Traveling

Traveling is one of the best ways to learn. You can experience what you have not experienced before. You can visit majestic buildings. You can taste marvelous foods. You can make friends with all kinds of people. You can learn the people, the language, the culture, and the history. Thanks to the diversity and magnificence of the world, by traveling you can broaden your horizons and open your eyes to the world.

Traveling is good for your health, too. From one aspect, it is refreshing. With all kinds of magnificent scenery, you will just forget the trifles and pressure in your mind. From another, you will exercise a lot when you are on the go. For example, when you climb the mountains, you are just doing sports. So if you want to keep fit, just go and travel!

But traveling is for the brave ones, for to travel means to explore. You have no idea with what is going to happen and what you are going to see and feel. There are always surprises. You are likely to see the scenery you have not expected. Sometimes it is quite magnificent. But on other occasions it could be rather unattractive, which you have to bear with all your efforts.

Anyway, traveling is becoming more and more popular. It benefits us a lot. So why not?

 

Think before you speak

It cost me ¥1 to learn this proverb. I should have learned it before, but I hope it’s the last time I pay the tuition.

Rocky is the foreign teacher today in the English corner, and he is surely a shrewd one. “I can do two to three hundred push-ups in four minutes. You give me one Yuan and if I lose, I’ll return you two Yuan.” Considering his size, I said “I’m in!” and gave him one Yuan. He is 180 kilograms, how could he do 200 push-ups in 4 minutes? There it goes. He did three push-ups and then stand up, looking at us seriously, “You lose.” “Why?”

“I’ve told you to think before you speak, I just said I could do 2 to 300 push-ups in four minutes, so I win!”

“……”

“So these are mine!” Holding a handful of one-Yuan notes, he said happily. For some other guys also joined the game, one of them even bet two Yuan for it.

Well, there my money goes, but besides, I’ve learnt something more, such as “adidas” means “All Day I Dream About Sex”.

But I should have been more careful. I thought I was a boy of principle. I never gamble and I hate it. But today I couldn’t help betting with Rocky, why? Why I’m always lured by some minor benefit? I could never be too careful.

 

Mother’s Day: What I have done and What I should have done for my Mother

It’s Mother’s Day today. I’ve never celebrated Mother’s Day anyway. But, I think it’s time to express my gratitude and my deep feelings; and we shall always learn to express our feelings, gratitude, regret, etc.

I’m not going to ‘celebrate’ Mother’s Day though; instead, I don’t think Mother’s Day should only be celebrated on this particular day. In fact, I do think that everyday may be the same; and we should ‘celebrate’ Mother’s Day EVERYDAY!

Well, my mother has nothing in particular indeed; she is much like every the other mother in the world. She gave me my life; she taught me to walk, to speak, and to be a man with responsibility; she has been loving her son ever since I was born.

Then what I have done?

Well, if I think hard, I do realize something I’ve done sometimes. I have been getting along very well thanks to my family; I have been working very hard towards my destination; and above all, I’ve been living, safe and sound.

But I did make make mistakes. Some of them even made my mother rather sad at times. There was a time when I don’t want live in this world any more owing to the heavy stress of school work. This dangerous and ridiculous idea really scared my mother. She got heartbroken and extremely angry. Fortunately I realized my fault and, very fortunately again, I did very well in the Senior Middle School Entrance Examination.

And what I should have?

Actually I having been thinking about questions like this every single day. And I believe that as long as I’m living soundly, my mother should be quite happy. So, keep in good health and work hard to realize my dreams, that’s all I should have done; and that’s what I have done.

So, on this particular day, I have a clear conscience. And I believe it will be the same for me as well tomorrow and the day after tomorrow.

 

随感

曾经不知有多少次,我思考着自己究竟要做什么样的人,是高傲的保持自己所谓的清高,还是苟且偷生与现在的社会同流合污;是继续现在举步维艰的征程,还是折向貌似平坦的所谓的康庄大道。我曾不止一次的想过要改变自己,但事实总是让我一次又一次的清醒。也许我是不敢改变,不想改变,不能改变。

人类总是渴望得到事物的本质,然而当他们费尽心机如愿以偿的时候,却时常感到悲哀无比。而我无意得到事物的本质,却看透了一部分事情。我喜欢一个人看着夕阳西下,我经历了太多世间冷暖,这些经历让我对某些事情不抱任何幻想;我不再斤斤计较,把一些事情看得太淡;我甚至已经没有了年轻人的激情与冲动,似乎青春已离我而去,我已经垂垂老矣!

一直以来,是亲情支持着我的精神世界。我一直生活在亲人们殷切的期望之中,我不敢让那些爱我的人失望。然而,它却无时无刻在牵制我。如果没有那些人,我可能会获得潇洒,而如果真的没有它们是可帮助我,我也不能走到今天。我的内心也亲情就好像两条平行线,而我,则一直游离在它们之间。

 

大头看了我的电脑里面我在北京照的照片后说我看起来比以前成熟了一些,不知道成熟是一件好事还是坏事,但似乎可以肯定的是我改变了一些,至少从外表上。

我一直渴望改变自己,回想起以前的我,不禁哑然失笑。以前总是以为自己比别人成熟,总是笑别人太幼稚,现在看来幼稚的却是我,笑别人幼稚本来就是自己幼稚的表现之一!

我曾经给兰燕发过短信告诉她我要试着改变自己,我不能再向高中那样随意损坏自己的形象了。虽然自己的外表形象不怎么样,但至少我不应该再像高中那样不顾别人的感受,说话不能再那样直了,毕竟这个世界上真正了解我的人不多,而且并不是每个人都有广阔的心胸!

还有,我应该比以前更有责任心,我现在愈来愈发现我是多么看重责任心。一个人活在这个世界上,首先就应该对他的父母负责,父母把我生下来,我一定不能让他们失望;其次要对自己负责,毕竟生命是自己的,如何将自己的生命发挥到极致,是我必须要考虑的问题;还有,就是要对其他人负责,人是社会的,既然属于这个世界,就应该为这个世界做一点什么!哪怕是一点微薄的力量,只要我做了,我就至少能比别人安心一点吧!

但愿我确实变了!

 

爱情

今天又想了一想我所需要的爱情。

确实,我认为自己当初太盲目,在还不太了解她的情况下就向她表白;或者说我太冲动,也与这也是对爱情没经验的表现之一吧。

但我又问自己,我当初到底有没有真正的爱她?有!这是肯定的,我曾经用真心爱着她。

还记得准备辩论赛的那个晚上,我在楼下等了她大概两个多小时,当时我也感到冷,但也许是爱情在起作用吧,没想到爱上一个人之后真的可以让人牺牲自己!

还记得那次班级聚会后,用单车带着她走在最后面,她突然要我骑慢一点,说有话要对我说,我放慢了速度,她说:“对我好的人很多,但你是对我最好的!”我隐隐感觉到她把头靠在我的书包上,我的心怦怦的乱跳,也忘了自己说了些什么。难道爱情真的可以让人忘乎所以吗?还是我自己把爱情理想化了?

还记得每次送她回宿舍,有时她会唱歌,那时我一定觉得她的歌很好听吧!那时我一定心醉了吧!

还记得那天晚上和她一起吃完晚饭后走在那条路上,她突然说要我做她的弟弟,说其实她已经有自己喜欢的人了,说她喜欢比她大的男生,还问我她的为人是不是很糟,“还好啊,我觉得很好嘛!”我竟然这样对她说。我当时是不是应该告诉她我的真实想法?

她似乎十分讨厌我接触她,我原本怀着好意,或是怕她被车撞了,或是提醒她别站在路中间,但她对我的态度却让我感到伤心,压抑,我真的还一点儿都不了解她!

现在想起来,和她在一起的多数时间我是很高兴的,但我的另一半去肯定不会是她那样的女孩子!

我理想中的爱情靠的是两个人的共同努力,而不是单方面的!我最看重的一点是责任心,而她的行为却让我对她完全失去了信心,也许我在一些地方误解了她,但至少现在我不会完全相信她了!

换一句话说,我已经死心了。也许《青年文摘》上的那篇文章说得对:“大学可能有真实的爱情,但记住只是可能。但真爱还是值得追求的。”

真爱确实值得去追求,但,我的真爱在哪里?

这个世界上真的还有真爱吗?