Sunday, August 19, 2012

CeLeBrATiNg EiD

EiD MuBaRaK to everyone!!!

There's no better day to be back here but this day...






Enjoy the Eid to the MaXxX!!! :)

Saturday, August 13, 2011

RaMaDaN KaReEm!



I'm back...


Great time for reflection and introspection...and time to blog again...





To our Muslim brothers and sisters, may the Holy Month of Ramadan bring you peace, happiness and the gift of atonement for everything along with the blessings that go with it.


RaMaDaN KaReEm To aLL!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

ThE TrUe EsSeNcE Of SiLenCe...


EnTeRiNG InTo ThE SiLeNcEs Of LenT...
Contemplate...and enjoy the serenity of Lent...

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

SpRinG TiMe...FuN TiMe!

Silence...deafening....pure and complete silence...

You get to think and listen more...learn more and do more...

After a long hibernation...I'm back!

Still thinking of what to scribble down...but one thing is for sure...Life is good after all!

Spring time...FuN TiMe!!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

WhEn AuTuMn SeTs In…

Summer is over and Autumn is finally here!

It’s been a long lull since the scorching summer in Kuwait. So many things have changed as the autumn sets in.

I like autumn though I like spring the most. Autumn paves the way for the spine-tingling cold months. Autumn reminds me of the serene stroll along the Oak Park in Chicago, stopping by the historical house of prolific writer Ernest Hemingway amidst the multi-hued leaves falling from the trees, dotting the alley. Whew! What a sight to behold!

Autumn brings you to melancholia as you look back what transpired this year. So many things have happened. Some friends come and go but true friends are here to stay with you. I hate clich├ęs but that’s reality. Life is indeed full of clich├ęs and paradox at times.

With the end of summer and the advent of autumn, one great important lesson is learned. As long as you remain steadfast in your conviction and have faith in HIM, you can weather all the situations no matter what the season may be - WiNtEr...SpRiNg...SuMmEr...Or FaLL...

As the autumn sets in, it makes me smile as the few people that I treasure most are still around no matter what and that includes YoU of course. Thanks a lot for just being there!

While others see autumn as dreary, I look at it brightly as the countdown begins signaling the advent of the Holiday Season.

I simply love it when the AuTuMn SeTs In!!!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

StAyInG CoOL ThiS SuMmEr!

The scorching summer heat is on…Welcome to Kuwait!

The hot and dusty weather greeted me the moment I came back from my brief US sojourn. It was also hot in the US not to mention that heat wave that I had to battle with in New York, the not-so-hot environ in Miami and the unpredictable weather in Boston but nothing beats Kuwait when it comes to heat!

I dread summer and I love winter. But summer is cool in the US and other places not because of the weather but due to the cool stuff that you can do there. You can wear less to enjoy more…giving you the freedom to wear shorts…short, short shorts…sleeveless…or go sunbathing in two-piece or even topless to get a perfect tan by the beach. You can simply enjoy the sense of freedom!

I had pure fun in the US…enjoyed the Miami South Beach and met some interesting people…savored the captivating sights and sounds of Manhattan…marveled at the view of New York City on top of the Rockefeller Observatory…Felt the crisp wind on top of the legendary Empire State Building of ‘An Affair to Remember’…Waved and said hello to Liberty…Stepped on Ellis Island…and had a fantastic stroll in Central Park not to mention the shopping spree along 5th Avenue.

But the best part of it was being at Harvard again…The Investigative Reporting Conference was attended by journalists across the globe and seeing a Filipina (Sheila Coronel, Director of Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism at Columbia University) as one of the speakers made me feel so proud to be a Filipino. I had the perfect updating that I badly needed. Thanks to IRE! I’m back to Kuwait fully armed to do some sleuthing.

I also have fond memories of my brief stay in Dartmouth, MA., with good ol’ friends Dennis and Belen with their gorgeous Camille who happens to be my ‘inaanak.’ Thanks a lot for the hospitality!

I’m still in Euphoria…but when the hot air greeted me…this is it…back to reality!

I’m home BaBy! *mwa*

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

STuPiDiTY Or DeSpEraTioN?

Respect begets respect…Basic and simple!

Some people may whine…while…and cry but only for a while…Out of sheer desperation, they live in dire illusion…hoping…believing and claiming something that could NEVER BE. Pathetic but true!

There’s nothing wrong with hoping, believing and claiming, after all this is a free world. Suit yourself!

But spitting out something and swallowing it back again is another thing. Hurling invectives at someone and the next thing you know, you’re all praises for that person. Such hypocrisy, GET REAL! Have some respect for yourself so others would respect you or better yet, SHUT UP! You’re talking to the wrong person.

People never ever learn their lesson. They prefer to wallow in stupidity and desperation just to get what they want, but for how long?

STUPIDITY: doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.

Thank God! I’m just too glad…I have so much to thank for and the best thing that I can do is offer my fervent prayers for the poor and unfortunate souls that they may finally see the light of day and wake up to reality.

Anyway, I’m off to a great summer holiday…and I don’t want mundane things to get in my way….How I wish I could tag you along BaBy! I would terribly miss you. *mwa* *hugz*

Miami…New York…Boston….HeRe I CoMe!!!