i prefer to write online and in my blog instead of in a book journal.

31 Oct

london 12.19pm 14C rain saturday 2020

i saw this journal lying around which was given to me by my friend from usa when he came to visit me two septembers ago. its a heavy book. and he was going back to the usa, and did not want to carry that heavy load in his luggage. it looks like he has given up writing in a book in his journalling. but i think he has got a spare. i think he still writes rather than use the internet to journal his thoughts. so it seems there are still people out there who stick to writing in a journal book rather than use the internet. 

he gave it to me but i have no use of it, because i have long ago stopped writing in a book, but use the internet instead, by writing a blog.

i use my blog as a personal diary really, but one that i want others to read, because i like it. just as i like to read what others write, about their lives, about their thoughts and their joys and fears or anything that they are interested in. i  so seldom write things down that i think my handwriting has really gone bad. writing is much more tiring than typing. but then, i touch type, so it does make it easier to type. i dare say if i type finger by finger it would be a different story. but even then, i have seen youngsters doing their typing with two fingers on their smart phone and they are so quick and effortless, that i think that to them, that way of typing is much easier than touch typing is to me.

actually the book is green , but my camera seems to think it is turquoise . but i am thinking that light is just reflected waves and for all i know, the colour receptors in my eye may be at fault, so it is me who is seeing a different colour than the real thing and that my camera is showing me the real world. could it be what i am seeing is an illusion, and not real? makes you wonder , are we all living in a matrix?
the first page. still blank.




4 Responses to “i prefer to write online and in my blog instead of in a book journal.”

  1. Garfield Hug Saturday October 31, 2020 at 2:19 pm #

    I also do not like writing anymore as typing is easier. And my writing has become fowl scratches haha

  2. alifesgayventure Saturday October 31, 2020 at 6:22 pm #

    at least we know how to write still. i heard that many chinese have forgotten how to write the mandarin characters because they are so used to the internet which uses predictive text to suggest the chinese characters.

  3. Sarah M Tuesday November 3, 2020 at 9:18 am #

    Keeping a real journal has come back into fashion; I found a lot of young travellers keep one now, so much so that I bought one to use when I was travelling. Mine always looked a bit of a mess because handwriting makes my hand ache. Plus it was just something else that I had to lug around from place to place. I soon gave up.

  4. alifesgayventure Tuesday November 3, 2020 at 9:56 am #

    how odd to read that it is coming back to fashion amongst travellers. i would think that carrying around a laptop must be enough of a weight , but so much more useful than carrying around a journal, that bringing it back to fashion must be the last thing you would want for a traveller. but having a sketch book, and/or a scrap book to paste the odds and ends you collect when on your travels is quite good to have.

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