If Only, If Only… Hi Dodgers!

Hi, So, I have millions of dreams that I want to achieve and they all involve writing and journalism. Some include: publishing my two short stories collections, writing for T.V, and becoming a news assignment editor. My dreams have shifted, but for about a year now, I’ve been thinking about becoming a sports journalist on top of everything else. The reason is: It’s a masculine career and I like to challenge the status quo. ALWAYS! I only watch one sport, baseball. I only root for one team, the Dodgers. It was until a few years ago I was able to … Continue reading If Only, If Only… Hi Dodgers!

Just Keep Reading and Reading and Reading and Reading and Oh I Gotta Keep On Reading

(titled in Ariana Grande’s “Breathin’” tune) Hi friends, I’ve been quite overwhelmed, but I’m learning to manage things. I begin my new job next week at our local community college and I’m very excited because it’s my first step to become an English professor/ published writer. I know starting a new position as a writing tutor may not make sense right now, yet I’m positive it will open the doors to new opportunities. I was grateful enough to present my short story at Southeast Asian Union’s first open mic last month. I met one of their members at OutLoud SB’s … Continue reading Just Keep Reading and Reading and Reading and Reading and Oh I Gotta Keep On Reading

The Philosophical Perspective of Snapchat

Social media is a curse and a blessing in disguise. You don’t think I get afraid that people can look up my name and stalk me on Google despite having all my social media apps on public, expect my twitter and snapchat where I do my real shit talking? As a writer I’m building my brand, theofficialkikireyes, but as a person, I’m just being myself. I understand my snapchat consists of moments I should keep to myself, but then nobody would know how fun I can be. Then there’s that argument that people will find out when they get to know … Continue reading The Philosophical Perspective of Snapchat

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.