Sunday, January 31, 2016

Letters 459: Of Heart & Direction

Pablo Neruda once said:

"I love you as certain dark things are to be loved, in secret, between the shadow & the soul."

To you whom I haven't met yet,

             I am afraid I will be getting no more off day after the Chinese New Year holiday. To put it down in plain hard facts, it looks as if my business is picking up & my usual job requiring me to be out of my office quite often. There is nothing much I can do about it so I suppose I just have to be brave & patience, to keep my spirits high day by day.

            Lately, I am enjoying my free time by doing some oil painting on canvas. I am pretty damn sure that my masterpieces would never sell but it doesn't matter, the pleasure that I had from creating the oil painting is simply marvelous. My reward for doing this oil painting is magical. I caught the most amazing sunsets at dusk, witnessing my orchid blooming & been jaw-dropped by the beautiful cloud formation of Penang sky. How I wish you can be here with me to see all this heaven on earth.

            I suppose many of us, including you & me have become so stressed with working life that we choose to believe in better tomorrow. But I had been taught that life is simply not about materialistic milestones. Because if we make it as our priority, we lose our soul in the process.

           My hummingbird, my life is indeed imperfect & probably it will never be. But your man here will never, never, never give up. I do belong in whatever I did at this moment & surely it will be a good reason to be happy. Until then, live your life to the fullest. Hopefully, all my 459 letters will offer you the chance to look into my beautiful life one day.


Your heart knows the way, run in that direction. We will see each other there.

Yours truly, 

The Half Moon Serenades.

31st of January 2016. 

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Letters 458: The Day We Find Love

Rumi once said:

"The only lasting beauty is the beauty of the heart."

To you whom I haven't met yet, 

        There were those who simply did not have the time to worry about people around them. For them, every men is for himself. It was simply about moving on day by day, hoping that God will show mercy on them as the day come to the end. I know many of them. Most of the time, I can only share their burden from afar because of their selfish. 

         We grew up in a time when we are so busy that even when our loved ones is not well, we have to weigh other reasons first before deciding if we can spare the time to care for them. We seem to have lost the love feeling.

          Anyway, every time I found a new friend, even though we just met, I felt moved to want to pray for their well-being despite he or she being a stranger days ago. People might say this sound a bit silly but I believed along the way in my life, God opened the doors opened for me. Many people helped me, guided me & most importantly believed in me when life seems heading on downward spiral. I want anyone that become my friend to know that I will never see them as a junk.

           Dear hummingbird, these past 10 years of writing letters to you have been a journey of lifetime & every moment shared, every heart-break poured, has made it such a joyride. The whole world may not know about it, but I hope one day, the day we found loved, you do my other half of sky. Until then, be happy wherever you are in this world. 


I am not good in talking, more to writing but I hope one day, love are what really count.

For the other half of the sky,

The Half Moon Serenades.

24th of January 2016.               

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Letters 457: Love Knows No Boundaries

Theophile Gautier once said:

"To love is to admire with the heart but to admire is to love with the mind."

To you whom I haven't met yet,

              Anyway, I have learned over time to count my blessings in the present without predicting into the future. For many of us, we may notice a light at the end of the tunnel once in a awhile. I am thankful that there is this 'light' in my life all the time.  

              During hot sunny day of June 2011, I was given a wonderful opportunity to work with Hui Wen, a cute six years old girl at the shelter home where I had volunteered since secondary school. She is a petite but sweet young girl with glittering black eyes & an unquenchable zest for life. She shows no sign of any mental or physical impairment yet, according to the caretaker, she was born prematured & have some sort of disability in her movement. 

             I love the nature & for me, one of the best way to get up, close & personal with the kids is by bringing them closer to the nature which in turn, is our beautiful Penang Botanical Garden. And that was my destination with her.  As sweet as candy, Hui Wen still have a character of girl who is eager to learn just about everything that she saw with her beautiful eyes.
          Suddenly she asked me, "Did you smell something?"

          Well, I can see that the dark cloud is fast approaching across the hill and immediately I told her, "It was the smell of the rain my dear, and we are about to get wet".

           Jokingly she replied that it wasn't the smell of the rain, but it was the smell of happiness right from her heart. For no particular reason, she said that day, is the happiest day of her life. For the first time since she stayed at the shelter home, some one took her out to this beautiful place and enjoying the wonders of nature & she feels loved.

            Well, I can felt that tears blurred in my eyes as Hui Wen happily hopped down to play with the other children before the rain came. During those long days & nights of the first few years of her life, when her nerves were too sensitive to be touched, I believed that God was holding Hui Wen very dearly in His blessing & it is love that makes her a young brave girl that appreciate love so well.

            I am happy that I can provide happiness to the kids at the shelter home. I just can't let myself enjoying the richness of this world knowing that some where out there, there is a lot of tiny little heart who yearned to have a time out with someone who care for them. I am not rich with money but sure I am rich with time because I believed love knows no boundaries.

           Perhaps one day, life will be fairer to them and groovy kind of love will never stop raining down.


One day, we will be together. I hope I will open my eyes each & every morning with the image of someone who truly takes our love vows seriously. And I hope that someone will be you. Until then, have yourself a wonderful new year.

Yours truly, 

The Half Moon Serenades.

9th of December 2016.