Went on a little tour around the area of Chinatown today and I realised that there are actually quite a significant number of artistic sights and backdrops to enjoy. I’m guessing that in the past, walking around this area had no meaning for me because I was too young and immature to be interested in history or to just appreciate the beauty of the different colours, designs and architecture of the buildings. And now that I can appreciate these little things in life much better, I just don’t have the time to do it. I’m really glad I took advantage of the little time I have before the semester gets crazier to just roam around and see what’s around me. It made me feel so ashamed of myself because I am always so eager to travel and tour around in various other countries, yet I know so little about my own and what there is to see. I guess there are always pretty things to see no matter where we are; we just got to open our eyes and our minds to capture them. So I really think it’s time that I do some domestic tourism when I have the time.
Now, when will I have the time to do so? That’s debatable. Many people tell me that there’s always time, it’s just a matter of prioritising. I totally agree. We will always make time for things that we want to do. We are the ones who decide how we divide our mental resources into doing various tasks every day, so we sacrifice on the things we place lesser importance on so that we have the time and energy to focus on the things that matter. So, there’s always time if I prioritise. But, well, domestic tourism isn’t in my priority list. It just so happens that my family, school, working, dancing, singing and so on have already filled up my priority list. So ultimately I think this thing about work-life balance is always a personal choice (funny how I always end up linking my thoughts to a bigger picture). No point complaining about which country you’re living in or which company you’re working at because if you choose not to devote time to, basically, be aimless and do nothing, it just means that “chillin’ ” isn’t one of your priorities in life and you don’t really place much importance on it. Rather, work is your priority because at this phase of your life it is of utmost importance to you that you perform well at work, which is why you are sticking to this job even if you have no time to relax and you’re not gonna quit any time soon. So in a sense, I can’t blame anything or anyone else for the stress I’m feeling because I chose to study in this university, and I chose to make my studies my priority.
Wow, I feel so much better already (: Time to complete my assignment! (Y)
Some shots my friend and I took while roaming around:
Really like how the modern building of The Pinnacle @ Duxton juxtaposes with the old buildings. Reminds me so much of my summer time studying and touring around in Seoul~
A very good day indeed! (: