Writing

What’s your relationship with television?

Watching television is like taking black spray paint to your third eye. – Bill Hicks Television is chewing gum for the eyes. – Frank Lloyd Wright All television is educational television.  The question is: what is it teaching? – Nicholas Johnson I knew 3 siblings in high school who were not allowed to watch TV.… Continue reading What’s your relationship with television?

Expat living

Taking the bus from Siem Reap to Battambang (and back again)

Battambang is about a 3 hour drive from Siem Reap and while SR is the smaller of the two, you wouldn’t know it by the amount of tourists that flock to Angkor City. So, is Battambang worth the visit? I think so, but it depends what you are looking for. Even though Battambang is Cambodia’s… Continue reading Taking the bus from Siem Reap to Battambang (and back again)

Expat living

Fish out of water: expat bloggers interview series #4

Hello everybody! I’m back with another expat blogger interview. Yes! I found Jaina at Time Well Spent through another blog and I immediately liked her site because it didn’t look like a lot of blogs I had been seeing lately, floating around the Internet. Seriously. Her individuality was further confirmed when I saw her photos.… Continue reading Fish out of water: expat bloggers interview series #4

Writing

New book cover (and the woes of book cover designs)

It’s been one year since I published my first book. And interestingly enough I decided it needed a makeover, so I redid the book cover. Do you like it? I hope so. While I still like the old book cover, I was never completely satisfied by it. Here’s why: // I underestimated how long it… Continue reading New book cover (and the woes of book cover designs)

Expat living

Why not Battambang? (and things to do)

“Battambang is famous for being the birthplace of Cambodia’s most famous artists and musicians, but during the Khmer Rouge era the art scene was virtually destroyed when most artists either fled or were killed.” – Canby guide, Nov 2015 It’s been six months since we moved to Cambodia, and last month I felt like I… Continue reading Why not Battambang? (and things to do)

Writing

Swimming

Swimming is a confusing sport, because sometimes you do it for fun, and other times you do it to not die. And when I’m swimming, sometimes I’m not sure which one it is. – Demetri Martin Can you swim? It’s an interesting question in an EFL (English as a Foreign Language) classroom and one that… Continue reading Swimming

Asian American

Identity, what is it good for?

According to Marcel Proust, via Alain de Botton, “We don’t really learn anything properly until there is a problem, until we are in pain, until something has failed to go as we hoped. Though we can, of course, use our minds without being in pain, Proust suggests, we become properly inquisitive only when distressed. We… Continue reading Identity, what is it good for?