September 30, 2009

The Cold’s Come

I get comfortable at home with hot chocolate and the glow of my laptop screen. The two days at work has already me burned out, and it seems like the coming vacation will become the only time for me to relax at a stretch, the only time I can enjoy the outside with some red tea in bamboo mugs served by my very awesome aunt.

Summer has come and gone. How does the time pass so quickly? Did I imagine I’d be here, at this stage in life, a year ago? Not at all.

I never realized how much I missed the last four months of the year, until it started getting cold.

I’m already in vacation mode. Sure, I have one day of work left — Thursday — and a holiday – Friday- to pack but my brain has checked out. I can’t wait to get back to the busy markets, taste the authentic food smelling of bamboo shoot and fermented soy beans, and browse the endless shops. I want to ask my bro-in-law’s sister, Naro, so much, and talk about the upcoming concert with her. I wish there was something I could give her that she could keep, similar to the oriental patterned dress she gave me that I’ve almost never taken off ever since I received it. There’s an almost indescribable feeling that’s conjured up in my mind when I think of the rivers and lakes, the crowds of people, the very ethnic faces.

I’ve wanted a vacation, from both the good and bad in my life, for so long. Just to get away from absolutely everything going on right now would be helpful, almost like a self-forced banishment.
I’m not really sure what to expect from my visit, although I think that I’ll be changed ever so delicately, maybe subliminally. One can rarely walk away from such things without being affected in some way. I just don’t know how this may change me. I don’t have any questions. I’m not looking for answers.

I’m just waiting to find out.
Here’s a song that I’ve found quite recently and I hope you like it to. In 2007, the band Sixx:A.M released an album called ‘The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack’. And I am taken with the sound they create. The track ‘Life is beautiful’ is great and I’ve been listening to it on and off for at least a couple of days now and I still think it’s good. Overall Sixx:A.M has captured Hard Rock music and made it something clever and appealing, steering clear of the ever-present predictability that pull down so many other bands. Enjoy the track I’ve put up here and rest assured that the rest of their music is just as addictive.