Work

Helmand: The Alter-Ego

Mission: Immersion and Training on Dining Facility (DFAC) Food Service Inspection for 5 daysLocation: Lashkar Gah, Helmand Nothing like a perfect example of the saying “Be careful what you wish for…” I wished for it, I got it. Yet I forgot to be specific enough that I was sent to…H-E-L-M-A-N-D!!!The name of the place alone brings fear… It is like being… Continue reading Helmand: The Alter-Ego

Travel

Day 4 Mexico: I Want My Sunshine

  Mexican summer, I learned, also happens to be the rainy season with the most rainfall happening in July (the time when I go visit)… Isn’t it ironic? Summer in the rain?   That got me started monitoring weather forecasts as early as 2 months prior. It also caused me to include weather in my… Continue reading Day 4 Mexico: I Want My Sunshine

Travel

Once-in-a-Lifetime Christmas Recipe: Step 1 – Christmas Eve Vatican Mass

 Planning a European trip is difficult. Especially if you don’t have a lot of time and you have a budget to work around with… Due to various reasons, I changed plans several times when itineraries were almost complete with costs, schedules and the whole nine yards… But things happen for a reason. And all those reasons led me to the best… Continue reading Once-in-a-Lifetime Christmas Recipe: Step 1 – Christmas Eve Vatican Mass