Wednesday, May 03, 2006

The Story of a Little Monkey Pt 1

A long long time ago there was a monkey living in the Land of Eight-Points. He was a very happy monkey, for everyday he will join other animals in their hunt for food or frolick near a pool when the sun sets. Yes, it was indeed a peaceful and happy life.

But the little monkey was not one who remains contented with what he already has. As happy as he was with his current situation, the monkey constantly wonders how the outside world looks like. He dreams of high green plateaus, of even more glorious parties and most importantly branded bananas. He believes that he has what it takes to make it out there and decided one fine day that he will take his luck and venture away from the Land of Eight-Points.

He bid farewell to all the other animals and as much as he loves and misses them, he kept telling himself that he is doing the right thing, one needs to move on in order to grow. So away he ventured, with a heavy yet anticipating heart.

His quest brought him to the Land of Bats. Land of Bats is a very big province in the kingdom and is well-known to produce the finest breed of animals and bananas. After talking to the king, he consented to let the little monkey stay! How happy the monkey was, to think that he is one step closer to realizing his dreams. But he was wrong...

On his first day in the Land of Bats, he met a lot of other animals. There were peacocks busy spreading their feathers, beavers occupied with buiding their homes and foxes feeding off the lion's pride. Happy as the little monkey was to meet so many new friends, he did not expect everyone to ignore his existence. All the other animals were too busy with their own chores to actually pay him any attention.

Come lunch time, the poor little monkey could not find anyone to share his bananas and he was really sad. He started to think of the times when his friends back in Eight-Points would have lunch together over jokes and much jest. Already, he was questioning himself if he had made the right decision by leaving the place he called home for 4 years. The monkey sat in silence and pondered about the future, it looks bleak and it saddens him. His head hurts and he tells himself, let tomorrow worry about itself, carpe diem for now...

To be continued...

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