Ramadan Kareem

Sunset in Manila

I was privileged to visit these beautiful mosques in UAE and Brunei. I’m in awe, and have high regard for their rich culture, tradition, belief and strong faith.

To all our Muslim friends, Ramadan Kareem. Praying for rain and drizzle too for this month long fasting on summer heat.

Lots of Love and Respect 🙏

Throwback to last year visit in Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi 😊

Hi Belal! 😉 Are you happy?

2014 pictures at Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque at Bandar Seri Begawan, Negara Brunei Darussalam

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Patience

God knows I exert a lot of effort,
And through prayers I get all the comfort,

But maybe some things are not meant to be,
What I want to have is not made for me,

I have no hate, l leave it all to fate,
Patience, for what’s mine will not arrive late,

Isn’t it ‘Good things come to those who wait’?

Stupid

STUPID
You said you ‘Never ever believe’ and ‘it’s impossible to expect from distance’,

When I heard those words from you,

You burn all the hope, you shaken my stance,

Last straw, last draw,

Keep me, or let me go,

Silence is your answer,

I’m trying not to falter,

You know I have to go,

But know that I’ll ‘Never ever’ regret you, my Love,

You are still my favorite ‘Stupid’,

And God knows that very well from above

Life happens, and Shit as well.

Such a shame, I got a lot of things to write,  life realizations to share, pictures to post, love and travel stories to tell, and emotions to express but….

Sad to admit that for the past months I haven’t alloted a time to sit and start writing down all of it… until now. 

This is spontaneous and raw.  So random, I  just miss writing.  

Life happens, and Shit as well.

Bulusan Lake, Sorsogon, Bicol , Philippines – August 2017

I’ve travelled in and out of the country.  I’ve been to a lot of beautiful places.  

Stayed at home.  Study and work are part of the routine.

I was inspired by a lot of people I’ve met.  I gained new friends.  Oh what a beautiful feeling, the heart bliss and butterflies!

Lost motivation and procrastinate.  Lost a lovedone.  Damn, the heartaches!

I attended family gatherings and reunions with friends.  Celebrated special occasions, birthdays, and christenings.

I’ve said a eulogy in a wake and attended a burial.

Exercised and tried to be fit.
Lazy days.  And I just can’t stop eating sweets and chips.

 

And throughout those days, I had the life lessons in my head and heart.  Through my personal instagram account, I was able to share parts of it.  Hopefully, after I pass the last part of CIA certification exam, I will be able to start writing it all down before the year ends.  


Let me share this latest life thought I had.

These past few days reminded me that ‘Life is short‘ and every moment matters.  We won’t know what will happen next, when will our days here on earth be over.  I guess ‘making the most of it’ is in this attempt on balancing things-  Relishing the present and appreciating everything;  Pursuing and reaching your dreams and goals;  Growing by daring yourself, risking and taking chances;  Taking care of your health; and Loving the people that matters.  For me, showing you love them isn’t enough.  You need to tell them.  There is no formula in living life to the fullest.  There is a long list of what you can do.  It all depends on how you see life and what you value.  We only got one life, make it count.

Burj al Arab , Dubai, UAE- February 2017

 P.s.  I turned 27 this July, I was about to write a birthday blog.  Maybe next time 😉 But here’s my birthday thought .

What makes LIFE interesting is that sometimes we just don’t know what it will throw at us.  And to add to that, we will never know how we will be thrown.  We may be prepared or surprised, at full speed or slow motion, half twirl or 360 degrees, face first or body slam.  Whatever it is, trust the process, keep your faith in God, and enjoy the journey.  Hold on to your life vest- your family, friends and loved ones.  After the big splash, flash them your sweetest smile. 

27th Birthday, July 30, 2017

Grateful and hopeful.  The best is yet to come!

Milky Way


Maybe for you, it was just a season,

And that we met for no reason,


If you only give me a reason to hold,

I won’t mind even if I grow old,


You know I would take the long way,

Cross the ocean or travel to milky way,


But maybe you are meant to be like the stars above,

Just beautiful to adore when we are apart,


Through God, I’m giving you all my love,

I trust and surrender, please take this heart


19 August 2017 📷 Bulusan, Sorsogon

How Much More

How much more time left?
We are hooked in the moment,

How much more love we can give?
We both still want to receive,

How much more arguments?
We can forego and heart mends,

As long as the music is still playing,
Babe, shall we continue dancing?

Slowly, we know we are fading,
Our hands, should we still keep on holding?

17 April 2017