Category Archives: Zieloventures

Al Khor Park

For QAR 5/head, a visit to this place doesn’t deserve a second thought. With enough car parking space you won’t have a problem. Great lanscapes, beautifully made murals, skateboard ramp, sights of different animals, a bird aviation with a relaxing set-up, basketball court and a big playground for kids and kids at heart! They have restaurants, too! But if you like to bring food, it is allowed. As long as you clean after yourselves that won’t be a problem.

Captured using Sony Xperia Z2. Enjoy~!

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How to be okay after you lost your husband?

Three months ago, I was a 28-year old married woman. I lost my husband slash bestest best friend last October 8, 2015. Cardiac arrest took him and left me shocked. Seeing him lifeless was really unbelievable and unforgettable. My tears couldn’t even come out. I just kept asking my brother who’s always at my back that time if what I’m seeing and touching is true and if I’m only dreaming. “But I didn’t sleep yet!” I say, slapping my face a few times.

The first few days after that I was very occupied, getting all the legal documents I will need to bring him home to Philippines. Love from all our friends, office mates and family kept pouring in, I didn’t have too much time to wallow except that every morning I wake up and realize, he wasn’t at my side anymore.

According to Elisabeth Kübler-Ross from her book “On Death and Dying”, there are 5 stages of loss and grief:

  1. Denial and Isolation
  2. Anger
  3. Bargaining
  4. Depression
  5. Acceptance

Yes, I did denied the reality of him being dead. I had regrets, a lot of it. Not a long time ago, I finally accepted it. But I’m not writing this to tell you in detail how I was on those stages. Going back to what happened in those times is really painful. So, I decided to focus on how I’m going to move forward, not to forget him but because life is indeed short and precious, I don’t want to waste my time dying while living.

I WILL BE OKAY.

I want to share and keep my journey on how I will get there. I chose here simply because I love to write and one of the benefits I get from writing is – I don’t feel alone. I know you’re with me because you’re reading this =) Soon under this category, I will pour all of my ways and things that I did and tried to make my broken heart whole again.

I’m claiming it – The exact time my wounded heart is healed.

 

 

A Brave Attempt: DIY Maternity Photoshoot

One time during one crazy Viber conversation with my cousin Lynn and niece, Aiko a.k.a. my favorite subject, we came up with an idea of doing a maternity photoshoot (for Aiko who’s currently pregnant). Preserving your memories while you were still pregnant is an idea worth trying. Since we don’t have a budget to hire a professional photographer, a DIY one is what we thought we could do. So we did. =) Aiko, as the subject, of course, Lynn as the moral supporter (because she’s miles away from us) and I will take the photos. We’ve made an ample research on how to do it properly so please give us some slack when you guys find whatever is wrong with the result. Though we feel so proud of our hard work, critics are still welcome! This actually is my Christmas gift #1 to Aiko and her husband Jj, besides of that tuna pasta I cooked for them (as my Christmas gift #2) 😀

Date: 19-Dec-2014

Location: Aspire Park, Doha, Qatar

Camera used: Sony NEX-5 and Sony Xperia Z2

Credits: Classic by MKTO for keeping me awake =)

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These are some of the names the couple has thought of naming their baby when they still don’t have an idea of the gender.

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