Friday, February 25, 2011

On ignoring people

What is feeling of being ignored? Probably quite terrible to many people. Well, at least to me.

I have had experience in bumping into a friend or acquaintance and being ignored. Ignored not because s/he did not recognize or remember me but s/he chose to disregard of my existence.

"How can you be sure that s/he recognizes or remembers you?"

Yes, you can tell if you just pay a little attention to the look of their eyes. If they truly forget about you, their gaze will be empty, as if you are a stranger. If they kind of  remember you, they will look puzzled and wondered. However, if they decide to ignore you, they will look at your for less than one second and then turn to a different direction abruptly, right at the moment when you are about to greet.

The feeling of being treated as nonexistent is even worse than being cussed in one's face. When one cusses at you, at least s/he thinks that you deserve his/her energy and time to be cursed.

Whenever this happens to me, I always try to recall if I have done something horrible to the person. And, usually I can't think of any, which really perplexes me.

So, unless you really want to establish an enemy, just say that two-letter word "hi" next time. It's just some very basic kind of politeness.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now - Starship



There also is a Cantonese version (敢愛敢做) of this fantastic song sung by George Lam (林子祥).

Looking in your eyes, I see a paradise.
This world that I found is too good to be true.
Standing here beside you, want so much to give you
this love in my heart that I'm feeling for you.

Let them say we're crazy.
I don't care about that.
Put your hand in my hand, baby, don't ever look back.

Let the world around us just fall apart.
Maybe we can make it if we're heart to heart.

And we can build this thing together, standing strong forever,
nothing's gonna stop us now.
And if this world runs out of lovers, we'll still have each other.
Nothing's gonna stop us, nothing's gonna stop us now.

I'm so glad I found you, I'm not gonna lose you.
Whatever it takes I will stay here with you.
Take it to the good times, see it through the bad times.
Whatever it takes is what I'm gonna do.

Let them say we're crazy.
What do they know?
Put your arms around me, baby, don't ever let go.

Let the world around us just fall apart.
Baby, we can make it if we're heart to heart.

And we can build this thing together, standing strong forever,
nothing's gonna stop us now.
And if this world runs out of lovers, we'll still have each other.
Nothing's gonna stop us, nothing's gonna stop us now.

Oh, all that I need is you.
All that I ever need.
All that I want to do is hold you forever, ever and ever.

And we can build this thing together, standing strong forever,
nothing's gonna stop us now.
And if this world runs out of lovers, we'll still have each other.
Nothing's gonna stop us, nothing's gonna stop us now.

And we can build this thing together, standing strong forever,
nothing's gonna stop us now.
And if this world runs out of lovers, we'll still have each other.
Nothing's gonna stop us, nothing's gonna stop us now...

Friday, February 4, 2011