The simplicity


This little guy made my day. Don’t get me wrong, my day was amazing hanging out with friends. Seeing friends from the best summer ever, which was three years ago is great. I have not talked to them or seen them since that summer. They are both in Hong Kong for this week and for one of them, it’s her first time in town. Bringing them around and at the same time, doing a little shopping myself. It’s good to catch up, and laugh about our Explo memories.

On my way home, I walked by and ended up stopping by Seafront. There was a women eating with her pet- the parrot. I was shocked, I have never seen the parrot before but  apparently  they come quite often. The parrot was just in his own little world too busy eating to care about anything else. When he was done eating, he would jump around, dance around whether or not there were anyone watching him. I was sitting there drinking my lime soda and watching his every move. He would look at me and say “Hello.” I could not stop smiling and laughing.

I wish our life is as simple as that. Just eat and play and not having to worry or care about anything else.  Though our life is busy and hectic, it’s nice to take time off and just spend some time alone. Whether it’s in your room, listenning to music and staring up into the wall. Or sitting next to the ocean and listenning to the sound of the waves and staring into the stars. Tonight I felt carefree, even though at the back of my head, it was reminding me that school will be starting in less than 12 hours, and I won’t have much time to hang out with my friends anymore, I felt relaxed. With people sitting around me eating with their friends, with car’s zooming by, and the music playing at seafront- I still felt carefree. It was like nothing else was going on except for the parrot who was just enjoying himself. Sitting there just staring at the parrot, naturally, I had one of the biggest smile on my face.


This is why…

Jessy Chew is my best friend. So get this.. about a minute after I posted my last post where I said “Now I’m just waiting for Jessy to get her butt back to Manhattan and Hong Kong…” I get a phone call which made me mute my music. But the person on the line cut me off after I picked up. Then I heard my door bell rang. I had no idea who it was because it could not have been my helper or my parents. I opened the door and there she was.. standing right there!

I was speechless, besides the fact that I just posted that and wrote that last sentence on my last entry, I was also about to link her site to my wordpress and talking to a friend about the Westlife concert where I was also thinking about Jessy. I thought she was coming back tomorrow night, but she came back early and decides to surprise me. I asked her how she knew I was home. She said she went online as appearing offline and saw that I was online. I’m impressed. So nice to have her back.

After causeway, I went back to stanley and was not ready to go home yet. So I went to seafront and hung out. I have not been there on a saturday or sunday night before most of them gets off work in a long time. I use to quite alot, and it was nice just talking to each and every one of them. Sitting there just listenning to them talk, making fun of them, talking to them about the most random subjects and laughing with them was very nice. I missed it alot. I really wish I could’ve stayed and talked to them, actually had decent one on one conversation with some of them when they got off work… especially when school is starting in two days and I won’t have many chances to go there… Sigh. That place makes me happy.


It’s days like these.


Today is such a beautiful day, although a little hot- the blue sky and white clouds makes me happy. School starts in 2 days, but this is summer, this weather. Perfect to chill out on this side of the island. For the past few weeks, it has either been non-stop rain, cloudy and humid, or sunny and humid. It’s good to see the sun out once again.

Church was good, nice to see most people back, get the youth section of the church back into spirit. Lunch was good, despite the temptation to have Krispy Kreme donuts afterwards, I did not to prevent getting even more out of shape than I already am. Besides, I had to be at American Club anyway. Meeting up with old friends is always a plus. I saw Darius and Christy, whom I met on the Tsunami relief trip held by the youth ministry last summer, at the American Club, had a nice chat with Darius, catching up with things that happened this past year, exchanging humorous stories, talking about life. Congrats to you both by the way… Sitting outside on the green, but under the shade, with a little breeze. It was nice.

Meeting up with Jon for dinner. It’s good to have him back. It’s been a good day so far, busy yet still having time to breathe and enjoy. Now I’m just waiting for Jessy to get her butt back to Manhattan and Hong Kong…


Everything else is secondary.

One of the things that I was interested in after I came back from my brother’s graduation in May was reading commencement addresses. I came across the Standford University commencment address in year 2005 by Steve Jobs- the CEO of of Apple computer. I read it and never thought much about it until I recieved it in an email again today. It’s very refreshing to read the address. One of the things that struck me was this.

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” – Steve Jobs

Many people don’t realize that they are living someone else’s life. They believe another person seems happy, seems to be having a good life.. and so they take away what they do and tries to apply it to themselves, hoping they would also be happy. Alot of times, it does not work that way. Do what you think will make you happy, as Steve Jobs says. Follow your heart and intuition. No matter how much other people, and the world itself tell you to do something because it’s the right thing to do and it’s the way to be succesful. If that thing does not satisfy you, nothing matters. Even if you have everything you want, materialistic things, You’ll always have that empty hole inside you. You’ve got to find what you love. and…

“Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith.”

There’s always going to be times where we break down, where we feel like nothing is going the way we want or the way we planned. But Don’t lose faith. God knows what we want, and He knows what’s best for us. So keep believing. Keep looking for what you love. and Don’t settle until you find it.




There is only a couple more days till school starts. I am a little more ready for school than I was a few days ago. For the past few days, I’ve been at school helping out with New Student Registration and such. It’s been nice catching up with the teachers again. I have to admit I wasn’t quite ready to see all the returning students at school yet.

Above is my schedule. Daughin helped me reschedule and now I have one of the best schedules. Check it out. I have six frees. None in second quarter which kind of sucks because basketball will be starting so will get a bit busy. But having three in the third quarter is always a plus. With so many trips and exams, I need to most time I can get to either work or do my own stuff. Even though I have so many frees, I still have enough credits. My classes are good and my teachers are good except for one but I can’t complain.

Let me know if any of you are in my classes!