a little closer..

September 16, 2006

eight or so hours before i leave, and i’m not fully packed. i do have my suitcase out though. here’s a quick inventory of what i’m packing:

  • 14 shirts (some casual, some dress shirts)
  • 6 pairs of pants
  • 2 pairs of shorts
  • an uncounted number of underwear
  • 12 pairs of socks (8 of which are brand new)
  • 1 hat
  • almost everything in my bathroom (except for towels, toilet paper, and the sink soap)
  • 2 books
  • a rubik’s cube (5x5x5)
  • an ipod
  • various other things that i probably don’t need (like replacement inserts for dress shirt collars, post-it notes, and a de-linter)
  • a laptop (company provided), and my digital camera

so what am i looking forward to at this point?

the airport – i love airports. they are one of my favourite places to be. i enjoy getting on the plane, and finding my seat, discovering where all the buttons are, and what they do (attendant!). i look forward to sleeping most of the way there.

i will also be meeting an old acquaintance in manila. when i traveled to mumbai almost two years ago, i met lara at the centre where we worked. he showed me around mumbai, and took me for some great food. since then, he has relocated to manila, so i will get the chance to see him again.

it’s time for me to finish doing what i need to do. i’ll catch up with you all from the hotel.

-fuji

live from vancouver

September 14, 2006

i’ll be leaving in about 48 hours, and those who know me well probably know that i haven’t packed a thing. i haven’t taken my suitcase out of the closet (and i even phoned my mom to make sure she didn’t have it before i even checked my closet). i may not look prepared to the outside observer, but i know where everything is that i need: still at the store.

i do have a reason for that though; it’s not just because i’m lazy. i just recently got rid of a terrible headache that lasted 5 days, and at times had me crawling around on the ground in pain.

yes, i’m going to manila on work business, but i’m not going to write about work. i have two main reasons for that: one, there are people reading this that i don’t work with; and two, it probably wouldn’t be all that fun to read about. i’ll try and write everyday, but depending on how busy i am, it may be a couple days between updates. i’ll also post lots of pics!

well, that’s all for now. i should really get back to.. well, doing nothing in particular. maybe i’ll go make a list of what i need to buy tomorrow. i’ll probably post again shortly before i take off.

-fuji

completely ignored workplace disclaimer: please only read this on your lunch or break unless you are reading from home.