June 22, 2018

Be Someone's Hero for the Day

A utility worker giving mouth-to-mouth to a co-worker after he contacted a high voltage wire, in 1967.

This emotional photo reminds me of  the Dalai Lama's inspirational quote: "Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them." Being a volunteer myself, my heart can't help but be touched by people living in poverty.
Treat all people with love and compassion; even though the people have different skin colours, they are all still human beings.
There are a lot of people who will donate money but those who donate themselves are the real savours.

*Take just a few minutes, and do a kindness for another person.

*Put a smile on someone's face.

* Help a fellow human being today.

*Be someone's hero for the day; it will make the world a better place, one little step at a time.

Remember, every tiny bit of love for the society helps raise the quality of life for everyone!

Hope you have a loving weekend! xx

(Historical photo via.)

June 08, 2018

Project: Ballet Dancer + A Note on Protecting Your Blogger Blog

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A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to photograph beautiful portraits of this lovely ballet dancer
at a photography event. We had so much fun during the shoot. Here are some photos I made, if you'd like to see...

Hope you have a great weekend! xx

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Secure Your Blogger Blog:

If you have a blog with blogspot address, security certificate is absolutely necessary. In fact, you should enable HTTPS for your Blogger blog to keep it safe. If you want readers to access your blog over HTTPS you can turn on HTTPS and HTTPS redirect.

How to enable HTTPS

Go to:

SETTINGS--->BASIC--->HTTPS (HTTPS Redirect) and click on YES.

Visitors to your blog will always go to https://your blog address.

May 25, 2018

Life Lately

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It's finally Friday! These past few weeks have been just so crazy. I mean, crazy busy, crazy full, crazy hectic...
So I've decided to really focus on optimizing my life (my mind, my body, and my time). I suppose I'm always optimizing in some way. I'm going to write a post about the powerful ways that have helped me improve my life soon.

In the meantime, here are some of my images which are stored on my computer begging me to share them.

Hope you have a relaxing weekend! xx

This article is especially interesting and informative The five aspects of optimizing life.

May 18, 2018

Every Woman Becomes Like Their Mother

So I was browsing the Internet the other day and I stumbled upon a rather interesting article.
Oscar Wilde once quipped: "All women become like their mothers. That is...

May 04, 2018

Gelato + Have a Beautiful Weekend

With the weather warming up, there's almost nothing better than a nice big bowl of ice cream, especially gelato to help cool you down. Yum!

Gelato, that Italian dessert staple, is ice cream made in the Italian style. Gelato is simply the Italian word for ice cream, but in English, it has come to mean specifically Italian or Italian-style ice cream. (Wikipedia)
I was introduced to gelato on a vacation trip to Italy (ages ago) and I've loved it ever since!

Here's how to make a delicious homemade gelato (Basic Gelato Recipe).

Hope you have a wonderful weekend! xx

These gelato recipes look so scrumptious!

Why Gelato.

What's the difference between ice cream and gelato.

April 27, 2018

Love Letters From the Archive

I don't usually share about my personal life here on the blog, but I began to realize that it's time for me to open myself up a little more to readers, in an effort to be authentic.
So. I was archiving old photographs and I came across these letters; still, some of the most beautiful gems in...

April 13, 2018

Relationship Enhancement + Have a Loving Weekend

In case many of you do not know, I am big on being a seminar person. As you probably guess, I have attended many seminars and lectures over the years and they have helped develop my life. I particularly love attending seminars on Relationships and Well-being. Good seminars offer the opportunity for me to gain knowledge, learn new ideas and approaches, to form new relationships and strengthen existing ones.

Recently, I just attended a Relationship Seminar and it was a very insightful experience. The seminar was excellent with worthwhile information that I can use in both my professional and personal life. The truth is that relationships of all types affect every part of our lives.So I thought it might be helpful to share with you what I have learned about healthy relationships.

The secrets to a great relationship.

1. Mutual admiration for each other.

2. Mutual respect, mutual appreciation.

3. Shared goals.

4. Effective communication.

5. Shared activities.

These tips are the lifeblood of any healthy relationship; the top 5 secrets behind long lasting couples whose relationships last forever.

Have a loving weekend! xx

(Photo by Burst.)