2017 … So Far

I had been working in Dammam, Saudi Arabia since August 2016. I hadn’t been to the capital city, Riyadh, yet. However, things soon changed for me. Dammam is only a thirty minute car ride from Bahrain. On weekends I made my way to Bahrain’s capital city, Manama.   In late January I took a trip…

Yams? No. Sweet Potatoes, Bitch!

If you find this blog title offensive that is because it was meant to be. Just as Dave Chappelle used an audio byte of Donnell Rawlins screaming “I’m rich, bitch” I want to make a proclamation about a different subject — one that has perplexed me for some years now. If you are like me then…

City of Angels

In one of my previous blog entries I wrote: “And there isn’t really a strong fear of being shot …. near the ‘Jungles’ anymore.” Oh what a long way from the truth that statement was. I made that statement after making a cursory inspection of my neighborhood after returning to Los Angeles from Seoul about one month…

Home Ec 101

My sister and her family came to visit me in Korea. It was a blast to say the least. It’s been a week since we returned together from Korea.  I have been adjusting to my temporary living arrangements, i.e., back at home with mom and dad, as well as re-aclimating myself to the food options I have available….

Rose

To my day care teacher, Rose, wherever you are … Dear Rose, It has been such a long time since you took care of me. I have not forgotten your name or the impression you left with me however. If nothing else I remember your name and that someone at the day care was kind…

Hollywood Sign

I wanted to add a notch to my achievement belt. Hiking to the seemingly elusive Hollywood sign would do the trick. From the front porch of my mom and dad’s home I could see the sign. It teased me. I had flown across the Pacific Ocean, but I hadn’t ventured very far in my hometown….

To The Rescue

After thought: As I write this I am dreaming of making promotional videos to improve the public relations this restaurant has destroyed recently. Cut to me eating sushi and saying “oishi” which means delicious in Japanese. Or I might even do the video all in Korean saying “if you want to have a pleasant experience…

Culver City

I miss living and working here. Although I did not have the time to enjoy this place the way I am today when I lived here a decade ago. If I return to America  for good this is one place I would strongly consider living. So I hit the street in search of a job…

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12 As the sun was setting, Abram fell into a deep sleep, and a thick and dreadful darkness came over him. 13 Then the Lord said to him, “Know for certain that for four hundred years your descendants will be strangers in a country not their own and that they will be enslaved and mistreated…

My Mom Remembers Her Sister, My Aunt

I have been watching many videos of my sister, Flo Jo, on Facebook tonight. Watching them makes me feel her presence. I recall the good times with her. When she was alive, I could not watch her run on t.v. I was instead of watching her, running through the house screaming. I was asking what…

Over Central America

I did not expect this, but I welcome it nevertheless. I am talking about my adventure in South America. For the next two weeks I will participate in a Teacher Training program sponsored by Pearson-Longman publishing that will take place in Peru. My journey to Peru was exhausting, but my destination is satisfying. I look…