Remind me again, why this life's good

Monday, February 25

▲ To the old, rather frail looking man who I tipped a little small change to after hearing your beautiful harmonica playing, you caught me by surprise when you stopped playing, and thanked me, then asked me where I was from. As if that wasn't enough of a surprise, when I answered 'Malaysia', you spoke fluent Malay to me and gave me a run for my money, as I haven't spoken Malay in a long, long time. Thanks for that! You made me smile.

▲ To the little sweet Korean toddler I met at the supermarket. You may know not this, but I am not Korean and I really only spoke to you what little Korean I picked up along the years. But to you, it was as though I knew every Korean word under the sun. We had quite the conversation, didn't we?

▲ To the old lady I met on the train who complimented me on my Cantonese in the midst of our conversation, thank you. I have to say it made my day, because little did I tell you that I practically learned all my Cantonese from the Hong Kong dramas I watched as a kid. It was a proud moment.

▲ To my dad who just called me to watch this tooadorableforwords video, I love that you love animals. All kinds. And that you always, always show me these videos, making my day just that much brighter.

▲ And to the old man (last picture above) I came across before work on a fine Sunday, you inspire me. Your elderly and frail age showed, but you walked with so much purpose. Slowly, yes, but steadily, sure of purpose. I was very sick that day, and you reminded me to live each day with as much purpose as you and make every day a meaningful one.


Jane said...

Lovely pictures~~~ I had a loooong day today but these sets of pictures and your blog post title put me in instant good mood!

Sharon C said...

Michelle! Love what you wrote here, capturing those simple moments and events and truly make life beautiful. I notice these kinds of little things are the time but could never really describe the way you do :)

Sharon C said...

urgh why do i have so many typos ;(
*that truly make life beautiful
*all the time
*desribe them
haha, sorry for spamming :P

Nikki | The Ginger Diaries said...

It's wonderful how many strangers you meet on the streets isn't it? I can't go anywhere without striking up a conversation with people. I especially love to meet elderly people. They are always so supportive and give so much great, little advice :) This post was wonderful and heart warming. A great post to read on this evening :) Thank you for sharing. x

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