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6 12, 2011

Street shopping Old Town Lijiang, Yunnan

By | December 6th, 2011|Categories: Dharma Bum|

From Kunming, we took a flight to Lijiang, where we were greeted at the airport by a gregarious older man who drove us into town. The funny thing about taxi drivers is that they are the same candid selves mainly anywhere you travel. You will get the juiciest local gossip, and outspoken words on what [...]

16 09, 2011

Beach Sarong : A Versatile Travel Accessory

By | September 16th, 2011|Categories: Dharma Bum|Tags: |

Me covered in a rasta Sarong in Kollam, South India by Ama's "Hugging Saint" Ashram, where the Arabian Sea meets the Indian Ocean, March 2007 No matter where it is you're traveling, a beach Sarong is a versatile, essential travel accessory. You may be going on a romantic getaway to Bora Bora, a tropical printed [...]

11 08, 2011

Traveling in Dali, Yunnan

By | August 11th, 2011|Categories: Dharma Bum|

We just spent about a day and a half in Dali, Yunnan. Our trip in Yunnan started in the capital of Kunming, a flight north to Lijiang, and then drove south for about 5 hours to Dali. It was only about a 200 km distance (which is about 140 miles, would take 2 hours in [...]

24 07, 2011

Why I Travel, Why I Travel Blog

By | July 24th, 2011|Categories: Dharma Bum|Tags: , , |

I've been told I ask a lot of questions. I could meet someone and within 5 minutes, tell them about my life story as well as ask theirs. Some people are just as open, others not so much. For some, it takes a lifetime for them to unravel their life's story after trust is built. [...]

9 05, 2011

“Vidya” from the word “Veda” meaning Truth.

By | May 9th, 2011|Categories: Dharma Bum|Tags: , |

In Sanskrit, Klesah means Obstacles. Avidya means Ignorance or Misperception, which comes from illusions. I'm learning these concepts during my path of deeper Yoga studies. In the Bhagavad Gita, it is noted that all sufferings and limitations imposed by the ego come from Avidya. We have to seek knowledge, with which hatred, injury and greed [...]

9 03, 2011

Restaurant Review: Lukshon in Culver city (SE Asian Fusion)

By | March 9th, 2011|Categories: Dharma Bum|Tags: |

Yelp Review: Lukshon Category: Asian Fusion 3239 Helms Ave Culver City, CA 90232 (310) 202-6808 www.lukshon.com The ambiance was gorgeous. Very trendy. Especially as Spring & Summer is approaching, for those late night dinners with a fire pit outside, warm seats and a perfected lighting. The whole restaurant is finely decorated with a modern sophisticated [...]

7 03, 2011

So much truth. Life’s ironic.

By | March 7th, 2011|Categories: Dharma Bum|Tags: |

A re-post from a friend's note: "More often than not, when someone is telling me a story all I can think about is that I can't wait for them to finish so that I can tell my own story that's not only better, but also more directly involves me. Nothing sucks more than that moment [...]

13 12, 2010

Kiva – Micro-lending Approach to NGO

By | December 13th, 2010|Categories: Dharma Bum|Tags: , |

Happy Holidays!! The season of giving. The season of Love. I think we've all humbled down on the materialistic gift giving these past 3 years as our economy went into turbulence. I see it as a beautiful thing for our souls, as we are putting more effort in buying experiences and creating memories instead. Non-profit [...]

11 11, 2010

Israel:: Jerusalem, Motherland.

By | November 11th, 2010|Categories: Dharma Bum|

I realized at the end of my 3 week trip in May to Turkey, Greece & Israel, that I didn't find the time to write about my daily experiences in Israel. The only one I wrote about was the grotesque experience when camping with the Bedouins. It's been 5 months since that trip, and I'm [...]

15 09, 2010

GYPSET: Coffee Table Book of the Week

By | September 15th, 2010|Categories: Dharma Bum|Tags: , |

Gypset Books and Lifestyle I bought the Gypset Collection of Books and it's been a wonderful Coffee Table book accessory. Gypset Books and Lifestyle is a daily inspiration and reminder of the Ideal Life I have set out. We oftentimes get so carried away with our day-to-day activities, that life becomes easily mundane. We all need some sort [...]