I found what I had to do was to reconcile within myself what elements from the American way of life I want to adopt, and at the same time, what am I willing to sacrifice of my own culture for it.
During this short while I was away from Kyrgyzstan for the first time, I felt I had learned one first very important thing for myself. That is: always ask questions, otherwise you don’t get what you want ...
When I say that I am from Kyrgyzstan, many people laugh and think I made up such a country, or that the name is misspelled.
The best part about every journey is not the prize but the experience, especially with the people we meet. It’s the search for the like-minded others. It’s fascinating.
Somebody call the White House; tell them there is a new man in town!