Saturday, June 02, 2007

home is where the heart is

When we go away for too long, we get a slight uncomfortable feeling of coming back. i think.. but sometimes its just a feeling. The truth is that if the place we're headed is home.. we're always welcomed. no matter what.

and where is home ?

I read a book once, where the heart is by billie letts. And where is the heart? .. its everywhere ... everywhere and anywhere you want it to be.

My heart is my compass in life. It took me sometime to find my heart, to really locate where it is and how i am able to make use of it... to the fullest. Finally when i did, i realized it was more than just an organ pumping blood.

Nowadays, when times are good or bad, i take a moment, in deep silence and i close my eyes.. and i listen... i listen hard to that sound, that sound somewhere deep inside... its a voice that i hear. i can vaguely make out the words... but i know for a fact that its somewhat a calling... giving me directions , not necessarily right or wrong, but it leads me to the path .. a path where i want to be... because only the heart knows my deepest desires.

In this world filled with much challenges, faced with much fears, some form of strength is needed to sustain the joyness of life. Without joy, life can be meaningless. And so, sometimes, even the strongest of hearts, can momentarily fail. In times like this, it was important that i learned how to reach out and gladly receive the warm support of family, friends and loved ones.

Which is why one need not feel alone in this big big world. It is in the giving that we truly live, but i recently learned, in being able to receive graciously, one can continuously live joyfully for as you sow, so shall you reap.

So if you get lost and you cant find your way home... close your eyes and listen hard. the light will shine its way, and even with your eyes closed... soon you'll be on your way home..

joy is a net of love that capture souls [mother teresa]


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kak Juliana, I love you as an actress and I'm pretty sure you're a great person as well.
I hope you don't take this personally when I say you sound awful on So You Think You Can Dance because you're shouting 99.9% of the time. I hope this will help you improve on your hosting skills. You really don't have to shout. It gets pretty annoying.

Thank you.

12:34 PM  
Blogger juliana said...

thanks loads .. i'll try to balance out the sound levels okay..

take care!

1:41 PM  
Anonymous Isaac said...

First of all, you deserve all these support and no doubt of it it will gradually increase your self-confident.

Am I right? :)

And everything you do, just follow your heart, and you'll eventually know what to do next. It's all about the spontaneous ya! And I'm sure at this point, your heart will make choices that will bring the happiness that you ever dream of into your beautiful life. :)

To answer your entry's title, home is where place that will keep you safe from things. You'll feel secure and left problems behind the back and enjoy your time with your lovely family. There isn't the thing called second chance anymore something bad happen, especially to your loved ones. Appreciate what you have and enjoy your life to the fullest!

And yes, you really make my day today. =D

1:30 AM  
Blogger the Razzler said...

Dear Juliana ....

Loves you at the SYTYCD show! :) :)

Here's a suggestion!!

Maybe you can share some of your wonderful quotes at the end of each show .. :) :)

That would be wonderful & something to look forward to!!

1:42 PM  
Blogger *cosmic freak* said...

hey babe. its been awhile huh. good to know that you've updated.

work have been hectic for me, too many deadlines, too little brain I have. I thought writing is fun until I had to write 2 corporate newsletters, haiyoooo....

anyways, from my nomadic upbringing, home is not only where you heart is. home is when you find comfort. your comfort zone. and your comfort zone can be in starbucks, laughing and giggling with your girls. home can be a big warm hug in the middle of the road when you bid them goodnight. home is on the bed, smiling and chatting on the phone. home can be lying on mother's lap even when you're 25 year old. home is twirling in the middle of the dancefloor when your favorite earth, wind & fire song is playing on air.

yes, home is your comfort zone. when you feel most comfort and at ease.

btw, miss you lots babe. and I wonder when on earth we'll have that coffee.

-abby the fake intellectual can be found now at

6:41 AM  
Blogger Tenno Miyake said...

giler lama x update.. u must have been busy.

what's next project?

5:31 PM  
Blogger Eka said...

tskk...tskkk...i miss home so much..

its makes me travel thousand miles away from home to make me realise, no matter how bad your place can be, it still the best place in the world..furthermore, its not as bad as what we think though..

2:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Welcome back...

It's been awhile; we all thought you'd never come back.

Very recently I was having a holiday in my kampung for about 2 weeks and it felt like home to me. It has been that way for the last 27 years and I wouldn't want it any other way.

Yes, home is spiritually speaking a special place located inside all of us. That makes it universal...

But sometimes home is also a very special, very real geographical location on the physical map we call Earth. That makes it very particular and local...

And I've found that though it's good to always be able to pitch tent anywhere and call it home (on a spiritual level), it is also a comforting feeling to know that you've established roots somewhere special all your own (on a terrestrial level). This is why Jerusalem is equally important to Muslims, Christians and Jews the world over; pity there's so much squabbling over a piece of land we can all share...

So I decided to compose a homecoming ditty called HUMBLE HEARTH AND HOME one fine morning during my sojourn into solitude in Negri Sembilan. I'd like to share some of the lyrics with you because they seem to resonate with what you wrote:

Home is where my heart is
I go back to move on
Hope fills my heart and bliss
When I wake up in the
Morning mysteriously
Makes my mind
And I find
Life is kind.

Welcome home, Juliana!

12:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SYTUCD never been my fav show before i enter The RUUMS on thursday nite. Ges wat? Since then, i've been the most loyal audience on earth. no matter how killing my deadline was, i'l always there. not only bcoz of the dancers or the crowd, but the most important role on stage, Ms JULIANA IBRAHIM! U rock!

9:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

my dear julie guli. still love that act of yours in the comedy with afdlin shauki and in GUBRA.
he he...take good care gurl..;)

-zaira blurchild-

10:22 AM  
Blogger sensei said...

I still can't get pass that FHM shoot... hehe

8:04 AM  
Blogger Joey aka Rizal said...

Hi Juliana, for someone who acts a lot, you can also write. Keep on writing, its entertaining. Good actors are also good writers. P.Ramlee, Seinfeld, Tom Hanks....just to name a few.

Anyways, keep up the good work and hope your heart brings not only home, but places of your dream.

12:19 PM  
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3:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And yes, we had a good LAUGHING sesh in Barbarran back in 2001 didn't we? lol! (yes, continuation of the episode from my cousin's car)...sigh* those were the days...

and the KL TOWER 'rave' with Bern & Kandaq in 2004. that was good. :)

and i forgot to mention how happy i am to see her progressing very well as an actress! kudos to u gurl!

-zaira blurchild-

3:52 PM  
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3:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

joy is a net of love that capture souls [mother teresa]

- cldn't agree more.

4:18 PM  
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4:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

typo la pulak...ok here goes,..

Julie & i go way back in 2001. IN my cousin's car. she was my cousin's ex. pity THEY didn't marry tho', (julie was alreayd like my cousin in law back then..we all DOTE her, but i guess God has other plans.

she was a little sister i never had. cry with her (yes, we really cried), laugh with her. but as years go by altho' the bond still continues, we both have other obligations to look forward to.

all in all, i am happy that she came into my life, happy that she is a friend (in fact a great one) and i'm glad our paths crossed back in 2001. Never regretted a single day that I've known her.

take care my lil' julie guli.


-zaira blurchild-

4:22 PM  

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