The autumn in Hokkaido remains forever a special time in my mind. I’ll never forget the trips to view the lake, the smokey mountains, the wonderful gardens, the nature walks. I was very happy there. Having to return here is always a dread. From Japan. I have plenty of wonderful memories of her, her people, and her land. Whenever I think of going to another country, I would use her as a basis of comparison. It’s not fair I know. I like her so much that most countries pale in comparison despite being exciting as well. I’m as obstinate as a mule. My mind is just so entrenched with my likes and dislikes. How does one forget about things, places and people one loves so much????? I just can’t get Japan out of my mind. Really regretted not going there much earlier. If I had, I wouldn’t even have had started on anything here. Because, I know, where I belong, my heart and my soul.
Taiwan is a wonderful country as well. In many ways, she reminds me of the country I love so much. Cultured, civilized, good mannerisms ……
Perhaps that’s also the reason why Beijing and Shenzhen differ so much. Just like HK and Taiwan.
Would we also have the four seasons eventually? I believe so. Just that it may not be during my lifetime here. What does winter signify? It’s sad to see the trees without leaves…but there’s a time for everything. God makes it a cycle. The cycle of life. One round. It’s a round. I love kids alot. Just that the thought of going a ROUND is enough to make me concentrate on my other goals in life. I’m suffocating for time and personal space. I need lots. I’m a queer fellow, maybe at least for now. I like to be quiet. And enjoy the silence. I don’t think that silence is deafening to me. The enjoyment is fantastic, just like two decades ago I enjoyed it by just lying on the wooden bench by the wooden pavilion by the sea……such encounters are fantastic to me and I cherish them…such moments.
Someone once commented that I wouldn’t be able to live in such state of quietness as that would be terribly boring in the long run. I guess, this statement had outrightly highlighted the grand difference between the someone and me. Total mismatch. Different goals and thoughts of life. To me, the perfect place would be in the farm, tending to the animals and out in the fields. Against the background of the mountains and the rivers…that’s haven to me. I just don’t want to see skyscrapers, neon bright lights, loud music, mindless chatters…that’s why I don’t like the sights of Tokyo and HK. Too cramped and too many tall buildings all around. I have claustrophobia. However, if they do retain more of their traditional buildings, then it helps pretty much…a cross of old and new 🙂
I think, one of the benefits of being happy is, one would look younger…hahaha…so happy that the driver said I looked no more than 30. Must be due to the fact that i adhere to this motto: Happiness is a choice. Or rather, I’m more Ah-Q than most…nut-loose….. 🙂