Wanderlust MacaronsJanuary 09, 2014
Despite being late, happy 2014 guys! Or as my beloved cast of FRIENDS would put it, here's to a lousy Christmas, and a crappy New Year! I don't have many new year's resolutions, but I do have a bucket list! It's a bit early for a bucket list, but you never know. The concept of time drives me crazy, and having this bucket list calms me down. It reassures me that I'm making good use of whatever moments I have on earth that have been spared by the heavens. My bucket list has been steadily growing longer. If I'm ready, I might share them with you on this space. But for now, I'll keep the embarrassing list to myself. Haha.
Anyway, I've been kept busy for the first 9 days of 2014 with reading, baking, dancing and most importantly, catching up with friends. I'm currently reading 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami. The story is influenced by George Orwell's 1984, one of my favourite books, and so it's interesting to draw the links between the two books. I must admit, I'm completely hooked on the book. I think I'd finish reading all 1000+ pages within the next few days.
On a completely different note, I made some macarons a few weeks ago for Xin Yun's 21st birthday party. The theme of her party was wanderlust, and I was inspired to make macarons that resembled the sky, clouds and airplane. I also made some pink ribbon macarons, and some blue macarons with hearts. Loved how they turned out.
“All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien
Many people suffer from a serious case of wanderlust. Do you? I know of friends who dreamt of travelling the world since young. Personally, my desire to travel only developed recently. Before going on exchange in Japan, it didn't occur to me how little I've seen. Being in Japan triggered a part of me that has been dormant, and now I have an insatiable thirst to visit as many places as possible. 果てまでも行きたい．．．
For now, I'll just stay wherever I am, and go wherever life brings me. To find beauty in places I've crossed a hundred times, just like how you've never noticed a particular street sign or crack in the wall until you see it one day.
There's a race of men that don't fit in,
A race that can't stay still;
So they break the hearts of kith and kin,
And they roam the world at will.
ー Robert Service