(Bautista, Personal Photograph taken in Varadero, Cuba, June 1996)
I completed my undergraduate studies in 1996 with a B.A. in English & Fine Arts and a B.Ed.
I was a teacher.
And to celebrate, I took a trip to Cuba that same month alone without anyone. I was 24.
Varadero was fine. Havana was transformational.
Two months later, I would leave for my first teaching job in Seoul, South Korea.
It all begins.