Greetings from Tamika!
Happy New Years everyone! I had the chance to ring in the new year with one of my best friends from BU. LUWAM GHIDEI! I love this young woman. This former ASDB Coordinator is now a first year medical student at UT Southwestern Medical School. After a busy semester it was nice to relax, have fun, and catch up with Luwam in her home town Dallas, Texas.
It was my first time in Dallas so it was a learning experience. I am really into social justice as it relates to medicine and education. I also really enjoy discussing race. So Luwam took me to the African American Museum, which was free! It was mostly an art museum, which was fantastic! I took lots of photos. I also got to spend time with another good friend of mine Jonathan Priester a couple of days too. The highlight of the trip besides ringing in the New Year was the Jazz restaurant called Buttons (www.buttonsresteraunt.com ) we went to that had a live Jazz concert. Honestly, the place was pack! Classy and sophisticated! I was in love.
African Art Museum
Dallas is a city filled with confident beautiful people that’s for sure! I had a lot of fun. I even learned the wobble! (Watch here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IsvGaaLi60 )Which I plan to bring up to Boston! Unfortunately, I couldn’t picture myself living in Dallas though for more than a year. People drive everywhere!! Luwam and I went for a walk around the block and lets just say it is something that is frowned upon. I am back in Boston. Now I have to figure out what I should do for spring break!
From Left to Right: Tamika, Jonathan, and Luwam!