I was born in the Bronx, New York (no joke) so don't mess with me, and you better cross the street if you see me coming. My father was in the Foreign Service, so we moved around a lot, and unfortunately for me, I only moved to Ottawa at age 11. Prior to that, I lived in Cuba and Washington DC. Because of my Cuban stint, and my mother being El Salvadorian, I speak Spanish fluently, and it was, technically, my first language; however, English is my best language. I also speak French, as my parents wanted to keep my education as consistent as possible.
As I said, I moved to Ottawa at age 11, and absolutely adore hockey now. I had been to a couple games prior to moving to Canada, but become a huge fan, and taught myself the sport quickly.
Eric Desjardins was my favourite player growing up, even though Ottawa is my team. I have the greatest respect or Alfie, however, Arvedsson was my favourite Sen, then Chara, Volchie and Vermette. I'm a big fan of the underrated producer. Now I'm a big fan of Foligno, Regin, and Winchester.
I came to Halifax to go to Dal. Now I'm pursuing my CMA, and looking to move back to Ottawa. I miss Ottawa, I miss the Shawarma Palace (although last time i went, i was disappointed. I find Arz in St Laurent has gotten much better!!) I miss going to games, I miss people not having obsessions with Sidney Crosby... I miss a lot about Ottawa.