Archivo de la categoría: 2023

A day in my chaotic and beloved city Guayaquil


There is a peculiar and undeniable bond between my friends and me because I feel I can´t live without them. I’m currently living in Cuenca, and most of them live in another city or other countries. Nowadays I’m used to talking through messages or video calls, but every time we meet, I think that I instantly live again. Two weeks ago, my best friend Leira came to Ecuador, and I knew it was a special time to walk through Guayaquil and visit the best spots.

So, we went to Panama street (one of the most tourist places there) and ate at the Central Restaurant, then we visited the Biblioteca de las Artes, a huge library with many books. As we were both Literature students, you will understand the fascination behind getting lost in that place. I must confess that in this building you will find undoubtedly one of the best views of the city and it is a very aesthetic place to take some photos.


After that, I visited with my dad two expositions at MAAC, one about the art developed in Guayaquil through one century and the other about some photos of the World Press Photo. We both have serious doubts about contemporary art, but at least we learned something new, we laughed and enjoy to look the different sculptures, paintings, and photos.




For this occasion, I wore my timeless classic Panama Hat with a special ribbon made in collab with a Japanese brand and a black dress with vans, I don´t think it was the right choice because the weather was very warm, but never mind it was a wonderful day. In the next few months, I will have to take different decisions, so you will receive very soon, exciting news about my future!


I´m excited for the next year, so let´s keep moving forward!

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Audre Lorde, a writer I love, says that you need to transform your silence into language and actions because if you keep your words inside, they will leave you dry and feeling worst. For the last two weeks, I have been thinking about grief, loss, and death.

I have not written anything since last year, because I was trying to process a lot of different situations that happened in December. I lost my German Shepherd, Princesa, due to her age, and this was extremely painful for my family and me. She was a vital member and during the 12 years we spent together, she was a therapist for my sister, a great company for my mother and father, a strong protector of my sisters, and the most beloved dog.

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I didn´t want to make this article a sort of obituary, but when the idea of releasing something keeps popping into your head, you know you need to put your pain in words.

Princesa, we will remember your constantly moving radar ears, your long pink tongue, your brown eyes, your Cheetos-scented ducks, your white hairs over time, and all the love and protection that overflowed for us for more than a decade. ❤️ Thank you for teaching us how to love.

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Above all, I learned many things in 2022. ❤️‍✨️ The last year split in two, I changed from a job that was draining me, I met wonderful people, I gave a small conference at a university here in Cuenca, I read a lot, and above all, I lived. Thanks to everyone who supported me when I cried (because I did cry a lot) with hugs, words, memes, podcasts, songs, or dancing with me. I allowed myself to be vulnerable and I don’t regret it.