A friend once suggested that I should keep a journal to take note of important things. Michael and I met in New Zealand during one at one of the courses Li Ling was attending. He showed me his journal. I remember it had calculations of alignment of stars and energy neatly written. The equations contained symbols I had never seen before. I asked him how he knew all these and his response was that he simply learnt it. That struck me and made me question why I had not learnt more about subjects that interested me.
He gave me a rather cool journal with skulls on the cover as a present. Had I seen the journal on display in a shop, I would have thought "cool design, but maybe too cool for me", but I was instantly taken by it. He left an encouraging note of wisdom in between the pages. I'm careful about what I write inside. For now, it contains mainly notes on photography, coffee and diet.
I decided to start keeping this online journal as a way of putting memories down in words, and as a chance to share about my photography. I worry I will not be able to sustain it with regular entries and that it will eventually die a natural death. I also questioned why anyone would spend their time reading my journal, but a friend recently told me "Do first, apologise later lor".
So I'm doing it, and this is the first entry.