Health benefits of coffee vs tea [infographic]

Since both tea and coffee have health benefits yet a few drawbacks, why choose? I love coffee, but enjoy green tea in the morning. I should probably balance it out more with less coffee and more tea, but in case you were wondering why drink either, here’s a great infographic. (click on the image for the full graphic with more information)  Read more

Steve Jobs says Apple board grants him medical leave of absence

Steve Jobs says Apple board grants him medical leave of absence “Apple CEO Steve Jobs today sent the following email to all Apple employees: Team, At my request, the board of directors has granted me a medical leave of absence so I can focus on my health. I will continue as CEO and be involved in major strategic decisions for the company. I have asked Tim Cook to be responsible for all of Apple’s day to day operations. I haveRead more

Movember: Donating my face (growing a cheezy moustache) for a month in support of prostate cancer – want to help?

This Movember, the month formerly known as November I’ve decided to donate my face to raising awareness about prostate cancer.  My donation and commitment is the growth of a moustache for the entire month of Movember, which I know will generate conversation, controversy and laughter. I’m doing this because 4,400 men die of prostate cancer in Canada each year and one in six men will be diagnosed during his lifetime. This is a cause that I feel passionately about andRead more

Our puppy, Bailey, has parvovirus – a deadly disease affecting dogs

Last Thursday we took home a beautiful purebred American Cocker Spaniel; we named her Bailey. Born in November, she’s only 10 weeks old. We drove quite far to see her, the breeder had a litter of 6 total, and we were able to see the mother on the spot. Our friends came with us and actually bought her sister as well, named her Daisy. She had her first round of shots and papers to certify her pedigree. All seemed rightRead more

Earning supplemental income: Part 2 – Ideas and brainstorming

This is the second part of a series I’m devoting toward making supplemental income. Consider it a glimpse into my own experimentation. If I crash and burn, you’ll get a front row seat. After posing the question I received an abundance of helpful and interesting responses. The majority of which were centered around photography. A list of suggestions (in the order they were posted): Wedding photography Side business from passions iPhone app creation Publish a photo book Indonesian stock marketRead more

My friend's sudden heart attack and his quick thinking (only 38yrs old)

My good friend and former co-worker (he left Indonesia last year) startled us all with news that he’d suffered a sudden heart attack after playing basketball. This is a man who has less than 10% bodyfat, eats well, and exercises on a daily basis. We were all absolutely shocked by the news, and it was only his quick thinking that saved his life. Unfortunately, I can’t imagine what would have happened had this occurred in Jakarta, considering the lack ofRead more