Thursday, December 31, 2009

400 hundredth post in New years eve

I just came back from hunting a Nazari palace here in Granada , I was fasting so I ate - a lot!!- and I am really thinking about not going anywhere to see the new years celebratoin ,,,, I guess i am gonna take a nap and then go eat grapes infront of the municipality of Granada and call the night off.
Happy new year folks ... although it gets old over the years!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

New Banner

Officially in Love with Granada!!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


Sometimes you concentrate in a picture back there in your memory that it gets hazy , lighter and blurred .... Robert De Niro is responsible in a way

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Its December!!

Autosystem correction

When I am wide awake I get sometimes the urge to cry loudly ,, you know Not the gasping and sniffing crying but the loud crying with huge huge amounts of air sucked in after each round.
I rarely get to do this during the day , but sometimes I wake up and find that my subconscious has done it on my behalf: my pillow is full of eyeliner. Thats not sad by the way , its the most normal thing when you wish to have things you will never ever have ..

The hardest of all that it is not that somebody is holding you back , its YOU who does not accept it.. Its nice to have principles but sometimes - at some hard evil times- you just wish that a miracle would have the kindness to come and ease your ethical torture ...

I wish I can say more, but I am just wishing that this will pass ... I am looking forward to the day when I look back at now and say: Oh,, that was stupid!! ... but what hurts the most that NOW you have to leave behind you the dearest face you ever saw ... Now thats really sad!


Just came across a Spanish series that tells the love story between two women!!! Never been disgusted more in my life!! Yeah yeah call me homophobic , but its extreme YUCK!!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Here Comes the Bride

They are here ,,,,

The blue filter for the new lens
The new lens , 55-200 mm in her usual shape
Zooming at the top of her lungs!
Welcome Dudesssssssss

Shyzcophronic flower buying behavior

I bought myself a red rose .. I deserve one

Qudate ,, no te vayas !!

"Simplicity is the thing that makes you smile when they play your favorite song in the radio"

Ay Señor señor ,,, dile que no se vaya !!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Close your eyes , It just happened!!

Thursday english nights Rock!!!
Yesterday I joined the group a little late (one hour 20 minutes late)(thats not a 'little'!) .. Andres brought me the book he told me about but he kept obessesing about where should I put it , how should I hold it and how should I treat it ... God its so much fun watching him obsees!!! (its so much fun watching him only ,,, you know , because he looks like someone!! ) ...

And yeah , one important thing: You know when you feel like you needed a video camera to show you how stupid did you look at the time? ... Antonio came to pick me from the cathedral pavement and we crossed the street in a place that has no pedestrians path , and with the accident that happened to my friends the day before I froze, and did not want to look to my left so I will not look to death in the eye!!! heheheh , obviously I managed to cross the street and get home in one piece.

Its funny really that I always pay attention to the name of the places where we go and sometimes take a picture of the sign , but yesterday I did not know the names of the two places we went to. One of them has stalls so it hurt me legs!! I felt like dangling from the ceiling but I loved everything , the waiter who speaks english and helps with the conversation and the other waiter who gives a wink with his right eye after each sentence he says.

We were sitting on two tables and the place was so loud so the conversation was divided in two groups ... I loved everything especially when I first came in and they were all drinking something and they told me guess what are we drinking , I was like: What? they said: orgasmo and I was like !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! what the hell!!! (This is one of the scenes when my mind opens a theater curtain, music rolls dom dom dom dom and I play the scene again but in JORDAN ... I am sitting with friends , let say in jabal amman , I say what are you drinking? they say: Orgasm... I might really and actually pass out!!) but I laughed, you know its fun , just fun.

The group in the first place ,,, the new guy is Alberto , one more wonderful addition to the group

I just paid attention to the shirt colors!! Is he a barcelona dude? ... Andres posando como un nino mimado ,,, guapooooooo

La chica mas guapa de toda españa ... Puri :)

Thats the ¨Torro¨in the second place we went to (we just crossed the street and entered the first place we found) ... well this place was a little different of all the places I have been to before , its called ´Bodega¨ ,, its a type of place were people eat and drink standing up!! it had a lot of Pig meat hanging from the ceiling and barrels of wine and beer so I felt funny at the beginning but I thought "If friends did not get me in here I would never know what is inside, and i will keep wondering" ...

I have a feeling with this entire experience in process that I am a child who is entering a new world , with all the sets of things this world has ,,, It just shocked me that people eat standing up , but what startled me more when Javier took his wine glass as we left!!

I thought "Maybe its the habit around here ,, you pay for a glass and you can take it home!" I asked him if he has paid attention that the cup was still in his hand , he said its a protesting gesture, as the owner of the bodega kicked everyone out before he could take the time to finish his drink... Smart!

Then , in front of a yellow mail box he put the cup and kept walking .. I thought to myself " We should have broken the cup ,, throw it toward the wall and listen to the sweet voice of glass crashing,,, Very mean?" ...

Yeah i know , I might be an "action seeker" I like to see things crashing , breaking , exploding ,I love abnormal things , and thats exactly what happened today but in the least way expected ... I have heard much about people finding friends with whom they "click" .. you know how wonderful the expression is? "Click" ,, connect with no effort,, sometimes I look to everything and feel like the whole world is a chess board where chess pieces are being moved by a higher power .. Thats Allah who has put Javier in my way , so we would talk about things I never thought I will talk about.

Am not trying to recall the conversation because its kept in me for its too important , but we talked about God , Jesus , Mary , Purity , Love , freedom .. even smokers right to be treated equally as non-smokers ... Sometimes there are things that happen and give you the feeling that all what you lived before was just an introduction!! What are the odds that you will find a TRUE friend in a stand up bar in a far far city called Granada in a far far country called Spain!!

Gran via was totally deserted ,, no body left except for us ,,, and under the green light of the traffic light I was so happy , I felt like dancing , Frank Sinatra was prancing inside my head singing "Strangers in the night" ... What does a person who met you twice know about you? still , thats the best kind of strangers in my eyes ... Gracias amigo :)

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Just take a deep breath :)

I should just take a deep breath before I go buy the new lens!!!
I am soooooooooooooo thrilled ,,,, Ahhhhh , if only time would pass a bit faster

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Crazy evening revising Katakana in the Cafeteria

You know the moment when I get inspired? I just feel like i am gonna study it all in one blow...
I grabbed my japanese books , laptop , camera and coffee mug and went down to the cafteria, Just for a change.

Scene 1: Takwa san studying like a good girl ... listening to Cat Stevens
Scene 2: Takwa gets a little bored m a guy and a girl are sitting in the next table so to make a conversation Takwa san waves "Got a cigarette?" and they are like yessss , were are you from? what do you study? you are muslim? Jordan? oh yeah petra and the conversation rolls.
Scene 3: The guy "Fran" tells me that his parents are divorced , his mum is a french plastic surgeon who owns 3 clinics in Spain and works in New york were he lived for 17 years (and still speaks funny english) .
Scene 4: Fran says that boobs made of silicon dont feel as good as real boobs!!!
Scene 5: He holds on a bit and then says: I love your eyes!! another moment passes and he says: Can I have them?!!!
Scene 6: Fran says: I know jordan , there you are not allowed to drink but you can marry 4 women... is it the same Jordan I know?
Scene 7: Mami (The girl) tells him that if you are just gonna go on cheating on your girl friends then marrying four woman is a batter option.
Scene 8: Fran tells Mami: Will you come to my house? Mami looks at me and says: He is such a peg!
Scene 9: Fran shows me a tatoo with the inicilas of the girl he really loved , her name is Mami! Mami tells me that she is 21 and has been in a relationship for 5 years, her man is in Germany now , i ask her whats his name? she says: Fran!!!!!!!
Scene 10: Mario enters the Cafeteria like a thunder storm while Fran and Mami are talking m he sits next to me and says: Are they in love?!!
Scene 10: A friend of Fran and Mami comes along ,, Hi my name is Christine,,, I am Takwa nice to meet you ,, and she says: Do you have an ad on the web for arabic classes? I am like "What the hell!! how do you know?" she says "I contacted you 3 months ago" ... PS: I was in Jordan 3 months ago!!

A group of boys come in to play with this ugly baby foot ,, and God there goes the yelling the thumping the kicking and ohhh yeah the Cursing!! Each and every curse i have ever learned in the Castellan language was said over and over , meanwhile Mario was fighting with Fran over who is more important Economics (Frans major) or Political sciences (Marios major) ... I wanted to stick their tongues to the ceiling .

The storm passes and I am safe for a while , Comes lujain , Goes , Mario is back after loading the washing machine with Esther and Antonio ,,, Antonio is a wonderful boy from Cordoba who is weird to be seen with Mario!! The biggest mouth on town!!

Scene 11: Mario asks if I have hair!! Then if he can see it!! Mami is just staring incapable to utter a word infront of those two lunatics ...

They go ...

Back to Scene 1: Takwa san is studying like a good girl
Scene 2: I feel so miserable and alone ... I wish they would come back ,, I think of Mom , no one is as true as she is , the world just does not feel right ,, no one really cares for me ,,, my true friends are somewhere behind facebook , they are unreachable,,, I have never felt totally and thoroughly like an ISLAND before..
Scene 3: I collect my stuff and leave the cafeteria , I find shurook so we go in together , 3 persons are waiting for the elevator (never happened before) so we take the stairs (Hell never happened before) ,,, and when we are one floor away from our rooms I find that girl , an asian girl I saw this morning in breakfast and did nit get the guts to ask her if she is japanes ... I stop and ask her in spanish if he is japanese m so she replies in english that she does not speak spanish , I repeat the question in english and he tells me no I am chinese , I teach chinese
Scene 4: I am in her room helping her translate a survey from chinese to english to spanish!! I can tell what is the word before she translates it because the kanjis have the same meaning as in japanese !!!
Scene 5: I am eating chinese sweets made from beans.
Scene 6: Xing Ling her name means : Heart and Soul!!
Scene 7: She tells me that she feels lonely and frustrated in Spain , she is afriad to go out and get lost then not find one person who speaks proper english to help her ..
Scene 8: We are making plans for two weekends!!
Scene 9: She asks how does it feel to have a religion and love a God
Scene 10: She leaves my room after I gave her a map of Granada and I tell her pointing to myself: You have family here.

God Bless Asia, nothing like the madhouse of Europe!!

Its early to say so but i have Family here ... Xing Ling Sye sye (Thank you in chinese)

Background song for my wandering around streets

Just listen to the music playing behind you ,,, feel like a star ,,, twinkle ,, fly ,, God bless you Cat Stevens!

あれ!!I wonder if thats truthful!!

TV friends: The friends who would never bail on you

One Entire Season in 14 Days!! Thats totally against my "Step by Step" TV policy!! Maybe its Spain?

I love this scene: Scrubs, Season 1 episode 23 My Hero

Skip to 1:40 ,,, theres the thing I totally like and agree with ... God bless yon Bambi

What difference a day makes? The difference is you

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Malaga: An almost perfect city!!!

Just back from Malaga ... so what is it with cities that have coast?!! Why I just cant be subjective with them?!! Malaga is just wonderful ... I meant to write a post about every trip I go to , and although this is my eighth trip here I have wrote only about the first trip ... I always come back with the head too high , so I cant write , and then when I can write the ideas would be long lost inside my head ...
Here I am jotting some thoughts about Malaga knowing that such a wonderful city will be treated unfairly with whatever words I get to use to describe her ... (Yes , I refer to cities as She's).

Alcazaba of Malaga,,, one last muslim castle that hung on the most after the conquest of Granada

Here we were climbing to a castle called Gibralfaro ,,, every time we have to climb something, this time a military muslim castle situated exactly on the peak of the highest mountain that overlooks the entire the whole shore!! God I was dying when I arrived up there
This is one of the photos I take thinking "Ok, I am gonna do my best but who cares: the view is too good to be captured!!"
Well ,, modestly speaking: I saw on souvenirs shop stnad actual POST CARDS which just look like this picture ,,,, Gaaaah .. Sometimes I think: yeah thats so good , some other times I think: Maybe its just so cleche that a fool with camera would have done the same ... what?

This is a Haiku moment .. there have been moments around here in Spain where I truly feel that my ancestors did not die ,, everything looks so familiar that I get the feeling that one of them might really cross the scene and pass by me ,,, they are so real ,,, I feel them all the time ,,,
They believed enough to make such a legacy , they had an ultimate trust in God that led them to all that glory and as soon as there relation with God withered , their legacy withered too ...

Plaza de torros ...
In this picture an idea pressed on my head "I want Mom!!" ... I have been here for 60 days an never said that phrase to myself ...
I dont miss her - I dont miss anyone or anything , its a decision- but I came to the conclusion that there is nothing real in my life but her... she is in me in each and every aspect of me - no matter how hard I try not to- and when my heart goes empty in front the vast sight of the sea no one deserves to pass my thoughts as much as her!!
Blowing my head off!!
Oh that was dull ... I hate modern art , I love a painting that has a chair , a window and little girl better !!!

Inside the Cathedral of Malaga ... Its my third cathedral in two months so I am getting a little bored especially that they have the same construction and style.

So I am new to Malaga , I dont know the rules of street shows , If we have to offer the guy some money or suppozed to just smile and leave ,,, this guy was standing holding the two canes who did not look like anything familiar at the time, he had a clowns red nose and gazing silent look,, when he saw people he left up the canes and the bubble formed as magic!! I was giggling so loud that he started laughing - I did not see it coming you know- ... our Guide was rushing through the city and if you spend more time looking at something you are risking getting lost in a big place,,, there were no ore soup on the bawl so he ran to bring some more from under a tree , everyone ran and when he left up his head and found that no one was left except for me...
Ask me why do I hate clowns? Because they make me so sad , so sorry , so bitter ... efffft

This old dude asked me to take a picture of him , he had this peace of cloth with him in a bag , he pulled it and put it on his head and then told me: I love to look like a muslim woman ... she has magic!! This is the second guy who uses the exact same words to describe muslim women!! What is it with spanish taste?
This street "Calle Marques de Larios" Is just amazing ,,, it was so festive and felt like christmas , there were people doing funny stuff on the sides , so interactive and entertaining... This clown teased me all the way , he insisted on playing with me - not knowing that clowns freak me out- so I played with him ,,, I walked the goofy walk and played mirror: I do whatever he does but to the opposite direction ,, I played the ball , i played the goofy look and when I was going to crack I went straight to his nose: pressed it as if it was a bell he cried out loud and went to the children crying telling them that I pressed his nose ...

He reminded of someone ... who?
I am stealing his heart ... I am well known for that you know

Writing my name forming a K ,,, still need a W and an A

Its just like a dream ,, like passing in the thoughts and memories of those who has been there before you... I am happy ,, I am going to write again ,, there is a device in my heart thats going back to life ... It IS

Hasta Prontoooooooooooooooo