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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Cambodia Part Seven

(Click here to start from part one) At the end of our trip, we made our way back to Siem Reap, where the international airport was for our flight back home. We had a day of travel planned back to … Continue reading

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Cambodia Part Six

To start from the beginning, click here for Cambodia Part One. Not everyday was work, which was part of the key to success.. After one week of exciting, full to the max days.. a respite was needed. We started our … Continue reading

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Cambodia Part Five

Every day was FULL. I don’t know how else to describe it. Seeing many many patients is part of my status quo. I am known in my current clinic as the one who sees more patients than others and won’t … Continue reading

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