Monday, September 26, 2005

Walk or take a ride

I am feeling awfully tired now, physically. I cannot believe that I was having a one-to-one discussion (supervision) with my director from 4.30 p.m. to 6.45 p.m. That was well beyond the office hours. I should be thankful that she did not chase me out of her office when it was time to knock off. It was a supervisory session and we went through cases that I was managing.

I did not feel drained immediately after the session, but I felt the effects about more than a hour after the end of the session. Then, I realised I could no longer hold a coherent conversation with the external world. I am writing because I hope to find a voice through writing. A way to find some coherence in a incoherent world.

I remembered that I felt awfully exhausted too last night after returning home from my maternal grandfather's birthday dinner at his home. I supposed it was due to my long walk yesterday afternoon.

Yesterday I walked for almost an entire 45 minutes from Ang Mo Kio MRT station to Bishan MRT station. That was done under the scorching sun, at a leisure pace. Maybe I was searching for an answer that would not be found, and I decided to use walking as a means to find a way to connect to that unknown and seemingly unattainable source of truth. Along the way, I took a short break at one of the bus-stops. It took 45 minutes partly because I had to stop at the various traffic lights to wait for my turn to cross the roads.

I checked out the SMRT home page, and I found out that if I had taken a MRT train, it would just take me about 3 minutes ride from Ang Mo Kio MRT station to Bishan MRT station. Imagine how much time I could have saved. But saving time was not the issue at hand, I merely wanted to walk and to walk.

By the time I reached Bishan MRT station, it was close to 3 p.m. I went to walk about the shopping complex next to the Bishan MRT station. At close to 4 p.m., I left for home. This time, I decided to take a train ride.

I shall learn to appreciate how an effective transportation system could help me save time in travelling from places to places.


Simple American said...

I enjoy a good walk now and again myself. Hope that thoughts are encouraging out of your walk.

Calamity Man said...

i have been through times like this. still do. just do what makes your heart happy, even if its for a while. they'll add up.

and quit staying at that spot!