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I feel changed

It’s been almost 12 days since I arrived back in the United States.  Simply put – I’ve got a good thing here in the US and I’m taking it for granted.  My visit to the Philippines was somewhat like a … Continue reading

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Here we go

In about 4 hours, it begins.  I was at Insight Coffee Roasters this morning just reflecting on the long days ahead of me…for travel, that is.  I’ll be flying through 5 airports to get where I’m going.  It’ll be a … Continue reading

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Realizing I’m forgetting something

Ok, so I bought Dearform slippers for the flight.  I suppose when you read just too many websites about long-haul flights, you tend to buy stuff.  So, yeah, I bought a pair at Walmart.  Now I’m thinking, I don’t really … Continue reading

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Those North Koreans!

So, I’m reading a story through the Reuters news service.  Apparently, North Korea is threatening to attack US military bases in Guam or Okinawa.  Huh, let’s see.  My flight leaves LAX to Manila…oh wait, what’s that say?  A stopover in … Continue reading

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Not much today

It was raining today, so I was wearing a light rain coat made from Columbia Sportswear.  I was talking to a coworker who also happens to be Filipina.  She recommended I bring it in case it rains. Ugh…more stuff to … Continue reading

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Yes, I’m counting down

Just counting down the days until travel day.  I was at Insight Coffee Roasters this morning waiting for my usual iced Americano.  Man, they make the best coffee hands down…well, at least for the Sacramento area.  Ok, focus.  While waiting … Continue reading

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Before the big day

I was about to document this trip in an actual journal or a notebook and writing it all down.  Ha – what was I thinking. So, 6 days to go.  Since the day I bought the ticket, I’ve been thinking … Continue reading

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