When 2 Becomes 1

Dear All,

Today I want to talk about relationships. For those of us who have been and in a relationship, I’m very sure that you have experienced fighting over things that you realize later on are not essential to the relationship itself.

I think we should only fight over things that are affecting the relationship. Other than that, leave it alone. Just let it go.

When 2 becomes 1, I believe that the need to nurture and maintain the harmony of the relationship is much greater than to satisfy the need of an individual. That, I think, is the ultimate sacrifice in having a relationship and a family. However, if we still love our partner and loving what we have, I believe that, as long as you can tolerate some of the things that you find annoying or don’t like, you should always prioritize the relationship.

Not all the things that we do to maintain harmony are going to be pleasing, but they still need to be done for the greater purpose. I think both partners should learn to accept the situation, support each other always and focus on the that greater purpose itself. It is afterall done for the both of you, for your future together and holding on to that beats the feeling of dissatisfaction and anger.

Cheers.

Be The Big Fish

Quote of the day:

“If you want to choose a career, profession or anything else, make sure that you pick something you can be a big fish in.”

I really believe this motto. I think in everything we do from relationships to careers, we have to figure out a way where we can be indispensable. Only then, can we truly feel secure and succeed in what we do.

Just sharing my thoughts.

Cheers.

The Road Less Travelled

Dear All,

I was thinking about a current matter in my life at the moment and I remembered a poem that I once liked so much when I was in highschool.  That famous poem is “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost, which I’m sure many of you have come across at least once in your life.  This is the poem:

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less travelled by,
And that has made all the difference.

According to some people, this poem is relevant to someone when he or she is trying to make a tough decision or having a dilemma about something. While to some, this poem is about reflecting on our past decisions and how we sometimes wonder whether we took the correct life route or how we believe without regrets that everything happens for a reason and that the road we took lead us to where we are now and that’s all that matters, good or bad.

For me, this is a person uncertain of the future that lies ahead, but with a leap of faith and trusting that it will all be okay,  he took the road less travelled by. Whether or not he thinks he made the better decision, it doesn’t matter to him anymore, because he was brave enough to follow his heart. When he looked back ages later, he realized that the leap of faith that he took years back was the right, maybe even a better one that defined who he is and that made all the difference in his life.

At this moment, I’m also facing the same situation as the narrator in the poem. I am listening to my heart, and it is the road less travelled. And as far as I can see, it’s a beautiful road ahead of us.

We can make it, dear.. I know we will 🙂

Cheers.

Love High – Mark Wilkinson

Dear All,

I want to share a song that hits home to me. I don’t think I really need to explain the meaning of this song cause it’s pretty obvious. Simple yet so true. I’m amazed how someone can make such a common love theme into something so hauntingly beautiful.

Anyways, I also want to share how I came across this song and the singer.

I was having my holiday in Australia. I went to the market festival or flea market or whatever they call it over there. There were a lot of buskers performing all kinds of act. Then I came across a singer just standing there, strumming his guitar, and started singing this beautiful song with his broody soothing voice. Everyone around him including me just stood there speechless. We just sort of looked at him, immersed in the melody, listening to poetry and feeling how true the words are in all of our lives. After it was done, I gave him $5 and picked up two of his CDs that were available for anyone. Apparently he’s quite accomplished in the street, independent, small label musician kind of way. He’s even published on iTunes. But from time to time, he’ll go back to his roots, busking when he’s not busy. You can google him and find his other songs. Lovely. Reminds me of my favorite British bands.

The artist’s name is Mark Wilkinson and this song is Love High. Check out the video and the lyrics below:

Love High

I guess I never really knew the strength I had

To keep from falling

I guess I never really knew the lengths I’d go

To keep from losing my control

I guess I never really knew the fire I lit

Would keep on burning

I guess I never really knew the path I took

Was the only road I’d ever walk

But oh, when the weight it comes

Sometimes it gets hard to breathe

Till I hear it calling

Softly calling

Out to me

Saying come on, come on

Lift it to the ceiling

And sing it with some feeling

Lift it from the water

So we can keep this love high

So we can keep this love dry

I guess I never really knew the words I wrote

Would keep me breathing

I guess I never really knew that darling

You’re the fire that burns inside my soul

Well you burn inside my soul

So shout it out and say come on, come on

Lift it to the ceiling

And sing it with some feeling

Lift it from the water

So we can keep this love high

So we can keep this love dry

Yeah come on, come on

Lift it to the ceiling

And sing it with some feeling

Lift it from the water

So we can keep this love high

So we can keep this love dry

So we can keep this love high

We can keep this love

We can keep this love high