Road-Going

A blog about my travels, exploits, daily experiences, and everything from ennui to catharsis.

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    Update!

    I haven’t updated Tumblr in a while. Well, now I’m in China, specifically Chongqing, more specifically Tongliang, and life is very different here from America. When I showed pictures of this town to a friend he said that everything looked so foreign, yet so familiar. I found that that was a perfect description of everything around me. I’m in a relatively small town, although it doesn’t feel so small because of the buildings all around me full of insurmountable amounts of people.

    The streets are full of people and taking a walk around this town is an adventure in and of itself. I have seen many things here that I never thought I would see, and even if I thought I would one day see something like this, I surely didn’t think it would be accepted by the vast populous.

    One thing is the spitting! Chinese people spit, and sometimes it’s so loud that I can hear it clearly from my apartment (I live on the 14th floor of an apartment building). Chongqing is known for being hot during the summer…and I mean, hot! One way that men in Tongliang conquer this heat is by rolling their shirts up so that their stomach is exposed. It’s amusing because in my observations I find that some men do it because it’s hot, but also because they want people to see that their head honcho. Usually these men have beer bellies too!

    Another thing has to do with the children. When I am walking around town I will sometimes see shit or piss on the sidewalk. Normally I would assume it’s a dog’s, maybe another animal…maybe. However, in Tongliang I assume it’s a baby’s. I have seen babies shitting and pissing on the sidewalk on many occasions in the short amount of time that I’ve been here. 

    I have talked to my friend about this (she’s Chinese), and she told me that many of these quirks are done by uneducated people. She wasn’t ridiculing the people who do these things by saying that they were uneducated either, she was just saying that as a matter of fact (even though she finds the exposed stomachs to be repulsive).

    The driving in China is on a whole other level from the driving in America. Drivers will drive on the wrong side of the road, on the shoulder, and on the sidewalk. This is coupled with a constant honking of horns, which can be heard first thing in the morning from my apartment (I consider it to be my alarm clock). If you’re not used to crazy drivers then driving with one of these taxi drivers could be a real trip. 

    I miss certain things, and in a way I do miss home, if not for certain luxuries (heated buildings, western toilets, a car in which to driver whenever), then certainly for being surrounded by my friends and family. 

    — 8 months ago
    #update 

    The view of Tongliang in Chongqing from my apartment!

    — 11 months ago with 1 note
    #Chongqing  #China  #Tongliang 

    angelqtm:

    Portugal. The Man, everybody! :D

    — 11 months ago with 20 notes
    "Do you think that to create something that pushes boundaries, challenges people, breaks the mold, you have to break a few rules and potentially offend the mainstream audience?""Are you referring to our ‘date rape made fun’ campaign?""Yeah.""Yeah, that didn’t go so well."

    "Do you think that to create something that pushes boundaries, challenges people, breaks the mold, you have to break a few rules and potentially offend the mainstream audience?"

    "Are you referring to our ‘date rape made fun’ campaign?"

    "Yeah."

    "Yeah, that didn’t go so well."

    — 11 months ago with 2 notes
    #Maynard James Kennan  #Tool  #Puscifer 

    I would just take a jumpstagram while falling to my long awaited death so I would never have to see the fucking photograph.

    — 11 months ago
    #jumpstagram 
    
Murder, My Sweet (1944) Dick Powell & Donald Douglas

    Murder, My Sweet (1944) Dick Powell & Donald Douglas

    (Source: the-dark-city, via the-dark-city)

    — 11 months ago with 362 notes
    indypendent-thinking:

"A writer should have the precision of a poet and the imagination of a scientist." Vladimir Nabokov

    indypendent-thinking:

    "A writer should have the precision of a poet and the imagination of a scientist." Vladimir Nabokov

    (via thomasbolt)

    — 11 months ago with 33 notes

    Are we ever ready to face reality and the truth, no matter how delicious it may be? I am still not ready to leave, and as ready to leave as I am ready to, let’s say, major in environmental studies…psychology…physics? It’s all left up to my imagination, but my imagination will have its dentures a week from now. When reality seeps through the gates of heavenly peace, what else can happen, except the disintegration of an empire? I am emperor of all the land; emperor to myself. And even though I am only ruling myself, I seem to have a difficult time distinguishing what’s beneficial and what’s harmful. The future can only tell whether our actions were right or foolish. And let’s say you do a bad thing, but the consequences are positive. Will people be willing to dismiss your actions as easily as they would’ve had the consequences been negative? No!!! People are the worst. Why take any of their opinions to heart and keep them in there to manifest into some tainted plant that will harm the soul?

    — 11 months ago
    #foolish  #thoughts 
    "Enthusiasm is one of the most powerful engines of success. When you do a thing, do it with all your might… Be active, be energetic, be enthusiastic and faithful, and you will accomplish your objective."
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (via thestateofklarolinedreaming)

    (Source: thestateofardadreaming, via candy-road)

    — 11 months ago with 39 notes

    boogiebjork:

    Björk hace unas horas en el festival Twinkle Rock de Taipei, Taiwan. El siguiente fue el setlist:

    Cosmogony
    Hunter
    Thunderbolt
    Moon
    Crystalline
    Hidden Place
    Heirloom
    One Day 
    Jóga
    Pagan Poetry
    Army of Me
    Mutual Core
    Hyperballad
    Pluto
    Náttúra

    Intermedio
    Óskasteinn
    Declare Independence

    — 11 months ago with 8 notes