panpenyo As we parted ways and cities, and both of our bad days drew to an end, the impact of your goodbye smacked me right in the stomach, like a punch in the gut telling me you're one of the dearest of dear ones, never to be let go of. #goodbye #nastrovie #friend #oldfriend #oxford #solong #farewell For Matthew 2d

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  •   so_ulful So true ♡ 3d
  •   ansyansyansy Where is this from? I would like to steal it, but would like to properly reference it!! 3d
  •   panpenyo @ansyansyansy it's from Matt Haig's Reasons to Stay Alive. 3d

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panpenyo This desert beauty opened our hearts to Emirati culture, their world views, her prayer life, her grandmother's quips and the #Bedouin way of living. On love: "I'd rather break my own heart than my father's heart," she said with the rare candour and beautifully unequivocal trust of a completely adored daughter. On praying 5 times a day, "Prayer is like yoga, I mean how would you feel if you did yoga 5 times a day? Pretty good right?" On covering up, "Modesty isn't about a dress code but an attitude of not drawing attention to yourself. Plus it's a way to protect us women against envying each other as well." Without being able to see her body, or her hair, her inner beauty shone out like a highly polished diamond. The girl was absolutely breath taking, completely disarming. For the longest time I had forgotten about humanity and she was such a beautifully refreshing way to be reminded. #dahlia #sheikhmohammedcentreforculturalunderstanding #SMCCU #emirati #muslim #islam #woman #beauty #strength #disarming #love #women #wow #totallydisarmed #dubai #middleeast #middleeastern #uae #humanity #reminder 2w

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panpenyo Let's sit and eat, drink, smoke and you can tell me about the things that make you who you are... And we can ponder at all the things which make us who we are. #xvahotel #dubai #middleeastern #interiordesign #space #cosy #uae #dubai 2w

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panpenyo Sunny days 2w

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panpenyo Happy Burn's Day! Some mini haggis, neeps and tatties canapés to celebrate our national treasure Robert Burn's birthday :-) #spreadthelove #auldlangsyne #happyburnsday #burnsnight #odetoahaggis #scottishchinese #robertburns 3w

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panpenyo The day dawns on Burns' day #thinkingofhome #happyburnsday #scotlandimissyou 3w

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panpenyo The soft caress of winter light #thebuw #thiswindow #window #muse 4w

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panpenyo This is a kind of snapshot of my brain at the moment (at least, the people/stories I'm being inspired by). What's on your book pile this month? What stories are you being inspired by? #curious #brain #book #bookworm #mind #inspiration #story #stories #storytelling #storytellers #reading 4w

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panpenyo This morning was on fire today, and my mind alight with flames for you. 1mon

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panpenyo I wish you courage and a clear mind, great integrity and wisdom to know what's right and what's wrong, and what's best. I wish for you much laughter and warmth, a hope that doesn't waver even in the direst and darkest of moments, and may you find what your heart is searching for in the year to come (and if not, may you stumble upon something even better!) May you become truly greater, humbler, braver, and more beautiful on the inside this 2016 and rise to each occasion that life presents you with, unafraid to fail or to try again, always ready to learn, ready to forgive yourself and those who wrong you. Happy new year lovelies! x 1mon

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panpenyo "Nothing makes the world seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes" - H.D.Thoreau ...How adorable! 🌐 2mon

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