On "Savouring the Moment"
Funny how about 5 years ago, having my own place, working a "steady job" were one of my top future priorities, things I have to nail down before I get married and moving up from early adulthood to, well... my 30s. (Sorry for those of who are close - I mean no offense, really..!) Anyhow, and now that I have these things firmly within my grasp, I thank God and just hope I could make the most out of it. I think 'growing up' almost equals 'growing in insecurity' - fear of losing things and fear of regret. At least that's my case ... Sometimes. I don't want to look back 5 years from now and regret what I should have done or should not have done when I am at the place just where I wanted to be 5 years ago.
Oh.... to learn to savour the moment, continually...!
A familiar saying [yet refreshing everytime I hear it nonetheless] was sent to me via email by a friend this week:
"Work like you don't need the money.
Love like you've never been hurt.
Dance like nobody is watching.
Sing like nobody is listening.
Live like it's heaven on earth."
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On "Living Like it's Heaven on Earth"
So Japan is a pretty materialistic society. Though it's probably unfair to assert that other countries are less materialistic, but I think Japan really comes across with this very image at first glance. And as a female consumer, it's an even easier task to take notice of the prevailing BUY, BUY, BUY! Spirit here, in the Land of Living Dolls. (Gosh, that just sounds plain scary, doesn't it?)
Now, while I am in no place to judge and point fingers since I find it an absolute wonder and 'ENJOY! ENJOY!' in "Doll-ing Up", I have to say that sometimes it does get to me.
I guess in the end it's all about creating your own fashion stage, gaining others' momentary favor, to please men (you can take that word for word, too), but in the end what does it all amount to?
We spend hours, days, a lifetime to win something that lasts only for a moment, and blindly miss the goal that brings us to Eternity. I guess it's only normal to be unable to see clearly when there's so much wordly glitter and sparkles around us.
But we should learn to live like it's Heaven on Earth. Or, better yet, 'to live with Heavenly Perspective on Earth'. Oops, hope I didn't infringe on any copyrights here. I'm just paraphrasing.
Words from Above:
"But now that you know God- or rather are known by God - how is it that you are turning back to those weak and miserable principles? Do you wish to be enslaved by them all over
again?" (Galatians 4: 9)
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Random as random gets:
My first thick frame glasses since High School/Cegep times... Is this a sign of the Peter Pan syndrome? That I'm so lost in my fear of growing up that I'm going back to my younger, previous looks? Mostly likely not. But maybe a tiny tad bit. But for what it's worth, I think it looks groovy. kkk.
Craving Taiwanese-style Breakfast. I gave a presentation on my Cultural Background not long ago, and I think I did a good job in promoting Taiwan [yumminess] and convinced a lot of people to go... myself included.
Now it doesn't take a genius to see that my Dad and I look strikingly alike. We have the same small eyes, tall nose, full lips, same smile, frameless glasses, and we're both wearing grapefruit skins on our heads.