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!

First day at the beach after quarantine

I have been waiting for this for months, I was afraid it wouldn’t be possible this summer but the day finally came. When I remembered we were going to the beach today, I didn’t think twice about getting out of bed. It was a beautiful day, perfect for going to the beach. I know what … Continue reading First day at the beach after quarantine

Social distancing: Day 1

As of last night, Puerto Rico is in quarantine and will be for at least two weeks. The governor had to take these drastic measures to ensure the safety of the island and although this will be tough on our already weak economy, it has to be done for the safety of the Puerto Rican … Continue reading Social distancing: Day 1

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

Let’s go on another walk

We did it, we walked again this weekend; first on Saturday night night then again on Sunday morning. Both days we walked in Old San Juan but we took different routes, we don’t want to get bored of the same thing. It was a little difficult on Saturday night because we had to go up … Continue reading Let’s go on another walk

Who doesn’t like a morning walk?

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?

The government failed us again

2020 is definitely not off to a great start , especially in Puerto Rico. Those earthquakes I was talking about have not stopped and we still don't know when they will. People have been sleeping outside because their homes have been destroyed by the earthquakes or because of fear. People across the island have been … Continue reading The government failed us again

Puerto Rico is shaking

Since December 28 we have been experiencing earthquakes in Puerto Rico. They have mostly been located in the southeast of the island. Not everyone has felt them, including me and my mother. But I woke up this morning at 4:20 to a 6.4 earthquake, the strongest one yet. This earthquake was so strong it left … Continue reading Puerto Rico is shaking

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

Neck feels better but a storm is coming

That pain in the neck I mentioned last week didn't go away with the use of icy hot and yoga, and slowly got worse and kept moving up. The pain actually moved from the neck to my head. At first I thought I was crazy but was later told that is was a spasm and … Continue reading Neck feels better but a storm is coming

Waiting for Dorian

Two years after Hurricane María nearly destroyed Puerto Rico we are taking all the precautions and preparing like we would for another hurricane. This time we have Dorian, which is still a tropical storm but almost a hurricane. We don't know what to expect because the storm hasn't decided where it's going yet, it keeps … Continue reading Waiting for Dorian

Third governor in five days

An update on what's been going on in Puerto Rico: Naming Pedro Pierluisi governor was inconstitucional so he has to go. Now that that's taken care of, our new governor is the ex Secretary of Justice, Wanda Vazquez. No one wants her because of many reasons but according to our constitution sadly, she is next … Continue reading Third governor in five days

We did it!

Friday at five Ricky finally left, like he said he would, which surprised me. He lied so much I thought he would lie about that too. What started as a very stressful and anxious day for everyone, turned into a very happy one (except maybe for Ricky because a million people kicked him out of … Continue reading We did it!

There’s more of us and we are not afraid

After spending all day yesterday waiting for the governor to resign, I went to sleep with no news of his resignation and thinking I would wake up to horrible news of disaster. Our protests these past two weeks since parts of the governor's horrible chat with those close to him were first leaked on June … Continue reading There’s more of us and we are not afraid

A new Puerto Rico

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