Road To Trinidad Carnival 2023 Diary Entry No. 3: Road March

Road To Trinidad Carnival 2023 Diary Entry No. 3: Road March

January 30, 2023 Recently I've been seeing a lot of talk about Road March on Twitter, and as a first-time masquerader, I had no idea what road march was until my friend John put me on!  Road March - the musical composition played most often at the "judging points" along the parade route during carnival. [...]

Road To Trinidad Carnival 2023 Diary Entry No. 2: Power

Road To Trinidad Carnival 2023 Diary Entry No. 2: Power

January 27, 2023 I've decided to walk in my Power for Trinidad Carnival 2023. And I mean that in a few different ways. In my last diary entry, I mentioned my dream costume was something that covered everything. Because being fully covered is a safe thing for me. I get to hide my imperfections. Cover [...]

Road To Trinidad Carnival 2023 Diary Entry No. 1: How It Came To Be

Road To Trinidad Carnival 2023 Diary Entry No. 1: How It Came To Be

January 26, 2023 Back in 2020, during an extensive voice note conversation with my friend DaeNia (during the lockdown), we decided that one year we would play Mas in Trinidad Carnival together. We discussed different Mas Camps, mulled over the costumes from Trinidad Carnival 2020, and agreed that one year we would touch the road [...]

Travel Guide: Chicago, Illinois

Travel Guide: Chicago, Illinois

This guide will be plugged with review guide links as the review guides go up* Where I Stayed: Downtown Chicago Where I Ate: Giordano's PizzaNutella CafeHappy LambPittsfield CafePotter's Chicago Burger BarJollibee'sRaising Cane'sAmorino GelatoMcDonald's - Global Menu LocationStan’s Doughnuts Activities: Millennium Park360 ChicagoTiltExplore ChinatownChicago Riverwalk

New Year’s Resolution: Say Yes More! For The Entire 2023 I will be Saying Yes To Every New Experience Possible… Here’s Why!

New Year’s Resolution: Say Yes More! For The Entire 2023 I will be Saying Yes To Every New Experience Possible… Here’s Why!

Saying 'yes' more has brought me some of my greatest joys and experiences in 2022. It's something I started to do during my October trip to Trinidad, and it has had the most significant impact on my life. During my recent trip to Trinidad, something came over me. I don't know what it was or [...]