 121

I lift my eyes to the hills--
where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord,
the Maker of heaven and earth.

He will not let your foot slip--
He who watches you will not slumber;
indeed, He who watches over Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep.

The Lord watches over you--
the Lord is your shade at your right hand;
the sun will not harm you by day,
nor the moon by night.

The Lord will keep you from all harm--
He will watch over your life;
the Lord will watch over your coming and going
both now and forevermore.

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