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Being Lazy is a Blessing

It was one sweet afternoon, I was in a food stall having lunch. While waiting for my food, I have nothing to do. I can feel the gentle breeze of wind, under the shade of the roof,  and I’m glad it was after lunch hour because it was so quiet and relaxing. I could just sleep on the spot, but it’s like my memories travels along the wind, it all came back to me.

I still remember when I was in my secondary school, we have our own hostel rules. We are forced to go to the field and just do something, as long as you are not staying inside the dorm around 4 o’clock. Everyone would prepare to play varieties of sports, but I just don’t feel like doing anything. So I just lay down under the tree, having the grass as the carpet, the blue sky as the ceiling, close my eyes and slowly fell asleep. Not a deep sleep but rather relaxing, as if I am floating.

Sometimes I felt stressful doing so much revisions. So I would just climb on top of the building, no, I never thought of committing suicide, it’s not even in my To-Do-List. I even take the mattress with me, enjoying the evening breeze with a mini radio beside me, watching the sunset, although the musics were crappy but it doesn’t matter at all, it felt too good to be interrupted. I mean, some people paid lots of money to go some paradise just to have what I experienced, and I get them easily. I’m just lucky to grow up in a place where it is near the beach. I always get to watch sunset too.

When I can’t sleep at night, I would go to the balcony and just enjoy the midnight breeze, often there were other friends that can’t sleep as well, we just enjoy the moment having good chat with each other. We sometimes would just escape from the hostel to go to a nearby beach, catching crabs and barbecued them on the spot. It’s not delicious, it’s just fun to do all these things. We enjoyed it as if there’s no tomorrow, no worries at all.

As I grew older, I’m just not that lazy anymore. I knew that if I am not working hard enough, or at least put much effort, I wouldn’t achieve what I dream about. I believe that goes almost the same to others as well. Some struggle to make end meets and some struggle to walk their dream. In the midst, there’s just people who are still lazy, as if they have no dream, nothing wanted to be achieve. I mean, I do work hard now not just so that I can survive on my own in the future, but being able to feed the others as well.

For those who don’t need to work hard now, I really think it’s their blessing. They need not worry about tomorrow, they are just so confident that they don’t have to do anything now and yet they can live well in the future.  Not all people have these kind of blessing, some come from a poor family, some from a broken family, and some just want to ensure a better future. I really miss those days where I can be so lazy, and just do nothing at all. It’s all different now, and I guess I’ll have to work harder now just so that I can be lazy again in the future.

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Crab Porridge?

There are so many definition of porridge that can be found in the internet. All with their own uniqueness and from different countries. But now I’m going to talk about, Chinese porridge. Chinese porridge is basically the result of putting too much water in the rice cooker when cooking rice, and it end up looking like rice but watery.

I never really like Chinese porridge not because I’m racist but the porridge always gave me hard time eating it. Usually Chinese porridge must be serve while it’s still hot, or else it will taste worst than grass. For that reason, I don’t like porridge, but I don’t hate it either. Consuming porridge require a lot of effort and time. I found it very annoying when I need to blow the porridge before I can put it in my mouth for each spoon, and I can’t ignore this step because I don’t want to hurt my tongue. So I would prefer to eat burger. It’s so round that you can hold it with your hands, eat it, squeeze it or throw at people with it. See, burger is just fantastic, it have multiple function.

However, for once in my porridge lifetime, I think that porridge is cool. I call it, the Crab Porridge! Just look at it, the crab is enjoying the hot spring. I guess crab know how to live a life huh? Honestly, if you serve me this Crab Porridge, I will not consume it. I will keep it as a souvenir, or at least, I’ll put the crab in another bath tub and give that crab-less porridge to other people.

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