Category Archives: Random

Fires in Valparaiso (Pt. 1)

It started off as the quintessential perfect day in Valparaiso – the sun was shining bright, not a cloud to be seen, and its colorful, picturesque hills were calling us to explore them. We set out through the foothills making it up to the lively Cerro Alegre and Cerro Conepción to take pictures, view the bay, and have some lunch […]

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Matthei and 7 ELEVEN

Yesterday I got back into Santiago and noticed all of the presidential and parliamentary campaign posters throughout the city. Evelyn Matthei’s especially caught my eye, not necessarily because I was attracted to it but because of its striking  resemblance to the well-known, US convenient store, 7 Eleven. I couldn’t stop laughing, but it made me wonder: 1. Who had that […]

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Suicidal Tendencies in Valparaiso

Last Friday was my first concert in Valparaiso, and I got to see Suicidal Tendencies (ST), a pioneer band in punk/ hardcore/ thrash/metal or ”crossover metal”. They are currently on tour promoting their new album ‘’13’’ and filming their shows for an upcoming video. This is what you missed if you unfortunately did not make it to the Valparaiso show (they also […]

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My Alchemist Moment

I recently had an “Alchemist moment” involving the town Vicuña in the Elqui Valley and kaki (persimmon). What do these two things have to do with alchemy? Nothing, other than the allusion to The Alchemist by Pablo Coelho where Santiago, the main character, travels from Andalucía and through North Africa in search for treasure prophesied through a reoccurring dream which […]

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Ser Embajador

Recuerdo que la charla en que el Rector nos despedía como grupo de estudiantes que íbamos de intercambio dijo una frase que encontré muy atinada, aunque varios la deben haber encontrado algo cursi: “ustedes serán embajadores de su universidad y de su país, llevarán su nombre a lugares y personas donde el contacto con ustedes dejará una imagen de dónde […]

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No Ahora… No Así

El pecho empieza a oprimir y un dolor que nunca habías sentido empieza a apoderarse. Un dolor que nunca has sentido y empieza a irse a tu brazo. El brazo se duerme y el pecho sigue doliendo parece que ya no tienes control, la cabeza ya no controla al cuerpo. El cerebro en el que basas toda tu confianza y […]

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I’m not ‘Spanish’!

Welcome to one of my rants. I’ve been away from the blog for a while and have been back in the states. I figured I might as well write a rant about the US since Chile is usually the topic of discussion…and there are far too many rants to write about Chile in the future. 😉 I really have a problem with […]

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Miedos

Cuando niño, noches sin dormir por miedo a pesadillas De grande, queriendo dormir para no vivirlas Los miedos moldean y definen No se puede escapar, inevitablemente llegarán El preocuparse no los aleja y difícilmente prepara El momento de la verdad llega Y sólo queda el actuar Para la niebla disipar Sólo ahí se entenderá Que las acciones son las que […]

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