My attempts to curate a collection of photos (at least, Instagram photos as they are the best I have access to at the moment) have ended in giving up and tossing my hands in the air with more than one roll of the eyes. Maybe, some day, if I ever get my hands on a Mac because, yes, I do credit my giving up at least partly to this weird PC I seem unable to use — bite me — but it does feel good to type again, though.
Things I’ve learned whilst traveling: backpacking does actually seem to suit me quite well; I like the compactness of things, plus the freedom that comes with being able to pack up and move on when I want as I want (or is this freedom also attached with my being alone?). The iPad is a wonderful piece of technology, but it is indeed a tablet and no substitute for a computer, and it does have limitations when it comes to reading (I wish I had paperbacks so much). I should never arrive in new places in the rain. I write differently when I’m on a computer (my sentences get longer) or on the iPad and in long-hand, but I’m wont to say this goes for everyone.
Been reading Sylvia Plath’s Journals again, maybe because I’ve been journalling pretty obsessively.
Also got some good development done on a story I’ve been trying to get under my thumb since January.
Anyway, back in Sapporo, off to make a day trip to Otaru tomorrow. There’s a good handful of different nationalities in this hostel — I’ve heard Russian (!!!) and Korean and Chinese and English! — and I’ve three days left on Hokkaido, and, shit, if I’m not missing it already.