Student - August 17, 2011

Ongoing vicissitudes, ongoing life

Smurfs, Harry Potter, Transformers. So many blockbusters make this summer into a good time to reminisce my happy childhood.

Visiting a wine cellar in Bordeaux
But the all of them are put into the shade compared to the never-ending TV series of this global village in the past few weeks: the earthquake in Japan, the surrealistic massacre in Norway, the train crash in China, or the latest riots in London. The lyrics of 'Que Sera, Sera' unconsciously came into my head:

Que Sera, Sera,
Whatever will be, will be
The future's not ours, to see
Que Sera, Sera
What will be, will be.
'Daily vicissitudes conveniently occlude enduring questions,' someone has claimed. But I can't agree; as a foreigner in Europe, now and then I can't help but ask myself 'Who am I?', 'Where did I come from' or 'Where am I going?' Such ultimate questions of life. In a blink of an eye, today is my 360th day in Europe. No one foretold me that I could experience such a dreamlike year in Holland. What more is in store for me? I don't know. The only thing I'm sure about is anything that will happen will happen.
AID Day will kick off on Friday, I'm looking forward to seeing the quiet village coming alive again. For me, maybe It's time to pack my sentiment up and move on with the adventure of 'Pan in Neverland' Season II!
First hope we will say bye to the hideous weather.

Vid of the week:  A touching commercial version of "Que Sera, Sera"