A visual log of my nine day pilgrimage to Haifa, and Akko, Israel. Finally got round to publishing the photos I took during my magical visit to the most holy city for Baha’is all over the world which I took last year in December. Needless to say, it was not only spiritually uplifting but a delight for the senses. The stunning shrines set in the perfectly manicured Baha’i gardens were visually stunning and in the evenings I got to know other pilgrims and made some new friends. I highly recommend anyone curious about the Baha’i Faith to visit the Holy Land to sense the beauty of the gardens and feel the love of God and the feeling of unity everyone experiences here.
I’ve never been any good at keeping diaries. Even though I have a decent amount of free time my mind turns blank as soon as I hit the write a new post button. My hands curve in mid air expectantly over the keyboard as I try to force a flurry of coherent sentences into reality in order to share my thoughts…
Since moving to Cambridge, UK early September last year to begin studying a second bachelor degree, this time moving on after finishing law school in Hong Kong to pursue graphic design I have encountered some wonderful people who have become my friends. Sure, the weather here may not be ideal but it isn’t as terrible as my family makes it out to be. It suits me fine.
The nature here is pristine. Although manicured and orderly it is beautiful. The hyacinths and daffodils I planted with my grandfather while he was visiting in November last year are now blooming and giving off their fragrance. We also have a fantastic herb garden which I’m looking forward to adding to – vegetables and more flowers hopefully if the weather permits.
To end this post I feel like sharing this TED Talk, which I feel is a great way to sum up how I feel about moving to the UK from Hong Kong/Macau especially in terms of the beauty of the landscapes here and the people who I am connecting with on a daily basis.
I hope you find the talk inspiring and appreciate it’s lessons, because tomorrow is not a given and each day is a gift we should cherish. I will also be sharing photos of my life here in another post.
Since it is now December and the festive cheer is spreading, I wanted to wish you dear readers, a very Merry Christmas! Stay warm and I hope you will chuckle while reading my favourite poem about winter by Valerie Bloom. Her descriptive writing is full of imagery, onomatopoeia, and has a certain comical character that makes it so fun to read as part of performance poetry. I’m sure you’ll agree! I believer her poem is based on Thomas Hood’s poem about the month of November.
Thought I’d share some of my favorite poems with you (not by me) as part of my regular literary posts on this blog. These are from books at home.
I always giggle reading this poem. My best friend told me about this one and I’ve loved it ever since. This is a tongue twister I love repeating as fast as I can under my breath, and it never fails to make me laugh
Who can watch My Fair Lady and not remember the scene with the tongue twisters?!Last but not least, a Saturday Night Live episode featuring “the weird European neighbours,Nuni and Nuni” remind me of this twister because it sounded so similar to the unpronounceable names of the characters in that hilarious be memorable comedy sketch.