Sunday, September 14, 2008

Today is the mooncake festival - I have lost touched many many years ago!!!

Today Shanghai rain all day, although it was not heavy but it is enough to depress you. When I am sitting for my usual Starbucks session, I realize today is the mooncake festival.....I really don't recall when the last time I celebrate Mooncake festival, it must be few decade ago!!! That was the time When I stay with my parent, we used to perform worship to the moon and prepared a lot of goodies for our stomach, I recalled we lighted up a lot of candles and lantern but what remain now was just boxes of China tasteless moon cake no matter there are from 5 star hotel or famous cake house....only those moon cake from Malaysia or Hong Kong are really to my liking!!!

When I stay a board or even after I left my home town in Sungai Siput to pursue my study and career, Mooncake festival remain something to remember......if not because it is a holiday in China, I certainly do not notice today is the day. Am I value Mooncake festival ? the answer definitely "YES" I will said a big "YES" but remain a "YES" and nothing have changed. I always fall into deep thought try to find in my memory for the past especially during this kind of festival. I lost my track and worse still I don't even know how I lost it!! How pathetic am I !

I called home just now and asked my mum have they celebrated Mooncake festival and to my suprise they also did not prepare anything for the celebration and it seem that today have been forgotten and it was just like any other normal day! I promise myself one day I will celebrate the moon cake festival in a traditional way again...yes one day!!

Friday, September 05, 2008

What a day!!!!

Life sometime come with a lot of surprise, sometime when you think you are ready but most of the time you are caught in surprise! During the recent Merdeka Lunch gathering in Shanghai, I pump into my old college mate whose I have not contact for over 18 years! but funny though, we used to live in a city for almost 5 years and we never come across each another and have to wait until 18 years after to meet in a foreign soil!!! That I call surprise!!!!

Then suddenly I find myself reconnect back to my old college mate that some of them have not met for decade, we start to exchange e-mail and chat about old time!!! I am kind of person whose like to attach to memory but I fail every time to recall what I have lost.........!!!! May be the reality of life force me to admit that I should forgot the pass and focus on the future. However when you reach certain age, you tend to slow down the steam for the future and start to appreciate the pass, I am not saying that we should not continuous to improve but you just like to search the pass in your memory.

Any how, life need to go on and there are so many commitments in life you need to fulfill before you can really decide what you want to do without need to take consideration of others. Hopefully I will have more surprises to come!!!