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Gooood afternoon CORVALLIS!

14 Jun

Surprise!!

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So nice to be back with the evergreen!

Miss everyone who is in Europe who can’t be here!

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Along The Ho Chi Minh

19 May

One morning four adventurous men woke up and decided that today, was going to be different.
That they would pack their bags and all reservations would be left behind.

It was their time to explore the world.

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And thats just what they did.

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We did went places no one dare to explore,
and came out victorious.

Things that will never be forgotten,
and times we will always dwell on.

 

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There a world out there waiting.

The choice is yours, and
our answer was always yes.

Facebook

3 May

Just a little thing I found browsing the Internet that I felt was just, “oh so true”.

Use this as a little motivation to get up and live your life rather than worrying about what everyone else thinks of you.

Sincerely,

The Caveman

KONEY 2012

18 Mar

If you had a chance to change the world, would you?

What I will be writing about isn’t just about this¬†cause. This is about proving that change is possible.
That there still is power in numbers. Power in the people, not just in the rich and famous.

This is not something I want to do, but instead something I feel we all must do.

When you see something wrong in the world, do you just turn the other way?
Pretend that you didn’t see it. As if it will not affect you?

Well, this is the time to act.

 

If I was able to recieve donations, through just my stories and photographs on the screen before you, I hope that this video raises more money than anyone could have ever expected.

It’s time that this Caveman gave back.
I hope you do too.

Sincerely,

-The Caveman

Christmas In the Village

26 Dec

So it’s the day after Christmas now. A lot has happened in the last day or two. People have left, yet at the same time more people have come to join me.

But before I go on about that, let me speak now, on how I really spent my Christmas.

Although the feeling of Christmas was all around in the big city of Bangkok, it was not where I decided to spend my Christmas.

I spent my Christmas in the “Village”.

Four or so days ago, I woke up from a night out only to find myself in a complete foreign place. I looked around.
No friends I could recognize. No place I could familiarize.
As I slowly got up I looked around only to realize I had no idea where I was.
I opened the door only to find clear blue skies, and green all around me. No buildings. No people. Only nature.

As I sat out on the porch, my memory soon came to me, and I realized that after sharing a taxi ride with some people I had met, I ended up at their house. Far from home and confused I ended up just sleeping there.

Well I ended up making a few friends that day. After a day in this “village” I had a made a new friend and found a totally different side of Bangkok, that I feel is seldom explored.
So as I said my goodbyes I knew it was a place I would have to venture back into. The people I had met, and the things I had seen are unable to explain with words.
I felt as if I had a new little family here in Thailand.

So as Christmas Eve came along I ventured back into this new and different area. After a long skytrain ride, a couple of motorcycle taxis, and a boat ride later, I was there.

So here is my story of how I spent my Christmas Eve.
Among my Thai family.

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As I crossed the big river, the sun was setting, yet my day was just beginning.

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As I arrived to the house, I was greeted by little Garfield. A big ball of fun.

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Six years old and ready to take over the world with his charm.

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Walking around the area was a breath of fresh air.
Literally.

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As I arrived, my new friends were already busy cooking. As it was Kung’s Birthday on Christmas Eve.

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The first thing they told me was “Are you ready to learn how to cook Thai food?!”
There was no way I was, but I just said yes anyways.
She turned on the wok, and pointed at a bag.
I looked and saw French Fries.
“French Fries?… You want me to cook French Fries?”
They looked at me blankly and just said, “Yes!”

So I was in charge of the very intricate Thai dish of french fries.

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Soon I realized that there was not much I needed to do, other than make sure they didn’t burn.
So I decided playing with Garfield would be more up my alley.

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So we played with a variety of hula hoops.
We ran around together.
Sword fought with pieces of straw.
I taught him how to fly in my arms.
And did all things most fun in life.

But soon dinner was ready and we needed to be serious.

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A wide variety of dishes, flavors, and foods.

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The birthday girl was quite happy to finally have all the food done.

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Although it was Kung’s birthday, it was Garfield who would be the one to blow out the candles.

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Auntie and her Garfield.

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As the night went on more people came and soon people left.
The celebration was far from over though.
We simply moved inside to continue our party.

The girls got hungry once again, and decided to devour what was left of the fish.

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With drinks, food, and friends all around, how could you not be happy.

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We had been working all day, and the girls found themselves ready to pass out.
Yet as soon as I decided to take a couple group photos, they all got up and ready to pose for the camera.

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Our “Christmas Day Family Photograph”

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We enjoyed ourselves well into the night. Quite past midnight, and deep into Christmas day.
But as all things must come to an end, we had to call it a night.

Waking up was difficult, but I knew that waking up in the village would make a great Christmas.

So after eating some breakfast, Kik headed to work, we headed out into the village.

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I don’t think there is any better feeling, than riding on the back of a motorbike, riding through the greenery and nature of this area.

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After a quick ride we found ourselves at the local weekend “floating” market.

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As we walked around, I was amazed at all of the new things around me.

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New foods, tastes, smells, and experiences.

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Soon though I realized that time was moving faster than I had expected. I needed to head back to my home to get my place cleaned up and ready for my visitors.

So I climbed back on the motorbike and we headed towards the boat area.

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Sooner than I had wanted the day had come to an end. As I saw this Wat, I knew it was time to say goodbye.
I looked back at her as she rode away.
Not knowing when or if I would see her, Garfield, Kik, or any of my new friends again.
That’s quite a strange feeling. As my time here is running out I am slowly beginning to internalize that feeling.
It’s hard to say when I will see many of my friends again. I can only hope for sooner rather than later.

 

Its funny. You can be in a place for, what you feel like is a long time.
You get familiar with it.
You get to know where to go, where not to go.
You think you know it through and through.

Then something like this happens and everything you thought you knew goes out the window.
It’s like I came to Thailand just yesterday again.

When you open up your mind, and let go of all reservations, life can turn down a wonderful path.
A path not many explore nor will ever experience.

So I hope you let go.

Let go. Open your arms. And experience something you never could have dreamed of.

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An Off Day

19 Oct

Have you ever got up and felt as if there was a perfect song to explain your mood.
Welcome to my world.

Some days you just wake up on the wrong side of the bed.

Night at a Coffee Shop

25 Jul

I spent my Saturday night at a coffee shop.

Drinking hot Chamomile tea, eating an apricot pastry, and listening to the sweet sounds coming from Eddie Cohn’s instruments.

It made me realize how many great things are here, right in front of you.

Just down the road, or around the corner.

You don’t even need to look. Just need to open your eyes sometimes.

Video was shot and edited by myself. It was my first one with the new camera. I hope to have many more videos, as my travel begins.

Be sure to take a look at Eddie Cohn. My first time hearing him. A really great musician live.

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Also make sure to check out Red Rock Coffee Co. in Mtn. View, Ca.   They have a slew of artists performing, and open mic nights weekly.


Go Be It

23 Jul

I am a fond believer in the fact that you control your life.

When it comes down to the fact, no one but you can control what happens.

If there is something you want, go get it.

If you want to change something, start now.
Life is too short to get hung up on all the things “I wish I did”.

 

 

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Yesterday is dead, and tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet

25 May

It has been two weeks since the tragic death of two of my close friends and fellow classmates. It is something no one is prepared for, and happens out of the blue.

To add to these tragedies, I came to find that another friend was in a horrible accident over this last weekend which has put her on life support.

Life is something many of us take for granted, and it is not until we are faced with times like these that we come to understand how important it is to enjoy your life every second of everyday.

Life is too short to live for the fulfillment of someone else’s dreams or expectations. Your life is yours, and only yours. Do spend it always wishing you could do what makes YOU happy, while you are working for what people say is important.

My friend Cindy wrote this only a couple days before her death. I feel like it captures and expresses exactly what she wanted and what we all should realize.

“Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it”

– Cindy Caliguiran

Live for today.

Seize the day, and live everyday as if it were your last.

Get out and Live

20 May

As I started, what seemed to be a mundane and droogy day, I was able to come to a remarkable revelation.

Although not totally out of the blue, I truely got to experience what the surce of my burdens lie. They lie in technology.

technology? The thing that helps us with our everyday needs. The thing that helps us progress so much as a society. The one thing that we all utilize on a daily basis. The thing that allows me to covey this messege, and for you the reader to read it?

YES.

These technologies are causing us all to be stuck behind a wall of flashing electrons all day, instead of enjoying the beautiful life that surrounds us.

We waste countless hours on the internet, looking at things we don’t need and thinking about what we wish we had. All the while we are missing all of the great possibilites that are presented in front of us on a daily basis.

We must understand that life is what is going on around you. Litterally. Not what is on these screens we have found ourselves sitting behind for the majority of our days.

Get out and live! ….Literally