BEACH BUM IN THE BIG APPLE PART 7: When Life’s Lemons are Sweet

balloons yeah!

Dammnnnn. I haven’t posted anything in a year, exactly, one year and some days. Well, I’m back… literally and figuratively, where I left off. Sort of. Like in my last post, I’m fishing for a job again. But! this time it’s much better. So after I graduated from grad school (I can’t believe it’s been … Continue reading

Beach Bum in the Big Apple Part 6: Post-post grad

Here we go again. I’m sticking a fishing pole back into the workforce hoping to get a bite. And, I feel like a goddamn loser again. I feel like a bum, minus the beach, because it’s freezing in NYC right now. Waaah, I know. Who cares. I got my master’s in journalism like I wanted … Continue reading

Turn it up: Songs that make you say “HELL YEAH!”

*Opinion* Imagine you’re driving, at a club/bar, hanging out with friends or pretending to study/work when all of a sudden…that song starts. That song that makes you smile and yell “HELL YEAH!” You either immediately start belting out the lyrics, or tell everyone to shut the hell up so your ears can soak up the … Continue reading

Beach Bum in the Big Apple Part 5: One year later

memories!

My parents and I landed in New York City on August 1, 2011, checked in a hotel in Manhattan, then took a cab up to East Harlem to get my new apartment keys. We took a trip to Target to buy things that would make my bedroom look like home, but the starch walls and … Continue reading

Repost, reblog, repin, like. Sharing is caring.

courtesy of weknowmemes.com

*Opinion* When our parents told us as kids that we had to share, we did it. But usually because we knew we’d get in trouble if we didn’t (well, if you were a brat kid like I was…). Now, nobody has to tell us twice to share. On a recent day at my summer internship, … Continue reading

Beach Bum in the Big Apple Part 4: Looks like we made it!

SALUD! CHEERS! 2012!

*** I just want to write that I am SO proud of all my fellow J-schoolers, we’re almost there! And I hope that 2012 will be a great year for everyone. :) ***   I’m so anxious right now. I just keep looking forward. I’m excited about school starting back up soon and I don’t … Continue reading

Beach Bum in the Big Apple part 3: Oh grad school, you’re breaking my heart, you’re shaking my confidence daily

I try to stay positive and make peace with my AP Stylebook, aka "the journalist's Bible"

My ma wrote “MISS YOU!!” on my Facebook wall. While I was writing “I miss you too” I could feel it building up…that intense cry with the heaving-breathing was coming. There was no stopping it. It probably didn’t help that coincidentally I was listening to LCD Soundsystem’s “New York, I Love Your But You’re Bringing … Continue reading

Beach Bum in the Big Apple Part 2: Self discovery in New York

I like NY by Utpal Pande: google.com

Living with a bunch of strangers is the best way to discover who you really are. Luckily, I’m what you would call a “people person.” And thankfully, having an extrovert personality has helped me connect with a good core group of friends at my apartment building and at school. The funny thing is, it’s weird meeting people … Continue reading

Beach Bum in the Big Apple…

Overlooking Spanish Harlem

I was pretty sure when my parents were going to be kissing me goodbye before catching a cab to JFK I would ultimately, immediately, cry myself to sleep. Of course I cried! I was completely freaked out. They left me alone in NYC with no knowledge really of living on my own. I have been … Continue reading

The penis and the bachelorette

The bachelorette's surprise cake

*Opinion* The bachelorette started cracking up when her maid of honor handed her a wand, saying she had to carry it around throughout her bachelorette party. It was pink with ribbons, topped off with an erect penis. All of us girls were giggling at the penis wand, passing it around, putting it in each other’s … Continue reading

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