Everybody seems to be interested in mysteries…

Yesterday I posted a short article about a mysterious thing that happened whilst I was in India a while ago.

Seems like a lot of readers liked the article and want to hear more such stories!

Well…you know how it is…things like these get you thinking, wondering what life is all about..you mull on things for a while, then put it all aside in some forgotten part of our minds…and try and get on with our lives. So digging things like this up is really difficult, as many of them are long forgotten.

However, I have had a nutty habit of writing things down ever since I was a kid. I remember when I was around 9 or 10 years old, asking my dad to buy me the smallest notebooks he could get, so he got me a tiny little diary, which had a small pencil inside it as well. I called that my “Wanting Book”, and thereafter whenever I wanted anything but couldn’t afford it at the time, I used to list it inside that book, hoping that one day we would have the money to buy whatever it was! To this day, I haven’t been able to find that little book. It would be great to read what a child most wants at that age.

Anyway, back to the present. Many odd (or not so odd) things that I’ve experienced are written down hurriedly in a set of my journals-cum-notebooks-cum diaries. Some people like to compartmentalize what they write into travel journals, dream journals, gratitude diaries, etc, which is no bad thing.

But myself, I like to be free and easy. After all, writing should be a pleasure, an escape valve, like a desert island, away from all the hub-bub of everyday life. It shouldn’t be a task, like all the other 1001 tasks we have day in, day out.

So my journals, diaries, notebooks, call them what you will, are not titled at all. Neither do I set myself a rigid timetable that I have to stick to; if I did that, it would defeat the object of writing as a pastime, a pleasure. However, this lackadaisical attitude can sometimes be your downfall, particularly if you need to access anything you wrote down.

Now you can begin to see how awkward it is to try to trace something that I entered into my notebooks! Anyhow, I’m in the habit also of re-reading my old journals during any spare time I had, so I will inevitably come across many things worth writing about here.

So please do drop in regularly; aside of photography talk, I do tend to write things of interest to a wide audience; sometimes I rant and rave, sometimes I just write about what puzzles me. All of the time, I try to make it interesting.



About filmcamera999

ME & MY PASSION! ok, you probably looked at the length of this "about me" page and thought, god, what's wrong with this guy!....does he have to start telling us his life story or something!!? well, youve come here now anyways, so why not hear what im like as a person, eh? ive been using film cameras for well over 30 years...my first one being the family yashicamat twin lens! over the years, ive both bought sold and collected film cameras...too many to tell the truth! in fact, ive been buying and selling cameras well before the internet came on the scene, so anything you purchase from me is backed by my self-styled moneyback promise.....if you dont like what youve bought, send it back within 14 days and you get all your money back...no arguments!! WHERE I STAND ON THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION! yes, i do use digital as well, but only as a ready-reckoner...i try and take most shots with my simple 2megapixel digicam....if the shot looks good, i pull out my film camera and shoot! i most defintely do not believe in digital manipulation of photographs....that in my eyes is not photography...its cheating! WHERE I USED TO LIVE, WHERE I AM NOW & WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO DO! i used to live in Ontario, Canada, but moved back to the UK a little while ago (its a long story..!)...but now i'm living in the one place i always wanted to be...Vancouver, BC..the next best thing to paradise on earth! as i work as a freelance writer as well as other things, i often find hat my work takes me to europe for short spells, so i get to travel a lot...not a blessing, as i just hate long flights! im a qualified Quality Assurance guy (you know...ISO 9000, auditing, documentation etc) ....99% of my skill-set is transferable so i can handle any admin or documentation-related roles....see you in BC! otherwise, i specialise in ISO 9000 auditing and documentation. my dream? to have my own thriving camera shop in Vancouver BC, whilst living in the mountains somewhere.....the best of both worlds!
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