Wednesday, March 02, 2011

CTWW Challenge Two - Check!

That's my answer to last wednesday's challenge. Living in a 7km stretch of island, getting around by walking is very doable and is my number one mode of transportation. To walk is free and it is such a pleasant experience when you live in a lovely island. But sometimes, I get lazy or am in such a hurry that I take a motorbike or tricycle. This week though, I got through my errands simply by walking to and from the laundry shop, photo store, grocery, beach etc. So even if I usually walk, this week, I walked more.

To choose to walk simply takes a little common sense. Stay on the safe side of the road, look before you cross, take an umbrella if the sky is gloomy, wear comfortable shoes (or in my case, flip flops) and leave earlier because it will take you longer. My favorite: take some music with you. It always makes walking more enjoyable, it kinda makes me imagine myself in my own music video. I even have a playlist on my Ipod called: "Smiling While Walking" with songs like A Beautiful Morning by the Rascals or 5 Years Time by Noah and the Whale. Choose your own strolling music! :) Just remember: NOT TO LOUD. Make sure you can still hear if a car horn is beeping closely.

Since we're on the topic, I want to share this AWESOME AWESOME ( it's so awesome, I had to say it twice, or thrice) artwork done by pedestrians in China to encourage more people to walk for nature. Must see! :D

Thanks to CTWW for another challenge that makes me double-check and appreciate my home and my lifestyle. Looking forward to the next one. :)

1 comment:

Small Footprints said...

Walking is so healthy on so many levels ... it's good for the earth, good for our bodies and good for our brains. It's like a lovely bit of time to just slow down, breathe and relax. :-)

Thank you for sharing the link to the pedestrian art in China ... you're right ... it's AWESOME AWESOME!!