Throwback to Tokyo…

September 4, 2014 § Leave a comment

094A1810That’s me and my team getting settled before starting our interview with gyaru group Black Diamond inside a tiny “gal cafe” in Shibuya. Looking back, I still can’t believe that we actually did that and sooner than later you’ll be able to read all about it in the next issue of Scion Magazine. 

In the words of my favourite writer, Pico Iyer: 

“We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next, to find ourselves. We travel to open our hearts and eyes and learn more about the world than our newspapers will accommodate. We travel to bring what little we can, in our ignorance and knowledge, to those parts of the globe whose riches are differently dispersed. And we travel, in essence, to become young fools again — to slow time down and get taken in, and fall in love once more.” 

Perhaps that’s why I enjoy traveling so much. The sheer joy of understanding things beyond my regular environment, the fun in learning something new, and the discomfort of sometimes never knowing what you’ll find. That last note is interesting… 

IMG_0893Above, a photo taken mere moments before I was almost carried away by a wave on Bansai Beach on the North Shore in Hawaii earlier this summer. Truth be told, I was never crazy about being in the water. But there’s something about losing my footing and the discomfort that comes with not having any control. Part terrifying, part exhilarating. And more often than not, something I seem to find when I’m out of town. 

Which reminds me that I’m overdue a trip. I think I hear Broadway calling… 

 

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