Friday, November 30, 2012

Coldplay - Hurts Like Heaven

Dear Mother

"You are like a protective tree, that has guarded me from the fierce storms ... You are the one who has held my hand and taught me to take every step. You are the one who has guided me at every turn of my life. Mum, you are the most precious and the most beautiful gift given to me the day I was born."

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

When you're in the right place, committed to the right plan, all your worries seem to disappear. Your heart feels light, as if it's not weighed down by anything. You feel free as a bird. Your mind is able to focus on the things that really matter. Your thoughts are in harmony with how you feel, how you act and how things happen. Everything seems right. Everything's in place. Everything's along one straight line, with no breaks, no bumps and no skews. This is the way it should be. I'm on my way home.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Mindfulness Vow


"Mindfulness Vow: Aware of the suffering caused by exploitation, social injustice, stealing, and oppression, I am committed to cultivating loving-kindness and to working for the well-being of all people, animals, plants, and every other precious thing on earth. I am committed to practicing generosity by sharing my time, energy, and resources with those in need."
--- 3,299 mantras, tips, quotes and koans for peace and serenity by Barbara Ann Kipfer

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Our life is a huge blur of events until the world seemingly stops and we start to take notice. That's when our life truly begins.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

I'm going through something really huge right now. I just want you guys to understand that the things I post in my blog do not necessarily pertain to the things happening in my life. I may be happy. I may be sad. But this blog will continue to inspire positivity among people. It has always aimed to encourage people to live life to the fullest no matter what happens. You only live once. Live it well. 

Friday, November 16, 2012


I would like to dedicate this post to my best friend/cousin Gie. I remember when we were kids. We ran around the house, each one holding one end of a jumping rope so that we won't get lost and separated from each other. Hehe. We have such a tight bond that our friendship grew even stronger over the years. I stood up for her when she got into a fight with her classmates over some petty high school issue. She supported me as I passed through my "awkward" years. She taught me how to dress up and put on make-up in preparation for a date. She cried with me whenever my heart got broken. She cheered me on as I trudged my way towards becoming a doctor. She gave me a piece of her mind whenever I did something crazy. But then again, she's as crazy as me. Sometimes, even crazier. :-) We had lots of fun times together. We toured most of the videoke bars in the city, singing our hearts out and dancing like no one's watching.  We pigged out on food, watched movies and chatted until we fell asleep. She tagged along with me wherever I went. She patiently accompanied me to the doctor, to the dentist, to the spa or to the salon. She's always there to make me laugh. She's always a BBM, a tweet, an SMS, a call or a DM away. To my ever reliable, lovable, funny and honest bestie, I love you. I hope that wherever I'll end up, you'll be living close by. I can't survive without you.   



Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Eyes on Me - Final Fantasy

After having been introduced to the world of anime close to a decade ago, I haven't really seen much of it. I'm not a huge fan but this anime song tops my list ...

Friday, November 09, 2012

I'm back in the UAE. I badly wanted to blog about something sensible but I'm still suffering from jet lag. I'll just answer random questions to keep the ball rolling. Haha.


Before you started this survey, what were you doing?

Tweeting, BBM

What is the last thing you watched on TV?

A cooking competition

Without looking, guess what time it is

11:20 p.m.?

Now look at the clock. What is the actual time?

11:22 p.m. :-)

With the exception of the computer, what can you hear?


When did you last step outside? What were you doing?

Today. I went to work.

Did you dream last night?

I was too exhausted to know.

Do you remember your dreams?


When did you last laugh?

A couple of hours ago

Do you remember why / at what?

An officemate's joke

What is on the walls of the room you are in?


Seen anything weird lately?

Define weird.

What is the last film you saw?


If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?

Anywhere as long as I'm with the people I love. I need to travel more before I find out where I want to stay.

If you became a multi-millionaire overnight, what would you buy?

A big house where all of my loved ones can stay

Tell me something about you that most people don't know.

I'm auditory defensive. I have a fear of loud sounds like firecracker explosions, gunshots and bursting of balloons. I have to wear earplugs or else I'll really freak out.

If you could change one thing about the world, regardless of guilt or politics, what would you do?

Let's not discrimate people based on race, religion, social status and abilities. We have one Maker. We are equal.

Do you like to dance?

It depends :-)

Would you ever consider living abroad?

Yes. I'm already staying abroad.

Last time you swam in a pool?

A week ago

Type of music you like most?

I can appreciate all types as long as they're not too loud/noisy.

Type of music you dislike most?

Heavy rock

Are you listening to music right now?


This is okay for now. I'm already nodding off ...

This reminds me of my mom SO much. Haha.

Monday, November 05, 2012

Airtalk - Yoko Ono

I discovered these beautiful lines through a link shared on Twitter. When I listened to the song, I admit that I was disappointed. But still, the message is nice so I'm posting it here.

One, two, three, four, five, six.

It’s sad that air is the only thing we share,
No matter how close we are there’s always air between us.
It’s also nice that air’s something we all share,
No matter how far apart we are an air links us.

It’s sad that past is something we can never share,
No matter how close we are the past is between us.
But it’s also nice that without the past
We’d have never known each other,
No matter how far apart we are it brought us together.

Yes, it’s very nice to have someone to share,
There’s something very nice to have someone to care.
We may not share our past but we have our future to share.

It’s sad that life is such a heavy thing to bear,
No matter how close we are it’s easy to despair.
It’s also nice that you and I know it’s what we all share,
No matter how far apart we are we can learn to care.

There’s something very nice to have something to share,
There’s something very nice to have someone to care.
We may not share our bodies but we have our minds to share.

Yes, there’s something very nice to have something to care,
There’s something very nice to have someone to share.
We may not share our language but we have the world to share.

Thursday, November 01, 2012

I have been going over my previous blogs and realized that my blog comments were not moderated before. Hence, several spammers were able to infiltrate the comment box. I'm doing my best to clean it up but it will take a lot of time. If you encounter any spammer's comments, please call my attention so that I can delete them immediately. I also need to update my links and check out the rest of my archives. This has always been a blog in progress. I'm open to suggestions. Thank you.