Detoxification Retreat Review – Part 2

My hut at New Body & Mind Day 3 A few breakthroughs today. 1. Unguided meditation. Today's meditation session was only guided (i.e. with someone telling you what to do) for a few minutes. The rest of the time was our own to let our minds go. Now, I'm not great at meditation; it's hard … Continue reading Detoxification Retreat Review – Part 2

Detoxification Retreat Review – Part 1 of 3

**Warning: This is really long. 😦 I'm only posting the first part of three at the moment because we are unable to upload images at this location. If I posted ALL of it without pictures, it would be an unnavigable wall of text! If we are still unable to upload any pictures by tonight/tomorrow, then … Continue reading Detoxification Retreat Review – Part 1 of 3

Taman Negara – Day 2

Taman Negara, widely touted as the world's oldest primary rainforest ("Yes! It's even older than the Amazon!" read the brochures), is nonetheless a beautiful destination to explore. Though not independently confirmed as the "oldest," much to the chagrin of local tourist companies, it is dated at approximately 130 million years old, and has the added … Continue reading Taman Negara – Day 2

In Memoriam of Friendly Fur

Tioman was beautiful, it was everything that Rhys said it was, but I wanted to relate one specific incident that caught me hard. Nikki, I would recommend having tissues. There are thousands of semi-feral cats all over Malaysia, and Tioman was no exception. Some are looked after, a few are true "pets," but most beg … Continue reading In Memoriam of Friendly Fur

The Silent Speaks…

Ahhh, Asia. Nothing makes the memories flood back like the little touches – squeezing onto a rush-hour train so crowded that falling over isn’t just not a concern, it’s an impossibility; various shops and stalls lining every free square inch of space selling food that can’t be pronounced easily with a lazy Middle-American tongue used … Continue reading The Silent Speaks…

Qu’est’ce que c’est? – Fire, Trial by…

(Warning - NSFW. Language.) Well, Cirebon is cheaper, but I can't tell you much else about it. I tried not to write much about my growing unease in Java, partially because I didn't want to give solidity to any kind of fear. I am notoriously stubborn. It's true I had some questionable-at-best experiences in Yogya, … Continue reading Qu’est’ce que c’est? – Fire, Trial by…