Monthly Archives: June 2011

June 2011 Summary

It’s been a long month, but I’ve done quite a lot with it: I am now a certificated (apparently that’s a real word), not a certified, paralegal after finishing my program at UCLA, I moved out of Los Angeles, and am now in San Francisco in the interim before I move to San Diego for graduate school. I’ve celebrated a sad father’s day, overcome burnout, recorded some great and talented guitarists, compiled a list of good documentaries for globalist education, and learned a good application for the 80/20 rule.

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Leaving Los Angeles and the 80/20 rule

After six years in Los Angeles, I am finally leaving to move to San Diego. This is the longest I have ever lived in any city, and unlike last year’s move to the east coast, this is definite and with a set time frame. I’m moving into an apartment and signed a lease, have my things packed up and a plan of where to go and what to do if everything blows up so that I don’t end up sleeping on subway trains anymore, and I have my friends and family to watch my back, no matter where we all are in the world. Continue reading

The duty of Third Culture Kids to be Globalists

One of the biggest factors that involved my decision to become a Globalist wasn’t just the sad state of the world due to globalization, but because of my experience as a Third Culture Kid. To give a little background,¬†Globalism can be seen as a counter to globalization.¬†Globalism is both the awareness of the interconnected reality we share in the 21st century, whereas Globalization is the speed of which these connections increase and decrease. Continue reading

Some essential documentaries for globalist education

Every now and then after I share my opinion about where the world is going, some people ask me to teach them how to be knowledgable like me. Personally, I don’t feel I deserve to be recognized as that, especially since I’m no different from anyone on the planet, and I most certainly don’t feel I’m knowledgeable at all. The only thing that I do is the same thing anyone else can and should do: ask questions and find some answers before making any conclusions. Continue reading

Travel essentials: toilet paper

This was originally an entry I submitted to a contest to become a travel blogger. It is now reprinted here for your enjoyment, updated and extended. Continue reading

A Gayer World

The United Nations finally passed a resolution affirming the rights of gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgendered peoples on 17 June 2011:  <http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/europe/06/17/un.lgbt.rights/index.html>. With this action, a report, due by December 2011, will document laws and discriminations against people of other sexual orientations and gender identities. Continue reading

One year later: the loneliest father’s day

A year after his passing, this is the first father’s day I can pay my dad the respect I should have given him last year. I was sleeping on a floor full of dust mites, with no money or friends, and being abused by someone who pretended to be my friend. The difficulty of giving my father the respect he deserved on this day came from me being too bitter, blaming him for leaving me with nothing, and for getting me into the situation I was in. Coupled with denial that I had lost him and how I still didn’t really feel like I had lost him yet, I just didn’t know what was going on in my head and heart. Continue reading