Welcome to ckaleb[dot]com

Greetings and welcome my humble abode of unwarranted self-importance and Zulian-fueled pretentiousness.

Here you’ll find posts about my experiences living in Socialist Venezuela during these tumultuous times, as well as personal projects, video games, and everything in between.

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Memoirs of a Venezuelan pariah

Latest posts

Thrice dreamt

At long last, I’ve managed to complete work on Sword of the Nation’s third draft. I’d celebrate this milestone with some alcohol and torturing people on Discord singing with my terrible voice while inebriated but Read more…

Lockdown

There’s an old saying that goes: “Éramos muchos y parió la Abuela”, which literally translates to “We were many and then grandma gave birth”, in other words “As if we didn’t had enough problems already.” Read more…

January Sambumbia

New year, new life, same old country. Venezuela tried its best to celebrate Christmas, while it wasn’t filled to the brim in holiday cheer and joy, the ambient sure was more festive than 2018—even if Read more…

MMXIX

Finally, 2019 is about to be over, time to exhale, at last. This was a very volatile year overall. 2019 started simple, optimistic, and straightforward, but it rapidly escalated into something most unstable and haywire—until Read more…

A decade of vidya

The MOBA fad, survival zombie crafting early access, battle royale, games as a service, lootboxes, season passes, excessive use of FOMO, locking content ransom behind a preorder, selling to the Chinese, needing a chart to Read more…

Recoloring Christmas

It’s (barely) the most wonderful time of the year Last year’s Christmas was certainly a monochromatic one in Venezuela; a very bleak holiday season that lacked much of the joy and cheerfulness that comes with Read more…

Blackout: Encore

Allow me to go back to Monday, the 22th of July. It started as your regular run of the mill Monday; nothing extraordinary despite having a rather exhausting morning and sparse raining. I walked around Read more…

The Caracas Mirage

Hyperinflation, institutionalized blackouts, endless gasoline queues, cash shortages, an accentuated collapse of utilities and public infrastructure—these are all but some of the problems that have plagued Venezuela for around a decade now, none of them Read more…

Queue Culture

The lines lines lines. You love those lines, you shove them straight—straight to my face. The societal and cultural damage that Venezuela has suffered through the past twenty years is almost irreparable. With every new Read more…

Pitch Black

There really isn’t a dull moment in Venezuela; in my previous post I mentioned an unsustainable “Snapshotted reality” and how everything seemed to be stuck and unable to move forward. I’ve also mentioned in the Read more…