• Culture
  • Tinder

    This was originally written in 2015, after moving to Colombia and looking for ways to meet cool people. Did not actually meet people. Now I’m in LA trying to meet cool people. My story has not changed. This can still totally be applied to today.  START: DOWNLOAD TINDER *Must be noted* My experience with Tinder is extremely limited: Mostly just 24-hour stints […]

  • Barcelona
  • Este Año: 2017

    The last few weeks of 2017, I began reflecting hard on the last year. I found that each experience I had encountered was seismic in its effect on myself and whatever my future holds. I didn’t set out for such a powerful year (or maybe I did subconsciously willed myself in that direction); but I took every […]

  • Culture
  • LA Files: Pan Dulce in East LA

    Pan Dulce* is a staple if you grow up in a Mexican-American household, or if you live in LA. They come in different shapes, sizes, and textures but in general, they are all covered in sugar and a symbol of your grandparents, cousins, heritage, sometimes church, and probably a Sunday morning with coffee at home. Everyone […]

  • Colombia
  • Ajá Quiubo: De Nuevo en Bogotá.

    “Ajá quiubo” is a coloquial term in Colombia for saying “Hey, what’s up?”. Ajá, comes from the coastal region of Colombia to mean: “yes”, and used as a feeling of acknowledgement/recognition, while also not really meaning or saying anything at all. Quiubo, comes from “que hubo” (what happened) and has been shortened and simplified to: […]