Solitude

For me, solitude is almost as essential as food or water. I need it to clear my head, find my inner calm – it is like breathing. Lately, I find it at the gym. I am usually the first customer there, and the whole room is mine. No other sounds, no music, no one… Thinking about solitude made me go back to the time I … Continue reading Solitude

Bliss

I have experienced moments of bliss a few times in my life during long training runs, mostly in the wee hours of the morning running in the park, in perfect crisp and weightless spring weather.  It was a feeling of being completely one with the universe – at that moment I was the universe,  the universe was me, and time did not exist.  Some call … Continue reading Bliss

7-Day Nature Photo Challenge ~ Day 6

I was nominated by a fellow blogger, Quingdom, for a 7-Day Nature Photo Challenge, and I have been posting nature photos from my own stock of photos for a few days. Torch ginger is native to South East Asia, and I have first seen it in the Ginger Garden at Singapore Botanic Gardens. First of all, I would have never thought that gingers would have … Continue reading 7-Day Nature Photo Challenge ~ Day 6

7-Day Nature Photo Challenge ~ Day 3

Today’s photo is the garden of the Laura plantation in New Orleans, in the U.S. These oak trees were so beautiful and magnificent. That morning, the only noise I heard there was the birds chirping, it was so serene and quiet.  After taking a moment to digest what I had seen at the plantation,  I sat in stillness,  listened to silence and enjoyed the grandeur … Continue reading 7-Day Nature Photo Challenge ~ Day 3

7-Day Nature Photo Challenge ~ Day 2

I was nominated by a fellow blogger, Quingdom, for a 7-Day Nature Photo Challenge, and I will be posting nature photos from my own stock of photos in the next few days. Today’s photo is a precious one for me. I captured this moment in Langkawi, Malaysia during a mangrove river boat tour. The innocence and sweetness of this baby long-tailed Macaque melts my heart … Continue reading 7-Day Nature Photo Challenge ~ Day 2

7-Day Nature Photo Challenge ~ Day 1

I was nominated by a fellow blogger, Quingdom, for a 7-Day Nature Photo Challenge. Albeit late, I am excited to accept the challenge. Even though I am not a skilled photographer like he is, this will be fun. I have taken so many photos throughout the years, and I will select from them for the challenge. Today’s photo: Flamingos I took this photo in Salar … Continue reading 7-Day Nature Photo Challenge ~ Day 1