• Havana, Cuba

    With this blog post, I am all caught up with sharing what I’ve been up to. If you’d like to know about the day my friends and I made Chiles en Nogada, or what I did after I finished my comprehensive examinations, or anything else in between– now would be the time to follow me on instagram. I will not really write about Cuba in this post since I am tired of it. Cuba is a beautiful country, not unlike other Caribbean countries; however, right-wing Cubans in Miami mad at the fact that I simply visited Cuba has made talking about Cuba almost exhausting. If you would like to see…

  • Late Post 3: Miami Food Finds

    “Bubble Tea Miami” On Saturday, arch 31st I woke up craving a bubble tea. Instead of going to my favorite weekend spot for bubble tea– SpecialTEA Lounge, I decided to try someplace new instead. That is how I found out about Bubble Tea Miami…and I also saw them on instagram maybe a week prior to visiting. Unlike conventional bubble tea shops, they had differing flavours and they make their tea differently. Bubble Tea Miami is family owned and out from the West Coast– which I did appreciate, but their lack of conventional flavors did present me with a problem. I had to try something not only new, but also very…

  • Late Post 1: Long New York Weekend

    Whoa, it has been a LONG while since I’ve last updated this blog and BGGS. Thankfully, this is just a relaxed blog, am I right? Haha. But no, it has really been a long time and a lot longer than I ever thought that I would go without blogging. So, the question you must all be asking is: “what happened?” The truth is, while I was in New York, I did post on my other blog. I wrote this piece and later on, I went to Jamaica (which I will also be updating you on today) and posted this piece. Honestly however, I’ve just been overall unmotivated to sit down…

  • A Planner for Lefties?

    Hello Everyone! This is my first time using my new self-hosted site to post on my blog which is very exciting! Although I have a million things on my mind, something that I would like to share with the world (and you all), is something that I have been thinking about for two years and “working” on for about 5 months now. I put working in quotations because my commitment to actually creating something physical has been, admittedly, lackluster. But I believe that this year, I will manifest my ideas and creations moreso than any other year. I will be posting–at later times–about some of the things that I have…

  • Day 12: NYC

    The past nine days since my last update have been pretty uneventful and typical of the holiday’s: last minute shopping, running errands, buying food, staying up late, waking up early, thinking about what to wear, and–you get the point. I did go to a Christmas “party” with my mom, nephew and younger brother. But I was mostly on Aunt and big sister, duty. I really dislike supervising kids. This is the first Holiday season without my grandmother though, and this is what has been felt the most…just knowing that she’s not here and won’t be able to celebrate another year of life…that gets to me sometimes. I did manage to…

  • Day 3: I’m in New York!

    So, I arrived in New York City a little after 8:30PM on Friday (12/15). Technically, my flight landed at 6:35PM, but we ran into problems securing a load-off gate. We were finally able to get off of the plane around 7:10PM, and I did not have any checked bags. It was hell trying to secure a Lyft at LGA and the taxi line was super long… I should note that I was extra salty, that my mom or beau couldn’t pick me up. I ended up getting a shuttle to 42nd street and grabbing a bite to eat on the way to Robert’s (beau’s name) apartment. At Robert’s, I spent…