Posted on May 1, 2013
Hello Hong Kong.
Episode 3: Sean and Selena climb rocks and do desert things.
Uluru, Australia: Sass and strangers climb rocks and do desert things.
Episode 2: The world’s least skilled game of Beach Volleyball at some beach in Cali.
River Valley, NZ: The world’s 2nd least skilled game of Beach Volleyball, with a bunch of rad English folk.
(ok so no action shots..but you’ll just have to trust me on this one..IT HAPPENED)
Fact: I am the world’s worst travel blogger, in the sense that I don’t get around to it..ever.
Don’t get me wrong, I THINK about it. There are way too many times to count in which I have thought to myself; ”Wow this is like, the best day of my entire life…maybe I should write this down somewhere with my thoughts and feelings and reflections at this very moment so others will know every detail of how amazing my life is, and also so future me can envy current me and now maybe I can ALSO finally part with all those receipts and bus tickets i’ve been hoarding in my backpack as memory-joggers”. Motivating right? but it never happens.
Lucky for me, ABC took the liberty of chronicling my adventures FOR me on this season of the bachelor.
Episode 1: A toast to finding love
Sydney, Australia : A toast to Sass not getting taken or injured.
Wine touring Hunter Valley, NSW.
Truer gifs have never been….spoken?
I posted this in Nov 2011 of my top 50 places I want to travel to. I didn’t really set a time line…which I should have, but regardless I think I’ve made some decent progress.
It is Jan 1st 2013 and I’ve knocked off:
#3 Istanbul, Turkey
#9 Budapest, Hungary
#27 Auckland, New Zealand (well…technically not yet..but ALMOST)
#28 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
#30 Sydney, Australia
5 down, 45 to go. I think I’ll set a lofty goal of getting them all in by the time I hit my next ‘IamsoOLD’ moment: age 30….then I’ll make a new list. Hows that for #progress ? eh? EH?
sorry, Ping from room 116.
I ate ALL your rice-calamari….but in my defence you can’t just PUT that up on the free food shelf despite having your name and room number and check out date indicating it is obviously not free and you most likely just didn’t read the sign…and just expect me not to pretend I didn’t realize your error and think it was free and eat it anyways.
COME ON PING, DONT YOU KNOW CALAMARI AND OTHER PEOPLE’S FOOD ARE MY TWO GREATEST WEAKNESSES ON THIS PLANET?
sorry I had to sit in the corner of the kitchen eyeing every Asian person that walks in the door wondering if its you, Ping and hoping that you don’t catch me scarfing down this incredible meal.
Geez Ping. Not cool man.
After moving hostel rooms yesterday this is my life. THIS. IS. MY. LIFE. PEOPLE.
I’ve only bought two shirts, how are both my bags literally EXPLODING?
So I am waiting in the airport in Hong Kong, regretting not rushing out into the city to go to a cat cafe on an awkward 4 hour and 50 minute layover. 5 hour layovers are the worst…its not like 2 hours where you definitely don’t have time to leave, but its not like 7 or 8 where you can confidently say, YES I AM GOING TO LEAVE THIS STARK LIGHTING AND UNCOMFORTABLE CHAIR ZONE AND EXPLORE.
Since I got in at 5am and figured I’d be faced with nothing but morning commuters. I decided to stay. But because its now 7am and stores are still not open and I have already eaten all the strange meats money can buy me, and because I forgot my ipod at home and my phone doesn’t have much music I am a little bored. However, in 3 short hours I have managed to turn that boredom into complete flabergastation.
Anyways..so I’ve started noticing lately, that my right headphone is super quiet, and the left is quite loud.
This happened with my old set of headphones, and figuring they were broken I got new ones. I bust open my new headphones all excited to finally have music to work out to…however the exact same thing happened..and I then realized (upon plugging both new and old headphones into my computer) that neither was broken and it was actually my iPod that was only sending sound out of one ear (not sure how that is even possible). Which like..is kind of a bummer but whatever I’ll just have to spend many hours trying to get all those songs onto my computer again.
So right now at this very moment I have new headphones in.
and am just listening to music on my laptop in the airport. and STILL…the left is loud..the right is hardly audible.
When I put the Right earbud into my left ear..it was loud, very loud infact…thus ruling out the possibility of it being broken headphones/computer.
Naturally, I began to panic and question whether or not I am perhaps deaf in my right ear.
so I switched and put the LEFT in my right ear and RIGHT in my left ear.
and both are loud.
Because I’ve been travelling for 20 hours and have slept about 5…I try it a few more times, JUST to make sure I’m not imagining things.
Lo and behold: When my right headphone is in my right ear it hardly makes any noise. When my right headphone is in my left ear it works perfectly. When my left headphone is in either ear it works perfectly.
HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE?
CAN SOMEONE PLEASE EXPLAIN? because I am clearly not deaf in one ear and clearly both headphones work.