jueves, 19 de noviembre de 2009
jueves, 8 de octubre de 2009
I was trying to think in the perfect vacations, the vacations of my dreams, and I surprised myself when I realize that I’ve already had my perfect vacations. So, when I thought in my dreams vacations, this is what went through my mind: me, my sister and my mother in a shack, near the beach, in Quintero. Daddy was (and is) always working, so we never had a long-time vacation with him. So, there we were, only the three of us. I remember the shack, and it wasn’t too comfortable, but I’ve always thought that there’s nothing like sleeping in a place made completely of wood, so, been comfortable didn’t really matter.
I remember that when we were walking down the road to the beach, I always wanted to stop in a place full of videogames that was just in front of the beach. So, I remember playing in those machines and looking at my mom and sis at the same time. Then, after I’ve already wasted all my money, I remember myself running to the beach, throwing my t-shirt to the towels, and keep running until I could jump real high (for a kid) and fall right in a wave.
I remember being all the day in the beach.
I remember, it were like dream vacations.
jueves, 24 de septiembre de 2009
So I started playing basket in my school. But, after a short time, I felt that I wanted to play a little more. So I started to play for the municipality for Providencia, which is the one that corresponds to my old school.
But, ‘cause things are never always ok, basketball had an end for me.
It was a normal training, a month before the championship. We were playing like we usually do, but my partner didn’t think so. I was running, I jumped to make a point, and my partner, trying to stop me from doing it, made me an awful foul, that made go down to the ground. I thought it wasn’t really bad, until the doctor said to me that I needed a treatment, because for now on, my kneecap was going to get out of its place in any moment. Obviously, I couldn’t play the championship.
I think that’s my experience with my favorite sport, the basketball.
jueves, 13 de agosto de 2009
It toke me just one day, the first one, in the university, to realize that things here were a lot different than school.
The first thing I learned was that learning is not so important. I mean, it’s important, and really important, but it’s not everything. The first thing I learned, was that being the best in the class wasn`t really the idea of being here.
Now, in the academic side, I think that Anthropology and Social History were the signatures that made me got up early. Both were really interesting. Obviously, Psychology was a nice one too.
About my free time, I didn’t have much. But I think that that made me appreciate more the time I had for my friends and for myself. With my friends, we just hang out. I’m not, and I think my friends neither, a disco-person. So when we’re together, we just hag out. And in the time I had for myself, I just wanted to listen some music, read the books I bought and never had time for, smoke some cigarettes, and maybe juggle for a while.
The challenges I had to face in the first semester are not of a really different nature than the challenges of now, of this semester. Sure, this semester is going to be a little tougher than the first one, in the academic side, but I think that the real challenges are the ones that have a relation with your own thoughts, with your ideas, with the things you believe. I think that the real challenges are related with the compromise you have with your own ideas.
After all, the good things and the not so good things, I really appreciate the people I’ve met at this time.