I love traveling. (Who doesn’t?)
In this part of the website I will share my various travels around the world, including tips and tricks to help you pack, prepare and prosper with your own adventures.
Whether I’m traveling to backwater villages in China or going on a pasta-eating exploration of Italy, you’ll get a front row view of how I approach my particular style of traveling and learn how you can do the same.
Stick around for lots more stuff here on the blog! 🙂
My Latest Adventures
Whether I’m writing about my travels, minimalist packing or one of my language learning projects, you can read all about it here on my adventure blog!
As you prepare a wushu training trip or to go compete abroad, these minimalist travel tips will help you stay light and prime for wherever life takes you.read more
If you’re heading to China for a few weeks of intense training, why not pick up some essentials of Chinese so that you can get the most from your trip? In this post I share with you 9 “hacks” to quickly get up to speed with survival Chinese.read more
As I embark on an 8 week intensive Japanese language learning “mission” I share my game plan for refreshing this long-dormant language from the recesses of my mind.read more
Thanks to technologies like Evernote, I’m able to plan and implement stress-free trips to anywhere I might want to go. In this post I share a video detailing my system.read more
My approach to minimalist packing for maintaining a flexible and open-minded approach to your travels.read more
How can you super-charge your study of a foreign language through the practice of cultural arts? It’s all about creating a context for the language in your life.read more
My method for passive-immersive language learning. Ideal for those who don’t have a lot of time to spare in a place where they don’t speak the language.read more
A look at my personal challenge to own as many things as the years I’ve lived. Can you own your age?read more
While most of us recovered from the workout with the Beijing Team people started filtering in to NWTC to watch the Demo by the Beijing Team. It was a pretty full house as you can see from the pictures. Among the illustrious audience members was Michael Jai White of Spawn fame. He was on the other side of the room from me, but what the hey.read more
So Matt, Peter, Tony (all from the U.C. Irvine Wushu Club) and I hopped in Matt’s car and jetted over to the National Wushu Training Center in Huntington Beach. We were some of the first people there, along with Lilly (also from the UCI club).read more
I left work early in order to make my way to U.C. Irvine and catch some of their workout. Matt Wong, my kind host and source of my lodging while in Southern California, told me that the club met at 7:30 pm near the location of the collegiate tournament, but since it was spring break at U.C. Irvine, they would be working out outdoors.read more
During the 1999 U.S. Tour of the Beijing Wushu Team I was fortunate to have another opportunity to train with the Beijing Wushu Team. This time it would be at my wushu school, Wushu West, in Berkeley, California.read more
The day after the 3rd annual collegiate tournament many people from the tournament went to Magic Mountain. It was billed as a “hang out with the Beijing Team at Magic Mountain!” event, but knowing how things work, I didn’t expect that would be the case. I actually had a really great time hanging out with my friendsread more
Recently I had the opportunity to see Six-String Samurai with the star of the movie, Jeffrey Falcon. The following is a (rather sloppy) review I wrote for Rotten Tomatoes, a movie review web site run by one of my co-workers, Senh Duong.read more
Well … Nationals are at last over and I must say that it was a great experience all around. I’ll give you a run down of all the stuff I did. Some of it will be relevant and some of it will be downright boring.read more