The teachings of Buddha are often transmitted through little parabolas, stories that contain the essence of buddhism in a simple and cheerful way. In the zen monastery, where I stayed for few days in Vietnam, I was given a book with some of these stories, and I will share them here. I've practiced this teaching … Continue reading Hurting ourselves
Every day I wake up early for a run on the beach, when it is empty and the sand is firm. Yesterday it wasn't different. And, it was in the end of Otres 2 that I met him, alone, lost in his thoughts. He was confused and had let the currents carry him. He was … Continue reading Encounter in Otres 2
I have to say that the best thing of travelling is not the incredible views I see or the amazing food I eat. These are enough reason to travel, I agree, however, for me, what makes me realize how meaningful traveling is, are the people I meet on the road. So I will try to … Continue reading People I meet on the road – Steve
Experience a military style in one of the branches of Cong Caphé. Great ambience, some tables and sits might not be so comfy, but come on, it is a war!
I am in Vietnam. I have arrived three weeks ago to live and work as volunteer in Hanoi. And to live in a place is really different from being a tourist. So I want to give some of my impressions about this country and city. They might be superficial and not reflect the whole country … Continue reading Hello from Vietnam!
I wonder if what we feel in our hearts today isn't like these raindrops still falling on us from the soaked leaves above, even though the sky itself long stopped raining. I'm wondering if without our memories, there is nothing for it but for our love to fade and die. Kazuo Ishiguro, The Buried Giant
Wouldn’t it be amazing if you could buy vegetables directly from the local farmers, fresh, with good price and from people who care about the food they sell? So that is what I’ve found this week buying my vegetables from Lekkernassûh (Den Haag slang for good food). The cooperative sells organic vegetables and fruits gathered … Continue reading Organic, local, sustainable and engaging!
Killing, harming and destroying, you would say. But the Mexican artist Pedro Reyes found another purpose for destructive weapons: making music! In the sonic art installation Disarm, you can see the power of transformation, where weapons are turned into musical instruments. Pedro Reyes used 6.700 firearms confiscated by the Mexican government on the fight against … Continue reading What are weapons good for?
I had never really thought about who was behind those songs that come from some bell towers around Europe. In The Hague, The Netherlands, you can hear these songs every day of week in several locations. I had the opportunity to see a carillon from the inside and here you can see what this amazing … Continue reading Music is in the air