The Memory About You is the most beautiful and tragic of love stories. It is renown Chinese author and drama producer Tong Hua’s third and latest novel on urban romance following a 5 year intermission.
The novel revolves around female protagonist Yan Xiao Chen, spanning her schooling years to her life in the corporate world. It depicts the attitudes and choices people have as they face setbacks and tragedy in life.
Our lives can never be monotone, there will always be the requisite sunshine and rain, both beauty and pain. Through testing times of bleakness, know that while there are no guaranteed happily-ever-afters, there is also no eternal agony. We may hold no power over the situations we encounter but we can control our outlook in life as well as muster the courage to meet life head-on. Orientate yourself towards the light and cast the shadows behind.
The memories of time past will eventually become a source of comfort in time to come.
My most cherished memory of my youth was my secretly falling for you. You with that brilliant smile and shinning eyes who stood out in a crowd. I confessed my feelings for you but I was so nervous I quickly fled, too embarrassed to face you. On the other hand, you were not like the facade you plastered on, one of nonchalance, anxiety and helplessness.
I would never forget there once was a boy who ploughed through the Internet till the wee hours of the morning to search for that one song I had sung. Or the boy who would hide in the balcony and sing in his off-key manner, a song meant only for my ears.
Forget the causes or the consequences, meeting you and falling in love with you will always be the best thing that has happened to me.
Although I know
There would come a day
When all my troubles and happiness, and all my love and hatred
Would eventually mellow with time
I persist in holding on with all my heart and all my might
Those beautiful, haunting memories that were worth making
Destiny has always had a mind of its own
You can’t control where it leads nor decide how it ends
You can’t even determine if the things you encounter in life are blessings or downfalls
However, you will always have control over your attitude when facing life head-on