5 Easy Ways to Open a Blog Post like a Boss — Cristian Mihai

What’s the second most important part of your blog post after the headline? The introduction, of course. Imagine just how disappointed you’d be after spending an insane amount of time to come up with a killer title for your post, only to lose readers within the first paragraph or two. A great headline mixed with…

Artistic Thursday: Narcissist

Narcissist by Gabby Salazar (2008)

Bilingual Brain

Me: How do you say that thing you know?

Friend: A hammer? Seriously…

Me: YES, there you go. A hammer Sorry, I could only remember how to say it in Spanish.

Artistic Thursday: Dulce Regreso

Dulce Regreso by Gabby Salazar

(Acrylic on Canvas 2015)

Canta y baila mi querido pariente
Que la pachanga va a comenzar
No sea que la Catrina llegue de repente
y a todos nos quiera llevar.


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Little Revolutionary

Once upon a time, there was this little girl. Short black hair in pigtails with a fleco jumping from her hairline to the top of her eyebrows. A long black skirt imprinted with colorful flowers she wore paired with a button down white shirt. She was beautiful; she still is.

I am a BAD writer

From how to make a lemonade in fifth grade (First, Second, Third, Finally) to an analytical paper on Lord of the Flies during my high school years (finding my thesis statement), my writing has been garbage. Writing just wasn’t for me. As a matter of fact, I detested writing. I did well in my English…

The Observer

I’m a sucker for people watching. It is amusing to observe others’ movements, expressions and reactions. Everywhere I go, I find myself analysing someone at some point. I go the extra mile sometimes to voice over their situation. I create a whole scenario full of nuances based on their body language. I am a weirdo!…

Let Go

“Let Go” by Gabby Salazar
(Acrylic on canvas, 2016)

…For every negative aspect of our lives, there are a million and one reasons to smile.


…the point of that blade deeper into my throat. I had the contrasting feeling of the cold metal blade and the heat of his breath melting my ear as he whispered softly one more time “Go inside or I will kill you.” I didn’t want to die.


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