Things I feel guilty about

Taking an airplane, because I know how much pollution it generates. Not reading more. Eating Nutella, because I know it’s not vegan and some animals had to suffer for me to have it. I feel guilty if I take more than a few minutes in the shower because I feel that I waste water, even though probably the water gets somehow recycled and serves the crops or some other purpose. Forgetting to take my own…

"Things I feel guilty about"

After 8 PM

Jenny said something very important to me once, she said: “everyone’s nicer to each other after 8 PM”. If you want to ask someone for a favor or have a serious conversation it’s always better to do it after 8 PM. But on the other hand, we’re also more emotional and vulnerable, so definitely not a good time for breaking bad news. And if it’s after 8 PM and if it’s raining even better. Rain…

"After 8 PM"

Poligamy

I met a girl once. And was really really into her, thought of her all the time, tried to see her often, wrote her every day, brought her a gift every time i met her and tried to make every moment we spent together a special one. Would have done anything for her. She made me want to be a better person, she inspired me. And every time I was with her I couldn’t help…

"Poligamy"

Dinosaurs

Every time look at the horizon on the deserts of Australia, or when I see the vast tropical jungles in SE Asia. I can’t help but see all the dinosaurs roaming around freely like they were still here. Diplodocus eating from those huge palm trees, plesiosaurus swimming in the sea, the pterosaurs surveying the skies and how our planet was, 160.000.000 years ago. 160.000.000 it’s such a large number that I still can’t really feel…

"Dinosaurs"

About Couchsurfing 2

One more thing I learned thanks to Couchsurfing was to feel good about giving and receiving. As I mentioned in a previous post, most people I know are on Couchsurfing, so are most of my best friends. It didn’t happen from one day to the other, took many years and this is how it started: Before I joined CS, I always felt ashamed of receiving without giving something in exchange, and I thought the pay…

"About Couchsurfing 2"

The bus is late

I took a bus from Penang to KL today, and when I bought the ticket I asked “what time will it arrive in KL, they said, “maybe 7 pm”.   Then I thought “why, why did I ask that?” It was the force of habit because it’s not like I have anything else to do today. So there’s actually no substantial difference if it arrives at 6, 7, 8, 9 or 10 PM instead. the…

"The bus is late"

Saying Thank You

It’s hard to describe with words what I felt this morning at the clinic when one of my patients after I finished patching him up, stood up, put his hand on my shoulder, looked at me in the eyes and said: “thanks for looking after me, and the other patients out there, you guys are doing a great job”. He said that even though, I knew he was in pain and had been bleeding out in…

"Saying Thank You"

Kind of people I would like to hang out with

    Would accept: Someone who is not texting, calling or checking their cellphones every 5 minutes. Ideally: someone who doesn’t have a cellphone.   Would accept: someone who doesn’t smoke in front of me or in public spaces. Ideally: someone who doesn’t smoke at all.   Would accept: someone who doesn’t get easily offended by delicate subjects or differences of opinions. Ideally: someone who never gets offended by anything. Would accept: someone who prefers…

"Kind of people I would like to hang out with"

Relaxation

I usually have problems relaxing, same as most people. I think we all have problems and if we don’t, we just make some up. Most people’s problems revolve around their jobs, careers, school, studies, money, friends, family, house, the future and the past. Mines are a bit different, I worry about things that are happening at this same moment in a different place that I consider unfair. I worry about what to do in the…

"Relaxation"