Saturday, October 9, 2010

smile, open your eyes, love and go on

"You can shed tears that she is gone,
or you can smile because she has lived.
You can close your eyes and pray that she'll come back,
or you can open your eyes and see all she's left.
Your heart can be empty because you can't see her,
or you can be full of the love you shared.
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday,
or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
You can remember her only that she is gone,
or you can cherish her memory and let it live on.
You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back.
Or you can do what she'd want: smile, open your eyes, love and go on."

~David Harkins

出会い - an encounter

"In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit"
~ Albert Schweitzer

Actually the pictures and the quote doesn't have any connection whatsoever, i just feel like uploading recent photographs that i took... so i put it together in this post ^-^

Anyway.. recently i've got to think about the word "出会い" (deai) in english it means "an encounter". I like how merriam-webster define 'encounter' as,
-to meet especially by chance
-a particular kind of meeting or experience with another person

for some reasons, i found this word beautiful. i mean, try to see the real meaning of this word, the experience behind it...
i feel like i have encountered lots of people in my 23 years of life, and some of them truly affecting my life. their very existence shape me as a person i am today. that's why i feel grateful to meet those people in my life, it really is a blessing for me. i feel like i've learn a lot n experience a lot through my encounter with them. it seems that, the word encounter have a big definition after all.

i wonder have u ever think about simple things like an encounter? feel grateful for a little think that unexpectedly have major impact in your life. now each day i try to see those little things n be grateful for it.

lurking around downtown at midnight

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

When did it stop being fun and start being scary?

....When you're young, your whole life is about the pursuit of fun.
Then, you grow up and learn to be cautious. You could break a bone or a heart.
You look before you leap and sometimes you don't leap at all,
because there's not always someone there to catch you.
And in life, there's no safety net.
When did it stop being fun and start being scary?...
~Carrie Bradshaw, Sex and The City.

It's so true... as we grow up, it's as if we forgot how to live the moment and just have fun. we started to over-think and over-analyze every single thing. We learn to turn off our expectations, not because we stop having hope, but more like we avoid to be let down by someone we care or something important to us when everything is falls apart.
The thing is, sometimes this also means that we unconsciously turn ourselves into pessimists. we forgot how fun it is to try something new, to fight for what we want, to be true to ourselves... and how exciting it is to take a leap of faith, make mistakes and just enjoy life as it is without holding back or feeling scared. Mistake is not a negative thing when you're able to turn it into lesson learned.

ten words you need to stop mispelling... oops, i mean MISSPELLING!

"If your pants are too loose, you might lose your pants."
“Affect” is a verb, as in “Your ability to communicate clearly will affect your income immensely.” “Effect” is a noun, as in “The effect of a parent’s low income on a child’s future is well documented.” By thinking in terms of “the effect,” you can usually sort out which is which, because you can’t stick a “the” in front of a verb. While some people do use “effect” as a verb (“a strategy to effect a settlement”), they are usually lawyers, and you should therefore ignore them if you want to write like a human.

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