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The year of Bruce Lee…and I welcomed it in Seattle, where his and his son Brandon gravesite are to be found. On a more delightful and playful mood, here it is how the next year will be.

2012: What will happen.

JANUARY: Someone named Theresa will have my glasses on the 1st day of the year, I will get them back on the 2nd. Will watch The Godfather and think about moving to a lil village in Sicily. I will fly back to Berlin, instead, with no delays, and even if I get stuck in London I won´t be able to see Pec, because she will be working and BA will make me fly in the afternoon. Also I won´t be able to see Cruz as she would still be in Madrid. Will go to Henry Rollins gig with my mate Sam. Will join a Crossfit gym or start long distance running, altogether with Power Yoga and Chi Kung with my friend Pablo. And I will stick to it. Stalk the fancy people at Berlin fashion week. Specially heterosexual men.

FEBRUARY: One month no smoke.Think to go back to fashion biz, and discard it. I will be working my ass off, for petty coins, it will be freezing and snow will break in. The Bright Tradeshow won´t send me the press pass, and I would tell their corporate asses to stay away from the true spirit of skateboarding and all boarding sports: FREEDOM you fools. I will be single yet again in St. Valentine´s day but getting lots of good sex.  I will tour with Pec, or at least I will be in London. I can write now…oh no hold it, that´s an illusion.

MARCH: Biz takes off. Like seriously. Find a nice, cheap apartment in Moabit or Treptower Park, because I can´t live with the NK hip anymore, and I need nature. Although I might reconsider it and stay close to my friends in da hood.  We will jump into Spring, the season most hated. I will be allergic starting next month and single. Will wish to go to Japan, to say goodbye to friend Aitana, but I will be working my ass off and poor. Fidel Castro dies. The end of an era. Tresca´s birthday.

APRIL:  I will be on B2 of Deutsch, and able to have a decent conversation. At least. Or talk nonsense with a nice accent. I will be making millions.And writing a lot. Will be almost fit, back to a normal 125 pounds and eating good. I might get a boyfriend, just for the sake of having a boyfriend. Wait no, I have no time. My mother´s birthday.

MAY: Go to London, to be amazed by this in case i can´t make it to ATP. Buy a rodie to run with friends Sam and Marta. Enjoy two days of sun for the first time since arrival. Get amazingly cured from allergy, and enjoy Spring. Ha. I will buy my ticket to India. Go somewhere to surf and chill.

JUNE: Will go to Ibiza to pay a quick visit to my parents and my dog, chill at the beach and smoke weed…NO wait…this is my 5th month no smoking…anything. Crack included. Will get my hair cut at my favourite hairstylist in San Antoni, a Scottish sexy man.Second time I will cut my hair in the year, probably last. On my way there, a  quick stop in Madrid to see friends, meet Tresca´s daughter, Molly than by then will be sleep trained and actually walking. She will probably hold a MBA in Business, as well.

JULY: We will have two days of summer, and everyone in Berlin will run to the lakes. Will go to the Berlin Fashion Week, and maybe bump into Angelica. I will get a smartphone, because it is about time. Will have lots of work and make lots of money. New twist in the occupying movement, now revolution is coming late fall, right before the World ends. We will have a Green November instead of a Red October.

AUGUST : Will work even more, write even more, and ride a whole lot more. Will go to my brother´s wedding in India, and celebrate my 32 years of age with friends and family in southern India. I will celebrate in Chennai my brother´s wedding, and will cry a lot, dance a lot and hug people a lot. Hang out with friends and family. Feel much love.

SEPTEMBER: Travel to Kerala, to stay in an ashram for a month. Get my first yoga teacher training. Write a lot.

OCTOBER: Meet up with my friend Rodrigo in Nepal, to trek the Himalayas. Will stay there for a while, and meet interesting people, in the amazing land. One week volunteer in Lhasa. Revolution is coming.

NOVEMBER: We are taking the streets, and there is a global change a conscious change. Will most likely move to Malaysia or India, on a new job position. Book publishing deal. Get married, because some say the end of the World is near. And I will rethink my position and actually get married.

DECEMBER: Will spend Christmas with my family for the first time in two years. …….

So that´s it. Read also this  post about how to face the New Year.

Loads of love and aspirations.

xxx

L

I have always loved Adriano Celentano, and this video makes me laugh.

Dai Azurri!

Grande amore per tutti.

xxx

L

P.S. Although my favourite Mina´s song is L´eclipse Twist that is the opening of master Antonioni´s master piece L´eclipse, and one of my favourite all times films.

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It´s magic.

Today, as an unstated Christmas tradition to many families, unconventional and untraditional families as well, my dear brother in arms Mr. Rat (a truly nonbeliever in the spirit of Christmas) and myself went and watch that wonder that is Hugo 3D by Mr. Scorsese. The film follows the story of a poor boy living in a mix of what seems the Gare de Lyon and the Gare Saint-Lazare, the train station once portrayed wonderfully by  Claude Monet. Story is set on the 30s, the brewing time of hatred in Europe, right after the WWI, you know the setting on which the New World Order appeared as expressed on the Fourteen Points by  former president Woodrow Wilson.

Dickens, dickens, dickens.Blah blah…hold it!

Aside from the technical excellence of the film, set design, custom design, actor´s direction and performance (oh Christopher Lee), it looks back on the steaming history of entertainment and filmaking, as well as rendering  homage to George Melies, greatgrandfather of Science Fiction. And for whom I have always had some sort of loving, ever since I did this research on him on my first year of Design school (which allowed me to become friends with three wonderful creative minds).

This film, even if you don´t believe in magic, Christmas or dislike family films, is one that HAS TO BE WATCHED, undoubtedly.

Loads of love and MAGIC.

xxx

L

Believe.

And it has beautiful Satie as part of the soundtrack. Click image below if you would like to hear it.

As much as words are loved, therefore loved the speeches and monologues of everlasting hoopla or the relevance of ideas put into verb.It is in silences when essence sometimes shines. That and the mastery of melancholy, make Aki, special, and a favourite of mine.

Dont miss it.

Loads of love and enjoy the quietness.

xxx

L

At one of the many Berlinale parties, the one for the workers, volunteers and collaborators of this year fest, I got lucky enough to meet a lot of wonderful characters, although it is to my belief by now that most people in this city is a certain character per se. Free drinks through the night ensured a good share of fun for everyone. Also the karaoke run by the same guy that runs the Mauer Park Sonntag Karaoke, helped to get us in the mood. I met Marta in the bathroom queue. She is fun, and adorable and she is now working for the In-Edit Film Fest, that is a newcomer to Berlin this year, after many succesful years in Barcelona.  Music, film and pop culture…it simply doesn´t get any better than that.

As a preview in their program the festival will be screening exclusively as a pre-opening event  the documentary by American film maker Yoni Leyser  ” William S. Burroughs- A Man Within“.

Film screening and presentation will be held at Berlin´s place to be HBC, first of nearly spring month of March.

To miss not.

Loads of love and lovely cultural contacts.

xxx

L

Despite all the negative stereotypes, it seems to me like a land full of life. I was in awe after working  as a translator at Berlinale Premier of  ” Karen llora en un bus” (Karen cries on a bus)

This is what it is to be a woman, when in the verge of self-discovery avoid to let yourself fall in the arms of the so called male love, so that you can take a step in the shade of a pair of pants, rather than owning your personal pair. Sometimes it is about choosing love or life. I chose life, and I don´t regret it, the woman you become once you cut off from a suffocating, stagnating relationship is by all means, the woman you are meant to happen.

Really good film, with a wonderful hommage to Eric Rohmer, and simple and unpretentious. Also the whole cast and staff is absolutely delightful. They are currently looking for distribution in Spain, and i hope they actually get it so that you can all run to your indy film theatre of choice and enjoy it. However  the case…there must be something in the air of Bogota, because once I met those people (Gabriel, Angela, Alejandro…) I thought of Laura, Bogota pride.

Good people, fun times.

Loads of love and good films.

xxx

L