Wednesday, November 5, 2008


Obama will be the new President of USA. It means a lot to many people here, and I did not realise it until today.

A friend of mine - Snyder, who is of Haitian origin, was at my place when we got the news that Obama has decisively won. His reaction was something I wouldn't have ever expected. He cheered, hooted, and punched fists in air. All signs of immense joy, and hope. And a re-affirmation of his belief in his America - a place where he can see hope for everyone. And where anyone, from any background, can make it big.

I guess I was lucky to be sharing such a great historic moment with him. It means a lot to him, and to many other African Americans. Lets just hope that Obama is the ray of hope that everyone expects hims to be.