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

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Daily grievance and fun

How to Ask a Man for Flowers

My birthday is coming up in a few days and I figured I would have a little bit of fun today. An acquaintance asked me to format a document today, which I did. When all was said and done, he said to me on the phone, "Send me your bill." I raised an eyebrow and… Continue reading How to Ask a Man for Flowers

Musings

On Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is virtually impossible to miss. The colours red and white saturate shops and retailers since January 7th or so … and by Friday, all hearts and balloons will have been replaced with bunnies and eggs! Two consecutive holidays which rely on chocolate sales. Aligning by their themes (love and life/couple and family), these… Continue reading On Valentine’s Day

Observation

Family, Familiarity

I have two younger siblings (much younger) and I am saddened to see how we reproduce patterns throughout our lives. Some people are built to be in successful relationships whereas some people just aren't. It takes a certain amount of selflessness to accept that the necessary give-and-take in marriage is extended to a lifetime basis… Continue reading Family, Familiarity

Musings, Observation, People

Father’s Day

Today is Father's Day... And I have had no one to wish it to for close to 20 years. I am wondering if men today know the meaning of fatherhood. What kind of examples do the youth have? They see their parents struggling to give them a comfortable living... at the expense of quality living.… Continue reading Father’s Day

Observation

Nothing Easy About Love

I read a thread of discussion on a teaching about loving our enemies today. Wouldn’t you know? In no times the words enemies, violence, protection of the innocents, retaliation, and Islam showed up. It turned to politics. Love is such an uncomfortable word we have to deflect it as soon as we can. So few… Continue reading Nothing Easy About Love