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Laksi Land is the name of the estate where I live at my brother’s at the moment. There is strong sense of community here. It is unavoidable to attend the their New Year Buddhist ceremony, not because I quickly fit in the neighbourhood and was personally invited, but because ceremony is just 10 seconds away they put speakers right there in front of the strip.
I am a bit cranky that my peace and quiet time is abruptly invaded, to be honest. It is Mai-Pen-Rai culture, you have to get over it and live harmoniously with them. That could mean as less interaction as possible. However, I am welcomed when I show up as a stranger with a camera and they seem to be happy to make merit together. Besides, the event actually triggers me to learn more about the local Member of Parliament, Karun Hosakul, who briefly comes to greet this small neighbours. A little bit of some bonding does no harm.
I have to say the progress I made in 2009 would not compare to the new adventures of 2010 at all. It started off with a partial lunar eclipse, which fell on New Year Day in Australian time zones. On top of that, it was a blue moon as well. According to astrology, it brings an extraordinary impact in your life. On that day, Stilgherrian and I have ended our eight-year-old relationship.
It is time we have to find our own ways to move on in our lives. I will save the first two days of 2010 for another time or maybe in other forms of medium. It is still too early to say anything firmly what will be the next chapter.
This gives me a chance to look ahead and to new possibilities. At this stage, new scenery is what I have been longing for. Most of the time in Sydney, I made a living from hospitality. While I was serving food to other people, it actually ate inside me. Not being able to use my full potential caused a lot of troubles, not only just to myself but also to the person I loved.
And that is my main goal in 2010—to use my talented to pay the bills. And I am looking forward to the challenges in the future.
PS: I bought the train ticket on the New Year’s Eve but it was printed as it was on New Year Day. Any explanation?