Saturday, August 31, 2013

Hong Kong Holiday With The Thoos

Every year, we head on a holiday with 'The Thoos' - my Mum's side of the family. This time round, sixteen of us made the trip to Hong Kong for six days of food, shopping, sightseeing as well as catching up with our Hong Kong relatives and friends. Despite the occasional stressful situation, such a trip is always a wonderful experience, an opportunity to create memories that last a lifetime.
Bonding with my aunts, uncles and cousins helps us nurture even better relationships, further cementing already strong family ties. Traveling in a large group fosters compromise and understanding, encouraging one to put the interest of others first before one's own.
One thing is for certain on such trips, much laughter abounds. Here's to the next 'big' trip come November, to Bali for my cousin's wedding!
All set for the flight to Hong Kong, at LCCT, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Well Done

Well done Eileen and Richard! Four years and counting. Without fail every year, my dear friend Eileen writes a blog post to mark her wedding anniversary. It is a humourous yet insightful take on their marriage and how their relationship has evolved over the years.
For those of us who had the privilege to be at their wedding in Bali, it is an affirmation that love can indeed be a wonderful journey for two. We have traveled with them through first-hand accounts of their experience, through Facebook posts, photos and chats, through writings on Eileen's blog. Suffice to say, we are happy for them and for the positive-vibes they generate.
Most importantly, they offer a message of hope, that no matter what the circumstance, the effort put in to nurture a relationship can bring with it a multitude of rewards. Here's Eileen's take on their four years of marriage... . Congratulations again my friends!
Eileen and Richard in Bali, Indonesia, shot by yours truly.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Good Things

A good friend of mine recently reminded me that 'good things come to those who wait'. For those who are patient, this adage is one of hope and keeping the faith. Based on personal experience, and from the fact that patience has never been much of a virtue of mine, 'waiting' can be excruciatingly frustrating.
While admittedly I had been discouraged in the past, the inner guide always had a 'pick me up' at the ready. In this inner voice we ought to place our trust. Sometimes plans do not turn out, outcomes that we had hoped for do not come to fruition. But if we pick ourselves up and continue our journey, embracing the opportunities and tackling the challenges that life throws at us, some good is bound to happen.
Much good has come into my life of late. I am thankful. I am grateful. I am appreciative. I wish the same for you.
View from Two Lovers' Point in Guam.