Wednesday, July 16, 2014

버리지 못한 습관

I discover a habit I have not been able to kick after returning from Seoul, that is looking out train's window. I used to confine my vision within the cabin but now, I am always looking out, not at the scenery, but at the openess. Even when the train is crowded, the stress of city life escapes me when I am looking out. I can never forget those days how I always got excited as the train was crossing the Han River.

Crossing Hangang on a rainy day

Monday, July 14, 2014

인생을 즐겨라

천천히 인생을 즐겨라. 빨리 갈 때 당신이 놓치는 것은 경치뿐만이 아니라 당신이 어디로 가는지 왜 가는지에 대한 통찰을 잃는다.

Slow down and enjoy life. It's not only the scenery you miss by going too fast - you also miss the sense of where you are going and why. - Eddie Cantor

Are you rushing today again? Where are you going and why? Following someone else's footsteps because of faith, trust or love may not always be desirable. There is no shortcut in life that does not come with trade-off. Ultimately, we have to find the answers in ourselves. How wonderful it would be to proclaim, "I am on my way.", after we know what we covet all along. I know I am on the right track when I quit the rat-race.

Red Dot Design Museum (Maxwell Road)

Street art by Lithuaian artist Ernest Zacharevic (Victoria Street)

Bauhinia kockiana enjoying abundant sunshine (Chinese Garden)