15 Jun 2012 – Sorgenfrigata=sorrow free road!
Today two highly respected gentlemen (my father LAM Tin Yue and L&M’s grandfather, John K HALD ) are not in this world but in sorrow free paradise celebrating their birthdays. They are always in my thoughts and mind.
A street named Sorgenfrigata is where all my ongoing banking transactions in this area and it is literally 1min walk from M&B. When the account was opened during dark ages of the 1970s, it was called Bergen Bank then! Now it is DNB/Den norsk Bank.
Told M&B that they should be living on Sorgenfrigata (just around the corner from where they are now!), but B informed me that in Trondheim, (where he is originally from), an area named Sorgenfri is where the garbage dump is located!! Free of sorrows when you can empty life’s garbage and still have a bank account on the green+ side! Not so sure about going to a hairdresser with the name, SKUM =foams in Norwegian also on the same street 🙂
Sanssouci/French (the former summer palace of Frederick the Great, King of Prussia, in Potsdam, near Berlin), meaning without concern, worries, etc. With a summer palace of that size, of course there are no worries 🙂 🙂
Hakuna Matata/Swahili phrase that can be translated literally as ‘there are no worries’, used in the Lion King, a Walt Disney movie.
Bob Marley’s Don’t Worry Be Happy, carefree lyrics…
Here’s a little song I wrote,
You might want to sing it note for note,
Don’t worry, be happy
In every life we have some trouble,
When you worry you make it double
Don’t worry, be happy
Hakuna Matata can sometimes be mistaken for irresponsible, capricious, immature, thoughtless, undependable, untrustworthy, wild, etc. And being that at all times will probably result in unfavourable consequences. A balance of everything might be a better way to life, but then, even balance is subjective… blablaba to another never-ending topic 🙂 🙂 🙂
Men who love humanity have all dreamed at least once during their lives of bringing all their fellow-men together in a state of carefree happiness. And only the world of the theater ever really succeeds in doing this – Jean Jacques Gautier
Edited 1 Mar 2014: this will be an appropriate place to add this, appreciations to niece JenLeng who saw this full bloom of yellow flowers on the trunk of a tree, Saraca Thaipingensis and it has a an interesting Chinese name -‘worry free’ 这棵黄花盛开的树名叫“无忧树。但愿大家有个无忧的週末
Must buy a place in ‘Sorgenfrigata‘ and plant these tree on that street 🙂