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Travel Itch Again

Ugh. I clicked on an account of a road trip through Siberia¬†and now I want to go dash off and explore for 3-6 months. It really got my travel juices flowing again. Good thing I have the NYC trip coming up, and Hawaii after that (though they’re both pretty tame as tourist places), else I […]

More on Tammin Sursok

I’ve always thought her to be one of the more talented young singer/songwriters with her own unique style. Her one studio album was certainly a local sensation, and inspired many more famous artists to cover her songs. “Around the World” definitely gets my travel juices flowing. It’s a bit of a tragic loss to the […]

Japanese Herbivore Cycle

It seems that Japan is a media whipping boy that the B-grade press can turn to at any time for a sensationalist article. The focus always seems to be a nation in trouble – declining population, unfavourable demographics, collapsed bubble economy, and herbivore men. See here, here, and here. Hey, wasn’t it just 3 years […]

SoCal is Filled with Competitive People

And here I thought I had a tough time adjusting to life in the Midwest. SoCal is also a place with a totally different mentality also. People are really really judgmental and superficial. They’re also incredibly insecure. For example, an aspiring actor working as a waiter will not hesitate to criticize and look for every […]

The Troubles Facing China

I’m incredibly lucky. Not only do I have a loving family, but with their help I’m close to being able to live the dream. My parents are also thankfully getting to a comfortable enough situation with work and finances that I’ve been talking to them about early retirement (sometimes jokingly about me “retiring” before them). […]

The Downside of Speaking Too Many Languages

Though I swear I don’t get them confused in my head (I “enter” into a “mode” where I think, act, and behave in that particular language), an odd thing happened while driving into work this morning. I usually run my language tapes as a way of multitasking and staying sharp on them (how easy it […]

Want to Meet Amazing People? Travel

This started in part because some coworkers and acquaintances were complaining about how impossible it is to find good, compatible, [single] people, especially in one’s mid-late 20s. To this, I say bollocks. These people may be trying hard, but obviously aren’t looking in all the right places. People of a certain mentality gravitate to certain […]

News Roundup – Happiness Edition

Apparently HuffPost ¬†stole my thunder and came out with an entire section of their webpage dedicated to healthy living and happiness. They do have some interesting articles, which I have listed here. The first post that really jumped out at me is about the new generation of doctors. They combine modern expectations about work/life balance […]

This is How Freedom Dies

With the gradual erosion of online privacy in a process so insidious that we take each step as if it were the most natural thing in the world. I’m off Facebook. I never started using Twitter. Is there more I need to do? Forsake Google and carve out my own mail server on a private […]

Exciting Future Plans

Really excited about the things being I’ve set in motion recently, mostly involving business ideas, blogs, and upcoming trips. Planning to subdivide this blog into 3 commercially hosted blogs, in part to promote my upcoming book and websites. One will focus on how to live life, evidence-based approach to happiness, fun things going on in […]