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EEl Potrero Chico

31.01.201915 Min Read — In Travel

“The Little Corral” I learned about this place April 2017 when I was walking up to the summit of Angel’s Landing with a group of Spanish-speaking people walking behind me. Curiosity got a hold of me…

VVegan-ish in Bali

31.08.201711 Min Read — In Food

With a quick glance at the recipes in my post about cooking in Bali , one might think my culinary adventures in Bali were predominately chicken-based. However, outside of the wedding and cooking…

BBalinese Kitchen

27.08.201721 Min Read — In Food

When it comes to traveling, experiencing a new culture through its food is a given. During my search for things to do (i.e. eat) in Bali, I latched on to the description for a traditional cuisine…

GGoatlandia

13.02.20174 Min Read — In General

I believe humans’ age-old association with farm animals provide important intangible benefits to humanity. We are better for living alongside them. Those of us who have the pleasure of being around…

CCooking with Cocco

16.11.20165 Min Read — In Food

It’s not every day I take cooking classes on a whim, and definitely not when the cost is more than what I would ever pay for a dinner, but cooking with Cocco at Izakaya Rintaro felt very special and…

NNotes from Chrome Dev Summit Day 2

11.11.201610 Min Read — In Conferences

Notes from Day 2 of Google’s Chrome Dev Summit in November of 2016. My goal is to annotate points with interesting links to topics I would like to explore later on. Each primary heading is dedicated…

NNotes from Chrome Dev Summit Day 1

10.11.201616 Min Read — In Conferences

Notes from a jam-packed first day of Google’s Chrome Dev Summit in November of 2016. I’ll be adding more links to the points I noted. Each primary heading is dedicated to one of the talks on the…

PProgressive Web Apps Roadshow

09.11.201613 Min Read — In Conferences

Notes from Google’s Progressive Web App Roadshow in November of 2016. The full day workshop was split between lectures and afternoon code lab. Code Lab Links and Additional Resources : Workshop Agenda…

MMini Vacation in San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

01.11.201612 Min Read — In Travel

Way of Life Length of Stay: 4 nights Season: Summer Reason: Vacation Local Transportation I flew in from Santiago to the nearest airport in Calama (CJC) . You can get a round-trip airport transfer…

VVisiting Puerto Natales in Chile

27.10.20163 Min Read — In Travel

Way of Life Length of Stay: Two nights, August 2016 Season: Winter Reason: Torres del Paine ! Local Transportation Rent a car. Make sure you fill all the way up in Puerto Natales proper to drive…

LLiving in Santiago

06.08.20166 Min Read — In Travel

Way of Life Length of Stay: 2 weeks in November 2015 3 months in May - August 2016 Season: Spring Autumn and winter Reason: Conference speaking: Spoke at LAtINiTY in the Industry Track about CSS…

VVisiting Buenos Aires in Argentina

27.06.20164 Min Read — In Travel

Way of Life Length of Stay: 3 days - June 2016 Season: Winter Reason: Long weekend getaway. Local Transportation Got around on a mixture of foot, Uber, bus, and metro. Obtaining a Subté card and…

MMore Than Just This with IFTTT.

18.06.20164 Min Read — In Programming

Life in Santiago involves me being stingy with my mobile data and wandering around the city is great with some tunes that I can have offline with my Spotify Premium subscription. When it comes to…

¿¿Dónde Está la Leche?

16.05.20163 Min Read — In Food

I love dairy. Ice cream, ALL the cheese, eggs, Greek yogurt — all of it. Living in Chile has made me realize how accustomed I’ve gotten to having access to pasteurized milk, and a variety of options…

DDesarrollando en Chile

13.05.20162 Min Read — In Travel

My latest ThoughtWorks adventure has taken me to Santiago, Chile. ¡Yay! ¡Soy desarrolladora! 💃 I’ve always wanted to be working in my native tongue and I’m having an interesting time finding my way…

AAutomated SnapCI Deploys with Github Pages

01.05.20164 Min Read — In Programming

I’m currently contributing to Fun Retrospectives on the “Front-End Ops” front. One thing that was bugging me before was that we were committing our directory or build artifacts on both the…

FFinding Comfort When Traveling Alone

13.04.20164 Min Read — In Travel

A recent post on about solo travel Blue Bottle’s blog shares some similarities in what I feel when traveling alone. The post helped me realize that when it comes down to it, I have a good sense of…

MMelbourne Eggsposure

04.04.20164 Min Read — In Food

I’d like to preface this with a thanks to the series of circumstances that have given me the opportunity to make friends around the world. It’s a comfort to be welcomed with open arms when I decide to…

TTop Shelf Spice Night

01.04.20163 Min Read — In Food

The San Francisco ThoughtWorks office has a lot of foodies and food fans that like to get together for “ThoughtForker” gatherings. We took a break from our screens this week to learn about the basics…

SStreet Photography in the Mission

07.03.20164 Min Read — In Photography

Street photography has always been an activity that I approach with hesitation. I live in a city where the minutiae to some delights me. Basically, there is a lot of people watching one can do. I call…

DDon Sergio is looking out for me

16.11.20153 Min Read — In Travel

Don Sergio is a Porteño from Valparaiso that makes a little money from his home’s door by selling alfajores and empanadas artesanales. My first experience with Don Sergio was during a graffiti tour…

VValparaiso

06.11.20152 Min Read — In Travel

Way of Life Length of Stay: 4 days, November 2015 Season: Spring? Reason: Vacation Local Transportation Money Accommodation Hostel Voyage in Cerro Alegre because of the art that adorns the inside and…

VVisiting Goa in India

01.11.20154 Min Read — In Travel

Way of Life Length of Stay: 3 days, 2 nights Season: September 2015 Reason: Last minute weekend trip Local Transportation To get to Goa, I took an overnight bus from Pune with Neeta Tours And…

VVisiting Mumbai in India

01.11.201512 Min Read — In Travel

Way of Life Length of Stay: a few day trips and one weekend trip. Season: Summer during each occasion in 2014 and 2015. Reason: My weekend getaway while I was in Pune for TWU as a trainer. Local…

TThe Look of Confusion

27.08.20151 Min Read — In General

That look of confusion on your face is what tells me I’ve failed. I got a lot of confused looks this week from several of my grads and I am crushed. 😭 It’s a revealing experience to feel how an…

HHitchhiking in the Modern Age

27.08.20154 Min Read — In Travel

I’m beginning to get more comfortable in traveling alone during my time in India. For the most part, I plan out how to get to and from the destination and let everything else fall into place. With the…

HHello from Pune

13.08.20153 Min Read — In Travel

Hola! I’m at ThoughtWorks University in Pune, India as a trainer preparing for our graduates’ sessions beginning tomorrow. I am writing this to have an artifact to go back to and reflect on how I…

MMulti-dimensional Racial Issues

19.07.20152 Min Read — In General

Last night, I experienced a sensational solo-performance for the first time at The Marsh theater in the Mission. I had walked by the entrance the week before and was intrigued by a poster for Black…

FFeelin' like a local

14.07.20155 Min Read — In General

Sunday, July 12th, marked the two years I’ve lived in San Francisco since I completed ThoughtWorks University and flew directly here from Bangalore, India. Every day spent in this beautiful city has…

GGotta be flexible

09.05.20153 Min Read — In Travel

It’s been a month since I sat in the ThoughtWorks San Francisco office in middle of the Financial District of San Francisco knowing little that, the following week I would be in Thinking Cup , a…

AAmused by Jest Unit Testing

03.04.20153 Min Read — In Programming

About a month ago, Pete (@ph1) and I had a conversation about Javascript testing frameworks and we agreed that there’s not one right answer. You don’t have to commit yourself to a magical tool for…

CCafe Fronts: my pet photo project

12.10.20142 Min Read — In Photography

I write this post as I’m sitting in front of one of my favorite cafes in San Francisco: Front . One of my methods of exploring London was to pick a cafe that had a reputation for good espresso or…

DDigesting Strange Loop

26.09.20145 Min Read — In Conferences

Wow. Wow. It’s been a week since Strange Loop and I’m still in awe of the great speakers and talks from this year’s conference. Party! On top of all the great talks, I also had the opportunity to…

PPowered by Java!..script.

21.09.20143 Min Read — In Conferences

The Manning Powered by Javascript workshop was a mini conference of the current state of Javascript. By the end of the day, it was clear: Javascript can live everywhere today. Dan Shaw (@dshaw…

SStrange Loop 2014

14.09.20142 Min Read — In Conferences

I’m attending the my first Strange Loop conference this year in St. Louis, MO. The opportunity is kind of a big deal and I owe it all to the conference organizers and sponsors for allowing me to…