My Sparkling Pen Pal :D


Hi guys ,

This is is a quick post about my awesome new pen pal 😀

She’s Sparkle from Thirteenth Sparkle 🙂

Anyway I’ve been reading her blog for a while now and one of her posts especially caught my eye a few days ago so I decided to email her and that got us talking ……. She’s super understanding and relates to me very well. She’s also very artsy and has a a SPARKLE in her (wink,wink!) .

I just wanted to say that friendship can blossom at any time and in any way and I’m more than glad that I know someone as spectacular as sparkle …….



I’m sure you all would enjoy reading sparkles blog just as much as me so here’s the link :

Thanks a ton Sparkle !



Happy helpers :)


What’s up everyone,

Today is a holy day in my religion and I just came back from the temple feeling satisfied , proud and happily exhausted ……. Now I know you’re wondering why I feel these strange feelings after I’ve gotten back from the temple , well , it’s because I understand happiness . Let me explain from the beginning ……

When I rushed to the temple , I wasn’t exactly very happy spending my time praying and listening to religious chants and songs . As I sat there ,with my mom, trying to zone out the background , I came up with all the things I could’ve done instead of being there .

Eventually , I got pretty bored and went crawling back to …… My DAD . Who knew I was not one that got very involved in things related to religion ,he , as I expected took me outside .

Outside , some people , including my uncle (my dad’s brother) , were preparing the holy offerings to be served to the people once the rituals were finished . There I met a nice man ,who made funny remarks and was very wise . Another man (a family friend) that I knew , said that I could help them , the three of them put the food on plates and I handed them to people .

There is a saying in my religion that , when translated , if you are a helper to humans you are a helper to God .

So as I was giving the offerings to the devotees I felt a swell of pride , in a non selfish way , and happiness much greater than anything else.
If you read my post about True Happiness then you will know that it’s similar, but this time there is someone special behind this and that’s ……. My DAD

He is down to earth , generous , humble and much much MUCH more of a better human being than me and I totally admire him for that .
So a HUGE thank you to my super awesome Dad for making me realise and reminding me over and over and OVER again that being a good human , that helps others, is the key in making the world a better placed .



Hiya ,

It’s been about 4 days since my 2 (+) cousin arrived from Singapore and can I just say that he is a HANDFUL !!!

On day 1 he seemed like a sweet little toddler ,with an innocent facade , that was looking for a play pal and trying to get used to the faces around him . That was the kind of harmless kid who I really would have found charming and would have nicknamed ‘cutie pie’ .

On day 2 he seemed like an energetic little person ,with his crazy ideas , that wanted to have some fun and make the people around him laugh . That was the kind of erratic kid who I really would have found hilarious and would have played with for hours.

On day 3 he seemed like a demanding little champ , with his favourite word being NO, that wanted to have everything and make sure that he got it . That was the kind of stubborn kid who I really would have found hard to persuade and would have surrendered my things just to see him happy .

On day 4 I realised that I was wrong about this little kid who didn’t realise that the way he acted affected others , whether it was good or bad . That was the kind of kid who I once was and now I know the best part of being a kid is being YOU …….

So I want to say thanks to my 2 year old cousin for teaching me this lesson .

I gotta get going now , my cousin wants to play with me …..

Wish me good luck 😜,
A.J. xxx