Happy New Year everybody

There isn’t any yearend list this time. The year 2015 has been a pretty uneventful one, and if I were forced to pick a highlight it would be that week I had to go to the hospital at 7 a.m. for three days straight because the doctors in charge of my Australian visa thought I had tuberculosis.┬áDidn’t get the visa, but also didn’t get tuberculosis. Fair enough. I’ll get it next time. The visa.

I think the fact 2015 has been relatively ok is already a triumph in itself, considering how insane the previous years were. I’ll take what I can.

Anyway, 2016 is upon is, (in less than an hour as of posting) and I wish that the new year treats us all well.

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Photo by Christian Schnettelker

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My 2013 in Review: Freeloading, getting naked, going on a field trip to hell

I present you nine things (mostly downright annoying pieces of pointless gewgaw) that made 2013 a memorable year for me. Why should you care? I don’t know!

Last year, I

1. Became a professional junketeer. I returned to Malaysia for a second time then went to Singapore, Hong Kong and South Korea for the first time in 2013. Toured the historical city of Melaka, went drinking by the bridge in Clarke Quay, went drinking in Lan Kwai Fong and went all annyeong-haseyo in Daejeon and Seoul. Not that I’m a rich guy, but I got all these trips for free- flights, hotels, food and all. It helps if you spent your college years debating and you have debater friends abroad who invite you for tournaments. Dorks win.

Freeloading son of a gun
Freeloading son of a gun

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