Wednesday, April 6, 2011


Would you hold my hand when we go to the mall? Would you kiss me in public? Would you act dorky with me? Would you chill with me rather than chill with your boys once in a while? Would you take care of me? Would you show me off to the world? Because, hell, I would.
I love the fact that I have you in my life. The fact that you’re my “special someone”, my lover, my valentine, my boyfriend, my shoulder, my best friend. You’re mine.
I may be really clingy some times, but I just can’t help not being next to you. I just want you to myself. I want to be in your arms, all safe and warm. I’m in like with you and I’m glad I have someone amazing and wonderful as you.



The Loneliest Whale in the World.

In 2004, The New York Times wrote an article about the loneliest whale in the world. Scientists have been tracking her since 1992 and they discovered the problem:
She isn’t like any other baleen whale. Unlike all other whales, she doesn’t have friends. She doesn’t have a family. She doesn’t belong to any tribe, pack or gang. She doesn’t have a lover. She never had one. Her songs come in groups of two to six calls, lasting for five to six seconds each. But her voice is unlike any other baleen whale. It is unique—while the rest of her kind communicate between 12 and 25hz, she sings at 52hz. You see, that’s precisely the problem. No other whales can hear her. Every one of her desperate calls to communicate remains unanswered. Each cry ignored. And, with every lonely song, she becomes sadder and more frustrated, her notes going deeper in despair as the years go by.
Just imagine that massive mammal, floating alone and singing—too big to connect with any of the beings it passes, feeling paradoxically small in the vast stretches of empty, open ocean.


  • -Kissing is healthy.
  • -Bananas are good for cramps.
  • -Chicken soup actually makes you feel better.
  • -It’s true. Guys do insult you if they like you.
  • -Having someone rub your tummy when it hurts actually helps.
  • -89% of guys would want girls to make the first move.
  • -Girls love it when guys hug them from behind the waist.
  • -Chocolate makes you feel better.
  • -Girls love it when guys let them wear their hoodie or jacket.
  • -Guys think it’s cute when you mess up.


Whales at Sea

This is me at age six with Taima, one of the Orca Whales at Sea World Orlando.
I grew up around these animals. One night, after the park had closed, while my father finished up his work, I played catch with a fish and a 14,000 pound whale nicknamed Tilly, the whale now notorious for the incident last year with Dawn Brancheau. I would throw the fish into the main tank; he would let it float to the bottom, swim down and pick it up delicately, rub it against the glass in front of my hands, and toss it back over the wall for me to catch again.
I grew up knowing all their names. I knew how much the trainers loved them; and how they never forgot that they were wild animals.
I knew that no one was allowed to swim with Tilly; not because he was violent, but because he had witnessed two other whales’ violence at a young age and Sea World would not take the risk of finding out if he had been traumatized.
I knew that the morning when they found him with a man on his back, dead, he was swimming around his tank frantically making distress calls. A mentally ill man had climbed into his tank overnight, died of hypothermia, and Tilly didn’t know what to do, other than lift him to air where he wouldn’t drown.
I knew Dawn. And I know that seeing PETA protesting outside Sea World this morning would have broken her heart.
But most of all, I know that an animal the size of an elephant that can give kisses to the cheek of a six year old girl is not a monster.
Staying off Tumblr until the heat from Sea World’s accusers dies down; the misinformation and ignorance tears me apart.