Friday, August 31, 2012

Question: What shoots, but can't kill? [Contest]

Stolen from (I don't think they'll mind, will they?)
Fact: I like writing. I find that I express myself better in text rather than speech, which shouldn't be a surprise to anyone who knows me, for my contribution to conversations usually consist of sharp verbal jabs instead of flowery exposition.

When I write, I tend to get long-winded. Readers (or stalkers?) will know this, though it's really not the case with my travelogues, which tend to end up as photo dumps. In any case- time to stop rambling. This post is for a contest. I'm not going to lie about that- you'll find out eventually.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Turkiye 2012, Part 5: Is it just me, or is Moria rather cramped?

Today, the day I started writing this post, the 7th of July, just happens to be Tanabata, otherwise known as the star festival in Japan (albeit originating from a Chinese version which I am unfamiliar with). Now the only reason I'm mentioning this is because I can't help but wonder when I'll finish this post- the only thing I can say for sure is that it won't be done today. Or tomorrow. Or the week after, really. After all, it's already been, what, almost five months since my trip to Turkey? Jolly good pace, no?

Friday, August 10, 2012

Penang 2012: The Sick, The Hungry, and The Noisy

A short while ago I organized a trip to Penang island for no other reason than because it was there for the doing and it could be done. Heavens no, I sound like a spokesman for Nike. Scratch that, the real reason (plural, really) is rather long, tiresome, and localized so much that you probably wouldn't be interested in it anyway, which is why I'm letting you read it after the page break.