Here and There
Posted Sábado 7 enero 2006on:
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I was talking with A yesterday at the school. She is the girl at the reception who has been in Japan and likes the life over there so much that she is studying ESL to be an English teacher, and move there for good. It’s so fun to talk to her, and I think she is as excited to speak with me. We exchange our stories about travels, the different cultures, and how different life can be in a place or another. The strange thing is that although we are all humans, all with different and complex feelings, at the end the reality that we make for ourselves is all false or only partially true.
For example, she was telling me how “un-cool” it is for Japaneses people to be tanned (not that they have skin for it, I suppose), and today I’ve read in Aurélie’s blog that blond Norwegians do all they can to have UV on their skin (and burn themselves)… Crazy people, should learn to like themselves the way they are.
I’m saying this, but it’s all part of human nature to be constantly unsatisfied. Look at me, I’ve always told myself that if I didn’t have my frizzy puffy hair, but strait instead, I’d cut it short au carré with bangs and wear even longer hearings than I usually do. Ha!
Also, (nothing to do with hairstyling) I’m never happy with where I am. I think I have the travel bug. At moments I want to go away, in another country, learn another language (a strange one with a different alphabet for a complete change… Something really different), but sometimes I’m really eager to settle down; find a nice little house with a big garden, old trees, have kids, educate them… What a freak I am!