All posts tagged: travel

There and here, and there and then back again

Holiday blues. Honestly, what’s the deal with that? How is it possible to feel so down just because of a few days off? As you might recall, first went on a ski trip with colleagues. We left early on a Sunday morning. My plan was to sleep for a few hours, but despite getting to bed, I wasn’t able to fall asleep. I’m guessing it was because I was too scared of sleeping through the alarm and missing the flight or something. The ski trip was a lot of fun. I decided not to go crazy on the alcohol and although I missed some fun nights, I don’t regret it as I was able to snowboard all day long. I’ve gotten much better (at last!) and even if I fell like a million times, I enjoyed it a lot. I used my GoPro camera to record my descent, but the footage isn’t great, mainly because I’m not an awesome snowboarder yet, so it’s a bit boring… One of the days, I teamed up with a …

Chilling… literally!

Ugh… This week… I’ve been really busy at work, and completely spaced out, so tasks that would take me an hour to complete would take me two. What a pain! Good thing is that I’ve spent a lot of time looking at basic coding (html and CSS) so that’s kept me entertained. Also, I’ve had some friction with a couple of people, which had me on edge for most of the week, and despite the overall happy mode that I’ve grown used to maintain, I’ve had a sub-layer of annoyance all week long. I was supposed, as well, to go on a date on Wednesday, but the guy cancelled. I knew it was likely to happen (or not happen, actually), since he had told me before, but I think it annoyed me to have to chase for news. Luckily, I am one to find a plan whenever I need one, and definitely have back-up plans all around, and I went to have dim sum for dinner with my friend. On Thursday, I had another date, …

The last frontier… on a travel card?

It seems the Kepler Space Telescope might not be operative anymore… It won’t discover any new planets. When I read the news, I thought about it, and as usual, I was filled with questions, but the main one that popped into my head was Given the chance, would you just jump on a spaceship to leave Earth and live in a different planet? Mind you, I’m not talking about the whole Earth being destroyed in some sort of apocalyptic situation and us having to evacuate. No. The scenario I have in mind is the following: suddenly, we hear on the news that a new planet has been discovered somewhere in space, and it can hold life. It’s pretty much like another Earth, only farther. We now have the means to ship a bunch of people off to the New Earth, so they’re, I don’t know, selling tickets? Of course, the journey would be long… Think of either living in a spaceship for many years (maybe even too many years, and only your children setting foot …