Connecting People Around the World… No Visa Required
The process of learning a second language can be described as a roller coaster of emotions. Initially, there might be a rush of excitement at learning something new, only to be followed by the frustration at how many things there are to learn.One day, your conversation with native speakers flows effortlessly but then, the next day, you'll have difficulty recalling the most basic vocabulary. As you learn new concepts and vocabulary, you'll feel ultra-motivated but then that exuberance wanes as you realize that it takes repeated practice to commit those novel items to memory.
A Harmony of Flavors in a Moroccan Tagine
It was a trip over a decade in the making. A trip of a lifetime, maybe. I live in the middle of Pacific Ocean and while I'm not fazed at a 10-hour flight to Quebec or a 15-hour flight to parts of Asia, a trip to Morocco had me a little nervous. It was a trip that I had dreamed about for years. In 2017, it came true.
A Life Built on Hearts
It was a perfect day for a wedding. "Hi sweetie. How's the bride?" I turned and saw my mom poke her head out from behind the door. "Fantastic, mom. Fabulous."
I Got a Ph.D. in Awkward
School is more than learning about history, literature, and math. Some students learn a trade. A wily group learns how to excel in social warfare. A few, like me, get an education in the consequences of tunnel vision.
The Other F-Word
A fail is one of life’s greatest teachers. I like to read about failure. I like learning about the lessons people took away from failure. Experiencing failure? Not so much.
The Mailbox that Shook Honolulu's Criminal Justice System
It's often the last, tiny mistake made by criminals drunk on greed, power, and hubris that brings about their downfall. In the case of Katherine and Louis Kealoha, the tiny mistake was a mailbox.
Bodies pressed close, strangers, looking for thrills, While shadows of Gotham patiently wait, Eyes looking for perfect TikToks and stills,
In Santorini, the sun standing still, When azure depths kissed cerulean sky, He appeared, touched by Eros, passion-filled,