Wednesday, March 30, 2005
A few days ago, I had a chat with a friend on MSN. Let's now call her Beebs. Labels: musings
Beebs : So where you going for Easter?
Vincent : Staying at home playing PS2, staying in Morpheous' and Kay's house for the Easter. They have a PS2 and satelite TV!
Beebs : So...not going anywhere?
Vincent : Wanted to go skiing, but got ditched. Then usual travelpals couldn't and didn't want to go anywhere.
Beebs : So why don't you be adventurous and go alone?
Vincent : 'Adventurous' or sad?
Beebs : Yeah.....like as though you feel very 'happy' playing your PS2 the whole day?
Now, I have a lot of friends whose opinions count for nothing. Beebs is not one of them. She looks like a person who goofs around, but when she says something serious, I'll listen intently. Beebs did drive home a damn good point straight through my head. I was never against travelling alone. I did it last year when I toured London myself (stories are in the June archives). But back then, I used the excuse of loving time alone with myself.
When faced with a situation like mine...a lot of people would choose to stay home. What would you do if you really wanted to watch a movie which none of your friends wanted to see? A large number of people would rather stay home than be caught going to the cinemas alone....cause apparently that's quite a sad thing to do.
In this case, I heard countless stories about the tulips blooming in Amsterdam and how bloody marvellous they looked. Its spring now, and this would be my last spring in the UK if I don't get a job here. I figured...if I don't go now, there will never ever be a time when I would go. Not in the near future, that is.
And so, two nights ago, while playing Pro Evolution Soccer 4 on the PS2, I decided to fuck all. Since when did Vincent give a shit about what people said? I am going to Amsterdam. I am going to the red light district capital of the world! And...I am going alone! People always said, a good companion would be someone you really love. Guess what? I fucking love myself. Couldn't ask for a better companion.
When was the last time YOU had an adventure?
Why people always associate being alone with sadness? Beats me.
Travelilng without a herd is what I call true liberty!!!!
Enjoy your trip! =)
Ppl can b with others yet they can feel lonely.
It's great watching movies alone, u get to do/feel watever u want without thinking ur companion(s) r thinking if u cry/LOL/slap thigh/scream hehee
u are the coolest.
im exactly like u but in female form. although i hang out with all males coz girls shit me up the wall. hurrah.