Traveling is my primary pleasure. I've visited a few places in the US, mostly in CA, AZ, and western NM for camping adventures, and a few other cities in TX and the DMV area. Some international destinations as well - Canada, UAE (Dubai), Peru, Chile, and my homeland.
Future plans include:
- Mexico City (2015)
- Iceland (2016)
- Turkey (2017)
- Cambodia/Angkor/Vietnam (near future)
- Greece, Italy (near future, hopefully)
- Australia, New Zealand (someday)
- England, Scotland, Ireland (someday)
- Egypt, Jordan, Israel, Palestine (someday after political stability)
- Central Africa (distant future)
Food is a secondary pleasure. I enjoy restaurants and cafes such as DaoFu and Mission Cafe. Fresh, simple, well-, but not over-seasoned meals elegantly presented are awesome. Once in a while, I try to cook such meals too. Leisurely cooking is relaxation - much like painting. I have a general idea of where I'm going, but I cook by sensations (fragrance, taste, appearance) and not by recipe. Of course, this will fail miserably with baking. Needless to say, I don't bake much. However, I was successful baking basic white bread and cinnamon swirl bread - they were both delicious. No cakes though - I don't have skills there.
And finally, my pets are my joy. There's nothing in the world like coming home after a long work day and being greeted by pets who are happy to see you. Well, at least they act like it.
Forget about being born a poor black child - I faced much worse. I was born at a very young age!