No Promises

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It was one lucky afternoon that we found each other on the dance floor, and one simple question that ensured we would be at dinner a couple of days later. Strange how two people come to meet on a ship, and the benefits this enclosed space affords. Meeting someone on the ship means not being able to run away from them, seeing them around day and night, and having in theory 24 hours of every day to get to know them. So in theory to make friends on a ship you need to be good at time management. Continue reading

Soul Letters

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My mom has always said that I am an old soul, that I seem to have been born in the wrong decade or century. I read newspapers, I write poetry, I read books, all things that are not closely related to our generation. My generation seems to be ingrained in technology and living their lives on social media, I also take part in these actions, but for the most part I always hide behind my words. I have always felt more comfortable expressing myself in writing, discovering new worlds through literature or writing an article for the newspaper in pen, before it ever makes it to the screen. I like the feel and the look of words on paper, it is like no other. Continue reading

A Moment Like This

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As I am looking at the coast of Spain, a voice tells me to take a step on the edge and stand up. I listen and let myself feel the breeze of the ocean on my face, as I lay one foot on the edge and then another. I look out at the vast space in front of me and realize that I am surrounded by darkness even when the sky is lit up with stars. The moment, however, is anything but dark. In my mind I felt free, I had chosen to let things just be. Continue reading

From Yin to Jan

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Ship life comes and goes but so do the people in this space. However, here you may finally understand that special moments are found in many unforeseen places or with people that you otherwise would have never met. On-board a ship is where you will have conversations that will probably never happen again, but that will leave memories that play on forever. Continue reading

#NewMediaStudentProblems

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In the last year, mobile applications have made a run for it. Facebook is beta testing Facebook home, Vine is the latest video sensation and Instagram video is giving it some stiff competition. What happens when you can’t be part … Continue reading

A Dual Native Speaker’s Fear

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 A Dual Native Speaker’s Fear You may be asking yourself, what is a dual native speaker? It is simply “una persona“(a person) who uses both languages as their “primera” (firsts) because we have lived enough in both “lenguajes” (languages) to … Continue reading

Spanglish at “Corazon”!

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“Spanglish at Heart” I grew up walking the line between two cultures, saying “Buenos Dias” to my mom in the morning and Goodnight to my mom as I went to sleep. I can say its been unique and a lifestyle … Continue reading

Society Is Attacking Us: A Reflection on Codes of Gender Film

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I am not going to lie, aside from the obvious advertisements that degrade women, or make them feel defenseless; I hadn’t really noticed that most other ads also do the same. It was eye opening to see that almost every pose … Continue reading

Los Adultos Mayores No Cambian De Opinion: Tradicionalismo o Desconfianza?

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Siempre los jóvenes se hacen la pregunta, de porque la gente mayor no cambia de pensar, y ha sido una de esas preguntas que nunca tiene una respuesta firme. Parece ser, que detrás de lo que muchos han denominado el … Continue reading