This past month, I painted my first canvas painting! I've never considered myself to be an artist by any means (even though I did do Culinary Arts) but I do enjoy the arts. I like the idea of art. In reality, my artistic abilities... they ain't it! Ability and interest are irrelevant if it's not… Continue reading Drink & Draw and Other Things To Do
This morning, as I was on my way out to grab breakfast I noticed a mess in the corner of my room where I keep my aloe plant. One of the leaves committed suicide...well that's what it looked like because all the other aloe leaves were fine. Another leaf seemed like it was making the… Continue reading There’s a Message in it Somewhere…
I wish I could record up close the interesting dynamics of how the rich, the poor, the expats and the inbetweens live here in Yangon. The other day, like many days when I take Grab taxi from work, I watched the people hanging out at the beautiful park across from Myanmar plaza. Mostly couples and… Continue reading The Haves and the Have Nots
English is my first language. Bahmianese is what I call my Bahamian dialect. I know bits and pieces of Chinese and Spanish from when I studied them, and I remember a handful of foods in French from my days of culinary French class. But thank God for so many apps that do translations. For the… Continue reading The Privilege of the English Language
Today, I am in a still place. My routines here are pretty set. This doesn't lend itself to exciting adventures or anything fun to write about. But it's okay. In my mind when I was somewhat preparing to make the move to Myanmar, I envisioned weekend trips to cool spots and getting lots of cool… Continue reading Being in a Still Place
Volleyball has been a passion of mine ever since I was a kid. We played on an old beat up court in Sandy Point. There's something exciting to me watching the ball glide through the air and waiting on your one-hit moment to shine and show your skills. In high school, my friends and I… Continue reading Confessions of a Middle School Volleyball Coach
This will be my second Thailand post. Each time I've visited, I've tried to do different things in the limited time I have. Getting Around Bangkok is a city, city. Like with skyscrapers, lots of traffic, very developed: think New York City for example. I don't have a lot of travel under my belt so… Continue reading Being in Bangkok
My faith is not the strongest at times, several life tests have shown me this, but after I've shed my tears I still know that God provides and will make a way. I know that many people out there have their reasons for not believing...they've lost, they've hurt, they've experienced gut wrenching pain. And yet,… Continue reading I am not brave… I have faith.
I've been here for more than 6 months now so what is it like? Life is routine for me. Work, an occasional meal or outing with colleagues, and cooking on the weekends. I read. I get the occasional mani/pedi. Nothing extreme or out of the norm as if I were back home or in the… Continue reading What’s It Like Living in Myanmar?
Planning a future is important. Last year this time I had no idea where in the literal world I would be. I wanted to stay in Colorado, but I knew that the decision for that to happen was mostly out of my control. This year is the first time in two years that actually have… Continue reading Dirty Dozen: 2018 Recap