Meet Babu and Khan. I met them at the tire shop where I took the reflection photos posted on Friday. Both of them volunteered to have their pictures taken. (What a relief. I have no trouble talking to strangers, but I find it really hard asking if I can take a picture). Khan made me promise not to ask him to smile. Babu is from a village near Karachi, Pakistan and is Khan's nephew. Prior to coming here a year ago, he studied technical engineering at a Christian school in Karachi. Babu grew up knowing that his uncle was sponsoring him for a visa. It took 13 years of waiting before it was granted. Hard as it must have been, he says he did not give up hope about this long journey. I can only imagine how difficult a transition it must be given how different our cultures are. Nonetheless, Babu is happy he's here and seems to have a positive outlook. There was so much more I would have liked to know about both of them; but after all, they were at work. And the shop was really busy. It was a pleasure meeting both of these guys.