Life Moments

Avoiding Burning To Death At The Radisson Blu Royal Hotel Dublin

Avoiding Burning To Death At The Radisson Blu Royal Hotel Dublin

I was surprised how expensive hotels are in Dublin. If you’re looking for a place to stay around Dublin city center, expect to pay $250+ per night. That’s just the starting point for hotel pricing, the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel was $400/night…if you used cash. […]

Dublin Airport Review: Mentally Prepare Yourself For Chaos

Dublin Airport Review: Mentally Prepare Yourself For Chaos

Dublin Airport (DUB) is absolute chaos.  From arriving to departing, it’s an airport I’ll definitely avoid in the future when possible.

Fast Food Chronicles: Eating At KFC In Iceland

Fast Food Chronicles: Eating At KFC In Iceland

Let’s be honest here, fried chicken is delicious.  When done correctly, the crispy texture of the outside skin combined with the juicy meat is a symphony of balance.  Especially with Colonel’s herbs and spices, I enjoy trying KFC when traveling. A lot of other travelers […]

Spending A Long 19-hour Layover In Iceland

Spending A Long 19-hour Layover In Iceland

After arriving in Iceland from Los Angeles, I had 19-hours to kill before arriving continuing to Dublin.  The plan: Rent-a-car, hangout in the Blue Lagoon, eat at Habibi, sleep in the car and then go to the airport.  Most of that plan failed.

Renting A Car In Iceland: A Heroic Tale Of Survival

Renting A Car In Iceland: A Heroic Tale Of Survival

If you’re licensed in the US to drive a vehicle, you can drive in Iceland without any additional paperwork.  It seems crazy but you can. Even if you have no idea what the street signs mean and and how “roundabouts” work, you can legally drive […]

Ramen Review: Japan’s Ichiran Ramen Chain

Ramen Review: Japan’s Ichiran Ramen Chain

Ichiran Ramen is a very popular ramen chain restaurant that can be found throughout Japan and around the world.  The first Ichiran was established in Fukuoka making it a specialty dish for the city. There are several locations throughout the city which are all marked […]

Memoirs From Marugame: Everything I Learned To Appreciate

I told some of my coworkers at Disney about the restaurant job. They thought I was doing the job for fun, that’s not correct.  I’m doing the job for pain.  Pain to have a much greater appreciation for everything I do.  Also to understand more […]

Memoirs From Marugame: Day 10 and My 2 Weeks Notice

Memoirs From Marugame: Day 10 and My 2 Weeks Notice

Not much to report on Day 10. I don’t find the job very difficult and now find it boring.  I think I’d be comfortable quitting knowing that it’s just because I’m bored and not because the job is too painful. By comparison to my office […]

Memoirs From Marugame: Destroyed Hands – Day 9

Memoirs From Marugame: Destroyed Hands – Day 9

It’s my 9th day working at a restaurant and I’m very tired of it. I think It’s mostly cause it’s boring. Anytime I’m learning something new and interesting time passes by quickly.  If it’s boring, time stands still.

Memoirs From Marugame: Cash Me Inside – Day 8

Memoirs From Marugame: Cash Me Inside – Day 8

Day 8 and I’m the cashier again today. I’d gladly do this than washing dishes.  It’s probably the easiest job at the restaurant but I’m getting further from my goals of becoming a cook.