Nationalism and Individualism

Here I want to tell you, my dearest reader, a short story between a boy and his mother which somehow describes more clearly the very ambigous topic above.

“You should not go around with stranger“, said times by times from mom with love. However, a boy always protect his right to do things he want.

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Chilling in the rain

Have you ever heard the song “how deep is your love”? I guess “yes”. It may simply be a no more than normal song to you, however for me it sounds so familiar and ‘retrospective’ every single time I turn it on.

What is retrospective? Just have no way to explain what it actually is. It’s just when your six sense at the same time remind about a time in the past in an unexplainable mechanism.

That time may just be days that I got leg surgery spending time watching anime with no burdens in life. It was raining outside making pitter-patter sound on the roof and cold breeze sometimes reach my skin despite the warmth of my bed. My mom was bringing cups of orange juice every time stumbling on the metal stair to my room and calling my name. The lively and romantic intro song of anime ranging each time a episode pass by.

Or it may just be the time you thought of your first love obssessedly lone in your room looking at the window glass blurred in rain splashing. Wondering how was she feeling about you, you chilled down in a warm atmosphere filled with the song named “how deep is your love”. Mumbling after it with some part of lyrics you remember, some do not.

I mean whenever there is something featuring a speacial time that you used to have, instantly you will get a bit goosebumps and come back to that time. It remind you that special feeling through your six sense which may still memorized in your brain as a hardwired reaction towards those signals. Beyond the biological underlying, we sometimes thirst for those feeling as the best ways to release stresses or a way to meditate yourself.

BUT it is really not easy for us to find out the signals for a retrospective moments. Sometimes you might need a time to relax and think of it. For me, one of those is a cup of coffee in rainy days listening to the rhythm of “how deep is your love”.

How about you? What is your retro playlist?

#prompt_daily #sudden_thought


Freedom is killing the traffic in Vietnam

Hi tourists, sure you will find that Vietnam is amazing… yeah right at the first glance of the city view – the empire of motobike. It’s super convenient when you need to buy some stuffs at grocery or go to your work place or hang out with friends in a slender Vietnamese street. However, the point of this press ain’t give a shit about motobike, but the 4-wheels of my-father-bought-this-road kind of people.

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Just give them the money!

It happens as commonplace practice in Vietnam when you see someone asking for money. Or is that really so? Well just me or somehow I do see them everyday.

You may find thing easy by leaving some change. And well yeah of course just one time a day, one here mean yah, you did have a good deed today. That one deed is more than enough, to whisper yourself that you are better than ‘the guys’ (those leave nothing, or unluckily has no change… if it really does). So proud.

The very next day, you suddenly find that person who earned you yesterday. One more time? Maybe… Or maybe not. “Just give the money!” spoke out by the face of your mate (if you are alone, don’t worry, sure you will imagine that it is). Then you give him/her the money whispering “I one more time help you with the sweetest kindness, isn’t so? “. So proud.

Then the next day you meet that person again? No that not always happens, ’cause hardly can you passby one place three days in a row. But well I’m quite sure that just for one more time regardless how long it will be, you will soon realize that this asking money is actually a job. Then you apply some basic calculation from math in elementary school to find out that… yeah this really is a job. Those beggers are actually not surviving but living on the very easy money given by your sweetest kindness. So true.

Next day you may feel losing trust on begger and show your ignorance until one day (not for long) you still give one some money. Said by your alter ego “he is really poor and poor, well in both contexts”. Then you again realize it’s not like so.

Ok I know it is messy and pointless, but still, no matter how the situation is, you always do it right by helping needy ones from the angle of benevolence. So just give them the money, you jerk!


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