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Friday, June 26, 2009

Philosphy from Ice Cream...


The other day I was just strolling along in town, enjoying the rare cool crisp air after a night of heavy rain. It was after a press conference for the Chinese Drama "My Buddy" and I was wearing this black half sleeved jacket with a horizontally striped grey-green off-shoulder top and black skinny jeans. Surprisingly I didn't feel that hot despite the layers I donned.

So I went for ice-cream and decided it would be nice to stroll along Orchard road, people watching as I eat it. I chose 2 flavours-- a green apple one and an orange/passionfruit flavour. Strangely, I had my attention focused on my cuppa ices so much that I forgot all about people watching...

Both flavours were mildly sourish and sweet and what went thru my mind as the ices melted on my tongue is that pehaps life is like a tub of ices with these flavours.

Maybe we're all meant to taste that bitterness and hard part of life before the sweet fruitful part comes?

I dunno if that is true but it does seem to be like that for me so far...

For some people nothing in life comes that easy and they might have to give 100% or maybe even more that that, jus to reach the sweet final spot... And even then, who knows what other roads are behind that spot?

That final spot, may not be final, after all...

3 comments:

James Lau said...

Hi , so are you bitterness or sweet now ?

James Lau said...

i think you shold be open you own Ice Cream Shop!

maurice said...

How strange is the lot of us mortals! Each of us is here for a brief sojourn; for what purpose he knows not, though he sometimes thinks he senses it. But without deeper reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people -- first of all for those upon whose smiles and well-being our own happiness is wholly dependent, and then for the many, unknown to us, to whose destinies we are bound by the ties of sympathy. A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life are based on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving. Life is just continuous savoring of bitterness to enjoy the sweetness in life. It also remind us not to take sweetness for granted .....