October 2013

A Night of Oud and Coffee in Fremont

October 21, 2013

I had no idea what “oud” was until I started attending classes at Ta’leef Collective in Fremont. The teacher, one of the founders of Ta’leef, Usama Canon would burn what I thought was incense during the class. Actually, it was oud. As it turns out, he and his business partner Micah Anderson have a company […]

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I’ll Move On After This, Promise

October 12, 2013

In Istanbul, I found myself sitting in the Fatih Mosque one day. My friend and I were visiting that area of Istanbul specifically to check out the mosque. This district is in the “Old City” of Istanbul but the area is not as touristy as say the Sultanahmet district we were staying in. I took […]

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