Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Arturito is the classical name for a parrot. Sure enough this one is called Arturito. He waves hello with his foot and also says HOLA except that I missed the shot.
This parrot reminded me of the story my mom always told about a parrot, names Arturito, of course, that they had growing up. Arturito used to wake them up. HUGO! JULIO! JUANITA! LEVANTENSE! ( Hugo, Julio, Juanita wake up!) . He also new a couple of obscene words which of course he called out whenever there was company. My uncles always claimed the parrot learned those awful words in the previous home he lived in.
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Thursday, July 19, 2012
I believe in Guatemalans... :)
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Dr. Barnoya was born in Guatemala city, January 23rd 1931. Medical Doctor from the University of San Carlos and postgraduate studies in Boston and New York in Urology. He performed the first kidney transplant in Guatemala.
He is know for being one of the main promoter of the "Huelga de Dolores" a parody put together by University students of San Carlos de Guatemala that comes out as a parade on the last friday of lent.
He is an absolutely charming man involved fully in life! We met him and took this picture at Sophos when he was presenting his book "Last Words". It also so happens that my daughter Megan goes to school with one of his grandsons!
Below the cover of the wonderful collection of short stories in his book "Ultimas Palabras" by José Barnoya García.
Page 92: The Irony
You can be proud, the inform revealed it is man, he has a cromosome X and a cromosome Y . Thirty three years later he was buried as XX.
Monday, July 16, 2012
This little barrio store called my attention for the name: Quincho Barrilete. Quincho Barrilete was the protagonist of the winning song of the Song Festival OTI 1977. Quincho was a poor but happy and free boy.
|A typical mattress store in Avenida Bolivar Guatemala City|
While doing some planning today I said the extra five days before the actual delivery will be our "colchón". Colchón literally mattress and in this context is used like "time buffer".
The same would go for having money buffer. I am maybe guessing it comes from the tradition of keeping the money saved in your colchón.
Sunday, July 15, 2012
This is the central park of the city of Guastatoya which is the "cabecera", capital, of the department of El Progreso. El Progreso is in east of the country and is one of the least populated department with less than 200,000 people.
Saturday, July 14, 2012
1 To buy hand made clay coin banks shaped as fruits or secret wood boxes.
2 Go through there on the way to Finca Filadelfia