Tsom, the Ethiopian Christian fasting season has officially started. Tsom is the fasting season before Easter. Christianity is a huge party of Ethiopian culture and fasting/ Tsom is a normal part of the culture. So what do we do during the Tsom season? Essentially everyone who is fasting or participating in Tsom is adopting a … More Tsom (The fasting Season)
I would like to get some feedback from you (my readers) about what it means to be Ethiopian American. I will give my answer here, and then as you all post and engage in the conversation you can be featured on this page as well. I will start with my answer: To me, being an … More What does it mean to be an Ethiopian American to you?
So apparently when I was 8 years old I said “when I grow up I want to be a lawyer.” Who planted this seed of information in my mind is still unknown to me. But, nonetheless I have some how managed to pursue the path to a legal career. May 2013 I will have completed … More When I grow up I want to be…
Am I some kind of puppet? I don’t understand. If you want me to say something in Amharic all you have to do is speak to me in Amharic and you will hear me reply back. OR if you don’t speak Amharic you can say, “how do you say ________” and I would gladly tell … More Oh you speak Amharic? Say something!
Grandparents in Town for the Month My grandparents never came in town to visit just for the weekend. A visit from Ethiopia is not just a weekend thing. It lasts atleast a month. My grandparents used to visit for about 2-3 months at a time, pretty much until my grandfather said he was sick of … More Grandparents in Town (or in the Country)