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  I upload my contents like every day, and like every day, I take a second to thank whomever deity might make people click on my posts, I upload today’s post. And instead of the delightful thrill, I get by seeing my posts flying on the web. I get chills because the generous spirits (genies…

Odawara: Its treasures and pinky ninja

The first time I visited Odawara, I didn’t know what to expect, but as soon as I saw it,  I fell in love, metaphorically and literally.  And even now after so many years, it still speaking to me. And to many people, because even the samurais stop to take photos in front of it (Odawara…

Miyazaki: And his magic at Kichijōji

  As I arrived at Kichijōji station, I couldn’t help but notice little gnomes, faceless ghosts and other “magical” creatures walking around. They all seemed busy and preoccupied. And although I gave them the best of my smiles, they were not kind because they didn’t stop to help me when I asked them for directions.…

Japanese theater: Noh and Kyogen

The origins of Noh theater can be traced back to the 8th century,  when sangaku, a form of entertainment that included music and performances was brought from China. But as everything that arrives in Japan “sangaku” would go under a transformation, becoming Noh, one of the most emblematic cultural expressions that would ever be born. Noh…

English and Español

  If someone would come and ask me if I can write in English and Spanish in the same way, I would honestly say that I can’t, because they are utterly two different languages. Spanish is a Roman language, and English, although, carries words from Latin and French, is part of the Germanic roots language…

Columbus: It’s America silly billy

  I truly don’t understand what is all this fuzz around Columbus day, seriously, I don’t understand it myself. I am latinoamerican, and I can’t understand how can we celebrate a man who thought had arrived in India.  India..!! I mean, I love India but come on..! India is on the other side of the…

Life at 19: Life at 38

    Getting into the little Italian restaurant, I used to visit many years ago, brought back memories.  I was happy to be back.  When the waitress came to take my order, I couldn’t help making conversation, so I told her I was going to tell her a tiny little secret. She was so curious.…

Lunch with myself: Learning to live in the present

  For a hyper person such as myself, who always wakes up with a to-do list every morning living in the moment is a challenge..!!  Oh boy..!! And to make things worse, I have a great memory..! So if you ever told me the story of your life, I will probably remember it the rest…