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 

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 

Hurricane María 

Everyone on Puerto Rico is working hard to prepare for María and so are we. Everything is ready to go to my brother's house. Just like I did for Irma, I will be Tweeting in real time for as long as I have wi-fi.  Stay tuned to @unstoppablemar1 to see how we're dealing with this … Continue reading Hurricane María 

When there’s no power, have a taco picnic 

Well, after the hurricane we got the power back for 24 hours from Saturday afternoon to Sunday afternoon. When I learned we had power I started doing laundry, turned on every fan in my house, watched Tv, and slept with the air conditioner on. Twenty four hours later I saw the fan in my room … Continue reading When there’s no power, have a taco picnic 

After Irma

Yesterday, my parents, my dogs and I left our apartment seeking safety during hurricane Irma in my grandparents' house. Their house is almost like a bunker, we knew we would be safe there and didn't want anyone to be alone during such a strong hurricane; we were preparing for the worst. By the time San … Continue reading After Irma

Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma is coming for Puerto Rico with full force and I'm terrified, we all are, but most of alll we have to stay calm and be prepared. When I was young I remember some hurricanes and storms; these caused us to not have power for one or two days and classes were suspended. Those … Continue reading Hurricane Irma