Friday, May 31, 2013

Greener Pastures

I was having lunch with a friend of mine today, and a part of our conversation led us to ponder how one ought to react when let down by a supposed friend or business associate, in this case, the latter. The unlucky among us would have encountered this scenario at one time or another, and I suppose we all react differently.
I have had my fair share of such experiences. What I learnt from today's conversation is that my friend is far more gracious than I am. I tend not to want to have anything to do with the offending party ever again; I don't forgive easily and I definitely don't forget. I believe that once the trust is betrayed, it is irreparable. And whilst I will lament the loss of a friendship or business relationship, I will get over it quickly. I will be cordial if our paths cross again, but there certainly will be no small talk to catch up. For me, the adage 'good riddance to bad rubbish' holds true in this instance. There are better friends to be made, and better working relationships to foster.
To my friend who is facing the unpleasantness of such a situation at this time, I would say do what you feel is right for you, do what you think will keep your dignity intact. At the end of the day, we have to live with the consequences of our actions and reactions. And if we have done what to us feels right, then we move on to greener pastures indeed.
Beautiful view from Two Lovers Point in Guam.

Friday, May 24, 2013


On this Wesak Day, I am going to dedicated this post to my good friends, the circle of people whom I've gotten to know over the years, those who have kept in touch, and whose friendship I value greatly.
In times of hectic work schedules and busy personal lives, text messages, Whatsapp and Facebook have been worthy tools to help us remain connected with our friends. But really, it is the personal interaction that elevates friendships to meaningful ones. Effort has to be made by both parties to meet, enjoy a meal together, or perhaps catch up over teh tarik.
To my good friends, and you know who you are, may you enjoy good health and happiness always. That is my wish for you this Wesak Day. See you all soon!
With my friend Felix and his wife Ting, a day after their April wedding in Guam.

Sunday, May 19, 2013


This month has been one of celebrations. I am thankful that my family and friends have taken the time to mark my birthday by enjoying meals with me. I appreciate the good company and relationships that we have nurtured over the years, and certainly look forward to many more celebrations together.

Good friends are hard to come by. I have a handful, my inner circle so to speak, and they always have my back in any circumstance. These are the friends who know me inside out, they enjoy the good but also have to put up with my flaws. I do my best to reciprocate.

As I embark on a new year of life, I carry with me an optimism, fueled by all the best wishes that have come my way these past few weeks. Thanks y'all!

With Nabil, Bunny, Cassandra, LC and Adeline at One World Hotel, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Mother's Day 2013

It's Mother's Day today and it's time to spoil our Mums a bit. I for one appreciate my Mum's pampering, even at this age, and according to many, I am indeed a spoilt child.
I always tell my Aunts, Uncles and cousins who have kids, to pamper and spoil them. Not all agree with me though but I'd like to think that, since I enjoy the benefits of being spoilt.
We had an early celebration last night to avoid the crowds. A nice dinner indeed. So, who amongst you are prone to spoiling your kids?
Photo of my immediate family, shot at Grand Dorsett Subang, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Sunset On Tumon Bay

Sometimes one can't help but marvel at the beauty presented by Mother Nature. When in Guam, I decided to spend an evening admiring the sunset and made my way to the Westin Resort, on Tumon Bay.
Over the course of about an hour, I took in the view from different vantage points, being mesmerised by the ever-changing silhouettes of the sky and colours of the sea. Left, right, centre, one is greeted by a sight to behold at every turn.
It is at times as such that one gives thanks for the opportunity to experience such a wonderful moment. The more appreciation we show, the more such opportunities will present themselves.
Tumon Bay, Guam.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Tumon Bay In Guam

Here is a sight to behold. A view of Tumon Bay from the balcony of my hotel room. The colours change as the day unfolds, a dramatic and lovely spectacle indeed. When one comes face to face with such a landscape, one can only be in awe and appreciative of the opportunity to be there.

I was in Guam for a good friend's wedding and took the opportunity to have a short holiday as well. The Southern Pacific Ocean is nature's gift to Guam and is certainly the highlight of the island. Crystal clear waters in every shade of blue and green draw the eye to the sea whenever one catches a glimpse of the vast ocean.

I was fortunate to be invited out to sea on a catamaran. We came across a school of dolphins, we did a bit of snorkeling, we soaked in the glorious sun, most importantly, we enjoyed the camaraderie among friends as we took in the spectacular views that greeted us at every turn. Guam, indeed a destination for lovers of the sea.

Photo shot from my balcony at Hilton Guam Resort & Spa, Tumon Bay.