Sunday, 14 February 2010

A return from travels

I haven't posted anything on this blog for a very long time. This can be put down to both laziness and the fact that I now have a written diary. It's much more personal and theraputic than something as public as this could ever be. Whenever I have the urge to write I write in my little green book, rather than posting on this blog.
I spent the last month or so travelling. First to Harbin and Beijing, and the last three weeks in Japan. I didn't take many photos, mainly video footage, which I plan to start ploughing my way through in the next couple of weeks before class starts again. But here are a couple I did take.
I really need to invest in a camera that has a flash and takes decent photos instead of using the less than perfect photo setting on my video cam.

But anyway, I am back in Nanjing now. We had Chinese New Year the night of the 13th. Fireworks were exploding all around the city to create the atmosphere of a happy war zone. It started snowing just before midnight so the morning of the 14th I woke up to this.
I'm not sure I appreciate the cold but at least it looked pretty.

Well, this blog should probably come to a close. I intend to post more on here. I need to practice writing more. I will leave you with an image of one of the most noteworthy purchases I made in Japan; my giant cuddly pikachu.


Jessica said...

i am jealous of your travels to japan + the pikachu. very, very jealous.

Sum said...

Where is that place in Japan with the red ornament in the water? I once studied about that in an architecture class, but I can't remember where it is. I MUST go there. I'm glad you had a lovely time! I agree. It's nice keeping a blog, along side with a personal journal. Writing is always therapeutic. Can't wait to see the videos! yay!

Jeff Edelman said...

That is great that you are traveling so much and getting to see a lot of the world.