Category Archives: vacation

A Break from the Noise

In light of the days events, writing about A Perfect Moment seems callous and is quite hard. The media and even the people around me are all talking about war and death.  Everyone is waiting for the Trump speech in … Continue reading

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Swapping Travel Stories

Today’s Perfect Moment is a simple one. One of my coworkers is going to Vietnam and Cambodia in the upcoming months.  He is very excited about it.  He knows that I have visited both of those countries and really enjoyed … Continue reading

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The Same Destination

Unlike other trips, I am trying to plan well ahead for my trip to Colombia.  Today, for example, I went for my vaccinations.  I consider this quite prudent and I am happy I did it.  It wasn’t as straightforward as … Continue reading

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Vacation Decided

My next vacation is decided. I had had several contenders for the trip (Laos, Sri Lanka, Chile, Peru and Colombia) and after much indecision and repetitive research, I have decided to visit Colombia on my next vacation. The usual culprits … Continue reading

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Unstructured Time

Yesterday, I woke up to feed the cat and went back to bed. This is not a new phenomenon, but one that happens whenever I am not working or working late.  The cat has always had an early breakfast and … Continue reading

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Travel Planning (A good commute….finally)

My evening commute, which currently is often ruined by construction delays, suffers even more in winter because the darkness that neither the streetlights nor the car headlights can penetrate, robs me of the much-needed visual distraction the scenery provides.  On … Continue reading

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Little Tibet

I would describe myself as a computer user of moderate ability. I have a few blogs, an instagram account, and a facebook account or two.  While I consider this a big deal, most of my students can rhyme off a … Continue reading

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A Nice Day At Home

For the next couple of weeks, I am working a compressed work schedule. This means more teaching on the days I am at work, but also means more time off.  Today, was a day off. In the past, I used … Continue reading

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Getting Positive Email

  It was kind of a humdrum kind of day. It was so humdrum that I had to use an antiquated word like that to describe the day. I almost had to break out the “ennui”–but I couldn’t go that … Continue reading

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Riding with the B Group

On Friday, the topic of bucket lists came up. After some discussion and some correction, they asked me about mine and I explained that I don’t really have a lengthy bucket list, bur rather a lot of smaller interim goals.   … Continue reading

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