The Die Has Been Cast

Returning Home 1. What made me laugh out loud: All the times spent together having family dinners, especially during our dinner theater. 2. What brought tears to my eyes: When I had to present my photo to the class and I talked about how it made a huge impact on my...
Silver Linings

Silver Linings

  There is an old Japanese proverb that talks says everybody has three faces. The first face, you show to the world. The second face, you show to your close friends, and your family. The third face, you never show anyone. It is the truest reflection of who you...

More Than Just A Playground

I remember growing up in Chicago, my parents would take me to the playground; and while I played on the jungle gym, they would sit on a park bench. Like any parent, they drop off their kids at the park and they would just sit on the side waiting for their kids to...
Shortening the Bucket List

Shortening the Bucket List

Ever since I was little, surfing has always been one of the sports I’ve wanted to try. Movies such as Johnny Tsunami and shows like Rocket Power, which all glorified surfing, made me want to give it a shot. Characters like Johnny from Johnny Tsunami and Otto,...

Mercado de Pescado

For two years now I’ve been working as a cook at Medinah Country Club and one of my favorite food items to work with is fish. Over the years I’ve refined how to scale, gut, fillet, fry, bake, etc… all different kinds of fish. We even fly in fresh...

Cafe España

I love the unique persona and ambiance found in the coffee shops of Barcelona. The mahogany tables and chairs are near replicas to that of Chicago, but they have a more genuine aura compared to home. The coffee shops of Chicago seem to be artificially placed with the...
The Beginnings of a New Adventure.

The Beginnings of a New Adventure.

To be completely honest, I was terrified of leaving for this trip. While I have traveled overseas before, it doesn’t really count because it was to my homeland and I was with family. I always had someone to watch over me. But this time is a little different;...

The Right Atmosphere

Leading up to me entering the city of Barcelona, I was already aware of the fact that it was filled with beautiful sights, fresh fruits, and the ever popular siesta; and when I finally arrived, I was amazed to see how all of those things strung together to generate a...
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