Well, the taxi is due in 15 minutes.
Once again, I have overpacked. I do this every time; I think I have packed moderately, and might toss in an extra shirt or two. Then as I am doing the 'final pack' to leave, I realise 200 things I forgot and my bag ends up bulging. But I have my tickets, money and passport (had to be said), so everything else I can manage.
I feel a bit odd right now -- I remember before such a big trip, there would always be an enormous ball of excitement. And I am excited - just not that excited. I don't know if it's because I'm older, have "done this" before, am exhausted, still not comprehending just how far and foreign I am going, or just still too caught up in London life to realise I will be in Bangkok, Thailand in about 16 hours' time. But I feel kinda like I am gonna wake up in Shadwell tomorrow and plod through another day. I am sure some authentic green curry and £5 massage will snap me out of that (OK, thinking about the food just gave me a twinge of excitement!).
Anyway, just wanted to send a quick note before I headed out. Here goes!
Shaun H. Coley
Shadwell, Tower Hamlets
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