Lombok Bau Nyale Festival 2015

Lombok Bau Nyale Festival 2015

Bau Nyale is an annual event. Bau in the Sasak language means “to-catch” and Nyale is a type of sea worm that surfaces only around this time of the year. The locals believe, that the Nyale are not just regular seaworms, but are considered as sacred creatures that bring prosperity to those who honor them, or misfortune to those who ignore them. This belief was based on a legend of princess Mandalika. Legend has it that back in its heydays, …

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Battling the Unknown

Life’s filled with variables, a wavering juggernaut that can be menacingly desolating yet bestows the experience of euphoria. The days have welled up to a month now since I embraced a change of landscape. Time, to a certain degree of intensity, eased the stupor mind through the atonement of delectation. Nonetheless, the cavernous feeling of depthless merriment every now and then, with sheer viscosity, erupts through the heart. “I am on my own.” The roller-coaster of emotions …

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It’s a Choice

It’s a choice. To be positive and free, or to be imprisoned by your own negativity. To live in the past, or to be hopeful about the present. Happy New Year 2015.

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A Jolt

Whenever I tell someone that I left the sports industry after 14 years and have moved into land and property development, the unexpected change whammies them. You see, I needed a jolt, and looking back on all of my previous jobs, although it has been in the sports industry, it was a mini-thunderbolt at every switch as I’ve always craved for diversity that bolsters my learning experience, From online gambling software, to sports media rights, to indoor golf simulators, to …

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In Transition

Reconstruction. Transition. Remodeling. Mutation. Change. 2014 has kept the ball rolling with my theme of 2013. I have been embracing changes with open arms. After my divorce in May 2013, I decided to take control of my life to lose the gunk that has antecedently been rusting my soul. Firstly, I went into full decluttering mode – dispossessing most of my belongings without equivocation. Secondly, I joined a gym in a bid to get fit – and has now become a routine. I …

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The Problem with Arsene Wenger

He’s stubborn and doesn’t want to see the obvious and that’s why he keeps losing top players to other clubs. While he has bought some decent players, he still has a lot of gunk that needs to be removed – Wojciech Szczesny, Nacho Monreal, Matthieu Debuchy (a WTF signing), Kieran Gibbs, Mikel Arteta, Abou Diaby, Jack Wilshere (yes, he IS overrated), Yaya Sanogo, Ryo Miyaichi and Olivier Giroud (he is definitely overrated!) While he can’t ring wholesale changes, I’d like to see him selling …

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The Idea of Karma

The idea of karma is that every human action has consequences, but it is not at all the claim that every human action is itself a consequence. So the idea of karma does not imply a fatalistic outlook on life, according to which one’s past deeds predetermine all one’s actions.

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Daniel Franklin – Angel at the Crossroads (2014)

I always love being inspired, and this time, I was inspired solely through a kiss that I wished had lasted for a lifetime. Nevertheless, that kiss gave birth to my latest composition: I saw an angel standing at the crossroads Her presence in my life is what I needed most I steal some kisses from her lips so luscious It’s paradise on earth with her sweet touches Hey, I’m on my way, she’s my comfort she’s …

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