One time I memorized a whole Hebrew pop song just to impress this Israeli guy," he said to me with eyes the size of my grandma's matzoh balls.
He started singing and I envisioned my Hebrew school teacher Mr. I asked him what he likes about Jewish guys and the answer, of course, didn't surprise me: "Oh, it's their beards for sure.
The house was hard to miss because it was magnet for anyone involved in the anti-apartheid movement, especially when Oliver was at home.
Pauline Webb, a future BBC head of religious broadcasting, also moved into Muswell Hill in 1960 and was struck by the appearance of one her new neighbours – "an African woman of imposing and attractive appearance who, with her three children, including a small baby, had come to live in a large detached house just around the corner".
His wife, Adelaide, and young children were smuggled out to join him.
In his homeland, Tambo is lionised as one half of a duo, the other half being Nelson Mandela, which led their people in freedom.
Black People Meet’s mission statement is “Creating Relationships.
In the park nearby, where the children of one of the 20th century's greatest statesmen used to run around, there is a corner temporarily fenced off, in which there is an as yet unseen monument wrapped in blue polythene.
Black People was founded in 2002 and is the largest dating site of its kind in the United States and Canada.
In one month, four percent of the total black population in the US will have visited the service.
Across the table from me was a South Korean guy who had watched videos of me eating KFC during his time serving for his home country's national military.
He had told me that watching my videos made him happy and miss America.