22 November, 2012

这是我的选择 · My Choice

每次听到别人说“我没办法,所以才会选择这条路”,都会让我有点生气。
I feel a little annoyed, whenever someone says "I chose this route because I didn't have a choice."
 

你自己的人生,如果你不自己掌握,还能怪谁呢?
If you can't take charge of your own life, who else should you blame?
That's right. Yourself.

最近在寻找新的工作,妈妈不时都会劝我,不要再找拍摄制作的工作了。
Recently when I'm hunting for a job, my mom advised me not to look for production jobs anymore.

她的嘱咐不无道理——我的脊椎和脚受伤,久久未能痊愈,真的不适合扛很重的器材,也不适合奔波操劳。
Her reasoning was clear - my spine and ankles haven't been able to recover fully, and it's really risky to be carrying heavy equipment and overworking.

不过有一个事实并不会因此改变——我对拍摄和媒体行业的热忱。
But one fact doesn't change, whether or not I'm well - my passion for the industry.

无论工作多辛苦,器材多重,拍摄多久,结束了一天的忙碌,我是开心的。
No matter how hard the work or how heavy the equipment, I'm always happiest at the end of the day.

到了记者会、采访现场,遇到让人不爽的安排、遇到欠扁的媒体同行,会被我诅咒很久。
Of course, I'd be pissed occasionally (and maybe curse under my breath), when I face annoying people or shitty event coordinations.

有些时候等待漫长无比,有时拍摄延长手累得发抖,但我的内心却是暖暖的、开心满足而兴奋的。
Sometimes the wait seems never ending, sometimes my hands start to shake from all the hardwork, but at least my heart is on fire with passion and satisfaction.

这就是我的选择。
This is my choice.

我一直都是盲目跟从哥哥的一位妹妹。在哥哥都选择上初级学院时,我第一次踏出和他们不一样的一步,报读理工学院。
I've always been a blind follower of my elder brothers, choosing the schools they choose, up till post-O'Levels, when I knew very well that JC is definitely not the path for me.

毕业之后,很多人都读大学,我又勇敢地跨进现实工作行列。
Long after graduation, classmates started enrolling in universities, and I took another big step into the real working world.

听说周围很多人逐渐放弃梦想的时候,我依然开创了YOLOsg。
Just as I see my friends giving up their many dreams and aspirations, I found some sorta courage to kickstart YOLOsg.com , my dream.

我不是要标新立异,只是不甘愿放弃梦想和热忱,希望朋友也能找到内心的那份勇气。
I'm not trying to be different for the sake of being different. All I know is... I'm not ready to give up my dream, and I hope that friends who are at crossroads would find their own courage, too.

如果你的家境贫寒,或许你上不了大学、无法追逐梦想。但千万不要忘记那份热忱,等到有朝一日,你走出困境,记得找回内心的那份力量。
Maybe you are strapped financially, maybe you can't make it into your dream school, maybe for some other reason, you can't pursue your dream now. But don't ever give up on that passion, for a day will come, and you'll have the chance to give it one more shot.