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Book Review: A Lesson Before Dying

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In today’s post, I am sharing with you the book that inspired me to get back into the habit of reading. Funny how that works! You read that one book that opens your eyes and heart to the magic of reading and excites you to devour another one, and another one…

A Lesson before Dying, a book I am grateful I came across and read. A moving, heartbreaking, and powerful story. Gaines’s choice of words is impeccable. Right and true. Simple yet strong enough to keep all your senses, mind and soul engaged and present. It is based, loosely, on the true story of Willie Francis. A young Black man who was sentenced by the electric chair in 1945 and in 1947, in Louisiana.

Being in the wrong place at the wrong time… leading to being accused of murder.

“Hog” and “not worth killing” are the terms Jefferson’s lawyers used to defend him. Terms that will inspire Grant’s journey to teach and actually help Jefferson gain his confidence back so that he dies in dignity.

I been shakin an shakin but im gon stay strong… Sky blu blu mr wigin… Good by Mr wigin tell them im strong tell them im a man good by mr wigin im gon ax paul if he can bring you this… Tell Nannan I walked… tell them he was the bravest man in the room today“~ Jefferson.

5 || Highly recommend

Now it’s your turn: Have you read this book? What were your thoughts about it? Also, feel free to share with me your favorite book, I would love to add it to my reading list.

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Sweden – Malmo

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Jag är så glad att ha dig tillbaka på min blogg. That’s about all I know in Swedish 😅.

How are you all doing? Thank you for visting my blog.

In today’s post, I am sharing with you some pictures I took in Molmö, Sweden. This was one of my favorite trips. I was particularly mesmerized by the Turning Torso, the tallest building in Scandinavia, which officially opened in 2005. I was so interested in the story and inspiration behind its design. In fact, it was inspired by Twisting Torso, a sculpture by Calatrava; “a white marble piece based on the form of a twisting human being” (wikipedia, 2021).

The Optimistic Orchestra was also one of my favorite works of art. You come across it as you leave the Stortorget along Södergatanm. Created in 1985 by Yngve Lundell, it is a representation of a musical marching band.

I hope you enjoyed this post.

Now it’s your turn: Have you been to Sweden before? If so, what city did you visit?

Hej då!

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I’m Back!

Hello my friends! How are you?

I hope you are all doing well.

Thank you for clicking on this post!

It’s been about a year since I’ve posted on my blog! I took a much needed break. Especially after graduating University in the middle of a pandemic, it was only right for me to get some rest, disconnect and enjoy some quality time with my family.

Now that I embark on a new Academic journey, I can’t wait to share it with you.

But what I am most excited about, is following new bloggers.

☀ So please feel free to share with me the link to your blog so I can give it a follow and read your articles. Also, if there are any blogs you like, share them as well!

Wish you a great and safe day wherever you are! ♡

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The New Meaning of “Productivity” (Adapting to Quarantine)

Unproductive, unmotivated, frustrated and very bored!

Yes, we hear and say these words now more than ever! It makes sense, though!

As we are in this current situation, we are all adapting to a new “normal”. Not all of us know how to work from home, cook many times a week, be self-disciplined and keep a focused mindset while being at home or in a “not work friendly” environment.

🔸The meaning of the word productivity is changing accordingly. Continue reading “The New Meaning of “Productivity” (Adapting to Quarantine)”

The Good Thing about Quarantine

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I was watching one of Alain de Bottons videos, which I would highly recommend, and he said something very interesting I thought I would share it with you:

“…Almost all of us are addicts, not in terms of a substance you are taking. No! Addition is basically any pattern of behavior whereby you can’t stand to be with yourself and actually cannot stand the uncomfortable thoughts and emotions that come from being on your own and so therefore you can be addicted to almost anything as long as it can keep you away from yourself. Most of us are addicts! Thanks to all sorts of technologies and distractions, we can have a life where we are guaranteed not to spend any time with ourselves”.

Continue reading “The Good Thing about Quarantine”

Healthy Spanish Tortilla #mealprep

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I just finished my semester, and I am finally back home visiting my family for Christmas holidays. A big part of my routine in college is meal prepping. And if you’ve been meal prepping for awhile, you would know that at some point you find yourself developing a list of recipes that are tasty yet quick to make. Spanish tortilla is a dish I frequently make and that’s very convenient to store and consume on several days. I thought, in this post, I would share with you the recipe. The quantities in this recipe is to make tortilla for one person. Therefore, you can adjust it the way you want depending on your serving. Continue reading “Healthy Spanish Tortilla #mealprep”

Hello 2020

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At the end of the year, since staring my blog in 2016, I get excited to write this post. It became a tradition to share with you what my family and I prepared to celebrate the start of a new year.

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Coral Lentils and Veggies Soup #mealprep

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Starting a new year in College or work means getting back to a routine. As I mentioned in my previous posts, a big part of my routine has been meal prepping.

There is nothing better than a warm bowl of soup for a cozy dinner in the cold winter/ Fall days. So it is only appropriate to share with you the recipe of my yummy, quick, and easy Coral Lentils and Veggies soup. Continue reading “Coral Lentils and Veggies Soup #mealprep”