Yes, I am in Sydney now. I guess I was too pre-occupied with the idea of having a few days away from the office, I almost forgot about the most important part about this trip….I am going to stay next to the beach…Yeah!
So when we arrived Coogee at about 7pm yesterday evening, when I got off the car and started to feel the sea breeze and smell the ocean, when I looked out through my semi-ocean-view window (that’s how I call it, as it was not fully facing the sea) in Coogee Sands Hotel, I couldn’t really make a linkage between what I see now and what I remembered almost 5 years ago when we were living up in this city.
I don’t know. Sometimes I can’t help wondering how I got to Point B from Point A when I look back, though I do believe that we don’t really reflect as much as enough. It’s suppose to be a long journey, for me, for you, and for everybody who had done this.
I guess it’s not just the time and place changed, it’s more about the changes in me. The things about this city used to be advantages, now become luxuries. When something becomes a luxury, it becomes strange, no longer familiar, and you become to really adore it, enjoy it and want to make best use of it.
So I went up onto the Sundeck this morning on the roof, looking out the sea, the busy roads and so packed human pigeon holes that built along the coast and extended to another side of the hill into the inner city. It’s a funny sort of mixed feelings about enjoying staying in waterfront, which usually is related to relaxation, and an extremely noisy and busy city where it’s hard to find peace.
Those young people gather in the pub downstairs drinking and chatting all night, some poor souls used to fall off the cliff after getting drunk in Coogee; The bus drivers operate the biggest wheels going through the “smallest roundabout” that you can find in this world, which gives you an impression that they are just about to stick out and hit you on the sidewalk.
Yes, I have to admit that it’s hard to concentrate when this morning I was sitting in one of conference rooms with a whole wall of ocean view. How am I supposed to do it?