Sleepless in Shanghai

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I could not fell asleep at my first night in Shanghai. The jet lag is one reason, but I know the real cause is deeper in my heart. There were lots of firework in Shanghai between 11PM to 12 AM, I have not watched the firework that closely for a while. The amazing thing is that it was fairly quiet in the night. While I was feeling bored because of my sleep problem, I was very glad to see a Chinese English book titled Love & Life in my motel. I opened this little book, it reminds me all the good love stories I used to read from “Reader’s Digest” ten years ago. Besides stories it also contains lots of “words of wisdom” from famous and anonymous people. Let me paste some here:

  • You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly. — Sam Keen
  • It hurts to love someone and not be loved in return, but what is more painful is to love someone and never find the courage to let that person know how you feel.
  • I love you not because of who you are, but because of who I am when I am with you.
  • Don’t try so hard, the best things come when you least expect them to.
  • Maybe God wants us to meet a few wrong people before meeting the right one, so that when we finally meet that person, we will know how to be grateful.
  • Remember that the man who can shoulder the most risk will gain the deepest love and the supreme accomplishment.
  • Don’t trust a lover who kisses you without closing his/her eyes.
  • Remember the best love is to love others unconditionally rather than make demands on them.
  • In love and cooking, you must give 100% effort…but expect little appreciation.
  • 6:52 AM, Lunar New Year, Shanghai, China

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