Games Of My Life And What They Taught Me

This post is a nostalgia trip down memory lane, looking back at games I played and thinking of what they probably taught me.


Tetris was the first video game I ever played. It came in some sort of handheld device which ran on batteries that seemed to run out every week. Before you ask, it wasn’t a Gameboy (I never had one of those); it was literally a device with a tiny little screen in which you could play Tetris and Tetris alone.

Tetris Pieces
The version I played was in shades of gray; none of this colorful stuff!

Me and my brother played it obsessively. Since we only had one device, we took turns. I would always misplace the “Z” shaped pieces in the early game and that would always come back to bite me in the ass. So I guess that’s the first lesson I learned from gaming, as early as age five: planning ahead is always better than winging it (even if winging it is more fun). Continue reading “Games Of My Life And What They Taught Me”

Soundtracks are Underrated – Volume 5 – The Revenant

How much is there to say about soundtracks? Well, as it turns out, a lot; otherwise we wouldn’t be here writing volume FIVE of Soundtracks are Underrated.

Today, we are going to be facing down Mother Nature’s immense power, with a soundtrack that could’ve been pulled straight out of an Attenborough documentary, for a movie that could’ve easily been produced by National Geographic. Behold, The Revenant.

The Revenant Soundtrack
What does it take to win an Oscar?

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Review of Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve

I was in Honolulu on holidays last month and had the opportunity to visit Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve. The beach was ranked #1 in 2016 by Dr. Beach and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Hawaii with over one million visitors per year.

View of Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve
This one is going on Instagram #NoFilters

This gorgeous looking beach is home to turtles, seals, fish… and dead coral. After spending a day there, I left questioning what had happened to it over the years… This blog post is about the state of Hanauma Bay today and why I don’t believe the lessons from the past sixty years have been truly acknowledge by those responsible for protecting this unique marine ecosystem. Continue reading “Review of Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve”