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    The Cost of Sanity: A Bottle of Sprite in Honduras

    Wednesday, March 4, 2015

    When our cruise ship docked at Roatan—a small island off the coast of Honduras—I naively assumed my five coworkers and I were about to put on our explorer hats, don our khakis proudly, and head out on an adventure full of slithering, poisonous snakes, hikes up serpentine trails to ancient ruins, and run-ins with shrewd […]

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    Hope in the Dust in Uganda

    Tuesday, March 3, 2015

    Orange Dust. That is all I could see through those dirt streaked windows of the small truck five of us were stuffed in. The thick, orange dust that hung over that anonymous African highway dimmed the light of the setting sun.  Our only company was the dark shadows of bodies and trucks moving down that […]

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    The Moorings Restaurant in Kenya

    Tuesday, March 3, 2015

      I had made up my mind not to visit eateries along the coastal region because of the lousy service provided in some of them. I assumed they were all the same until I visited The Moorings Restaurant at a friend’s request, and was bowled over by the level of service and quality of food. […]

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    Glacier National Park

    Monday, March 2, 2015

    The mountains stand as majestic sentinels over the land, and the mountain goats are everyday yard pets. Many Glacier Valley is filled with a series of deep, rich glacial lakes, and on one stands a giant brown hotel. Many Glacier Hotel, built in 1914, sits at the base of Mount Allen, hugging the shores of […]

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    Leagues of water in Venezuela

    Monday, March 2, 2015

          You cannot really tell how immense the sea is when you are looking at it from the beach, you know is huge, is right there in front of you, expanding for miles and you know that when you go to it you cannot just keep on walking inside it since eventually you […]

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    Salt Water and Fears in the USA

    Monday, March 2, 2015

    Salt Water and Fears in the USA Cole and I strolled down the side of the highway with our thumbs pointing out and our backpacks weighing us down. The salty air was caressing my face and the warm wind enveloped me, gently assuring me I was in the right place. The humidity was thick and […]

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    Ambitious Adventurer in Sierra Leone

    Sunday, March 1, 2015

    Your contemporary shoe fervently feels the comfort of the bumpy uneven street ground establishing an intimate connection that you hope will be everlasting. You are stood on top of the ground – a ground reflecting that of it’s people, a ground so sturdy it resembles its state, a ground so mighty it hints its experiences, […]

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    From Row A on the Red Carpet: @United #FilmFriendly

    Sunday, March 1, 2015

    From Row A on the Red Carpet with United #FilmFriendly Bloggers 2015 the 87th Academy Awards #LosAngeles Video: From Row A on the Red Carpet Our day started at 10:30am with check-in at security. We had all had criminal background checks in order to be on the list. Maybelline offered makeovers and manicures during the […]

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    Watching the Waves in Japan

    Sunday, March 1, 2015

    Finding ways to stay positive and productive while living abroad long term can be challenging. Depression abroad is significantly more encompassing than that at home, at least in my experience. In your native environment, the same old triggers are lurking in all the familiar places, but the further from home you get, the more surprisingly […]

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    Freedom in Singapore lah

    Saturday, February 28, 2015

      Eight years ago, I met my first love his name was freedom. I was already gritting myself on cultured life of corporate world, the first 3 years was intense. I was most afraid of losing my job, even though I’m not earning as good as I was working. Everything came hastily, the stress, the […]

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Mar
4

The Cost of Sanity: A Bottle of Sprite in Honduras

When our cruise ship docked at Roatan—a small island off the coast of Honduras—I naively assumed my five coworkers and I were about to put on our explorer hats, don our khakis proudly, and head out on an adventure full of slithering, poisonous snakes, hikes up serpentine trails to ancient ruins, and run-ins with shrewd […]

Read More
2015-01-30_54cbd37270d50_dancing.jpg
Mar
3

Hope in the Dust in Uganda

Orange Dust. That is all I could see through those dirt streaked windows of the small truck five of us were stuffed in. The thick, orange dust that hung over that anonymous African highway dimmed the light of the setting sun.  Our only company was the dark shadows of bodies and trucks moving down that […]

Read More
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Mar
3

The Moorings Restaurant in Kenya

  I had made up my mind not to visit eateries along the coastal region because of the lousy service provided in some of them. I assumed they were all the same until I visited The Moorings Restaurant at a friend’s request, and was bowled over by the level of service and quality of food. […]

Read More
2015-01-28_54c9431a6cf50_allen.jpg
Mar
2

Glacier National Park

The mountains stand as majestic sentinels over the land, and the mountain goats are everyday yard pets. Many Glacier Valley is filled with a series of deep, rich glacial lakes, and on one stands a giant brown hotel. Many Glacier Hotel, built in 1914, sits at the base of Mount Allen, hugging the shores of […]

Read More
2015-01-29_54cabbb03eb99_Leaguesofwater.jpg
Mar
2

Leagues of water in Venezuela

      You cannot really tell how immense the sea is when you are looking at it from the beach, you know is huge, is right there in front of you, expanding for miles and you know that when you go to it you cannot just keep on walking inside it since eventually you […]

Read More
2015-01-30_54cb0360cffd7_kauai.jpg
Mar
2

Salt Water and Fears in the USA

Salt Water and Fears in the USA Cole and I strolled down the side of the highway with our thumbs pointing out and our backpacks weighing us down. The salty air was caressing my face and the warm wind enveloped me, gently assuring me I was in the right place. The humidity was thick and […]

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Jan
16

Dining On Sunset #LuxeExperience

Dining On Sunset #LuxeExperience at Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel  During my Los Angeles Staycation at Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel, I had a marvelous dinner at On Sunset. Chef Olivier selected choices for me that were fantastic and fit my food preferences. Staying in a suite with a view of the pool and the Getty Center […]

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Jan
15

#LuxeExperience: A Luxury Staycation at Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel

#LuxeExperience: A Luxury Staycation at Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel  I loved my stay in a suite with a view of the pool and the Getty Center. It was a perfect staycation in Los Angeles paired with amazing dining experiences. I learned to cook souffle with Chef Olivier, ate an incredible meal at On Sunset and […]

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Jan
14

#LuxeExperience: Making Chocolate Souffle with Chef Olivier

#LuxeExperience: Making Chocolate Souffle with Chef Olivier Chef Olivier taught me to make a Chocolate Souffle at Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel! I enjoyed being in the kitchen with him and learning about using the best chocolate. We talked about moderation and choosing top experiences. I have been fortunate to stay at the Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel […]

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Jan
13

InterContinental Los Angeles: Where the World Meets

InterContinental Los Angeles: Where the World Meets I really enjoyed my stay at this lovely hotel. My room was a recently renovated Studio Suite and I captured a great sunset on the balcony. Enjoy my videos of the great breakfast buffet and the amazing spa. The lobby was all decked out for holiday and a large wedding […]

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