12 Jul

london 11.37am sunday 2015 19.5C

i am in the library in paddington, and allready read the telegraph and the times. not a lot of interesting things there and i read them quickly.

there was a guy who was reading the sunday times before me, and when he returned the paper, i borrowed it and he saw me and on my way back to the seat, he asked me was i waiting for the sunday times and waiting for him to finish?

i said i come here to read all the papers, not just the sunday times. ( though even so i lie, i only read the telegraph and the sunday times, and ask for my library card back, ( you have to give them the card as a deposit, so they can  make sure u return the newspaper) .i just could not be bothered to ask for the independant or observer(which is the guardian on sunday). 

he said he is different from others who read the papers for a long time, he said he takes just 15mins to read it.

i agree with him that there are not that much to make us read it for a long time.

not like the old days.

but then so much of these modern days have changed. we can read all this online now and much of the writing is light weight. people maybe dont like reading the heavy analysis of news in the past. they like fluffy travel articles about countries overseas, or cities overseas.

even though the weather here in london is really very nice and it would be better to just stay in uk instead of travelling abroad. in fact there was an article in one of the papers of a guy who said just that. haha. but there is a caveat, it is not always sunny here in uk. take today for eg, to me it is very nice, but it is not sunny. it is warm enough, so i am wearing shorts and sandals now.

 so if u want the sun, u will have to go abroad. but if u are the kind of person who likes the sun, i think u will be the kind of person who wont like uk anyway.

i used to like hot weather, but i have realised it is silly. hot weather is very uncomfortable and breeds a lot of vermin like flies,mosquitos, cockroaches, rats and ants and bedbugs, that bite and sting.

i have reach a stage of my life where i find them horrible and dont want to tolerate them. so i welcome winter when they all get zapped and die. hahahaha. (oh there is a caveat too …. this only applies to households who dont have central heating, or who dont have heating at all; period. haha. if u have a heated house u will get lots of vermin breeding in your warm house. serves you right too.)

in malaysia we are used to them, so bear with them. well what can you do, you cannot eradicate them, so for your own sanity, u better get used to them…  until i come here and dont have them at all, and realise what a blissful life it is not to have them around.

5 Responses to “musings”

  1. Garfield Hug Sunday July 12, 2015 at 12:17 pm #

    Nice post as it gives an insight of your thoughts! Thanks for the read…a feel good moment 🙂

    • alifesgayventure Sunday July 12, 2015 at 12:35 pm #

      thanks for saying that. haha. i would like to read of others stray thoughts that comes to their mind and not related to anything … it is like a mental snapshot of that person right at that time.

      • Garfield Hug Sunday July 12, 2015 at 12:46 pm #

        Agreeably so 🙂 have a great Sunday!

  2. ihp000 Tuesday July 14, 2015 at 6:14 am #

    I cannot find anywhere in the world ideal. I miss the seasons one gets in a temperate zone, but used to dislike January to March in London, when it was dark, wet and cold outside. Although it was still light when walking through Hyde Park to work at 8am, and quite beautiful with the greenery and mist. Whereas in Malaysia I never have to think of wearing anything but a t-shirt – although there is no coldness to kill off the bugs, as you say. Or Sydney, which generally has a nice climate, but winter is not so cold, so that homes have no central heating, and you do feel very cold at home. I won’t go on with other places. I tend to think that I would need to live in at least two places to get most of the advantages and miss most of the disadvantages, but this is not so easy to do.

  3. alifesgayventure Tuesday July 14, 2015 at 8:29 am #

    i think living in two places seem to appeal to most people, so they winter in one place whilst living in another, usually a temperate country, (hence we have british people livingin south of france for the winter) or if living in a tropical or hot country, they escape to the hills, or to a northern country to escape the heat. it is still not ideal, because of the cost of travelling and having to upkeep two places to live. after a bit, when the person gets too old to travel, or travel insurance rise too high, health considerations will put a stop to travelling.
    i used to think the hot weather is the best for old people. i am not so sure now.. hot weather can kill.

    i have found my ideal temperature, and it is central london. haha. notice the word ‘central’, it is that specific. there are lots of parks here so u can get the country feel, but even better because there are more flowers cultivated here than in the country so i think u can get a bigger riot of colour in spring than if u live in the country. and without the manure smells and noisy dawn bird chorus. haha.

    in winter you said it is dark , wet and cold outside, i think u mean in uk because i dont notice it in central london. perhaps u live in the suburbs when u were living here? that so? the suburbs of london can be dreary places to live unless you live in hampstead … there are so many things to see and do in central london so it does not matter what it is outside. haha.
    i think it is harder to retire to london now , if u dont allready live here and have bought a place; because flats are expensive to buy or rent. by accident i find myself living here and it has been a lucky accident. haha.
    i think penang is a good place to live too. if i do go back to malaysia to live, i will chose penang too.
    isn’t it strange, that both of us have ended up in a different country from where we were born.

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