The end (of Muay Thai for me) or the end of the Beginning

I am back in Pai for a bit and it’s probably time to appreciate the time I have cause although I am not sure at the moment what will happen I think if I can get 10 to 12 fights under my belt I will call it a day in the ring. Its not that …

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Chase the Rabbit

Here I am sitting in the Phuket Airport just wondering what to do? I thought that I would do a few more fights in Thailand and get to double digits and then be done with fighting. I didn’t come to Phuket to train, at least not really but being there where the heart of muay …

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The anticipation of heading to a new place for the first time

There is something about going to a new place for the first time that gets me going. It’s getting ready to see the epic view, to experience a new place but most importantly meet new people. We are inundated with stories but until you go there yourself and can touch the ground and look up …

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The Difference between a Vacation and Travel as a Lifestyle

I’ve written the difference between vacation ans travel before and here I go again. Not so anyone reads this but just to reaffirm it for myself.

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Battling against Decision Paralysis is the Fear of Making the Wrong Choice

When you have so many possibilities in front of you it is easy to get overwhelmed. You feel like no matter what you choose you will be missing out on something else or be making the wrong choice. I always fall back into my inability to open one door because it closes the others even …

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Am I Asian Enough or Not?

I was born in Canada to filipino parents who were immigrants and I have never thought of myself as anything but Canadian. I was thinking about the first fully Asian cast movie Crazy Rich Asians and I wondered where does someone from Southeast Asia fit into this perception of what Asia is? The short is …

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Do you write for the Audience or for Yourself?

A journalist highlights the facts, they dive into the details and provide the reader with a snapshot of the situation and the sides. Sometimes it can involve opinion, context and competing viewpoints but it should be about informing the reader. Journalism at its best helps provide the reader with information that they can use to …

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What you appreciate when on the road

I’ve seen many people traveling and a lot of people bring everything they could need. I was like that as well, you want to be ready for whatever could happen. When you travel the matra less is more is even more powerful and some of the things that you When rely on most are the …

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A Direction without a Path

When you find out who you are or who you want to be the path to getting to the summit isn’t always clear. Sometimes there are no signposts to mark the way, sometimes all you have is the mountain in front of you and a direction to go. It’s all the subtleties and nuances about …

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Maxime Bernier Canada is Better than you think and Stronger than what you Believe

This is my response to this article where it discusses tweets by Maxime Bernier a Member of Parliament from Quebec discussing multiculturalism and alluding to a view that there is a point where enough is enough.

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