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Leaving for Taiwan

The taxi comes in two hours to take me to the airport to catch my flight to Taipei. And I'm amazingly nervous about the whole thing.

I've been getting more and more nervous about travelling in the last few years. Don't know what it is, just a general unease that grows. I start convincing myself I'm having premonitions of doom or something, and that just makes it worse.

I'm going to get on the plane, sleep poorly, get to Taiwan at 6:00am and be groggy for 3 days while I try to adjust. And be hot. Really really hot. But I'm not nervous about that.

Actually, I'm looking forward to BEING there - I've never been to China, and this will be a very cool experience. The fact that I get to do it on someone else's dollare makes it even better. :) I'm looking forward to the show... geek boy heaven. I'm just not looking forward to the process of getting there.

I think I need a martini. :)

And I'm going to miss Amanda and Zoë a lot. Z changes so much every day, it's hard to think about not being here for 2 weeks. But Amanda has promised to post pictures and send emails and SKYPE and IM and all that. So hopefully, it won't be so bad.

So I'm just nervous and jittery and don't really have anything else to say. :)
When I post again - I'll be in China!!

Comments

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the_gwenzilliad
May. 29th, 2005 04:11 am (UTC)
*blink*

Are you coming through Singapore?
bardiclug
May. 29th, 2005 04:18 am (UTC)
No, I had already checked that possibility. No Singapore. Non-stop flight Vancouver to Taipei.

So close, and yet...
shannachie
May. 29th, 2005 07:58 am (UTC)
I am getting more nervous about travelling, too. It's not the actual flying - once I am sitting in the plane, I am OK. But all hustle before makes me jitter. HaveI packed everything, is my passport valid. Am I queuing at the right gate....
folkmew
May. 29th, 2005 10:52 am (UTC)
Yeah, that's me! That plus take off and landing. Really, just that. Flying I'm fine but those few moments of take off and landing really get me. Ugh.
folkmew
May. 29th, 2005 10:53 am (UTC)
Hey - you and Amanada should send me your skype id. Mine is folkmew.
madfilkentist
May. 29th, 2005 12:26 pm (UTC)
When I post again - I'll be in China!!

A great many Taiwanese would energetically diagree with that statement. But at least they won't arrest you for saying it, whereas in Beijing they'd arrest you for saying Taiwan isn't in China.

Good luck on your trip, and may all your premonitions come false!

mycroftca
May. 30th, 2005 01:43 am (UTC)
Glad we were able to IM together. I hope your stay in Taipei is productive!
braider
May. 30th, 2005 02:35 pm (UTC)
Good luck, and congratulations on going!
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