LP4: It All Begins


(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.