Airport Link = Arrival Hall Well, my first experience coming to Hong Kong Airport was forgettable, but this experience was stellar. When I got off the train, I literally walked 15 meters and I was greeted by an open-air arrivals terminal. I thought it was spectacular to connect the train and even passenger drop-off (vehicles)... Continue Reading →
Traveling Pod #8: Esther Inspiration, Chinese Food, CBD, Mid-Level Escalators & The End + YouTube Video
Here I was before my travel vlog sitting in my hotel when I met a girl named Esther. Esther is a teacher who wants to become so many other things, and hearing what she had gone through was utterly heart-breaking. From physical abuse, to verbal abuse at a French school. So many different things have... Continue Reading →
Traveling Vlog #1: Deep Within Hong Kong
Wow! What a morning it was! I'm going to just sum what happened yesterday morning, then 3pm onwards, I'll talk about my new friend and seeing the real city + escalators + amazing cafe filled with so many professional people with similar accents. So, in the morning, it continued. That's right...from the hotel staff saying,... Continue Reading →
Traveling Pod: Episode 7 – Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong Impressions & Hotel
After writing blogs, posting videos, running into a student, and so many other things....including a big, succulent slice of pizza, I went to my gate and they were already boarding. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the 5-star airline they call Cathay Pacific. The efficiency was magnificent getting on and we left right on time. Aircraft... Continue Reading →
The Journey Before The Journey: Humble Pie!
Here we go! We're going to kickoff the festivities on a serious note. After getting off the AirportLink here in Bangkok, Thailand, I grabbed my luggage and went down three flights of escalators before reaching the base of the station. Looking as incredulous as I possibly could at that given moment, I picked a direction... Continue Reading →
Traveling Pod: Episode 6 – From Hell To Heaven!
Double check-ins, as mentioned before (at Don Meung International in Bangkok, Thailand), had some stereotypical treatment to them. Yeah, already mentioned. Then there was the delay turned almost mid-air collision with not one, but two other aircrafts. I saw it with my own eyes. We were ascending and we flew directly under a Singapore Airlines... Continue Reading →
Traveling Pod: Episode 4 – Vientiane, Laos — The Roots! Stunning Human Beings & Gratitude
Air Asia flight bound for Wattay International Airport in Vientiane. Hmmm, I'll just let the nostalgia sit in for a bit. Just 3 years ago, I was scampering across the streets of Vientiane with a Frenchman who couldn't handle his alcohol, got snubbed by some tuk-tuk drivers (just like Thailand), and ended up walking home... Continue Reading →
Interviewee #12 – David Mauro – The Author Who Scaled Mt. Everest
Wow! Just a story that resonated with me so much. This was definitely the most inspiring story I've ever heard in my life, and it almost reduced me to tears at one point. This man, by the name of David Mauro, combatted a number of things in his early forties: divorce, death, plummeting job, etc. ... Continue Reading →
Emergency Vacation: Singapore!
Yes, you read it right! Because of ridiculous rules at immigration and me just simply not wanting to inject anymore of my hard-earned money into this economy, I decided to take (literally) a one-day trip to Singapore. As you probably already know, I've had several layovers in Singapore because I had to switch to a... Continue Reading →
Evaluating My Spartan Score
So I was practically top 25%, and almost 20%, in all categories. If I look at the time, it's not that good. I don't know exactly what happened during the race, but the obviously made it to be very difficult for attaining a good time. I think I completed my Spartan Sprint last year in... Continue Reading →