Today, I am amazed.
It amazes me that after years of not being in touch, this friend I caught up with via skype, still knows me the best.
Very soon into the conversation, he already grasped the unspoken thoughts…
Given that someone could know me so well, maybe I should heed his suggestions.
Happy Chinese New Year 🙂
Finished work at 1pm today, I guess that is something to be happy about.
Fireworks (or firecrackers) are going off outside. Everyone is celebrating this time of family, unity, and the hopes for prosperity in the new year.
Today, I am resolute.
It’s not exactly “happy”, but it is, in its own way, “positive”.
Today, I am, or shall be, resolute in not reserving and making time for those that does not want my time.
A friend I met in NZ, got to know in Beijing; is now currently based in Taiwan, but came by Hong Kong for a visit.
I like visitors 🙂
I haven’t seen him for nearly 7 years now, and it was nice to just eat and chat.
Today, I had fun.
Disappeared for a few days, and went to Bangkok for a short holiday.
I went with some friends that I grew up with, friends that I have known for ~20 years now. We all grew up in one country, but now all work/live in another.
Somehow, we made it work. We made our way from Hong Kong, London, Bangkok.. and congregated, at Bangkok.
Although we don’t see each other for years at a time, nor talk all that often, we managed to make this happen. And I am most grateful, that after so many years and all that distance, we are still friends.
It was a chillax few days with good food and good company; despite the hot weather.
Good holiday 🙂
Piggy backing off my last piece, I came to realize the other day that I am surrounded by married couples. My colleagues, my friends… it just seemed that it wasn’t too long ago that people I generally interact with were all just like me. But it’s to be expected isn’t it? You know… as we all grow older, we move from one chapter of life to the other and we dive in to make the most of what this stage of our lives has to offer.
I remember in my late twenties, I questioned myself quite often. Why can’t I find that special someone… ??? Like my friends, like my colleagues… some have already been together for a decade already… something that is beyond fathomable and understanding in my mind. I didn’t feel like I was missing out. I wanted to make my own story… but looking at them from the third person angle, it just seemed so easy compared to the challenges I was facing. As I grew wiser, I realized that the problem lied with me, but it was okay because I knew that they just weren’t right for me.
Later last week, I was reflecting back about my experiences over the past few years, few months, and the last few weeks. It was then that I felt happy. I was glad that I am single at this stage of my life. Because I am not attached, I have the opportunity to meet more friends. I have the freedom to go where I like, do what I want to do, and sleep as late as I want in the weekends. Okay… maybe not the last bit because I still have to get up and attend the brunches I have with some friends, haha…
I can honestly say to myself, I am enjoying where I am right now… for now…
As a thank you, the company/chair treated us (the annual dinner committee) to a buffet at Intercontinental!
So much food, and the dessert looks amazing. I was good in that I didn’t eat too much tho.