Sep 17, 2013


the clock ticks slowly
anxiety level rising 
the dentist…oh no!

© 2013 Balqis

This is shared at Haiku Heights #290 - September Heights Day 17 - Dread.

Sep 16, 2013

Haiku Heights

Haiku Heights #288 Wilted

cold downpour, solace
to the heart, yet the scars of
yesterdays deepen


Haiku Heights #289 Carnival

blue, green, red, yellow
rich costumes, blasting music
the feet itch to dance

© 2013 Balqis

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Sep 15, 2013

Another Sunday

There is a soft glow of yellow rays streaking through the curtains of my room and land on the table and floor like a faint gold dust. During weekends, I am able to face the early rays because my table is facing the windows towards sun rise. And on it are my laptop, magazines, books and other stationary. Whenever I write early in the morning, the view from my room gives me some positive vibes as I am facing the sun which I used to say welcoming me to another new day. What adds beauty to it are the sounds of chirping birds singing their songs among the trees near-by. And there are hills that look majestic with palm trees interspersed among other trees. I hope that fresh, beautiful view will stay for a long time as they are on private ground.

Another Sunday..I thought of pampering myself by waking up late but my eyes seem to have been programmed to be up early! I witnessed a lot since then. In the stillness of dawn,  trees seemed standing still before welcoming the early breeze, flowers dotted with dew and looked so fresh and fragrant, the stars still twinkling before the sun appeared. The birds must be still dreaming before singing their first song of the day.

It is typical of me to go out to the balcony, take a deep breath of  fresh air and never miss a moment to  look up at the sky and watch those tiny diamonds and the moon's  face. Then, I look far away at the horizon, always thinking of what goes on at the other side of the world. My mind flies to my sister and friends. If only the world is flat, then we'll have the same day and night.

And she called again last night. She said she had just taken in the clothes from the drying line, while at the same time I was about to hit the sack. She is enjoying summer which will end soon, while I am having rain and shine throughout the year. Much to talk about, that's my sister who always calls from a far away land and each call lasts for about half an hour. That is when we catch up on what goes on her side and what is on mine.

Yes, it is Sunday, a day to take a walk in the park which I did not do for quite some time or perhaps enjoy the morning walk at the promenade. One place that will be crowded today is the old airport because there is big bikes show going on. Yesterday, I saw a group of guys and girls, each riding Harley Davidson. They looked so cool!

September is a month of festivals here which takes place one after another. The 9th Borneo International Kite Festival was held last week. There were many unique art pieces flying in the sky of Bintulu. I did not know Marilyn Monroe was here! Thanks to Paavan Solanki for uploading this image at  This is among the beautiful kites that wowed kites enthusiasts - local and international. 


And this evening, there will be the Tanglung (Lantern) procession in conjunction with Lantern Festival. The esplanade is now decorated with so many types of beautiful lanterns of all sizes and shapes. Just can't wait to see the lighted lanterns!

There are quite a lot of things I would like to do today. One thing for sure, I will blog walk and enjoy interesting posts of friends. Apart from that, I am invited to three wedding receptions which I should not miss.

Have a great weekend everyone!

© 2013 Balqis

Sep 12, 2013

Out Of The Blue

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when out of the blue
gush of wind carries my name
glad, I'm still the same

© 2013 Balqis

Sep 5, 2013



patiently waiting
for the rain to stop
only then, I'll see
a beautiful rainbow

© 2013 Balqis