Oh God. Half of the year is gone and I felt like I have wasted quite a lot of time, have done nothing significant nor achieved anything great in these past 6 months. And soon, in a blink of an eye, we will then be bidding farewell to 2019. In this first half of the year, it has just been mostly a very ordinary working life in Singapore for me. The most exciting thing in that period was just my travel to eastern Europe during the Chinese New Year holiday. Other than that, I can’t think of any spectacular experience I had in the first half of 2019.
Well, now I wish that the rest of the year would be awesome; perhaps more trips, some unplanned adventures, lesser office workload (that’s impossible…haha), meeting more new friends or getting on new skill. I have to fire up my determination and passion to make those work.
In the past two months, there had been a lot of news and coverage on two territories; Hong Kong and Taiwan. In May, Taiwan becomes the first Asian country to legalize same-sex marriage. That’s a big step in support of LGBT community. And that action gave a big boost and attention to a Taiwanese BL (boys love) series called History 3:Trapped that is airing online in that period. That is the first BL series that I have ever watched and I have to admit that it is a fantastic series. In June, there was this huge protest in Hong Kong against the amendment of extradition bill. A massive and a more violent protest compared to the previous 2014 ‘Umbrella movement’ (similar protest against increasing control from mainland China). Although I’m in no business to meddle into their business, but I do like to voice my support to Hong Kong in fighting for what is right and best for them.
Anything awesome for this month then? Yup. My favourite Cantopop singer, Sammi Cheng will be holding 13 concert shows at Hong Kong Coliseum as the first stop of her ‘Follow Mi World Tour’. At first, I do plan to attend it but knowing how hard it is to get her ticket, I got that thought out of my mind. Now, I wish that after the Hong Kong shows, she will come to Malaysia or even to Singapore very soon so I can watch her show again. The last time I watched her show was way back in 2015 (4 years ago) at Genting Highlands. Recently, she released a new song and made it as the theme song for the upcoming tour. The title of the song is ‘We All Grown Up The Same’ (我們都是這樣長大的) and the lyrics reflects her ups and downs in her personal life and in her career spanning 30 years. I love this song. There isn’t much variation in tone but the melody, voice and lyric are all just so beautiful and complementing so well to one another.
I’m the one that is still stuck in the past generation (I’m still watching Hong Kong dramas and are still supporting Cantopop songs) while most youngsters now had already moved on to K-Pop, etc. Or shall I say that I’m old already. Haha…
Before ending this post, I would like to highlight this curse that is affecting all my electrical appliance in the past one month. My power bank gets faulty very frequently and I couldn’t charge my phone well due to that issue. This has been going on for months already but got more severe last month. Then, my room’s light bulb burned out last Monday (luckily it was fixed on the same day). Then, my hair dryer broke down yesterday. And happening only just now, my mini USB desktop fan broke down too. What on earth is happening to all my electrical stuff? It all broke down in about the same time…must be some sort of curse.
I also noticed that I have to press the ‘Start’ button several time to turn on my laptop recently. No, other stuff can broke down but not my laptop man…it’s expensive! Did I forget to also mention that my room’s aircond gets weird/faulty at times too beginning last week (it sometimes emit weird odour, then now keeps on leaking out water and not releasing any cool air at times). Bad things keep coming for my electrical stuff…An unexplainable mystery.
(Images in this post are from various online sources)