I was supposed to be asleep some two hours ago, but I just wanted to
blog about one of the interesting people I met today. =)
Jacob Appelbaum’s business card doesn’t have anything but his name and
a stylized photograph of an orchid. That’s okay, because he’s findable
on the Net. He’s on LJ, too. Reading his blog, I wish I’d gotten to
know him more while he was in Toronto.
I want to walk through Trinity Bellwoods and spin fire in the large gully on a warm summers night.
Poi-ster! =) I’m glad I brought my poi to Pedestrian Sunday…
He’s almost a nomad, a globetrotting geek. One of the coolest things
about I.T. is that you can work from anywhere. This means, however,
that it can be hard to find a place to call home. And it’s hard to
form ties, too.
Jake’s moving to San Francisco soon, which is a great place and one of
the cities I wouldn’t mind getting to know inside out. Still,
he wishes he could stay.
I am also between places. My situation is slightly different, but I can still relate. It doesn’t make me feel as bad as it used to, but still…
I enjoy the vibe here, and I’d love to learn as much as I can from it.
If I can serve as a bridge between here and the Philippines, all the
better. And goodness knows how glad I am to be able to walk in a park
or hang out with friends late at night or get around on my own without
I wish I had the ability to wander as he does: to travel from place to
place and get to know different people, to breathe a place in and know
it inside out. Then I want to get to know one place really, really
well… and then I want to bridge wherever that is and the country
that still needs me.
Having to apply for visas everywhere makes Plan A difficult, though.
Oh well, I’ll think of Plan B. =)
Someday I’ll need a home, but maybe I can get away with not having one
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