Puerto Ricoooo

This past Spring Break, I went to PUERTO RICO with my good friends Ankevia, Esmeralda, and Jephte. We decided we wanted to go somewhere for spring break and after some planning, ultimately chose San Juan, Puerto Rico. We booked our flights and an Airbnb and on May 11th, we headed to the airport to commence our spring break adventures. Check out some cool pictures and a short description of my days in PR down below!

Saturday, March 11th

It was our first day in Miramar, San Juan at our Airbnb. Our host, Coral, was really cool and the town we were at reminded me a lot of Wynwood in Miami in the type of art that covered the streets. Acquiring food was our first mission and it was a successful one. Afterwards, we joined other tourists and residents in a block watch-party for a baseball game.

Sunday, March 12th

I would die happy if I had cafe con leche, tostada, and revoltillo for the rest of my life. That was our breakfast almost everyday in Puerto Rico and I miss it already. Today we also hit up Old San Juan and explored the island. It’s rich in history and I definitely recommend visiting El Morro Castillo. I also tried Mofongo– a dish Puerto Rico is well known for.

Monday, March 13th

On Monday, we visited El Yunque Rainforest. It’s beautiful and it was fun to explore but be wary of Uber’s & Taxi’s that take you up there. I recommend booking a tour or renting a car and driving there yourself. Later that night we went to a place a lot of locals recommended, “La Respuesta,” a popular night club. It was lit!

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Tuesday, March 14th

We went back to Old San Juan to continue exploring. It was only a $1 bus ride away so why not? This time I did some shopping and checked out la “Plaza de Armas de San Cristobal.”

Wednesday, March 15th

Repeat of Old San Juan and a chill day spent napping at a park and walking around our block.

Thursday, March 16th

We were on our way to el “Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Puerto Rico” and stumbled upon a thrift store! After the museum, we hit the beach for the remainder of the day.

Friday, March 17th

Alas, all good things must come to an end. It was our last day in Puerto Rico so we enjoyed another delicious Puerto Rican breakfast nearby and headed to the airport.

This was my first trip with just friends & it was definitely one I’m always going to remember.

“We didn’t spring break, we sprung BROKE.” -Ankevia

 

 

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Here’s what happened May & June:

It’s been a while since I’ve posted something… But I have good reasons (with photographic evidence) as to why!

May

Capstone: My school is an academy based school and within my academy and strand (Journalism) we have capstone. It’s a project where we have to create a product or service that debuts all the skills we’ve learned in journalism. I partnered up with Stephanie to create a wonderful company called FloresCo. We combined our interest in graphic design, social media, and (of course) journalism to create a company that helps non-profit organizations and small businesses with their marketing needs. In creating FloresCo we were actually able to apply it to a real business… CrossFit Miami Lakes! Long story short: we exchanged our social media services for a membership with them. It was pretty cool!

Yearbook: The yearbooks arrived shortly before prom & they looked GREAT! Vivian & I were really happy with the feedback we received (especially cause we sold out! Hair flip.)

PROM! Prom was  a w e s o m e !  I had the perfect date & we both looked flawless. We danced all night long and there was good food too. I’ll let the photos speak for themselves 😉

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June

Graduation dinner: Elizabeth hosted a little potluck graduation dinner & it was so nice. We actually did a gift exchange & I ended up getting Elizabeth. I got her a few stylish school supplies. Ana gifted me this eyeshadow palette from Tarte. It’s gorgeous and my holy-grail.


Graduation: Graduation was a bit of a blur. I was very very very late & I felt like a hot mess. At least I graduated! The best part was that I got to spend it with my cousin, Michelle, and my parents. After the ceremony, we went to Cheesecake Factory. It was our first time going and the food was gooooood. We also had a cute graduation after-party.


Orientation: The day after graduation, I headed to Tallahassee with my mom for my college orientation! I got to sleep in a dorm and had a roommate. I also made some new friends. It got me really excited for what’s to come in the fall!

SUMMER: Since my cousin was in town visiting from California, we made a list of all the places we wanted to go. From PAMM to the beach to the mall and to even seeing a psychic, we did it all and it was fun. Once she left, I had to enjoy summer how any teenager would enjoy it: In bed all day watching Netflix. No shame there. I have done a few other things and I am definitely planning on doing a lot more but I’ll save it for future blog posts.

Thanks for checking out my blog post. It’s really nice to get all my memories out in writing and share them. It’s been a busy summer & I can’t wait to share it :}

#TreatYoSelf: Pool Day

On Wednesday, Daniel, Gaby, Nathalie, and I went to the pool! We had a nice time and afterwards, we hit up Publix for Ben & Jerry’s as well as some BOGO free pizza. Daniel also re-introduced me to Animal Crossing (<3)

All in all, it was a really chill & fun day. Can’t wait for our next pool/beach/movie day/night! (S/O to Nathalie for all the awesome pics)

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Daniel wanting to get in the pool without actually getting wet.
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This floating contraption is SO difficult to get on!
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This is posed. This is a FAKE jump.
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Since Daniel didn’t want to get in the water, I pretended to be a shark so I could drag him in the water but ALAS, he escaped…
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Daniel feeding me some worms… Maybe I am a shark.. Or a dolphin (?)
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I was trying to sit in the center of the floatie donut so I jumped onto it and it was a bad move… I ended up doing a full back flip in the water.
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After the pool, I played Animal Crossing and ate pizza.
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We also had a bit of the Pink Room with us. We got some delicious regular and mint dark chocolate!
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Cranium iS FUN! Gaby is the best team mate :3

 

Sprang Break: #TreatYoSelf

Inspired by Parks N Rec’s Donna & Tom, I have decided to make my spring break a constant #TreatYoSelf. The expression means to simply treat yourself; To indulge & spoil yourself. I chose to treat myself to a fun SPRANG BREAK & have a great time with close friends. Here’s yesterday!

 

The Start of Senior Year

About three weeks into my senior year and things haven’t been quite easy. All my classes are AP and in addition to that I have a yearbook to create. I’m not complaining though. I like how things are going. I naturally enjoy being busy! It’s my last year of high school and I’m just trying to make the best of it. I’ve already had several fun times with my friends. This past week, we took some photos after school in our crowns. Here they are!

(Some seniors are missing from these pics.)

CMF Appreciation Post

I recently got close with the current group of friends I’m with–CMF. I can’t tell you what that stands for but I’d like to take a moment to really acknowledge and appreciate their company. I appreciate you guys.

 

(Missing pics with Ricardo & Michan.)

#SpringBreak2k15

I officially declare this spring break a successful one. There wasn’t a day I stayed home, there wasn’t a moment I spent bored, and there wasn’t a time I wasn’t happy. I have so many photos, stories, and laughs to share. Here’s a gist of it all.

Hopefully you enjoyed your spring break too!