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5 Things…I Learned About California

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5 Things…I Learned About California

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Los Angeles, California was my next go-to destination. I landed on Tuesday and was excited to explore the city of celebrities, Botox, gigantic silacone-filled boobies, and orange skin (lay off the tanning beds, Californians!). Another reason for my visit is the Latina Lifestyle Bloggers conference in Las Vegas. Why didn’t I just fly into Vegas? Because my arms would be tired.

I kid.

I took a detour to Los Angeles because I thought it be a great new city to live in. I was there to explore.

And so, this “5 Things” is dedicated to good old Cali-forn-I-A. If I want to move somewhere new, I need to learn about the city so I know what I’m getting into. And that I did.

No Dominicans In California
I literally Googled Dominicans in Los Angeles and found a forum where Dominicans were looking for other Dominicans in L.A. There were pleads and emails posted and telephone numbers. The 10 Dominicans that live in Los Angeles are lonely, pobres angelitos. Will I move there and save them from isolation? We will see.

It’s Cold In West L.A
You think Cali and a few things come to mind. And cold is not one of them! I strolled down the streets of West L.A, shivering and wishing for a shrug. That’s because I was by the beach, and it gets cool by the beach. I even saw a tree with orange leaves! Did I ever leave NYC? I freaked as I tried to stay away from the creepy tree. But there was nothing to fear. You see, West LA has fall-like weather. Women rock Uggs and walk on concrete pavements, just like in NYC. Damn Uggs are everywhere.

Angelinos Are Friendly
Really friendly! Instead of knocking you over when needing to pass, they say, “Excuse me,” with a smile. They even smile just because. Who are you people?

Angelinos Persuade You To Buy Stuff
Because they are friendly, you stop and speak to them. And that’s when, if you’re, let’s say, at a mall, you will purchase whatever they want. They will persuade you to buy an exfoliating scrub for your hands and a lotion that goes with the scrub. And how about the magical buffer that leaves nails shiny and protect then from the harmful chemicals of nail polish?! Yes! Yes! Let me have it all!!! No. I literally bought it all. They robbed be. There weapon of choice: a smile.

L.A. Is Expensive
One thing that broke my cold heart was the cost of living in L.A. To live in a nice, quiet, trendy neighborhood, I’d have to sell a kidney just to afford the down payment! As it stands now, the cheapest 1 bedroom I could find would be no less than $1200. Sure, I can rent a 1 bedroom for $900. But I could also get shot.

So, as it stands, the City of Angels is a friendly, cool, expensive, and trendy city where you’d never run into a Dominican and would have to sell an ovary to have enough cash to spend on hand creams and buffers. Maybe next time I’ll save on the place ticket and flap my wings como un angelito. It may be the only way to become a California girl.

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Sujeiry is a natural storyteller, dynamic radio show host and the proud CEO of LoveSujeiry.com. She's been at this digital media and content creation game for 15 plus years and pours her heart and soul onto LoveSujeiry.com - the only site for Latinas on all things love. After realizing there was a void in the love/relationship Latina media market, she took matters into her own hands and became the go-to sex and relationship expert on Latinx platforms. The former sex and relationship expert on Latina.com works diligently and passionately to encourage women of color to be their authentic selves as they navigate all things love.

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