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Thoughts on writing

Sometimes i wonder why anyone enjoys writing at all.

As if my mind was not confusing enough, with all the absurd and senseless thoughts that run through my head all day long. Why the hell would i want to write any of that on paper? For later to recall, as the famous Portuguese ad went? I know i will "later" laugh while reading all of it but that can't be the only purpose? To organize chaos? To try to motivate myself to write, so i don't lose the skill? To not allow my calligraphy to completely die on me? To try to keep some grammatical capacity i might still possess?

It is definitely not to burn time! Between work, computer games, playing guitar or drums, practice martial arts, and so many other possible occupations, i can think of better choices to spend it.

Then why? Is there a goal? Just good for the soul? :)

Random notes on India

Some random notes i scribbled down in my little paper notepad, on my trip from Bangalore to Goa, this weekend:

Saw 10 people inside a car that could normally only hold 5; Took me 2 hours to drive 17Km inside Bangalore; Saw a movie theater that was only showing Indian movies; Products usually have a date of manufacture, as opposed to expiry date; You don't see many foreigners on the streets (i was pretty much the only one everywhere i went); There are drinking water trucks distributing on the streets; From times to times there are cows roaming between the cars, especially on smaller roads; Indians are very humble and seem not to get pissed off easily (if you see the traffic here, you'll understand why stress cannot possibly affect them); Highways are a place of gathering; There are people walking, you can go in reverse, get into the opposite lanes; People get into and out of buses while it's still moving, usually taking the times when it's turning or slowing down for other cars to pass; Our bus - at some point during the night - had to reverse in the highway, because the driver overshot the place where we were supposed to stop for a break; At some point there was this really thick fog (you could not see 5 meters in front of the bus), but the driver still kept going at the same (insane) speed :) The second stop was in some remote place that had nothing but a road and a farm. Peaceful; Food at the hotel in Goa (Marigold - Panaji) is around 3 Euro per meal; Some dishes are even cheaper (around 1.5 Euro); One single bed room there was around 2000 Rupees for 1 night (40 euro); On the way there, more hardware stores could be seen than places with food; In Goa is also rare to find foreigners on the streets; From Panaji to Calangute (beaches) is about 30 minutes by scooter; Aguada fort is great :) Cricket is the national sport; You can find a lot of people watching the games on TV shops' stands; Domino's pizza in Goa: found a pizza that is not spicy; Correction, after pouring the so-called Oregano condiments, it is a bit spicy. Turns out the "Oregano" also contained white and black pepper; A lot of the tourism is internal. Which makes sense, considering the size of the country; 60 cl of Cola = 30 rupees = 60 euro cents; 1 cent = 1 cl :) It's very funny that there is a guard at the church door, keeping people from entering the "house of the lord" after the service has started.