Archive | September, 2011

Sunset

30 Sep

This is my favourite photo ever!  I took the photo thinking, “Oh wow!  That looks really pretty!”  But I didn’t realise how well it would translate into the photograph.

 

Harwich, April 2010

 

 

 

Quotable Grace Hopper

29 Sep

Now this is a quote for the workplace!

 

“Leadership is a two-way street, loyalty up and loyalty down.
Respect for one’s superiors; care for one’s crew. ”
~Grace Hopper

 

 

 

Rosh Hashanah

28 Sep

 

Shana Tova!Shana Tova to my dearest Abba and everyone celebrating the Jewish New Year!

Quotable Audrey Hepburn

28 Sep

Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast At Tiffany's

“Remember, if you ever need a helping hand,
it’s at the end of your arm.  
As you get older, remember you have another hand:
The first is to help yourself,
the second is to help others.”
~Audrey Hepburn

I’m a tiny bit obsessed about everything about hands these days (probably understandable).  I thought I’d share this Audrey Hepburn quote.  I think we all need to remember that extending a helping hand is always important.  You never know how big an impact you’re going to make on someone else’s life!

It saddens me that the old values of helping others, putting others first, think before you speak, following The Golden Rule don’t seem to have much room in modern lives.  It’s all very me, me, me these days.

Hmmmm!  I’m going to start working now.  I feel that Wednesday’s going to be challenging as I am already feeling morose and slightly deflated before 9AM!

Monsoon season in Manila

27 Sep

I am here at work, sitting in a sun-filled office as Typhoon Pedring batters my country.   I’m hoping that as I type this, the winds have died down and the water has stopped coming down from the heavens.

While the Philippines is a monsoon country with around 19 typhoons entering its area of responsibility a year (with about 6-9 making landfall), I don’t think anyone can really prepare for a typhoon.  You can plan to expect things, but as always, Mother Nature will always keep us guessing.

And, as always, I find myself constantly whispering prayers for my loved ones’ and my countrymen’s safety.

Roxas Boulevard, Manila during Pedring's Offensive by Susan Enriquez

 

Photo credits:

Roxas Boulevard by Susan Enriquez

My mantra!

26 Sep

Keep Calm and Keep The Splints On

 

I think I need to remember this.  No matter how uncomfortable it gets, the splints need to stay on!

Book du jour

25 Sep

Sorry all for the lack of original blog posts.  Am keeping typing at a minimum whilst my hands are in splints (7 weeks and counting!).

So I am preoccupying myself with other pursuits…like reading!

I’m starting this book this week!  At least, that’s the plan!

The Borgias by Christopher Hibbert