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24

Sep 2012

Living the Good Life

I love my life! It’s a lifestyle I’ve created by choice and through persistent hard work, creativity, a bit of luck, and a lot of help from others. Not everyone would enjoy living like I do. Some people don’t like to travel. Others prefer the comfort of a steady paycheck, or are satisfied enough with their life as it is. And that’s awesome! But there are...

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08

Aug 2012

She Walks

The day has come. At 14 months old, our baby has learned to walk! She still prefers crawling most of the time, but is now able to stand and walk on her own two feet. Congratulations Aysia! This post will mostly consist of photos and videos of her. In addition to walking, Aysia also now rides a motorbike. Well, not by herself, of course… And...

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26

Jul 2012

How Healthy Can You Eat?

Ever since we read the book In Defense of Food and watched the documentary Food, Inc. a couple years ago, our family has been trying to eat more healthy. As much as possible we avoided processed foods and began to give up our boxed breakfast cereals (most of the time), pre-packaged meals of all kinds, and anything with ingredients like high fructose corn syrup and hydrogenated...

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15

Jul 2012

Sick in Kuching, Borneo Malaysia

We had already spent more than three months in peninsular Malaysia, but we’d heard that Malaysian Borneo was completely different.  And in some ways, it was different, with the numerous indigenous cultures that are prevalent, and being closer to many national parks. However, on our 10 day visa run there, we still found it to be distinctly Malaysian, with some of the same quirks as...

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24

Jun 2012

Planning for the Moment

Do you ever find yourself stuck between the balance of enjoying whatever it is you’re doing in the moment, and being lost in hopes or fears about the future? This game seems to play out constantly in my own mind. When I’m not enjoying the moment, the wonders of life tend to pass me by unappreciated. But if I live without structure and planning, little gets...

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02

Jun 2012

The Reality of Spirituality

The town of Ubud in Bali, Indonesia is a hub for yogis, spiritual healers, health conscious individuals, and followers of New Age philosophies. Everywhere you look are ads for meditation courses, yoga classes, or detox retreats. Out of curiosity, and for the chance to get out on my own for a while, make some friends, and learn something new, I attended a 5-day Craniosacral workshop...

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05

May 2012

Wrapping up Japan

We’ve thoroughly enjoyed our time in Japan. It’s now Emily’s favorite country. Jen wants to live here, at least during the warm months. And we all love the food, the nature, the feeling of safety, and the interesting cultural aspects that make Japan unique. Despite the high cost, it’s pretty safe to say we’ll be returning here at some point, provided Fukushima doesn’t make the...

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12

Apr 2012

Small Town Osaka Japan

We waited until the last minute to book our hotel in Japan during the cherry blossom season, which isn’t a good idea if you want to have your pick of hotels near the action. Fortunately, we didn’t want to be in the city anyway. We wanted to see what living in the Japanese countryside was like. And we found the perfect place. We’ve been staying...

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27

Feb 2012

More in Singapore

This post is going to be a summary of the rest of our time in Singapore. We spent 3 weeks here total, and kept ourselves quite busy, as you’ll see. But we had a great time and experienced some fun and amazing things. Here are the highlights. Singapore Zoo. This zoo is rated as one of the best zoos in the world, and we can see...

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22

Dec 2011

Overwhelmed By Travel

Have you ever gone on vacation, and after returning home felt like you needed even more time to recuperate from it? I have. This usually happens when you keep yourself busy seeing all the sites and doing all the fun activities you planned, while not leaving much down time for resting or thinking. As I mentioned in my last post, we’ve been keeping very busy...

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