• Got the Strathcona job! Be there a couple days before April 1st
  • Reread 12 Rules for Life
  • Reread Hunter Thompson correspondence
  • Read Quiet by Susan Cain. about being introverted. also read Vagabonding
    • and read The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom
  • March 12: 2nd Psycholinguistics test! (last is April 9)
  • March 14: Book review assignment due (sociology)
  • April 11: take-home assignment (sociology) due, assigned on the 4th.
  • Travel/adventure podcasts:
    • Extreme Travel Odysseys
    • Tangentially Speaking (TOMA episodes)
    • Extra Pack of Peanuts
    • Travel Stories
    • Rick Steves (YouTube only)
    • Ari Shaffir's Skeptic Tank (episodes 219 Thailand, 276 scotland, 277 general travel, 281 while driving through iceland, 290 Soppong cave exploring, 294 Cambodia, 298 Montreal, 309 NYC but talk about travel, 324 Melbourne, Henry Rollins episode)
    • Counting Countries
    • What the Pho
    • The World Wanderers
    • Yeah, Let's Go There
  • Soul Night (alcohol will make you do it)
  • No Rockies: Vietnam
    • someone said go to any party street in SE Asia sober and you will hate every white face you see
    • (aside: record your journey with audio. record the music of the places you see. record the ambient sound of the different nature spots. vocalize your thoughts.)
    • (aside: remember to motorbike the length of the country. bring a hammock. make sure to get to Cambodia as well. a must.)
    • (aside: as originally planned all those years ago, use Vietnam income as fuel for world travel. your life will *truly* begin if you can do this. you will unlock all the doors you've been wanting to unlock. workaway, money, travel, pay off debt, become more well-rounded. literally 0.00% downsides.)
    • (aside: in your free time in Vietnam and with your free money, you can buy all kinds of photography/videography gear. you could pursue all your artistic passions and have the freedom to do so!!!!!!!)
    • Da Nang is first choice. people say it's much less polluted and noisy than Hanoi and you can get a huge 2-bedroom apartment on the beach for no more than $500/month. 2nd choice Hai Phong, 3rd Hanoi. (note: da nang may be harder to get work at first, whereas hanoi it's impossible not to get work they say)
    • $30/day is reported as way more than enough.
    • $2000 will give you at least 6 weeks of free travel through the country and surrounding areas. at least 6 weeks, probably longer if you stretch it. that would give you more than enough time to find work.
    • if you save $3000 you can go.
    • others have said to bring $2000 "to be safe" so you could hack it with less. but do $2k (after airfare).
    • just read someone else say they brought $2k and lived well for 6 weeks, didn't feel the need to look for work until 6 weeks in.
    • just read another who said he's at his first job making $1300USD/month which is more than I make now for double the hours, and he's also saving $700USD/month "literally not worrying about money at all, could save more if I tried".
    • another who says 'don't bother with any degree or anything, just show up and get a job. i did. $25/hr right out of the gate. i work 28 hours a week and save $1500 to $2000/month)
    • remember Matt Heyda, Saigon
  • Mulvey Flea Market and Canteen!!
  • Vaccine
  • March 5 film w/ your music in it! 8PM Good Will, free pass. Just do it! Drink if you gotta!
  • Jobs:
  • amateur filmmaking:
  • Summer: use milkweed to raise monarch butterflies
  • Paper on suicide rates in upper vs. mid vs. lower class
may 26 2018 ∞
mar 3 2019 +