day 966 – random sights

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a random sighting during my random adventures just because it was sunny out. nothing really special about this apple, but i just like the way it fans out. it fits well into its context and the environment it lives within. wandering around town without purpose or intention can sometimes lead to cool findings. i wouldn’t mind more excursions like this and only when i can afford to do that, would life be made simple and carefree

day 877 – christmas homecooking

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enjoying a homemade dinner feast on christmas day. the food on the table shows my family has some proven chefs, and that’s not me, cause all i did was toss the salad. festive seasons like this reminds me that i am truly blessed with the people i am surrounded by, for all these people listen and help me through my many troubles and insecurities. but none more so, than those that share the tong genes, for they work tirelessly to guide me through no matter the situation. my life wouldn’t be the same without any one of you out there and tis the season to reflect and be thankful for all that i have. let it be known that each and every one of you have a place in my heart

胡鴻鈞 – 幸福

really like a handful of his songs to complement a very good voice, this one especially sticks for some reason. it’s on the mellow side, a bit of a change from the other upbeat tunes i like to listen to when at the gym. i never mind seeing his song pop up in my playlist during my drives, kind of like what the song suggests – happiness

resolution series: [thirteen] independence

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at times like this when my parents are travelling around the world, i realize how much they have to do on a daily basis. even the most basic things like cooking meals, doing laundry, washing dishes, turning off lights, and taking out garbage. they take care of majority of all that, making mine and my brother’s life less stressful. though none of that those duties are difficult, they are very time consuming. the act of preparing, cooking and then washing the dishes is a tedious process and before i know it, an hour as passed by. as i grow older, i come to understand how precious they are and how dependent i have become. this is definitely the time to learn how to be more independent so to relieve my parents of their burden. slowly getting better at it, and good knowing that i won’t starve to death or run out of clean clothes to wear while they are away. going through the learning process of supporting myself physically, emotionally and financially. learning that earning money is hard but saving is even more difficult. understanding that success doesn’t come overnight and everything that contributes to future success requires utmost commitment. at a certain point, i won’t have anyone to lean on but myself. only when i can manage all that can i stand alone. there comes a time when i need to give back because that’s the least i could do in return

day 451 – odometer

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racking up the mileage ever since i became the legal owner of shadow. this asset was a large investment on first instalment and is very expensive to feed and maintain, but its an asset i wouldn’t give up. it’s brought me to new heights to many places i have never seen before, driven me to many important events and given me every right to do as i wish to enjoy the things in life. it has raised my standard of living in many possible ways and opened my eyes to see all that i never imagined and i am very happy my shadow reached 45000km today

take the good with the bad

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note that not everyday will be the best day of your life because there’s only one in a lifetime and one must live through its entirety before recognizing that. everyone has a different standard and perspective on what good is, it is just a matter of coping with what’s granted to us because most likely someone out there has less than you and is still content with what they have. i must learn to stay positive even at times when it seems like nothing is going right. always be reminded that one bad day doesn’t stay that way because there will a chance to start off fresh the very next day. as long as the good days outweighs the bad days, there’s nothing to complain about. after all, it’s your life and it’s what you make out of it

twenties series: [seven] drama

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throughout each of the schooling stages so far, i have met a lot of different people with unique characters. some people are born with the innate ability to be drama queens and drama kings. it is no uncommon when situations seen by different sides will result in different stories, that’s when they overreact and blow things out of proportion just to get other’s attention and seek support. i have been involved in a series of dramatic events in the past, none of which was worthwhile for the amount of time and energy put forth to resolving all that. i can’t really speak for others, maybe some people enjoy being in the middle of drama, but i personally would like to distant myself from all that. i learned that i like to stay away from drama as much as i can because it causes too much stress and takes a lot of time and effort. try to focus on what’s controllable and don’t waste my precious time stressing over what’s beyond my control. with the amount of stress i have in my daily life, the last thing i need is to add on more unnecessary stress. i find that the older i get, the less involved i want to be in these uncalled for situations. it’s just good to keep some things personal and keep life simple whenever possible because sometimes less is more. the only drama i like and is absolutely addicted to is hong kong tvb drama, otherwise, leave me out of it