Showing posts from April, 2010

Un jour, un "post", une photo: La Camaradería

"La Negra Tomasa" is a well known Cuban restaurant in Madrid that offers very good Caribbean food and great live concerts.
My roommate and I have fallen in love with the Monday nights there because is less crowded than any other day of the week and therefore one can better enjoy the music & the food.

The group that plays on Monday's is called "Los Chocolatinos". My personal opinion? If you hear the members of this band separatelythey are great, if you put them altogether they sound amazing.

But today, I'm not here to talk about "Los Chocolatinos", but about "La Camaradería".

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I was sort of "invited" by one of the members (to me, one of the best guitar players I have heard in a while) of "Los Chocolatinos" to "La Camaradería"'s concert. He plays there as well.

"El Local", as he said, is an underground bar in Madrid. My first impression? Not so…


I forgot to mention in my previous post that the tiny little bag of A.L. didnt arrive to Shanghai. So he had to manage with a t shirt a few days... because he never bought anything.... and yes.. the 3 of us, suffered the consequences..

Since we arrived late at night, we found just one open and "decent" (sarcastically) place to have dinner. The "exquisite" food was: noodles, soup of noodles and chicken...

So after having dinner, we decided to go back to the hotel and ask to the people there for places in which we could have a drink or dance.. The girl wrote us some directions in a piece of paper (in chinese and "english"). Wow, that place in the paper was so hard to find. We went forward and backward just to get there, although in the process we discovered many cool views of Shanghai at night.

Once we arrived to the final destination, which was sort of a "terrace" with many many bars altogether, we sat down, asked for drinks and talked for a while …

Ser coherentes, qué difícil es...

En la vida, tenemos que ser coherentes.
Coherentes entre lo que decimos que somos y lo que demostramos que somos.
Coherentes entre lo que decimos que vamos a hacer y lo que hacemos.

Es difícil, no?

Alguien hace poco me dijo que había permitido que la ira sobrepasara mi educación (Esto a causa de un inconveniente subido de tono que tuvimos y que no vale la pena recordar).

Y honestamente prefiero que haya sido así, porque si en ese momento eso era perder la educación, sé que no dije nada que no pensara.

Hoy, me siento coherente, siento paz y creo que "GRACIAS A DIOS HE RECUPERADO LA EDUCACION" jaja...

Sé que probablemente la persona que me dijo esto no la recupere nunca, y es una lástima...
Ahora, lo interesante sería que esa persona dejara de acceder a este blog a leer mis artículos, porque siendo coherentes... no entiendo cómo sigue leyendo las ideas de tal maleducada..

Madrid - Shanghai

I left home just in time to go the airport. I was supposed to meet with H.C. in one of the train stops and she, at the same time, told A.L. to meet with us in the second subway that we had to take in order to go to the airport.

H.C. arrived a few minutes late and while waiting for her A.L. arrived.

I was a little bit worried because of the dimensions of my bag. The guys were planning to not check bags and keep them as hand luggage. And when I saw A.L.'s backpack my level of "worriedness" increased. He was only carrying a tiny little bag and 2 professional cameras!!
But the sensation passed as soon as I saw H.C. and her bag. It was of similar dimensions and weight, so that "cool-ed me" down.
The 3 of us, happy and excited for what was about to come, couldn't stop talking and speculating about different things on the trip.

S.D. was waiting for us at the airport, and indicated through a phone call the exact place to which we had to go. Once queued for the check…


One day my co-worker (H.C.) said that a friend of hers was organizing a trip to some exotic and far off destination. She asked to the people around her if someone was interested, and at that moment I didn't pay much attention to her what she was saying. At the time I was in an emotional state of mind, I looked over the proposed trip itinerary and said "Im in!".

2 strangers, my co-worker and I ventured off on a 17 day trip to Vietnam, Shanghai and Hong Kong, even though some other destinations were considered, such as Malaysia, many cities in China, Thailand and Macau. The chosen route was very exciting and in my following posts I will describe my experience in each of the locations we visited and the things we discovered.

Today.. The "tripmates"..

H.C., a 25 year old girl, lively, always positive, talkative, social, and has the ability to enjoy everything despite of whether is good or bad. She has white skin, brown eyes, straight hair and she is Spanish (from …