Almost a month of constantly moving around, three-ish in the morning arrival was out of my realization that it can still be dark on the road and no public transpo yet. I was honestly anticipating there will be delays on my ETAs again. Nevertheless, I knew I needed to brave it once again taking an… Continue reading Exuberantly, Luxembourg.
Macaro(o)ns. Upon seeing these trays, my youngest sister instantly uttered: “Oh Tate, macarons.” To which, I’d fondly bake for them during summer and regular weekends. One of our favorite baked treats that is soft, chewy, chock-full of desiccated coconut cookie, typically combined with eggs and sweetened condensed milk. A recipe I actually owed from our… Continue reading Macaroon memories.
We talk of an exit like a visionary synopsis from quite a few dysfunctional situations in life — broken bonds and unhealthy work environments. Whatever category, all seem to be similar: self-esteem lowered, hate-love feels. However you try to escape and move forward, you just do it. You gasp, then leave. Off and away, you… Continue reading Braving up.
Blessed — to be one of the thousands of people packed in the stadium to attend a momentous ceremony of 90-minute, open-air mass, celebrated by the Pope in the Arabian Peninsula, the first ever in the heart of Islam. It is rare… The gathering is a mirror of this country — presence of varieties of… Continue reading Pope’s Visit to UAE
The weather was glorious, perfect for an outdoor catchup over tea and coffee while we wait for other friends to come around, followed by my sister with her friend. We biked around downtown the rest of the afternoon until the melodies started to strike for the evening fountain show after six. Rays of colorful, illuminated… Continue reading Nostalgia.
Life has its highs and lows. At times it’s astounding, at times it’s horrible. And in between, are passing moments — the endearing moments we want to cling to and relish and the dull moments we try to get through and forget. We escape, anticipate and formulate temporary excitement, rather than actual enjoyment. If I… Continue reading Life.
Why and how a change of place may change the cards of hearts — few of my questions that made me intentionally map out to be here, to personally seek out answers from my own eyes and felt experience. Sought and able to find more. Explored, yet still in pursuit, pushing further. I take a… Continue reading Forethought.