Faces of travel

Faces of travel

I went to Mendoza on the weekend. Just put on my tennis shoes on and walked around the city for a whole day. I didn’t take my hair dryer, an extra change of shoes, a map, nor did I have a plan… it was so a-typical for me (more…)

Britney Spears and vineyards

Britney Spears and vineyards

I saw Britney Spears live in concert last night, ahhh (imagine the screaming of a crazed fan). I wouldn’t say I could be awarded the “crazed” fan status, but I’m certainly your average, I like her music for the gym and dancing, kind of fan. To be honest, I didn’t pay that much attention to the media stream of Britney Spears until they started calling me “Britney” at the gym, and then at Mauy Thai. I like to think that I look like her, because really, who doesn’t want to be compared to a super hot international pop star. (more…)

Story telling: Musicians in Manuel Montt Metro

Story telling: Musicians in Manuel Montt Metro

There are so many interesting folk who I walk past everyday in Santiago. A great example is a couple of classical musicians (who happen to be twin brothers), who play outside of a metro (subway station). They play so beautifully, but their music seems so out of place there.

I walked past them the other day when I had my camera with me and decided to make it into a quick video, because their reason for playing there is so sweet.

The link is (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_BVoKohBzA)

Disclaimer: The sound quality in the interview isn’t great, apologies for that. Accompanying music by the musician on the video, Fernando Acuna-Duffau.

 

Desperate for food and risking everything

Desperate for food and risking everything

I perused the isles of the supermarket today, trying to decide which meal I felt like the most for lunch, a little boy walking towards me down the empty isle caught my attention. He was quiet and slim wearing a t-shirt tightly on his body. As his mother looked at me frightened and panicked I looked back at the boy with sunken eyes who broke eye contact to look down to the floor, burrowing his neck into his shoulders. Then I realized (more…)

Work with meaning

Work with meaning

“Men wanted for hazardous journey. Small wages. Bitter cold. Long months of complete darkness. Constant danger. Safe return doubtful. Honour and recognition in case of success”.

― Sir Ernest Shackleton

 My friend Dan used to hate his job. (more…)