Friday, January 27, 2012

In the depths of winter I finally learned there was in me an invincible summer

I have what some might call fear and loathing for the dead silence and stark loneliness that can only come with winter. Whenever I'm back home, it always coincides with the freezing wind that feels like a cutting knife against your skin, the icy slippery ground and the endless rain followed by the uninvited snow storm. Even thou this year the gray winter hasn't reared its ugly head yet, I still suffer the blues over it. So, to compensate for being stuck in this weather for a little while longer (other than staring out the window and waiting for spring), I reminiscent over my travel pictures where the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing and the grass is green, to remind myself this winter will pass, if only with a bit more perseverance. Anyway, enough of my rant, here are some of my favorites moments this past year:

100 years old church @ Manitoulin Island - Wikwemikong 
(The tour guide explained to us even though they are Catholic, they do not believe in Trinity, rather that Jesus as a prophet and God as one entity.)

Sunday, January 8, 2012

One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things

I live by such motto since everything we do in life is part and parcel of our personal journey on earth. By the way, happy new year to everyone, hopefully this year will be a blessing and an opportunity to achieve all we want and envision for our life. One of my new year goal is to cover more of Africa, visit more countries in the continent and explore the diverse, rich, historical and just fascinating birth place of my parents. One of the exotic spots I plan to vacation in is Mauritius, the beautiful island nation off the southeast coast of the African continent. Here are some amazing pictures from L'ilot Mauritius, found on the lagoon of the North-East coast of Mauritius.