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Jumping High – recurring dream

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Caballitos de Totora. Huanchaco, Perú
Caballitos de Totora. Huanchaco, Perú

Ever since I started skating, when I was an adolescent, I always had this dream that I could make the craziest tricks  when I would jump using my skates. It felt as if my jumps lasted so long that I would gain consciousness of those instants and would allow me enough freedom to move as I pleased. So being conscious of this ability, I jumped, spinned, did flips without the fear of falling in the ground and hurting myself. During the dreams I would perform several jumps consciously in locations that I frequent in the real world.

Now I am older and have stopped skating. But in one than more occasion I have had this dream where I can perform jumps similar to those I had during my skating days, this time, without my skates. One day I dreamed that I was in a highway, in a section that looks a lot like the section between Divisa and Penonome, with long straight roads dissected by rivers and with green trees on the sides of the road. This dream took place in a highway section nearby a river, and in the middle of the road, there were long vessels made out of woven straws,  just like the peruvian “caballitos de totora” except that these where really long and very flexible.   Read the rest of this entry »

Raining in Paradize

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The paradize where we spent one day

Around 5:30 a.m. we took off from Peter’s house towards the Panamanian Paradise called San Blas by the Spaniard, or Kuna Yala by their righteous indigenous owners. By car we left the city and we got to the protected indigenous territory, with the sun rising on our right side, and the marvelous hills covered by dense tropical forest. Sporadically tucan birds would fly on our side, accompanied by curious monkeys that would get their morning snack from the leafy trees.

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Fields of Dreams 3 of 4 – Partying in Panama (2005)

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So back in the day when we did not have the Little Pentagon (the new US American embassy in Panama) lying in our backyard, there was a spot were kids mainly from the former Canal Zone (Zonians) would have lots of fun parties. The following is the third out of four videos that documented our adventures. This one is on our way back, enjoy!

Note: for an amplified enjoyment of the video you might want to turn on the closed captions (CC button on the right bottom corner of the video screen)

Ostriches chasing humans in Panama! (or maybe not)

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Beware, ostriches!!!! Here I give you another jewel from the past. Check out the wild life from Capira, Panama. Enjoy =)

Vida Salvaje en Panamá: Nativos panameños son perseguidos por avestruces (o tal vez no).
Wild Life in Panama: Native Panamanians being chased by ostriches! (or maybe not)

This is the first video on Drivenet’s Quasi-Suspense Series.

The pope, monkeys and mating felines…

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I woke up very tired. Slowly thoughts came back to my head increasing like a tidal wave.

Pope Benedict XVI
Pope Benedict XVI. Source: Google Images.

I was sitting at the time and frequency lab at home. All my lab mates were there sitting in high school chairs making a circle. Pope Benedict was sitting there as well, with his white gown all the way to the RIGHT side. He stood up and handed us fliers so that we could choose the meal we were going to have later.

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La Fabrika de Panamá – July 10, 2008

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Ok, it is finally happening: I am writing on my blog again! After a few weeks without blogging activity, I finally made it back to Atlanta, so it’s about time to catch up with the writing. So I guess I will be recounting the interesting things I saw in Panama during my visit, starting with la Fabrika de Panama, arts event at the White Elephant Building in the Santo Tomas Hospital (Panama city Panama).

The "White Elephant" Building
El Elefante Blanco, Hospital Santo Tomás

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