BECAUSE … (A Haibun)

“Vanity of vanity. All is vanity,” so says the prophet Qohelet in the Book of Ecclesiastes about  life. It does seem like life is all about chasing the wind. There are days when, saddled with the routine of everyday, I find myself engrossed in an internal conversation about existence. How do I reconcile the repetitiveContinue reading “BECAUSE … (A Haibun)”


My day begins and ends attending to my baby.  In between, I am busy taking care of the needs of a rather large family of seven:  feeding, schooling, refereeing four bickering boys, and meeting their demands.   There are dishes to clean, clothes to wash and fold, a house to straighten up.  On a goodContinue reading “JUST AN ORDINARY LIFE”

MUMS AND DAFFODILS (for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Close-Ups)

Spring brought back my enthusiasm to take photographs.  The bursting colors ache to be captured for posterity.  They are good reminders that the dreary white of winter do not last even when it seems to grab  every nook and cranny of my world  and last forever. I remember asking myself if all the snow weContinue reading “MUMS AND DAFFODILS (for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Close-Ups)”


Morning is beautiful not for the sun lighting up the grey sky nor for the dew glittering like diamonds on gossamer gowns It is beautiful not for the songs that break the silence of the night accompanied by the beats of wings raring to take flight No. Even when there are no such delights MorningContinue reading “MORNING IS BEAUTIFUL”

MORNING DEW (for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge)

The Angels tossed kisses on the grass last night while the moon bathed the ground with its silvery light and while the world was asleep God gathered them all and strung them into gems to wrap His gift of a new dawn. The other night, our family camped in my in-laws backyard.  The sun floodingContinue reading “MORNING DEW (for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge)”


Open palms reveal the lines as on a leaf, mirroring hands fate and fortune connect veins of flowing blood mingling lives No one is an island. ~~~~ The words, too, are a zig-zag, put together on the fly, going this way and that and ultimately, somewhere. I hope. Thank you for coming by.  🙂 WPC: Continue reading “WPC: ZIGZAG”


Are you tired of your usual drinking straw? or just plain out of some?   I have the perfect suggestion for you!  It is economical.  Environmental friendly.  And Safe (as far as I know).   My husband said that he used to use Dandelion stalks as drinking straw when he was a young boy.  OfContinue reading “WPC: TWIST”