Volunteering With Fardos

I have grown incredibly attached to my Syrian friends, whom I volunteer with at Catholic Charities in Atlanta. Fardos, who had needed computer literacy help, was my first volunteer case. She was always so gracious and thankful of my help. She had shared so many of her culture's cuisine with me. I would have so [...]

One Lovely Blog Award!

I would like to give the biggest, warmest hug to Avid Observer for nominating me for the One Lovely Blog Award. If you don't know the Avid Observer, go check 'em out! Their blog features thought provoking life lessons, that are both humorous and inspiring!  A Giant Thank You to you all. These bloggers posses their [...]

Letter to a Friend Who Has Drifted Away

Dear Nad, When my partner and I moved to this strange new city into a small apartment of five people, you were the friendliest, most honest, and easy to get along with. We went out, saw theater productions, cooked, watched movies/TV shows, and even decorated our apartment for Christmas together! We bonded on how much [...]

Couchsurfing in Yokohama

Couchsurfing is a traveler's best friend. For those who don't know, it is a community of traveler-friendly enthusiast who host people as well as "surf" couches. A CouchSurf host is a friend in a who is also eager to foster cultural exchange; it's the best way to experience local culture. To learn more about this awesome community, [...]