it’s a honor to hail from the great state of MEEECHEEEEGAAAANN. MICHIGAN BASKETBALL GOING TO THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP. full of emotion, nostalgia, and good vibes.
since i’ve been in china, the tigers have gone to the world series and now michigan basketball makes its return to the national championship. here’s to the boys in blue bringing back a championship to the state i am proud to call my home.
it’s funny. for lots of people, they’ve never understood my passion for sports and sometimes i don’t really get it either. my family isn’t too fanatical. im not much of a gifted athlete, but damn the feeling that sports give me is something i am yet to understand. but, then again, some of the best things in life don’t need an explanation. like family, friends, smiles, and music, sports holds a dear place in my heart.
shout out to the maize and blue for reaffirming the magic of sports. lets do work on monday.
today was one of the best days. i woke up at 6:45am China time to get settled in for my first show as a Masala alum. while it was absolutely heartwrenching to be there, i’m blessed with the most amazing parents in the world. parents who flew to philadephia to be my proxy. to live it and enjoy it for me. to make sure that my skype worked.
and to feel so damn included by my masala fam felt so, so good. thousands of miles shrunk to a few feet for those 3 hours. so much love, good vibes, and pride to see my homies living life to the fullest. shoutsout to my bloodbros harshil and vinay for reppin so hard and to the current group for making me so sure of the greatest that is to continue in the masala story.
now flashforward 4 hours and im enjoying a full day with my k-vox fam at triggs house. its amazing how parallel some of the moments hanging with k-vox can be to my time in masala. random moments breaking out in song. watching youtube videos of singers and reveling in their greatness. horsing around, non stop. i spent from 2 to 9pm with k-vox. that is a feat in china where social occasions usually lose their luster around the 2 hour mark.
music and singing are beautiful things in and of themselves, but today, they made apparent how much they have led to relationships, smiles, and laughs that i’m going to cherish for a lifetime.