Wednesday, November 21, 2007

NIHON e IKIMASU

Yeah, that's right... I'm going to Japan! (for work purposes)

I kinda found out about this a few months ago, but I never said anything because I was too afraid that it would be cancelled at the last minute or something equally as bad. Now that it's just 3 days away, I feel that it may be safe to say it out aloud.

"I'm going to Japan"

I can't described how thrilled I am, or how much of a nervous wreck I am, right now... I still haven't packed anything yet, and last I heard, is that the temperature has dropped really low in the recent days, which means I have to get a hat/cap to protect my head. Today's temperature is about 13 C (55 F) but it could go as low as 4 C (40 F) (I'm used to 27 C (80 F) and above... )

And this is also one of the reasons why I've sort of slacked in blogging - the other reasons being procrastination, and 'ahem' other interests...

See you all when I get back!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

PATTERNS ON SMOKE STACKS AND SAVING THE TREES

Have I ever mentioned that I love thunderstorms? As I'm writing this out - on paper using a pencil while wondering why the temperature of this thing I'm looking at is higher than it's ever supposed to be, a thunderstorm is happening out there, the rain pouring down while I'm indoors, protected from the cold wind - a great arrangement if I may say so myself.

Lightning is flashing across the sky and smoke stacks from the factory next door is creating patterns in the *clouds

So, I've noticed lately that I've lost my ability to allow thoughts that form in my head to be directly transferred through electronic means via the keyboard. Instead, I find writing it down the old fashioned way seems to be much better, especially in a moving train as you see the scenery around you change as you move from station to station. Now, that is a pretty big problem for me, seeing that I only take the train once every 2 to 3 months or so... (sigh) and so all those thoughts remain, scattered through the grey matter, being complete pests, never resting and finally making their way to the graveyard for ideas.

Anyway, what's with the sudden inspiration on paper (I might want to write on an old fashioned table with a quill next!!!!) I wonder? What about the trees? Who's gonna plant a new tree for every tree that sacrificed itself for the paper we use?

Oh well, I found this poem scribbled on one of my reports - written somewhere in September, and wondered what could have inspired such a thing!

Maggots in the drain,
Crying in the rain,
Writhing in pain,
Alas! There's nothing to gain.

Note to myself: Terra, stop being a pracrastinator and start blogging properly again!

* About 30 feet above the ground

Friday, November 02, 2007

FOR THOSE ABOUT TO EXERCISE

Do you think you're not fit enough?

Well, there's a new blog in town, created by Aunty Helpful Dictator as a support network for those who need to up their fitness level. Basically it's about attempts to go and join the fitness bandwagon. She welcomes contributors, so if you're interested to put in your 3lbs of thoughts in it, just comment in her blog with your e-mail address.