Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Traveling in the gene

Just read the article that was posted by my friend in Facebook - The Genetic Reason Why Some People Are Born To Travel All Over The World. I was wondering though, if I was one of them who had the Dopamine Receptor D4 or DRD4 gene :D

"It's said that people with the DRD4 genes tend to be thrill-seeking and migratory."

"There are dozens of studies that correlated DRD4 gene with increased desire to 'explore new places, ideas, foods, relationships, drugs, or sexual opportunities; and generally embrace movement, change, and adventure.'

Cockatoos crammed inside the water bottle as way to smuggle them through the custom (Pic source: Jetta Images/Barcroft Media)

I may not travel that often though but I'll feel sick if I don't travel. It's like a bird who is born to fly, but it's trapped inside the bottle instead. Refer to the recent case of cockatoos smuggled in Indonesia here and look at the above photo.

Well, I may exaggerated a little bit here. But the truth is, I'm living in a small country (someone even called it a little red dot), inside the cramp HDB flats (one of my friends called it a pigeon-hole), working in a limited not enough manpower, fast-paced, and stressful environment, plus with a very high living standard that it doesn't allow someone to stay idle without a job.

Ask anyone here, or look around! I think most of my friends will take long leave once in few months, or few long weekends, so that they can runaway from this place, to chill, relax, and unwind.

Lucky to us that this small island is located very conveniently among the rest of Asian countries. It's a hub to other continents too. Transportation is never an issue for us. We can go wherever we want, and budget air makes our lives happier (save the transport cost to pay for other necessities) - provided that you have time to go as some job don't allow people to take long leave. Well, I hope I will never get such a job in my life. Touch wood!!!

"Home is where the heart is"

It's May now. It's just two months plus since I last traveled to my hometown, but I feel like it's been a year. Lol! My mind has already set for another destination and try to plan it slowly. I guess I will have ample time but this time round, it's more on visiting friends, indulge to nature, and at the same time trying to visit new places that I've never been before. Let's pray that everything is going to be alright and things will work smoothly! Sadhu Sadhu Sadhu...

6 comments:

Gyembo Namgyal said...

it is always a pleasure reading your interesting posts.

Rima Reyka said...

Thank you la Gyembo Sir! ^^

Flora said...

''Home is where the heart is" i love this quote a lot, it inspires me.

Rima Reyka said...

Glad it inspires you dear! Have a nice day! ^^

Tenzin Chophel said...

May situation favor you..

Rima Reyka said...

Thank you Tenzin :)

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