Well it's happened again. That magic only travel can do. You go to sleep one person and wake another.
I always worry I like the Asian or European version of me, much better than the original.
I know this seems like some deep existential thoughts. But I like some others I have met along the way, have a set of chameleon travel genes. We absorb and are changed by our surroundings.
In my case, I have the nagging feeling there's three of me at any given time. Case and point is today. I woke knowing what I wanted to do like any other day. I have no sense of loss on how to do that. Actually, I'm often more confused back in the US than when I travel.
Anyway, enough of boring you from the couch. I believe my session is up. But lets just say, I'm enjoying my quick immersion back into me, 2.0 or 3.0 is it.
Here's some stuff I have seen since changing the channel back here to Singapore. Business at all levels is down. No shock, but last trip they were defying gravity.
The airport here is filled with many people who can't get home to Bangkok or have modified their India flights. What a mess and so sad. I have such a deep appreciation for both of these cultures being rooted in such ways of peace & kindness, so it's so painful to see all this happen.
The Obama goodwill is in effect for travelers. Lot of questions about him, Hillary, and Sarah. Nothing yet on John. Pretty much crickets for him. In the idea of unity won't repeat the Sarah questions, enough said.
Too early to see how retail stores here are doing, but not looking good. Lots of restaurants & stores have gone under in the past months.
Will of course take Xmas lights pics all along, but hotel is just starting to put up now. So will work on more interesting things for you to see as the trip goes along.
So that's it. Forgive the boring entry. A combo of jet-lag and a tic-tac sized brain. Hopefully some sushi, sleep, & late cocktails will blend me back into coherence.