23 March 2020. It is time for journaling again, and as I sat down in front of my iPad Pro and wonder what to write, the title “Words are my only companion” just came to my mind. Yes, indeed they are. For years, they have never deserted me, they have allowed me to express my thoughts, my feelings and my […]
22 March 2020. Dad had a relapse of his mental illness. Tuesday night, he suddenly told me that he started to get worried and fearful for no reason. His mind couldn’t stop thinking and he feels miserable. I asked him what he was thinking about and what he was fearful of, he couldn’t articulate and the only thing he said […]
16 March 2020. Latest news on COVID-19 is that our neighbouring country, Malaysia, has issue a country wide lock down in view of the outbreak. First, it was China Wuhan city, then more of China, followed by South Korea, Italy and now a country so close to us. When is this going to end? Ever since the lockdown of the […]
I received a Skype message this evening: “Hi Francis, this is Harriet, can you remember me? We attended DILO (day in a life of… another colleague) together last year…” Searching through my memories, I couldn’t recall who this person is and how she looks like. I chose to be honest with her and told her I have no memory at […]
09 March 2020, Monday. Warm and humid day. Looking at the kids’ pictures and knowing that they are well and fine, I am thankful. They haven’t changed much since I last saw them. And I am happy that she’s managing well and happy in her life. It was another long day at work, and things don’t seem to slow down. […]
2130hrs. It has been a breezy season here for the past few months. As I walked along the dimmed park last night, I could hear nothing except the soft music in my ear. The noise cancellation on my new toy, the Apple AirPods Pro worked well in the park, as it blocked out all the noises from the other park […]
2019年11月10日，星期日晚上。 大前天，晓晓突然发了一张照片给我，要我给予评价。我回了一声“好”，无意间让她感到喜悦。后来与她聊了一会儿，知道她很不开心，想要安慰她却不知如何措词，毕竟我不是她。我唯一能做的就是默默地为她祈愿，愿她平安幸福，因为我知道她也时时挂念着我。 昨天，忽然想起曾经友好的按摩师海凤，便给她发了微信短信，没想到很快便收到她的回复。时间过得真的很快，眨眼间她回国也有六年了。还记得在她离开的那一天，我俩都依依不舍，因为我们都知道那一声再见或许就是再也不能见了。昨天聊天的时候，提起彼此的互相牵挂，心里感觉颇温馨的。至少我知道远在北方有一个美丽的女子总在默默地给我祝福。 打开邮箱，欣蓉的邮件跌入眼帘，一股温情涌上心头，脸上不禁露出一丝笑容。这个超凡脱俗的大姑娘在我心里是那么的与众不同，因为她身在最先进的国度，却是从来不用手机，起初真的难以想象。在现代化的社会，手机似乎已成为人们生活中不可或缺的一部分，而她却远而避之。 欣蓉的信，总是充满无尽的关爱与感动，读着读着都会让一份淡淡的爱洋溢在心坎里，非常受用。 三个女子，与我相隔何止千千万万里，却始终挂念着我，由此可见，我是一个很幸福的人，尤其是晓晓和欣蓉都是网络相识的，一直都只是透过方块文字来沟通。 我提醒自己，该知足了。 于是，每当我独自一个人的时候，我都会静静地想着每一个想念我的人，并请求风把我的祝福播种，让所有人都能够如我一样，获得无言的关怀与牵挂…… 林顺源
And suddenly the world seemed to have slowed down as I enjoyed the peace and serenity that filled the surroundings.