…as well as I’m going a lot of places.
Along the way, I follow the simple idea to
“leave each path I walk brighter than how I met it.”
If you want to know the details and locals –
I was born in Riverside, California then moved to Alabama at 2 and back to California at 7. Then I grew up in Nassau, Bahamas from 12. And no, in the Bahamas we didn’t sit on the beach everyday, being fanned by servants while drinking daiquiris…well, not everyday.
I studied Computer Information Systems at College of the Bahamas and Communication, Journalism at Oakwood College in Huntsville, Alabama. Soon after college I moved to South Korea (안녕하새요 친구들!) and I started my wild and wonderful life-changing journey as a TEFL English teacher. It has taken me through Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Europe while connecting with learners (virtually and in person) all around the world.
My mother is Filipino and my father is Bahamian, so the islands are in my blood on both sides!
Because of the consistent change in my life, I’ve learned to ‘get in where you fit in’ and ‘become all things to all people.’ That is, as a guy with no individual ‘group’ to identify with, I’ve learned how to be accepting of people and quickly relate well with them regardless of their background or culture, while still standing sure of who I am as an individual. I embrace my diversity (or ‘muttness’ if you will). It adds to my insight and helps me see how we have more commonalities than differences.