20.8.08

Like a lost backpacker

Around lunchtime, I trooped around the towering office buildings of Beach Road and Shenton Way: grey hoodie, three-quarter jeans, orange shoes and a rather large backpack (thanks for the loan, Adri!). This is what all that education my parents paid for has come to --- me looking like an overgrown teenager, amidst all the financial types talking about stock market prices and other things I know little about.

Why a large backpack, you ask? I'm test-driving it for an upcoming trip to Vietnam to write for Lonely Planet.

LONELY PLANET.

Yes, this is the Really Cool Writing Gig I've been mentioning.

LONELY PLANET.

Okay, that's really the last time I'm going to put that in all caps.

The backpack seems to be a good fit. Now to figure out the other 20 million details before I go (in between finishing up work, of course) ...

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6 Comments:

At 8/20/2008 9:08 pm , Blogger leah said...

lonely planet! that *is* awesome. during my brief stint at harvard i thought about trying my luck with Let's Go, but alas, never got around to it. Not that I have the gumption - nor the sense of direction, nor the alcohol tolerance - to trek all over a random foreign land and write up a proper guide :)

 
At 8/20/2008 11:31 pm , Blogger jude said...

If it helps at all, I am using the Osprey Aether backpack, and it's really very good. It comes highly recommended by a lot of the outdoors/backpacking publications. You can read a review of the backpack here:
http://outside.away.com/outside/gear/gear.tcl?gear=Osprey-Aether-60&gear_id=1922&action=showgear

Oh yeah, and congrats on the Lonely Planet gig :)

 
At 8/21/2008 11:07 am , Blogger Dorothy said...

YOU GO, GIRL! YES I'M SHOUTING! WHOOHOO! HOW COOL! How long are you gone?

 
At 8/22/2008 9:09 am , Blogger Anders Brink said...

So this is the really cool writing gig. I am impressed. I really am.

 
At 8/22/2008 10:00 am , OpenID nicthegeek said...

congratulations on getting the amazing gig, and have fun in vietnam!

note to self: work harder on writing...

 
At 8/27/2008 11:45 pm , Anonymous Anonymous said...

that sounds awesome! i would love to write for lonely planet!

have a great trip. would love to hear/read about it. =)

~ming

 

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