Wednesday, December 6, 2017

ChaoZhou X to FuZhou: With Guilt of Time Wasting

blogging from a High Speed Rail

heading towards Fuzhou

High Speed Rail

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the trip has been smooth, so far

except for a small hiccup today

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stranded at the railway station

for almost four hours

at the best time of the day

12 PM – 4 PM

since the earlier tickets

were all already sold out

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and the station is

in the middle of nowhere

30 km away from the city

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lesson learnt

should have checked out earlier

like 9 AM instead of 11 AM

we went to the market nearby

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and spent like 300 CNY

i.e. our budget for train tickets

happily shopping away

buying fruits

preserved fruits and

ROASTED GOOSE

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and busy eating brunch

like roasted goose at 10 in the morning

followed by fruits like

persimmon, papaya, mandarin orange

to get rid of the oil

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i know right…

i don’t do this often

and the parts on the left

i don’t even know what’s that

Chaozhou Roasted goose

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and more importantly

should have gotten the tickets

at the ticket window in the city

at least we can kill some time

going around after check-out

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the ticket window is right next to the

ticket counter for railway station bus

well…

obviously for a reason

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and that’s not all

it will take us another 3 hour

to reach Fuzhou

i.e. after night fall

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i should so totally

buy my ticket for Fuzhou – Xiamen

in advance to avoid the same mistake

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also to make sure that

i  can secure tickets

for Fuzhou – Xiamen

instead of Fuzhou South – Xiamen North

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or either one

i.e. Fuzhou – Xiamen North or

Fuzhou South - Xiamen

which are both further away from city

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so i got the idea to

buy my tickets here at Chaozhou instead

the queue wasn’t long luckily

yet I was told me that

they are only selling tickets for

today and tomorrow

okay fine….

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my laptop wasn’t fully charged last night

like seriously

i purposely charged laptop

instead of phone

since i do have a power bank

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but woke up to find that

it wasn’t plugged in

both were not

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by the way

our train is bound for Fuzhou South

instead of Fuzhou

12 stations away via Metro

from where we stay

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enquired about the ticket for Fuzhou

the earliest would be past five

longer wait, like 5+ hours

but shorter traveling to the city

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so i just went for Fuzhou South

shorter wait, like 4 hour

but longer travel to do

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anyway

simply hoping that

i will able to check in by

9 PM tonight

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gosh there are two pieces of work

due tomorrow morning / afternoon

maybe i should head back to work now

to avoid more time wasting moment

i.e. can’t seem to be ready to go

since i am rushing with work

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or i can catch a nap now

to prepare myself to stay up late

or get myself really exhausted

so that i sleep early tonight

and get up real early in the morning

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that’s how travelling

helps me in better planning

when it comes to work

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i think the fellow passengers around me

must be assuming that

i am typing something serious

until they see the photos i got

cof

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by the way

now i kinda dislike the idea of

spending a night somewhere

as a transit or whatsoever

because you spend the same

amount of time (un)packing

as compared to spending more nights

Travelling with Kermit

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