Curve ball

I am recovering…

Walking boot with air pump to help reducing pressure to the ankle, tissue oil, palm pollen milk, wheel chair,  all those things happened in my life for the first time.

I had some beautiful memories of visiting the backyard gardens.

Cherry flowers, frog calling ponds, newly harvested broad bean, golden canola flower… I remember the summer time in the childhood days, people took electric torch to the rice field to catch frogs, light worm flying around the riverside… Before it got dark, family sat together under a tree at the backyard of the house, enjoying a pan of crabs.  It was cooler to have dinner outside and we enjoyed the breeze of riverside in summer days, the relaxing farming environment.  We cook the fresh broad beans with a kind of brook mud eel,  which looks alike eel but much shorter, together it makes a thick soup called “黄鳝豆瓣羹”.  It was very hard to catch another kind mud fish called “泥鳅” in the brook. Kids also caught little tadpoles in the ponds for fun. Today young people are still doing it, I do not know why…

I think about going to the most remote places of China when I get recovered, such as the land of the diversiform-leaved poplar forest.

Good time to read old books, watch some good domestic films online,  listening to Himalaya audio records…

I found classic literature, music are best to soothe the minds.  My favorate subjects are history, religion and art.

Things about Vietnam come into my mind, beautiful blue hues of the sky and river, pink church, travel routes…

Foods from Vietnam and people from Vietnam come into my life…

I see those things as magic.  They heal me as beautiful light.

While I thought back my life came to a curve ball stage after 10 years oversea living, I am finally back in China, a country I love in the earth but I was scared and worried about its future.  Polluted air is one thing.   I wanted to live in the west of China, where blue air, abundance of mushroom, tea, coffee and wines.  To realize my original plan of establishing more business in China before going abroad, I shall plan now to include more pictures into my life, which I  think the years developed as the most important life stories for me to restart and to build on.

Finally, thanks for God to bring me back to China and leave me some time and space to reborn!  I have my belief and I am stronger…


Author: Cathy Tsui

Entrepreneur in wine and gifts. Importer and Exporter. Promotional products consultant; Italian shop owner; wine specialist; WSET certificate; self-media; wine talk show, "Let's taste some wine!" Those are old stories now. I am now an inspiring travel agent.

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