Friday, October 24, 2014

United Nations' Day: Happy 69th Birthday!

Happy UN Day! United Nations is sixty-nine years old today!

UN Day marks the anniversary of the entry into force in 1945 of the UN Charter. With the ratification of this founding document by the majority of its signatories, including the five permanent members of the Security Council, the United Nations officially came into being.
24 October has been celebrated as United Nations Day since 1948. In 1971, the United Nations General Assembly recommended that the day be observed by Member States as a public holiday. (Culled from United Nations Website)

For the past years, United Nations has been recognized as an international body that:
...promotes human right; for peace; to prevent conflict;
...assists refugees;
...helps people in emergencies;
...fights proverty;
...combats climate change;
...vaccinates children;
...feed hungry population; for primary education and
...promotes disarmament.

Let's celebrate and wish UN a Happy 69th Birthday!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

VBS 2014 - Wilderness Escape: Where God Guides & Provides

It just occured to me that I didn't share this year's VBS on my blog!!! I guess because I didn't participate this year. *covers face*

This year's VBS 2014 held in 11th to 15th of August, 2014. The VBS 2014 theme was WILDERNESS ESCAPE: WHERE GOD GUIDES & PROVIDES. The children time-travelled through the WIDERNESS and got an up-close "behind scenes" at the Israelites' journey under the leadership of Moses, as God guided and provided for them. Children explored the Israelite camp tents and visited Moses daily as they discovered more about Moses' adventure.

From what I was told, it was wonderful! Wish I was there...But am glad both the volunteers (adults and teenagers) and the children had loads of fun!

Sneak peep of some photos *wink*

Celebration Time!!!

One of the Teen Volunteers having fun during celebration time

The VBS 2014 Crew & Volunteers

VBS 2014 Family: The Children, Crew & Volunteers

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Black Ballerina Princesses

Pretty Black Ballerinas
Ballet has been something I wish I did when I was younger. I liked it so much that I use to pretend that I was a ballerina by trying to stand on my toes which ofcourse was difficult. Even when I used to play basket ball, my coaches would beg me to stop throwing the ball and standing on my toes like a ballerina.

Never really heard of a professional black ballerina until I read Michaela De Prince story. Very inspiring indeed. While checking more on her, I got to know about other professional black ballerinas like Misty Copeland, Lauren Anderson and many more.

I have always loved dancing. I can't hear a beat and not dance to it! Infact on my wedding day, I danced so much that I was nicknamed "The Dancing Bride". When I was little girl, if you asked me what I wanted to be, I'd say I wanted to be either a teacher, singer and/or a dancer.
Dancing is a magical thing. And it's nice to see how the concept of dancing has evolved over the years. I enjoy watching dance shows such as "So You Think You Can Dance", "Dancing With The Stars" and "Maltina Family Dance All". They give me an in-depth feel of what dance is all about. Most of these dancers have nothing else to live for but to dance. Some even say dance saved their lives!
So, let's dance & be merry!!!!!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Celebrating World Post Day 2014

Way before e-mails, facebook, instagram and co, we had postcards!!! Someone asked me today, "Do people still write and post letters?" My answer is yes! I still post! Most times I send postcards. And I did so today! Sent a post card to my long time penpal/postcard collector, Fadhillah Norzahari. It's always fun sending and getting postcards to/from her.

Today October 9th, is declared WORLD POST DAY! The aim is for us to be "Celebrating the role of the postal sector in our everyday lives"

So send a post card or a letter to a loved one today...handwirtten ofcourse! Makes it much more fun! Happy World Post Day, everyone! *wink*

By way, if you are a post card lover like me, try joining Postcrossing. Just heard about it today....want to give it a try. Cheers! :)

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Queen of Katwe: Phiona Mutesi

I have a colleague/friend, who is crazy about marathon races (Yinka, am still going to do the Disney Princess Half Marathon, o!) and he loves CHESS!!! He is always sending stuffs on Chess, which are really cool to read. But this one struck my interest.....PHIONA MUTESI!

Phiona Mutesi is a Ugandan Chess player. Her story is what you call "from grass to grace". Like Donald Miller the author of  'Blue Like Jazz' said, "It is always the simple things that change our lives...This is how God does things" *smiles*

CNN has carried her story. A book has been written about her. Disney is currently doing a movie on her. She is currently the youngest person ever to win the African chess championship. Who says the "under-dog" can't be the "Queen" one day? *wink*

Do take check out her website: Queen of Katwe