A “平安符” from the sis before we started our climb. Make me miss you all so much. Hehe.. Thanks for coming in the wee hours to fetch us from the airport despite having to wake up early for school, attachment, presentations etc. Though taiwan & the mountains will be missed, it’s still nice to be back home seeing close friends you’ve missed terribly. It just goes to show that no matter how much fun & joy you’ve had in other countries, home is still the best because ultimately this is where you grew up in, with a bunch of friends that can never be replaced/ found anywhere else.
posted 3 weeks ago
…initiated by a stimulus. With age, stimulus can be emotional situations.”
Something I came across in the lecture notes.
The mountain friend.
31st oct 2010 was the day we had to leave 小白.
Somehow everytime of this year he just comes into my mind naturally.
It was as if he never leave us before.
I remembered our mountain daddy told us,”Don’t be too attached ar…” Just as the van drove away leaving xiao bai behind.
Sometimes i still wonder what could i have done to keep xiao bai/bring him back with us? Did i really tried hard enough to think of how to bring him back with us? Or had i just dismissed the idea because there were too many barriers laid out right in front of us?
On the contrary, if we had succeeded in bringing xiao bai back, will he really be happy in this big city? Will he get used to it? Or would he have preferred staying in the mountains, continue to live his carefree days there breathing fresh air? (Cos that’s what i’ve always dreamt of)
Just some random thoughts while thinking of our dearest friend i’ve missed since that day we left him.
I need to master the art of detachment.
It’s important in life to conclude things properly. Only then you can let go. Otherwise you are left with words you should have said but never did, & your heart is filled with remorse.
Yann Martel, Life of Pi.
I slept through most of the movie partially because I couldn’t quite catch what was it about and couldn’t quite understand de’ “accent”, the way people talked inside.
& partially I was just simply exhausted from mugging the nights before going genting.
But just 1 sentence.
That caught me right there.
And a man without memories is just a shell.
Mitch Albom, The Timekeeper.
Coincidentally, the answer to the question I’ve pondered about 2 days ago appeared.
Or maybe it’s just God’s way of replying.
posted 1 month ago
Asking for help doesn’t mean you are weak. Knowing when to ask when you need it makes you stronger.
And so says the “ah beng”.
Which kinda made some sense :)
This edition of Edgar Allan Poe’s short story “The Imp of the Perverse,” designed by Helen Friel, must be destroyed to be properly read. Friel explains, “‘The Imp of the Perverse’ discusses the voice inside all of us that makes us to do things we know we shouldn’t do. Each page is perforated in a grid system with sections of the text missing. Readers must follow the simple instructions to tear and fold specific sections to reveal the missing text. Books are usually precious objects and the destruction is engineered to give the reader conflicting feelings, do they keep the book in it’s perfect untorn form? Or give into the imp and enjoy tearing it apart?
Would love to get my hands on this book :)