Saturday, March 17, 2012

when a day is bad

today is another tough day for my living abroad. i'm thankful for being able to cry in my little room, otherwise myself would go mad.

i'm going to bed now, have a good sleep, and try harder tomorrow. it is my decision to live far away from vietnam, and i believe the challenge so far has not reached my limit.

besides, always in the loneliest situations do i find it easier to understand the need for love and sympathy for other people. we all have bad days, but many times we can't and don't talk about it. that is why plato said, "be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle". and there are so many individuals who i wanna help and protect, so i've got to be strong first.


this picture of me and the children cheered me up a lot :-)

Monday, March 12, 2012

"but I could have told you, Vincent,"

Flower Beds in Holland (1883), Vincent van Gogh
" now I understand
what you tried to say to me
how you suffered for your sanity
how you tried to set them free
they would not listen, they did not know how
perhaps they never will..

on that starry, starry night
you took your life as lovers often do
but I could have told you, Vincent,
this world was never meant for one
as beautiful as you. "

(McLean)



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsxfvwuCqxo&feature=related

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

cohen's

"confined to sex, we pressed against
the limits of the sea
i saw there were no oceans left
for scavengers like me"




cohen's

Sunday, January 22, 2012

năm mới

" về đây nghe em

về đây mặc áo the, đi guốc mộc

kể chuyện tình bằng lời ca dao

kể chuyện tình bằng nồi ngô khoai

kể chuyện tình bằng hạt lúa mới

về đây nghe lại tiếng nói thơ ấu, khúc hát ban đầu


về đây nghe em

về đây thả ước mơ đi hát dạo

để đời đời làm hạt sương mai

để chào đời bằng lòng mới lớn

để hận thù người người lắng xuống

và tìm nhau như tìm xót xa

trong lúc lệ đã đầy vơi


về đây nghe em

về đây đứng hát trên sông nước này

chở lòng người trở về quê hương

chở hồn người vào dòng suối mát

chở thật thà vào lòng dối trá


và nhạc hoa xin tạ chút ơn

hạnh phúc khi đã gặp nhau "


(trích thơ A Khuê)




chúc mừng năm mới :)

(pic by nie kitotoro)