Guests

There are certain people in your life that one day come and go as guests. They don’t stay long yet leave you some sweet memories.

During my short time in Adelaide, I’ve met one. I’m not sure if he was the reason Adelaide in my memory is such a beautiful and peaceful place that I want to stay forever, but whenever I think of him, those memories makes me feel warm.

The city of Adelaide didn’t impress me much at first. Before traveling to South Australia, I had been to Melbourne and Sydney – the busiest cities in Australia and I still had that spirit in me, thus Adelaide appeared to be so quiet to me when I first arrive. There are not much buildings on the way from the airport to the city centre; instead, are many… trees and lands which made me feel like I was heading to a countryside. In fact, South Australia is a region of farming. It has a vast area of vineyards – this made the state the largest wine production region. I still remember the feeling of sitting in a beautiful garden, surrounding by trees and flowers, looking at the immense vineyard shining under the sun and enjoying good white wine (I personally prefer white wine). I was such a pleasant feeling, all my stress stayed behind. I was there, floating my mind in the clouds when he suddenly and gently asked,

“So, what do you think?”

“About what?”, I relied in a daze.

“About the wine, not about your future husband”, he laugh. His joke made me feel embarrassed because I’ve just told everybody at lunch that I was looking for my future husband. I could feel that my face was in red color. It was also because of the wine probably. I think I was a bit drunk….

If other cities wear a modern dress, Adelaide has its own antique appearance. Looks like it has a British soul. Buildings are of British styles and they look a bit old. It was not until I walked with him in the street that I realized the city has it own beauty, especially at night. It was after dinner and he walked 2 other friends and me back to the hotel. We didn’t talk much. I just walked with him and enjoy the city view at night. All I remember was the beautiful river shined with colorful lights from buildings, along which stood a line of tree that had the color of autumn, and he asked me if I would like a another shot of whiskey. Right now I suddenly wonder whether my image in his head is a girl that likes to drink a lot (?!?).

The day I left Adelaide, I knew I would miss it a lot. I would miss a smile in the sun, a gentle voice in the wind, would miss the feeling of walking behind someone’s back. I would miss the trees, the building and the wine.

I was a guest in his city and he was a guest in my life. I don’t know what I left in him, maybe nothing. But he gave me a beautiful memory. For that I still feel lucky. It is lucky to have such a good memories in life, isn’t it?

A beautiful view in Adelaide

— K. — 

Several Words About Getting Lost

Do you easily get lost?

I do.

I can be good at manythings, but not at remembering directions. When I come to a new place and although people have showed me the way to somewhere, I still get lost if I go on my own. Feels like my brain doesn’t have the function of locating places. It can remember clearly any other things except directions. And I even get lost in my dreams. Many times.

I think when I sleep, my mind travels to other places. I dream every night, but can only remember some. However, there is a dream that I have seen many times: I got to somewhere – I couldn’t find the way back –  there was someone to help me – I found the way out, but I never got out of that place because I have already waken up (!). The places changed everytime, but the plot didn’t. Sometimes I went to the countryside which had complex paths and many bridges, and I even had to swim across the river. Sometimes I saw I was still in high school, but the school had many weird stairs that were all built erected. Sometimes I went to a strange place that I may have seen in movies (^^) and it had different walls and rooms which made me lost….

If dreams have some connections with real life, I think my dreams have done a great job. It reflects correctly my reality: I’m on the way finding myself.

To this point of my life, I have done what my parents expected: completed a degree, got a stable job and be able to support myself. But I think I’m still lost. I have never followed any plans. Everything turned to a different direction in the last minute and turned out that they were good choices for me. It all happened by chances. But seriously, I think I need a plan, a goal to follow. And while there’s no goal, I’m lost. Lost in this life of complexity. Lost in finding my passions. What is my big target in life? Who I want to become? They are still unsolved questions.

I’ve just got up and feel lost again ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

P/s: Although there is not the word “journey” in this post, I think it’s about Journey – Life journey!

— K. —

Find peace in this crazy worldย 

For a busy Saturday morning.ย Day 3 ofย Developing Your Eyeย course-ย Water ๐Ÿ’ฆ.ย 

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Today’s theme reminds me of this beautiful view in Adelaide, South Australia. I captured this in my business trip there 2 months ago and I’m glad I did. It is a very peaceful place with friendly people. I usually think of it when this crazy world makes me tired.

I love my job. But there are days that everything just do not go well, that all troubles seem flowing in at the same time and I feel stressed and overload and so much pressure. And I hate it.

These days I just want to run away, to escape from this world. I just want to go back to Adelaide, to stand in the bridge and look at this peaceful river, to wander in the street covered with yellow leaves and to feel the wind blowing through my hairs. And I feel calm.

The older I am, the more I want to have peace in mind.

— K. —

Sad Friday

I’m breathless

Falling down

Sinking into my own sadness

What I feel

Our connection

Has it ever been real?

I’m so torn

Sky’s so grey

Those memories won’t fade…

Made me laugh

Made me cry

They’re part of this messy life

— K. —

 

๐ŸŽต I’m Forbidden ๐ŸŽต

Hi guys,

Welcome back ๐Ÿ˜‰

Music time again ๐Ÿ˜‹ Today’s prompt reminds me of this song right away: I’mย Forbiddenย by Thanh Bui – a Vietnamese singer.

Don’t worry it’s an English song and I bet you would like it. His voice is just awesome. He used to be in the Australian Idols๐Ÿ˜Š

The reasons I think of this song? Because of its title?Yes! And also because of its lyrics. The chorus keeps repeating I’m forbidden, yes forbidden. I’m forbidden to say that I love you!,ย just like the man is shouting out loud in despair.๐Ÿ˜”

The lyrics don’t tell the whole story, but I can imagine that it’s a triangle relationship the man is in. He is struggling with his own, head says no, heart says yes. He is stuck. Being in such a relationship is really stuck. But I think no one should be blamed. It’s destiny’s fault. I have watched a movie called 5 to 7.ย It’s about a married woman falling in love with a young, single man. They can only meet from 5 to 7 everyday but their feeling was so strong that they thought they was made for each other. The woman felt like that was the first time she really fell in love. One day, the man couldn’t stand not having her with him all the time, he decided to propose to her and she bursted into tears of happiness. However she couldn’t accept it. She had 2 children and wanted to give them and full family. She couldn’t just follow her own happiness. And they were separated.

That was a sad movie. Just like this song. The man found himself forbidden to just say I love you, asย I’m damned if I do, shamed if I don’t…

It’s true that loving can hurt sometimes (this one is in another song lol). Okey, it’s now time for you to listen to it for yourself. Do let me know how you feel ๐Ÿ˜‰

Good night to me and good day to some of you ๐Ÿ˜Š

– K. –


๐ŸŽถ Mad world ๐ŸŽถ

I love songs and I love singing. I feel like I can express myself a lot when I sing. Music is like a miracle therapy! โœจ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŒŸ

Recently I’ve just discovered a new song (well, not sure if it’s really new but it’s new to me ๐Ÿ˜‹) and I love it! It’s Mad world by Hardwell ๐Ÿ™‚ 

This song is about a man who had been living his life in grey and sadness until someone came and color it, made it more beautiful. He felt like his crazy world full of bad things was turned to amazing! The melody of the song is lovely. Its fast but gentle rhythm seems to transfer the man’s happiness to listeners, telling them his life is now full of lights ๐Ÿ™‚

This is actually not a new plot, but putting into this song, it creates a new feeling, at least to me ๐Ÿ˜Š When I come home after a long day at work, I listen to it and imagine the mad world become amazing, and I feel very pleased!

If you haven’t listened to it, give it a try!

If you have and feel the same way, give me a like ๐Ÿ˜‹

-K. –

Dream island

If there’s an island
Just for us
Will you come and stay?

Where life is not a mess
Out of stress
Where life is not just work
No burden

Where all pains are healed
Where no fight, no kill
Where all night all day
We sing and we play

Where distance is nothing
Our hands are holding
We could do everything
Each day is amazing!…

But honey
If there’s no such island
Just for us
Will you still come and stay?

– K. –

Daily promt – Island

Quote I like today

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When I first read this quote, I feel like its author was talking to me. Now I want to tell it to someone who has sneaked in my life for 74 days.

I don’t know why God brought you to me, but I’m sure he has his reasons. It’s not you or me who came late; I belive we met “at exactly the right moment”. If it was at another time or in another places, I wouldn’t have caught your attention. I’m glad I did ๐Ÿ™‚

For those who stop by my blog, I want to sing to you an English version of a Vietnamese song I love (which I translated ๐Ÿ˜‹). Well, let your imagination fly, just think that I am singing, ok?

Sometimes walking on the road
I wonder where we are heading to
If that day you didn’t walk to me
We didn’t meet, where we are now?

Sometime looking at the clock
I think about the meaning of time
If that day, in a different time
Would you still catch my eyes?

Happy weekend, guys ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

– K. –

—Updated 07/07/2015–

This is also for task on Day 5 of my Everyday Inspirationย course ๐Ÿ™‚

Twilight or dawn

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You think this photo was taken at dawn or at twilight?

I took it at twilight, after a heavy rain, but still feel like it has captured the beginning of sunrise. Everything looks so fresh and clean after the rain. I feel thankful to think that all dirts in the city are wipped out, and so are my stress.

A long day is about to over. Sun is gonna rise and give us a new great day.

Wish you all have a wonderful day ๐Ÿ™‚