Departure date

9 November 2014

Looked up flights to Manila from Darwin last night (I am stopping by to see my Dad before I head to S. Africa) and they’ve gone up $150 since last week. Pushed by the steadily rising prices of the Christmas season, I bought a seat on the last flight that was under $500: November 23rd, Sunday. After that, prices shoot up another $200.

My Darwin days are numbered. I sure hope immigration issues my passport before the flight date! *nervous, about-to-be-sick laugh*

I spent all last night trying to make a storyboard, for the first time ever, and learn to use some simple video-editing programs, because I’d like videos to be a part of the trip’s creative output. Trying to sync the movie to music was the biggest struggle, but I think I’ve got it figured out now, though that’s only in theory. I don’t know how all you Vimeo Pro Account denizens do it, but I use a stopwatch. LOL Learning a new thing is always exciting, and I’ve recently taken on two new obsessions: watercolours and a GoPro. That’ll keep me busy (and too distracted to be seasick, I hope!) for a long time.

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3 thoughts on “Departure date

  1. GO PRO!! fuck that’s exactly the thing for us to be able to follow you on your epic trip. I expect to see these videos unravel NAT. I demand them and wait excitedly for that adventure to begin. if you need any help or tech advice or whatever – just hollleeeerr!!!

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    1. Ha ha ha, oh dear, still learning, don’t expect anything decent for a year. The hardest part to get used to is not seeing what the camera is shooting…no viewfinder, no LCD (no, I can’t afford that LCD backpack for it!) so there will be a lot of fingers and other parts of the photographer visible in the first ones, I suspect. 🙂 I’ll take you up on the tech advice one of these days, Kat! You’ll be sorry you offered… LOL

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      1. NOT sorry for an excuse to hear your voice and speak to you in real time. I miss you. I get excited about the stuff you put out and want you to just do it like supernovas do in the galaxy. make stars 😀 ok. just let me know ahead and i’ll make it happen. love you xo

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