Time for a Pet

As I was walking down the street today heading to a bank for a transaction, I read a banner by the side of the road. It was announcing a sale of aquariums in a store just a few meters from it.

For a moment, I stopped on my tracks. I was contemplating whether I should go to that store and check out the aquariums. You see, I can only count 2 animals that I would really consider having as a pet. And one of that is the pretty fish 🙂

I grew up with the presence of fishes and an aquarium in the house. It wasn’t always the same aquarium since my parents would then buy a newer one and give away the older aquarium to some neighbor or friend. But I’ve always enjoyed feeding the fishes as well as cleaning the aquarium.

I left home when I was 18 for university studies in another city. But that was just the beginning. I have since moved to quite a number of houses, places (including to another country and back) and only got settled really when I married at 37. And now, I am reminded to get my own aquarium 🙂  Perhaps it’s time to get a pet again.

What Refreshes You?

There will be times when we are tired. It can be a tiredness which is physical, emotional even spiritual. I would say it is important to know what would refresh you so that it will help you recover and then continue on with your share of challenges and excitement in life.

One of the things that refreshes me is taking the time to enjoy nature. It can be watching a tree and its leaves swaying to the silent tune of the breeze. It can be walking barefoot on the sea shore. I also find it refreshing to have a friend to talk to and yes, pray with me.

Life will always have its share of challenges. We can face them and find ways to be refreshed when we are weary. We are then ready again to live this life that we have.


Note: This post is also linked with Wednesday Whites.

Beach Time


There is always something about going to the beach that relaxes me.  Perhaps it is the rhythmic movement of the waves or the feel of the sand beneath my bare feet. Or perhaps because nature really has a calming effect on me.

Enjoying, exploring the beauty of the sea and the wide expanse of sky at the beach, always, always reminds me that life is much bigger than our daily challenges and concerns.

Waiting for a White Rose

image_1 One of my favorite flowers of all time is the white rose. I took this shot of a white rose I was holding during my younger brother’s wedding in 2008.

Although I’ve received some bouquets of red roses several times, mostly given by admirers, none had really given me white ones. I often thought then: how come no one thought about that?

Amazingly, even without me telling him, it was my fiance (now, my hubby) who did give me my first bouquet of white roses 🙂  Looking at this photo now reminded me that my white roses came a year later after this shot. Sometimes what we are waiting for really does come to pass.

Note: This post is also linked with Wednesday Whites.