Monthly Archives: January 2014

Open Water Diving: An Introduction

The first rule of scuba diving is: do not hold your breath. Ever. Especially if you are 60 feet deep in the ocean and see a Giant Trevally trolling by that looks as big as a windshield on a minivan. Go ahead and hyperventilate if you must; the mixture of nitrogen and oxygen in the […]

Chasing the NFL Playoffs

The cell phone vibrated on the nightstand in the pre-dawn darkness. Eventually, I rolled over and grabbed it, peering groggily at a text message. It was my driver, announcing his presence at the bottom of the condo building in which I reside. I’d arranged a ride to Manila’s only 24-hour sports bar to watch the […]