Category: Asia

marianto

Dear Bali

Dear Bali, I leave you with a wet bathing suit in my bag, a heart full of gratitude, a sense of accomplishment and the desire to see you again soon. With you, I have been shaken to the core quite literally and metaphorically. In these past four months I have experienced so many more emotions …

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AAS Depth Championship, p. 3

I lounged by the pool and tried reading “Deep” which I had started a few days prior but reading about freediving competitions (where, according to the author, apparently everyone B.O or coughs up blood) while being amidst a freedive competition…well, it wasn’t very relaxing. My face was still hurting from smiling so much while I …

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AAS Depth Championship, p.2

After the meeting I drove back to Amed to get my equipment and returned to sleep in a hotel in Tulamben. My check in time the following morning was set for 6:54 am, meaning I needed to stretch and get dressed (if you haven’t put on a wetsuit before..believe me, it takes a bit) early. …

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AAS Depth Championship, p.1

I’ve been trying to write about my first experience competing freediving but I can’t seem to get into the flow of things. I’ve written paragraphs about how I began freediving, the certifications I’ve done, the places I’ve been. But none of that feels important. I decided I wanted to set the national record for Panama …

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The Big 30

A month-ish ago, July 28th, I turned 30 years old. I usually write on my birthdays but during those days I was still running from my laptop, busy as a bee and with my mind all over the place. It definitely was not the mindset I was hoping I would be in when I turned 30 …