Are You There? It’s Me Kiki

Hi, friends, fans, and stalkers, I took a couple of months off from writing, particularly blogging. I had to take the time to evolve as a human being and a writer, mostly human being. The person who posted six months ago is not the same as the one writing this post right now. In fact, I’m officially a graduate student (youngest one in my cohort) and new front desk receptionist of my university. I also gained a whole new perspective on life and it’s pretty damn optimistic. You guys are probably excited to hear my two-sense on things and my … Continue reading Are You There? It’s Me Kiki

First Week of N.M.N: Why Am I Doing This Again?

The children at my work kept asking me why I wasn’t wearing makeup, which I responded to “I’m doing No Makeup November to show people you don’t need to wear makeup to feel pretty.” Great answer, but these past seven days I kept asking myself why am I doing this? I asked this especially when I walked into a work meeting and saw an attractive guy sitting across from me. Last week I thought the reason I’m doing this was to rebuild confidence, but now I’m doing this in regards to people battling body dysmorphia. What exactly is body dysmorphia? According to … Continue reading First Week of N.M.N: Why Am I Doing This Again?

Hypersexualized and Racially Offensive Costumes are Expectional

Dressing up for Halloween confines me, a woman, into one exceptional standard, hypersexualized. For a nerd like myself, I don’t feel comfortable displaying too much. It is indeed ironic coming from the generation that brought back crop tops-a small shirt that exposes stomach midsection, best worn with high-waisted shorts. It’s easier for you to say, wear a costume that isn’t too hypersexualized, but it doesn’t feel too great having guys give attention to those who do follow that standard. Unfortunately, we live in a society where sex sells; however looks can be deceiving. Makeup can make anyone appear like a model … Continue reading Hypersexualized and Racially Offensive Costumes are Expectional

Beauty Standards Instilled at A Young Age

I can’t tell you exactly what my job is for confidentiality purposes; however, it does involve working with kids. I feel responsible for what they learn inside and outside the classroom. Although outside the classroom is beyond my control.   On Friday I decided to hide my hair inside a hat and wear no makeup. The whole week was draining, and I wasn’t motivated enough to curl my hair and take the time to do my makeup perfectly. I also felt upset about someone who isn’t worth discussing.  While I was at work, a student came up to me and … Continue reading Beauty Standards Instilled at A Young Age

Dating Advice From a Wise Mexican Spinster

I like to think of myself of a career driven woman, so career driven that I don’t have time to be in a relationship or date at the moment. I guess you can say that when you’ve read plays/novels like “Romeo and Juliet,” “Anthony and Cleopatra,” “Brooklyn,” and “Like Water For Chocolate,” your standards of a relationship are extremely high anyway. (Don’t get me started on romantic comedies) However, nowadays society shames us for waiting for the right person or being single. How come? To be honest, I can’t answer that. It just is what it is. Here’s another question, … Continue reading Dating Advice From a Wise Mexican Spinster

A Social Media Love Story Except Not. Definitely Not.

I hate social media sometimes, quite ironic to admit since blogging is a form of social media. I hate that you can’t live a mysterious, private life anymore. Yes, you can make your Instagram/Facebook/Twitter/Whatever private, but people can still end up on your page regardless. For example, maybe an Insta friend showed your profile to another friend who happens to be friends with your arch-nemesis. I sound paranoid, but it happens. I also hate it because people you thought you left in your past will pop up on your “suggestions for friends” adds. Or in my best friend’s case, her … Continue reading A Social Media Love Story Except Not. Definitely Not.

Hire Me I’m Desperate, Maybe Not That Desperate

As a recent college graduate/ unemployed writer, I now live a life similar to a 65-year-old retired man who’s been trying different hobbies to fill the time in his day. It’s not that I haven’t been job searching, I think the reasons no one wants hire me is because: No experience. You have to know someone to get the job. There is hardly any jobs for writers at the moment, well in my location. I can’t move because I’m starting graduate school in the winter. I think that’s it. I’ve applied for every writing job there is in my area, … Continue reading Hire Me I’m Desperate, Maybe Not That Desperate

Miscommunication At Its Finest

Everyone who knows me can tell you that I am a hardcore Rebelution* fan.  So when my friend told me that Rebelution’s lead singer Eric and drummer Wes were going to perform at M Special Brewery*, there was no question that I would be there. That day I read, wrote, hiked, and was looking forward to seeing half of Reb perform. At around 6:50ish my sister and I started getting ready. According to my friend, Curtis they were suppose to go on at 8pm, so when he texted us at 7 saying they started their set, I was furious at … Continue reading Miscommunication At Its Finest