The Unfixable, Unhackable, Untenable New Macbook... →
For those of you who like me, are contemplating on getting brand new Apple laptops, check out the very informative, contemplative article above. Then remember The Story of Electronics? If not, watch the video here. The above article and the post on The Story of Electronics should serve as tools to help guide you accordingly in your laptop purchase, or your purchase of anything for that matter. ...
Packing My Life in 10kgs (plus giveaway teaser)
I’m down to 2 weeks, and I had hoped to have my bags pretty much packed and ready to go at this point. Just so I avoid the last-minute scatterbrainedness of things. Alas, that is not how my world works, because that is not how my mind works. And I am pretty sure that I’ll be tweaking my packing list up until a day before my trip. Life in 10kgs No matter what happens, I intend to...
Preparing For "Battle": 16 Days To Go
After having a minor panic attack when I reached the 30-day countdown to my 2.5-month trip around Asia, I am now down to 16 days. And I feel like a soldier getting ready for war…the kind that happens in one’s mind. Think anticipation vs. anxiety. [[MORE]] After hearing horror stories from different travel bloggers, paying the credit card charges for my tickets, still not having a...
The Nomad Manager Setup
Sort of “geeked out” this weekend. That and my previous post on my portable desktop have thus compelled me to write my own version of The Setup, just because I find it interesting to know what tools other people use, and because I’m a big advocate of some of the tools I use, so I hope sharing them with you will benefit you as well. :) [[MORE]] Who are you, and what do you do? I’m Jen,...
Why I Am Traveling With A Portable Desktop...
Several months ago, my Macbook’s battery died, as in unresuscitatable death, the second time in Wasabi’s almost 5 years of life with me. [[MORE]] I’ve been wanting a Macbook Air ever since I acknowledged the need to slim down my setup to support a nomad-friendly lifestyle, starting with the Kindle. Getting to my ideal setup is a slow and deliberate process because I am all for...
Seeking "Discomfort" & Discovering Your Passions
In a previous post, I theorized that passion is living uncomfortably on purpose, and briefly mentioned taking a Passion Test Workshop (based on the book by Janet and Chris Attwood) with Lois Yasay or We Are Sole Sisters. Finding your true passions and living your ideal life really necessitate stripping down your life and getting rid of the non-essentials, which you might have thought were...
DREAMER & DOER: Alessandra Lanot of Pipino...
[I’m starting this segment, DREAMER & DOER, to feature various inspiring people I meet, and whom I believe you guys can draw inspiration from as well. I’ll be featuring travelers, entrepreneurs, vegetarians, yogis, designers, writers, planeteers, or people who are a ridiculous mix of this all…the big dreamers who are also big doers; turning their passion into action.] I’ve gotten to know...