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“We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.” 
― Anais Nin

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Yes, Sensei!: The Teachers that Made Us

To prepare for the fourth season of Cobra Kai, I rewatched the whole series again and I have been thinking on the figure of the Sensei in this modern sequel to the 80s Karate Kid films.
The word sensei 先生 (せんせい) has been used to mean teacher. In fact, this word means “born before” so it is meant to refer to someone who was born before and therefore has the experience to impart knowledge and wisdom. Sensei, then, is not only a word reserved for schoolteachers, or karate masters, it’s also for someone who imparts knowledge and wisdom as a result of their experience and years.

The Bargain

Someone I love hurt me, deeply hurt me.
I thank that someone for he is my mirror. He cut me open and the light got inside.
All this light, it whispered to me.
It reminded me of the bargain we stroke a long time ago,
In another time, in another state, in another space.


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Wonderings

Thoughts and words on life, experiences, people, anything that makes my mind wander and wonder.

Self-Care

Self-care posts, rituals, health, and more.

Travel

Posts about my travels.

Literature and film

Essays on books, movies, and more.

The Wandering Bookclub

A bilingual (Spanish & English) online bookclub that meets monthly to share and discuss books./ Un círculo de lectura bilingüe en línea que se reúne cada mes para compartir y comentar libros.


Not all those who wander are lost.

J.R.R. Tolkien

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Personal writing blog of a wanderer whose feet follow the pen wherever it leads…

  • Yes, Sensei!: The Teachers that Made Us
    To prepare for the fourth season of Cobra Kai, I rewatched the whole series again and I have been thinking on the figure of the Sensei in this modern sequel to the 80s Karate Kid films. The word sensei 先生 (せんせい) has been used to mean teacher. In fact, this word means “born before” so it is meant to refer to someone who was born before and therefore has the experience to impart knowledge and wisdom. Sensei, then, is not only a word reserved for schoolteachers, or karate masters, it’s also for someone who imparts knowledge and wisdom as a result of their experience and years.
  • The Bargain
    Someone I love hurt me, deeply hurt me. I thank that someone for he is my mirror. He cut me open and the light got inside. All this light, it whispered to me. It reminded me of the bargain we stroke a long time ago, In another time, in another state, in another space.
  • 6 Paradise Beaches in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo that You Cannot Miss
    Ixtapa Zihuatanejo is my idea of heaven. There is no other place in the world that feels so much like home. Here is my guide to 6 paradise beaches to be found in this wonderful safe haven.

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