Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Listen to your heart 傾聽你的心聲 ...


I remember as a kid, I love to draw 
not just anything but Architectural buildings; 
in my first year of Architectural School, 
I Aced every subject except Design which only had "B", 
at the 1st year end semester break;
I thought deeply why B, maybe I am not good enough 
and if I am not good enough maybe I should not be an Architect;
I quit Architectural school and did something else. 
...
Until today, the thought of the possibility 
of great things I could have done as an Architect still haunts me 
at 50, 
perhaps I knew now that
I should have listen to my heart 
instead of my stupid little brain
...

The Peak, Hong Kong 香港太平山

The Peak, Hong Kong 香港太平山 
Hong Kong 香港 

17 comments:

Joop Zand said...

Nice building...... i like this composition.

greetings, Joop

Carolina Tavares said...


Life takes many turns, and reaches us in reflections. I think it is never too late to resume. In Brazil and in the world I observe that many people return to old projects but that are pulsar. Ever wanted to return to his studies Architecture?

TexWisGirl said...

hindsight is always easier...

Massimo said...

impressive ! regards

s.c said...

It shows the scale perfect. Pity you didn't made it as architect but i can assure you its 0.01% inspiration and 99,99% transpiration. The education don't prepare you for this fact. You draw one line and after that the whole world falls over it so it seems. Stil i must admit you forget the headache when a work sfter years is finished and you can feel yourself a little proud for something that still remains when you are long gone.

Jose Ignacio Pardo (Luces Personales) said...

When we are young we some of our decisions are mistakes. The only thing we can after do is to learn about our mistakes. You are 50 and you have a lot of time to do great things.
You have 814 followers, more than 160.000 visits of people all over the world in your Blog...... This is a great thing

Erika said...

I like your thought, dear Wong!
Have a nice new day.
Erika from Italy

The Yum List said...

It's never too late! I know a guy from my home town who just received his 6th degree at the age of 90!!

Cloudia said...

You have constructed a fine life!
Regrets are not good for us. . . .
But yes, we do listen to the 'logic' too much.


Sending YOU Aloha
from Honolulu,
Comfort Spiral
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Randy said...

Ah the "if I only" thought. I've had those lately.

darlin said...

Wong that's unfortunate that you didn't follow your dream, that must not have been your path in life. From what I've read about your teaching profession you seen to have a passion for this. What will be will be and here's one last thought, I'm close to the same age as you are and I went back to school and might even be continuing on... anything is possible in life if we want it badly enough.

Thérèse said...

Pretty nice balance in this building.
The change is often beneficial one way or the other.

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

Hey Wong, I would never in a million years have worried about a 'B' grade! I was delighted with my 6 'B' grades at O-level. Really, nowadays, no letter on a piece of paper can stop you from doing what you are passionate about.
Duncan In Kuantan

rainfield61 said...

I never know what I shall be when I was a kid.

But I know what will be will be.

UIFPW08 said...

Whith the train at a Peak.. fantastic fantastic view and great bar Hilly coffee
Hi Wonh.

veredit - isabella kramer said...

I'd the same dream ... and I'm become a nurse ...

but I agree with you - better to listen to the own heart.

I love the great lines in picture, awesome building - very nice angle.

best regards my friend,
isabella

Traveling Hawk said...

This building on The Peak is interesting and a good subject for photos.

Yes, we take decisions which we live to regret but everything has a reason in our life. Is it...karma?