Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Soundless

At the dark end of the street , I found my new bestfriend – silence.

Since returning back to Japan last January, I decided to take a walk from the station to my apartment instead of taking a bus every evening after coming back from work This routine gives me a 10-15 minute break from the chaos brought by the pressures and demands of office deadlines and responsibilities. And yes, I’ll include business trips too. Walking along these streets, free of sounds, is like being in another world. Like you are in a Japanese novel. Like a haiku. It’s my energy drink to keep going.

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I will be leaving today for South Korea today amidst the tension in the peninsula and will return back to Japan on Friday. I will be spending the weekend here in Japan but I have to go back again to Seoul next Monday and will stay there until Wednesday to move to Taiwan and will return to Japan on Friday. These travels are all work-related. Sometimes, I am confused of the dates, time zones, currencies. Every business trip is fast-paced and is too short. And no matter how many times I travel, I am still afraid of flying. Hotels are turning to be a gloomy place to stay.

Hopefully next month, I won’t be having any business trip. More time with my new bestfriend.

At the dark end of the street.

/totomai
2013/04/10

18 comments:

  1. muni muni with the white lady? hihihi

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    1. as always. haha. na miss ko siya ng one week lol

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  2. pinauwi ko sina ai sa sabado mai hehe.. bday daw kasi ng dating dear leader.. baka mag fireworks

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    1. kelan sila balik? mukhang ok naman ngayon a. ingat pa din

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  3. Wow, it's been ages since I last visited your blog. I've missed many posts already.

    It's nice that from time to time, you can find yourself in a quiet place - a calm place where you can breath free, relax, unwind and unclog. The buzzer beater sound of office deadlines are always irritating for me. It's like you're living just to work.

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    1. agree. have to take a break. want to go back to the philippines ahaha

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  4. The photo was so right for the mood expressed in your words.

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  5. There is no place I would rather be than in the silence of the world...only there can my mind be free to grow and explore. You should make a practice of getting up 15 minutes early evry day, no mater whre you are and walk alone...even if it is up and down a lonely hotel corridor nad let your mind be free.

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    1. i will follow your advice. thanks!

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  6. ahhh, you have such a busy life John, I guess, it is all for the good, and you always find a way to de-stress with your beautiful shots.

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    1. believe it or not, i dont normally bring my camera lately during business trips...

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  7. Sounds like a great adventure to me. Beautiful piece!

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    1. not really an adventure but i'll take it haha

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