Sunday, September 09, 2012

Rain over the weekend

It's been raining over the weekend. When ever it rains on the weekend, it makes me feel nostalgic.

I've been reading this comic journal (I am Boey) by a writer. It's just a journal, mostly about mundane stuff about his life in Irvine, California. Someone from my facebook recommended I buy his book so I decided to check out his website first. I ended up reading his journal instead. I'm still at 2008 so a long to go still but I like what I've read so far.

I often wonder what my life would have been like if I had stayed in the US. Would I have been like him? Probably not but the I have no regrets coming home to Malaysia. Sure the politic sucks; inflation could have been better... but the point is not to regret the past. What has been decided then, I have to live with it.

I woke up today at noon and read more of the journal while listening to some sad Korean songs. Ever since my wife started watching Korean dramas, I've been listening to Korean songs. I don't speak Korean but their music style is very similar to American music style, just in a language I don't understand. The benefit of listening to music like that is I can be doing something and the music just fills in the silence in the background.

After reading it for awhile, it got quite depressing. I got into my car and decided to go for a drive to Jalan Pudu and look for noodles. At the back of my head I knew it would have been closed already as it was already 3:30PM. Driving in the rain and listening to Korean songs, I had a lot of time to think about stuff.

I thought about technology; my career; the book I've been reading (it's about samurai culture) and korean pop culture. Before I knew it, I was in front of the shop and it was closed. So I drove back all the way to PJ and found a shop that was opened.

Someone on my facebook messaged me and I commented I needed a hobby. I realize I don't have one if you don't count playing Samurai 2; reading my books and using social networks. Maybe I'll go back to origami. That could be quite fun but it takes a lot of patience.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

buy the book. trust me.