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Getting In The Mood

You know, when you know that you’re going to go on a vacation, the mood starts to settle in. Sometimes it kicks in a month before the trip, sometimes it only starts a week before. Generally, you will be in the mood for travel as the date approaches. You get excited, you start packing up, you look for places of interests and you are happy. You have that little voice in your head yelling “YAY” every morning you wake up. You can hardly wait! You even wish secretly that time could go a lil’ faster! You want to get out from this place and away from work soonest possible.

Hold on there…… I am writing in “YOU”, not “I”. Aaaahhhh…… Hmmmm…… Sigh……

I will be travelling to Bangkok tomorrow, with a bunch of lovely friends and Andrew. Seriously, the mood hasn’t come knocking. Hello Missy Travel Mood! Have you forgotten about visiting me?

Andrew was the one who booked the tickets. I wasn’t feeling anything back then either. When I booked the hotel a month ago, I was more like in a state of gotta-book-now-or-else-sleep-on-the-street.

I didn’t even bother to search for the attractions in Bangkok until last week. Melissa is the one who keeps feeding me the information and I felt so guilty. :P

I am not even doing the counting down. I did plan the itinerary with Melissa, but I do not “feel” it. I planned for the sake of planning, because I do not want to get the panic attack in such a foreign land where I can’t even understand their language.

I started packing for the trip last night, but still, I don’t “feel” it. I am worried about the HOT weather, I was trying to pack some casual and light-weight clothes. To my surprise, I have little of them. They’re either too plain, or I already feel HOT by just looking at them. I realised my wardrobe has either the working side of me, or the VERY casual side of me. There is nothing in between. Hmph! :(

This isn’t the first time I feel mood-less for a trip, but it is worse this time.

I am preparing for the sake of preparing. I know I am going somewhere, and that’s it.

I am not jumping with joy that I will be going for a vacation. There’s no little voice in my head yelling “YAY” everyday.

I know what I am doing and should do, but I am not feeling excited.

It’s like, “Okay, I’m going to Bangkok”.

Sigh…… What is wrong with me…… Going somewhere with a mood like this isn’t good. Guess I gotta switch it on “manually”, “Ashley, you’re going to Bangkok!!! YAY!!! Shopping!!! YAY!!! Food!!! YAY!!! Ayutthaya!!! YAY!!!”

Hope the travel mood will come when I see my friends tomorrow in the airport. Ya, their silly jokes can do magic. Wuahahahahaha.


10 responses

  1. It is weird how sometimes we can get all excited about a trip and then not at others. I am heading home to England next week and I cannot wait. I am quietly going “yay’ inside my head. Yay – Okay, I have yay-ed twice on WP now. It’s out there for everyone to enjoy.
    I hope you have a wonderful time in BK.

    May 20, 2012 at 4:46 AM

    • Ashley

      Ya, I agree with you. Can’t understand why we get excited for one and not for the others.
      Bangkok was great, done lots of shopping. Would blog about it soon. :)
      Oh well, Jamie, I would have YAY-ed as many times too if I were to head home! It is always exciting and happy to go HOME. :)
      Now, you too have a wonderful time in England with your dearest family. And safe journey! :)

      XOXO, Ashley

      May 24, 2012 at 10:35 AM

  2. Wey…you shouldn’t feel guilty la….Initially we were quite ‘sesat’ and ‘alien’..then we got used to it…everythg went well at the end oso…*looking forward to go again* ;-)

    May 24, 2012 at 11:02 AM

    • Ashley

      Guilty a bit mah, this time so late only start planning, that’s why go there sesat a bit. Hahahaha. Next time we know oredy lah, straight away take cab, don’t need so susah2 take train. Don’t know when we will go again oh.

      May 24, 2012 at 12:46 PM

      • Yeah..I was telling Alex the same too…nex time if we go..we know where we should spend more time; on the specified places, and food.

        May 24, 2012 at 12:49 PM

      • Ashley

        Eh, to be honest, MBK is really wasting time.

        May 24, 2012 at 3:55 PM

      • ahaha…. I have the same thought too….but luckily we did not spend much time …luckily we decided to go back to Siam Paragon. Which was a good decision! ehehe

        May 24, 2012 at 3:57 PM

      • Ashley

        Yalor, luckily we quickly made decision to skip it. Next time we go again we should go to that night market opposite Siam Paragon. :P

        May 24, 2012 at 4:19 PM

      • Nite market in front of Central World was bored too…
        Yalo…that nite market opp Siam Paragon was not bad le…I want to go back there oso! =)

        May 24, 2012 at 4:33 PM

      • Ashley

        Yalor, only the one near Siam Paragon is good. Now we know liao lor.

        May 24, 2012 at 5:23 PM

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