Some Thoughts

(1) Life without electricity This morning the electrity went out for a few hours. And I noticed that it’s been a long time since I’ve done just one thing at a time. And let me tell you, it’s not very… Read More ›

Bright New Furniture

Good news: Phone line, Internet, and Direct TV installed and functioning. I know material things aren’t supposed to define your happiness, but I have to admit, I’m a lot happier having a TV and Internet connection than without… We are… Read More ›

Times are Good

1.) I have a (relatively) well-paying job at an English Institute (only downside? 5:30am wake up time…) 2.) I continue to get freelance work 3.) I have my own place (well, shared, but just with one other person, of my… Read More ›

Our New Place

So, we’ve finally moved into our new, tiny place. By tiny, I mean 350 square feet (maybe less). In fact, it’s so small it’s hard to take pictures. But here are a few:


I have a 7am class to teach tomorrow, but can’t sleep due to new developments. First with the good: We finally have an apartment. It’s only 350 square feet and on a fifth floor (no elevator) but it’s still very… Read More ›

Diet Time

As it usually goes when I go to the U.S, I put on some weight. I don’t know how it happens so fast, but it does. Even my boyfriend who likes curvaceous women asked me when I was going to… Read More ›


Ever since I’ve moved to Colombia I’ve become interested in eyes. Why? Because people here are. In the U.S I got a few comments here and there about my eyes, but here I feel special. Because light eyes are much… Read More ›


A European friend recently told me he found Americans to be very superficial, far more than Colombians. Initially, I was offended. While MTV and E! might make it seem like we all sit around in big houses thinking about what… Read More ›


As I’ve mentioned, I live in a castle. But it is not a high quality castle. The first day I moved in there was no hot water. Then one fine night all of us awoke to a flooded hallway. After… Read More ›