Monthly Archives: September 2015

Normal Human Beings

For the plane ride, I downloaded a podcast series. I don’t have a long commute (I barely have a commute at all.. Which I think has spoiled me for the rest of my life) so I don’t listen to much … Continue reading

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Transport to San Diego

Every time I do this, I am excited to go, in full on defcon one readiness status. Meds in hand, reviewing every battery packed and charging cable taken. Whenever I come back, I crash. It was a total of a … Continue reading

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My Commute today

Starting today, Thursday 9/24, I am taking two VERY different trips. I was just thinking about the differences between the two as I ate my breakfast — mentally fortifying myself for the day which will stretch for about the next … Continue reading

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Uploads and Downloads

There has been an ongoing discussion about what you can and can’t complain about nowadays — it’s a shift in our minds from being in a post-disaster state. If you have power and water, you are not allowed to complain … Continue reading

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Status Update

I’ve been busy at work this week but wanted to post a quick update since today I ran around doing some errands and was able to document some signs of progress. Many people have asked me how things are here … Continue reading

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Medical Outreach Clinic

Today I joined the medical outreach clinic to Chalan Kanoa — an area in the southern portion of the island hard hit by the typhoon — also an area where there is a high concentration of people in buildings built … Continue reading

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Kagman Community Church Feeding Center

I had the opportunity this week to visit Kagman Community Church twice this week and wanted to share my experiences there with you. Kagman Community Church is the church plant that has been on the minds of the pastor of … Continue reading

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Bird Island Hike

On Sunday afternoon, I showed some visiting doctors around to some of the joys of our island despite some of the craziness. I decided to bring my underwater housing for my iPhone along with me since I rarely bring it … Continue reading

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What I Missed

More and more I have heard stories (mostly from my nurses that I work with) about what it was like to actually go through the typhoon and the thoughts in their heads that occurred afterwards. I truly cannot imagine it … Continue reading

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Some visits to the community

Today, I had the day off so met up with a friend for breakfast and then headed over to the United 4 Saipan (https://www.facebook.com/united4saipan) volunteer headquarters to see what I could do. I also brought my mosquito coils with me … Continue reading

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