Happy Thanksgiving!

This Thanksgiving, was not like any other. Instead of watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade, I spent the day watching football (soccer) games, because for the first time the FIFA World Cup is happening in November. This year, it is being held in winter, not summer because of the soaring temperatures in the summer. I … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving!

Trying to imitate grandma’s cooking

I tried to make my grandma’s famous arroz con salchichas or rice and sausages. It’s always been famous to me because it’s my favorite, but Her famous dish is actually her flan. I don’t like flan but from what I hear, she makes a really good one. My grandma is a great cook and almost … Continue reading Trying to imitate grandma’s cooking

Intense Thanksgiving weekend

I don’t think I had been able to take a break and relax for the last three days until this afternoon. First there was Thanksgiving on Thursday when, even though it was nice seeing family again after at least two years, it was still a lot being a co-host to the celebration. If waking up … Continue reading Intense Thanksgiving weekend

My brother published his second book

My brother just published his second book. I can’t say how proud or how happy I am for him. He’s not just a writer, he’s an author. His book, Mangle, is historical fiction set here in Puerto Rico during the Spanish colonization. He has spent years doing research about Puerto Rican history, the Taino Indians, … Continue reading My brother published his second book

My grandpa published his first book!

I’m very proud to say that my grandfather’s first book was published today! This book narrates the history of chemical impacts Puesto Rico has suffered throughout the it’s history, has been decades in the making. From oil spills, and discharges, to shipwrecks, and leaks, he narrates everything that has taken place in Puerto Rican waters, … Continue reading My grandpa published his first book!

A day in San Juan

I thought our Sunday walk would not be that long today because we walked with Indy and Sandy yesterday and it looked like it was going to rain today. We first did the Paseo de la Princesa and El Morro walk, which seemed shorter today. Maybe it was because we had already done it, maybe … Continue reading A day in San Juan

Mangle

Since we were very young, my brother and I have loved reading, which later led to writing. Just like me, my brother really enjoys writing. He is almost done editing his first book Mangle and its prequel Ramitas, a short story collection that will be published before the novel. They are set to kick off … Continue reading Mangle

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!!! I hope you all had a great Christmas. On this, the best day of the year, we decided to switch up our tradition a little bit. Instead of the usual Christmas lunch after opening presents we decided to have a delicious Christmas brunch. There were eggs, waffles, bacon, bread, coffee, ham, orange juice, … Continue reading Merry Christmas!

Have a Happy Christmas Eve!

I hope you're all having or had a wonderful and safe Christmas Eve. Enjoy this time to be with the ones you love, those you don't see so often, have fun, and eat, I know I do! This is my favorite time of year, I love the happiness it brings to everyone around me and … Continue reading Have a Happy Christmas Eve!

Thanksgiving week

Thanksgiving is only a week away, and that makes me nervous this year. My parents are hosting Thanksgiving this year, that means I will also welcome the family in my new apartment and that is just a little nerve-racking. I have only had a few visitors here and three of them were impressed because they … Continue reading Thanksgiving week

Did you hear about Hot Tropik?

I don't know if you know but my brother is a very talented guy, he's an artist with a lot of creativity. He started selling his art on Society6 a few years ago. Here he sells his art online in any product you can think of, from a picture frame, a laptop case or even a … Continue reading Did you hear about Hot Tropik?

Congratulations France!

A lot has happened since the last time I was here. We've done a lot of work in the apartment and the rest of the house and I think we're closer to being able to move in. I didn't think we could do this but it looks like we can. All of this made it … Continue reading Congratulations France!

Happy Mother’s Day

Today I want to take the chance to, once again, thank my mom for always being there for us (my brother and me), through the good and the bad and never, ever letting us down. We disagree sometimes, she gets nervous when I drive, but some people don't even want to get in the car … Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day