Dear Sayang,

I’m missing you and the frequent trips made down to Aachen. You were struggling and I was sore afraid. Exactly 9 months you have left me..

Love is Happiness which doesn’t come from money or fame or power. Happiness comes from good friends and family, and from the quiet nobility of leading a good life.

Baby thanks for reminding me to be happy, because I deserve to be. And you made me believe that…

PS : You were such a gift that I once thought I could have never deserved to have someone like you.You were such a beautiful soul and we bonded mutually there and then. Thinking back, part of me was thankful that we didn’t go through the ecstasy of the courtship. Probably it was really meant to be in this way.


the hardest is when people you get to love leave.

the hardest is not falling in love or be loved but to love and be loved

“yesterday was good and today is fine but tomorrow will be better”.

i miss you sayang…


So, this is it!

I’m THE blessed just-turned-twenty-two girl now.

I’m as excited as an exceedingly excited person, who’s got a special reason to be excited.

So, this is it!

I just rewarded myself the most AWESOMEST thing I’ve ever rewarded myself.

I’ve waited for this very moment to take place 2 months ago.

It’s happening. And it’s unbelievable I tell you.

Life is wonderful isn’t it?

“If you say so”.

“I’m not just saying so. I know so. And I DO so.”

How could I not love him?

Words falter without action.

I’m missing you sayang!

PS : I just found out recently that PS doesn’t mean PERSONAL SECRET for goodness sake. It’s POSTSCRIPT. 22 and wiser you are.


16 Decisions

  1. We shall follow and advance the four principles of Grameen Bank: Discipline, Unity, Courage and Hard work – in all walks of our lives.
  2. Prosperity we shall bring to our families.
  3. We shall not live in dilapidated houses. We shall repair our houses and work towards constructing new houses at the earliest.
  4. We shall grow vegetables all the year round. We shall eat plenty of them and sell the surplus.
  5. During the plantation seasons, we shall plant as many seedlings as possible.
  6. We shall plan to keep our families small. We shall minimize our expenditures. We shall look after our health.
  7. We shall educate our children and ensure that they can earn to pay for their education.
  8. We shall always keep our children and the environment clean.
  9. We shall build and use pit-latrines.
  10. We shall drink water from tubewells. If it is not available, we shall boil water or use alum.
  11. We shall not take any dowry at our sons’ weddings, neither shall we give any dowry at our daughter’s wedding. We shall keep our centre free from the curse of dowry. We shall not practice child marriage.
  12. We shall not inflict any injustice on anyone, neither shall we allow anyone to do so.
  13. We shall collectively undertake bigger investments for higher incomes.
  14. We shall always be ready to help each other. If anyone is in difficulty, we shall all help him or her.
  15. If we come to know of any breach of discipline in any centre, we shall all go there and help restore discipline.
  16. We shall take part in all social activities collectively.

Joga Bonito

Since I was a kid, I had this thing for Africa. My knowledge about the continent was limited just to the Sahara, Lions, Elephants and Giraffes which I saw from the television. Then, as I was a little older; I reckoned the poverty, the bloody AIDS cause by HIV, the crime and racial segregation. Over the years I came to know more and Nelson Mandela came into the picture. He was one of my childhood heroes together with Martin Luther King. Yes, once I used to have this ambition of being a politician.

My interest on this land seems to have grown even stronger ever since.

What makes me so fascinated about them lies entirely on the fact that we are completely different.

The whole culture and ethnicity amaze me in every way. The color and creed somehow reminds me that hey opposites does attract!

If there’s one thing that the world would unite and have in common, unquestionably I’d shout FOOTBALL aloud!

It’s a pity that in terms of sports our country hasn’t made a slight improvement or any achievement that we could be proud of. All our corrupted politicians have ever cared about is how dig the tax payers’ money for their own gain. National pride and joy? Oh, vanished long long ago.