Kevin

Saigon is a chaotic city with something completely bizarre, funny, interesting, or confusing pretty much on every block. “Sidewalks” are all relative- people drive their motorbikes on sidewalks, and block them with tables, chairs, fruit stands, grills, and parked motorbikes. Here’s a look at a few samples of the hilarity: I left Saigon this morning and took an 8 hour bus ride to Dalat, in the mountains. Interesting scenery along the way, and Dalat looks really cool so far. It’s much cooler here temperature-wise. And, Continue

That was the average age of US soldiers being drafted into the war. As I learned from the hit song from the 80’s: Sunday, I went to the War Remnants museum here in Saigon with one of the DC members, Stacey. As expected, it was a blast of sobering reality in addition to being a sock to the gut. 4 floors of pictures, quotes, stories, maps, weapons, and relevant info regarding the war. I took only a few select pictures of mostly quotes I found Continue

First full day in Saigon and it was…full! Saigon and Ho Chi Minh are interchangeable as it turns out. “Same Same” as my taxi driver on the way in said. Went for a walk this morning and went about 2 blocks and this guy pulls up on a motorbike next to me and starts asking me where I’m from, and says he’s moving to CA next year and does the whole rapport bulding thing. He was selling me on taking me around town and down Continue

New year, new country. I’m off to Vietnam for 2 weeks, 2 days. In fact, I just got in to my hotel in Ho Chi Minh a little while ago! Just a quick wrap up of my travel day and will have more soon, with pics! Flights- Not terrible. I totally forgot, the long flight to Bejing wasn’t overnight! They didn’t really shut down so people could sleep. The lights were dim but there were these two older Chinese guys in the row next to Continue

I put this post up a week ago, but put it up as a page by mistake. Oh boy! Piers Morgan had Alex Jones on to debate gun legalization: Um….yeah it’s been hot to trot around the internets today and just wanted to throw in a few comments to the fray. Kind of a classic example of he who has the better arguments does not always win the debate! I never have watched Morgan. I rarely watch TV and find news and news programs to Continue

I completely forgot to link to my interview on The Stateless Man radio show! The recording was really poor due to me being on my cell phone, but I enjoyed getting a chance to chat with the host Fergus Hodgson about a previous blog post of mine “Why It’s Stupid to Stress Over Money“. Anyway, I’m on the first segment, on this page the link is in the November shows: http://overseasradio.com/stateless-man/ I’ve listened to some of Fergus’ other shows and really enjoy the combination of Continue

My latest update from the beach. Wow that second video was really shaky! It can only get better from here I think. Here’s an article about Heart Rate Variability Training, which is what I’m doing with the EmWave that I mentioned: http://www.bulletproofexec.com/how-to-biohack-your-courage-using-the-wizard-of-oz-and-heart-rate-variability/ And here’s my twitter: http://twitter.com/kevinkoskella

Today marks my 2 month anniversary of moving in to my place right near Mission Beach in San Diego. I would call this my honeymoon! It’s pretty much living in paradise as far as the setting- I walk about 20 steps to the sand! And the beach is no joke- wide open and usually almost no one on it. This is the beauty of San Diego non-summmer. No crowds and usually good weather. It’s been fun living here and I definitely get my exercise, being Continue

So….today was election day in America, and some people get all excited and riled up. Many people like to argue about the left vs. the right, or about the latest proposed law that’s either going to “save” the state or destroy it. Me, I don’t vote. I actually take what the late George Carlin said a few years ago to heart: I have solved this political dilemma in a very direct way: I don’t vote. On Election Day, I stay home. I firmly believe that Continue

After reading this article on Cracked.com on 5 Ways Your Brain Tricks You Into Sticking With Bad Habits, it dawned on me how much of this is true, even in my own life. It’s very easy to keep bad habits but much harder to change. And the point they made in the article that so many people fall trapped into is this idea that the person they are in the future is a completely different person than who they are now. It’s as if at Continue