Tag Archive | Sweat

Swelter… Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Challenge

For a change, the UAE weather in the past week’s has been cool and almost chilly enough to wear my boots and sweaters. I am loving it and wish the heat will not appear too soon. On that note, for Ronovan’s weekly haiku challenge prompt ‘Sweat & Heat’ I offer below:


Let’s enjoy the present UAE cool weather

 before its’ notorious heat reappears,

and we get all hot and bothered.

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Under the sweltering heat of Middle-East sun,

the labourers sweat profusely,

gulping gallons of lifesaving water each day.


Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha

Killing The Fat…

Virtue the say lies in the mean. In lay man’s term, I should exercise my laziness virtue in moderation.

I have been absolutely so laid back with my workouts and relaxing far too much to be of productive use to anyone except maybe by talking their ears off.

I am grateful for the rest time. Truly, I appreciate these moments of exhaling in-between hectic periods and I am not being mealy-mouthed about this opportunity, especially knowing that the good slice of indulgence will be over next week.

However, today my body got tired of me and begged me to take it for some concerted exercise.

My pillow gave a good fight but lost the battle of the senses.

I am happy and thankful that I got off my backside and got some sweating in. I killed some fat today!

I could practically feel the endorphins and dopamine galloping all the way to my brain in utmost pleasure. Ah! Quelle bliss.

My appreciation goes to all those who took out the time to take a peek at my book cover to help me make a decision.

Nothing prepared me for the fact that choosing a cover could be a pressure. A detail that I had been ignorant of. Ignorance indeed is bliss but can cost you some good sleep. It’s a good pressure and I am happy to be in such a position. I pray that my body will keep winning over the pillow so that I can murder some fat 😉

A heart that knows thanks for friends is a heart that will know many delights. Who or what gives you the delight to be thankful this day?

You can join Colline’s  or Maria Jansson gratitude challenge platforms.

© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha