My life is fine

I have been playing Pokemon Go for three years everyday since 6 Aug 2016.

My leg is painful every day, it is just a matter of very mild pain or I need painkillers kind of pain.

My parents’ health are deteriorating and need frequent medical attentions.

My work is getting more stressful, and my hands suffered from extensive typing.

But as long as I am still able to be frustrated about not getting a shiny or an ex raid pass, my life is still fine.

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Yesterday

A world with Beatles, Coca Cola and Harry Potter is a better world.

Pleasures

Life is full of pain and hurt but also pleasures too.

I binged watched Stranger Things last weekend and the show is wonderful. Thank goodness, I finished it in two days as all the spoilers are out in full force.

I just love the nostalgia of the 80s, that’s why I enjoy the show tremendously. Threw back to the time when you can proclaim that you are a Material Girl, now everyone is a social justice warrior.

I watched Back to the Future in 1985. I time travelled without a time machine to 2019, watching TV characters watching Back to the Future in 1985.

I watched Never Ending Story in my last school year with my classmates in school. I don’t remember much of the movie but I love the song. It is so great I that a new generation know how this song.

Besides watching TV, I also enjoy reading. It doesn’t matter whether it is Chinese or English in hardcopy or ebook, I simply love reading.

Notwithstanding painful knee, I enjoy walking around playing Pokemon Go. Felt joyful when I caught a shiny Lapras , raided an Armoured Mewtwo, hatched a Happiny, completed a Spinda quest and evolved a Meltan.

The above are solitary activities and I am happier when I am alone than with a group of people. Some may say such pleasures are transient. To me, happiness is happiness, doesn’t matter that it derived from external stimuli or internal enlightenment.

Notwithstanding my preference for solitude, I do enjoy small gatherings with friends and weekend gatherings with friends.

Pain

After a few weeks of mild pains, the knee is noticeably painful for the two weeks. The usual painkillers do not work and I have to take Arcoxia.

Despite the pain, I still go for walks. I wish to be able to enjoy walking, enjoying the scenery & sunsets, without worrying that the inflammation will flare up.

Wishing for medical breakthrough so that osteoarthritis is reversible.

Hurt

I tried to ignore it but it still hurt that people brushed me off my opinions/feelings.

People would come to talk to me about their frustrations, but when I try to talk mine, they will continue about their problems and I don’t even haven’t the opportunity to say a sentence.

The worst is those who asked me about my feelings or thoughts, and then shut me down. Why asked if you don’t care.

People always say remove toxic/negative people from your life. And then, they are so surprised when people who appeared to be happy killed their themselves. Of course, the negative people have to pretend to be happy/positive in order to gel in to this world of positivity that cannot tolerate unhappy feelings.

And the same positive people who broadcast about removing all toxic / negativity would shed a few tears on their social media and welcome people to talk about their problems when another one bite the dust. Fake.

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Today is the 30th anniversary of Tiananmen massacre.

I’m aware today is 4 June. However, it only dawn on me in the middle of the day that 1989 was 30 years ago. Time flies even without a time machine.

30 years ago, people dare to be defiant to a giant that was just waking up. Now, we have to tiptoe in order not to offend the petty giant.

May – chaotic blogging

Have a much needed holidays after working too hard.

The ending of Survivor 38 and Game of Throne seemed to mirror each other. After intense gaming by the main players, the player who were ruled out in the earlier part of the game of both Survivor and GOT won the game.

Lots of people were disappointed with the ending but I am okay with both the shows because my expectations were low after too many bad reviews. Besides, such things happen in real life too. As long as Arya and Jon Snow are okay, I’m okay.

Watched Bohemian Rhapsody, love the show and have a new appreciation of Queen. I grew up in the eighties, and my first encounter with Western music were pop musicians such as Michael Jackson, Wham, Madonna, Pet Shop Boys, Culture Club etc…. I knew them through Grammy and weekly pop chart on TV. Prior to internet, I wasn’t really exposed to rock music.

With limited knowledge, I knew who is Freddy Mercury and Queen. I have their album. I like them but that is all. After watching the movie, I went to YouTube to watch them on LiveAid. I watched it live in the 80s, but I can’t recall anything about it. When I was young, I thought I will remember everything but I was wrong. Very impressed with Freddy Mercury. Also. Brian May’s guitar is brilliant. All the members wrote memorable songs. The casting of the movie is great.

Freddy Mercury become an icon despite his look, sexual orientation and his minority race. Talent shines through. My favourite is Love of My Life. So gut wrenching.

Health wise, I wasn’t doing so well. Leg and hand are painful. Search for remedy in YouTube and it seemed that I should move my legs and arms to circulate the lymphatic system. Also, deep breathing.

Work wise, ugh, my nightmare of moving office has become a reality. Yucks, horrible seat. Don’t want to think about it. Much ado about nothing since they are going to implement hot seat soon. I am quite sick of this herd mentality of the corporate world following the same trend. When you think open concept isn’t stupid enough, here come hot seat. But before that, we still want you to move furniture from point A to point B.

USA and google boycotting Huawei seemed like Danerys burning King’s Landing in the name of breaking the wheels.

Oh, I finally caught Shiny Lapras.