Monthly Archives: February 2013

Speaking Mandarin

One of the things that I have unexpectedly put to good use here is my language abilities. When I was planning for this year ‘away’, my mindset was that a portion of this year would be occupied by intense language … Continue reading

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Marathon on the Horizon

I have been occasionally posting about the runs that I go on tracked via my Garmin Forerunner 210 GPS watch. The reason I’ve been running all over this island (well, mostly in the top half of the island) is because … Continue reading

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Snake concerns!

In most other circumstances, I would avoid discussing snakes .. but it looks like the Year of the Snake has brought up a reason to include them in the blog. I have seen all over facebook and gotten two concerned … Continue reading

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New Fruit!

In Cambodia, I encountered a new fruit called milkfruit — and also ate some known fruits like a jackfruit, mangosteen, rambutan, mango, persimmon, and lychee. It was fun to introduce my teammates to the new types of fruit that I … Continue reading

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In the News Recently

I remember before I came to Saipan, I felt like there was very little information about Saipan. Part of the information I received was a link to one of the two newspapers published here (that publish also online). The news … Continue reading

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The Ups and Downs of Saipan

Today I had the day off so after a morning run, I decided to visit the beach behind Aqua Resort since I had never been there. The weather was good and I had a book to read so I camped … Continue reading

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Windy Saipan

When I knew I was going to be going to Cambodia for two weeks, friends from Saipan would always mention that January and February are the best weather of the year — and that I would miss out! Well, I’m … Continue reading

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