Final Thoughts

Every job is an opportunity. When the job ends, it’s important to take inventory of the lessons you have learned. In these videos, I decided to show the environment I worked in as well as talk about the many challenges I faced. I take full responsibility for my efforts or lack there of that did…

Anthony Bourdain Ate Here

It’s hot, humid, and full of foreigners. I guess that’s Dubai’s charm. It’s uncomfortable at times, but there are locales where you can find a respite from the heat. It’s expansive and with its vastness comes room to share. Hence, Dubai is sharing it’s opportunities with the world. On this day, I had the chance…

Ibn Battuta Mall

Who was Ibn Battuta? Born in Tangiers, Morocco in 1304, Ibn Battuta, a Moroccan scholar, traveled the world including Africa, Asia, and Europe. Ibn Battuta like Marco Polo, Vasco De Gama, Hernan Cortez, and Christopher Columbus was an explorer. Unlike those men mentioned, Ibn Battuta was not a colonizer or invader. Where ever he went,…

About Oman

In the Sultanate of Oman, marketing seems more progressive than what I remember it being back in the United States. For instance, natural hairstyles are controversial in the US so it wasn’t always that models sporting natural hair were visible. However, in Oman, that’s not the case. Surely, there seems to be an abundance of…

Angkor What?

My former colleague, Ted, often wore a t-shirt he bought from Cambodia that read “Angkor What?”. Though I was aware of Angkor Wat, I thought his t-shirt was simply a play on the name especially for people unfamiliar with the historic Khmer site. Last night while strolling down Pub Street in Siem Reap, I happened…

Just Dates?

1979: I was born on the same day, October 9, that historians agree Hanguel, the Korean language, was proclaimed in 1446, which was also the day on which Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara de la Serna was assassinated by Bolivian agents working under the order of the US CIA, in 1967. 1985: I took my first Tae…

Kung Fu Master Larry

It never gets old. This is my history. After looking up Kung Fu Master Larry on YouTube, I came across this link. A lot of people mentioned how much they loved/liked this movie. They really enjoyed this fight scene too. Then again someone did say it was the worst fight scene ever. Whatever! Thanks, Robert…

Buddha Like Me

I had always believed that Buddha was a large fat bald smiling man whose stomach Chinese people rubbed for good luck. I would see statues of this man often in Chinese restaurants. It wasn’t until 2012 that I realized this man was not Buddha, but actually a famous monk — Hotei. Back in 2012 I…