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We begin today!

One of the original titles for this blog was going to be “The Rice They Carried.” But sadly, I already had used that title for a docu-drama/mockumentary I made on Asian American stereotypes back in high school (The Rice They Carried). However, I’m no big fan of recycling titles and “The Monsoon Diaries” has been a worthy upgrade.

Anyways, side tangent aside, we leave in less than 2 hours. And some of you (including Annah) are wondering “what the hell should be packed?” Well, ladies and gentlemen, I had some spare time to demonstrate the wonders of OCD-space management:

MEDICINE BAG

  1. 1% hydrocortisol cream
  2. Antibacterial cream
  3. Antibiotic for skin infections (amoxicillin/clavulanate/cephalexin)
  4. Antihistamines (certirizine for day/promethazine for night)
  5. Tylonel & Advil
  6. Decongestant (pseudophedrine)
  7. Indigestion meds (Immodium)
  8. DEET
  9. Purell
  10. Altoids
  11. Clippers
  12. 55+ SPF Sunblock
  13. Antibiotic for diarreah (norfloxacin/ciproflaxin/azithromycin)
  14. Malarone
  15. Band-aids
  16. Halls sore throw lozenges

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DAY BAG

  1. Lonely Planet
  2. Travel Pillow
  3. Deodorant
  4. Video Camera
  5. Sleeping Mask
  6. Business Cards
  7. Spare Camera Battery
  8. Phone
  9. Pens
  10. Sunglasses
  11. 1 telephoto lens
  12. Flashlight

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BIGGER BAG

  1. 1 packing cube
  2. 3 T-Shirts
  3. 2 Long-Sleeved Shirts
  4. 2 Convertible Pants
  5. 5 pairs of socks
  6. 4 pairs of underwear
  7. 1 Swimsuit
  8. 1 pair of dress shoes
  9. 1 dress shirt
  10. 1 belt
  11. 1 Lonely Planet (for India when we get there)
  12. 1 security cage
  13. 1 cocoon sheet
  14. 1 rain jacket
  15. 1 map of Southeast Asia
  16. 1 pair of flip flops
  17. 1 toiletries kit
With that, we got 3 months of our lives packed into 2 bags, and I think we’re ready to go. Catch you guys on the other side of the planet!

– At time of posting in New York City, it was 80.6 °F
Humidity: 47% | Wind Speed: n/a | Cloud Cover: n/a