Nipsey Hussle: Supreme Mathematics

“11 past 11, she told me make a wish” rapped by Nipsey on Slauson Boy 2 track entitled Thug Life. This lyric alone informs listeners that Ermias was aware of the superstitious nature of numbers. In this post, I will delve into numerology and highlight a few instances when numbers suggested deeper significance. LOS ANGELES…

109: What’s It All About?

Here are several short videos about 109. I have found these numbers all over the world under peculiar circumstances. For instance, just hours after posting my 1090th photo to Instagram, I walked around the corner from the hotel where I was staying in Madrid, Spain, and happened upon this car (pictured below). It is my…

God References

Here is an article about religious references in Kendrick Lamar’s music. “Guess it’s evidence of divine presence” -Victory Lap “The world would not know Jesus Christ, if there was never Judas/ This knife that’s in my back’ll be the truth that introduced us.” – Bigger Than Life “I ain’t worried ’bout it, cus I know…

What Would Koreans Do?

Throughout my time in Korea, which was nearly ten years, I observed Koreans doing things that my Western sensibilities misunderstood. Koreans would hike mountains at the summit of which they would toast their achievement with a bottle of Soju. At the time I thought this was a strange practice. Alcohol was the last thing one…

Alfredo Goes to Oman

Alfredo Sanchez traded in his Spanish ways for those of the Middle East. No longer does he need to greet others with “¿como estas?”. A-sallam-alai-kum is more appropriate. Alfredo’s been to these parts before over the past two years where he lived and worked in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. With his new work contract,…