Italy, Part 2: Naples

It was dark by the time Karan and I arrived in Naples.  I managed to get a power nap on the train but was still a bit tired once outside the train station.  We took a short walk from the train station to a pastry shop where Karan got a small bite and a drink….

Italy, Part 1: Rome

It often takes time to plan an overseas trip.  Many factors have to come together for a trip to be successful and enjoyable….especially if you’re travelling with someone who doesn’t live in the same place as you.  You have to coordinate schedules.  You have to ensure that you have sufficient funds.  You have to agree…

Becoming Vegetarian

I’m trying to anyway.  It’s something that I’ve thought about for a long time, but I’m a huge foodie.  I never actually made any previous attempt since there’s very little I don’t like and wasn’t really willing to give up some of my favorite foods. My job has opened my eyes in ways I never…

Hawaii vs Iceland

When I went to Iceland last year, I took notice to the striking similarities between it and Hawaii.  Both places have volcanic origins, so I guess the similarities are to be somewhat expected.  It wasn’t until I did some side-by-side comparisons that I realized just how alike the two places are.  Below are side-by-side comparisons…

Maui

Back in 2012, I wanted to go see Journey in concert at the Blaisdell Center in Honolulu.  At that time, I was still in the recruit academy of my current job and didn’t have time to go see them because I was so busy with my studies.  After five years, Journey came back to Hawaii…

Olympus Pen F

After several years of using the Olympus OMD E-M1 as my photographic tool, I was due for a replacement.  The E-M1 Mark ii was recently introduced but it’s priced at a $500 premium over the cost of my “old” E-M1 when it was released back in 2013.  It seems as though the E-M1 Mark ii was designed…

End of Year Trip

I needed to take one more trip before the end of 2016 in order to accumulate enough air miles to retain my current mileage status with United.  Normally, such things wouldn’t matter that much to me but it’s common with my current status for me to get upgraded to first class. When you fly first class…