I had a nice outing to LA's Thai Town last weekend, where there was a street festival for Songkran, the Thai lunar new year. The last time I celebrated Songkran was in Chiang Mai, a historic city in Thailand near its border with Myanmar. I particularly enjoyed seeing the cultural expressions from different regions in Thailand—something that I didn't get to witness while celebrating in Thailand. Here are a few photos from the morning!Read More
Never could I have imagined the shape my peregrinations would take when in November, 2015, I left my home in Los Angeles to travel the world, aiming to set foot in Europe, Asia, Africa, and South America. Although I return home without setting foot in South America, and only in Ethiopia as for Africa, in retrospect, I feel pretty good about having spent far more time in Asia than I anticipated. Namely, India, which I called my home away from home for just shy of a year...Read More
“What’s the name of your hostel?”
“Mai Thik Hoo” ...Read More
I am excited to announce that I will be suspending my travels indefinitely to live and work in India. Mai Thik Hoo is an organization I founded along with four of the loveliest of people: Frites-baba (UK), Amelie (Germany), Hitesh (India), and Rakesh (India). The purpose of Mai Thik Hoo is to study and promote the practices that make people happy. Our labs take the form of live-in environments where guests are invited to reside and participate in a daily program consisting of activities scientifically shown to improve human well-being...Read More
Delhi, You are hella whack but fun all the same. If you were a cheese you'd be jalapeno cheddar -- not something I'd put on my bagel every morning but a titillating late night snack. Delhi, you are...Read More
I’m back in Delhi now and working hard on curating my images from the last month and a half in Rishikesh as well as my recent trip to Agra (home of the Taj Mahal).
I just have to take a break from that work and write a quick post to share the experience of my Bollywood debut. I will be starring as a Welsh wrestling coach in the film Dangal (Disney Studio India), which is slated for release in late 2016. The sports biopic is based on the story of a father who taught his two daughter wrestling. The daughters won the gold and silver medals in the 2010 Commonwealth Games....
Maldonado JKD teaches self-defense, contemporary Jeet Kune Do, and mixed martial arts, out of Burbank. I met up with him to do a professional exchange of photography for a crash course in martial arts based self-defense. Maldonado JKD is an intuitive teacher and, although we only trained for a mere two hours, he gave me some solid techniques to work on and seriously piqued my interested in getting deeper into martial arts. Check out his website.
This is my inaugural post and will be a simple dedication it to my dog Oreo (aka "Zen Master") who passed away recently. Thanks for the lessons on life and love Oreo.
“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.”