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Siempre he querido tener una plataforma para expresarme, escribir mis pensamientos y sentirme verdaderamente libre en expresión. Esta clase me dio las herramientas y accesibilidad a una plataforma que yo controlaba para lo mismo, a demás de darme instrucciones y aprendizaje indispensable para mi futuro como profesional en las comunicaciones. El curso me dio mucho y aporto muchísimo a mi futuro, lo único que cambiaría seria crear temas mas relacionados a nuestros blogs o haber yo misma creado una pagina dentro de mi blog para únicamente publicar las tareas y no obstruir la continuidad de los temas publicados.

 

Entradas del blog:

  1. Asignación 1: Creación de Blog
  2. Washington D.C On a Budget
  3. Why You Should Never Ever Take A Gymcation
  4. Asignación 2: Con o Sin Internet
  5. Asignación 3: Dear Hurricane Irma Survivors,
  6. How Kate Somerville’s Eradikate change my life
  7. Why I hate to love fast fashion
  8. Asignación 4: Paris in a day
  9. Asignación 5: Social Media (Widgets)
  10. Stress Habits
  11. Asignación 6: Louvre Exhibition of Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa
  12. Asignación 7:Presentación de Impacto
  13. Travel Tips
  14. Asignación 8: Documento Colaborativo
  15. Two Days in Barcelona
  16. Thanks for stoping by ✨
  17. Hurricane Maria
  18. About
  19. Contact

 

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Gobierno y Manejo de Emergencias

El mes de Septiembre del año 2017 fue un momento histórico para la sociedad nacional de meteorología y todos los países que se vieron afectados por el paso devastar de Huracanes como Harvey, Irma y María. El huracán Harvey arrasó con el estado de Texas dejando a miles de personas sin hogar, Irma destruyó las islas vírgenes británicas y Maria nos dejó aquí en Puerto Rico sin techos o maneras avanzadas de supervivencia. Estas maneras adaptadas de supervivencia incluyen agua potable, energía eléctrica y las redes de comunicación. Aún a un mes y una semana del paso del huracán no contamos con estas necesidades y la intervención del manejo de emergencias del gobierno parece ser obsoluta. Por el medio de esta investigación estaremos entrevistando a múltiples representantes de manejo de emergencias de diferentes campos para lograr entender el cómo se estará recuperando la isla y porque se ha demorado tanto el proceso.

En este enlace podrás observar lo que fue la re generación de las comunicaciones para la compañía de telecomunicaciones mas grande de Puerto Rico. AT&T News.

 

El paso de este huracán fue devastador. La magnitud de esta tormenta fue más de la anticipada. Esto causó atrasos y complicaciones dentro de el sistema de gobierno y manejo de emergencias. Como se ha visto durante el transcurso de estos meses, la recuperación se ha dado paulatinamente. Todavía se ve afectada la vida cotidiana de cada individuo.

 

 

Louvre Exhibition of Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa

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I have never been a lover of history or art but I have always appreciated and respected it. Getting to know historic and amazing museums have made me open up my mind and be in awe by the amazing details and graphic display that the artist portrayed. In my latest vacation I had the amazing opportuniy to visit the Mona Lisa Exhibition in the Louvre Museum in France. The most famous, visited, copied and talked about painting in the world.

The museum has been exhibiting the portrait painted by Leonardo da Vinci in 1506 from 1797. The Louvre museum has been open since 1793. The location was chosen given its adquisition of King Francis I of the Republic of France.

The exhibition is beyond full all the time and people from all around the world come to admire the unique painting that is said to be looking at you from every direction and carries secrets from what is rumored to be da Vinci’s underlying messages inside every one of his painting.

Highly gaurded and highly insured in over 100 million dollars, Da Vinci’s painting is the awe of the artistic world, whether it is of the two different symmetric backgrounds, detail or the fact that da Vinci painted it.

Fun Facts about the painting:

  • It’s the most copied painting in the world.
  • The eyebrows and eyelashes of Mona Lisa have disappeared with time and over cleaning
  • It’s insured for 100 million dollars
  • It is worth over 700 million dollars
  • Napoleon used to own the painting because he was obsessed with the beauty of the woman in the painting
  • Mona Lisa isn’t her real name
  • The glass that covers her in the museum is bullet proof
  • Has been the subject of two art terrorism attacks directed on her
  • Is painted in wood

Hurricane Maria

September 2017 was the beginning of many things for the citizens of Puerto Rico. The wake of two supernatural monstrous hurricanes left the island in awe and not in a positive way. The destruction of crops, houses, lands, fields, water and electricity grids, telecommunication channels, antennas and more left us the people who stayed without many necessities like gas, food, power and water, communications and those where the lucky half. The other half, the ones who live hours away from the city, the capital got it so much worse. They were left without the same necessities, clean river and lake water, roofs over their heads, cars and streets to drive out of the wrecked town.

 

In the efforts to help the recovery of the island after this unprecedented situation that some say God forced upon us. I’m not a big believer in god himself as you may already know and especially in this types of situation. I don’t believe there’s a god that would save some and sacrifice others, it just doesn’t make sense. Either way, whether it was god, bad luck, global warming, we are all in the same boat and we all stood to help one another. Thousands of volunteers independent or organization driven took part of the recovery of the island. Supplies were sent and were distributed and little by little some cities were better than others, others were forgotten. Fear, danger, crime and wariness ravaged those forgotten cities. They were left for last, without power, water or supplies.

 

Fast forward to two months from September and more than half of the island still lacks electricity, only 60% of telecommunications have been restored, there is only one internet company working and providing service, 30% of the island still lacks access to clean filtered water and there’s basically no gas to cook with our camping gas stoves.

 

All this facts later and I don’t know if its ignorance or that people have grown accustomed to their new situation but the conversation about the island and its livelihood has died down and we are more focused on events like black Friday, when will certain shops, restaurants and stores re open that the overwhelming reality that faces our island and its citizens everyday.

 

We need to reroute the conversation.

 

 

Con o sin internet 

El invento del método de comunicaciones conocido como el Internet formó el camino a un nuevo futuro. El una vez usado solo para compartir correos electrónicos ha forjado nuestro presente y futuro y a su vez a creado una dependencia jamás imaginada. Hoy en día adicional de servirnos como vía de comunicación nos sirve como herramienta de trabajo, banco, comercio, mapa (gps) y más. El internet se ha convertido en nuestro asistente secreto, nuestra mano derecha, poco a poco se ha convertido en un órgano de nuestra anatomía humana.
Gracias a los huracanes que pasaron no muy silenciosamente por nuestra isla pudimos desintoxicarnos del internet por varias semanas. Descubrimos todas esas sensaciones que siente un adicto en su proceso de rehabilitación, la desesperación, la angustia, los impulsos fantasma… experimentamos que era vivir en mundo donde solo tú y tus seres queridos existen y no todas las personas atractivas y llamativas que seguimos en las redes sociales. El pasar estos meses a solas, fuera de la pantalla negra quizás nos ha permitido limitar nuestra dependencia y realizar que si, el internet es necesario pero no para todo y mucho menos debemos forjar nuestras vidas al rededor del mismo.

Stress Habits

5-Ways-to-Manage-Your-Election-Stress-Disorder-1440x810.jpgIf you have watched the news lately and you know that I am Puertorrican, living in Puerto Rico, you would know that about a month and a half ago my home, my island, my peace was struck with a category 5 hurricane which basically left my island in shambles (I still don’t have electricity btw.). Thank you Jesus, me and my family are okay, our home is too and my dog babies didn’t even realized what happened because they slept through the whole thing. That said, I still clearly been in a lot of stress, specially now that I’m back in school and work full time (yep! school full time, work full time) and with that, no electricity situation going on, well it kind of adds to it, a lot! 

There are different kind of stresses and stressors in life, emotional, physical, work related, school related, future uncertainty stress (talking to us, millennials!) and with all those stress factores there are not as many stress canalizing techniques, that actually work or we are willing to pay for or even try.

The stress I’m currently facing is “I can’t control anything, what is my life? an autobiography by me” stress and the only way I can get this 10 thousand pound chip of my shoulder is to, you guessed it, shop. Max out my credit card. Stop eating for a week because I needed that skirt? Ha! Of course I did, because I can control it, I can control how  I wear it (if I ever do), when I wear it and it just makes me feel in control of my life, for about a couple days until I wear it, the bliss dies and I’m left with a maxed out credit card that I have no idea how I’m going to pay back.

So, maybe you, my reader, my friend, have healthy ways of de-stressing but I don’t and my stress relief actually end up giving me more stress (like writing this article about stress, is making me stress).

Emotional? Work out until I can’t breath and begin to hate myself because I didn’t achieve to get abs on those 42 hours I was fighting with my boyfriend and lived in the gym. School? Netflix binge until I pass out sleep drunk and consider all the ways I can save the semester before the professor hands my grade back to me. Work? Pretend like nothing is wrong because you are a boss who doesn’t know what to do and is seriously freaked out about how you are going to pay the bills you don’t have with this job you don’t love. Shall I continue?

 

So, point being; I’m on my way to figuring out how to find healthy and actual working stress relief techniques that I can do from home. Techniques that empower me and make me feel like everything is ok. So, if you have ideas please feel free to comment below and I will try them.

So far, (i know, it will sound cheesy, bare with me) I have chosen to live day by day, focus on myself first, work hard, work out harder and eliminate toxic and negative energies from my life (bullies and people who just cloud your aura). Hey! I told you it was cheesy! But I think is a perfect way to start because being healthy in the inside (body and brain) and outside (body and surroundings) will make you feel overall better about yourself and thats how you start to destress by making yourself feel better and in control of your overall health!

So lets try and practice self love and figure out other amazing and actually working techniques to lower our stress levels while also helping each other grow and evolve into the person who we think we may never become but will and will exceed our expectations.

 

Why I hate to love fast fashion

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Fast fashion is the healthier clothing version of a fast food restaurant, the official slogan for this phenomenon should be “you snooze, you loose” or “first come, first serve”.  This summer we had shimmering trends, gingham, crop tops, wrap around crop tops, asymmetrical sleeves crop tops, jean skirts, hats, bandanas, scarfs, transparent heels, mules, boots, organic bikinis, reversible bikinis, high waisted shorts, body suits, almond shaped nails, kitten nails and a bunch of other trends that my brain can’t even remember.

I, a Zara aficionado, compulsive buyer, want to be millionaire and hoarder of fashion. I can’t keep up as much as I want to. First of all because my wallet does have a spending limit, even though I don’t usually see it, my credit card is maxed out and my closest needs to double in size because my clothes don’t fit anymore. I am the millennial who loves to hate fast fashion because I adore buying and buying and buying because this will look amazing, or its perfect for date night with my bae or for that concert this weekend that I never bought the tickets (Puertorrican babes, you know what’s up) or even for Sunday brunch.

I have more clothes that I could count but that’s never enough because Zara and local boutiques are basically pop up shops with limited pieces (shall we say 10 per item) that you never ever see again and hunt you till the end of time (I’m talking to you Zara). With an average price tag of $30+ and your average spending budget of $0.00 and the six pieces you desperately need, you end up spending the money you had saved up for your food splurge of the week.

Even though I love having the newest trends, looking like a 5 course dinner, lunch at Ruth Chris and brunch with bottomless mimosas  (because looking like a snack is like being the side girl, you just have it because your hungry and have cravings) I have decided to only buy necessary things that I could re-wear in a timely matter of 3-4 months? ok, weeks (except that white high waisted pant my mom bought me for Christmas that my boyfriend says its the only thing I wear) and items of clothes that are completely WORTH IT! (because that silver long – floor touching skirt I bought on Nasty Gal a year ago was totally worth it? right?) and also mostly splurge in SALES! because what’s better that seeing your online cart go from $400 to $200 in a blink of an eye? (free shipping but we can’t have it all).

But, fast fashion isn’t always the best way to go if you are an environment activist and world health and rights advocate. Consumers now spend 20% more than they did 20 years ago on clothes and one and more than 10million tons of textiles turn out on dump sites at the end of the year. The same way we care about ourselves we should care about the environment and the people in the factories who make our clothes. I am no mother teresa and you already know I kind of do have an obsession with fast fashion but I will try to change and I am hoping that you do too, because as much as I like to look good and fashionable, I love my planet and the people in it. So I urge you not to throw away clothes. Donate them, try to buy organic / recyclable materials made clothing, buy things you actually know that you are going to wear and buy from local businesses. I’m not saying we should boycott this industry, not at all, but let’s be more conscious of the decisions we make when wearing our clothing. Just like some people don’t buy real leather, skins or fur (me, because I’m broke). We can’t change the world alone, but we can help make it a little better. Even Zara has an organic line.

 

As always, with love.