Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Today: Ethiopian food

An early dinner with a friend one night, to celebrate his birthday... I had no idea what Ethiopian food was like, but it sounded exotic enough, so a trip to Little Ethiopia it sounded like a good idea.
We end up at Awash Restaurant, close to Fairfax Ave & Pico Blvd. intersection. Make sure your hands are clean because you'll be eating with them!  Ethiopian food is so much fun - you tear off a piece of the injera, a spongey, slightly sour bread, and use it to grab the different dishes that come out on one huge platter.









The neighborhood looks kinda sketchy (the shops have bars, etc.).The interior decorations looked frozen in the 70s/80s. There were interesting murals of Ethiopian people, and they even had a disco ball hanging lol. But a good majority of the clients were people who I presumed were Ethiopian, so I'm gonna assume this is the real deal. If you're in the mood to step out of your food comfort zone, Ethiopian food is a good choice! 

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

DV Lottery 2013 Winners announced today

You can check your DV-2013 Entrant Status Check here:
https://www.dvlottery.state.gov/ESC/

I hope you kept your Entrant's Confirmation Number, otherwise you will not be able to check your status.
Visas will be issued in fiscal year 2013 which will begin on October 1, 2012.
As an immigrant myself, I would like to wish all DV-2013 applicants, Best of Luck!

Edit: I kept an eye on a forum dedicated to DV Lottery from my native country, Romania and it's a little bit odd. Only 3 winners and all of them over 40 years old (there is nothing wrong with this age)!  Last year around this time, on the same forum were at least 2 dozen winners. These numbers are not relevant, but still some sort of barometer, I would say! Hmm...! Let's see what tomorrow brings! 



Tuesday, May 1, 2012