While the majority of the world is in lockdown, I had the special privilege of traveling to a place I had been to just three weeks prior. On the first traveling trip, a friend and I drove on some dangerous roads through what is NOW KNOWN as the redzone (recent COVID outbreak). This road is... Continue Reading →
Wheel of Life: March 2020 Edition – Quarantine
We're back with another Wheel of Life edition! Big special shout out to the people who have read this for years already, and this is a deep special because this was the life-changing moment I needed. Who would've ever thought that quarantine would be great. Losing my job for about 6 weeks ended up being... Continue Reading →
Spartan Races Galore in Thailand — 2020!
I'm sitting in front of an executive at one of the biggest banks in Thailand and abruptly he says, "registration opens tomorrow!" It was a random comment at the time since we had been discussing the ever-so-annoying-coronavirus, but I shifted my attention to him and said: "huh?" He said, "Spartan Race Thailand!" I was in... Continue Reading →
The World’s Worst Airline Award: Viet/Thai VietJet Air
Cancellation Delay Delay Again Excess Baggage weight? Wait, but you didn't say "excess" in Da Lat? Only HCMC? Welcome to an airline that no human being should ever take. This is pathetic on a grand scale. Let me give you the story. I get to the airport in Da Lat three hours before. While I... Continue Reading →
Vietnam Visa Service Rating — 3 out of 10
Some people might be against this blog, but my goal is to support as many people as I possibly can throughout my travels. This was the first time I applied for this particular visa because I had to enter through Da Lat Airport (other services emphasized that they wouldn't be able to get me a... Continue Reading →
Traveling Blog: Episode 013 – Airport Chaos, Solid VietJetAir, & The Landing
Solid. Just solid all the way around. Let’s first talk about my mishap. I looked at my flight details for the umpteenth time and realized that I read it wrong, by about 30 minutes. Big deal? Not really, but then the rush came….and when you rush, everything with align with the “not-enoughness” mentality. I had... Continue Reading →
The Ramble of Positivity: Episode 033 – Third Travel of The Year is Here!
I think what I might enjoy most, which is actually quite bad, is coming back into the country and shoving my visa in the faces of the dogs that want to keep me out of the country. LOL. It's not only me, but horrific immigration laws have gotten far worse and they're trying to kick... Continue Reading →
Wheel of Life: August 2019 – Stardom Begins!
I was watching TD Jakes recently and he said, "I never meant to be famous; I just wanted to make an impact." Shortly after, notorious Washington Post (vile) wrote an article about him, completely defacing him of everything he represented (welcome to America -- the House of Pain). See, I knew it was going to... Continue Reading →
10-Year Anniversary (First Time Traveling Abroad)
When I clicked "book flight" and got the confirmation, it felt as if my heart fell not only to my stomach, but right out of my body in general. I recall the moment when my mother was walking across the living room and I said, "hey, so I'm going to Australia." She said nothing but... Continue Reading →
Next Vacation & Spartan Race: Taiwan!
You read it correctly. Your main man, who goes by the name of Arsenio Buck, is reentering Spartan after a bit of a hiatus. When I was trekking through the foothills in Hua Hin, sucking in dust particles like it was oxygen, I told myself: "man, FUCK THIS!" I said I would never do it... Continue Reading →