Monday, December 05, 2005
It's been one week since I arrived at Singapore. It certainly feels like 3 months though. In one week life can change so much. This is almost a different world. Everyday I'm constantly stimulated by different culture and sights. Despite the exhaustion, I feel so refreshed, so stimulated by all the things around me. Fear of the unknown has given way to curiosity and excitement. One day is always different to another when I decided that I did not want to sit around at home moping about not knowing anyone. It's a big city, it's time to take action!
So I started doing things I have never done before, like visiting all these parts of the unknown by myself, and exploring salsa clubs joining classes to attend after work. Wondering around a big city that seems to be buzzing with electricity with far greater night life and shopping that I can ever imagine in Melbourne has been a fun discovery for me. The other day I saw an Indian festival. The worshipping of the budda/Indian gods through the piercing of flesh using giant metal probes far larger than your average knitting needles. This was practiced on both men and women, probes piercing through cheeks, backsides and arms. That was certainly an experience I would never have witnessed back home. What an eye opener! I must admit it did make my stomach feel queasy.
Sigh, what a week it has been. I do feel a lot more settled though. Which is great. Goodnight diary.
xiao ying @ 8:22 PM.
Name: Xiao Ying
Year of birth: 1982
Star Sign: Scorpio
Goal: To capture moments in life, and share it with those who matter
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"NOW" is a gift, that's why they call it "THE PRESENT"
Travel life has the essence of a dream.
It is something outside the normal,
yet you are in it.
It is peopled with characters you have never seen before
and in all probability will never see again.
It brings occasional homesickness, and loneliness,
and pangs of longings...
But you are like the vikings who have gone into a world of adventure,
and home is not home until you return.
But home is where the heart is.
So where is home?
Dance like no one is watching
Love like you've never been hurt
Sing like no one's listening
Live like it's heaven on earth
Chocolate flows in deep dark, sweet waves, a river to ignite the mind and alert the senses...
Unexpected events in our daily lives are like different flavors that lie waiting beneath each chocolate cover.
Just like Forrest Gump explained:
"Life is like a box of chocolate, coz you never know what you're gonna get"