Hello everyone! I hope you are all doing good. It's been such a busy week for me as we have shifted into another place. Another blog post for that! I was so tired and emotionally stressed that I really could not find the time to post about the best thing that's happened this week, which is the Hillsong Concert that took place in Dubai last April 28 and 29. When Hillsong coming to Dubai was announced at church last Christmas, I couldn't help but to be so excited about it. Actually, excitement would be an understatement. I was more of ecstatic and joyful at the same time knowing that one of the few bands I wanna see live was to perform in Dubai.
Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and he will establish your plans. ~ Proverbs 16:3
When life gets too busy, things go uncontrolled, and a bunch of thoughts are running at the back of our minds, I honestly think there's one sure way to find that peace and break that we all yearn for, and that is to listen. Let Him speak. Sometimes we fill our minds with all the to-do-lists and the bucket lists that we don't get to stop for a moment and hear what God has to say.
I woke up with a terrible mood today. I felt like I wanted to go back to sleep again just so I could escape all the complications in life. Read my post yesterday to know why and have a clue about what I'm actually talking about. Yesterday was a day like not other. It's like all the enemy's tactics to get you out of everyone's sight is suddenly working and you realize that your world has shattered just because of how sharp the tongue can be.
I grew up having trust issues. To begin with, I hated putting myself out in the public to be mentally scrutinized by people I don't even know — people I don't even give a damn about. I was afraid of talking to people and letting them know what I or my family is going through because I know that in one way or another, they wouldn't really understand us. It's tough to say but destructive stories about you can rapidly spread as if it were ice cream being given for free from Baskin Robbins. Once you become a little too comfortable, trust me, someone out of the hundreds will eventually dislike you, what you do and won't be that comfortable with you and so they decide to gossip...about you. You're on shaky ground, my friend.
Hi there! I hope you're having a great week so far. As promised, here's some of the snaps taken when we visited the Heritage House in Bur Dubai. We were given a treat by one of my dad's friend not so long ago in one of the café inside the heritage itself, which gave us the chance to take photos of the amazing art that surrounded the culture of the older Arabs. I have been living in the UAE for God knows how long, but I haven't really indulged that much on its culture that I really treasured the time we had. I hope you enjoy this photo tour. I would like to apologize, however, if there had to be a lot of faces in the photos. I didn't realize that I wanted to put it in the blog earlier, so please bear with me! My bad.
In life we’re often placed in circumstances where the struggle to accept our defeat and move further becomes really hard. Even when all the facts are already lying right before our eyes, we can’t seem to let go of all the things, people or problems that’s hindering us from being okay. But that’s life, we’ve had to deal with the hard times, we’ve had to battle all those fears, we’ve had to keep on fighting. But there’s one begrudging truth amongst all of these though– that no matter how much we try to keep going, when we don’t learn how to let go of the relationships and the opportunities that could’ve been, I’m afraid to say but we might just be making ourselves a subject to not just pain but failure as well.
It's been years since we last talked, last communicated with one another. It's been quite a while since I saw your last update on social media.
I wanna start this post by apologizing to you. If you've been up to date with my blog, you may have noticed how my posts drastically changed from having a positive voice to ones which mostly contained my disappointments and frustrations in life. Though I get to post a little bit of the 'happy stuff', there are probably still more of the negative ones. Because this is my outlet, I really didn't care about what I put in here or how people would react — that's where I went wrong.
First off, I would like to greet you all a happy new year ahead. 2016's been tough, ain't it? But if you're someone like me who's more than willing to leave it behind, then here's some questions that'll help us set our 2017 intentions. This post was originally created by Jessica on Medium. Click here to read her post about it. Without further ado, let's move on to the questions + my answers!
It has been weeks since I last wrote an entry here. Many things happened and many problems came that I couldn't find the motivation to write -- although I had so many topics on mind already. Thankfully, I've come across an article about writer's block (though I didn't hit it yet, I was just lazy) and pondered about all the advices and there's one thing that struck me the most. It was written there that the only thing that'll get me writing is actually writing and nothing else. Some of the reasons that made me lose my motivation and enthusiasm in writing is the lack of comfort that I felt .. especially about 2 weeks ago. I won't put what happened into detail but it's one event in my life that'll never escape my mind the tiniest bit. What happened was scary and life-threatening and I was afraid. Even though I know that only a few people may know about it, I feel like all the people surrounding me actually have an idea about it and I'm ashamed. I feel like I lost that little reputation I had left for myself. I resorted on deactivating my social media accounts to make sure I wouldn't be that visible out there and never edited my blog whatsoever. And I couldn't tell anyone. I couldn't because I didn't want to. I couldn't because I didn't want to welcome any more questions. I couldn't because I've put up walls that I, myself, could not break.
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