I am asked this question quite often, and even though the true answer is complex, the shortest version I could give in most situation is: because of a broken heart. I first came to spend 5 months on an old sailing boat in an Oregonian marina.

I know, it sounds strange, and there is more to it than that.

Why did I came to USA.
USA, United States of America, Oregon, sailing boat, broken heart, marina
  1. Where do you find meaning in your life?
  2. What are you capable of achieving?
  3. When do you feel truly alive?
  4. What is your passion?
  5. Whom do you love?
  6. Who are you?
  7. And now?

Seven questions I wrote for the back side of my recycled business cards to justify their existence.
life, purpose, question, 7, love, strength, passion, achievement
With a nice dress and a new professional camera on, I went to make a few shots of my area from the air, and ended up flying an airplane (Piper Arrow) for the first time, thanks to my friend Trevor Bartlett.

Flying an airplane for the first time over San Diego County in Piper Arrow.
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