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?

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Puerto Rico after Hurricane María – A year later

Last week marked the first year since Hurricane María and we have all been looking back at how our lives and our home  changed after María. Here in Puerto Rico we now talk about our lives in terms of before María and after María. But last week we were all thinking about what really changed … Continue reading Puerto Rico after Hurricane María – A year later

ANOTHER blackout this week

Eight months after hurricane Maria, it seems like we can't go one full week without having a blackout. Sometimes it's just for a few hours and sometimes for a day or two and it just brings back unhealed wounds left over by hurricane Maria. We spent months without power, now after life seems to be … Continue reading ANOTHER blackout this week

8th driving lesson

After two weeks without driving, I nervously got into the drivers seat this morning to begin my 8th lesson. As soon as I got In I checked everything, the seat, sideview mirrors, rear view mirror, seat belt, and when everything was set, I slowly drove out of the parking lot.Apart from me driving for the … Continue reading 8th driving lesson

Happy New Year!!! 2018!

In just a few hours we'll get what feels like a new start. I know there's a lot of us who need a new start but this doesn't necessarily come with a new year, a new calendar does. We have to go into the new year with a new attitude, I know I need to. … Continue reading Happy New Year!!! 2018!

Two months after María

Today I got the great news that we finally got power back in our apartment in Puerto Rico. Yeah, two long months after hurricane María, my parents can finally go back to sleeping, cooking and eating at home. I got the news this morning from my mom and I was so happy that they can … Continue reading Two months after María

One step at a time 

After over a month the boxes my aunts sent my parents to help life after Hurricane Maria finally arrived. My mom was so happy with all the food, batteries, flashlights and solar chargers for cellphones and computers.  Mail was already being delivered but when they still hadn’t received any packages I thought they had been … Continue reading One step at a time 

We are unstoppable 

So look at what I found today:  I think it was just sitting around in that Hobby Lobby waiting for me to find it and of course I had to have it. The only thing better than that was finding another one that said María but that's asking for too much.  Finding that just made … Continue reading We are unstoppable 

“One Voice: Somos Live!”

Tune in to One Voice: Somos Live,  live right now to help Puerto Rico, México, California, Florida, and the U.S. Virgin Islands after Hurricane Maria and the other recent natural disasters: https://www.google.com/amp/www.billboard.com/amp/articles/columns/latin/7998686/one-voice-somos-live-stream-concert-watch We need this, my home and the Caribbean needs help from everybody. Thanks to everyone participating in this beautiful event, all of those … Continue reading “One Voice: Somos Live!”

The day I made mofongo

Today my aunt was making us feel at home, like she has the whole week we've been staying with her, and she was going to make tostones since she bought plantains yesterday. When I heard the word plantain the first thing that came to mind was mofongo. I innocently asked if we could make mofongo with … Continue reading The day I made mofongo

Praying for my Puerto Rico

With a broken heart I write to you tonight away from home, from my beloved Puerto Rico. My aunts bought me a ticket to the states and I really didn't feel anything from leaving, it just felt like another trip with my family. It does not feel that way anymore, I can't be more thankful … Continue reading Praying for my Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico after Hurricane María 

Puerto Rico saw the biggest and strongest hurricane in decades. I haven't been able to write or update the blog for days because we don't have electricity in my house but my brother and I just walked to el Telégrafo building (telegraph) where we heard there was wi-fi. Among a herd of people, all connected … Continue reading Puerto Rico after Hurricane María