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Tomorrow I will Fly

The Beginning Of Nepal Trip

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Tomorrow I will fly.

I have only one more day tomorrow before I begin to leave the office for 2 months. I’m leaving to Nepal for a backpack trip. The day I waited has arrived.

My sister gave me a gift for this trip - a new model camera, Panasonic HD Lumix DMC-GF6. My old camera, the only one I had, was an old Nikon DSLR. The old digital-single-lens camera was nowhere retrievable anymore when it was tossed away in the middle of my trip in southern India in 2013, when psychologically I was crashed with a traumatic incident due to schizophrenia.

In all my trips, I had used my old Nikon camera and I knew my camera inside out. I may have received the gift of this new camera from my sister 3 weeks ago, but I have not taken a single shot using this new camera. I am not a technology enthusiast like many technophile big boys out there who can turn inside out any technology gadgets and tools they have in their hands. I am an adult version who has a strong disinclination to delve with technology gadgets. I am not usually aroused by the big boy toys. To me, exploring a new electronic gadget means I have to scratch my head and spend more time to understand how the complex electronic machine works.

Of all the stuff I filled into my backpack, apart from the mobile phone, the new camera is the only expensive item of all. I keep the camera in the smaller daypack and all other stuff in the other larger backpack. That being said, I can trash my larger backpack to the corner wherever I go.

I try to pack my stuff as light as possible. I go for the lightest mode possible, but I still ended up packing with a total weight of a 10kg burden. I am figuring out how to remove more items from the backpack. I intend to carry the load on the back myself when I trek, and I am thinking of how to shed more weights from the backpack. The books I carried in the backpack are disposable loads. As and when I read them, I intend to store them at the teahouse. This will help me to shed some pounds away from the backpack.

I am going to the airport by the airport train in the evening after I return home from the office tomorrow.

I’ll be returning to Malaysia on 4th October.


the writer - reading while taking joy in eating the mango fruits at Lumbini in Nepal during summer in 2014

Posted by Quah Khian Hu 08:10 Archived in Malaysia

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