took a long 5 hour walk in the city alone with a heavy backpack and insufficient battery on my phone. there was no google maps, so it was just aimless wandering. you start to observe your surroundings more than usual, you start to pay more attention to the present as well. i’ve learnt a few things in that few hours — we rely too heavily onto our phones that it disconnects us from giving our 100% attention to the present. during that 5 hour walk, i felt free, i felt connected to the city, i enjoyed learning people’s stories from overhearing their conversations and observing them. i was living the moment.