Saturday, July 31, 2010

GaGa Oh la la!

Lady Gaga is non other than a girl of my age who just happened to reach fame the past years. Converting the Britney Spears & Nsync pop music to a machine of sticky and elaborated hits.


Her impact is not only in terms of music but also in terms of fashion trends.
She is an innovator in all she does. Sometimes people may see her as an outrageous outfitter, but it is true that she serves as inspiration for designers and she is the envie of older pop stars who at her age wouldnt have not even half of her "fanbase".

She has received a huge support in the gay community to who she feels very engaged to, this probably due to her bisexuality.

Lady Gaga, some people say the new Madonna, will continue rocking our worlds with her awesome music.


Here is one of my favorites, Telephone ft Beyonce. Enjoy fellas!









Friday, July 30, 2010

Summer, working hours in Madrid


So after almost 3 years in Madrid working for the same company, I have just realized that the reason why we are working a shift from 8 to 15 is that allegedly during the other seasons we work 15 additional minutes that compensate the non working hours of the summer.

Curious thing though, because this country I believe is the only one with this kind of schedule in Europe.

The excuse for this, spanish people say, is the high temperatures. Which I must agree and disagree. Spain is not the hottest place I have lived in, but in this moment having a "summer shift" is very convenient.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Tempestad?

Me encanta pensar que hay gente que lee esto. Sobre todo gente de aquella pequena isla que deje hace ya casi 3 anos.

Me encanta pensar que puedo disfrutar de muchas cosas, de pequenos detalles que hacen mas grande nuestra vida.


Me encanta pensar que soy tan feliz cuando me llama mi madre, mi padre, mi hermano o la viejola.. porque se que piensan en mi y se preocupan por saber como estoy a pesar de la distancia. Porque a pesar de la distancia siguen siendo mi familia.


Me encanta pensar que puedo disfrutar de mi trabajo, unas veces mas que otras. Pero que hasta el momento no he dejado de crecer a nivel profesional y de aprender tantas cosas que probablemente tambien me hubieran gustado compartir con mis amigas en Santo Domingo. Aquellas que sencillamente decidieron que tener una familia era su plan de vida o que quedarse en aquella tierra era su felicidad.


Me encanta darme cuenta de que puedo poner la radio o buscar una cancion en internet de un grupo en donde toca un viejo amigo. Gente que, independientemente la tierra gire y vaya a su ritmo, quiero y querre por mucho tiempo.

Me encanta pensar que puedo equivocarme todavia muchas veces, y que gracias a Dios y a la edad que tengo todavia tengo tiempo para redireccionar mi camino si fuera necesario.


Me encanta pensar que la mirada es el reflejo del alma. Y que nuestras acciones son el reflejo de lo aprendido y asumido.

Me encanta creer que todavia hay esperanza para aquellos que quieren volver a enamorarse o volver a creer en la gente. Tal vez para envolverse de nuevo en una sabana sin escape, o tal vez para amar/querer mejor y mas fuerte.


Hoi An (2/3)

The morning welcomed us with a not so bright day. A "banana" pancake for breakfast, the option of checking the emails with a very limited internet access, so it went on and off a few times. I had the opportunity to post to all of you saying how great I was spending my vacations. We left our dirty clothes so that the hotel crew did our laundry.

And after doing all of that, we head off to the beach! So we rented 4 bicycles direction Hoi An beach.

The road was very rustic, chaos in the transportation (bikes everywhere and cars that didnt indicate where they were heading). Despite of that, there were many beautiful views you wouldnt imagine.


(Picture of the view.. taken when returning from the beach)




When we first arrived to the beach, there was a bicycle "parking". So we left the bikes there with their locks, and as in any other beach, there were people trying to sell us an umbrella to sit next to. But in the end, the 4 of us only wanted to lay down in the sand, enjoy the weather, the sound of the sea... the simpleness of doing absolutely nothing, but enjoying a great place.
We walked around, A.L. took some professional pictures to us, and to the people around.

We enjoyed the beach, the waves, the heat...
After a while, it was time for lunch. So there were several places to go.. jeje with a very strong local touch. Employees of each food "restaurant" (if I might call it that way) will fight to have you eating in their locals.


So we chose. And we chose the food... and it took a WHILE for our food to be served. It was kind of irritating, because once you leave the beach all you want is to eat a cow.

But of course, the wait was easier to manage, thanks to all the independent vendors that were passing by. Selling sunglasses, jewlery made out of coconuts, and other decoration stuff... I thought those things only happened in my island... but it seemed to be a common thing in Vietnam.

After an awesome afternoon at the beach, we went back to the area in which the hotel was located. The idea of renting a motorbike excited the 4 travelers. So that we did! It was my first time! And first times are G.O.O.D. The adrenaline and "nerviousness" were up enough, although i did saw my life in danger a few times ajajajaja... A.L. was the rider and he didnt even have a drivers license...

We finally arrived the hotel, picked up our laundry (which was not only clean but with a great aroma!, the vietnamese service is outstanding!), and went to the room to change and get ready for the party. The party we didnt enjoy the night before but of which we had made great expectations.