Pack your alter ego – International travel tip

Admit it! Deep inside you, there is a wild child — or perhaps a sophisticate? — waiting to get out. Pack those outfits you’ve been too afraid to wear. Remember, on vacation you run the show! You can be whomever you want!

Since no one knows you, there are no preconceived notions … except your own. Express those hidden personality traits you’re usually too shy to reveal.

That green eyeshadow doesn’t have to continue gathering dust, neither does the purple feathered fedora. Vacation is about enjoying yourself. Have fun and show off!

[Photo: Flickr | dreamglow pumpkincat210]

Happy Feet Indonesian Style

Maybe it’s due to a throwback from my Peace Corps days, but I love this video. I’m also intrigued by the guy who made it. Happy Dance basically is a bunch of Indonesian kids dancing to jazz music, although, whoever directed and edited this captured the essence of bliss. This is charming with a capital C. According to KentClark3’s profile, he’s 87. I’m not sure if I believe him. I don’t know why, but maybe he is. Another intriguing detail about KentClark3 is that he also posts chapters of his novel on his blog, Jakarta Kid. The novel is a fictitious account of being an expat living in Jakarta. If you look at the photo of the boy in the blog and look at the video, see if the same boy plays the main character.