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Saturday, July 23, 2011


I'm feeling, uh, sad lately. I don't know. I just feel down. Maybe it's just one of those "I'm-not-so-sparkly-today-so-leave-me-alone" days. But the truth is, I kinda don't want to be left alone. I want to have someone to talk to although I don't know what to talk about. A part of me want to to share why I'm sad, but my reasonable self tells me to just keep it to myself. I might overshare and that would land be in a big trouble (again).

To cheer up myself a little, I watch my favorite videos on Youtube. This is one of my favorites: Chinese gymnast Jiang Yuyuan's floor routine in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Don't you just love her smile? Although she didn't win an individual medal for this routine, her artistic expression makes this routine so lovable. She was so happy doing this routine, and it shows. She attacked each move with so much passion, energy, and joy. Her bubbly music suits her happy disposition. I can watch this video over and over and not get tired of it. I love her smile, especially at the end of her routine. It's like she's saying, "Hey, I did it! I loved it!" And the crowd loves her, too.

I wish I could bring back my similar sparkle. Everything will soon be okay, right? I'm sad, and there's nothing wrong with embracing it for now. Maybe I don't need to fight it if that's what I'm actually feeling; I'm acknowledging it as I work things out in my head.

For now, I'm sad. So I'm again pressing the video's play button to enjoy Jiang Yuyuan's routine. Her smile makes me smile, too.


  1. whats important is there IS STILL SOMETHING than can make you smile.. :D cheer up!

  2. Hi Paolo! Yup. Sad moments are also fleeting. And yeah, there are things around that can make us smile. :) Thanks for dropping by.

  3. I've this theory:
    If you learn to be alone without feeling lonely,
    you find a who you're looking for.

    I love all things encouraging. She's glowing!

  4. @Teresaurus: I agree. That's a nice theory. Sometimes, we also have to listen to our own voices to find what we're searching for.

    Thanks for dropping by :) I really appreciate it.