“WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE?”

If you ever want to give an introvert a panic attack, ask them this question. Go ahead, try it! It is by far the most horrible question you can ask the likes of me, even worse than the dreaded "Do you have kids?" question. Why, you ask? Because there is no way for us to... Continue Reading →

The Royal “We”

When I was learning to speak and write in English my mom taught me about a concept that is called the royal We. The idea is very ingenious and was coined by monarchs and persons of high influence to speak on behalf of the organization, estate, state or government they represent when in fact they are... Continue Reading →

Illusion v. Expectations

Every so often a post pops up on social media about people's expectations. In many cases, the point of the message is as follows: If your expectations are too high, and no one meets them, lower them but if they constantly exceed they may be too low. How can you decide which one is the... Continue Reading →

“Do You Want Me To Interpret or Translate?”

The first time I noticed the difference between a translator and an interpreter was during the 1996 Miss Universe pageant. Alicia Machado, Miss Venezuela, was answering the questions in Spanish but what the assigned translator said in English was a better, more polished interpretation of what she had mentioned. The realization that the person communicating... Continue Reading →

A Strong Woman Doesn’t Need To Be Handled

"I can handle a strong woman." That's the hardest statement to dissect as a female because it implies that strong women must be handled. Handled by definition means to manage, feel or manipulate with the hands. An assertive, focused and driven individual is not something you want to manage or manipulate with the hands. In... Continue Reading →

My Beef With The Facebook Newsfeed 

You'd think the pretentious stories about how husbands are perfect and how precious people's children are would be the reason why I have a beef with my Facebook's newsfeed but this isn't the reason I created this post. My beef with the newsfeed is that the algorithm decides for you in what order you will... Continue Reading →

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