A few days ago there was a storm (rain, thunder , lightning ) that prevented me to go out to the fields for working as usual, I stayed for a moment looking out the window mesmerized while Jackie asked me : Are you nervous? I said -No- but the true is that yes, I was nervous , I must confess!!! YES the heavy rains make me feel a little nervous, when I see it I go back years (1997-1998) when I was 8 years old I experienced one of the worst seasons on the Ecuadorian Coast (El Niño). Lisa asked in her last post to share our experience about “ El Nino Phenomenon“. I decided to share mine. Continue reading
I was born and grew up in a place where the sun rises every day at 6:00 am and sets at 6:00 pm, where the only seasonal changes which people feel worried about is if it rains a lot or a little. To explain:
Summer: Sunny, (sometimes sunny) – No rain – 25 º C-37 º C
Winter: Sunny, (sometimes sunny) – Rain – 25 º C-37 º C
as you can see the temperature is not something we worry about that is why the only thermometer you can find in our houses is the thermometer to know if someone has a fever or not.
It has been very difficult to coordinate my ideas and finally decide what to write? Having failed to do so for nearly five months.
A few days ago while I was organizing my room, I found a small book which I used as a diary when I lived in Massachusett three years ago, did not say very nice things about the United States in the first pages (especially for someone who was there for first time) weather, language, food, sometimes people, nothing seemed to be fine for me. The last pages were more subtle and tolerant even funnier.
The last sentence of the diary said “After two or three years that I read again these pages, I’ll sure laugh a lot” and I caught myself laughing as the diary said. Continue reading
Who doesn’t have a place where always find reasons for come back? It might won´t be forever but “La Mocora” the small village where I lived last year always give me reasons for come back. Last week I made a family meeting, We enjoyed a delicious roasted pig that someone gave me months ago. Of course I don´t have house there but I have a lot of good people I met, one of this good people let me make this meeting in his house.
How can you to thank when someone is so NICE with you? I know there is not way but I tried to do something about it.
I decided explore around and I found some nice rocks and I knew How to use it
kids painting rocks!
The countdown has begun! 180 days to collect 600,000 signatures. This is the last breath and hope for the Yasuni, after the National Assembly approved the executive order of President Rafael Correa. The Yasunidos group has taken the lead in this fight, they have already started the collecting of signatures in some cities of the country to apply for a referendum to be the people who decide whether or not exploded the field ITT in the Yasuni park. Continue reading