A Proud Mom!

I feel like a proud mom. A mother who is proud of her babies. A mom who saw her babies grow up to become men. A mother who beams with joy everytime she sees them. A mother who is happy with their achievements… well, not really. They are fish. They are not mine. They are my friend’s.

IMG_0338I was first introduced to them a few years ago when they were these itty-bitty. No, I didn’t change their diapers but if feeding them liken to that, then I did it.

They were cute and bubbly “nemos”, yeah some resembled it, at times when Finding Nemo was in vogue. They exuded tranquility, peacefulness.

IMG_0339My friend built an exquisite pond for his “babies” just outside of the entrance door instead of piling them up in a fish tank and anyone coming to house could not steer clear but see them. They were there greeting anyone with their “smile” and free spirit.

That was his thing, feeding them. His zen moment. His time of great joy. His inner peace.

IMG_0337They knew it was time and would swim at once at the sound of the first drop of food in the water. They were hungry and fed they were.

IMG_0336I didn’t know what would become of the fishes once my friend moved to the new house but he quietly relocated the pond, fish included.  Perhaps, some died but in my wildest dreams, never thought they would grow this big and survive this long. I wish they had names!


Holiday Still, Geneva!

IMG_9550I know, Christmas season is over and done with it but I thought I would share a few pictures I took of Geneva at the time. Although, it wasn’t Paris, Milan or New York City, synonymous to Christmas exuberance, there were still sparkles of light and decor around the city to utter holiday.

IMG_9526The decor at Hotel President Wilson, simple, elegant and beautiful.

IMG_9531Named after the former US President, Woodrow Wilson, and adjacent to the Palais Wilson, currently the headquarters of the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights, this refined property overlooks Lac Leman (Lake Geneva) and boasts the most expensive suite in the world.

IMG_9543The Royal Penthouse suite costs SF75,000 (€58,000) (USD $58,000) per night and has had numerous Heads of State and celebrities enjoy its luxury. Opened in 1963, the hotel has been a member of the Luxury Collection of Starwood Hotels and Resorts since 2000 and was extensively renovated in 2010. (Source http://www.businesstraveller.com)

IMG_9532Yeah, I can just imagine me paying (USD $58,000) for a hotel room per night.

IMG_9534Opposite side Lac Leman (Lake Geneva)

IMG_9536The tip of the building.

Happy New Year!

2013Wishing you and yours a Happy New Year full of Joy, Happiness and Health, Wealth will come later if you work for it. Many blessings in the New Year!

20130101_024939Geneva’s version of Time Square. The picture is a little grim. Taken from my cell but trust me, they party like animals. Never seen so many open bottles of liquor in my life. The police, however, made its presence known and everyone was on their best behavior.

Hope yours was beautiful and you had a great time. Let’s start 2013 in a great note. I promise to have fun. New and exciting things to come!