When the helicopter flew to evacuate a sick me from -14 degrees Celsius, 5500m Gokyo mountain in Nepal in winter, it brought along fresh fruits and vegetables to the villagers. The villagers were grateful to me, the girl in the red fleece jacket. I am the 'famous' Redfleece of Khumbu Himal :)
*I started this blog in 2006 as my beloved mother wanted to know my adventures. She said, she wanted to see the world through me. Sadly, she passed away two years later. May God bless her soul.
Sunday, February 12, 2017
Story 5 - A (in)Sidious Game of Matchmaking
This is a continuation of the
series of stories of 'A (in)Sidious Game of Matchmaking' - The Tragic Tale of Stardust. I really like Stardust that when I recalled this story, it
made me so angry!
Stardust was living a quiet life
in Coruscant. She worked at a hair saloon owned by her adopted family. One
might ask why she was leading a low profile. She was skilful, did her warrior
training in Lokori, yet returned to work in a humble saloon as a hairdresser(!). Why? Maybe she just wanted to fade away from prying eyes.
One day, a customer, Mrs Random,
asked Stardust if she wanted to meet her son whom she said was nice and was
looking for a life partner. Mrs Random persuaded Stardust's family to
influence Stardust into marrying Son Random. For whatever reasons, Stardust
agreed after meeting Son Random a few times. The elated Mrs Random showered
Stardust with gold jewellery and even sponsored the wedding ceremony.
Alas, a few months after the
wedding, Stardust quietly walked away from the marriage. She left Coruscant for Galactic City, broken-hearted. “What
happened?” I asked her family. It seemed that Stardust found out that Son
Random was a hardcore drug abuser and even consumed drugs on her wedding
night. Mrs Random knew about her son's drug addiction and was convinced that
marriage would change him. That was why she showered Stardust with 'love', money
and wealth... to entice Stardust to 'marry' her loser son. OMG!
*Moral of the story: Again, if
it's too good to be true, then one must exercise more caution, n’est pas?
Cassian, why do you think Father
Sidious searched the whole of Coruscant for someone to repair your precious
heirloom watch? It's to keep you beholden to him. **Story is based on real events. Names are changed for privacy.