Not lost yet




I was lost and alone in the streets of Majadahonda,Spain in the wee hours of the night..2.30am.

Like any typical tourist, I had forayed too far from my planned itinerary, alighted at the wrong bus-stop and was far from where I should be. Totally frustrated and perhaps a little scared too…I unwillingly trusted my ‘sense of direction’, walked with a hurried pace, clutched my bag close and gave my best shot at the tone-deaf whistling I do. Not a soul in sight except for a car or two whizzing past. A li’l doggie sprinting my way surprised me and brought the smile back in a snap.
Caught my breath again, stepped aside on the grass, held my torturous heels in hand and walked. A quite night, starry sky above, cold gentle breeze blowing through the hair, moist grass beneath the bare-feet..that was one of the best moments in life!

I’ll have this simple memory to tell me when I’m clueless again (!) that I’ll find the way somehow. All I’d have to do is let my hair down, hum a song and walk the path.
And just as that day,  I also know that God will walk me through my fears, I might even catch him whistling along my favourite tune, and I’d reach.. like I did the Riviere’s home that night.

Have yourself a merry little Christmas!

Whether we plan to gather in church to sing and worship, or around a dinner table or Christmas tree with the family, or catch up with friends to the sound of heavy hard metal rock or choose to be alone in the comforting presence of a strong wifi; even if things haven’t been going well, or we still miss our lost ones more so now…there’s one thing that this season reminds us: hope and love. Smile in hope and pass around your love,light and laughter.

Have yourself a merry little Christmas!


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Of all the musical I’ve seen, ‘Rent’ gets to my top 5. Didn’t bat an eyelid nor was bored for a minute. Highly entertaining and gripping to the tiniest detail. Kickass show and great recreation by Pangdemonium!

Five hundred twenty-five thousand
Six hundred minutes
Five hundred twenty-five thousand
Moments so dear
How do you measure – measure life in a year?

In daylights – in sunsets
In midnights – in cups of coffee
In inches – in miles
In laughter – in strife

Five hundred twenty-five thousand
Six hundred minutesFive hundred twenty-five thousand
Journeys to plan
Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes
How do you measure the life
Of a woman or a man?

In truths that she learned
Or in times that he cried
In bridges he burned
Or the way that she died

It’s time now – to sing out
Tho’ the story never ends
Let’s celebrate, give in to love
Remember a year in the life of friends
Remember the love
Remember the seasons of love

Rent, NYC. Tony award and Pulitzer winner.
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