Monday, June 25, 2007

The Tree Of Life

I read with interest Mr Mahmoods blog regarding the Tree Of Life.
I was there with a couple of friends one friday afternoon in early march this year.
It is really amazing to see Gods creation in the middle of the desert, a mighty tree standing proud, alone and to be the pride of every Bahraini.
The breathtaking scenery around it is so mesmerizing and you could just sit and stare at the world around us.

That cool and windy afternoon, we were there with quite a number of visitors which looked like expats who are/were employed in Bahrain, having the friday afternoon off and perhaps some tourists.
What catches my attention was, how these people who were over excited to take pictures, they even climbed up the trees, sit on the branches without a care nor respect to the property.
I wanted to snap some shots of the tree alone in its majestic splendour, but I didnt have the opportunity since the crowd were always there.

One thing I do agree and hope is for the authority to take charge of the matter and exercise some kind of rules to preserve the tree and keep the surrounding areas clean.
Bahrain should be proud of its natural heritage and every care should be taken to preserve what it has.

Long live the Tree Of Life .......

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

The Yaya sisters ... part 2

Guess I am getting old and all my bones are cracking..! I am just trying to find comfort, if there is anyone else out there who is also having a backache.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

The YaYa Sisters

Does any of the lines sounds familiar ? Love knows no boundaries or love is blind ? Or people in love are blinded ?

Friday, June 15, 2007

Deer oh Deer .......

Last night we were sitting on the verandah when my sister noticed a couple of what looks like calfs grazing along the fence of our neighbour across the road. Then we saw a couple of cars and motorbikes, flash lights people running around and we got suspicious. We called the neighbour to inform them.
When she looked outside she saw two men crawling near her compound and she was very scared and called the police. By then my sister and nephew were already on the way to their house. And we were waiting and watching anxiously at home. The police car arrived almost immediately and making things look exciting. After sometime the police left, no arrest..and we were wondering what was happening... !
Then when my sister and nephew came back... we learnt the whole story. A guy in our neighbourhood was rearing a deers... and few of them escaped the night before. I guess they have become big and were able to jump over the fence and ran away. In the name of freedom ...!
And this afternoon, we saw the deer wondering about aimlessly, and disappeared again in the bushes. In the evening we saw the again, running down in the same area. Poor fellas, couldnt find their way home.
Their freedom might be shorlived. For tonight the hunters are waiting for them, if the police came first they will use tranquiliser gun. But if the hunters saw them first before the police could get there, it might be a hunting spree.
I pray that the police will catch the deer, they look so lovely and it would really be a pity if they ended up on someones dinner table.

Thats the excitement of staying in a village...

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

God answers .......

God always answers our prayers
But sometimes the answer is ...NO...!

We often pray and asked from God. Sometimes our prayers are answered and we get what we wanted.
There have been many times when we prayed... but nothing happened.
Different school of thoughts have given few different ideas.

- It takes time for our prayers to be answered and that we have to continue praying. We should not give up, instead we have to pray harder.

- A lot of times we expect our prayers to be answered with what we thought is what we want. But God the Almighty knows best. He gives you what is best for you.

- You may not get what you prayed for... but you get something better.

- There are times too when you are burdened with one problem on top of another and another. God is testing you ! He will not let you face any problems if you cannot handle it. By solving the problems, it makes you a better and stronger person.

Sometimes I do wonder... all of my unanswered prayers...
- Actually the answer is ... NO ...

Not everything is answered by the word "YES"

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Three Things

Three things in life that, once gone, never come back -
1. Time
2. Words
3. Opportunity

Time... they said waits for no one. All the yesterdays were things of the past and if we didnt make full use of it, the time is lost and gone forever. I often thought of the days gone by that I had wasted, and that I should have done better or I should have made different decisions in life.I can only make it up in my tomorrows.

Words... that have been said, it is either music to the ears or it could hurt someone's feelings. There had been occassions when I regretted saying something that should not have been said. Worst still if it is being misinterpreted.

Opportunity does not come too often, if we missed one, there might be another but you are leaving it to chance. We should always grab the opportunities that comes our way, but without being greedy.

Three things in life that can destroy a person -
1. Anger
2. Pride
3. Unforgiveness

Anger... People say..anger is dont lose it. Anger will only add more stress to your life.

Pride... We all should have pride,but to a certain extent. We should not let pride get in the way of things.

Unforgiveness... Although it is easy to say that we need to forgive but its not so easy to do. We need to forgive, so that we can have some peace of mind and not let it consume our thoughts.

Three things in life that you should never lose-
1. Hope
2. Peace
3. Honesty

Hope... is what keeps us going. By having hope, we are hanging on to life.

Peace... within ourselves. the best policy. It is better to be honest and dont have to worry when we had told a lie.

Three things in life that are most valuable -
1. Love
2. Family & Friends
3. Kindness

Love... makes the world a wonderful place to be.

Family and friends...makes us feel less alone and appreciated. for all mankind.

Three things in life that are never certain -
1. Fortune
2. Success
3. Dreams

Fortune... is a gift from God.It could just come out of the blue! a gift from God. We all tried our best to succeed. But sometimes luck is not on our side.

Dreams...We often start something by first dreaming about it.Dreams may come true or it may just remains as dreams. No harm in dreaming.

Three things that make a person -
1. Commitment
2. Sincerity
3. Hard work

Commitment...One should be commited to whatever one undertakes, especially in any relationship or any task that we undertake. a virtue. No one appreciates someone who is not sincere.

Hard work...always paid off.