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The small things in life in a few paragraphs and snapshots

Dusk at Stanley Bay

Hello.

How are you doing? I hope all is well with you and you have had a great couple of weeks. I missed last week’s note as I had quite a number of things to do and complete before this Monday. My world is still sort of upside down, but the thing about life is…as Robert Frost said: It goes on. So, I am (learning and) trying to make the most of the circumstances and carry on. And at times like these, I truly appreciate being blessed with great friends and family.

On another note, I got several emails who asked to see me in a photo. Well, you can say I am a bit shy and never confident being photographed. I prefer to be the eye behind the camera most of the time. But, I’m gonna try it. I managed to do one self-portrait, which is decent. So, I’m gonna do this magazine column style. So, you see my photo in thumbnail size at the top of the email before the photo story. Fair enough, right? 🙂

So. This week’s photo is one of my favorite place and view in Hong Kong: Stanley Bay. I just so love this sunset view…It’s mind soothing to me.

Alright, so, enjoy your weekend. I hope it’s a great one and you get to spend time with your beloved.

Dusk at Stanley Bay

Cheers,
Grace

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Love

Weekly Photo Challenge: Love

 

A Father’s Prayer

Build me a son, O Lord, who will be strong enough to know when he is weak, and brave enough to face himself when he is afraid; one who will be proud and unbending in honest defeat, and humble and gentle in victory.

Build me a son whose wishbone will not be where his backbone should be; a son who will know Thee and that to know himself is the foundation stone of knowledge.

Lead him, I pray, not in the path of ease and comfort, but under the stress and spur of difficulties and challenge. Here let him learn to stand up in the storm; here let him learn compassion for those who fail.

Build me a son whose heart will be clean, whose goal will be high; a son who will master himself before he seeks to master other men; one who will learn to laugh, yet never forget how to weep; one who will reach into the future, yet never forget the past.

And after all these things are his, add, I pray, enough of a sense of humor, so that he may always be serious, yet never take himself too seriously. Give him humility, so that he may always remember the simplicity of greatness, the open mind of true wisdom, the meekness of true strength.

Then I, his father, will dare to whisper, “I have not lived in vain.”

— General Douglas MacArthur

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Hong Kong Series Finale: Colors

Happy Friday 🙂

How are you doing? I hope you have had a great week and are expecting a great weekend. We are having almost a continuous downpour here in Jakarta and many parts of the city are flooded. I am fortunate to live in a flood free area, although my main route to work is now temporarily shut. But, there is a backup route. So, all is fine.

So, this will be the last installment of the Hong Kong series. The first day I hit the streets there, I got lucky as the sun shone and the colors came out. It was a beautiful day indeed. I am sharing some of them with you. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

Have a lovely weekend!

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Cheers,
Grace

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