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The first lie I told

I was only in first grade and my mom had enrolled me in an after school English tutoring center.  You may have guessed it from reading my posts but English is not my first language.  My mom, eager to give me the best education possible, had inquired around and heard that this particular center was highly esteemed among parents.

The director of the center was a middle-aged woman who would always speak slowly and deliberately.  Never one to raise her voice, she always appeared calm and composed.  She would walk slowly too in her loose top and wide legged pants,  making meaning of each step, as if radiating the aura of a sage.  She was the recipient of the first memorable lie I ever told.Read More »

A tree, enchanted - image by My Li'l Place

A tree, enchanted

“We never look deeply into the quality of a tree; we never really touch it, feel its solidity, its rough bark, and hear the sound that is part of the tree. Not the sound of wind through the leaves, not the breeze of a morning that flutters the leaves, but its own sound, the sound of the trunk and the silent sound of the roots.”

~ Jiddu Krishnamurti

Today, I stumbled upon a tree, generous with its shade and a beauty to behold.  It beckoned imagination of mystical beings and wood fairies, of the likes of Oberon, Titania and Puck from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”.  How I rued not bringing my regular camera with me but the phone would have to do.

 

 

 

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Feeding misery

” Life is really simple but we insist on making it complicated.” ~ Confucius

Have you had a sleepless night before?  I had that kind of night a few months ago, where confusion, anger and sadness were all tangled and mangled into an unrecognizable jumble of helplessness that was me. Read More »

Liebster award

I am filled with gratitude that the amazing Ana from Mom with Chiari blog has nominated me for the Liebster award.  I am not quite sure if I am deserving of it but I am just going to have fun since she has kindly given me the chance to do so.  Check out her blog.  I promise she will amaze you with her love for life and her inspiring life.

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Pink rose by My Li'l Place

A rose

Subtle and elegant

In form and fragrant

This pale pink beauty

Captivates in tranquility

 

*Featured image by My Li’l Place

 

 

 

Day 3 – Three days, three quotes challenge

It’s the last quote and the third day of the challenge. Thanks to Ana at Mom Life with Chiari Blog for this wonderful opportunity.

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Day 2 – Three days, three quotes challenge

Here it is, the second quote for the second day of the challenge.  Thanks to Ana at Mom Life with Chiari Blog for the chance to do this.  Visit her blog if you haven’t done so.

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