September 25, 2010 § Leave a comment
Don’t get me wrong. I love Wee Dong Land. I like how my calves are much thinner and my thighs are much firmer with all the walking I have to do every day. I’m amazed that I can eat as much as I want and still not get fat because the food choices here are much healthier and see point 1. I enjoy discovering tiny obscure shops with even more obscure merchandise, and I haven’t even begun on the sex shops yet. I love how everything is foreign and yet familiar at the same time. And the booze, available anywhere, drink anywhere booze. Most of all, I love how everyone just takes my being here for granted, like I’m not a foreigner at all. But somehow, in those 25 minutes I spend squished inside the train, contemplating another 25 minutes of being squished again in another train, I can’t stop this nagging voice in my head that keeps asking, “What the fuck are you doing here?”
September 23, 2010 § Leave a comment
Wow. I haven’t written here for over a month. Thankfully, I can say that’s mostly because I’ve been rantless. Partly, it’s because I’m trying this new thing where I actually think before I speak. In any case, this time away from the Sand Globe has done me a lot of good. I’ve had quite a zen experience exploring places I find interesting, eating strange food, and just being myself for a while, that me who’s energetic and willing to try out new things. This time has also made me realize that the phrase “Be careful what you wish for” is quite unnecessary. You do have to wish for things and you do have to get them, if only to find out that you don’t want them after all.