Notes from Underground

I usually have to spend about an hour in the tube. That's how long my journey to college is. I am not sure whether that is a good thing or not. It surely has a positive side, which is..I can read half of a book whilst sitting there with nothing to do. There are a few things I usually do. I listen to music, which is often great. I feel as if I'am in a much better world; people look nice to the sound of my selected tunes but, lately they don't. Lately, music in the tube has been..boring. Crazy, I guess. Music can't be boring, right. I guess it's due to the commuters. They pack in and ruin everything. My second option is writing on my journal. I rarely do it. I buy loads of journals and dream of beautiful handwritings and, perfect interesting stories to write. Never Happens. Another issue with writing in public is privacy. Probably, no one cares what I am writing but it is the same as when one poses for a picture. People will stare for a couple of seconds. Said that, my third option is reading..as Bukowski says 'always carry a book with you so you don't have to look at people'. By reading a book the long journey does not seem so long. So, I sit there and Notes from Underground makes me smile and that's a reaction I consciously wonder about getting, alone in public..It is similar to laughing at your phone. Laughing alone. Can you control it? So what right? Ahh, okay!

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  1. I laugh at my phone or smile randomly when I hear a song that brings up memories. Nothing wrong with it I say, though dead-on-their-feet commuters might look at me strangely =)

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    1. I agree that there is nothing wrong with it. It is just a weird moment sometimes, to analyse yourself..there showing emotions on your own..haha anyway xx

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  2. Eu raramente me consigo concentrar o suficiente para ser capaz de ler em lugares públicos - devo sofrer de um défice qualquer. É uma pena. Já te adicionei no Goodreads, não já?
    Adorei a primeira foto. Usaste tripé?!

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    1. As vezes eu tambem nao consigo me concentrar, depende muito do meu estado de espirito. E muito obrigado. Faz tempo que nao vejo o meu Goodreads...tenho que ver..
      E sim usei tripe. :) xx

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  3. you get so alone at times that it just makes sense :)

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  4. Hahaha. I know your pain, S. Btw, this book is amazing. My favorite by him. Lovely pictures, as usual.

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    1. Thank you! :)
      Oh I have been enjoying the book, so far.

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  5. for three years I needed 2 hours to university. I'm so glad that now I only need a quarter to half hour because I cannot read in trains. but I liked to watch the different people

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    1. Watching people is fun, if you are not self conscious. :)

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  6. Yes, I have the same problem. I travel often to a near city, bigger than mine, and it takes a whole hour to get there by bus. I used to read (or study) but now I find it a bit hard, the bumpy road, the ambient noise, so I prefer to listen to music, close my eyes and relax. I try to find new albums every now and then and I use that hour to appreaciate them. Sometimes, instead of a real book, I read ebooks on my iPod touch WHILE listening to music.

    I remember laughing quite a lot with one book and i tell you what: i did not care xD
    If I feel forced to listen to other people chating on their mobiles phones, me laughing is just... nothing.

    Best for you!

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    1. Nothing better than adding new songs to your device so you can listen when commuting right haha.

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  7. So wonder why... writing isn't a good idea to do on the train, even there is no one care about you, they just stare for a couple of seconds.

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  8. That's exactly how I feel too. ♥

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  9. Ah, yes the commute to school. My university is about an hour and a half away by bus/Skytrain (our metro/tube/subway method of transportation). Music, writing and reading are always the three actvities I bounce between as well, and with the same problems! I can very much relate.
    (Also, sometimes sleeping is just what ends up happening. Ah well.)

    -Whitney

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    1. Sometimes, I wish I could just sleep but I can NEVER sleep on trains :/

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  10. much love, strength & motivation from abroad my dearest pen pal xx

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  11. I laugh alone a lot in the street...must have a little bit of mad reputation,but i don't care at all :)
    With a book we are never alone,a necessary shelter for when we need more than our skin to get between us and the rest of the world*

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  12. :))) This is going to be a random comment, but I have the same bed sheets and never thought they would look good in a picture :)) Thanks for the idea! :))

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