Recent Posts by shirleymaya

A Tribute to Fearless Friendships

As I age, I begin to appreciate the many things that come with age. Among other things, understanding the importance of real friendships. Real friendships are fearless on many levels. By the way, when I say "fearless" - I do not mean empty valour, or blind faith, or even hollow loyalty. What I mean is fearless honesty, fearless ...

POEM: PASSING YOUTH

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With every breath we are closer To our end   Lines trace our faces like the atlas Of the world   Time slips through our fingers like sand In the hourglass   And they sing, Youth is wasted on the young Youth is wasted on the young   BUT…   We were all young once We had it all We danced from dusk till dawn We traded Our youth for sensory pleasures Fulfilling temporal ...

Fearless Wandering in Taipei amid earthquake

Amid earthquakes and 'sideways' billowing rain, I managed to roam about in Ximending in Taipei.  Apparently, earthquakes occur are very common in Taiwan and are felt quite often. However, they are minor. I have not experienced an earthquake prior to this, and would not seek to chase after one like those who seek out tornadoes. As the tremor and ...

Fearless Filipinas Rising

  Heroes come in many forms. They arise in dire situations, and during states of emergency or crisis. In the case of Philippines, heroes are made. Because natural disasters have tested their resilience and endurance, time and time again. Yet, they have not given up. So, let's do our own small parts in helping them in their time of ...

Fearless Wanderer

Some of you may have noticed that, lately, my blog postings have been 'crawling to a pause' in a rather inconsistent fashion. I do apologise. I had not expect to be so busy and exhausted, at the same time.  I have been travelling a great deal, and it is not your usual 'jet-setting around the world adventure' ...

Fearless Funnies: Make Me Feel Like A Woman!

  MAKE ME FEEL LIKE A WOMAN On a transatlantic flight, a plane passes through a severe storm. The turbulence is awful, and things go from bad to worse when one wing is struck by lightning. One woman, in particular, loses it. Screaming, she stands up in the front of the plane. 'I'm too young to die,' she wails. Then she yells, ...

Guest Blog: How I discovered Fearless Living by Oliana

I like to say that I did get lost for a while, but each bump I encountered  on my journey, I fell some of the time, I grabbed a post for support other time and I embraced what once I resisted and finally found my way…my place. I am humbled that Shirley has asked me to ...

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