Reminiscence

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「有些人 在心底從來沒忘記」
There are someone who you could never forget.

Time passes, people change but memories don’t. Good and bad memories bring tears, and words can’t replace feelings. Goodbyes will always hurt but pictures can never replace being there.

He once said to me, “if it’s good, it’s wonderful. If it’s bad, it’s experience.”
I didn’t understand the meaning behind it at that moment. But when time passes, I start to become crystal clear about this simple but true saying. The person who told me this has left, however, if life grants me to choose once again, I’d do it all over again, no regrets.

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Reminiscence is always emotional. You think of moments that had happened with people you couldn’t forget. You think of them because they no longer exist in your life anymore. Sometimes you miss them too much and you thought that dreams were reality. In fact, you dream because there is no other way you could see it happen again.

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Sometimes, reminiscence makes me sad because of broken promises.

“Some people don’t understand the promises they’re making when they make them,” I said.
“Right, of course. But you keep the promise anyway. That’s what love is. Love is keeping the promise anyway.”

Indeed, if promises are made to break, please don’t make them. Some people are hard to trust people because they have lost courage to trust again after disappointments.

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Promises can be beautiful. At least, I still believe it exists in true love. A person who truly loves you will never let you go, no matter how hard the situation.
「若愛,請深愛;
若棄,請徹底。
不要曖昧,傷人傷己。」
“If you love,love deeply.
If you abandon, please do thoroughly.
Don’t be ambiguous, it’s harmful to both.”

With love,
Ange Gardien xx

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Cherish the moment

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Life is unexpected. You never know what will happen in the next minute. And that’s the reason why we are making decisions every day. Yet, there are decisions that we’ll live to regret. Some regrets could be fixed if we endeavor to make a change. However, there are some regrets that could never ever go back.

I am inspired by a recent Youtube video uploaded by a Dad (the link is down below), whose son passed away when he served in the armed force. His son has a sweet girlfriend and they have been together for four years, and planning to get married in 2012. Unfortunately, the war took away their son, their friend, and her boyfriend.

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It touches my heart while seeing how his Dad misses his son so much. He requested for help from public in order to get a “look back” video from Facebook, just for getting over death of a loved one to cope with death or grief.

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It reminds me of a personal reflection. Did I spend enough time for the loved ones who are worthy to me? Every time I think of death, I kinda freak out a little bit. It is not because I have never overcome death before, I did went to my uncle’s funeral. And that experience reminded me the sadness of losing somebody you have talked to. No matter how much you wanted to show your kindness and love to them, you are never granted a chance anymore.

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From now on, I just want myself to bare one thing in my mind every day – CHERISH the ones you love and those who love you. Because you never know when they won’t be there anymore.

“Life is short, live it.
Love is rare, grab it.
Fear is mind-killer, face it.
Memories are sweet, cherish them.”

Yes, there are some regrets that have already pasted in our life, and we can do nothing but to let go. Maybe you can try to think in this way. If you haven’t experienced regrets, you will never learn to cherish. Right?

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Sometimes, you didn’t choose to let somebody vanish in your life, they entered your lives and walked away because of some reasons that you can’t figure out. In the meantime, you start to realize that many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true ones will leave footprints in your heart. This is one of the most valuable lesson what life teaches us.

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So yeah, be thankful everyday of who’s around and paying attention on you, and giving their greatest love to you. Start with parents who made you the person you become today. They are pretty much the only two people in the world who can offer you unconditional love. Cherish and love your parents. Kiss them and hold their hands, like how they did when you were little. =)

With love,
Ange Gardien xx

2014 Please be good

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Meeting new friends, and realized friendship doesn’t matter how long you’ve known each other, or how many fights you got into. What matters is who said “i’ll be there for you” and who proved it.
Knowing a lot of people, and realized who’s fake and who’s real.
Working hard, and realized hard work doesn’t always pay off.
Crying inside, and realized laughing outside is part of grown up.
Falling in love, and realized love needs the right person in the right place at the right time.

2013 was such a memorable year. I officially became an adult and did many things for my very first time, such as… alcohol maybe? lol. It was full of ups and downs. Yet I learnt a lot and grew up a lot.

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Keep the smile, Leave the tear, Hold the laugh, Leave the pain, Think of joy, Forget the fear, Be joyous.
2014, please be good, be awesome.

With love,
Ange Gardien xx

Trust means everything

“Pinky promise!”
Do you still remember when you were still a little kid, you made a promise with your childhood best-friend that you both will be best-friends forever?

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When you gradually grow up, you made a lot of promises. No matter you mean it or not, how many of them are accomplished? If you have ever overcome disappointments about promises, you would know how powerful trust could destroy a relationship.

When you was a teen, high school was the stage of your life when you get to know many friends. Once you thought whoever you open your heart to, they will do the same to you. And therefore, you both became good friends. You guys watch movies together, share secrets, laugh so hard together, talk about the future… Everything moments seem so special when you spend with your good friend. Until one day, some sort of misunderstandings and mistrust made you two fall apart. You cried in the middle of the night and start to wonder, is friendship that fragile?

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First love, the very first relationship you most probably won’t forget in your life. You were curious about love, but you pictured it perfectly with him/her. When you both were together, you used to talk about the future.

“Do you promise to love me forever?”
“Yes, I promise.”

Words are easy, like the wind. Until one day disappointment eventually comes to you. You collapsed and your heart broke into pieces. Throwback to the day you both cuddle under the shadow of the tree, he whispered gently into your ears, “I will never ever leave you alone, and I won’t let anyone hurt you”. It is a beautiful vow until a breakdown of what it means. The person who hurt me, is YOU.

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Trust is paramount. Big or small, lies are still LIES. When passion is lost, and all the trust is gone, it takes forever to make a person to trust again. After all the betrayals and heart-breakers you experienced and met, you start to realize it is never easy to keep a promise. Don’t get me wrong, everybody should not lose faith on people who make promise to you. After-all,”Hope for the best, prepare for the worst. Expect nothing and you will never get hurt.”

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People, if you really love your beloved ones, dare to make promises and make them come true. If you are not confident enough to make them real, don’t make promises.
So please don’t let your loved ones shed a tear. Trust means everything, but once you break the trust, sorry means nothing… 

Love xoxo,
Ange Gardien