Wednesday, August 30, 2006



Found a great online database of birds at

They have range shp files available. It’s feasible then to upload the map data as layers to a panama google map! Would be ubercool!

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Vox Site


Good, just two pages more to go.


I was wondering if instead of buying a laptop I should invest in a server.

Afraid of..


My relationship is 5 months old, we came from different backgrounds, meet by chance. I’m past beyond the times I would think of myself unworthy of anyone, but, I love her so much, that I can’t avoid thinking sometimes I should let her go because she has chances of finding a better mate, and I won’t be able to face not giving her everything I wanted her to have. If I only could put in order my life, maybe I would feel safe in the security I have something to offer her, but right now, uprooted as I feel from everything, she’s the only point of reference I have.

I’m also afraid of letting it go. I know I can, I can let it go my fears and embrace it, but would be advisable, shouldn’t I talk with her, explaining to her so she would have a choice, or I should expect I’ll be back on my feet sooner than later.

Mid 30’s crisis?

The feared date is near


34 years old!! Looking back, I wonder how I managed to survive this long. I was supposed not to live beyond my 24 birthday anyways.

The Maelstrom of past year had subsided, and with it the excuse for not to put in order my life, living as a wanderer has that advantage I guess, you keep postponing because you belong nowhere.

So, Ken, what about the next 10 years?

Monday, August 28, 2006


Steady. I’ve lose weight but it seems I can’t pass the 210lb mark now, and I’d been three weeks going to the gym everyday, maybe I’m just adding muscle weight.

Routine is:
1 hour at the treadmill
Weightlifting for two hours
30 min swimming
20min Sauna/vapour

A young man prays to the Black Christ of Portobelo


This one I took in a trip to Portobelo . Portobelo was an very important port found in 1519. Now it’s a sleepy town. The icon the young man is praying is the Cristo Negro (Black Christ), the legend tolds a spanish ship looking for harbour from a storm got to portobelo carrying the statue to South America, but everytime the ship tried to leave the port the storm would came back, so they left the statue and were able to leave. For his feast people would walk miles from other towns in the country, dressed as the Cristo Negro in purple in order to give thanks to the Christ for miracles conceded.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Royksopp's What else is there


It was me on that road
But you couldn’t see me
Too many lights on, but nowhere near here

It was me on that road
Still you couldn’t see me
And then flashlights and explosions

Roads and getting nearer
We cover distance but not together
I am the storm and I am the wonder
And the flashlights, nightmares
And sudden explosions

I don’t know what more to ask for
I was given just one wish

It’s about you and the sun
A morning run
The story of my maker
What I have and what I ache for

I’ve got a golden ear
I cut and I spear
And what else is there
Roads and getting nearer
We cover distance still not together

If I am the storm if I am the wonder
Will I have flashlights, nightmares
And sudden explosions

There’s no room that I can go and
You’ve got secrets too

i don’t know what more to ask for
i was given just one wish

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Been too busy lately!


Working a lot! going to the gym at early morning! How long I don’t enjoy the simplicity of the sun rising.

Monday, August 21, 2006

Started Hebrew classes by email!


Neta offered to help me to read Hebrew by email as part of one of her goals at 43things!

We’ll start to learn the typed alphabet.


It feels so great to workout!


Feel more energized, less appetite and better overall.

Routine right now is:

12:00am-12:40 Cardio/Treadmill
12:40pm-1:20pm Swimming
1:20pm-1:40pm Sauna
1:40pm-2:00pm Lunch and back to the office

It’s great having the gym just a hallway distance from the office!


6:00pm-9:00pm Weights

Here's mine

Friday, August 18, 2006

I seek refuge in the Buddha


I was walking back to the office, rain just stopped falling I was all wet and the heat had started to hit once again. An old man asked me for a minute of my time. He wanted to know if I had some work for him to do because he was diabetic and needed daily shots of insuline. I saw an ulcer under her tongue and he was missing his right feet toes. I hadn’t a single dollar on myself, and he told me the ampule cost was $15. I was going to dismiss him, the heat was so high, I just wanted to go into the office and cool off. And cool of, this old man was walking with helpers, if he hadn’t money for his medicine probably would have less for himself. I told him to wait for me at the entrance of the WTC. Tooked some money from the ATM and offered to him. His eyes were shinning when he saw the bill. I feel awkward, I knew the correct would be stay with him for a while, chat with him and help him to feel better. I couldn’t, I gave him a smile and a pat in the back, this was just one man, and like him, there should be a lot, that thought saddened me, my eyes became tearful while I got back to my office wondering who would be going to help him tomorrow, or the day after. I feel powerless, I look at the veiled smile of Chenrezig looking me with compassion from my desktop. So many questions.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

The power of motivation...


It’s amazing how a project that captures my imagination can totally overcome the most stubborn of my habits.

I completed the Inflationary Finance Module in two working days!

Monday, August 07, 2006

Why I admire Neil Gaiman

He’s a talented writer, “American Gods” is one of my favourites.

Panama's Handcrafts's Fair


There was a handcraft’s fair or in spanish Feria de Artesanias de Panama at Atlapa Convention Center near home. I went on saturday since I wanted to buy a pair of “Cutarras”, handmade sandals that are used by my country’s peasants in the Azuero region.

This morning...


Here in Panama is rainy season.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

2 Months


This task is going slow!! I’ll need to do extra works to get there faster!

Moving this Goal under Run a Marathon


I’m moving this goal to a sub-task of Run a Marathon.

Sunrise over Panama Bay


It always start that way…

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

#6/34 Gallito de Monte


You can find them along the roads crossing humid rainforests. They go from yellow to intense orange.