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For those that don’t know, I grew up as a military brat. At one point in time in elementary school, I lived in upstate New York and I made friends with a neighbor. Even though I didn’t recognize it at the time, we were probably the only hispanic families in that area. She was a […]

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You read that title correctly. I have officially moved out of Texas. While I was happy to bid farewell to the state of Texas, it was hard to say goodbye to my friends, family, coworkers, and students. I had mixed feelings about saying goodbye to my apartment. It was far too expensive for my budget, but I loved […]

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Today was the last day of my Spring 2016 courses. I’m so happy to be done. *happy dance*  I have less than 3 months left to go, and then I will hold a Master’s Degree. I am pretty excited, but these last two weeks were pretty stressful. The classes I took this semester relied heavily […]

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Last summer, my GRE scores were going to expire, and I did not want to retake the test for graduate school. (My scores were really high and I did NOT want to study again.) I decided that it was time to get a Master’s degree–for real this time. Years ago, I had contemplated studying international […]

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While some people grow up loving Thanksgiving, I was always impartial. There are two things I love to eat this day: deviled eggs and pumpkin pie. As for anything else…I can take it or leave it. Do I hear, “Blasphemy” !?  haha. Despite my own lack of Thanksgiving ‘cheer,’ my family usually pulls together to […]

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I have a problem. While I do not consider myself a workaholic, I have a hard time saying no to work especially when I either (a) care about the job or (b) like my supervisor.  As a result, I have about…four jobs right at this moment. Make that FIVE if you count being a part […]

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I have found myself back in a full-time teaching position. I thought these days were over, and yet, I have never fully left teaching. After all, my first job back in the States was as at an elementary school (with some hilarious kids). One of the first things I did in my new classroom was to look […]

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I have been a long time fan of the band, The Offspring. While their newest stuff isn’t as popular as the old, I genuinely enjoy their music and gladly listen to every new album. I had always wanted to see them live, but I had only one missed opportunity before I went to Korea in 2010. As […]

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I have a lot of high expectations for myself. There are lot of things I want to do, goals I want to achieve, and routines I want to create and maintain. I could offer a whole bunch of reasons as to why I’m not meeting my goals, but they would be excuses. I need to move […]

Time for a new pair of glasses..this pic was taken about a week ago(?) March 2015.

I recently landed a new job! Not only do I enjoy it, it pays better than any job I’ve had before! It is nice to have a steady pay check (again). With this new-found money, I have quite a few things that I want to buy…so I figured I’d give you an insight into my […]

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With only a few weeks before PAX South 2015 began, my friend and I decided that we wanted to go on a road trip and check it out.  I got a few more friends to jump on board. Unfortunately, we were a bit late in making our decision, so we only got tickets for the last […]

One of my vacation stops in Korea

The first couple of months I came back to the United States were the hardest. I struggled to find normalcy in my life. My life had completely changed: I went from a full-time job to having no job. I went from interacting with people in Korean on a daily basis to not hearing Korean at […]

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