3 Minutes with Kiki: J C


by Akilah “Kiki” Monifa


Stockholm– I became Facebook friends with Juan Carlos Santisteban aka JC on November 29th.  We have never met, we do have a mutual friend, Veronika Fimbres, they have never met, but have a mutual friend irl (in real life).

After the first 3 minutes with Kiki interview when he commented,  I asked JC if I could interview him.  He messaged me:   “Hello Kiki.  Thank you for the request. I am from Peru but lived in Fairfax, Virginia for 24 years.  I would really like to keep in touch with you and get to know each other.  Have a nice day.”  I responded:  “Sure, can I interview you for Arise 2.0”?    JC:  “Sure I’d be glad to be interviewed by you just let me know what time.  Kisses.  By the way . . . do you use WhatsApp“?

We called each other and finally connected at 3:58am.  He didn’t know that I was in Stockholm, Sweden and I didn’t know that Lima, Peru was in the same time zone as New York City.

I don’t think I took notes, I don’t really remember what he said during that conversation.

It is what Maya Angelou said:  “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

I don’t know what he said in that conversation, I just felt the energetic vibration of love.

I have since spoken to JC and know that he is a lawyer and a book author.  I know that I will visit him in Lima and he is a friend, and we love one another and are still getting to know each other.

I am thankful to have JC as a friend and welcome him to the Arise 2.0 family.

Peace, love, gratitude, compassion, and blessings.


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