Last night i was talking to Yin Yee since i was going back today...and i was also chatting with Cam online...Cam was telling me she read my 'story' 3 times...and she said it was like a TVB soap opera... hahaha....so i told Yin Yee that maybe i should write a screenplay about it and sell it to Hollywood...might get me some big money there...and she offered to help me market it...and then i said we'll need to find a director and producer...and the cast...hahahaha....we were really getting rather delusional..she even came up with the actors who would be suitable for the roles..hahahaha...but it was fun...kinda help to distract us from our own pain and sorrow....oh, and Yin Yee was trying to come up with a title for the movie...like 'Romance of the 3 Countries'...i thought 'The Backseat' would be quite appropriate...gives a more dramatic feel...
Anyway, Jasmine and Siang Lin came to pick me up from the airport...we went for lunch and came home...and i started spring cleaning my room...swept and mopped the floor...wiped away all the dust of yesteryear...washed the bathroom...yup, i'm starting the new year with a clean slate...i'm putting the past behind me and i'm moving on....i guess there's no reason to hold on or hope against all hopes for certain things...
I wiki-ed the poem 'Invictus'...it was written by an English poet named William Ernest Henley in 1875...Invictus actually means unconquered in Latin...apparently, this was the poem that kept Mandela standing when all he wanted to do was lie down (when he was imprisoned for 30 years).... not sure how authentic that is...i'm just quoting from the movie...anyway, here's the poem...hopefully it will inspire us as much as it inspired Mandela...
Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds and shall find me unafraid.
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
P/s: On 2nd thought, i think i'll write a book about my story first...after it becomes a best-seller (everybody loves a true scandalous story), then it'd be easier to get Hollywood to adapt it to a movie (everybody loves an adaptation of a true scandalous story)...i am, after all the master of my fate, the captain of my soul... hahahaha...