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[1: 2,044 of 10,000] Honoring Spirit

In Letter on December 15, 2020 at 7:02 PM
Photo by C. Z. Shi on Unsplash

Dear Mama,

You would have been the sexiest 67 today. I still remember your different faces from different ages, your smile, and the texture of your palms. The memory of your voice is starting to fade away but I still remember how you showed your love, support, and how you disciplined me to follow a good path.

I miss talking to you, all the times that you’ve asked how’s my day. I miss the days you called me on the phone to read me my horoscope from the latest newspaper. I miss being silly and laughing with you. I miss showering you with love and surprises.

As long as I live, on this day, I will honor your spirit. I will light a candle, present you with white flowers and I will talk to the air knowing that you hear me. I love you.

Your eldest daughter

[1: 1,878 of 10,000] Changes This June

In Journal on April 29, 2017 at 3:28 AM


June is going to be a very special time for me. I am turning 37 and I am moving to a new apartment.

I am dying to move to my own 4-bedroom house but the 25% cash upfront as down payment for a Million Dirham Dubai villa plus other fees are something I am not prepared. Am I really going to invest in real estate in Dubai?

I have been wary that I am so old but still an employee, still scare with where I am stirring my life, and that some younger people were more accomplished than myself. I am slowly coping that I must not compare myself to others because I have my own special journey.

I do worry if is this the right journey at all? Then I go back to…

  1. Am I being present?
  2. Am I enjoying my journey?
  3. Am I feeling fulfilled?
  4. Am I being helpful to others?
  5. Am I making someone feel special?
  6. Am I being challenged?
  7. Am I having dreams?
  8. Am I feeling afraid and courageous at the same time?
  9. Am I excited?
  10. Am I hopeful?



Photo source: Clip Art Kid

[1: 1,485 of 10,000] Birthday Present

In Article on June 2, 2015 at 12:10 PM

I like doing things for the first time because it means I am exploring a new way. Since it felt like I have nothing significant to offer in this world except living peacefully on my own with full of gratefulness for all the blessings and on top of that I am celebrating my 35th birthday, I thought of a way to give a piece of me to give thanks for this healthy life.

Dubai accepts blood “donation” and I don’t see Dubai accepting blood for payment. I thought that’s really a beautiful gesture for people in Dubai to donate blood for someone’s need and yes it’s one of those that it is actually healthy for me to give too, that’s like exponential goodness.

It’s my birthday, I’ve eaten cake for breakfast (timed it at 8:00 AM end of food so I can donate blood by 12:00 PM without disrupting the rule), I’m nervous about the process of getting close to a needle (this is the first ever donation in my entire life), and so by the time I reached the blood pressure test, the machine was alarming of my overly fast heartbeat and high blood pressure. I was laughing of the incident and told myself I didn’t come all the way here just to screw this up so I calm the hyper in me, inhale and exhale repeatedly, stopped talking, and it worked. I was too happy!

The pricking was more painful that the actual blood extraction. It went smoothly, I drank cold mango juices. I noticed that my blood wasn’t bright red, it’s more like burgundy, and the expert asked if I was smoking and told him no (does second hand smoker applies?) and then he asked if I normally drink lots of water and actually no but for the sake of the blood donation I tried to drink more than usual, eat healthier food, and slept properly. The hardest part was actually squeezing a stress ball during the actual process, it’s tiring but it has to be done so I suck it up and comply. The centre needs to test my blood before it will be given to somebody else. I hope it’s a good 450 ml happy blood so it may help to make one to three people happier. I have another agenda for going through it, I wanted to confirm my blood type and to make sure that I am more into helping than my ulterior motive, I have to donate more from this point onwards.

Seeing all the other people who were there to donate, given their time to be there, were admirable. I have high respect for them for showing up and just giving. Once upon a time, UAE has helped my mother so much, and the only way I also know how to repay the kindness bestowed upon our family is to give back.

I was able to drive after donating. I went for lunch right after. Dubai’s weather is getting too hot nowadays that at some point after lunch on the way to my apartment, I felt like losing oxygen and so I cooled off as soon as I reached home with a nice air-conditioned room; and drink cold lemon iced tea. Because of the donation, I couldn’t drink anything with alcohol that night, so I stayed sober and enjoyed lots of dinner instead at a fancy restaurant.

Blood Donation

If you’re in Dubai and would like to donate, click here for more information. It’s advisable to just go to the centre and make sure to allot one hour for the whole process from signing up forms up to completing the donation. They are open from Sunday to Thursday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

[1: 1,404 of 10,000] Happy Birthday Papa

In Poem on March 2, 2015 at 8:42 AM


You have contributed to the miracle of creating me
I have breathed because of your love
I lived because you lived
You loved me
Protected me
Provided for my needs
Today I remember you
Honour you
Thank you
May your gentle heart
Your dreaming soul
Rest in peace
March 2, 1953 – November 2, 2002

[1: 1,316 of 10,000] Next Is… Marriage?

In Journal on May 16, 2014 at 5:31 PM

I was taken aback when company asks or even preferred their employees to be married as seen on the movie Leap Year. It was even a bit funny that marital status nowadays are quite descriptive like a certain survey site with the below question –

Marital Status

I belong to the “Single – never married” and I will do everything in my power that I shall never be part of the “Divorced”.

Married life… I am looking forward to being in love, tickled to the bones, and live a longer life with the greatest man by my side. Although, I know that I got to work on so many things that I shall be willing to marry me so my best mate gets attracted. I am turning 34 in 18 days and it always shakes me to question where I am and where am I heading?

I have always been attracted with man who is 34 now that I myself is going to be one I get baffled. What was it about 34 and what will I be doing? Whatever are those things it should never be less than amazing. How could I go wrong with my curious mind, excited heart, and with my loving God? Never as long as I keep moving forward, not giving up, and expanding (not in size, geez I got to go to the gym!!! ‘coz every second that ticks I am not getting younger with the best metabolism).

[1: 1,038 of 10,000] 33 Things I Am Thankful About Today

In Journal on June 2, 2013 at 11:57 PM

Happy 33th Birthday

  1. It’s my 33th Birthday!
  2. I was able to attend a complete mass starting from 6:15 AM this morning in a church I’ve never visited before! Time to make a wish!
  3. My favorite sissy in the whole wide world accompany me to church!
  4. I had McDonald’s for breaky – complete with fresh orange juice, Egg McMuffin, and Hash Brown! (Why am I promoting? It’s not like I got them for free!)
  5. I got an early surprise from my sissy’s like the vintage looking card made from Germany!
  6. I got kisses from my loved ones!
  7. New Book 1: Rich Dad’s Before You Quit Your Job by Robert T. Kiyosaki!
  8. New Book 2: Fifty Shades of Grey I by E L James!
  9. New Book 3: I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella!
  10. New Book 4: Mini Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella! (I am a real Shopaholic series fan!!!)
  11. New Book 5: Manuscript Found in Accra by Paulo Coelho!
  12. New Book 6: 642 Things to Write About by the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto!
  13. New Notebook 1: Good Ideas Bad Ideas!
  14. New Notebook 2: My Journal complete with various stamps!
  15. Got a hug from my crush!
  16. Got meaningful greetings from my friends!
  17. Got a call from a dear friend from US!
  18. I talk with strangers with smile and kindness!!
  19. New birthday greetings from new people in my life!
  20. Warm wishes from the office!
  21. Got my work well done for tomorrow’s event!
  22. Forgiven by my boss for my shortcoming!
  23. Got the sweetest tones from my little sissy for the whole day!
  24. Got the fastest frappuccino from a very nice barista!
  25. Write off some of my to do list in an instant!
  26. I feel loved!
  27. I enjoyed a truly satisfying dinner!
  28. Blew 4 candles and made 4 birthday wishes!
  29. I got a new pearl tea shake to taste!!
  30. I am making this blog!
  31. I am excited to finish all my books!
  32. I am excited to write on all my new notebooks!
  33. I feel lucky!!!!!

[1: 1,037 of 10,000] Life is like a Piano

In Aphorism, Article on June 1, 2013 at 12:00 AM

The moment the clock strikes 12:00 I am officially 33 years old.

I like 2 so having a double 3 is quite a good omen for me. It could be the best birthday ever. I believe it so.

32 years of living taught me that life is like Piano Keys.

Keyboard Keys Close Up

  • Life can be simply black and white. No blur about truth and lie.
  • Black keys represent the challenges that pop up every once in a while but great white things outnumbered the black ones if blessings are truly counted.
  • The true essence of a man is the melody that comes out from the keys, his soul, his deeds, and his legacy.
  • Man isn’t born knowing how to play but able to press any key and later play the right rhythm.

I continue to learn and I continue to believe that life is good. Thank you God for loving me, that keeps me going.

[1: 1,027 of 10,000] Birthday Blues

In Question on May 22, 2013 at 12:00 AM

Can you do me a favor and one day ask me about the day I am almost turning 33?

Ask why did I lose my heart for the good dream?

Ask why didn’t I take more risk?

Ask why was I complacent?

Ask why was I so naïve?

Ask why I didn’t love myself more?

Ask why I ask so many questions and not come up with enough good reliable answers?

Ask why I let screw up creeps in?

Ask why I was scared?


[1: 961 of 10,000] March 16

In Journal on March 16, 2013 at 12:15 AM

It is a very special date because it is one of my best friends’ birthday. If Dubai is a taxi ride to Aventura I would invite her for a night out and we’ll party until I can sing her a Happy Birthday, present a cake, and she can blow a candle to make her wish come true.

Happy Birthday
I love her dearly because she is a true friend even if it has been over 5 years since I’ve seen her in person. Living in 2 different countries does create a real distance especially if I don’t have a disposable cash to simply fly and meet her. For my best effort, I did a bit of research to find out her inception day and her first ever heartbeat (quite cool to find out the first heartbeat especially if you’re romantic and all) plus a Birthday Message on her Facebook Wall saying she is always remembered.

Cheers to all the Birthday Celebrants today ♥

[1: 874 of 10,000] Happy Birthday Jesus

In Journal on December 24, 2012 at 9:27 PM

MangerFew more hours and we remember the day Jesus was born.

I wonder what would you like as birthday gift Jesus? I thought I would make you proud if I’d make a promise of goodness. The one thing where I always fail and this time I am going to make it a commitment to you to be behave on that aspect.

I love you and I recognize your greatest gift that you gave up your life for my sins. I can never love you enough but I will try to make you smile as much as I can, as often that I can.

Happy Birthday and we got you an Ultimate Red Velvet Cheesecake ♥ I hope you’ll love it!