Posted at 6:28 am , on September 1, 2009
(This photo always reminds me of Christmas)
… Christmas is in the air.
Not here, but in the Philippines. The first Christmas song that I heard this morning was Joy To World from a Philippine TV program.
Christmas is my most favorite season, that several years ago when I was too sad I told someone (you know who you are), “Wala na akong Pasko. Huhuhu.” Lol. I’m afraid that I’d say that again.
Some of you may already know that something came up that I HAD TO cancel my trip to Manila this December. I’ve already made the necessary requests for refund and cancellation of other arrangements. It’s slowly sinking on me that I’ll have my first ever eves of Christmas and New Year really away from home.
Posted at 6:53 am , on August 26, 2009
Spotted at the Indian sweets section of Lulu Hypermarket in Abu Dhabi.
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Posted at 7:19 am , on August 10, 2009
(The tattoo extends to her arms almost reaching shoulders. I forgot to take a photo of her palm, more intricate artwork there.)
While I/we admired my first henna tattoo last June, I was in awe when a colleague showed hers. They held the traditional henna party few days before her sibling’s wedding (like a bridal shower). The activity itself gives an opportunity for women of both families to bond. Some popular beliefs related to (wedding) henna party:
(a) A dark henna stain is said to be a sign of strong love
(b) The stain on the body for the next few weeks is a constant reminder of the special events surrounding the wedding day
(c) New brides are traditionally excused from housework until their henna patterns fade away