Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Man vs. Nature: Into the Wild

We all saw when it came to man vs. himself who triumphed. Even though I didn't complete the hot dog challenge successfully, I contest that there was victory in defeat. Today man challenged nature and...

Man vs. Himself: My 4th of July Hot Dog Eating Contest

In AP English we learned that all novels have the following protagonist vs. antagonist: Man vs. Man Man vs. Nature Man vs. Himself What Mrs. Frillici could not anticipate was yet another antagonist- Man vs. Food (a TV show...

Judgment Day

It's judgment day today for my World Cup Expat dreams, the day I send off my passport to the Consulate of Mongolia to obtain my work visa. Sending off my passport for visas, extra pages...

My Bag Is Where?

In the last ten days I flew 26,000 miles from the US to the Middle East to Shanghai to Bali to Singapore and back. I flew on Shower Class on Emirates and Suite Class on Singapore...

It’s Thanksgiving…Without the Annoying Relatives

Singapore Airlines Suite Class really is the way to fly. You have your own room, your own endless flow of Krug Grande Cuvee champagne which I prefer much more to Dom Perignon, and way...

Ephedrine? Young Lady? Happy Ending?

Motorbike boss? No thanks.  Ephedrine? Young lady? Happy ending? The following words have been used to describe Bali: san‎ctuary, oasis, retreat. Here is another: tragic. The picturesque seaside lined with posh resorts is the sleight of hand meant to...

I Am Delayed

I am writing this post from a small corner of the ANA Suite Lounge in Tokyo as I wait for my Singapore Airlines Suite Class flight to Los Angeles aboard an A380. I have many...

Your Fee to Leave

You're not free to leave because you have to pay the fee. Philippines, Costa Rica, and Bali, Indonesia all charge this nonsense departure tax that is supposed to support airport infrastructure or youth development...

Round the World in One Direction

Today begins my journey back to the United States only to leave again in three weeks. I love using the Great Circle Mapper to show the routing from where and I went and how I am...

Champagne Saturdays

Ever think you are "getting too old for this shit?" Then you find yourself at Cocoon Beach Day Club in Bali with a bottle of champagne, fresh strawberries, and a glass full of no...
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