Sunday, September 12, 2010

Any Way The Wind Blows.

Some time back, chatting with a friend about travelling, I realised that not everyone wants to go to certain destinations.

What I mean is, each person feels differently about where they want to go.

For myself, I don't feel the attraction (yet) to go to places like China, Japan, Korea, amongst others. Africa? Maybe just Egypt and Morocco. I'm not saying no, it's just that there are places which are out of my current Top Ten list.

The friend did not feel the desire to go to India. And my initial duh reaction was, how can you not want go to India? Instead, he wants to do New Zealand. And I go, oh okay, I don't feel like going to New Zealand. Not yet, at least for now. So I understand what it means when you don't feel the 'pull-factor'.

If I had all the resources - time and moolah - right now, I'd want to do Spain, Turkey, Italy, Morocco and some other old places.

Then again, I might change my mind in the future, so don't hold me ransom over this post :)

I still want to go to New Zealand, okay. One day.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Think About This.

"Suppose Earth's history were charted on a single year's calendar, with midnight on January representing the origin of the Earth and midnight December 31 the present. Then each day of the Earth's "year" would represent the 12 million years of actual history. On that scale, the first form of life, a simple bacterium, would arise sometime in February. More complex life-forms, however, come much later; the first fishes appear around November 20. The dinosaurs arrive around December 10 and disappear around Christmas Day. The first of our ancestors recognizable as human would not show up until the afternoon of December 31. Homo sapiens - our species - would emerge around 11:45 p.m. All that has happened in recorded history would occur in the final minute of the year"

- New World New Mind, R. Ornstein & P. Ehrlich

We see, then, where we are in the scale of things.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


Can't wait to get lost :)