Dejar de tomar Coca-Cola y otras historias

Como todo ser viviente en México y muchos países hermanos tercermundistas es mucho más fácil acceder a un refresco de gas que a una botella de agua (al menos así sentí que fue en un periodo de mi vida).

En lo personal llegué a tomar demasiada Coca-Cola en universidad. Recuerdo que nada más no desayunaba con Coca solo por que aun quedaba algo que me decía no lo hiciera. De ahí en adelante tomaba en el receso, luego a la hora de la comida en casa, en la cena, reuniones y salidas con los amigos.
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The year that goes away

2015 was a good year, I gained so much and I let go probably the double.

I’m closer to some people and appear to be more distant from others (affection, time and distance) but not really, I’m not envious of sharing time with people I care, but lately I’ve been focusing on me. Spending some time alone but not lonely. On doing stuff I really want, things I forgot because of the routine and all the stuff that keeps piling up, what we call life.

See you sometime in 2016. Or reading us.


2015 fue un buen año, aprendí mucho y dejé ir probablemente el doble.

Estoy más cerca de algunas personas y pareciera estar cada vez más distante de otros (afecto, tiempo y distancia) más no lo veo así, no soy envidioso de pasar tiempo con los que quiero, más últimamente me he enfocado en mi. En pasar tiempo solo y no solitario. En hacer cosas que quiero, cosas que he olvidado hacer por la rutina o las cosas que se apilan una sobre otra, lo que llamamos vida.

Los veo en alguna ocasión en el 2016. O solo nos seguimos leyendo.

Thanksgiving 2015

This was a nice year.

Loved the food and the good company.

Enjoyed small talks and silence.

Doing simple stuff and quiet free moments.

I continued letting go, getting lighter on stuff, body and mind.

Happy Thanksgiving.
C.T.

Paseo a rio en San Juan de Sabinas, Coah.

Me invitaron a un viaje de paseo a este banco de río algo escondido en las afueras de San Juan de Sabinas, que se encuentra cerca de Rosita, Coahuila.

Toda el area: Rosita, Palau y Múzquiz me dieron un aire de familiaridad como si ya hubiera estado ahí, no se si por el misticismo indio ó por la semejanza con algunas ciudades de California como Watsonville, Gilroy y Morgan Hill, fueron las que vinieron a mi mente por algunos detalles particulares como: las calles, algunos mercados, y sobre todo la limpieza de las calles. Continue reading “Paseo a rio en San Juan de Sabinas, Coah.”

San Juan de Sabinas river trip

I made a trip with some friends to this almost hidden river bank somewhere around San Juan de Sabinas, Coahuila near to Rosita, Coah.

The whole area and towns: Rosita, Palau and Muzquiz evoked a familiar air and feeling that I’ve been there before, don’t know if for the indian mysticism, or the alike of the towns to those I found around California like: Watsonville, Gilroy and Morgan Hill, those were the ones who came to my mind for few details I noticed like: the streets, some market stores, and the cleanliness of the streets over all. Continue reading “San Juan de Sabinas river trip”

R.I.P. Oliver Sacks

August 30, 2015 – Dr. Oliver Sacks neurologist, poet, writer and over all human, died at 82 from terminal cancer. He wrote about the process of facing his terminal illness. I read about it at his N.Y. Times Column Titled “My Own Life: Oliver Sacks on learning he has terminal cancer” and the farewell image that I found sad, brave, and humble, I saved it on my computer probably because it’s something I’m gonna use some day on my life and I’m not going to find better words than his. Continue reading “R.I.P. Oliver Sacks”

Interacting with our devices and AI to communicate with others

The way we communicate has changed a lot on the latest decades. The first email account I had years ago at university was accessed on a MS-Dos system (on a green monochromatic monitor), accessed by commands with no graphics. Then I was exposed to the graphic Internet during University with services like IRC, Chat rooms, Hotmail, Yahoo! mailing services and ICQ. It was a door open to the whole world, not just for chatting with locals.

When the cellphone started being popular among students in 2001 (here at my hometown Monclova, Coah.), sending texts was popular because of the cheap rates and instability of the charging system. Few years later Instant Messaging (IM) became very popular, things had changed recently with other Apps cutting and sharing the IM communications cake.

Nowadays besides just text you can talk in some of the latest VoIP technologies on Facebook Messenger, Skype, Google Hangouts, WhatsApp, FaceTime and so on if you rather using your data instead of just calling on the cellphone the old way. There are more than 2 ways of receiving a call. Continue reading “Interacting with our devices and AI to communicate with others”