mardi gras

•02/26/2009 • Leave a Comment

neworleansI went to New Orleans for Mardi Gras:

crowded streets day and night,

people drinking and dancing outside,

carnival parades, beads thrown out of the balconies,

jazz clubs, a majority of black people, seafood, sun,

very nice and welcoming people.


tree in red

•02/02/2009 • 1 Comment


[walking around in Berkeley]



•02/02/2009 • 1 Comment

I’ve never done this before… Answering Filipa‘s call, here are my 8 dreams:


to never stop learning,
to live life to its fullness,
to keep the real friends forever,
to always enjoy every sunrise and every sunset like the first time,
to have a glimpse of heaven,
to always live the present moment as a gift, 
to never forget that the only measure of my words and my deeds is the love I leave behind,
to live to see a world where peace and love are more important then wars and hatred.


Whoever visits me and feels like continuing the call, be my guest :)

sea lions

•01/18/2009 • 7 Comments


[Fisherman’s Wharf]

the sea lions took over Pier 39 back in 1989

(after the earthquake) and now they just lie there in the sun,

barking, protected from the killer whales and sharks

and waiting for the tourists. 

drought in CA

•01/14/2009 • Leave a Comment

drought“The past two days have felt like summer in California,

as unseasonable warmth sweeps the state –

– possibly presaging a third straight year of drought,

a worrisome possibility for a state already hit hard by the economic downturn.”

in WSJ, Jan 14th 2009

climate change

•01/12/2009 • 2 Comments

weather[week Jan 12 – Jan 17, 2009]

even in california, and specially in the bay area,

it’s suppose to be winter now… sunny but cold, or even rainy.

However, it feels like summer!

it’s good but kinda crazy!

cal academy of sciences

•01/11/2009 • 2 Comments

calacademysciences“aquarium, planetarium, and

a natural history museum under one living roof.”

very interesting exhibits

under an architecturally beautiful and

environmentally friendly building.