How dare I say it? But it's true. I have had enough of jokes!
This statement might cause many people not to come back here, but I'm willing to take the risk for the sake of those young women and babies out there who live in poverty. No, friends, don't get me wrong. I like jokes. I really do. Actually, I almost like any humour. A good sense of humour is such an important life skill. It's just that I'm fed up to death with all those jokes and slick-y stuff from around the web.
This portrait of the young girl (photo above) is one of my favourite photos; it seems to convey more and also seems more powerful to me.While we were wandering around the shops of Playa Del Carmen we came across these beautiful women who were trying to sell their goods to us. "Hola, buy...buy, please?" She spoke clearly but in a low and hesitant voice; and that hesitant voice moved me to tears.
One of the reasons I really like these pictures is because I think they give the children being photographed dignity by showing them not as desperate children, but showing their beauty.
Playa del Carmen, Cancun, Mexico children playing cops holding a water gun.
Can I really understand the challenges faced by those women living out there under the curse of poverty and deprivation?
Can I really understand what it means to be poor?
Can I even feel the frustration, desperation and sense of injustice poor people feel when I am sitting behind a computer screen with a satisfied stomach and a University degree under my sleeve?
Can we put ourselves in that young girl's shoes? xx
P.S. All those wonderful economists haven't found a solution to our problems so far I'm afraid.; and that's for sure.
P.P.S. Hope you have a great weekend!
P.P.P.S. Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below. I'd love to hear your thoughts.
What an amazing project! This vertical structure will be placed in Cotonduba Island, Rio de Janeiro.
It will be both an observation Tower and a welcoming sign for the visitors arriving by air and by Sea at Rio de Janeiro where the Olympic Games 2016 will take place.
The Swiss architecture studio RAFAA, Architecture and Design, based in Zurich designed a self-sustainined tower which could become part of the 2016 Olympic Games.This project of the Swiss team of designers is entitled Solar City Tower and includes a plant that harnesses solar energy to generate electricity for the city
and Olympic Village.
Oh my goodness, it certainly looks amazing! I think it's something
Here are Lindsay's and Elias' wedding photos, as promised! I'm so excited to share them with you all. :)
Enjoy images I took of their fabulous wedding in Cancun, Mexico.
They decided to book their wedding ceremony and reception at the Azul Sensatori Hotel, a gourmet-all-inclusive, 438-suite hotel.
We all stayed at this great hotel. Cancun, Mexico has been such a popular wedding destination for so many years. I think they chose the perfect place to say..."Yes, I do."
The gorgeous bride-a Canadian beauty- wore a lovely full length gown. How romantic is this wedding dress? Isn't it gorgeous? Romance lingers in the air...the view of the ocean at sunset set the stage for a glorious wedding.
Their wedding looks so elegant and heartfelt.
Her bouquet. It was a simple bunch of blue and white flowers tied with blue and white ribbons.
Lindsay chose a hairdo that not only complimented the shape of her face, but matched her wedding dress.
The bridesmaids were dressed up in an elegant manner.
The tropical setting highlighted the ceremony.
The natural four-post gazebo in a beautiful location in the sand,
canopied with billowing blue and white tulles and decorated with
fresh blue and white flowers.
They exchanged vows at the edge of the sea with their friends and family present
to witness their big event. Right after the ceremony we headed to a cozy thatched-roof
bar for cocktails and hors devours; then we headed outdoors for dinner.
It was such a great spot for dancing to a mariachi live band later in the evening.
I love the details!
Beautiful floral arrangements and lovely topiaries were everywhere.
Overall the ceremony was really fabulous!
The wedding cake was just delicious.
Here's a beautiful shot of a passionate kiss. I think it makes quite a statement!
Wedding Tradition: It's always been tradition for the groom
not to see the bride the night before the wedding.
Some people believe: seeing each other the night before
the big day can take the magic out of it and leave you feeling
like it's just another day, instead of your most significant
day of your life. So they decided not to see each other before the ceremony.
Did you stay apart the night before your wedding?
It'd be interesting for all of us to hear if this wedding tradition
is actually still respected nowadays.
So do share your stories and thoughts in the comments below.