Sometimes we begin and sometimes we end.

 Sometimes,  it feels like the way that you feel about something will never change. But you know that it will.   Sometimes,  the same image pop up when you hear a sound or smell a scent. But after a long time, you forget it.  Sometimes,  you are courageous enough to endure it.  And sometimes, you don’t even know where to begin.

Sometimes,

it feels like the way that you feel about something will never change. But you know that it will. 

Sometimes,

the same image pop up when you hear a sound or smell a scent. But after a long time, you forget it.

Sometimes,

you are courageous enough to endure it.

And sometimes, you don’t even know where to begin.

 x  We start our sentences in our own manners and end it with the way that others would like to receive it. We want to care for others but also not forget to take care of ourselves. We still want to listen to the music that we like and sit with our legs criss crossed like a child.   We have our own way of beginning and ending but in between the two are the ways that we want others to feel loved. In between the two are the ways that we sacrifice and let go of ourselves for the sake of others.

x

We start our sentences in our own manners and end it with the way that others would like to receive it. We want to care for others but also not forget to take care of ourselves. We still want to listen to the music that we like and sit with our legs criss crossed like a child. 

We have our own way of beginning and ending but in between the two are the ways that we want others to feel loved. In between the two are the ways that we sacrifice and let go of ourselves for the sake of others.

 

 

L. NG

company fills silence but company works in prolonging silence

and in the silence, words are being spoken

with one another and with the view outside the window.

Thank you friend for your company in sharing silence and in sharing words. Thank you friend for taking care of yourself and myself. I am glad we shared this trip together. It was a good time for both of us. 

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The Beginning in Grain

It was ninety-one days away from home with Iceland being the first stop. The Faroe Islands followed(my favorite alongside Iceland) , and then Copenhagen, Hong Kong, and many provinces in China from Guangdong to Guangxi to Yunnan, Hunan, Jiangxi, and then a short one day trip to Macau. There was also Taipei, Taichung, Hualien in Taiwan, and Hanoi with a one day trip to Ha Long Bay and a two day trip to Sapa for trekking. After Northern Vietnam was Seoul - the city that really does not sleep with clubbing until the sunrise and Korean barbecue until the early AMs. There was also a flight to Jeju-do with the freedom of a rental car for 4 days to explore the whole island. The last stop on the trip was Japan. From Tokyo to Osaka to Kyoto and then a long 12 hour train ride to Sapporo in Hokkaido.

It was a total of 12 flights - one short than originally planned because of Typhoon Hato in Hong Kong which resulted in me booking a last minute flight to leave from Vietnam directly to Seoul. 

Film is still the most endearing way to remember travel because with each shutter comes the record of each grain that makes up a memory. 

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I wrote this draft a long time ago. On September 14, 2017 to be exact. Do I still feel the same way? In some ways, I do. In many ways, yes, I still do. I don't remember the point but the point can always change. I don't think my original intention will be accomplished and that is okay. But, it should live somewhere and here it is. 

I recollect through strings of words, called run on sentences.

incorrect, but in correct. for myself.