The Sun is your phone's best friend

The Sun is your phone's best friend

Whenever my husband and I travel, we make sure that we pack our phones and chargers before we pack our clothes. Having to wear the same pair of pants daily is ok; being in a new city without our phones may lead to disaster. We not only use them to take pictures and video; we use them to store our reservations (both airline and hotels), tickets to events and list of places to visit, to guide us when we’re moving around the city, to translate if we’re in a foreign country and of course, to call each other in case we get separated for any reason.

Is not me, it’s you…

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I’ve always been a fan of photography. More than taking pictures, I enjoy looking at photos taken by others. For me, it’s fascinating to look at the world through somebody else’s eyes, and pictures allow you to do that.

That’s why back in 2012, when I found out that there was a phone app where you could look at other people’s pics, I downloaded it immediately. When I posted my first picture in November 2012, Instagram had been “on the line” for two years. I started following a few of my friends and family, but became truly hooked when I saw I could follow celebrities; actors and musicians that I loved so much, I could peek into their lives through the pictures they shared.

How did we ever live without cellphones?

How did we ever live without cellphones?

"Guys, I won't be able to go. My phone is acting up and I need to stay home resetting it."

That was the excuse we got from a friend of ours, age 30, a couple of weeks ago when we had made plans to meet at a bar.

"Dude, that's not an excuse!" I texted her back (yes, she was texting even though her phone was "acting up").

"It is! I can't use my GPS."

"You know, when I was your age we didn't have GPS on the phone," the moment I finished typing my answer, I saw myself like a grandma, lecturing about how difficult things were years yonder.

Wolves

Don’t fear the Big Bad Wolf

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The first time I heard that line was from the lips of Gary Oldman, playing an incredible Dracula in the movie by the same name, back in 1992. I was a child back there, if a 21-year-old can be considered one. Not only that became one of my favorite movies, but that line got stuck in my head for years to come. How could the howling of a wolf’s pack sound like music to anyone, regardless of how undead they were? That scene both gave me the chills and aroused my curiosity at the same time.
I know what I did this summer

I know what I did this summer

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Summer is in full swing. With nine weeks to go for the official end of the season, people are still planning trips and outdoor activities to enjoy the warmest time of the year. But if you’re like me, summer doesn’t necessarily mean vacation. With a 9 to 5 job from Monday to Friday, you won’t even know if it’s sunny outside unless you’re blessed with a window office. And if you live in a place like Florida, summer doesn’t mean sunny all the time either. You wake up to clear skies, only to be drenched two hours later by the likes of a tropical storm. If it doesn’t rain, then it’s so hot, that you can’t just fry an egg on the street, you can prepare a whole meal.
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The Spinning Sensation

It’s very hard for me to sit still. If I’m not shaking my leg, I’m playing with my hair, or turning a pen in my hands. It gets even worse at office meetings. If they’re longer than 15 minutes, at minute 16 I’m doodling my attention away. A few weeks back, when arriving to the meeting room, I saw my co-worker with an odd-shaped contraption that spun endlessly between her fingers.