Parents and children often think differently. What parents want from the child may not be the child’s preference. Likewise, culture also influences how parents raise their children and put expectation on them. All of these get tricky as the child gets older. It will even more challenging when the child grows up in a culture that is different from his/her original culture. Argument or clash could arise because the child has a different point of view from his/her parents. Both sides will argue that they are doing the right things. Both sides want to win.
On another note, children still and should respect their parents even though they have disagreement over things. This is tough, but children must continue to exercise putting effort to adjust and negotiate with their parents in order to reduce argument. Family relationship is complicated and tough. It takes everyone’s effort to maintain equilibrium.
Life is good when one could manage both family and work life in the most neutral and healthy ways. Can you do it?
If I have 24 hours to reminisce New York, I will:
. walk along the Battery Park promenade.
. visit Oculus at the WTC.
. take a helicopter ride.
. stop by the St. Patrick Cathedral.
. enjoy the beauty of the Grand Central Terminal.
. visit Brooklyn.
New York, I miss you a bit too much!
New York, you are on my mind.
Atlanta, you are my next destination.
New York, you have been great to me.
Atlanta, you are my next hope.
New York, you are my lover.
Atlanta, you are my adventurer.
New York, I long to come back.
Atlanta, I’ll see you soon.
By grace through faith, I shall see you again.
You who have been so distant from me. Yet, I still think about you.
I hope to see and hear your voice.
You who are far away from me. Yet, I still feel close to you.
Love is a sad thing, but world is sad without love.
I don’t know if I still could fall in love again, but I hope you will make me fall in love with you over and over again.
When I was young, I wanted to marry a prince charming.
When I was 15, I said I wanted to marry an architect because he could build me a nice house.
When I was 19, I wanted to marry a guy with a job and stable income.
When I was 25, I wanted to marry a guy with a job, stable income, but also someone who would travel near and far with me.
Now, I simply want to live with reliable and financially stable guy who share similar passion and dream.
The list could go on and on. The ideal spouse is the one who could adapt to various life-challenging situations and still love you just the way you are.
Have you ever had a nightmare and you wish you didn’t have it on the first place? I hate the kind of nightmare where I am involuntary separated from someone special in that dream. I don’t like hearing the word “death,” too, because I am not ready losing people who are close to me. So, a nightmare that is about one’s death is definitely not my preferred dream.
I am told that everybody including me would die. Death is a part of the natural human’s life cycle. I should not be scared, right? But, it’s hard to not feel scared and worried.
The nightmare kept me awake all night. It makes me feel nervous the next day because I am afraid what if the nightmare turns real. I am just not ready to be separated from someone who means the world to me. I am hoping to get answers.
This morning, I sat on the church. The sermon talked how God loves us more than a mother loves her baby. The priest also told us to not be worry because God is merciful. And so, it came to my understanding that God owns our life, and He loves us dearly. Losing someone due to death is a sad thing, but it will not be a forever sad. Good thing will come up, like rainbow after rain. Don’t think it too hard, but knowing that it will happen and when it happens, God will make it beautiful in His ways.
I saw this same person in my dreams.
A tall person who walked either by my side or behind me.
Someone who traveled far with me.
I felt safe and warm in his arms.
I could only see his shadow.
He must be my guardian angel.
I long to see him.
One day, we shall see each other.