Friday, November 14, 2008

Shades of Inspiration

Blessing for Better Days

When we keep an open mind, new opportunities open up. Sometimes when things don't go our way, it may seem that the world is coming to an end or that situation is hopeless. However, one way is just that, one way. There are many ways to achieve the goal and multiple solutions for a given situation. In fact, when one door slams shut, we should be alert for a new direction and new opportunities. All in all, when one door closes, it can actually be a blessing for better days.


Tuesday, November 11, 2008


Today is your very special day
Seven years you make us proud in so many ways
You are special because you are an excellent child
With a mind of an adult so sharp and so brilliant.

You are full of life and playful
Enjoying your time with your fellow playmates
You lead them to enjoy those precious time
Running and playing like there's no end for the night.

You are so warm and so sweet
You never forget to say "good morning" to your mom
You hug her so tight because she is your only guide
When you grow up, give her the love she had rendered to your life.

You are so thoughtful you never forget to say hello
Whenever I call and talk to you
The loneliness in my heart seems to fade
You're my inspiration wherever I go.

Raven, you make our world so joyful
In the family you are so adorable
In times of despair you make us happy
Sharing your own wit and humor our day is very lucky.

I stand as your second father, my son
My only wish for you is to continue your good behavior
Keep your studies as your high priority
Always pray to God and go to church constantly.

Remember this my son, my dear loving son
I will always support you whatever your endeavor
As you grow up you will understand this life
A life that is precious, full of colors, and very bright.

(This poem is dedicated to my loving son, Raven on his 7th birthday last September 26. Although the piece is supposed to be published last September at the time of his birthday, it is only now that I finally completed the poem. Nevertheless, its worth waiting for, and the poem is an inspiration for me).

Saturday, November 08, 2008

The Start of the Cold Weather

The cold season in Saudi Arabia had just started on the first day of November. It is really enjoyable to take a walk at night and in the early hours of the morning while the untiring blow of the wind kisses my face and my skin. It's time to unwind to have a brisk walk after work along the Corniche. Last November 06, my friend Tony and I enjoyed the long walk at the Corniche area at Al-Khobar. Here are some snapshots I took during our journey.

"Soon shall the morning gild
The dark horizon rim,
Thy heart's desire shall be fullfilled
Wait patiently for Him."

Myself taking time to relax.
This white bird caught my attention.
Saudi's taking a relaxing walk & conversation.
The tree of "Dates"
My friend Tony, having a grand time posing
behind the baywalk.

Waiting for our Kudu chicken lunch meal
order at Giant Store.