Sunday, October 26, 2014

Letters 420: Of Dentist, Lisp & Love

Albert Camus once said:

"You will never live if you are only looking for the meaning of life."

To you whom I haven't met yet, 

          Well hummingbird, this morning I paid a visit to the dentist as there were a few thing I didn't like about my mouth & of course it is two years since I had a full examination. It is not very good news however as the cheeky dentist said I have developed gum trouble (easily bled when I brushed my teeth).

          About the treatment that I did after that, it makes my jaw a bit rough. Not only that, I have developed a temporary lisp in my speech. A very fashionable lisp of course to match my funny personality (hahahaha). 

          But I should be thankful to God because at least, all my teeth is still intact unlike the old man that sat next to me this morning, smiling with missing tooth. Oh, is there any word that can describe the feeling of hatred towards anaesthetic? I might need to use it soon. 

          Can you imagine, when I talked with my neighbour, they said I sounded like a chicken & she sounded like a duck? So I guess the best thing to do now is to avoid talking unnecessarily with anyone until the lisp is gone for good.

          For the past 8 years & 418 notes, I had written stories about my life with a great hope that you can enjoy reading it one day.  But apparently, this year might not be 'the year' we can be together. It doesn't matter however, as I believed when all is well, the end will be well too. I just haven't met you yet.

Right here waiting,

The Half Moon Serenades.

26th October 2014.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Letters 419: Of French, Manners & Love

Guillaume Apollinaire once said:

"Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy."

To you whom I haven't met yet,

        Well, here I am again for a little talk to you & I should manage to say a lot before bedtime. I have managed to become friendly with a French family as a result of my work & I spend my hours on Friday in their company. They don't speak English & my French is really really really really really poor. But we get along quite well.

        Of course there are very pretty daughters, who keep saying 'vous parlez francais tres bon'. Perhaps that is due more to my personality than to my ability to understand a little bit of French. 

        The first question Emeline (the elder daughter) asked me was if I was married & although I am quite shy to talk with the pretty lady, I told her I am not, yet, adding of course the word 'unfortunately' (hahahahaha). Just manners, my hummingbird, just manners. 

        Dear you, I hope you will like to read all my 419 letters that I wrote for you since 8 years ago. Until then, put in your heart the fact that I had fallen in love with you way before we knew each other. So once more my angel, I must say cheerio in the meantime.

Yours sincerely,

The Half Moon Serenades.
18th of October 2014.   

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Letters 418: Of Sponge Cake, Tiramisu & Love

Rumi once said:

"The wound is the place where the Light enters you."

To you whom I haven't met yet, 

           Well dear, the weather has gone back to the old ways again here in Penang (rain & very high winds). At present it is blowing a gale outside my house with a lot of rain. But I am inside & dry, so why worry right?

              Anyway, I hope I have the chance to enjoy your baking one day. Do you think I could have a piece of sponge cake some day? I had a great notion on a cook once up in Malacca because she made me some nice tiramisus for my breakfast. Perhaps she was practising out the old adage of 'road to a man's heart started from his tummy'. As I was never a handsome guy, I put it down to my personality (hahahaha).

            Dear hummingbird, I have never had a chance to properly baked something for someone that I loved. Never mind dear, we will have the all our wee times to ourselves when our day comes. I know at times, I will probably feel as if I am not gonna meet you any time soon, but i will keep my chin up & look forward to the day when you will be home & the period of uncertainty are only a memory.

             418 letters in 8 years still can't describe how much I wish you can be here with me, every day. And with that remark my angel, I will finish for today as I have some paperwork to do now. God bless you dear hummingbird.

I'm with you,

The Half Moon Serenades.

12th of October 2014.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Letters 417: Of Mystery, Magic & Love

Roald Dahl once said:

"Those who don't believe in magic will never find it."

To you whom I haven't met yet, 

         Dear you, I don't believe in the kind of magic as written in the Harry Potter saga. But I do believe, something magical can happen when we start to pray to the Power above. God is mysterious, we can't actually see Him, but He was & always be there to help us.

         You know what is magic? One day, you will open your heart to me knowing that there’s a chance it may be broken one day. But my hummingbird, in opening your heart, you will experience a love & joy that you never dreamed possible. You find that being vulnerable is the only way to allow your heart to feel true pleasure that’s so real it scares you. You find strength in knowing you have me as a true friend & possibly a soul mate who will remain loyal to you till the end. That's the magic that you & me, will share one day. 

         Sometimes, I looked up into the sky at night time as the rain stops, hoping that you would look at the same stars on any side of Malaysia. Sometimes, it would stop raining long enough for the stars to come out. The sparkles of stars is so beautiful. It was like just before the sun goes to bed down on the blue bayou at Teluk Bahang Dam. I couldn't tell where heavens stopped & the earth began. And that is the magic of love.

         Until then put in your heart the fact that 417 letters in 7 years still can't describe how much I wish you can be here with me. Never lose hope because love dwells in the invisible.

Cherrios my sunshine, 

The Half Moon Serenades.

5th October 2014.