Thursday, December 14, 2006

Cannot be described by pen and ink!

Thank God for Starbucks! I concluded that my favorite drink is still "Tall Peppermint Mocha extra shot easy on the syrup no whip." It is only served once a year during holiday times so I treasure the chance whenever I can. It's kind of like when I was a kid I looked forward to the limited supply of Chicken McNuggets (remember?). Now it's everywhere and some McDonald's are called McCafes. Having a Big Mac once in a blue moon is unspeakable happiness.

So thank God for Starbucks again! If it wasn't for its peppermint mocha, I wouldn't have the energy and alertness to study my PCLL exam. I just finished the hardest subject in the whole course - civil procedure knowledge exam - so I feel like half of the burden is gone. I started attacking and cracking this subject some three weeks ago, and I hope the results would reflect my hard work. 3 out of 5. 2 more to go. Should be OK.

In addition to Starbucks, I also thank Cafe Habitu, the law library, the main library and the 24-hour study room in the main library. I spent a considerable amount of time studying during these 3 weeks. It may sound perverted but I actually enjoy devoting my time trying to figure out something remotely difficult. This is part of the joy being back at school again. It feels rewarding, believe or not! Maybe I'm an academic at heart. But I prefer the library to the stock market anytime.

Anyway, I'm gradually feeling some Christmas spirit. Just had a somehwat profound and slightly didactic but mostly authentic discussion with someone (intelligent, insightful, and incredible) about life, music, and living in general. We seemed to come to a consensus. There is something spiritual about performance art that makes it unique from other types of art in addition to its creativity and originality.

One purpose of life is exploring other pieces that are missing in your life. It's about finding the missing puzzle. It's about reuniting with people who have a spiritual connection with you. It's about knowing that someone who feels you're making a difference to them. It's about giving and generosity. That's why I don't think I'm fit to be a multi-billionaire. If I were one, I would totally miss eating at a Chinese fast food joint, going record shopping at used CD stores, and walking on the streets of HK without paparazzi following me.

Christmas is not only a season of greetings and joy. It's a reason to explore the world you haven't seen. So count your blessings instead of sheep, like the song says.

Oh, and by the way, Christmas is supposed to be jazzy!

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