21st century bargaining – the loss in communication

Bargaining in the 21st century is done much the same way we do everything these days. Quickly. From seven second Vines to emails on the net rather than letters in the mail and tweets. There was a time when bargaining and negotiation was an event. There are still parts of the world where bargaining involves…

What would you do – if money was no object?

Have you ever thought about what you would do if you had infinite money or if the idea of money didn’t exist in our reality? Would you be a painter? Would you save animals? Would you try to invent something useful to society? What is your passion? How many times have you heard the phrase…

Memory a day #33 – Fire shows

Fire poi seems like a regional sport when you travel across Asia. Most places have some sort of performer whether they were an organized act or simply an amateur trying to provide some entertainment. It became part of the experience and a little bit expected after a while. Some of the best performers I saw…

Memory a day #32 – Lost in Barcelona

I lost her. My girlfriend, at the time, was with me as were headed onto the Barcelona metro late at night. She was ahead of me and as we were walking towards a train we both had a doubt about. We didn’t know if it was the right train, which is where I hesitated. By…

Memory a day #30 and #31- Animals in KL and Singapore

KL and Singapore offer a modern city atmosphere with basically the same amenities, and prices, us westerners are used to. I tried to stay out of the city core as much as possible so I spent a lot of time with animals. I visited the KL bird park, the worlds largest free-flight walk in aviary,…

Memory a day #29 – Bangkok walking tour

For the second time I made a pit stop in Bangkok but for a much longer this time as I stayed in Bangkok for about a week before heading south towards the islands. In order to experience Bangkok more intimately I decided I would do a walking tour of the city and I did this…

Memory a day #28 – Uluwatu, Bali

You’ve probably seen this famous temple in pictures on the internet. Uluwatu is situated at the edge of a cliff and provides some of the most scenic photo opts. But a bit further there is a small trail that leads to a secret field with cliff banks and a view that most people don’t know…

Memory a day #27 – Georgetown, Malaysia

It’s Malaysia but it’s British. The name obviously. The architecture and roads. The street names. I had some of the most delicious Indian food I have ever had anywhere. On top of that I had more delicious food at the hawker centres. Have you heard of Jimmy Choo? The famous fashion designer? He grew up…

Is the world too much?

Is the world too much? I don’t know if you feel like me lately but I feel like there’s just too much going on. Information overload. Blogs (like mine), TV, YouTube, Google, Facebook and on and on and on. Everyday we are exposed to more information than we ever have but we don’t learn anything….

Memory a day #26 – Khmer Rouge

Two places I wish didn’t exist but still very important to see, S21 prison and the killing fields, introduced me to the mass murder of so many Cambodian people by the Khmer Rouge. Thousands of people were held in the S21 prison, formerly a high school, and thousands were killed at the killing fields. It’s…

Memory a day #25 – Muay Thai

They take their Muay Thai seriously. It’s one of the most popular sports in Thailand along with Soccer and I thought I would give it a go. I’ve trained SKF kickboxing in Canada and consider myself athletic so I wanted to see what it would be like to train like the Thai people. In the…