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Legends in the Dark

Nike, just before Roland Garros in Paris, managed to bring together Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Serena Williams, and Maria Sharapova to play tennis in the dark.

A brand new level of Tennis!!

Credits to (un)DEFINED

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Invincible Nadal

Image“Maybe this win is even more special given where I have come back from. Playing in Madrid is always very exciting for me and the tournament couldn’t have worked out better.” ~ Rafael Nadal

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“Since we started playing on clay in Europe, I’ve realised that my drive is working again at its high level. I’m able to open the angles and play a lot of winning points. I couldn’t do that in Barcelona or Monte Carlo; over here I could… It’s true these last matches I have been able to reach that place where I want to be playing, the kind of play that I’m aiming for.” ~ Rafael Nadal

“I think he started really well. Even if I’m playing my best tennis and [am] completely fresh, it’s really, really tough to beat him. It was tough for me. The ball was flying. I didn’t find out a way how to play my game [and] how to be aggressive on the court. He was also dictating the points. [Nadal’s] a lefty and puts so much topspin on his forehand, so I have to [play my] backhand always high. So I need to have the perfect timing to play a strong shot. You could see today [that] if I don’t have the legs to get there, I have no chance to come back in the point. So many times [today] he hit one [or] two forehands to my backhand and I could come back.” ~ Stanislas Wawrinka

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“I’m very happy for everything that has happened. Forty titles on clay are far more than what I’ve ever dreamed of [winning]. I will just enjoy them and continue working on the same level to try to be better and to try to be at a really good level for what will come in the future.” ~ Rafael Nadal

Photos by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

Happy Mother’s Day, Mom. :)

You are nothing short of amazing, Mom, and you will always be the best for us. We love you lots! ❤

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Thank You, Sir Alex!

Things have been a bit gray in this radius since my birthday. Things really do happen when you least expect it.

These cloudy thoughts are inconsolable, thus my apologies. 😥

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I’m still sad about yesterday’s huge news, I won’t lie. Wednesday, May 8 was history.

SAF, you have no idea how our lives changed seconds after you confirmed your retirement. I got into an online fight with a fellow United fan on Facebook. My heart wept (tears of sadness and happiness) while re-tweeting glorious messages for you from famous football players/athletes across the world. Sir, I don’t know how else to write you a message now. Like many other fans, all I can think of is to send my heartfelt thank you for standing by the lads, the club and for making us fans very proud. You rewarded us not only with trophies but with mind-blowing games we desired and made it more meaningful in your time. Your extreme dedication to the club will forever amaze me. Keep well and thank you so much, Sir Alex. 🙂

PS: This is my #ThankYouSirAlex message of thanks to the man and I’m also hoping that this gets selected for a Special Alex book. I am keeping my fingers crossed. 🙂

In Everything Give Thanks :)

It seemed like the sun and the sky conspired to greet me a warm ‘happy birthday’ today. It rained not too much and the wind blew me a kiss not too rough. 😀 Just enough gifts from the nature to be thankful for. Thank you Lord Jesus for another breath of life. 🙂

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And here, a cute, birthday card arrived in the doorstep yesterday! Thank you so much, Jing. You always find ways to surprise me. I got teary-eyed when I opened the card with two of its pages showing me a doodle of love from Jibril and a lovely message from you. We can’t wait to see you all in July. ♥

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Hey little Stitch, you don’t know how you made Tati Esing (and Tati Inky too!) very happy with your epic artwork! 🙂 We love you so much!

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Now comes the fun birthday twitpic. Thank you, Inky, for these fun-tastic summer photos—reminds me to always smile when things go wrong. That’s right, give thanks in everything, love life, smile and be happy.

In honor of my birthday, I am glad to share with you the ‘20 Acts of Kindness That Won’t Cause You a Penny‘ to live by, all yours to keep and grow on and is absolutely free for sharing. 🙂

1. Open doors for others
2. Return shopping carts for people
3. Volunteer at the local food pantry, school, library, etc.
4. Thank someone for t…heir hard work
5. Write notes of appreciation to anyone who’s made a difference
6. Look for ways to serve people in your family
7. Bring in the neighbor’s garbage can/recycling bins
8. Help a coworker meet a deadline
9. Offer to watch a young mother’s child for a few hours
10. Take a friend/neighbor’s dog for a walk (and give him a nice brushing afterward!)
11. Mow/rake/sweep for an unsuspecting neighbor
12. Spend an hour picking up trash at a local park, beach or roadway
13. Go through your clothes and donate items to a local shelter
14. Spend an hour at the local nursing home assisting with crafts or reading to residents.
15. Adopt a soldier as a penpal
16. Give someone a compliment
17. Donate blood
18. Leave a positive comment on a blog
19. Let someone in line go ahead of you
20. (My share ☺) Sm:)e even under the invincible summer solstice

Let’s all keep well. 🙂

with bffs

with bffs

PS: To all of my lovely friends (you know who you are ☺), thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for the birthday messages and advanced treats. I love y’all!