Published in


Pause After “How Are You?” Act Like You Wanna Know!

In Peru, greetings taught me how to put my agenda aside and care about who is talking

Two women talking, one says USA one says Peru over it
Photo by Nguyen Thu Hoai on Unsplash, Edited by Author on Canva

We sat down to an overpriced “authentic” Peruvian meal that cost 5 times what you might buy in a restaurant casero, or homemade mom and pop’s type of place. My friend looked especially stunning with her purple coat and silvery hair. I’m not joking, an “order” of corn and cheese, a Peruvian…




We curate and disseminate outstanding articles from diverse domains and disciplines to create fusion and synergy.

Recommended from Medium

READ/DOWNLOAD$( Six American Poets: An Anthology F

Covid: the Syphilis of the Elite

A near death experience as told to Megyn Kelly

My holiday awakening

In this 1899 photo, Buffalo Soldiers in the 24th Infantry carried out mounted patrol duties in Yosemite.

A Permaculture Flower of Life Landscape for the Oregon Country Fair in the COVID Era

10 minutes of Harmony more emotional than anything I’ve seen on stage

Gloria Steinem on Harvey, Hef, and Donald Trump

The Rise of Clachet

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
MJ Adia

MJ Adia

Black-Filipina. Lived in Peru for 5 years. LICSW, dancer, meditator. Writes about multiculturalism, cinema, race, social issues.

More from Medium

Mrs. Debbie Allen Said It Best Creatives, “Turn That Clock Off…It’s Your Turn”

Still, a Black woman & Here

I Don’t Write to Change Your Mind and You’re Not Going to Change Mine

Why You Shouldn't Ignore the Racist Trolls on Social Media