Saturday, July 20, 2013

Dear Dara: Freezing Memories

Dear Dara: Freezing Memories: Many mothers I meet keep telling me to enjoy every moment of being a mother. Apparently,   babies grow up so fast. That's the reas...

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Novel Moments: NEWS: I'm a Brand New Mommy!!

Novel Moments: NEWS: I'm a Brand New Mommy!!: Hi dear friends, I would like to let those of you who don't already know, that our first born, Dara Grace, was born almost a month a...

Friday, April 26, 2013

Food for Thought

Hi everyone,
Last week I was on a train, headed for home. Like most people in the carriage in the same carriage, I sat there slouched in my seat, tired and just waiting for the journey to be over. Then I raised my eyes and spotted a man and a woman, both probably in their twenties. They were hugging and kissing and gazing into each other's eyes.  I couldn’t pull my gaze away. The obvious love between them was beautiful to watch.  Especially since they were both wheelchair-bound. They seemed to be crippled in the legs. 
The amazing thing was this: what they couldn’t use didn't stop them from living. They touched, they embraced, and they kissed. Most of all, unlike most of us, their faces were wreathed in smiles. 

Watching them, I felt both touched and ashamed. Touched to witness a love story unfolding in front of my eyes. Ashamed because I had so much to be grateful for, and for a moment I had forgotten.

There's a lot we can learn from people who are not fortunate enough to have what we have and yet they seem so much happier.

What are you grateful for?

We had a very warm week here in Vienna, Austria. After a long and bitter winter, it feels great to finally feel sunrays dancing on my shoulders.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Finding Happiness

Everyone wants to be happy. I do. You do too, I'm sure. But often it feels as if the more we want to be happy, the more happiness distances itself from us. After chasing happiness for years (and never catching up), there are people who start to believe that they will never be happy. But everyone deserves to be happy.

I would like to share with you a post I wrote on happiness for a while ago. :

Happiness: The glue holding moments together
"What exactly is happiness? How does one find it? Have you found it? Many people often believe they will be happier in the future, near or far, when they get that new job, car, house, dress, or maybe when they get to visit a certain place. How about you? What will it take for you to be happy?..."

After reading the article, I'd love to hear your thoughts on happiness.




After two years of having one blog, Novel Moments, which featured both moments in my life and also the works of other authors, I've decided to create a new blog.

This blog will feature posts about issues that touch me, snippets from my life, and occasionally about my books.

From now on, I'll primarily use Novel Moments to help promote other authors' books, while this blog will help me pour out my heart to you.

I'll not be posting often, only when I feel there's something I need to get off my chest.

It would be lovely if you could follow me also by email so you can be notified when there's a new post.

I'll post the first one soon.