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In a few words: special effects were awesome. My only regret is that they didn’t change the story line… The ending would have been more interesting with the big Kong finding a female and having a gang of babies Kongs invading New-York!! 😆

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Today I’m a quarter of a century old.

This morning I had to wake up early to work at the office. I didn’t mind that much since I sincerely prefer force myself to wake up early, than forcing myself to go to bed early the day of my birthday…

At noon D came to pick me up to go at the restaurant. The Mandarin is a all-you-can-eat buffet: you pay a fixed price for filling your plate as much, and as many times as you want. Usually you go prepared for such an event, i.e. D didn’t have anything for breakfast prior to that. We came out of that place completely filled, walking like ducks, bien gavés. Three hours later we are still digesting.

Tonight we’ll go to the movies. I hope “King Kong” is worth it. At least with a 3 hours long movie, I see our tickets as an investment! ha ha.

Little note about today’s date: As mentioned in Giulieta’s blog, December 28 in Spain and Argentina (and I believe all Latin America) is the day of the “santos inocentes”, the equivalent of April fools’ Day. However in the Roman calendar of the church (observed by some of the Lutheran churches too), the day of the Holy Innocents is in remembrance of the children slain by Herod’s command at Bethlehem after Jesus’ birth. According to the Gospel of Matthew 2:16–18:

“When Herod realized that he had been outwitted by the Magi, he was furious, and he gave orders to kill all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity who were two years old and under, in accordance with the time he had learned from the Magi. Then what was said through the prophet Jeremiah was fulfilled: “A voice is heard in Ramah, weeping and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because they are no more.”

— New International Version.


That was my surprise for Christmas. I wouldn’t have thought of it by myself since it took me an eternity, a couple of years ago, to decide myself in buying the portable CD player, which I still have and works very well thank you. It was very nice to be able to listen to music during my travels through Europe though (specially while waiting for a train, a plane or a long commuting). I’ve never got stolen, but I heard horror stories about travelers who had their whole Cd collection disappearing… That was one of the reasons I didn’t want anything fancy, but hey, don’t ask me to leave home for more than 2 months with no mean to listen to MUSICA. Impossible.

Ok, so let me introduce this tiny, shiny (for now), jelly bean of Network Walkman by Sony. Mine is “Coconut White”, but there is also Licorice Black, Tropical Ice Blue and Cotton Candy Pink!

  • The design I find more interesting than the squared Ipod.
  • The program to transfer the music from my Cds to The Bean is quite easy to use (hey, if I can, everyone can!).
  • No more worries about buying and carrying batteries when traveling: The Bean has up to 50 hours of battery life, and charges fast.
  • Memory of 1GB (it means about 695 songs…)
  • All this can hold in my hand! Ach, technology is amazing! (I almost said magic again… ooops!) heehee =)

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D will have his lazer surgery soon. No more eye glasses for him!


De todo un poco

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