Traveling The World 1 City & 1 Country at a Time...

Traveling The World 1 City & 1 Country at a Time...

World Traveler. Surfer / Snowboarder. Entrepreneur. Adventurer. Blogger & Father

World Traveler. Surfer / Snowboarder. Entrepreneur. Adventurer. Blogger & Father
@ Egypt Pyramids
Over 300 Cities & 35 Countries Traveled On My World Wide Adventure / Journey Thus Far: Australia, Mexico, Europe; Greece, Amsterdam, Italy, Vatican City, Monaco, Portugal, Spain, France, Middle East, Israel, Egypt, Sinai, Jordan, Morocco, USA, Canada, Thailand, Malaysia. I'm Currently Living & Traveling in Asia: Bali, Taipei, China, Japan & South Korea...

Welcome to My Video Travel Blog...Enjoy The Journey ; - )

Santorini, Greek Islands

Santorini, Greek Islands
Been on 6 of the 7 Continents

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Vancovuer Canucks NHL Finals!

This video (that was taken only a few blocks away from were I live downtown Vancouver) reminds me of the 2010 Winter Olympics when Canada won Gold vs USA and Vancouver went crazy! So stoked to see my home town Vancouver Canuck's heading to the Stanley Cup FINALS! This is the only time in 5 months that I wish I wasn;t in Asian and that I was back in Van to score tickets to a Stanley Cup game...

Go Canucks!

Monday, May 23, 2011

"Maybe" - By Michael Jordan

Maybe- By Michael Jordan

"Maybe it's my fault. Maybe I led you to believe it was easy when it wasn’t. Maybe I made you think my highlights started at the free throw line, and not in the gym. Maybe I made you think that every shot I took was a game winner. That my game was built on flash, and not fire. Maybe it’s my fault that that you didn’t see that failure gave me strength; That my pain was my motivation. Maybe I led you to believe that basketball was a God given gift, and not something I worked for… every single day of my life. Maybe I destroyed the game.

Or maybe your just making excuses."

-Michael Jordan

Sunday, May 22, 2011

"Cash is Trash" Why to Buy Gold & Silver

I love this book, LOVE IT!

I read it when I was 26 years old after I left my college after degree program (after I already had 1 degree and was going back to get a degree in Education / Teaching and thought, what am I doing still in school learning about stuff that really doesn't 'mean' anything?)

So instead, after reading this book I decided to start my first business doing surf trips. Surfveza Sessions..


Best decision I ever made because it led me down the exhilarating road to entrepreneurship.

Recently I have become very interested in learning about the economy and investing, because quite frankly, I knew nothing about it because they never taught these things in "school" (and also because I am pretty lazy and I don't wanna work for the next 40 years of my life, I would rather just travel and surf and be able to spend quality time with my son Ethan when he is older instead of trading my life for a bi weekly pay check...) So thats why I enjoy watching videos like this to improve my own education and to share it to help others...

I first heard of Mike Maloney from being a member & consultant with Wealth Masters International ( so I was really excited to just hear that Mike also released this DVD talking about world economy and how the "dollar" is a fiat currency (false, fake with no substance or backing behind it at all because the US and other governments have just turned on the printing press so much in return it has devalued the $ as we know it).

In his DVD, Rich Dad Poor Dad author Robert Kyosaki says "Cash is Trash" and that SILVER is the BIGGEST investment opportunity he has EVER seen!

Very interesting...

Here is the full documentary DVD I will connect you with for being one of my blog readers (thank you), and I HIGHLY suggest you share cause you are now one of the few that even know that this is happening...

Grocery story in LA Cali already is accepting gold and silver to pay for food.
This is just the beginning folks...

I think peoples financial education is gonna be the most important & valuable asset they can invest it in the future in regards to this unstable economy. Period.

If you want to learn more how you can get connected with this information & education, just email me at and I'll be happy to send you some more resources including access to a free webinar WMI does that explains the entire process of setting up a business and getting the connections / education for creating a financial game plan for yourself

Your friend on the inside,

WMI M3 Consultant,


Friday, May 20, 2011

"The Inspirer "

I have to admit...
I feel like a total dork because its Friday night in one of the biggest and best party cities in the WORLD and for the past 8h I have been obsessively studying the infamous Myers-Briggs 'Personality Test' and the famous Carl Jung's interpretations of it...

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(fyi: I am also staying in because I partied pretty hard last night,so I'm not a total dork a night off was in order...)

I also learned that 'partying & socializing' is a large part of my nature as I am labeled a 'people person' form the test results that I'll share below...

I can't believe that I am 30 years old and I am doing this test for the first time!

Why the heck do they teach algebra in school and not this stuff to help people find what jobs they should go for, and what kind of characteristics they have and how to benefit from them?

If you have never taken this test, DO IT asap! its incredibly interesting...

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Its also incredibly creepy & shocking how insanely accurate the results are.

I am an ENFP which translates to be an "Inspirer"

Here is the breakdown of what my personal results are, and if you know me, you will see the similarities clear as day.

"As an ENFP Inspirer, your primary mode of living is focused externally, where you take things in primarily via your intuition. Your secondary mode is internal, where you deal with things according to how you feel about them, or how they fit in with your personal value system.

ENFPs are warm, enthusiastic people, typically very bright and full of potential. They live in the world of possibilities, and can become very passionate and excited about things. Their enthusiasm lends them the ability to inspire and motivate others, more so than we see in other types. They can talk their way in or out of anything. They love life, seeing it as a special gift, and strive to make the most out of it.

ENFPs have an unusually broad range of skills and talents. They are good at most things which interest them. Project-oriented, they may go through several different careers during their lifetime. To onlookers, the ENFP may seem directionless and without purpose, but ENFPs are actually quite consistent, in that they have a strong sense of values which they live with throughout their lives. Everything that they do must be in line with their values. An ENFP needs to feel that they are living their lives as their true Self, walking in step with what they believe is right. They see meaning in everything, and are on a continuous quest to adapt their lives and values to achieve inner peace. They're constantly aware and somewhat fearful of losing touch with themselves. Since emotional excitement is usually an important part of the ENFP's life, and because they are focused on keeping "centered", the ENFP is usually an intense individual, with highly evolved values.

An ENFP needs to focus on following through with their projects. This can be a problem area for some of these individuals. Unlike other Extraverted types, ENFPs need time alone to center themselves, and make sure they are moving in a direction which is in sync with their values. ENFPs who remain centered will usually be quite successful at their endeavors. Others may fall into the habit of dropping a project when they become excited about a new possibility, and thus they never achieve the great accomplishments which they are capable of achieving.

Most ENFPs have great people skills. They are genuinely warm and interested in people, and place great importance on their inter-personal relationships. ENFPs almost always have a strong need to be liked. Sometimes, especially at a younger age, an ENFP will tend to be "gushy" and insincere, and generally "overdo" in an effort to win acceptance. However, once an ENFP has learned to balance their need to be true to themselves with their need for acceptance, they excel at bringing out the best in others, and are typically well-liked. They have an exceptional ability to intuitively understand a person after a very short period of time, and use their intuition and flexibility to relate to others on their own level.

Because ENFPs live in the world of exciting possibilities, the details of everyday life are seen as trivial drudgery. They place no importance on detailed, maintenance-type tasks, and will frequently remain oblivous to these types of concerns. When they do have to perform these tasks, they do not enjoy themselves. This is a challenging area of life for most ENFPs, and can be frustrating for ENFP's family members.

An ENFP who has "gone wrong" may be quite manipulative - and very good it. The gift of gab which they are blessed with makes it naturally easy for them to get what they want. Most ENFPs will not abuse their abilities, because that would not jive with their value systems.

ENFPs sometimes make serious errors in judgment. They have an amazing ability to intuitively perceive the truth about a person or situation, but when they apply judgment to their perception, they may jump to the wrong conclusions.

ENFPs who have not learned to follow through may have a difficult time remaining happy in marital relationships. Always seeing the possibilities of what could be, they may become bored with what actually is. The strong sense of values will keep many ENFPs dedicated to their relationships. However, ENFPs like a little excitement in their lives, and are best matched with individuals who are comfortable with change and new experiences.

Having an ENFP parent can be a fun-filled experience, but may be stressful at times for children with strong Sensing or Judging tendancies. Such children may see the ENFP parent as inconsistent and difficult to understand, as the children are pulled along in the whirlwind life of the ENFP. Sometimes the ENFP will want to be their child's best friend, and at other times they will play the parental authoritarian. But ENFPs are always consistent in their value systems, which they will impress on their children above all else, along with a basic joy of living.

ENFPs are basically happy people. They may become unhappy when they are confined to strict schedules or mundane tasks. Consequently, ENFPs work best in situations where they have a lot of flexibility, and where they can work with people and ideas. Many go into business for themselves. They have the ability to be quite productive with little supervision, as long as they are excited about what they're doing.

Because they are so alert and sensitive, constantly scanning their environments, ENFPs often suffer from muscle tension. They have a strong need to be independent, and resist being controlled or labelled. They need to maintain control over themselves, but they do not believe in controlling others. Their dislike of dependence and suppression extends to others as well as to themselves.

ENFPs are charming, ingenuous, risk-taking, sensitive, people-oriented individuals with capabilities ranging across a broad spectrum. They have many gifts which they will use to fulfill themselves and those near them, if they are able to remain centered and master the ability of following through.

Jungian functional preference ordering for ENFP:

Dominant: Extraverted Intuition
Auxiliary: Introverted Feeling
Tertiary: Extraverted Thinking
Inferior: Introverted Sensing

Other Inspirer's Include
# Charles Dickens[1]
# Martin Luther King Jr[1]
# Barack Obama[1]
Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain)
James Dobson ("Focus on the Family")
Bill Cosby (Ghost Dad)
Martin Short, actor-comedian
Robin Williams, actor, comedian (Dead Poet's Society, Mrs. Doubtfire)
Sandra Bullock, actor (Speed, While You Were Sleeping)
Robert Downey Jr.(Ironman)
Regis Philbin
Will Smith
Fictional Characters:
Balkie (Perfect Strangers)
Ariel (The Little Mermaid)
Steve Irkle

Sunday, May 15, 2011

More Nocternal (& Neon) Shenanigans...

This is were I have spent the majority of my time (and money)
Knee deep in Korea's epic nightlife / clubbing scene:
Every table has neon lights that change has a very cool vibe, I wish I had neon glowing tables at my place...

This 2nd vid was taken at 5am, place is still ROCKIN':

Cheers from the Soul of Seoul,

"Winning" in Asia,


韓 國 말 朝 语

Live from BUSAN, South Korea:

I found my first English speaking magazine called the "Haps" while I was on the beach in Busan the other day and since all I have seen in the past few months every where I look are these Korean characters I obviously don't understand (ie: 朝 语 ), so it was refreshing to see articles & words in a language I can understand...English!

Here is one from a guy who has been living in Busan Korea for 6 years named Chris Tharp...(trust me, I have only been here 6 months so 6 years is a LONG time and a lot of Kimchi to get used to if you know what I mean...)

Anyway, I really related to his piece on dating and 'love' in Korea...its pretty hilarious; enjoy:

"We are here. We have survived. After the cruelest winter in nearly one-hundred years, spring has finally staggered onto the Peninsula.

The sun slices through the haze of toxic Chinese dust just enough to warm our insides and change the ajummas’ perpetual scowls into mild frowns; punishing Siberian winds have been exchanged for soft ocean breezes; the emergence of the world’s best cherry blossoms draw more people than a free Stones concert in Japan, and young lovers stroll side-by-side along “aromatic” river banks, thinking about holding hands.

-- Despite the fact that the ol’ Confucius spirit is alive and well in Korea, real love still percolates and blooms, for this is the time of year when people of all classes, creeds, and races have but one thing on their minds: HOOKING UP. This is the springtime directive, and though I am sure to break hundreds of hearts when I say I am taken, this season of rebirth brings me back to my first year in Korea, and those early pangs of desire.

My first girl in Korea was tall and cool, with sleek black hair and a fondness for blue eye shadow. I met her just one week after being in country and couldn’t believe my luck. She introduced me to Korea, acting as a both tour guide and interpreter, and to this day I owe her a debt of gratitude.

It wasn’t all bliss, however. I soon discovered that she was an expert nagger, digging at me at every chance she could. Her favorite target being my ever-bloating gut, the result of a Cass binge that began my first hour in the country and, sadly, continues to this day.

“You have a big pot belly!” she’d admonish. “Why you have such big pot belly?”

“Uh, I don’t know, I just drink too much beer,” I’d weakly reply.

“You should stop eating dinner.”

Let’s be clear here: She wasn’t suggesting that I skip dinner that night, but rather that I give it up altogether. Can you imagine that? Giving up dinner? What would I say to my friends?
“Hey Chris. You wanna come grab a bite with us?”

“Sorry, guys. I can’t do it. I quit. I quit dinner. I’m on the dinner wagon. I’m in dinner recovery.”

We eventually parted ways and I got together with a wispy, red-haired English girl. I loved her and she loved me, only hers was the kind of love that evaporated every time I left the room. She finally evaporated out of the country, and again I was alone. Cue violins.

Next in line was another Korean girl. She was tiny and adorable, with bobbed hair and big, forever blinking eyes. On our first date we walked and held hands. At one point she turned to me, smiled, and said: “I love you, Chris!”

I was trapped. Here I was, on a side street near the main gate of Pusan National University, standing in front of a restaurant that specialized in BOTH coffee and spaghetti. What could I do but clear my throat and say:

“Uh… I love you… too… Bo-ra.”

I have been in relationships for more than a year without uttering those three fateful words, yet there I was, spitting them out on the first date. Dating Hello Kitty incarnate will do that to a man. Hello, Asia.

What I soon also realized was this: Little Bo-ra spoke no English – almost none. I couldn’t speak Korean, so what could we talk about? It was like dating a blow-up doll that required taxi fare. She was a master of the text message, however, and it didn’t take long before I was inundated.

“chris. u handsome.” (heart heart star heart triangle-eyed happy face)

“chris. where meet?” (star spiral heart heart winking kitten)

“chris. i miss you.” (spiral star heart heart upside down crying hedgehog)

The bits of English I could make out — but the codes? They were indecipherable, a gobbledygook of cute symbols, animals, and emoting faces. It was like some kind of Korean girl hieroglyphics, only I lacked the Kimchi stone.

The final text message I received needed no explanation, however. At 4:30 a.m. my sad phone buzzed, delivering the following missive:

“chris. i sorry. we have breakup.”

Live by the text message, die by the text message.

Now I am older — 40 years old — and wiser, yet still unmarried. Sometimes, when drinking with older Korean men, the subject comes up, causing them to suffer near-aneurysms. Their faces tremble and a frothy mixture of dong dong ju and spittle forms in the corners of their gasping mouths:

“But why? Why aren’t you married?? (shaking head) You must-uh!! You must-uh marry!!!” (slamming hand on table)

“I will, I will,” I assure them.

“But when? When???” they invariably ask, not even inquiring if I have anyone in mind yet.

Here’s where I pause, respectfully fill their bowl with more rice wine, and calmly state:

“Next spring, here in Korea, under the shroud of the world’s best cherry blossoms.”

This is usually enough to calm them down, at least for the time being."

Told ya...

Thanks Chris for sharing the same bizarre & baffling experiences we have all encountered after living & dating here.

The part that made me laugh was the text message break up b/c a few days ago I got a text message from a girl who wanted to 'take break'...I never knew we were even dating...

Korea...Go figure?

a very confused,


Wednesday, May 11, 2011

This is How We Dougie In Korea

Main Club Area's in Seoul:
Gangnam Freedom

Itaewon Freedom

Its 5am, and the party is just getting warmed up @ these places...epic behavior.



Tuesday, May 10, 2011

I Believe...

A Birth Certificate shows that we were born
A Death Certificate shows that we died
Pictures show that we lived!
Have a seat . Relax . . .
And read this slowly.

I Believe...
That just because two people argue,
It doesn't mean they don't love each other.
And just because they don't argue,
It doesn't mean they do love each other.

I Believe...
That we don't have to change friends if
We understand that friends change.

I Believe....
That no matter how good a friend is,
they're going to hurt you every once in a while
and you must forgive them for that.

I Believe...
That true friendship continues to grow,
even over the longest distance..
Same goes for true love.

I Know...
That you can do something in an instant
That will give you heartache for life . . . . . . . . . .

I Know....
That it's taking me a long time
To become the person I'd like to be.

I Believe...
That you should always leave loved ones with
Loving words. It may be the last time you see them.

I Know....
That you can keep going long after you think you can't.

I Believe....
That we are responsible for what
We do, no matter how we feel.

I Believe...
That either you control your attitude or it controls you.

I Believe...
That heroes are the people who do what has to be done when it needs
to be done, regardless of the consequences.

I Believe . . . . .
That my best friend and I can do anything or nothing and have a great time.

I Believe....
That sometimes the people you expect to kick you when you're down
will be the ones to help you get back up.

I Believe...
That sometimes when I'm angry
I have the right to be angry,
But that doesn't give me the right to be cruel.

I Believe....
That maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you've had
And what you've learned from them and less to do with how many
birthdays you've celebrated.

I Believe....
That it isn't always enough,
to be forgiven by others.
Sometimes, you have to learn to forgive yourself..

I Know . . . . . .
That no matter how bad your heart is broken
the world doesn't stop for your grief.

I Believe....
That our background and circumstances
may have influenced who we are,
But, we are responsible for who we become.

I Believe.....
Two people can look at the exact same
Thing and see something totally different.

I Know ....
That your life can be changed in a matter of
Hours by people who don't even know you.

I Know...
That even when you think you have no more to give,
When a friend cries out to you -
you will find the strength to help.

I Know...
That credentials on the wall
do not make you a decent human being.

I Know...
That some of the people you care about most in life
are taken from you too soon.

I Believe...
That you should send this to
all of the people that you believe in, I just did.

I know . . . . .
'The happiest of people don't necessarily
have the best of everything;
They just make the most of everything they have.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Computer's Replaced Waitresses...Finally :-)

I was both shocked, saddened but also kinda happy when I saw this video:

Recently, since I have been out of the North American "dining out & tipping culture" since living here in Asia, it kinda made me realize that some (not all) but enough waitresses I have been 'served' by back home, came across as kinda like soft core 'legalized prostitutes'...

Allow me to explain, in reality, most waitresses in North America are very provocatively dressed while serving mostly groups of drunken men in restaurants, lounges and bars while they are essentially selling themselves in order to get tips...(due to the fact they just make minimum wage).

However, I have had alot of very professional and proper waitresses that were a pleasure to interact with and enhanced the whole 'dining out experience' but for the most part, the constant attempts at 'up sells' during the meal and drinks are usually very annoying...

Furthermore, the last few girls I dated were all waitresses, and it didn't take long to realize that they weren't really good 'girlfriend' material...working in that industry (of course, that's just my own personal experience...I have also dated some GREAT girls that were waitresses / bar tenders too that I am still super close with, you know who you are :)

In technology taking over the world?

Yes it son just told me the other day that his mom bought him a cell phone...he is only 7.


Sunday, May 1, 2011

Trump VS Obama

The gloves came off in this match, first round goes to Obama, Trump looks PISSED!

Ding Ding, round two coming soon to hear Trumps come back...

See you ring side,



An eye for an eye & the entire world would be blind" Ghandi

Not sure if this was the best "revenge tactic" but history is now written in Bin Laden's fate.

9/11 Recap, 10 years later Via Charlie Sheen (perhaps Charlie should be Mr. President)


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