Failing & Free Diving

Yesterday, I met my free diving instructor for my “make up classes”, since as I mentioned in one of my previous posts, I failed my free diving certification.

I came prepared but unassuming. I practiced almost everyday for 2 months before coming back so deep inside, I was hoping to do well but I wasn’t expecting anything either. Two months ago I was over confident, thinking I could easily pass this certification, but I failed. So this time, I have mentally prepared myself for the worst. Continue reading “Failing & Free Diving”

Sea Prayer by Khaled Hosseini

I was so excited when I saw that Khaled Hosseini’s new book was available here in Maldives so I bought it immediately without even reading the reviews nor checking what the book is all about.

It’s Khaled Hosseini anyway, I told myself. I need not check. I’m sure I’m gonna love it.

When I got hold of the book, I was surprised to see a thin, wide book. I was expecting a thick one.

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The Sunshine Blogger Award

A lot of bloggers have declared their blogs award free because maybe, they get tired of getting and giving awards and also answering and raising questions and much more, choosing and tagging other bloggers.

But sometimes, bloggers throw you interesting questions and while answering them, you start knowing yourself a little bit more. Sometimes we also answer the same questions at different times in our lives and see how our mind changes in a short (or long) span of time. Continue reading “The Sunshine Blogger Award”

Sixty in the City

“Habang maliliit pa ang mga anak mo, parang gusto mo, lumaki na sila agad. Kasi, ang harap mag-alaga ng bata. Pero pag nagsilaki naman, halos gusto mong ibalik ang panahon, ibalik sila sa ‘yo. Kasi, pakiramdam mo, ang layo na nila. Hindi mo na sila maabot.

Pero wala kang magagawa. Sinasabi lang natin na ang anak ay karugtong ng buhay ng ina pero ang totoo, oras na pinutol na ang pusod ng sanggol, nagiging hiwalay na tao na sila. hindi na sila karugtong ng isa.”

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Waking Up to A Brand New Day

You wake up earlier than usual, thinking of the dream you just had. Not the worst, also not the best. Then you started thinking about work and other things. But you thought you’ll stop thinking and just lie on your bed, pull your blanket until your shoulders and watch the thin rays of light peeping through the curtains, giving light to the dark old room you are in. You let yourself indulge in that feeling of being in bed longer than you need to, for there were days you miss it, when you break your back sitting in the office for long hours.

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A Sprinkle of Happiness

Today was a busy day. It happened to be a windy/rainy day too. I also didn’t have enough sleep last night and the fact that I cannot drink coffee anymore could have made things worse. But it didn’t.

It was a gloomy morning and for some reasons, I was happily drinking hot chocolate in the office while smiling. I felt like sun rays were coming out of my body. Oh,  if only my aura could be seen. I was like a sun inside a box. Continue reading “A Sprinkle of Happiness”

Last Flight Out

*To the island that I used to love

The last time I left you, I wasn’t able to hold back my tears as I took what I thought was my last seaplane journey out.

I was sad. Really sad. You’ve been my home for two years. And the memories I have collected can be compared to a pot of gold, hidden on the far side of the rainbow.  I loved you. I loved your beauty and all your flaws. I didn’t want to leave you but your changes forced me to. Continue reading “Last Flight Out”