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Lisa Selesner
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Can't I just take a boat? | 我就不能坐船嗎?

Just got back from another trip to South Africa for a week of R&R. Anyone who knows me will tell you that I am scared of flying. No, not scared, TERRIFIED.  Yes, I am the white knuckled, sweating, hyper-ventilating, rocking back and forth freak shouting, "WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE! WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE!!!" It's really unfortunate because lately I've been flying at least 5 times a month. What a drag. I wish there was some sort of super bullet boat that would take me to South Africa in the same amount of time as a plane. Unfortunately with no bullet boats in the making I'm screwed.  Anyways, the flight to SA, this time, was no exception. Woke up in the middle of the flight because we were flying right through a lightning storm and the plane was bobbing and weaving around like the pilot was drunk driving. I was CRAPPING myself! Obviously, since I am writing this, we didn't all die. It was worth the stressful journey though. SA rules!

I won't bore you with the same old stuff about my poo hut. This year we coincided the trip with lambing season, and there were tons of little white fluffy cute as button lams running and frolicking around. SOOO CUUUTTTTEEEE!!!!

It seemed like this trip was the trip of baby animals. Lambs everywhere, kittens abound (sorry no photos), and the best of all was the baby rhino!

Isn't it just the most adorable cuddliest little creature ever?!?! I just wanted to smuggle it out of its pen and snuggle up to it and take a nap under a tree somewhere . It actually looked more like a hippo than a rhino. It lives on the farm next to wear I live. So freakin' cute!

On our way back to HK we were stranded in Johannesburg for 24 hours due to the really poor weather in Hong Kong. Needless to say, that did not go over well with me, as I was already stressed about the actual act of flying again,  I took it as a bad omen and that this was the last flight of my life. Really, there isn't a boat I can take????

So we went to the mall in JoBurg. And this guy was just sitting there right in the middle of the hallway.

Had some food at a local steak restaurant. This was part of the decor.

Back in HK now. Thrown right back into the thick of things.  And all I can think about is this...

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剛從南非休整了一周回來。認識我的人都知道我害怕飛行。不,不是害怕,是恐懼。沒錯,我會關節發白、出汗、亂搖亂擺、胡亂叫到”我們都會死!我們都會死!!!”真的很不幸,因為最近我一個月至少飛5次。令人厭倦。真希望有一種超級子彈船可以帶我去南非,用跟乘飛機一樣的時間。可惜這種子彈船根本不存在,我腦袋暈了。這次到南非的飛行也不例外,從航程中間醒來,因為我們正穿越一個閃電,飛機顛簸、搖晃就象飛行員喝醉了酒。我在賭自己的命!但既然我現在能寫這個,說明我們根本沒死。但這次旅行那麽棒,值得。南非規則!

不想再用我的小屋故事煩你們。今年剛好在生小羊羔的季節到這裏,有許許多多、白色絨毛的小可愛在附近奔跑嬉戲。非常可愛!!!!

這次旅程好象是為了來看小動物。到處都是小羊羔、小貓(對不起,沒照片),最好玩的是小犀牛!

它是不是世界上最可愛的小生物?!?!真想把他偷偷帶走,在一棵樹下依偎著它一起打個盹。它看起來更象河馬而不是犀牛,它就住在我居住的農場附近。超級可愛!

返回香港時,因為香港天氣很糟,我們在約翰內斯堡束手無策了24個小時。不用說,我不舒服,只要一準備飛行我就緊張。我一度認為這是個壞預兆,是我人生的最後一次飛行。真的,就沒有我可以坐的船嗎????

於是我們去了約翰內斯堡商場,這家夥就坐在走廊正中間。

在本地牛排餐廳吃了些東西,這是裝飾品。

現在回到香港了。立刻進入繁忙的工作,我能回想的只有這個…

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another amazing blog! thanks Lisa!
almost 15 years ago
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amazing! who needs a TV w/ scenery like that.
almost 15 years ago
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ps - isn't the coast off of africa full of pirates? maybe taking the plane isn't so bad. :-P
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Next time catch a ride on the Ambrosia, that'd be a holiday in and of itself ;)
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hey nice pics! have you ever though of 'hypnosis' to help with your fear of flying? My gf is a licenced hypnotherapist and if you really want to change and control the way you feel, it IS possible... it's just a question of if you want to....
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