Monday, December 22, 2014

Light of one's life

Not all couples are blessed with a child. Some parents adopt kids for them to be fruitful in terms of parenthood. This is another article of mine and the experienced I felt capturing the moment of these kids.
I am so thankful with my guests, despite the warm weather, they still managed to smile, laugh and crack jokes during the session.

This poem I originally created and photos taken from different Island Resort in Maldives.

The feeling of satisfaction when I carry you
The sound of your laughter melts my heart.
I remember the time, you came into my world,
Mixed emotion filled every corner of the room.

 Feeling proud of myself,
The essence of being a woman.
The pain I've been through, disappeared!
Upon hearing your very first cry.

 Tears running down my cheek,
As you lay down on my chest.
A promise that binds us together, my child.
I hold you tight through ups and downs.

Soon these arms will be old and tired,
And no longer be with you, when my time comes.
Don't forget the arms that molded you,
of what you are now.
This is only my legacy, which you will be reminded of me.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

My Points of View: Living in Paradise, Living a Dream

My Points of View: Living in Paradise, Living a Dream: Crystal clear, vast area of bodies of water, rich in colorful coral reefs and sea creatures. Mixed nationalities come to visit Maldives ...

Living in Paradise, Living a Dream

Crystal clear, vast area of bodies of water, rich in colorful coral reefs and sea creatures. Mixed nationalities come to visit Maldives for their holiday trip.
Experience diving in a deep blue water, chanting with the family of Whales, taking a glimpse of the dolphins, having an eye to eye contact with the turtles, and indulging with other water sports activities.

Almost 14 months working in different Island Resorts in Maldives, is like living in a paradise. Away from noise and air pollution, staying in a calm cozy place will really make you relax and forget all your problems.

Embracing the breeze, touching the pristine white sand, walking near the shore, and the wind blowing my hair, is like a scene in the movie.

I was high school, when I came to know about Maldives, studying map of Asia and geographic location of the different countries. I was amazed about the picture displayed on a magazine telling a short caption about Maldives and other top tourist's destination in the world.

Maldives is one of the places I want to visit. Since I started schooling, I really want to travel and mingle with other people. My Mom usually says, I am like a reporter. I think, this is my natural way of reaching out to other people. Once I pop a question, the conversation follows. I am learning from other people as well, no matter the age gap is.

Apparently, I am enjoying my stay here (sometimes I get bored). I spend my time productively indulging myself in other activities at the resort, and doing my own blog during my leisure time.

To be away from home, is really difficult to handle. No one will comfort you, especially when you were down, when you got sick, when everyone despises you, worst is when someone try to pull you down because of envy and crab mentality. People come and go. We may meet true friends and at the same time false one.

There is no perfect company to work with, that is how I picture it. The company will be a perfect place to be, if only there is teamwork, fair treatment among associates, give and take relationship between employee and employer.

I do believe that employee is the backbone of the company. What will be the role of the employer and the status of the company if all the staffs are not working well?

We all know how influence “Money” is. You can buy everything in the world, except happiness and good reputation.
I do value my work, because this is my bread and butter.

Despite all the negative things I experienced working in a company here in Maldives, I still see a light of positiveness.

Below are my landscape shots taken in different Island Resorts:
 Anantara Veli

Sunset facing water villas in Anantara Veli
Low Tide in Anantara Veli

Facing Angsana Ihuru

Sunset with the pelican, Angsana Velavaru

Angsana Velavaru

Sunset facing the lagoon villas, Jumeirah Vittaveli

Fascinated of the formation of clouds

Kayaking in Komandoo Island resort

half portion of the Kuredu Island Resort

Island hopping
water villas in Taj Exotica

Arrival Jetty in Taj Exotica

In-Ocean Villa of Angsana Velavaru

Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru

Paradise Resort
Water Villas in Anantara Dhigu

Velassaru Resort

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Letting Go

Time to say goodbye,
Vanish this bizarre feeling,
Accepting my defeat
Ready to accept the real thing.

I am ready to conquer my fate,
My journey for the next race.
Enough of  this illusion,
Shaking my head, stop this imagination.

Tired of believing the unreal circumstances,
Taking the risk, hardly to achieve.
As I look up unto the sky,
Rainbow appears at the northeast side.

Having peace of mind,
Out from stressful life.
Thankful for this awakening,
Replenishing a weary soul.

Photographs by: "Yours truly"
Text originally created by me.
Location: Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru, Angsana Ihuru-Maldives

Love and Happiness

Loving your own family

1. Happy families...know who they are.

When your family agrees on its core values — and consistently lives by those standards — you'll build a stronger family identity and reduce conflict.
Holiday Trip in Maldives. Family from Spain

2. Happy families...lean on others.

3. Happy families...bounce back.

Truly happy families have the resiliency to face life's challenges and stay strong. 

4. Happy families...breathe.

Families do better when they have plenty of laid-back time together.  the best way to build happy family connections is simply to enjoy one another spontaneously.


You can make your life happier. It is a matter of choice. It is your attitude that makes you feel happy or unhappy. Recently, I was on vacation, a bonding moment with my loved-ones and friends. 
I can't explain the feeling of coming back home after 3 years away from home (due to work). 

We meet various situations every day, and some of them may not contribute to happiness. However, we can choose to keep thinking about the unhappy events, and we can choose to refuse to think about them, and instead, think about and relish the happy moments.
All of us go through various situations and circumstances, but we do not have to let them influence our reactions and feelings.
If we let outer events influence our moods, we become their slaves. We lose our freedom. We let our happiness be determined by outer forces. On the other hand, we can free ourselves from outer influences. We can choose to be happy, and we can do a lot to add happiness to our lives.
Life has ups and downs.  There are frustrations, embarrassment, grievances, and grudges. On the contrary, when positive vibes envelope us, there is satisfaction, joy, contentment  and peace of mind.
As human beings, we are sensitive when it comes to loved-ones and friends. We become over-protective. 

Below are photos taken in Maldives
My guests from France, Russia, China, Japan, India, and Spain.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Finding a Perfect Match (part 3)

What is a healthy relationship?
A healthy relationship is when two people develop a connection based on:
- Mutual respect
-  Trust
- Honesty
-  Support
-  Fairness/equality
-  Separate identities
-  Good communication
-  A sense of playfulness/fondness
Source: UW Seattle

Life as a single person offers many rewards, including learning how to build a healthy relationship with yourself. However, if you’re ready to share your life with someone and want to build a lasting, worthwhile relationship, life as a single person can also be very frustrating.
Finding the right romantic partner is often a difficult journey, for several reasons. Perhaps you grew up in a household where there was no role model of a solid, healthy relationship and you doubt that such a thing even exists. Or maybe your dating history consists only of short, abrupt relationships where you or your partner gets bored too soon, and you don't know how to make a relationship last. You could be attracted to the wrong type of person or making the same bad choices, due to an unresolved issue from your past. It's also possible you're not putting yourself in the best environments to meet the right person, or that when you do, you don't feel confident enough to approach someone. There is fear in your heart. Then eventually, instead of opening your doors for a new relationship you deprive yourself to be loved by other opposite sex. On the other hand, having a new short-term relationship after break-up is just only a sweet revenge from your past failed relationship. The worst thing is, if you are using someone else as a rebound or just to feed your fantasies. 

This is another article of mine I want to share.  The experience I felt with these  lovely couples from China.
It was on August 16, at the arrival jetty when Mr. Peng and Ms. Rui (honeymooners)visit Jumeirah Vittaveli. Plastering their biggest smile ever with high spirit as they make a pose in front of the camera.
The following day, we did a 45-minute photo shoot around the island. Full of laughter and action as we go along with the shoot.
Despite warm weather and heat of the sun, they still manage to smile and show off their genuine expressions which make  the capture more realistic.
As we go along, Ms. Peng (Florence), shared their love story.  They are very kind, humble and funny couple.

I am very grateful, that I am part of their memorable experience during their  vacation here in Maldives.
Below are the pictures taken in Jumeirah Vittaveli

Blessed couples (Mr. Wen Peng & Ms. Liu Rui)

Wedding on Aug. 30, 2014 in Chi Feng City, Nei MengGu Province, China

A promise that will last forever.