Surf’s Up with Yutu
“But bumming around in the South Pacific was bringing out something else in me, something more troubling, from Bryan’s perspective, than facial hair.   I was getting interested in self-transformation.  I was straining to understand the worldview of the islanders whom we moved and lived among – and I had been doing so since before Guam,… (0 comment)

Where to go in Japan? First Time Trip Itinerary
I knew going back to Japan was going to be fun.  For those of you that don’t know me, I lived in Japan when I was 11 to 13 years old and I always looked forward to a return trip because it really is one of the coolest countries in the world.  The Japanese food,… (2 comments)

Living on Guam & Blog-a-versary
I can’t believe it’s been a year since I began my traveling and started this blog!  Man oh man how time flies.   All along this blog has been a fun way to connect with friends and family and provide updates on my sometimes unorthodox adventures.  I gotta say though, the blog has really evolved into… (1 comment)

Hong Kong for the Holidays
“Kung fu lives in everything we do. It lives in how we put on a jacket and how we take off a jacket. It lives in how we treat people. Everything is kung fu.” – Jackie Chan… (0 comment)

Vietnam on my mind
Okay, okay.  I know, I fell into the BLOG abyss for a while.  I can’t believe it’s been almost 2 ½ months since posting about some food.  If you thought the “Keep It Sambal” blog was dead, rest assured it’s alive and well but I somehow got sucked into the summer craziness and fell off… (0 comment)

A getaway weekend to Bali
Bali, Indonesia.  One of the biggest tourist spots in all of Southeast Asia known for it’s beaches, surfing, yoga, rice paddies, culture, mountains, and friendly people. Bali is a small island in the middle of the archipelago of Indonesia and offers something for everyone; whether you are looking for a beach getaway, a luxury honeymoon resort,… (0 comment)

Malay Wedding Crashing
Wow, what a busy couple of weeks it’s been!  Since my last post I had the pleasure of attending two Malay weddings and took a trip to Bali, Indonesia (more to come on that with a separate post).  The weddings were not only a great chance to try out different traditional Malaysian foods, but also were… (0 comment)

Learning to eat chicken with a spoon
I’ve now been in Southeast Asia for about 2 months and one thing I still haven’t figured out is how to eat chicken with a spoon.  I’ve encountered this a number of times when I’ve headed out to lunch to one of the little hawker centers or food courts near my work and it’s strictly chopsticks, forks, and… (0 comment)

6 hours in Melaka, Malaysia
Last weekend I made a quick little day trip to Melaka, Malaysia with a small group from my work.  I had been looking into going to Malaysia over a weekend and had heard nothing but great things about the Malaysian coastal towns from Melaka all the way up to Penang.   Melaka wasn’t really on my… (0 comment)