Posted by: underwaterriver | April 1, 2012

Pick Up The Fork

Crazies & Pervs + Google = PURE GOOGLE KEYWORD GOLD.  I’ve already shared some of the hilarious fails for those who search for some variation of “Pick Up The Fork” but now comes the real amusement: Google Search Keywords.  *In no way are these made up, nor exaggerated, just copied and pasted off of my website stats page during the past few months. I really couldn’t come up with this shit if I tried.

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Posted by: underwaterriver | April 2, 2011

Underwater River

 

Welcome to  Underwater River. After getting proficient at blogger, I decided to experiment with wordpress.  The name “Underwater River” is inspired from a discovery that a group of divers made while diving in Mexico….

Posted by: underwaterriver | March 31, 2011

Cross-Cultural Caring: Jai Ho!

This is part 10 of the “Cross-Cultural Caring” series. The series deals with tips and tricks that you can use to succesfully make a cross-cultural relationship work.

Jai Ho! You probably recognize that phrase from the movie “Slumdog Millionare”. The phrase means “May victory be yours!”. And that is what I am wishing for you as I tie up this blog series. Writing the blog series stretched me in ways that you can never imagine. It took every skill I had ever learned as a writer to pull this off. As well, doing the project challenged me on an emotional level. Read More…

Posted by: underwaterriver | March 31, 2011

Cross-Cultural Caring: Extreme Makeover

This is part 9 of the “Cross-Cultural Caring” series. The series deals with tips and tricks that you can use to succesfully make a cross-cultural relationship work.

Last year when I landed in Buenos Aires for the first time, everything was new and exciting. I spent the first 6 weeks enamored with the city as I participated in a whole host of tourist activities. There were feelings of excitement all day everyday in my first few weeks here. But feelings don’t last forever and as you know, things begin to change when you settle in and things are no longer new for you.

After those weeks here, my relationship with the city began to change because like an onion, I was going deeper in and experiencing the city no longer as a tourist but more or less like a local. And as that happened, my feelings changed, my expectations and the things I wanted from the city changed. The experiences I wanted to have changed. I didn’t feel giddy feelings of delight all the time living here. In fact there were moments that things about the city annoyed the living daylights out of me!!! Read More…

Posted by: underwaterriver | March 31, 2011

Cross-Cultural Caring: One Big Messy Family

This is part 8 of the “Cross-Cultural Caring” series.  The series deals with tips and tricks that you can use to succesfully make a cross-cultural relationship work.

We see it all time on television these glowing ads of happy families smiling and laughing together. However, in reality I think that when you get thrown together with someone in a cross-cultural relationship, the experience is more like the one the Solomon’s are having in this episode of 3rd Rock. When the Solomon’s first arrive to earth, they begin looking for a one word answer to all their questions about what it means to be human, only to find that there is none. And thus propels their mission even further and deeper in their quest for knowledge and wisdom.

When you bake cookies, the final product is these perfectly round smooth looking cookies that are coming out of the oven. However, the process to get them that way was quite messy. You had to get your hands dirty with batter, eggs, flour and during the process you wind up with these ingredients smeared all over your kitchen and yourself! The end product was smooth however the process was anything but smooth. Read More…

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