A Break from the Noise

In light of the days events, writing about A Perfect Moment seems callous and is quite hard. The media and even the people around me are all talking about war and death.  Everyone is waiting for the Trump speech in the morning.  Everyone is putting forward their theories and ideas.  I would find it surprising if anyone wanted to talk about my new computer, a chat with a friend about a possible cycling vacation to somewhere I had never even considered before, or some nonsense about sleeping late and drinking way too much coffee in the morning.

Or maybe we need an antidote to all the depressing news around us. Maybe, I should just ramble on and if you are not interested right now, I would invite you to come back later.  If you would like to take your eyes and minds off of what everyone tells you is war, keep reading.

New Computer

I bought a new computer recently, but hadn’t turned it on. I love the idea of new technology, but I just worried that all the changes would be overwhelming.  I like change and can adapt to it well, but I don’t always initiate it well.  In the case of a new computer, I know I’ve got to import or transfer documents and programs and lots of stuff.  If it were like my phone, I could do it in a flash.  Sadly, that is not the case.

The main thing is it is now on and ready to use when I am ready to use it.

New Vacation Idea

A friend who I had met on a cycling trip in Vietnam and met again on a cycling trip of Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam suggested we meet up for another trip at the end of the year.  We found a date we both liked and checked out some trips.  Having explored Asia together, more trips there seemed a bit superfluous–though I still want to get to Laos and Sri Lanka.  Also, since I am on my way to Colombia in the near future, and I feel like I just got back from Costa Rica, both Central and South America were a bit lower down on the ranking.  So, it seems like we might be going to South Africa.  I really had not even had that on the radar, but one look at some of the photos completely changed that.

Sleeping Late

Catching up on sleep seems wise. It leads to late nights.  This leads to writing blogs late at night as well.  I suppose that could be considered a win-win situation….until the next morning when I am on the bus and wishing I were still in bed.

About Anthony

I am: equal parts rebel, romantic and shockingly average Joe. a writer trapped inside of an ESL teacher's body. an introverted attention seeker. a teacher who hopes one day to be called "Captain, my Captain." an intellectual who can do some very dumb things. a person whose Japan experience, despite being so long ago, still exerts a strong influence upon him. a lover of books, music, beer, hockey and Pizza.
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9 Responses to A Break from the Noise

  1. I think its so important to focus on the good, there’s misery in the world for sure, but how much more miserable would it be if we all just stopped celebrating our own joys, stopped talking about what we love? That’s not to say we can’t acknowledge what’s going on or try our best to help in our own ways, but to forget about all that’s positive would help in no way… there is more to life than misery. We totally want to hear about your perfect moment today, it highlights the good that is.

    Your cycling holidays sound like so much fun, if not a little hard work. LOL. Can you tell I’m not a big exerciser? I cycled round Central Park last year, it was SO much fun, but I felt like I’d done the most intense workout of my life haha. Hopefully one day I’ll buy a bike and build up my stamina and become a lot more physically fit! Cycling is so much fun after all! South Africa sounds awesome… can’t wait to read all about it!

    Thanks for sharing!

  2. I prefer talk about trips! So much so that this morning I left a FB group when comments were slamming someone for a new post about a plane crash in Iran. They said it is news & political. I pointed out that any planes that crash affects me simply because I travel. So thank you for talking about your plans.

  3. retrodee says:

    I don’t like getting new technology either! I got my new smart phone and didn’t even want to use it for the first week. Now I can’t remember what life was like without it, LOL. If you go to South Africa, that will be really exciting, can’t wait to hear about it.

  4. leggypeggy says:

    I highly recommend both Sri Lanka and South Africa. SA has better wine! 🙂

  5. Amy says:

    I like the capability of saving stuff in cloud which made it easy to download to my new laptop and iPhone from cloud.

  6. Hunida says:

    I personally love WordPress & reading blogs because most people steer away from current events & politics. I appreciate this post so much! New technology is always so fun to figure out & that’s awesome you’ve got a traveling friend– can’t wait to hear about both Colombia & South Africa!

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