Saturday, November 29, 2014

Letters 424: Of Purple Rose, Waxing & Love

Khalil Gibran once said:

"Man struggles to find life outside himself, unaware that the life he is seeking within him."

To you whom I haven't met yet,

         This morning I found a purple rose after a long search, so I thought that instead of pressing it, I would try to keep it as it is by waxing it! I shoud add that I had heard of this idea & as I like to try anything at least once, I thought I'd do a spot of waxing.

         I melted a candle in a Milo tin & dipped the purple rose into it. The funny part  was that the purple rose just disappeared. Maybe I didn't do it right. (hahahaha)

         Still, I am pressing some other flowers right now, by the simple method of sitting on them. If they do turn out, I will keep them at my office, in a frame. But if they don't, please forget my dear, that I ever attempted this funny hobby.

          Dear hummingbird, before I ended this short letter to you, I want you to know that I am now having a taste for foreign food, as such, I am learning to cook Korean cuisine. What is meant by the words 'daekgalbi'? Bing it for the answer if you want to know about it.    

           Until then, put it your heart the fact that 424 letters still couldn't describe how much I wished you can enjoy my beautiful life together with me. But I know, I just haven't met you yet. Rest assured I am here, forever more, for you.


The Half Moon Serenades.
29th of November 2014. 


Saturday, November 22, 2014

Letters 423: Of Pain, Forgiveness & Love

Anne Frank once said:

"In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart."

To you whom I haven't met yet,

           I've learned that anger feels like a stab wound to the heart, something I wish I could do without in my life. But then, forgiveness feels like the wind against my face when you are spreading your wings & flying through the air. 

           Dear you, will you believe me if I said that people have to forgive? We don't have to be friends with them, we don't have to send them hearts in text messages, but we have to forgive them, to overlook & to forget. Because for me, if we did not forgive, we are tying rocks to our feet, too much for our wings to carry. 

          In life my hummingbird, you're going to meet many people with multiple personalities. It's not your job to change these people, but it's your job to show them your peace & gentleness do not equate to weakness. Show to them, you are not fragile nor delicate. People mistake silk to be weak but did they know, a silk handkerchief can protect the wearer from a gunshot?

         If winter is saying, summer is in my heart, would I believe in winter? Because to me, everything appears beautiful. That's how I viewed my life which hopefully, I can share with you one day, someday. 423 letters in 8 years is a good evidence that I lived my life to the fullest.

 Cheerios hummingbird,

The Half Moon Serenades,
22nd November 2014.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Letters 422: Of Nami Island, Autumn & Love

John Lennon once said: 

"Count your life by smiles, not tears."

To you whom I haven't met yet,

      Annyeonghaseyo (that's hello in Korean in case you can't find it in Google Translate) my hummingbird! Here I am again writing the 422th letter to you after 20 days of traveling across East Asia. This reminds me that it will soon be 8 years since I started my countless letters for you. 

      Of course I am fortunate that God still give me the energy & strength to never stop believing that one day, I will be able to find you in this beautiful world (I hope the day is not so far distant when we will be able to enjoy a journey around the world together). For that, I am so thankful to Him.

      Anyway my angel, back to the point about my recent travel across East Asia, in particular South Korea. I can only say, what a travel! Did you remember when I told you in my previous letter about 4 years ago regarding an island shaped like a half moon in South Korea called Namiseom? Well, believe it or not, I visited the place three weeks ago. I had heard so much about & seen so many times in photographs, but my dear, to be there in real life, to touch the autumn leaves with own hands, I can't describe the excitement, the joy in my heart. 

       By the way, I had to pay 23000 won to visit this island in case you thought I sneaked into the island without paying like how I did in Boracay Island in the Philippines (hahahaha). Eventually, I found a very beautiful place in the island, surrounded by the yellow & red autumn leaves. I wish you could have been there with me in future. 

       It was like just before the sun goes to bed down on the bay of Namiseom, there was over a million sparkles on the water. It looks like there were two skies, one on top of the other. I couldn't tell where heavens stopped and the earth began. It was so beautiful. 

       The year 2014 is going to end soon. Frankly, I don't know if we will ever met each other one day or we are just floating around on a windy breeze. I miss you. If you ever read my letters in future, I want you to know, I won't be far away. Until then, have a wonderful holiday my hummingbird.


The Half Moon Serenades.
17th of November 2014.  

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Letters 421: Of Travel, Mystery & Love

Hans Christen Andersen once said:

"To travel is to live."

To you whom I haven't met yet, 

             Well, here I am again for another little talk before I am going for my month long travel across Asia. Hopefully I can manage to say a lot in this 421st letter for you before my eyes completely close for bedtime.

              Tomorrow & for the next 29 days, I will be going for another epic annual journey, this time covering the east side of the beautiful continent of Asia. Will you believe me my hummingbird if I said travel makes one modest? I believe that by traveling, we can see what a tiny place we occupy in this amazing world. 

              That is the glory of foreign travel as far as I am concerned. I don't really care what people are talking about like for example, I am just wasting my money for the sake of learning a whole new world when traveling.  

              Dear you, I can't think of anything that excites a greater sense of childlike wonder in me other than to be in a new country where I can be ignorant in almost everything. Suddenly I can be a five years old again, wandering aimlessly to a wonderful place. And that is how my whole existence become a series of interesting guesses.

              8 years passed by since I started to dedicate a letter for you. People said my life is mysterious but I guess this is what life is all about, a mystery. For me, to wake up every morning, not knowing what gonna happen, whom I am gonna met, this for me is a beautiful mysterious life.

               I will be in Seoul (South Korea in case you didn't know, hahahahaha) soon. But rest assured, one day, when I finally met you, you & me gonna live this beautiful kind of life, forever more. Until then, cheerios my sunshine.

Always & forever,

The Half Moon Serenades.

1st of November 2014.