《向爱奔跑》
作词:乐声
作曲/编曲:郑凯华
主唱:范文芳/陈汉玮
制作:麦如丽

[男]如果命运跟你 开了个玩笑
你是否会微笑着拥抱
[女]如果幸福不知
在哪个转角
你是否会执着的寻找
我们共同的梦想 渴望天空的怀抱
[男]就算风雨 也阻止不了
[女]当回忆退潮 你会看到
男女:我为生活坚持的骄傲

[男]每一段旅程 都用心走好
[女]我们不是 一个人在闪耀
[男]谁来谁走掉 或许控制不了
[合]时间会记住 感动的拥抱

[男]每一份真心 都不会忘掉
[女]至少我们选择 把彼此记牢
[合]谁哭谁微笑 或许改变不了
但是我们能决定 勇敢的向爱奔跑

So I started watching this new drama on Mio..and as usual I didn’t start from the beginning, but a few episodes into the show. My dad had been watching it, and the theme song caught my ear. It is 《向爱奔跑》, sung by 范文芳 and 陈汉玮. Just so you know (I didn’t), 《生日快乐》actually means 在有生之日要快快乐乐。

This is pretty much a cliche drama I guess..one about how the male lead changes his outlook in life when he finds out he has cancer. I expect quite a predictable ending, but I kinda like this drama. It doesn’t have a script that makes my heart race like 《破天网》, but it’s simple, sweet and ordinary, and it makes me go awww. And I like things that make me go awww. Because it reminds me that in this cruel world of ours where the world waits for no one, there is still sugar, spice and everything nice. Sometimes I’m overwhelmed by the hopelessness of it all, but then I watch these kinda things and it softens my heart once again. I think it’s good to do that every now and then, just so we don’t be so hardened by society that we forget about the little yet significant things in life.

I like the lyrics of the theme song as well. The chorus in particular:

每一段旅程 都用心走好
我们不是 一个人在闪耀
谁来谁走掉 或许控制不了
时间会记住 感动的拥抱

每一份真心 都不会忘掉
至少我们选择 把彼此记牢
谁哭谁微笑 或许改变不了
但是我们能决定 勇敢的向爱奔跑

Indeed, we are all social creatures. There’re a lot of things I prefer to do alone, because then I can do it at my own pace, I don’t have to bother about expectations of others; their judgment, views, reactions. But I also believe every step in life we take affects not only us but at least another person, somewhere somehow in the world, no matter how insignificant we believe ourselves to be. So, there are still some things that are better done together, to do it better. Because we are not alone in this world.

And because the world doesnt stop spinning for anyone, people in our lives come and go, something not within our control. Sometimes people leave us before we know it, kinda like 相逢恨晚. We often hear people say that we should cherish things and people when they’re still around, but it is quite impossible. Humans are funny creatures. We truly value something’s existence only when we’re about to lose it, or when the something’s already gone. But no matter, because the same funny creatures have this wonderful thing called memory. The something or someone may have left us, but it doesn’t matter as long as it has made an impact on us. Some smart guy said that there’s nothing we can take with us when we leave this world, that 一切事物都帶不走的, but I choose to believe otherwise. The purity, sincerity and innocence of it all will be etched in our hearts. Not forever, because no one can live forever. But we will bring our memories with us to the grave. And that is all that matters. 我只在乎曾經擁有。

When I first learnt to open my eyes, I thought losing my eyesight was scary.

When I first learnt to sing nursery rhymes, I thought being deaf was scary.

When I first learnt to scream for Mama and Papa, I thought losing my voice was scary.

When I first learnt to write my name, I thought agraphia was scary. (I’m lying, I didn’t know what it was until I googled it)

When I attended my first funeral, I thought death was scary. (ok, not my funeral..but you get what I mean)

But now I realise, the scariest thing that can happen to me is amnesia. Because once I lose my memories, I have no way of getting them back. And the scariest part of it all, is that I won’t even realise it.

And now I realise how far I have strayed from the title of this post.

(But touch wood, if by any chance I lose my memory, I beg of you my friends. Please come and tell me the lamest things I have done to you, the bitchiest thing I have said about you, the horrible-est insults I have thrown at you, and the meaningful experiences I have shared with you. To revive me once again.)