Monthly Archives: July 2015

Saved Lives

Last night, thru the mini-miracle of actual phone calls and messages passed on through people who had working phones (some people can just text locally and not receive calls and some people can receive and make calls but not receive … Continue reading

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Old Fashioned Studying

Checking my mail here is about a twice weekly thing. I go to my personal mailbox only when I’m driving by the area or if I’m trying to kill time. This time, besides dropping off some letters, I had some … Continue reading

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Mindfulness

This is a concept that has gained popularity in the recent years. It may just be a new name for an age old practice, but it nonetheless has become more widespread. According to my Mac iOS 10.9.5 dictionary: Mindfulness |ˈmīndfəlnəs| … Continue reading

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Pay Day

(This is a series of blog posts written during Saipan’s internet/phone connectivity outage. Start here to start from the beginning) It’s Friday, two days after the line snapped and the money issue is becoming more and more salient. The banks … Continue reading

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How much memory do you have?

I failed the test today. The test to see how much medical knowledge was stuck in my brain. No one would fault me for this. I won’t get my license taken away for this. There are many people who would … Continue reading

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The Money Issue

How much cash do you leave in your wallet? I know some people that basically leave no cash in their wallet. My brother is an example – he says that cash in his wallet means that it is spent quickly. … Continue reading

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The Safety Net

I read this this morning as I prepared myself for the day. I woke up with enough time to sit and be still before I made my way to my Crossfit gym, which I assumed would be opened (despite not … Continue reading

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Phone Calls

It has been 40 hours since the disconnection happened and a miracle has pulled through, one of the two cell phone companies on island (Docomo Pacific) has restored local cell phone service and the ability to call off island to … Continue reading

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Tinian and Pagan

(I have jumped forward in the chronological order of the posts to one written more recently because of the time sensitivity of this issue.) Tinian is an island just to the south of us that I have visited in the … Continue reading

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The Radio Stations and Mail

There have always been five FM radio stations easily accessible on Saipan. It makes it convenient because you can go into anyone’s car and find whichever station you usually listen to on one of the preset buttons of their car. … Continue reading

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