I was feeling a little unproductive this morning.
Maybe because I had to attend a boring assignment – Goods and Services Tax briefing by Sabah Customs Department … … And no, I am not going to talk about GST.
So, I arrived office at 12.15pm, bringing in only one news. As I settled back in my seat, my colleague approached me. Olivia was holding a box of some things.
As I looked closely, there were five or six fridge magnets, and five or six thin boards with pictures on them. There could be more than five and more than six too.
My eyes were fixed on one of the thin boards. It was the one with two tiny holes and a rope attached to one of the holes. There was a red building painted on the board with caption written Office of the President, Republic of China (Taiwan). I was not sure what to do with it but I took it because it was unique.
“How long were you in Taiwan?” I asked. I knew Olivia was on leave for the past few days. I just didn’t know she went travelling.
“Just four days,” she replied.
I placed the board on my desk. I should visit Taiwan, I said to myself. From time to time, I found myself glancing at the board and each time I did that, my mind wandered to places I yet to set my foot in. And I thought this was exactly what the board supposed to do. A memento that triggers the mind, body, and soul. To inspire oneself to go out and see the world.
For now, this small souvenir from my dear colleague would stay on my desk to remind me there is something to look forward to in life.
Oh, and by the way I just bought a GoPro two days ago. Excited much! Definitely looking forward to capturing my travel adventures with my GoPro ;)