Dreamt of a song 3am in the morning and couldn’t fall back to sleep. It’s a 1996 production, Willing To Let Go (誰願放手) by Hong Kong singer Kelly Chen.
I was a huge fan of the pop star during high school. She’s gorgeous, not an exceptionally good singer but has some pretty good songs.
Funny thing is I haven’t heard this for some years, it’s odd how it popped up out of the blue. And it brought back memories, going to be a long story…
I first learnt about this song at a karaoke outing during high school. The friend who sung this are now married and became a mother, and I’ve yet to pay her a visit.
It then brought back other memories and old faces which flashed-by in split seconds, and it further reminded me of recent self-promises that I’ve yet to fulfil…
E.g. The storage boxes that I’ve yet to clear since moving here, old photos of my father I wanted to digitalize, calls that I promised to make, friends I promised to visit, weight I need to lose, and travel journal which I haven’t updated etc.
There are also older promises which are a bit too embarrassing to share LoL.
And bizarrely enough… I suddenly remembered that I have a box of kiwi fruit in the fridge from three weeks ago, which somehow is still edible.
And then there’s the song lyrics which I didn’t quite understand those days… it’s about a girl meeting her ex-lover years later and thought of the old days.
And then it struck me how many years have gone by since my school days… and I don’t know how to end this blog post LoL. It’s just one odd dream and odd night.
This occasion may or may not change my life in years to come. Perhaps a decade later I will remember this story and walk through memory lane all over again…
Perhaps I can complete most of the pending tasks and promises, perhaps nothing changes, or perhaps I decide to let it go instead.
Six years later
A little update from year 2017. I still like the song. Most of the tasks remain uncompleted, unfortunately. Old habits die hard, for better or worse.
And now there’s an overplayed Let It Go song from Disney animated movie Frozen.