Dorm Food (Izakaya Honda Ya in J-Town)

Crowded. Cheap. Whatever. I didn’t think the food was particulary tasty, but the sake bombs were. I took a lot of photos but the next day, saw that most were blurry and I think it might be because I was pretty close to having alcohol poisoning by the time I left.

I don’t know why I drank so much, but it might be because I was with annoying people from USC. And the only way they’re tolerable is if I’m drunk. Plus, I wanted to show them how tough I am because, for whatever reason, they weren’t convinced enough when I told them about the fight I got into at the 1985 Orange County Spelling Bee Semi-Finals.

It also didn’t help when I showed them my chest tattoo that reads “Ivy League”. I’m so s-a-d.

December 4, 2016

Adventure Photographer Swims With Millions of Jellyfish

Ever wonder what it would be like to swim with jellyfish? Travel and adventure photographer Kien Lam fulfilled this fantasy by flying across the globe to Jellyfish Lake in Micronesia. Anyone who has been stung by a jellyfish can attest—it’s not a pleasant experience. But Jellyfish Lake in Palau is filled with millions of jellyfish that have evolved in a way that makes it safe for humans to swim in the same waters.

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December 3, 2016

Adventurous Photographer Treks to Remote Buddhist Village Before It Disappears

If you’re unfamiliar with Larung Gar, it may be because the small, remote town located in a far-flung corner of China has largely stayed out of the tourism spotlight. It is, however, a cultural and historical Tibetan treasure that has been undergoing tremendous changes in the past few decades, particularly in the midst of global controversy between Tibet and China.

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