July 24th, 2019. That day is going to live in infamy. It's going to be a date for the history books in Puerto Rico. After twelve nights of protests, Ricardo Roselló resigned as governor. It will be effective August 2nd at 5:00 pm. There's going to be a party to be had that night. The … Continue reading The Anxious Side of the Revolution
So this last weekend was officially the closure of the Christmas season for us Puerto Ricans. It runs from Black Friday to last Sunday. We have the longest Christmas season in the world and to me it is just absolutely painful. I really think that this festival(Las Fiestas de la calle San Sebastian, SanSe for … Continue reading SanSe? Please no.
The whole WhiteFish situation is a mess. I’m glad it’s all coming to light regardless of anyone denying involvement. It’s still a corrupt piece of paper that now apparently nobody signed and nobody approved. That doesn’t change the real situation of the island. We still don’t have power in most of the island. Water is … Continue reading Day Twenty: Corruption and the Fish
It’s been 35 days since Maria. Nothing has changed in my neck of the woods. I’m back to work and it’s costing me money every day to get there. I bought clothes online. My water that I ordered ages ago still hadn’t arrived. Happy mail is stunted. I’m slowly being covered in bug bites. This … Continue reading Day Nineteen: No Changes
Today’s title is a quote as said by my roomie, Carlos. He’s said this quite a few times in the past few weeks since Maria struck. He actually has a point too. We’re facing the biggest crisis this island has encountered in these past few decades. Everything is getting out of hand. The power situation … Continue reading Day Eighteen: ‘The Enemy of a Puerto Rican is Another Puerto Rican’
Yesterday the sky was pink. I barely saw it from Old San Juan but everyone was talking about it. It was all over Facebook and all the social media. That’s the contaminaion from all the cars and generators that are currently running. The sky was pink due to all the fuel. It was beautiful but … Continue reading Day Seventeen: Rain
You know, that's fine and dandy but the life outside my apartment also sucks because we're trying to survive here. Power Grid keeps collapsing. It's not being able to last 24hrs at 16% without it giving out. As far as I heard a relief worker discussing, the grid hasn't been repaired and it'll take a … Continue reading Day Sixteen: ‘There Is Life Outside Your Apartment’
The nine percent or so that had power up until recently? A lot of them lost it. So it's back to square one for a lot of those people. Some have gotten power for a few hours. Others, like me, are waiting for anything. An update, a sign of life, anything that will bring in some … Continue reading Day Fifteen: What Even?