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    April 10, 2020 ishabelle

    It’s my father’s birthday today, at least it would have been if he was still alive. I can’t help but wonder how things would have been if he was still around. I mean, how would he have adapted to the ever changing technology? Would he have Facebook? How many friends would he have? Would he be the type of message and video call a lot? Or would he prefer text messages or emails? Would he have been a fan of…

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  • A Tale of Love and Madness

    April 4, 2020 ishabelle

    There’s an anecdote that I came across before that I’ve never forgotten. I’ve seen different versions of it, but this one below is my favorite, This is 100% not my original story, and I don’t even know who originally wrote this, so if you know, please feel free to correct me, and I will gladly give credit. Anyway, here it goes: A long time ago, before the world was created and humans set foot on it for the first time,…

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  • Sunscreen

    March 29, 2020 ishabelle

    Over a decade ago, I created a list of soft rules or things I wanted to live by. I wanted the list to be a guideline for how I’d deal with life, people, and experiences. Anyway, I checked out my old blog from 2009 and found the list. I updated it, so it will be more applicable to where my life is currently at. Here it goes: 1. If you want to understand a person, do not listen to what…

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  • Blind World

    December 23, 2009 ishabelle

    An eye for an eye, and the whole world would be blind. -Khalil Gibran How many times have we tried to avenge the wrongs that were done to us? We always follow that famous line, “An eye for an eye; a tooth for a tooth.” But is it really right? If we do so, are we really easing the pain? Kahlil Gibran is one of my personal heroes. I admire him. I admire the way he thinks, and I completely…

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  • Love (Everybody Should Read This)

    December 22, 2009 ishabelle

    I have this friend who broke up with her boyfriend a couple of weeks ago. It’s not anything new anymore, since their on-off cycle has been the only permanent thing in their relationship. It takes two to tango. When two people break up, it’s never just one person’s fault. It always takes two to reach the point when you cannot take things any further. My friend is obviously hurting right now. But the guy is hurting too. People are always…

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  • It Might Have Been (reposted from my other blog)

    December 20, 2009 ishabelle

    For all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these: “It might have been.” –John Greenleaf Whittier Not all love stories last. Some have bad endings. People often say that the hottest love has the coldest end. Sometimes, even the ones who are in love the most are the ones who part ways. I do not want my love story to end. I want it to go on and on, for as long as the world exists. As impossible…

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