When I travel, there is a tension between my mobility – where I go – and my identity – who I am. In Asia, I look Asian, but somehow I’m not. In Western countries, I’m Western, but somehow I’m not.
As I frantically searched in the middle of the Amazonian rainforest, I was devastated. Had I lost it in the village we had just visited, a day’s canoe ride away? Had it slipped from my open bag into the muddy river waters, to gently settle on a sleeping stingray?
“I’m fortunate through Boticca to meet some of the world’s most inspiring and creative people,” said Kiyan Foroughi, CEO of Boticca.com. “I’m constantly fascinated by the way their minds work and how they see the world.”
For years, my family moved according to the whims of my father’s company. My parents had some say, of course, and there was always an electric charge in the air when such a “decision” was being made. Then came the news, delivered to my sister and me on various sofas in living rooms across the world.
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“I want to make sure my impact on the world is in the most positive manner I can,” Jason Trefts said. “Music is a way for me to release the sadness and try help people feel better as well as myself.”