F-a-m-i-l-y... six letters that form a word with a profound meaning. A word that has been very significant throughout my life. Family is difficult to define, because every family is different. All I can say is that I have two kinds of family: my blood related family and the family that I have created for myself.
22 February 2011
21 February 2011
A penny for your thoughts - This English idiom has certainly been a constant factor throughout my life. If I were to receive a penny for every single thought that I’ve ever had, than I would already been able to retire.
14 February 2011
|My Valentine Ravi|
I have had the same Valentine for the last nine years. Ravi is one special person whom I was lucky enough to met on February 14th 2002 in India. He has always been on my mind -especially on Valentine’s Day- ever since.
One of my favourite phrases from the bible that I would like to share with you, especially today:
"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonour others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres."
1 Corinthians 13:4-7
13 February 2011
In my previous blog about tết I promised to give an update about this year’s Lunar New Year’s celebration. This year, the celebrations were spread out over two weekends for me so I have a lot to tell and a lot of photo’s to share...
Tomorrow is V-day! Some say that it’s just a commercial day, others don’t want anything to do with it for other obvious reasons. I’m a sucker for Valentine’s Day simply because it’s a day when love is spread all over the world.
11 February 2011
This is one of my favourite quotes of Eleanor Roosevelt, because it’s so true and relevant for my life. I have mentioned in my previous posts that I have been counting my blessings because I have so many things to be grateful for. One thing that definitely stands out is the amount of people whom have left their footprints behind on my heart.
09 February 2011
Larissa is my friend whom I’ve gotten to know for about 1,5 years now. Ever since the first day that I’ve met her, there was something about her that I instantly liked.
Since that first day I have often said that she’s like an angel to me. She’s a bit naive at times and will believe anything you say, even when it’s clear to others that you are fooling around. Her response during these situations is truly priceless. Maybe naive is not the right word, but she has this pureness and kind of innocent around her character that is very likeable.
Other than that she and I share a lot of common interests and we both seem to like the same things quite often. Somehow I, and many other people, always smile when she is around.
I seriously hope that all of you out there have a ‘Larissa’ around, because this sure brightens your daily life!!
06 February 2011
You must have been living under a rock if you haven’t heard Egypt mentioned during these last two weeks. A lot has been going on in the country that I have come to love so dearly. The outcome of the current situation will determine the future of Egypt and the rest of the world. Many people around me have asked about my view on this matter, because of my (past) connection with the country. I have kept my mind and thoughts to myself, that is until now...
03 February 2011
It’s Vietnamese New Year’s day! :-) Just like many other Asian countries, Vietnam follows the Lunar calendar, therefore Vietnamese people all over the world are celebrating the New Year at this moment.