Have you ever kept a journal? Are you still keeping it tightly as if it’s treasure that you never want any creature to touch it, is it still safe? Well, I’m strucked in the topic of diaries and journal. In Vamp. Diaries, Stephen returned Elena’s diary, where she left it in cemetry and assured her that he didn’t read it because he wouldn’t want anyone to read his diary. This is the western’s virtues; of respecting privacy. As much as I was hooked on to the recent taiwanese melodrama; the story of time “光阴的故事“，I began to realise the difference between Asian’s and Western’s perspective. In the drama, the 一美 (Yi Mei) diary was totally exposed and pitifully. It then became everyone’s laughingstock because in her childhood diary. It was her mother who stole the diary and read it because she was worried about her daughter. It’s definitely violating 一美’s privacy but afterall, she pays her worries to her daughter’s affair. Utimately, she still loves her daughter. This is the asian’s perspective of caring and concerning.
A moment ago,I took out mine and spent some lil.time reading it. The diary is only one year plus old tho. I came to realise that I’m all writing to God, as a letter, sometimes a love letter, sometimes a complaint letter, sometimes a reflection letter and sometimes for hope. I guess my diary records half of my prayers and hopes even in the very last entry of it.
Diary’s a flip book of characters and personality. You’ll how you’ve grown, through your entries.