I had a weird feeling today. I wanted it to be special because it wasn’t only my birthday, it was a big one, my 30th. I thought it wouldn’t be because of the quarantine and COVID19 situation were facing right now, but it didn’t. My family didn’t miss the opportunity to have yet another reunion … Continue reading Birthday in quarantine
What a day. Today I left my house for the first time in almost two months. At first it was kinda scary but I had to go out, I can’t stay trapped in here forever and I didn’t go anywhere where I would be infected. I just went to my grandparents’ house. If we wanted … Continue reading Almost normal Saturday
I have spent the last few days checking the shipping status for my brother’s book of short stories, Ramitas, to get here. This is a collection of short stories in Spanish inspired by his upcoming novel Mangle. It got here a day late but it’s finally here! It was really annoying seeing everybody receiving it … Continue reading Ramitas
Right now we are all facing something unknown and have to cancel or postpone events, whether we like it or not. This is the case for everyone graduating this year from high school and college. Believe me, I know it sucks not being able to be a part of the celebration of your hard work … Continue reading Don’t cancel, just postpone
My mom and I spent the whole afternoon trying to figure out a way to have a video call with my grandma, who we haven’t seen since the social isolation began. My grandparents, more that any of us, can’t be near anyone right now because of their age but I miss my grandma and my … Continue reading Be together when you’re far away
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
I never liked morning walks or mornings when I was young, but as I got older and things changed in my life I now like doing things like walking and exercising in the morning. So when my parents wanted me to go on a walk with them to Old San Juan I said yes. They … Continue reading Who doesn’t like a morning walk?
Happy New Year! So here I am looking forward to this year, hoping great things happen and trying to ignore the bad. I started off the year at the beach with my family, like I usually do, which always fills me with hope for the new year. This year however, I'm scared because we ended … Continue reading Positive mind for 2020
I can't end the year without thanking everyone for reading and/or following my blog and for liking what I post. This means the world to me and makes me so happy. I hope you stay with me in this new year as I keep expressing myself. I also hope you all have a fresh start … Continue reading Happy New Year!
Merry Christmas! Even though I'm two days late in my Christmas post, I think you know by now that I'll be celebrating until January, that is the tradition in Puerto Rico. But it's been a busy Christmas this year, since the holidays this year are right in the middle of the work week. But it's … Continue reading I hope it’s not too late but Merry Christmas!
It's Christmas! It's finally here, the happiest tone of the year! There's lights, music, parties, family, friends, and food, a lot of food. But there is also pressure to be at all the parties, to host some of them, to make or bring food, to give presents, to talk to everyone at the party and … Continue reading How to survive and enjoy the holiday season
Happy Thanksgiving! Well, it's finally here, the day that marks the beginning of Christmas, my favorite time of year. I started early but now it's official, now it's officially the happiest time of the year and we can all be jolly. There's lights everywhere, there's lights, music, friends, family and food, very good food. Today … Continue reading Another Happy Thanksgiving!
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
Yesterday was another historic day for Puerto Rico. We still haven't gotten the governor to resign but Puerto Ricans have come together like never before, to get him out of here. There have been protests for about 10 days straight, since the nasty chat conversation was first leaked. These protests have not just been held … Continue reading A new Puerto Rico
I'm exhausted tonight, but it's okay because it was a great day. Today being this tired means I had a great time. I got the chance to get away and enjoy this long weekend away from San Juan at my family's beach house. It has been so long since I have been to the beach … Continue reading Back at the beach