Christmas came and gone, the gifts remain close to my heart.
On my last trip home end of November, my two best friends, Pauline and Fauzie, gave me the first gifts I would receive for this season.
I was browsing at Kinokuniya myself when this book caught my attention. It’s not a conventional guide book, but one that records personal experiences of celebrities when travelling in the beautiful country of Japan along with their favorite places to go. I bought not one, but two copies, one for me and one for Daniel who would head there with his family for the first time during the Christmas holidays.
My very intelligent surfer (as a matter of fact he is, being a master candidate at SAIS Johns Hopkins), Sam gave me this book about journeys, rootlessness and loneliness for Christmas, partly because he had written my contact information in full detail at the back of the book. Haha! To plant a home address in a book about rootlessness is quite the irony. I’m going to give you a present for you to find yourself, he said. I haven’t lost myself yet, so how can I find it. To which he replied, not everything needs to be lost to be found.