Illusion is mine – Ling toshite shigure

Minolta x570, Fuji Superia 200 (expired)

I have a soft spot for (indie) J-rock (and anything related to Japanese culture haha). This song found me a few months ago and after a week of having the replay button abused, I haven’t listened to it ever since until tonight. It stirred up many levels of emotion in me and before I realized brought tears to my eyes. I remember the nights this song accompanied me and my scooter through the emptied streets of Saigon. The act of being embraced in absolute solitude with music and speed is so satisfying yet haunting. I stopped myself to listen to the song when I came to realize that I couldn’t handle how emotional it caused me and how my hidden fears were brought to the surface. It is undeniably a beautiful song.

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A conversation

HK (a friend of mine): “I like that photo, the one of green leaves with a blurred building in the background.”

Me: “Which one??

Ah! That one! I know which one you’re talking about!”

HK: “Where did you take it?”

Me: “Ah, You know, those hedge fences are everywhere in that city. Some branches stuck out from one of the bushes I saw. It’s a random shot. I didn’t think much when I took it.”

HK: “I love randomness.”

Me: “And spontaneity!”

HK: “Me too!”

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