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Happy Early Father's Day

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Happy Father’s Day to all that are fathers, have fathers, and whose fathers are no longer alive.
Father’s day has always been a day where it’s very mellow and depressing for me. I’ve celebrated it for twenty-four years without a father in my life. My dad passed away when I was only two—it’s not something that I am afraid to tell others when I am asked but it does spark up a mass amount of sadness from deep within me. I never got to know my dad nor had the chance to know what having a dad felt like. I have fantasized what it was like to have a father ever since I was old enough to know my dad was gone and would never come back no matter how many wishes I made to stars at night or how much I prayed. I used to be so envious of my classmates and friends when their dads came to pick them up from school, so envious when I walked by parks and saw kids playing with their dads.
I don’t even have enough memories with him to even recall his voice. Maybe I have heard of his voice but I can’t r…

Fiction and Reality Are Interconnected

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Do you ever wonder at the fact that fiction is fiction but sometimes fiction can be so frighteningly real?
I have recently started reading some Chinese novels in my free time, and I’ve come to the realization once again at how frightening real sometimes fiction can be. Yes, fiction novels may have situations in it that seem so real that it’s frightening because that comes from the author’s personal life. I won’t deny that fact. However, there have been people who’ve said fiction won’t ever come to life because such events and characters exist only in one’s imagination and fantasies. You’ll never meet a man like Harry Potter, Archie Sheridan, Augustus Waters, Edward Rochester, Mr. Darcy, Sherlock Holmes, etc. The list just goes on and on for guys and girls alike! And then there are events such as love at first sight, selfless love, sacrificial love, meeting the perfect guy in high school and marrying them, being able to forgive the person who killed someone you loved or ruined your l…

Ideal Life

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What is your most ideal life? What kind of life had you always dreamt of having since you were a child? Has it ever changed due to your growth and progression of time?
I can bravely say that as children regardless of sex, we all wished to live in a big house with pets and filled with people that love us and be a doctor or lawyer and earn lots of money. I do feel that is the most common childhood dream we have and are influenced by family, media, and teachers to do. Not only that, but children want to do something big and explosive with their lives, they fantasize about being a hero like figure such as a doctor, a police officer, or lawyer, etc. Because becoming any of these occupations is what society teaches us to reach for, it’s not wrong but it adds a lot of unnecessary stress and pressure to children. It’s not wrong to dream about becoming these figures but not everyone can make it or they change their path too many times until they find what they really want.
How many times ha…