Friday, November 05, 2010

Los Angeles after 14 years

The night we arrived in Los Angeles was raining. How fortunate or the alternative, whichever way you want to see it. 14 years, a long time for me to revisit the city which was once a home to me for 7 years. What is my feeling? How do I feel about Los Angeles?
All the feelings came gushing through me. Love? Hate? Indifference? All wrapped up in one.
I became the designated guide here. We took the rented cars and...lo and behold... I missed a turn into the 405 Freeway and ended up, we had to use La Cienega Blvd all the way to our hotel.
We had a few assignments that we had to cover like interviewing a Buddhist nun, traced Rinpoche's path when he used to walk from Western to Hollywood Mann Chinese Theatre, cover Santa Monica Pier and Griffith Observatory and the Hollywood sign.
I was fortunate to meet my old friends, Tim, Michael and Luther....
Here I realized why I decided to go home to Malaysia that 14 years ago. Most of my friends are still single. I sensed the loneliness.
The loneliness that I felt... The superficiality of Hollywood...
I am a LUCKY BASTARD for if not for the path that I decided to choose, I would not be where I am today. That does not mean that I am well to do yet but I am contented. Never regret the choice that I made. ;)