NPS (Nail Patella Syndrome) – General Clinical Presentation

Hey Everyone! Rare diseases – there are a ton of them, right? They can often times be difficult to treat just because they are not as common, the population may be widespread, and there just simply hasn’t been much research done to effectively help the people and remain “evidence-based.” I’ve decided to try to undergoContinue reading “NPS (Nail Patella Syndrome) – General Clinical Presentation”

The Generalist PT

It’s 2018. I’ve been out of PT school for about 2.5 years now. Time flies, right? I can’t believe it. I’ve been working in acute care mainly, a little PRN help in SNFs and outpatient facilities… Ya know, the typical post-grad-need-to-pay-off-my-loans thing. Meanwhile, I feel like everyone around me is getting certified in a millionContinue reading “The Generalist PT”

Travel on a Budget: 2 Days in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

After my few days in Singapore, I headed to Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. I took the bus from Singapore to KL which ended up being about 6-7 hours total, with 2 stops at customs/immigration, and a rest stop in the middle. Many people recommend flying as it is not much more expensive (maybe $60 comparedContinue reading “Travel on a Budget: 2 Days in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia”

Japan: To Yokosuka and Beyond

While I’ve traveled many places this past year, there’s one place I now call home – Yokosuka, Japan! Whether you are stationed here for the military, living abroad here (or nearby in Yokohama or Tokyo), or just traveling temporarily, I’m sure you will be looking for things to do! I have been to a fewContinue reading “Japan: To Yokosuka and Beyond”

Frostbite on the way up, Sunburn on the way down: Mt. Fuji Night Hike

Hiking Mt. Fuji is one of the main reasons younger tourists come to Japan nowadays. As my husband and I began our research, we found there were a decent number of blogs, youtube videos, and lots of Instagram posts describing each person’s experience. While my husband had hiked it once before, I had not. AndContinue reading “Frostbite on the way up, Sunburn on the way down: Mt. Fuji Night Hike”

Simple Ways to Save Money

**Blog updated on 9/20/17** Attention Californians (and a few other states/cities)!! Ever since moving to San Diego, Scott and I signed up for OhmConnect. You make simple money for simply turning your lights off for a few hours — crazy and EASY. We use the time to sit outside, go to the gym, go toContinue reading “Simple Ways to Save Money”

Love, Pray, Eat… Or Something Like That: Bali

Ahh Bali, my final destination on this short journey! Well, except I did return to Japan after, but that’s another story. Bali was certainly the “pray” part of my trip. My flight left Thailand around 10 PM, leaving me with a 5 hour layover in Singapore throughout the night. Upon arrival, I tried to findContinue reading “Love, Pray, Eat… Or Something Like That: Bali”

Love, Pray, Eat… Or Something Like That: Thailand

Okay, so I was kind of going to claim Japan as my “Eat” category, but if I’m going to be honest, I ate so much EVERYWHERE. No shame, I couldn’t help it! I am going to classify Thailand as the “Love” because I 1) loved it here and 2) felt so much love from allContinue reading “Love, Pray, Eat… Or Something Like That: Thailand”

To Fly or Not to Fly?

Hi everyone! **updated January 2018** In an effort to assist with future flight recommendations for others as well as myself, I am working on creating an ongoing list of different airlines I have taken, when I flew with them, and how the flight went. I hope this helps in your travel endeavors! JetStar Japan-2018: ComparedContinue reading “To Fly or Not to Fly?”