Saturday, July 5, 2008

The story of a little boy

Hi, I'm a traveler. Just like you and me, we all have the same destination, and that destination is home.

No matter how far we travel to the right, or to the left, north or south, we are bonded by the same destination, home.

Today was no ordinary day, for a traveler like me. As I walk towards the end of my destination, as far as I eyes could see, I spotted a little boy under an apple tree.

I hid myself behind a bush in front me, silently watching the little boy.

The little boy took his pen knife out, and engraved,"Today is my birthday, and thank you for the apples, Mr. Apple Tree" on the apple tree's bark. He jump and took as many apples as he could reach and walk of with a smile on his face.

As he walked, I followed. As he stop, I hide. Something deep down in me, would just want to know more about this little boy.

As time goes by, I notice something. I've been here before. Is this little boy lost? Does he need help?

I took every liberty and courage I got, and I approach the little boy.
He greeted me with the biggest smile he could give.

"Are you lost little boy?",I asked.


"I'm heading home and yes, I am lost", he spoke in his most humble tone while hiding his hands in his pocket an looking down.

With a smile on my face, I told him I'll take him back to his family using the compass that I have.

The boy look even lower and with the softest voice I've ever heard said,"I haven't got any family since the war."

My heart sank to the slowest beat.

I lowered myself to the same level as him, and held both his hands and said,"Why don't you come to my home with my family?"

The little boy agreed.

Home was not too far away. Before everyone knew it, the little had his new family already.


That night, before the little boy fell asleep at home, I walked into the room, and whisper into his ear.

"Today is your day little boy, happy birthday and welcome to the family."


That night, only god knows how happy he was.

Happy Birthday Nigel

You have the one of the biggest family everyone would ever dream of.

Stay young and happy.


Nigelais said...

Thanks man for everything! =)

pamsong said...

So sweet of you, Hwei Ming!

Schmae said...


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sheon said...

*pats hweiming on the back.......*

somebody kiss this boy, please.

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