People

An Unexpected Return

I was knocked off my chair last night. A friend from a former life emailed me after a good three years of complete radio silence.  I did a double take, read the email ten times to make sure I had not hallucinated it... and then replied to it.  This was one peculiar friendship... born in… Continue reading An Unexpected Return

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Musings, People

People Don’t Change

I heard recently that, in marriage, a man doesn't want his woman to change and the woman wants her man to change.  We often hear of unrealistic expectations, irreconcilable differences, unmet needs, lack of intimacy, infidelity as the most common reasons to divorce. Well,  if youth knew what the older generation only learned with time,… Continue reading People Don’t Change

People

Wallets Have No Friends

Seriously, I don't like politics, but since there is so much shaking and rattling on the political scene - which comprises human beings from all origins - it has its place here. As the title says so well, wallets have no friends. Allies are only allies when the alliance benefits them. When the purpose is… Continue reading Wallets Have No Friends

People

School is Out

There is nothing new about school being out at the end of June, but this year, this is a special one. My baby just finished school as she has known it all her life. In less than two months, she will be moving to adult learning. The learning process is different from regular school and… Continue reading School is Out

People

Infectuous Disease – The Desire to Butt in

For some reason I cannot pin down, I find myself commenting, contributing to conversations, bringing up my knowledge on the topic, or asking a mind-opening question. Why in the world do I butt in when I am not required to - why is it now important for me to say what I think? I have… Continue reading Infectuous Disease – The Desire to Butt in

People

Precious Births

Today, the third child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, a son, was born. Also today, one of my favourite actors, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, welcomed his third bundle of sweetness, Tiana Gia Johnson. Two children who will be raised in families that do not lack financially, two husbands and wives who, by all… Continue reading Precious Births

Observation, People, Special

Update: How to Ask a Man for Flowers

As expected, I got nothing. Had he been a quick thinker, he could have emailed me an image of flowers (either of a one-flower and greens bouquet or a monster-size bouquet), gotten a smile or a laugh out of me and made my day brighter. That's fine. Getting something was not the purpose of the… Continue reading Update: How to Ask a Man for Flowers

Freedom, Musings, People

What Does It Take?

Calculated risks represents the only risks I take. Of course, there have been decisions taken that left me wondering whether or not I had any good sense left, but beside these occasions, I move when the risk is minimal. Different people have different levels of tolerance when it comes to risk. Some do not mind… Continue reading What Does It Take?

People

Romanticism is not Dead

I attended a show given by a world-renown violinist (a prodigy, really) in a small theatre. Toward the end of the show, she surprised us all saying she had received a special request. It turned out the request was from a young man who wanted to propose a betrothal to his girlfriend. They were seated… Continue reading Romanticism is not Dead