- The Things We Chose To Remember And Forget
I’m not adept at taking vacation,
coz I think too much.
My mind is always filled with thoughts.
About things and people.
The good thing is I get to reflect and learn more about myself.
The bad thing is I get lost in my own thoughts.
And miss out those that I also value.
Do you have the same problem?
Some people return from vacation feeling revitalised.
Others return home feeling more lethargic than ever.
Where does their difference lie?
I think it lies in what you have chosen to remember and forget.
If all you remember is your bodily gratification, then all you do is probably to eat, shop and play.
But have you forgotten about your spiritual and emotional needs?
Do not forget to empty your mind.
And to let go of your emotions.
When it’s time to take a pause,
stop for that moment.
Think of nothing else.
Allow the beautiful sight
that comes before your eyes
to etch into your heart eternally.
I halt when I caught sight
of the Melaka River
in this gloomy rainy weather.
Don’t you find it melancholic yet
The next moment,
I heard my wife exclaimed,
“Look! A big crocodile in the river!”
Wow! There, it is.
Suddenly, the same river no longer
look the same anymore.
people rely on cameras
to capture memories.
Yet memories only stay
in our hearts
when emotions are stirred.
In many homes,
people display pictures
to keep memories.
Sadly, so often
memories have faded
the pictures turn dull.
Always keep in mind,
Listen to your heart
When it comes to
people and things
William W K Tan
I’ve just taken a vacation in Melaka.
A place so near,
Yet I’ve never been there before.
Found this place has a strong
atmosphere of humanities, history
There is no short of
boutique cafes and
Immediately I developed a liking
In the next issue, I will continue to
share my thoughts about taking
vacations. And I will be introducing
you to “The Geographer Cafe” in
Melaka that my good friend and an
excellent Kumon Instructor Ms Loo
had recommended me.