- 11:15 AM,
Saturday, May 14th 2005:
- I've never typed
an entry flying over Russian territories.
- I've never typed
an entry in an airplane.
- How cool is
- That's where we
are right at this moment. Damn this trip in the 21st
Century is just gonna rule. I'm embarassed to say
I have never heard of the Kamachatka Peninsula.
Any of you? That's Serbia up there to the top left.
Man what part of that is Russian Territories? Who owns
the middle of the friggin' Pacific Ocean? No idea why
we're taking such a round about way, but I figure
they know what they're doing. Holy shit my battery
dies instantly. I just lost 22% doing this much!
- At this moment I'm
completely at peace somehow. The last 36 hours leading
up to this have been very difficult. I want so
badly to do the right thing, not only for this moment
but for the rest of my life. This feels right. What
was booked on a whim 2 months ago has suddenly become
my crossroads. I feel like every step I take will
determine more of who I am...than at any other
time in my life. I'll touch on exactly why in the
coming entries (when I can friggin' plug this
in), but rest assured this trip is anything but
jovial. I hate to sound cliche, but it's as if the
past 10 years of my life have lead me to a handful of
days to absolutely find myself and search my heart.
- Alright - more
when I touch down...
- Whew. I'm rather
dragging right now. Man this is actually somewhat
scary. I am so goddamn thankful to be in a warm
room...and it actually has internet access!!!! Getting
here was crazy.
- I meet this
these two American guys (Rocky and Logan) at the
airport and it turns out they did the same thing
I did. Have nothing planned, no hotel room - just
figured let's go for a week. Ha. Glad I'm not the only
crazy one. We figured out how to get into Tokyo on a
Bus ($30 - sheesh) and all I could do once I got
off is look for a friggin' Citibank so I could
get some cash out. It was a little disconcerting to
say the least. I read these babies were everywhere but
alas, this is all I saw:
- I walked rather
aimlessly with my mouth open thinking: There's no way
a Citibank is gonna just appear in the distance. Of
course, then it did. SO I took out $200 and then
proceeded to look for a hotel. First 2 were booked,
and I was starting to get a bit unnerved.
Starting to get dark, kinda cold... so I ate some
sushi. LOL Seemed like the thing to do - Very kick
ass, very cheap too and I continued to walk down
more roads that seemingly lead to
- I have to admit,
there were a few moments of "My mom would be so
disappointed with my irresponsibility right now..."
but luckily I found a nice hotel and am here to tell
about it. Although figuring out how the lights work
- My first
impression (before I had a place to
stay) was - oh fuck, everyone is talking a
different language, I can't read ANYTHING - I'm a
moron. I believe now that I'm a bit more situated
I'll be able to venture out a bit more without being
- I may have to be a loser tonight as it's
only 7 PM and I am about to pass the hell out.
I'm in no rush to get into too much trouble,
I need to fuggin' relax. I was greeted with
a nice hostile email as my first words from home - LOL
- and it's slightly soured my festive mood. The urge
to just go run around is there, but I have over a
week and I want to take it slow.
- Expect more