Thursday, June 9, 2016

Challenge of a Long Distance Relationship

More and more young couples are struggling with launching two separate careers at the same time that they are launching a relationship. Frequently, couples in this situation quote “absence makes the heart grow fonder” as a way of reassuring themselves and each other that their love will sustain them over the difficulties of distance and time.

Couples in a long distance relationship face: Communication problems, Psychological and Relationship problems.
1. Communication Problems- communication is the important ingredient in all relationships.
  - When couple lives in different country and time zone.
 - Discrepancy over mode of communication
 - Difference in "primary love languages
 -Dependence on technology

2. Relationship Problems
 - Possibility of growing apart
 -  The challenge of dependence
 -Lack of physical interaction
 -Absence of tangible support
 -Issues blown out of proportion

3. Psychological Problem

What can a couple do to preserve their love and relationship over the miles?
1.Both members of the couple are committed to the commitment.
2.Both members keep their partners visible to the people around them, as well as to themselves.
3.The arrangement meets the needs of both people.
4. The arrangement is within each partner's physical "intimacy zone".
5. Both people are focused on their careers when they are working and on each other when they are together. 
6. They consider carefully whether they have what it takes to add a "third career" (child-rearing) to the mix.

Prayer is a strong weapon to a weakening relationship. Put God as a center of your relationship plus patience, trust, endurance, a strong sense of commitment, and healthy communication between couple is key to tackle the problems and challenges of a long distance relationship.

Photos taken in Maldives
sources from Authors: Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker and Sejal Parikh

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Touch Life

As I walk through this path, I ask myself if I am going to approach them and would ask "what keeps you looking forward in life?"  But then, I just shut my mouth and silently observe them.

As I went back home, I search again my favorite inspirational article from ""
I would like to share on my personal blog the said article.

Why we should look forward to more of each day? "Looking forward to even the smallest parts of your day can't only make the day more enjoyable, but can also improve your outlook on life, help you appreciate the things you have, keep you from getting stressed out, and help you have better relationships."

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Rising Dubai

After two years, I'm back in Dubai again. Site-seeing with these high-rising infrastructures and on-going construction of new buildings.

The 158th General Assembly of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) in Paris has officially confirmed Dubai as the Host City of the next World Exposition in 2020.

Photos taken near Burj Khalifa, different Metro Stations

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

UAE celebrates 44th National Day

It is  my second time to work again in Dubai as United Arab Emirates celebrates its 44th National Day on December 2, 2015.
The celebration won't be completed without a grand parade.

                               November 28, 2015, Grand Parade                                          


                                                        UAE National Day Song

Hundreds of UAE flag scattered everywhere as the country commemorates the unification of the seven emirates (Abu Dhabi,  Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaima, Sharjah and Umm al-Quwain) and the founding of the country in 1971 under Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the first president.

Below are photos taken in different location in Dubai:

Monday, November 16, 2015

The Illusion of Light

Practicing photography: Blurring subject and playing with exposure. Taken in Kidzania-Dubai Mall