The story behind the mask


~ a cloudy veil ~ ©Thesunsetgirl.Com

“Virtue has a veil, vice a mask.” – Victor Hugo

Typically, someone would wear a veil for modesty and a mask for deception. So both are things used to cover the face and more often than not, high moral behavior is connected with the former and immoral behavior with the latter.

It’s all about choices and consequences.

Of course one might argue that not all who wear veils are moral and not all who wear masks are immoral. Life experiences taught me two things: the intention behind the choice is what counts and the challenge lies in finding it out.

This is one of the ways I learned how to do so.

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Carpe Librum

~ the literal passing of time ~ ©Thesunsetgirl.Com
When the going gets tough, the tough gets going.


After all, life is a journey and we sail through all the challenges in it to reach the destination. As we only have one lifetime, we must give it our best shot.

There are times, however, when ‘gets going’ might not be the best choice to make. Sometimes, life makes us wait and that is when the anchor plays its role. It will make sure that the ship is secure firmly in its position. It doesn’t mean there is no challenge in that though.

Not only we must be willing to wait but what we do while waiting may also be a challenge in itself. More often than not, we try to make things right while waiting which might not end up well. So waiting is not an easy thing to do and each of us deal with it in different ways.

I prefer waiting by escaping reality and coming back renewed.

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How to lead a photo walk

~ light after dark ~ sunset at Harbour View in Manila, The Philippines ©Thesunsetgirl.Com
We travel for different reasons and end up with different results. To me, the most important part is the people I meet along the way.

Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend – or a meaningful day.
~Dalai Lama

Or both: meaningful friends on meaningful days.

As I experienced in the last couple of years after meeting a group of people in some South East Asian cities. I was blessed to meet meaningful friends and I learned a lot from them which made the journey full of meaningful moments. As a result, I flew home after each journey with a big smile!

Then it was time to put those learned lessons into practice.

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