I like celebrating milestones. Marking the passage of time is something I do even when I don't really need to. Augustine's musings on time are more eloquent than mine, so I won't indulge myself on the subject any longer. However, this week (or last week rather since today is Sunday) marks my ten-year anniversary of … Continue reading 10-Year Anniversary: Reflections on Weight and Faith
I haven't blogged in a while. I wanted to last week, but I didn't have the heart to write about what's been on my mind. As a blogger, I realize I look at the world, not necessarily differently than others, but definitely with a focus. "Is this moment bloggable?" I will often think, as others … Continue reading On ambiguous blogging.
My home country celebrated its "independence" on Monday and my naturalized country celebrated its independence yesterday. I heard fireworks - thankfully for not too long, as they were later drowned out by the humming of the ceiling fan and the overwhelming power of drowsiness - but I did not see any. Thankfully again, neither I … Continue reading A week of independence
One of the things that really crystallized for me in terms of personal development happened during those painful final ten days of Ramadan. Perhaps I needed to go through that pain in order to get to that self-realization. I believe everything in life is a lesson. I don't believe in chance. I do believe that … Continue reading It all starts with a single step…
At first I was not sure if I would even be in a state to write this post. In the beginning, I really wished this didn't happen and that I could partake in the full blessings of this month at this time. But I realize not being able to do so is also a test … Continue reading Day 14 of Ramadan