Saturday, May 2, 2020

:: WEEK TWO -- Back To My Roots ::

Hey Omaha! What's Going On!

WELCOME BACK

I mean, technically it's been four weeks since I posted my most awaited come back. BUT, this is the second post I am writing to share with you my experiences, especially since it's been a while.

So, let's start with the bad news...
To avoid going into details, all I continue to ask everyone is to stay home.
This past week has been tough on my family as we lost one of our loved ones. Due to the situation affecting the entire country (the entire world, as matter of fact), we were unable to attend their funeral. [ READ MORE...] >>>

On a bright note, I have been walking Frankie around the neighborhood. Aside from work and home, I only have this 'spare' time to clear my mind after a long day at work. While enjoying some sun and fresh air, I have been listening to new music and podcasts. What have you been doing? This is the time for you to finish that project you have been postponing. Show us what you've been up to!


ONE - 
During this isolation, I have come to rediscover the importance of family, and friends. I cannot wait for all of this to be over with and follow through with hang outs with brunches, and many, many hugs.


Me, forcing my love on my niece Leilani.

Brunch with The Girls.



 TWO -


Jason Mraz has dropped a new single and I am living for it. Super positive and I hope you all take a minute to listen and take in every word. I fell in love with him since I watched his video for "You & I Both" in late 2002, back when I first started understanding and speaking more fluently in English. I looked him up and I loved his soul even more, what he's done and what he stands up for.
I saw him play live last summer (July 2019) and it was AMAZING! An experience I will never forget.






THREE -
Back in 2002, when I first came to the USA, there wasn't much of a latino representation on TV as there is today. So I got excited every time I saw a Spanish speaking celebrity on screen. One of the first ones that I fell in love with, and her work, was Judy Reyes AKA Carla on the show [SCRUBS]; a strong, intelligent, independent, outspoken, and lovely nurse. It was something fresh and heartwarming to see a latino character not being the maid or drug dealing thug, or a 'Charo' (with all due respect).
The show itself was actually pretty hilarious and I grew up watching and celebrating/crying with all the adventures they got into. One of the reasons why I called my first car "JD" was because of the character on this show.
Then, I hear Zach Braff and Donald Faison started a "re-watch" podcast, I had to follow! So if you are a fan, I recommend it. And if you are not, well, start watching the show and follow along each episode of this hilarious podcast! The lastest episode the guest star is my beloved Judy Reyes!




FOUR -
I am obsessed with this show! It's a little cheesy, but if you see past it, it's actually good. I relate to the main character Noah and his social anxiety. Though it's not as severe as Noah's, I still fear terribly going out and being around people. You would never think I have this type of issues, but I do; and you probably will never know how hard it is to make it out the door. I will find any excuse to bail and stay home, and live to regret it. Oh, how many things I have missed out because of this issue. From already paid shows, parties, family gatherings, school dances, you name it.
You would think I would be ready for this social distancing situation, uh? Well, it makes my anxiety even worse, but for different reasons; so either or, I'm still screwed. At least watching this show, makes me feel like someone hears and gets me. This is a MUST WATCH!


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Other than this, I have nothing else going on.
Writing in my journal has been helping me clear my mind by dumping all my thoughts down on paper.
Reading.

...And, as everyone else, falling into that dark hole that's called TikTok!

Till next week, y'all!

Stay safe. Stay home!

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