At sunset, the neon lights of the sleepy little town of Radiator Springs turn on. Lyrics croon “Life could be a dream…” as the buzzing neon lights haze against the pink hues of the sunset. The energy is electric. It’s my favorite place to be when the sun sets.
Smoke rising from grills of the most inviting aromas, stark spotlights strategically placed on various signs advertising both familiar and novel items, and crowds gathering around their favorite stand, skewers and paper trays of food in hand. “Welcome to your night market.” This past weekend, 626 Night Market held their 2nd flagship event at Santa […]
Author’s Note I wrote this piece during my last quarter at UCI for Amy Wilentz’ Cultural Narratives workshop. I followed one Muay Thai kickboxing gym right in my own neighborhood in La Puente. – Michelle Pagaran —————————————— It was either going to be IHOP or Denny’s. Ritchie Sandoval wakes up the morning of his fight […]