4 January 2019. Woke up quite late, at 11.30am. Had lunch at a new cafe, visited a thrift shop and bought a RM5 vintage designer necktie. Had sushi for dinner then coffee with mom. Did my laundry and witnessed disgusting incident. A day well spent. Cheers, A.Geraldine
If I had known this, I would have prepared PHP5,240 for extra fixed expenses during my travel to the Philippines and not be shocked by the sudden big amount of pesos I had to spend upon arriving at the airport. In Ringgit Malaysia, that would be about 400!
In November 2015, I told myself I would put travel plans to rest because I needed to save money for Iceland in winter the following year.
But Iceland never happened in 2016, for reason I couldn’t recall, and I remember telling myself I would make it happen the following year.
After 16 months of not travelling, I flew to Luang Prabang – a city in north central Laos – for a short trip in April/May 2017.
I am currently reading ‘Goodbye, things: On minimalist living’ by Fumio Sasaki. I have been trying to remove a lot of (useless) things from my room as of late but I am having hard time doing so simply because:
1) I am lazy; 2) I feel unmotivated; 3) I do not have the time; and 4) I am buying more stuff.
I am on a journey towards a minimalist lifestyle and decluttering seems like a never ending process.
This year, I may or may not travel.
But who knows, because based on last year’s adventures I learnt that I was capable of making an impromptu decision. Just like when I decided to purchase return tickets for my then 7-year-old nieces, five days prior to flying to Jakarta … just because I wanted companions and most of all, I wanted to expose them to a backpacking adventure. That was in May 2015 and boy, we had a blast.