Steven Ma

Caught Between Morality and Legality at the Border

The Sanchez family is from a Central American country that’s overrun by drug cartels. A drug gang had taken over the village where the Sanchez family lived. Rafael, the husband and father of the family, refused to work for the gang. He received threats and was beaten. He feared his family might be tortured or killed.

So he made the decision to take his eldest son Alberto and make the dangerous journey to the US.

Anthony Bourdain & His Unknown Struggles

Anthony Bourdain & His Unknown Struggles

Anthony Bourdain embodied everything I wanted to become professionally.

He travelled to the most beautiful and unique places in the world. He had fascinating conversations about politics and society with the most interesting people in the world. He feasted on the most exotic and delicious foods in the world. And he got paid to do it all.

It seemed like the dream life that everyone wants, but tragically it wasn’t enough. Or it was too much.

The sad irony is that though his show “Parts Unknown” seemed to put his amazing travel life on display for millions, there were dark and desperate parts of his life that were unknown to everyone.

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