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Asian Toe, Vicodin Bro and Tequila in Mexico

Asian Toe, Vicodin Bro and Tequila in Mexico

Posted 20 April 2009 | By | Categories: fun, travel | 17 Comments

Mexico always seems to leave a lasting impression on me and my friends. Every trip down there is a new adventure that changes our lives forever. This is my favorite story from the land of tacos and burritos. Fall 2007 Mexico Retreat A three day, two night retreat for me and about 50 of my [...]

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GMA Blinding Filipinos

GMA Blinding Filipinos

Posted 21 February 2009 | By | Categories: Culture, travel | No Comments

“FUCK!!! Just turn off that damn TV!?” I screamed as I repeatedly banged my head against the window, hoping to knock myself unconscious. GMA is slowly blinding Filipinos, and this time, I’m not talking about the president. It’s actually the television station that’s slowly deteriorating our vision. Another crazy conspiracy you say? I beg to [...]

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The Battlefield

The Battlefield

Posted 01 February 2009 | By | Categories: Culture, fun, philippines, travel | 1 Comment

A calming silence echoes in the air as I take cover behind a concrete road block. I’m still trying to regain my focus when my infantry commander, who had taken the lead, gives the “all clear” signal and orders me to push forward. I check my equipment and brace myself to charge out into the [...]

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Sharing a James Blunt Moment

Sharing a James Blunt Moment

Posted 18 November 2008 | By | Categories: Australia, fun, philippines, travel | 4 Comments

So there I was, at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in the Philippines ready to board my flight to Australia. I was eager and excited to see some kangaroos and koalas! Well, actually, that’s an understatement… I was ECSTATIC, THRILLED, EUPHORIC, RAPTUROUS and even SUPERCALIFRAGELISTICEXPEALIDOCIOUSED! Unfortunately, the lady at the front counter did not share [...]

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Filipino Games

Posted 12 November 2008 | By | Categories: travel | 5 Comments

Living in the Philippines has been like a box of chocolates… Now pardon the “Forest Gump” cliché, but you really never know what you’re gonna get out here. My days start off with a fun little game where I have to guess between electricity or water as the morning’s missing element. I either don’t have [...]

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Asian Invasion

Asian Invasion

Posted 08 November 2008 | By | Categories: fun, philippines, travel | 1 Comment

Less than 24 hours into my Asian Invasion and I’m already puking my guts out. How did I end up here, next to my brother’s red rice rocket’s right rear wheel tire (say that five times fast)… standing over a puddle of my own puke? Let’s try and retrace my steps shall we… Leaving San [...]

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Magical New Zealand

Magical New Zealand

Posted 24 October 2008 | By | Categories: travel | No Comments

If a picture paints a thousand words… then why am I speecheless when I look at these… I am now a FIRM believer that everyone must visit New Zealand at least once before you kick the bucket.               

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10 reasons why Australia WILL or WON’T rule the world in the near future….

10 reasons why Australia WILL or WON’T rule the world in the near future….

Posted 21 October 2008 | By | Categories: travel | 2 Comments

After spending some time in the land Down Under, hanging out with the blokes and the shielas, the kangaroos and the koalas, I’ve found 10 reasons why Australians will, or won’t, rule the world in the very near future…   Why Australians WON’T rule the world in the near future…  10.       It takes Australians [...]

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let’s do a line

let’s do a line

Posted 21 August 2008 | By | Categories: travel | 3 Comments

let’s do a line (Thailand stories part 1) My stubbornness, attention deficit disorder and inability to fall in line has gotten me into another tough situation, to say the least. 30-minutes into my arrival at Thailand and I’m already getting screamed at by some crazy Thai guy and his friend as I sit in the [...]

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doctor fish

doctor fish

Posted 31 July 2008 | By | Categories: travel | 1 Comment

Smelly, nasty, disease infested feet? Well not to worry, the fish will eat it away….  

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