Friday, January 28, 2011

Gloomy Mandarin Lime

[Gloomy Sunday on air]

Years passed by yet my brain refused to process that particular memory into regression. While the Chinese folks delightfully wait for that significant change of numbers, here I am, rewinding those days in repetitive, dull, yet tormenting fashion. Being 20 percent Chinese, I didn't have the chance to understand thoroughly what's the celebration is all about. Regrets are absolutely useless, so are all the pain and embarrassment in the past yet what am I doing here, as if the past is alterable?

So they say we can leave the past but the past never leaves us. I thought that was ridiculous but now it seems so true. I can still remember those beautiful, meaningful days like it was yesterday. The past never did leave me. Sometimes it strikes me deeply how changes are absolutely meaningless, so is existence, as the nihilist said. Nothing is ever meaningful, they say, nothing is fact, because after all we're bound with perspectives. Perspectives, which sometimes some of us impose to others to become truths.

Orange, round, juicy, sweet and occasionally hellishly sour, Mandarin lime is my definition of Chinese New Year. The world is full of insignificant little things, big dirty lies and propaganda and things we will never understand. Mandarin lime, a confirmed trifle but it's one those little happiness we look forward to have at times. But little did I know those little happiness we held dear could turn to nightmare.

Seven days.

Seven days of irregular bowel movement. Seven days of massive diarrhea. Seven days of sleepless nights. Seven days of deadly dehydration. Seven days of sleeping on top of pins and needles.

Too much of a good thing, that was the case. Nothing is ever good when done beyond moderation. So is Vitamin C.

Never, never eat two boxes of Mandarin lime, alone. You can actually have too much of a good thing.


Happy Chinese New Year!


Lilyana said...[Reply]

we can leave the past but the past never leaves us..i love this quote..but i wish the past can leave me right this moment please..huhu

Valossa Vicious said...[Reply]


You can wish but a wish is just a wish.

Actually that's not a proper quote. Hahaha Just made that up.

eszol said...[Reply]

Damn! gua terkena

for a half paki n half cina like me

CNY is about chinese movie n those limau mandarin

Anonymous said...[Reply]

the past will never leave us....

una berry said...[Reply]

u're always come up with good words.
I don't fancy mandarin lime that much though.

clarky said...[Reply]

...aaaaaaaaand shitting pure liquid.

Blood Seeker said...[Reply]

must have been the chemicals sprayed onto the oranges...

~Adorable Alycia~ said...[Reply]

LOL...why you go and Hentam 2 boxes oh...;)....anyway, get well soon k....^_^

Valossa Vicious said...[Reply]


High five?

Valossa Vicious said...[Reply]


We can leave em but we can never forget em...

Valossa Vicious said...[Reply]

@una berry

Why? You're missing one of the best things life could offer. Hehehe

Valossa Vicious said...[Reply]


Yup. So have you tried at least 3 boxes?

Valossa Vicious said...[Reply]

@Blood Seeker

But I didn't eat the skin??

Valossa Vicious said...[Reply]

@~Adorable Alycia~

Actually it happened years ago Al. Oh I've never told you about it. Now you know. Haha

clarky said...[Reply]

waiting for those contractors to give them oranges. i might lose 50kg in 2 weeks :p

the rebel kid said...[Reply]

oh baru tahu. ada darah cina rupanya. gong xi fatt choi~

btw, ur writing n ideas never failed to mesmerize me like a 4-year-old kid watching transformers. ;p

keep on writing 4 the love of the art!

Valossa Vicious said...[Reply]


Make sure you're alive to tell the story then. Heheh

Valossa Vicious said...[Reply]

@the rebel kid

Gong xi!

My writing is raw and I think there are lots of grammatical mistakes. Coz I'm lazy to do draft whatsoever. LOL

Anyway thanks. :)