I will officially be forty five in September this year. There’s another five more months to go. I have not been in a very good health this couple of months. Imsonia and fatigue to say the least. I had to change medications a few times since the last one gave me a very bad side effect that made my life pretty miserable I would say. Even talking on the phone for too long will eventually make my head dizzy (friends now you know why I seldom answer your call).
But through all that, I try to be positive and look on the bright side. Sometimes you need to go through pain to feel alive. Few things that I’ve learned while going through these episodes of my life, is to count your blessings despite all the adversity life throws at you. You can be mad. But don’t stay mad.
With this tests and challenges, it will definitely make me stronger as a person and I also get to learn new things about myself that I’ve never known before. I am grateful for each morning when I wake up, my family are safe from harm and danger. I live in a peaceful country and we are able to go anywhere we like without fear. And this is just a tiny blessing. I can list out a thousand more but this is perhaps the most important of all to me. Family is life’s greatest blessings.
All the images below were captured in Muar or Bandar Maharani in Johor, Malaysia, a historical city that is famous for its food, coffee and pre-war buildings. We spend our day here before sending my third daughter to her college in Melaka. I always look for the opportunity to spend my time in this beautiful city because I really love the atmosphere and the old buildings. People here are more relax and life is slower compared to life in the city.
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