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Philippines
Unlikely Bonds
Unlikely Bonds

Tranquil scenes like the one above are a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle that often characterize life in a foreign country.  What’s equally comforting are the subtle reminders of home, familiar relics from past lives unexpectedly unearthed in unfamiliar lands, no matter how profanely obscene they may be. Big Sean’s angry, resentful hit song, I Don’t Fuck […]

The Answer Is No
The Answer Is No

Those beady eyes staring at you through the branches belong to a tarsier, one of the world’s smallest primates and one I spotted during my visit to the Tarsier Foundation on the island of Bohol.  As a child, I was an avid lover of all things animal kingdom and thus it’s always a treat to witness exotic […]

Manila Musings
Manila Musings

I successfully made it through my stay in Manila without being robbed, an accomplishment I once would’ve thought to be damn near impossible given my previous misconceptions of the city.  But in between an endless stream of street food and mastering the the obscure jeepney system, I learned that there’s much more to the Philippines capital than […]

Joyce Is A Bitch, I Mean Cock
Joyce Is A Bitch, I Mean Cock

Fuck Joyce.  She’s a bitch. Fine, she only made me lose about $12 but when you’re on a budget, that can go a long way.  We’re talking about nearly five meals worth or even a night’s stay at a hostel here. But I digress.  Let’s make sure not to lose focus of the fact that Joyce is […]

My Church Is Better Than Your Church
My Church Is Better Than Your Church

Snobbery exists in many forms.  By some detestable function of the human psyche, people believe that if they’ve witnessed the highest caliber of something, they are entitled to pompously judge and turn their nose up at other, less impressive renditions. Now I am more than willing to admit that I, too, can be a snob […]

Mabuhay!
Mabuhay!

This was the epic start to my journey – relegated to the children’s play area of the Hello Kitty terminal in Taipei’s airport with Taylor Swift’s insufferably inescapable Blank Space blaring from the adjacent store.  Luckily, I’ll always have food as my solace and after chasing the prior scene with some shredded pork noodles and […]