●Work 5- Pocket Money Book
Do you think you can buy time? There should be some limit though. For example, it is much quicker to go on the high way to go to Kyoto rather than going on the local way. But it would cost you more. Saving time is good but I also enjoy local road. I enjoy scenery and hang around on the way to Kyoto and you could not buy such enjoyable time. I couldn’t decide which way is better than the other.
There is other time which you cannot buy. It’s continuation. If you continue something, let’s say, keeping diary, you cannot save some time by writing for a few days together. You can only write the thing happened in that day. The continuation is the accumulation of the time experienced and the time needs can never be saved.
One of my continuation is keeping a pocket money book. I don’t keep it very serious though. I keep receipts for 2-3 days when I busy and put those together. Receipts are amazing. There is so much information on it. Not only the information of what you buy, you could see when and which store you bought and sometimes it could be a discount ticket. I think, the receipt could be the diary to keep a day.
I enjoy shopping even window shopping. I thought about why I enjoy shopping so much. Shopping to me is not only a pleasure of getting new items but also a pleasure of thinking what I will get.
I also enjoy traveling. I don’t mind to go by myself. I start felling happy when making plans. Since I decided to go to a tropical island, my mind has already fleet to the island. When I was looking at my old pocket money book, I saw only the name of the items I bought with its price but it reminds me of the time when I bought it. If I think about adding to this book what I buy in a tropical island in the near future, I feel strange. What I continue may be enjoying shopping rather than keeping a pocket money book. I don’t really care though. It’s a great thing to continue something anyway and it could be self-praise. It’s enjoyable to look at what you have bought.
I came up with the idea of rolling up receipts when I was writing my pocket money book looking at receipts for the day. It’s also the whirl of my days.