• 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 […]

  • 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: […]

  • Culture
  • LA files: Angeleno Culture

      Angeleno culture is a number of subcultures working together • Angeleno culture is a freeway• Angeleno culture is a helicopter humming in the distance• Angeleno culture is 85 degrees in October• Angeleno culture is 2 tacos al pastor at 2am• Angeleno culture is the story of immigrants looking for a better life, told by […]

  • New York
  • NYC Subway Life

    Like any good New Yorker, I learned to take the metro (subway). I am now fully dependent on it and am even starting to appreciate it. It’s usually dirty, hot, and crowded. More and more often, my fellow riders are aggressive and straight up weird; but you learn to live with it. My daily ride […]

  • Barcelona
  • Para Siempre Barcelona

    Today weighs heavy on my heart, as I got the terribly news that my beloved Barcelona became the latest victim to terrorism. I watched in horror at the scenes of innocent people bloody, injured, tearful, and scared on the streets I used to walk and live so happily and freely on. This year, Barcelona became […]