Dec 29, 2012

One Of The Best Life Quotes

“Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfil it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is too precious, do not destroy it.
Life is life, fight for it.”

                                  -Mother Teresa

Love this quote. How about you?

Dec 23, 2012


There is a  passion to weave words
into patterns of beauty,
Turning each one as charming as could be
and so precise like a diamond-cut,
Words woven in unique patterns,
A beauty that will last in the eyes,
Even more lasting in the heart,
That won't fade in the seasons of time,
Becomes timeless through ages and ages.


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Dec 7, 2012

A Hornbill Rambles

Each morning when she wakes up, she feels blessed to be able to see the light again after in darkness the past seven hours, that was when her whole being was at rest though her mind was wandering in dreamland. The fresh air and soft morning dew hydrate her soul and for another day, she feels there is life in her. She looks forward to seeing great things happening in the day though she might not see all. It thrills  her to bits thinking of the surprises she will get; the nice people she will meet, a sweet mail from someone - she hopes to get, meeting her mom and siblings and catching up some chats or simply tending to the flowers and making sure they are getting enough care to bloom beautifully. These are some rambling which resurface from the core of her heart.

Life has not been too beautiful but her thoughts make it beautiful. Sometimes, she feels she is lost in hopes, in dreams, but she still dares to dream like there never is any defying factor to it. Though it is a far reached hope to catch the glitters at the end of the tunnel, the hope is not yet totally lost in the debris of life. It is not an easy task to achieve triumphantly what she wholly desires. She could relate to the saying of her people -  it is not easy to achieve the best; it is not difficult to get the worst. Indeed how true it is. Wise saying can sometimes be a torch on a moonless night.

It is the year end now and she asks herself, what had she done the past 11 months? What is it that brings a significant change in her life and career? Believe it or not, she does not like to make resolutions because her resolutions will remain as they are till the end of December! Then again, some of the things she likes to do are like self-empowerment which boosts her spirit to look at the positive side of things; other than that, her commitment  in completing the tasks assigned to her – not to please her boss but more towards her responsibility and fulfilling it. After all, she is paid. Arggh…that familiar line which makes her ponder whether she lives to work or she works to live. Whatever! What is important, she is surviving.

The sudden burst of fire crackers startles her. Oh! Why so soon when New Year will only be celebrated in about three weeks’ time?  Some people are too anxious. She giggles. She is also wondering how the celebration will be this year. Once, during the display of fireworks in her home town, the firecrackers were shooting sideways instead of upwards. What a bad start of the year!

December is always a cold month; snow in the west, rain in the east. Somehow in her heart there is always a flame burning which makes her feel the warmth , be it for herself or her special thoughts for those she cares.  Before the month ends, she will be gone but not too long.

Dec 6, 2012


wishes are like stagnant water,
when words seem so scarce,
whatever  is wished to be expressed,
inside it stays ......

undeveloped, unsaid,
unspoken, unseen, 
unknown, unheard



Dec 4, 2012

Close At Heart

seasons keep changing

fond memories stay ageless

in thoughts and blooming



Dec 1, 2012

Omar Akram - Surrender

Listening to good music can soothe my mind after slogging days of works. I love Omar Akram's music.  This is among his creations which I got from youtube. Credits to Andreea Petcu for uploading this video. 

This sentimental and romantic music makes me feel so light and enable me to fly gracefully in the air. As if I am gliding among nature's beauty; smiling and laughing, admiring the uniqueness of each one and feel so blessed to be able to see their existence which makes this world beautiful. Deep in my heart I wish this beauty to ever last though deep down in my heart, too, there is a scary shadow lurking somewhere as a warning sign that hopes will fall into pieces as we progress, more developments take place, thus more destructions done on nature...

I am now carried away by the beauty of this music; listening with eyes closed and in deep appreciation. It is such a wonderful feeling which makes me wish to listen more and more to it. Listening to music is one way of decluttering myself from the bugs of life. Indeed, I feel so relax now when the beautiful melody of this music  gently touches my soul. I am in another world where there is peace and love. I heart it!

Nov 29, 2012

Just Love It!

the freshness it brings
blooming the day beautiful
in a pink of health



I love flowers and pink is among my favourites. It makes me feel so lady-like. Flowers are often given as gifts and it does bring a lot of smiles for someone who loves it. 

I google for the meaning of flowers and this is what I got for pink flowers.

"The pink flower can signify a teasing interest, grace, gentility, and happiness.  It is often a more modest gesture than that of a striking red flower, offering an allure of mystery to the recipient as to the intentions of the giving party. Pink may also represent joy, youthfulness, and innocence. " Source

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Nov 26, 2012

Diamond Rush

There were sounds of horses galloping and pulling the heavily laden carts. Voices could be heard everywhere and talking mostly of diamond strike. It was at Klipdrift. Diamond strike became the talk of the town.

I walked through the dusty road and passed by a few cafes where men sat around round tables; smoking, drinking, talking and mostly discussing where the new diamond fields could be found. The town was bustling with people from over the world all looking for big fortunes at Klipdrift. Diamonds that could turn a man rich overnight if luck was on his side.  Much prices had to be paid for it for it needed sacrifices of the souls or courage for the ones with the brave hearts could overcome the many challenges towards getting rich.

Jamie and Banda were on the beach picking up the biggest diamonds they could find and hastily put them inside a big bag. The footsteps of guards and dogs barking were in a distant. Then, there was a thick fog and everything was blanketed inside it. To walk through it was a struggle and not knowing where it led to; may be to one of the land mines.

I heard a growling sound right behind me and in an instant I felt something razor sharp cutting through my left leg. I shouted in pain and the only thing I heard before passing out was "Kruger-Brent."

Oh my God! Where am I now? Wasn't  a moment ago, I was picking mother diamond on the beach and having a stiff competition with Jamie and Banda and while admiring it, like in a flash everything dimmed out?  

As if I had just got out safely from the fog, I looked around and right there on my right hand was "Sidney Sheldon's Master of The Game." This was the "diamond" I was holding on the last past hours. I was so engrossed reading this novel until I fell asleep and dreamed of the diamond rush at Klipdrift, South Africa way back in 1883.

Sidney Sheldon is one of my favorite authors and purchasing his books is a-must for me.

Nov 24, 2012

Haiku : Life, A Puzzle

A jigsaw puzzle
empty spaces - racking minds
puzzling, that's life



Nov 23, 2012

A Run For Life

I run as fast as a deer
but I stumble and fall into fear
I walk in a steady stride
end up wobbling without a might
I quicken my pace in a haste
to reach the light though I'm in daze
It's slowly going away from me
I struggle hard to be freed
And reach that light I need most
Don't leave me here in a frost


Nov 22, 2012

Today's Thought

A fine morning here which is quite a contrast to yesterday when it rained quite heavily. The sun has not really shown itself yet but I am hoping it to bring a wide smile for me today so that all  pairs of jeans I hung out there on the veranda will get dry soon.  

It is quite cold right now partly because I am in an air-conditioned room! I do not really like to pull aside the curtains because I like the coziness of my room with minimum light for me to keep typing on this keyboard. While my fingers keep dancing on the keys of my laptop, the air-condition is producing a soothing sound and harmonizes with my typing. It is kind of giving me the mood to keep writing and I let my mind wander to wherever it wishes to be.  And I am documenting it now in this post. *Smile*

A little sound somewhere down my neighborhood distracts me for awhile. I guess it must be the lid of the bin, you know when some people just let it go with a big bang. Poor bin! Such thing should be treated with care so that it will last. Furthermore, it is playing a big role by keeping the place hygienic when all unwanted things are put inside it. 

Let's move on. My wish to hear the birds singing has just been granted. I just can't miss the beauty of their songs because it is so natural and so beautiful. Some are whistling,  some bubbling, while a few more make unique sounds I always love to hear. Among the branches of trees they gather and seem to have a morning talk. I wish I could understand them. Chirpy, chirpy birds, keep singing and make me happy!

While the birds are singing,  a sudden thought comes up when I recall what my grandma used to say once. She did not have a formal education but she was a wise woman

"Whatever you do, do it sincerely and do not expect others to do more than what you could do for them. You will get back only some of what you gave and you should be content with it."

How true your words are, grandma. I could quote you and I know you are proud of your granddaughter. Such a loving woman who was called to be with the Lord many years ago. She lives in my heart.

Now, it is time for breakfast! Will continue again at some other time. This is my gift for everyone of you - yellow roses which symbolize friendship.  Have a great day!


Nov 21, 2012

Still Waiting

Rain tapping the roof,
Minutes ticking in the clock,
I am still waiting.


** It's monsoon season here where we get plenty of rain everyday.  This morning it rains again and I'm listening to the sounds of rain tapping on the roof. That evoked the idea for this simple Haiku. It's like waiting for the rain to stop while the minutes keep ticking on.  That's how I feel but anyone can comment this Haiku in any way based on how it is perceived.

I chose this beautiful image here. Credits to the owner.

Nov 20, 2012


The warm, fiery touch of the sun
is like a compassionate kiss on the lips,
The roaring thunder above seems a fun
as a  lullaby and make a baby sleeps.

The strong wind needs no breaker,

The wall of the heart is too resistant,
The cold bites slowly become warmer,
A beautiful summer day an assurance.



Nov 18, 2012


Not everything can be held in my hands
as they are too small for them,
Yet something I wish to hold forever,
the laughter and joy we share and
the beauty of friendship to last 
....till the last day.



Nov 9, 2012

And I Wonder...

Life is a drama; there are protagonists and antagonists. When the drama is staged, the protagonist's actions make people laugh and applaud, while the antagonist arouses anger, his actions despised and humiliated.

But inside an antagonist is a protagonist; inside a protagonist, an antagonist.

Nov 3, 2012

Moving On

When it rains today, I am thinking of the sunny yesterday,
When it rained yesterday, I was thinking of the sunny today,
When everything seems bleak in a canopy of darkness above me,
I am thinking of the warm and cheery day which will be,
Giving me the strength to move on a lighted path to explore,
Guiding me from stepping on the poisonous thorns I stepped before,
Life is a dream, life is a reality, life is an adventure, 
Lessons of yesterday are the shields for today, to be braver.


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Nov 1, 2012

The Rose

The rose
Fragrant and sweet
Classic beauty, its own
Its freshness lingers in the air

Oct 28, 2012

A Special Dedication


a little gesture
travels in the space of time
my thoughts, my wishes


upon the first song
as first light breaks in slowly
first thought flies to you


a smile, the sweetest
the messenger of warm thoughts
onto you, they flow

with sincerity,

Oct 25, 2012

Benign Welcome

A feeling awakes and up goes the smile
Facing another grinding day of the world
Pleasant thoughts easily present making
A day as awesome as can be, though
Ugly sides of it tearing apart the beauty
Putting a gap in between light and darkness
In a frantic effort, to grasp that light of hope
Darkness keeps pulling the beautiful feeling
into that dark abyss, most feared for no return
Hearts will grieve and bleed sorrowfully


The air is still a plentiful to keep surviving
Against all odds and up goes the smile again
So, breathe in the air gleefully and walk happily
Among the field of yellow, warm lovely flowers
The sweet scent a solace to a lonely heart
The warm sun rays an antidote to a cold feeling
The dance of birds and butterflies flutter a heart
Awaking in another zone of new beginning
A benign welcome undiscovered before
This is life in a beautiful world, one and only


Oct 24, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

This is a cool image I found here which is entitled "Reincarnation" and uploaded by Daiva Bičkauskaitė. Even if I had wanted this image to be under my choice of Wordless Wednesday but I just can't help adding some notes. I have seen cats with similar looks here, having a line of black fur above the mouth that looks like moustache. If this is really a reincarnation!

Credit to the owner of the image.

Oct 21, 2012

The Chase

a little girl at heart
I hold on to happiness
it slips through my fingers