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Sep 20, 2010 - Bull fights in taxi style adventure

wow. Haha I guess I seem to start my entries with wow a lot huh? No wonder. Just to keep those of you updated on my emotional statuses... this past week has been more or less hard for me. I have had SO much free time and I had no idea what to do with it. It was intensified by wanting to work on the house I am "supposed" to be moving into, but not having any resources to do so. But alas I ended up buying all the paint for the house, now I just need brushes to appear magically, and someone to fix the fucking roof. hahah. I was inside the...

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Sep 16, 2010 - Leopord Man, Margaritas, Free time

Hm.. Where to start. This always seems to be the question I have nowadays. Well last night the official celebrations of 200 years of independence of Mexico begun. Usually there are big FESTIVALS in the main streets... ect, music, churros, lots of special fried Mexican food. A friend and I (Miely)walked all the way to the main street where the festivities were. There was a huge ass line to get into some crowded area where the music would be happening... so we decided to walk back to the main square in the center of Merida. Miely practicing...

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Sep 12, 2010 - Sit. relax. eat corn.

Oh wow. Fustrations. Where do they originate from? My own personal idea of my own personal agenda. Just trying to wait patiently for work to start happening on the house. I have the key. I walked into the house today and spent a while brushing down cobwebs. I discovered that I couldn't even plug the beautiful new fridge into the powerjack.. because it doesn't match/fit. The toilet didn't get fixed like the owners said it would.... hm.... It is just really fustrating to want to move ahead and do somework. BUT i am incaple right now of doing...

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Sep 10, 2010 - Borracho

Borracho means drunk in spanish. It is my title because... I want to portray the general openness I find here. I just had a beautiful encounter with 5 drunk mexican art students. I was walking back to my house after about 2 hours walking around downtown... and I wanted to check out the art school on my way home. As I pass by this group of young mexicans standing goofing off in the parking lot of the school... a quite amazing interaction occurs. Hola. Hola... hola hola. We start conversing... of course since it is Friday... they have been...

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Sep 8, 2010 - Gratitude

Grateful is my word of the day. There are infinite number of things to be greatful for. Just to list a few; my life, my breath, this body, my capacity, my family, support, opportunities, that I can eat whatever I want every single day, I have plenty of fresh clean water, I have a roof over my head with a bed to sleep in every night I wish, I am able to pursue my passions without hesitation.... the list goes on and on and on. Yesterday I also discovered my new favorite thing in Merida. Vania Duran's Studio. This place is amazingly gorgeous,...

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Sep 6, 2010 - trust? in who? me.

Baking in the heat right now. I am waiting, patiently waiting, and waiting some more for this house situation to move forward. I am just so over not physically being able to do anything about the house right now. The contract should be signed today.... and there is soooo much to do before Lemus leaves on Wednesday. Oh boy. Just another lesson of patience, and that everything will indeed happen when it is time. Yesterday I had a kind of breakthrough in a strange sense. When I arrived to Merida, I approached everything and everyone with a big...

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Sep 4, 2010 - please withhold your projections

This is just a little reminder. For all of you wanting to project your insecurities and/or fears onto these words you are reading on this internet site... please withhold this tempation. There is no way you can ever understand my situation, myself, or the people I am in contact with. Of course people project from their understanding and their experience.... but please have an open mind when reading my words. There are whole entire universes I am purposely not sharing on the wide open internet.... Please trust that I would never put myself...

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Sep 2, 2010 - House, Photo Shoots, High Heels

Ok, This will be a briefer entry, as soon I must leave to go on another wild goose chase with my amazing light friend Lemus. Yesterday we probably drove around 9 hours looking for a house/appartment for your sweet Norianna. We found one really great possiblity, so if we don't find something better today, I will be living in a cute well located appartment. The crazy thing is: I am NOT in USA. So when people are trying to sell or rent their houses, it usually looks like crap. I mean really crap. MOLD, cobwebs, dirty dirty floors, dirty all...

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Aug 29, 2010 - Dance, Ant Invasions, wild search for....

Hola again mis amigos! I am writting to you on a humid Sunday afternoon.... well morning because I just woke up. It becomes hard to fall asleep before midnight here... Too many good late night conversations to be held at restaurants until 2 am. Again, I really have no idea where to start and what to share. My life here is a plethora of richness. Everyday I am bound to come across amazing adventures. It helps to be who I am, and look the way I do as well. I definitely experience peoples willingness to be my friend.... which works out great...

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Aug 24, 2010 - Shamans... and "Feeling"

Hola... Wow. Ok where to start. Today is Tuesday. Hoy es Martes. Sunday was insanely crazy and amazing all at the same time. I walked (abt a 30 min walk) from the place I am staying to the Center at around 1 pm... intending to watch the final break dance competition. On my way there in the center plaza, I met a man named Juan. We get talking, it turns out he speaks 11 languages working on the 12th one... Japanese. I ask him if he is Mayan.. yes of course.. 100% he says. I ask him about ways to get into contact with the mayan villages... I...

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Aug 22, 2010 - Mexican men and dance

Hola! The day is now Sunday. My fourth official day! Honestly it feels like I have been here a while now. I can hardly believe I only arrived on Wednesday. I have pretty much been exploring non-stop. I am writing this after going to bed at 3am, after a beautiful night of dance, dance, and some more dance. This month in Merida is the cultural celebration month for DANCE! Perfect, yah, I know! So all weekend there have been free break dancing shows. Amazing, amazing, amazing dancers. One of my friends, Fanny is the principal dancer with Alsur...

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Apr 13, 2010 - Day 11-12 Mérida

Day 11 We arrived in Merida after an 8 hour bus ride. Saw the lowlands, the plains and the Gulf of Mexico. Rained or was overcast most of the way. Quick trip to our rooms and the off to dinner. Dinner was very good, but still feeling a bit delicate, I took an early night. Not must to say about day 12, staying near the hotel today, decided to let Mexico have its way with my innards, at least till my birthday BBQ tonight at the hotel. Going to need to make some sangria. Weather wasn't very good, rain, thunder, sun and repeat. So we all...

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