Monthly Archives: January 2009

Happy New Year to all and may good tidings come in your way.

Despite the rest afforded by the Chinese New Year festive season, I still felt restless and a very big load of unsettlement weighing upon my chest. I was torn between the need for solitude and a desire to break free. Needless to say, even though the Year of Ox is supposed to be good for those born in the Year of Rooster, it did not start off exactly with the high note I hoped it would.

I took vacation today, mainly because I wanted to sleep in and because I felt I needed a reprieve – to have some time to myself, doing the things I like and regaining my equilibrium. I was listening to music and twirling around in my room, I was watching “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” and in the later part of the day, I was out shopping in a therapeutic fashion if you caught what I mean.

I never really like Cate Blanchett till today. I always thought she was too oddly surreal-looking but in “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button“, she can make twirls so beautifully as a dancer that now my heart leaned in her favour. And the chic dressing.

For what it’s worth, it’s never too late, or in my case too early, to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit… start whenever you want… you can change or stay the same. There are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. I hope you see things that stop you. I hope you feel things that you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life that you’re proud of and if you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again. — Benjamin Button

And strangely after I heard this quote, I teared a little and felt a whole lot better. Even things seemed to take a turn for the better by themselves.

And I found Love, in the form of a keychain, just like the one in the “Sex and the City” movie, to be like Louise – to remind myself to have faith. I am such a movie junkie.

Louise and her Love