This Month’s Picks: October 2014

By: Gabriela Yareliz That’s it. October is out with a bang! And November is being swept in by a cold gust of wind (and not the weird Pharrell ‘you-remind-me-of-the-air’-“Gust of wind” song). Here is my compilation of fun things I found throughout the month, as usual. There are a few of my favorite things sprinkled below:Continue reading “This Month’s Picks: October 2014”

What I miss about the World Cup

By: Gabriela Yareliz Despite my excitement about autumn, I am still clinging to the last shreds of summer and sunshine in the city. Apparently, so are other Villagers, seeing that yesterday at a crosswalk, I saw half of the Forever21 summer catalog march past me. Soon, the days of long skirts with tribal prints and stripsContinue reading “What I miss about the World Cup”

#EuroPower #BecauseFutbol

Shallow Soccer Commentary Brought to You By: Gabriela Yareliz For those of you who have been reading my World Cup 2014 blurbs, you know Germany made my “favorites” list after seeing its skill and Mats Hummels face. This was difficult to maintain during the France (my team) and Germany face-off, but it was hard toContinue reading “#EuroPower #BecauseFutbol”


By: Gabriela Yareliz I don’t know much about soccer, so when I watch it, I am looking for one thing: magic. Skill needs no explaining; it is plain for all to see. My standard of magic was set by the one man who defines the word. This post goes out to my favorite soccer player,Continue reading “HAPPY BIRTHDAY ZINEDINE ZIDANE”

Thoughts From Group Matches (So Far)

By: Gabriela Yareliz We’ve all had our thoughts as we watch the matches. All of our thoughts are seeped in biases and hopes. Below is the song Univision plays at every halftime and at the end of the matches. It is the soundtrack to this post. Why not? Casillas (Spain Goalkeeper), we love you. WeContinue reading “Thoughts From Group Matches (So Far)”

Today’s Top Picks: Peace, Clarins and Futbol

By: Gabriela Yareliz 1] Thomas Merton said something along these lines: We cannot have peace with one another because we are not at peace with ourselves. We cannot have peace with ourselves because we are not at peace with God. 2] Clarins App en francais On a Shallow Note If you thought I was shallowContinue reading “Today’s Top Picks: Peace, Clarins and Futbol”