想想
也只是想想

如果
毕竟也是假想

假想
其实都是幻想

幻想
终究是梦想

梦想
亦是种理想

理想
尽管不切实际
还能想想

想想
也只是想想

~ Ashley

Photo by Ashley @ Thistle Port Dickson

Flotsam Phrases So It Seems

I was browsing through The Daily Post and I found something!

Flotsam Phrases – just take up space without adding to the meaning of a sentence. Thus there is usually no reason, where it is clear whose opinion is being expressed, to write In my opinion or It seems to me that. Other examples are in terms of, on a . . . basis, my sense is that, in the first instance, the fact of the matter, and the fact that. (Admittedly, some of these phrases may be useful in speech.) We have enough written words without these mere space-fillers.

I am so, so, so guilty of using Flotsam Phrases most of the time!

I like to use “It seems that” and “It looks to me that”. They’re actually useless in a sentence. I am already expressing my opinion, it doesn’t matter how it “looks” or “seems”!

I guess everyone of us is guilty of using them at some point. Why? Just to fill up the space! YES! Admit it my dear, you sometimes do want to make your post looks longer and full with words and to show that you CAN write too. Hahaha. I know, I know.

I shall cut down on the usage of Flotsam Phrases. My blog will then be a better place to read and save some space for better things. :)

Weekly Photo Challenge: Self Portrait

I am vain. Yes.

You could call me Miss Vain, I don’t mind. :)

I am me.

The one and only.

However, you can’t copy me.

It is the Ashley-ness that makes me, ME. :)

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Those Days

There’s a new Taiwanese movie, has become so famous. Everyone (almost) seems to have watched it. Everyone who has watched it said it was a very good movie. 那些年,我们一起追的女孩, translated as “You Are The Apple Of My Eye”. The theme song, also became a popular hit.

I have not watched it. This is not a movie review post. The song, somehow reminded me of my school days, which I personally think it was lacking in fun.

I wasn’t a pretty girl back then. No boys have ever set eyes on me. I wasn’t the popular girl that was good in sports and school activities either. I was often, the one being left out. I tried joining others, fit in the circle. Somehow, something just wasn’t right for me. I was OK with everyone, had a few good friends, but something was still missing. To be honest, even right at this moment, looking back at my school days, I feel sad.

Those days, were good old days. However, I know I was trying too hard to be someone I was not meant to be. Now, I understand. I was trying so hard, to live up to others’ expectations.

I miss those days, where we had nothing to worry about except the examinations. Other than the worry-free part, I do not miss the rest.

Fortunately, my life after school is incredibly great. That sort of compensates the not-so-great school days.

Well, present is a gift. I shall live in the present, and look forward to what’s going to come.

Those days, were gone.

那些年,我错过了我自己。

这些年,努力活出我自己。

Friends

Hello.
Who?
It’s me.
You who?
Your friend.
Friend who?
Never mind.

Hey.
Hi.
See you.
Bye.

A true friend
Calls your name
Says nothing
But knows everything
Rarely calls you
But often sees you
Never asks you
But cares about you

A true friend
Walks after you
Looks after you
Runs after you
When you turn around
A true friend
Will be there
For you

曾经

年少轻狂 –
我不曾

情窦初开 –
无对象

如花似玉 –
我没有

窈窕淑女 –
我不是

狂蜂浪蝶 –
白日梦

我是
迟蝶化的蛹

许多花样年华的曾经
却在此时经历

身为人妻
依旧花样年华
是幸福
抑或
不幸?

啊,至少
也算是
曾经

~ Ashley

Photo by Ashley – 12 Apostles, Melbourne

Someone Will Never Get It

It is so obvious

Someone just doesn’t have the creativity

Monkey see

Monkey do

A laughing stock to all

Someone just doesn’t get it. Even monkey see, monkey do is also an art. To mimic another person, the first criteria is, you gotta understand what it is. Mimicking without understanding the meaning, just as good as copying without a brain. Even the mirror could reflect the exact same thing. Some people just couldn’t even copy the right thing. :)

I no longer feel frustrated whenever I get to know about “it”. I don’t feel flattered too. I only feel, “someone will never ever get it”. I, can still write/do better. :) Call it arrogant, at least I can afford to be arrogant. Hahaha.

Have

You have
nothing I want
nothing I desire
nothing I need

You have
all that I hate
all that I dislike
all that I detest

You have
your life
your love
your job
that I do not wish to have

I am sorry
I have what I have
Leave me alone

In Love

In love I remain
In trust I maintain
Your respect I gain
Your faith I obtain

In love with you
Together we pursue
Dreams in view
Home we build

Hand in hand
We walk this land
Promises stand
You hold my hand

When the seas run dry
When the sun don’t shine
“Baby do not cry,
My love for you will not die.”

~ Ashley

The Man That I’ll Never Get Bored Looking At

He’s handsome, charming, sweet, good-looking, charismatic…… He looks even more charming as he ages. He can carry all sorts of look and still maintain his own characteristic. He rarely comes under the spotlight of the media, he is said to have been avoiding the media. He is very low profile. He is a mystery. He has come a long way……

Need I say more? :)

Photos courtesy of Takeshi Kaneshiro.net