Sunday, February 10, 2013

Omar Musa - The Great Displaced

Introduced to me in my refugee narrative english course, Musa, in this piece, captures a poetic representation of leaving one's country of origin.
Great piece. Watch!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Publication #4

A poem published in UCLA AAP's online anthology, discusses the appreciation that I have for my ancestors:

Our Stories: The Power of Narrative

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Sunday, February 3, 2013

On Junot Díaz's This Is How You Lose Her

My online piece for UCLA La Gente Newsmagazine. If you are passionately in love, alone, want love, hate love . . . here, this one is for you:

La Tribu de Jesus Orphanage in Tijuana, Mex.

Most live in abundance, an infinite supply of things gone unappreciated, while these children with smiles despite such situations, only ask for mere attention. Such a humbling experience; feels good to be selfless!

Westside Bruin Hope Gang

The lil one, after crying a storm, fell asleep in my arms.

The beyond passionate foosballers. They adore this table!