Benito: El Padrino de Los Rabiosos
Fue ahí cuando prendí el disco más reciente de Bad Bunny y lo escuché de principio a fin estacionada frente a Home Depot comiendo Cheesy Pops con salsa agridulce. Yo nunca he sido una fanática dedicada al género de trap, pero con el disco “X100PRE” he cambiado. Aunque me encontraba derrumbada en Mayagüez, concluí que la música de Bad Bunny tiene un elemento transformador, una característica conmovedora que me ayudó mucho en ese momento de debilidad.
The Thrill of Friendships and Birthday Cakes: A Pastry Challenge
I’ve always loved celebrating people’s birthdays. There is something so special about dedicating a whole day to one person just to appreciate the fact that they hold an important place in our lives. When I was in high school and close friends of mine had birthdays during the school week, I would stop by the supermarket that was across the street from my house and purchase a cake before homeroom and I would ask the cafeteria lady if she could keep it in the fridge for me until lunchtime.
Great Expectations: Are they a Need or an Obstacle?
If you are a living and breathing citizen of the world, you know how incredibly fucked up you can get when you have too many expectations. This morning I was expecting to take a nice, warm shower until I realized my water heater was broken. I found myself trying to wash one body part at a time because the thought of immersing my entire self into the aching cold water was unbearable. I’m not going to lie, I was disappointed because I thought my day was going to have a pleasant start, but instead, I nearly froze my nipples off at 9:00 am.
Cooking Ventures: Making a Risotto Dinner🍲👩🏽🍳
Considering that today we are all celebrating Valentine’s Day, I thought it would be appropriate for me to venture into the joys of cooking. Lately, as I continue to practice my cooking skills, I have realized how important it is to share your food with other people. After all, what is the fun in doing such hard work to prepare a meal if you are going to end up eating by yourself? This past weekend I decided to try and make one of my favorite dishes of all time: Risotto.
Let’s Put A Wall on Trumps Face 👌🏼
As the new year quickly surges on, I continue to ask myself a series of important questions that pertain to a crisis that has been taking place in the United States for the longest time. Last semester, in one of my Political Science courses, I was asked to debate the moral element that lies within immigration issues and to my surprise, the arguments I unraveled were quite unexpected. Never did I realize that I felt so strongly about this topic, but as a Puertorican living in an island that is vaguely recognized as a US territory, I felt a profound connection with this issue.
Anxiety: The Crippling Domino Effect and How to Adress It
I would like to start of this post with a question: have you ever felt unbelievably anxious, and if so, what do you do about it? This week this has been the most prominent topic in my mind, and I want share some insights in the hopes of initiating a discussion.
A Fool In The Light”: My Attempt At Poetry
To be honest, I can’t specify why I abandoned this hobby. From a very early age, I always had a greater interest for books than I did for Barbie dolls. Christmas was a very special time of year, a time where I was sure Santa Claus understood me when he left me loads of books under the tree. After I devoured each and every book I was gifted, I thought to myself: why shouldn’t I tell stories?
Letter For My Past Self: Things I Wish I Had Known
If you are a college student and you don’t consider dropping out of school on a daily basis, then you must be doing something wrong with your life! Seeing as I am now approaching the end of my first semester of my junior year, I can see a big difference between the outlook I had on success at the beginning of my college career and my perspective now…
How to be a Proper Foodie
A few weeks ago, I was having dinner at a nice restaurant with my family when a couple walked in and sat at the table next to us. This couple looked young, happy, very much in love, and on the verge of sharing a hearty meal. I must confess that I am a person who sticks her nose in other people’s business…
My Love Affair with New York City
I first traveled to New York City with my family when I was ten years old.As a child looking out the window of a yellow taxi cab, I remember marveling at those massive buildings, as if I were staring at a beautiful concrete painting in a museum. I questioned a lot of things in the ride from JFK airport to Manhattan…
Underdogs: The Story of Women in Today’s Society
Aspiring for a career in this competitive world is incredibly difficult. Lately I have been wondering how I will manage to reach a notable position when I enter the work force in the near future. I know I am still a college student and I have plenty of time to preoccupy myself with this, yet I can’t help but think about it.
Relationships: Is it Possible to be Happy Without Them?
The other day I was speaking to a friend of mine over the phone and we began discussing relationships and how we are both so damn single. I told him that it’s not that I don’t want to be in a relationship
South African Dream: A Celebration of Cultural Identity
On July 12, 2018, I journeyed to Cape Town, South Africa. After 21 hours of sustaining my stiff back on airplane seats, I finally arrived to a unique hemisphere of the world, one where Taxi drivers swooned over my strong, Latin accent. I’m sure Taxi drivers everywhere are intrigued by tourists because they come from different countries, but when I told my Zimbabwe native driver that I was from Puerto Rico, he immediately referred to my island as “the land of Despacito”…
How to Not Give a F*ck 101
In order to get people to read nowadays, author’s need to come up with gripping book titles. It is unreasonable for people to judge books by their covers, I know that. However, this does not deny the fact that humans have preconceived notions and reject anything that does not seem attractive…
The Whole “Bright Future” Thing
I remember in my high school graduation my teachers spoke about how we were all going to have “bright futures” when we entered university. Having been in college for two years now, I understand that being a college level student is a very unique opportunity. I’ve never heard of another place where you can experience sleep deprivation for more than three days and still be alive…
My name is María Hernández Feo and I decided it was time to start my own blog. It was one of those things where I could continue to find reasons to ignore my instincts or take the opportunity to see where my instincts led me. I chose the second one! Being a college student living in Puerto Rico, I felt I needed a space to use my interests on reading and writing, a platform that could appease my need to make connections with people…