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Africa’s Cautionary Tale

The Arab Spring as was represented in Libya was about the human spirit rising up against an oppressive stronghold on humanity. It was about young people rising up against a dictatorship that had taken away basic freedoms, like the freedom of speech and the right to peaceful assembly. It was a fight for the right… Continue reading Africa’s Cautionary Tale

the MOST INTERESTING MAN in the WORLD is Colombian

The Colombia Bourdain portrays in the 3rd episode of Parts Unknown is a beautiful country with majestic landscapes, vibrant metropolises, historical draws, romantic getaways, good food, and a populace that is very proud and eager to please. He speaks of Colombia, like a man in love, a man that feels welcome, a man who knows… Continue reading the MOST INTERESTING MAN in the WORLD is Colombian

Too Riddled with Anxiety, to Raise an Anxiety Free Child

When I watched Bourdain come to the realization, in the LA Koreatown episode, that all the Korean Americans he's met seem to carry around some kind of haunted conscience, in part because of their corporal punishment-filled upbringing, I started to think about my own anxiety and how it has been translated into my now 2… Continue reading Too Riddled with Anxiety, to Raise an Anxiety Free Child

If you do a good thing now, your next life will be a little better: An outsider’s appeal to the Rakhine State of Myanmar to stop oppressing and discriminating against the Rohingya Muslim Minority

Why this outsider’s interest in Myanmar, you may wonder. Bourdain featured it in season 1, episode 1 of Parts Unknown. Myanmar matters because of its rich ancient history including but not limited to the Pagan Kingdom period between the 9th-19th Century, and also because of its location along what the British colonialists saw as potential… Continue reading If you do a good thing now, your next life will be a little better: An outsider’s appeal to the Rakhine State of Myanmar to stop oppressing and discriminating against the Rohingya Muslim Minority