Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Unexpected

In life, what make us happy are those things which we simply treasure, what impress us are those things unexpected....  

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It was a tiring evening after work.  I was sitting in the sofa and waiting for my son to come home.  When he was back, we had our simple dinner as usual.  “Dear, is your job demanding?” I started an uninteresting conversation as I sort of felt stressful at work lately.  “Extremely indeed,” he replied without a second thought.  “Well, in that case why not let’s take a break and go for a short trip,” I suggested something just to ease my own feeling....

Anyway, the next day, my son came home early and showed me some travel materials.  “Mom, select a place you like to go, my treat.  I have already applied annual leave and would be free in the last week of November,” he said,  his offer was totally unexpected to me!  “Wow, that is cool,” I felt very surprised and picked Beijing as Beijing gave me a lot of unforgettable memories before.

Right on the following day, my good friend BC called me from Seoul, “How is life?” he asked.  “I shall travel to Beijing with my son on the weekend,” I replied.  “What a coincidence, I shall also go to Beijing on the weekend, how long will you stay there? Let’s meet up...,” he said.  I could hear he felt very happy from the other end of the line.  “OK, let’s meet up across the sky there....” I promised him....

So, I was in Beijing on the last week of November.  As soon as I arrived at the airport on the weekend, I received a SMS from BC telling me to call him after I settled in.  Anyway, I went for some sightseeing with my son, we took many pictures; we had an early dinner in a local restaurant.  Then, I told my son I needed to meet my friend at Wong Fu Cheng and asked him to explore the Food Street.

Yes, at Wong Fu Cheng, there at the shop front of Wong Fu Cheng book store, BC was waiting for me.  When we saw each other in such a cold night in Beijing, a sort of devaju feeling surged in my heart.  BC took me to a very nice restaurant; hence I had my second supper on my first night in Beijing.  After the dinner, we walked along XX Road to the World Trade Centre, the Christmas decoration lights were glittering in the trees along two sides of the road.  The sky was clear, the air was cold, the night was quiet, we walked hand-in-hand and talked heart-to heart .... 

“This Beijing trip is unexpected to me; our long distance relationship is also unexpected to me.  At our age, it is not easy to...
“Yes, it is really not easy....”
“So, you should treasure me to your best.”
“What should I do to show I treasure you?”
“Do it your way, not mine, just do it your way will be fine....”
“You are really a good woman...”
A remarkable conversation is we know when we stop.
Silent is golden.
Yes, I was silent, we were both silent....    
The Beijing night was simply beautiful...

When the night was still young, BC took a taxi and sent me to my hotel near the airport.  His hotel was in down town, it meant he needed to travel by taxi for more than 1.5 hours in such a freezing night to ensure that I would be safe.  I was impressed......

As I unlocked the door of the hotel room, I saw my son was sleeping like a baby.  Yes, out of the blue, this baby brought me to Beijing and gave me a very pleasant vacation.  More unexpectedly, BC and I met there across the sky.....

Yes, in life, there are lots of things unexpected, big or small.  If we can treasure every little thing around us, then our life can be filled with many happy memories.