Saturday the 1st of March 2014
I wash myself in the shower.
I wash my clothes in the shower.
I wash my bedding in the shower.
I wash my dishes in the shower.
I wash potatoes in the shower.
I wash the shower.
It was so nice to see the sunlight reflecting off the flooded fields as I cycled into Changhua, there were butterflies everywhere. I bought a lot of cleaning products today and fruit, so much fruit. I enjoy supermarkets. I genuinely shopped online for groceries from the age of sixteen up until moving to Taiwan; I’m twenty three so that’s a long time spent browsing products online. I used to keep lists of everything I had bought, virtual hand typed receipts, I’d post them online and it was strange to discover that many people are interested in my product lists. I’ve considered doing it again. I took them all down though a few years ago and I’m trying to share a little less. I’ve heard that it’s important to live your life as enigmatically as possible. Although, that’s easier said than done, it’s 2014. Going back to fruit for a second, I saw an enormous pile of durian or 榴蓮 (Liúlián) fruit today; I really need to start taking my camera shopping with me as it looked absolutely incredible. I always presumed they looked like the spiky shells of conkers so bearing that in mind, I imagined their size to be considerably smaller. I was wrong, so very wrong, they’re spiky watermelon sized conker shells; you could easily maim someone if you were to throw one (for some reason).
There’s something truly experiential about supermarkets. Especially supermarkets with unfamiliar products, supermarkets where children stare at you and try to see what’s in your basket, supermarkets in general are just fascinating. I managed to get a huge amount of work done yesterday. My apartment is spotless; it never gets too messy as I’m not one for possessions. I don’t mean that in a throw away my entire collection one with nature global nomad Gandhi kind of way. Just in general, most of my life exists digitally, including my work. It would be too easy for me to become a hoarder, so I force myself to live with less. Although I’m present in the classroom during lessons, my plans are never written on paper.
I hope to live in a completely paperless environment at some point because as much as I love books, I feel more at ease without physical possessions or visual reminders of what I have. The latter of the previous sentence seems quite important, being unable to see what you have and just appreciating its existence. I might just keep the books and invest in clever storage. I am not defined by the objects I own. By the end of this year (and my contract), I should have worn out most of my clothes and shoes to the point of no return meaning I’ll have less to take back to my new destination (Poland).
I’m watching “Her” at the moment. It’s a surprisingly good film; Spike Jonze and K. K. Barrett make such a wondrous team. It made me think, which makes a good film (in my opinion). I’ve decided to watch more films again.
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