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Category: Philosophy

Danang to Phong Nha, Vietnam

The hostel owner was very nice and helped me print out an eVisa, but I ended up talking to her for a while before finally making my way to the […]

Asian migration using DNA

South East Asian DNA migration analysis This was a pretty amazing article highlighting the power of technology to discover and add context to our everyday experiences as world travelers. Although […]

Gloomy Phnom Penh, Cambodia

I made a second unsuccessful attempt to visit the Royal Palace, so I continued walking south toward Naga City Mall where I saw a Korea-Cambodia exhibition and was presented with […]

Reduce housing expenses

Housing is the biggest budget line item for everybody. The general recommendation is to not exceed 30% of your gross income, which is actually a much higher percentage of your […]

Malaysia – Miri

Day 22: Country #5 Miri is a surprisingly big and growing coastal city in Sarawak, East Malaysia on the Borneo island, Asia’s largest, owing it’s size mainly to the region’s […]

Negara Brunei Darussalam

Day 19: Country #4 Negar Brunei Darussalam, the “nation of peace”, is a small quiet country. I asked to be dropped off at a mall, but ended up at another […]

Valentines: memory-to-cost

It’s easy to frantically search for the perfect gift on Valentines, but that rush is exactly why you may not be properly evaluating the best gift to give. The most […]

Myanmar – Yangon

Day 12: Country #3 Yangon, previously Rangoon, the capital of Myanmar is a busy city transitioning from closed economy to modernization. Entire city districts, especially near the river fronts were […]

Get paid for knowledge, not work

Everyone is paid differently even for the same roles. Not all the reasons are justified, but often wage differences are due to differences in knowledge and skills. Here are some […]


Much is written about the miracle of compounding. Often Einstein is quoted as saying the most powerful force in the universe is compound interest, but there’s much more to compounding […]