How many times have I dropped off of the map, with regards to this blog?! Too many…Let me, quickly, explain my thought process, though. I, sometimes, need a space removed from any sort of requirements to anything in particular. However, this small space is somewhere that I can always go to when I feel reinvigorated, and want to have a little fun by letting a few things out. I just don’t believe in “churning out needless words” for the sake of staying relevant. This is a gift and I am not one to abuse these types of things. The one aspect of this exercise that I feel that I should be used to, at this point, but that I have yet to grasp, is that people generally enjoy what I provide them, on this blog. From time to time, I will run into a person that tells me that they can’t wait for a new entry, or that a particular one caught their eye. That is so cool. Of course, you have others that feel the need to pass on that I should be looking for monetary compensation for undertaking this form of expression (which is truly irritating). I don’t want money for this because I am having fun with it. When this shit starts to feel like a job, the fun is gone. The love is usually soon to follow. Really and truly, I simply would like to express my innermost thoughts and feelings. If that so happens to include you then so be it.
Now, let’s get to the good stuff. I was in Asia, last year. During that time, I was able to go to a few countries, meet some cool people and do some cool things. Oh, and I was able to eat some different, delicious food. I have taken a long while to edit the videos that I recorded but, recently, I was finally able to get around to it. I’m very glad to share my adventures with you. I hope that you enjoy it.
Here’s the second part of the interview with Eric. I’m truly glad that I started this segment. It’s fulfilling to be able to lock in with someone and go back and forth, all while having a genuine mutual respect. To hear their thoughts, passions, ideas, and stories, keeps me believing in exactly what this entire ideology was born of; The belief that we are all great. That we are all able to do GREAT things. What exactly those great things are, I will let you figure out for yourself but I know what I have in mind and it, assuredly, isn’t going to plateau with Foreigner Exchange. It isn’t going to peak with The Nightfox Blog.
Erlen is the kid that escorted me through the jungle, all the way up that very steep hill, to the gazebo in order to witness that amazing view. I had never been in a jungle before, much less with a random stranger who’s job it was to entertain me with his knowledge of the area of dense vegetation, but what ended up happening was that we started bonding and getting to know each other on a very personal level. We talked about a wide range of things and I grew to respect him in a different capacity than just “the guy who was telling me about stuff around us”. I told him that I was going to put him on my blog and he was really happy when I said that because he sincerely wanted to improve his skills as the guide to the gazebo. He even told me that he had alternate routes, one that would only take about twenty-five minutes and the one that we took which is much longer. That love for what he was showing me is why I chose to make this video, and why he has inspired me since the day that we met.
So here you have it, a full episode to enjoy. No more cutting videos and turning them into halves. I learned a lot from my excursion through the jungle with Erlen. Despite the fact that we were caught in some sort of torrential downpour, neither of us wanted to speed the hike up and avoid coming into contact with the different types of life that reside in that area. What resulted from that was a great time and a bonding experience that I won’t soon forget. We became friends out there and it even got to the point where I was giving him advice about his woman troubles. These are the types of things that really get me going. Exploring and learning. It’s a combination of things that cannot be beat, in my mind. Anyway, less talk, more watch.
I wanted to throw this up because I had to cut the first video and I wasn’t very happy about that. I’ve since solved the issue of posting my videos as complete bodies of work and so now we can get rolling again. See you soon.