Friday, August 9, 2019

Lifetime

There he was, standing in front of the flower bouquet indoors. He held her hands in his, giggling as they try to complete the ceremony. Well, this was more ceremonial than anything, making it official I guess.

Surrounded by friends, they make the best of the situation. Every serious photo was followed by a not serious one. They do their best work when it’s a candid. Every now and then the friend tries to stir up some shit. “Be more sexy” He would say. “Think teletubbies!”

Before everything, he was confronted by his friend, he asked “Are you sure you want to do this?”

“I’m sure”

“Alright, let’s do this”

As he tells it, “my feet are extremely warm”.

1 down. 3 to go.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

还是要幸福



你如果很幸福
半夜的簡訊我就無需回覆
因為你的悲喜已經有了 容身之處
我也 能有 最純粹的孤獨
最孤獨 的孤獨

If you found your happiness
I won't need to reply to your midnight texts
Because you have found a place for your sorrows and joy
And I can finally have the purest form of loneliness
The lonelinest of loneliness

Sunday, August 4, 2019

KTV

He wanted to sing his heart out.

He went with his closest friends, he did not want a big crowd. In that case, well, people would be fighting for the mic wouldn't it.

He's got his song list, his list of emotions that he wanted to get out. I guess he could have done it at home. You could argue that it is not the same is it. The acoustics are amazing, the microphone is good, it's happy hour. What else could you ask for really.

Song selection is average, but most of the songs are there.

Between his songs, his friends would get in a song of their own.

In their words: "one English and then one Chinese". They didn't really keep to that, but you know, who's counting.

The third song...

He couldn't get to the second verse.

The lines were rolling on screen. He turned the singer back on, trying to maintain some sense of continuity.
我真的懂,你不是喜新厌旧
是我没有,陪在你身边当你寂寞时候

He tried again, and tried again.
我不难过,这不算什么
只是为什么,眼泪会流我也不懂

He failed. He just let the song play out. It's a good song too. Classic.

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Park

He loves her with all of his heart. She does too.

He wonders about their differences, and if it meant that they shouldn't be together. He wanted to go out sometimes, she didn't. She did not like crowds. He was... whatever with it.

There would be frustration, compromises. He would get upset over social events, she would get upset over entertainment. They are still going strong though.

We sat down at a bench.

"Listen, I need you guys to fucking make it okay. You need to!"

"I don't think I will leave her. Not in a million years. If she asked me to..."

He paused, we looked out at the softball game that's going on.

The blue team is really bad at catching, they're making it up with hitting though. The green team is just average. The referee is taking it way too seriously though.

"If she asked me to, I would do it..., but I'll probably end up like you."

Ha, jackass.

"Well I don't think you have to worry about that, nobody ends up like me."

I pointed at him, did the "look at me" motion.

"Hey, you better try your fucking hardest."

He smirks.

"Yeah yeah"

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Walking

He walked with her along the lake. It was a place that you could never really see unless you were authorized to. Seeing the cityscape, it was wonderful, it was beautiful, she is beautiful.

They walked and walked, through to the market.

As they walked through the market, she broke the news to him in front of a greek frozen yogurt store.

"Wow".

His brain started to consume and digest the news, he realized he had a lot of growing up to do.

He was scared. He was puzzled. He is determined.

From that point on, everything was different.