《旅猫日记》有川浩

这…是一本猫咪的日记。猫咪写下了关于它的一生和它主人的一生的故事。刚开始还在想为什么叫做“旅猫”呢?想知道为什么,那就请你自己读读这本书然后去发掘当中的缘由吧。故事描述的方式是不断切换现实与猫咪的内心心境构成,但是最终还是以猫咪的视角为主的把这故事写完,毕竟这到底还是猫咪的日记。

“又是另一则人与宠物的故事吧?”

当初看见这本书的时候,其实我也是这么想的。所以我并没有第一时间把它给买了下来。直到过了好一段时间的某一天,我终于忍不住把它给买了下来。看完这本书过后,也让我觉得我的选择是对的。这…也许是第一本让我看到流眼泪的书吧?也许吧,毕竟自己记性并不太好。不过,难免大家会想起许多类似的故事,像是《忠犬八公》之类的。但是,该怎么说呢…本质上也许一样,但是故事呈现的方式却不一样,所以多了一层莫名的温暖与感动。

那…故事就只是伤心悲痛的分离,赚人热泪而已吗?其实并不是。当中有许多小细节,有许多小信息,隐藏在主人公和身边的人之间,都是值得让你我深思的。当然在猫咪和主人公之间的许多许多,更是能够让养宠物的人或喜欢动物的人感到共鸣。

也许有人会觉得,既然会分离,为什么还要相遇?但是呢,如果没有相遇的话,我们就不会拥有这些。即使哪一方先走一步,比起不曾遇见,果然还是遇见后更觉得幸福吧?这本书所表达的这种思想我是非常认同的。故事的最后往往都会让人觉得伤感,但那只是表面上的事。当你认真的去剖开,去感受背后的意义,我们都应该会庆幸彼此遇上了吧?

“这绝对不是一件悲伤的事。

我们会一边细数旅途回忆,迈向下一段旅程。

缅怀着先行出发的人们。挂念着追随而来的人们。

有朝一日,我们会在地平线的彼端与所有心爱的人重逢吧。”

勾起了以前养兔子的回忆呢。也许有一天我们也会在地平线的彼端重逢吧?现在老家也养着一只小狗,有时候也会想它到底过得幸福吗?无论如何,能够相遇的缘分难得可贵,只希望在我们短暂的时间里,能够让彼此温暖对方,让大家得到幸福吧。

Writing?


He asked, while looking at the column for “Interest”, where I wrote “travelling, reading, photography and writing”.

“Writing? Do you mean like Chinese calligraphy? I have never seen anyone mentioned their interest is writing.”

That’s the awkward conversation I had with someone recently. I wonder is there a better way to articulate it, I write blog post like this, I write diary, I write stories, I write a lot of other things as well. They can be written by hand or by other digital means. But… they are all considered as “writing”… right?

There are many ways for people to express their feeling, their creativity and thoughts. Some draw, some take pictures, while some use words instead. To me, they are all the same. I enjoy creating through various means, and writing is one of them. I still do photography, although it’s less frequent lately. Hopefully I’ll pick up the speed again soon.

Anyway, yes, just want to make a point in this post that writing is a thing, and that’s my hobby and interest. Till then.

《在咖啡冷掉之前》川口俊和

This is part of a new series of writings that I’m planning to do, which is to write my thoughts after reading a book. For books in Mandarin, I will write my thoughts in Mandarin. For books in English, I will write my thoughts in English. Apologise for any inconvenience caused.

My Page在咖啡冷掉之前,你最想回到过去的那一段时光,你最想遇见过去的哪一个人呢?

点击阅读全文。谢谢。

《日本一周》尤文瀚

This is part of a new series of writings that I’m planning to do, which is to write my thoughts after reading a book. For books in Mandarin, I will write my thoughts in Mandarin. For books in English, I will write my thoughts in English. Apologise for any inconvenience caused.

为了一个梦想,你愿意付出多少的努力,多少的牺牲?
为了一个愿望,你愿意翻越多少座高山,多少片平原?

从单纯的想旅行日本,到下定决心用单车环绕日本一周,文瀚并没有万全的计划,但是他还是勇敢的踏出了第一步,后来的事再慢慢烦恼与安排就好了。也许当时他抱着的,是“有些事现在不做,一辈子都不会做了”的想法与决心,所以才会来到日本,圆了他生命中的一个梦想吧?

这本书讲述的,是他骑着那菜篮脚踏车,从东京出发北上北海道,然后南下九州,最后再回到东京的历程。当中遇到了不少的惊险与困难,像是福岛核电站事故,台风,迷路,爆胎等。每天骑行上百公里,日晒雨淋,晚上还得窝在帐篷里在街头露宿,到底为了什么?这也许是许多人无法理解的地方。

看完这本后,我似乎有了些许的了解。这趟旅行本身,仿佛就像是人生的缩影一样。当中有着悲欢与离合,有着痛苦与挣扎,有着迷失与孤独,有着失望与绝望,但也有着希望与圆满。骑行确实辛苦,但是过程中文瀚却得到了许多人的帮助与鼓励。无论是简单的一句“加油”,一罐热咖啡,又或是一段闲聊,他们都一点一滴的构筑起一段仅属于文瀚的故事,成为他独一无二的旅行经历。这些看似微不足道的小温暖,想必将来还是会在某天想起来时温暖着文瀚的心房吧?

也许人生也不过如此。不是常常有人把人生比喻成一段旅程吗?人生这趟旅程,一样无法完美的安排,但是还是得硬着头皮继续往前。不是所有人都能理解你的旅程的意义,也只有你自己会知道当中的酸甜苦辣。偶尔会遇上挫折,偶尔会遇上贵人,偶尔会想流一下眼泪,偶尔会想停下来歇一歇。文瀚的日本一周,让我看见了人的一生,有一种很不可思议的感觉。

Grass is greener on the other side

“I feel happy for you for being able to be with someone you love, get married, and live happily ever after.” Said by someone who is single.
“You know what? I envied you for being single and live the life freely as you want!” Replied by someone who is married.

More often than not, we will come across conversation like this, or similar to this. As the old saying goes, “Grass is greener on the other side”, we will always admire what others have and forgot to appreciate what we owned. Same goes to life, same goes to everything else. Friends, family, job, wealth, health, job, gadgets… you name it.

I wonder why? Is it because we always compare ourselves with others in order to benchmark and see if we are living our life well? Is it because we feel insecure, we feel lost, hence we need to see what others do in order to guide ourselves through? Is it because we are not happy with what we have at the moment, hence we want to search for an answer from people around us? Or is it we simply don’t know how to appreciate what we have?

I’m not a saint. I do always ponder about why others are “better” than me in this and that, I do always admire how others live their life, I am guilty as well on this regards. But… what’s next? I think the attitude towards how you are going to react to this is more important. Are you going to just sit there and “admire” forever? Are you going to just complaint about why your life is not as good? Or are you going to do something about it?

It’s something that I’m trying to learn as well at the moment, and hopefully master it in the future. Perhaps first off I need to learn to appreciate more on what I have, this is certainly something that I’m lacking on. Next, if what I have is really not enough, then I’ll need to take some action to make things better. I’m not too worry on this, as I have always been quite adaptive and work hard for things I wanted.

Learn to appreciate, do more and complaint less… perhaps this may not be the answer to all, but this is probably what I’m going to practice and learn for the days to come. Grass may not always be greener on the other side.