macarenazo

Vivir en el barrio de La Macarena (Bogotá) es estar rodeado de tentaciones gastronómicas. Mis recomendaciones hasta el momento:

Sandwich Taller (Cra. 4a #26b-34): el mejor sánduche del barrio.
La Monferrina (Cra. 4a #26b-29): pasta fresca, excelente.
La Esquina (Cra. 4a #26c-04): sabor Caribe en su esplendor.
La Frontera (Cra. 4a #26c-05): platos típicos mexicanos.
Artesano Gourmet (Cra. 4a #27-22): postres riquísimos.
La Chocolatera (Cra. 4a #26c–12): chocolates a la taza.

Sin pretensiones: un espresso en Café El Sueco (Calle 27 #4a-16) o un café en Café Origami (Cra. 4a #26c-04), una IPA en Bogotá Beer Company (Cra. 4a #27-4) o en Cervecería Irlandesa (Cra. 4 #26d-15), o una pizza en La Monapizza (Calle 26c #4-45).

No pasaron el filtro: La Hamburguesería, Chibchombia, La Tapería, Makalé, Food Rice, Morena, Tapas Macarena.

purpose

We’ve given a life. Four options:

– Survive it (primitive).
– Waste it (self-destruction, Darwin).
– Skip it (unsustainable, artificial).

– Live it (evolve). Here.

library

I like reading. Two books per month, at least. Now again on paper, as I failed to switch to the e-book format; lately in English as it’s easy to find any kind of book. Once read, I keep only a small amount of them, so here is my short updated library:

Mind-growing books:
N.N. Taleb, Antifragile
N.N. Taleb, The Black Swan
E. Tolle, The Power of Now
B. Bodhi, The noble eightfold path
M. Aurelio, Meditaciones (Meditations)

Business / Start-up books:
A.Osterwalder, Business Model Generation
P. Thiel, Zero to One

Purchasing book:
A. van Weele, Purchasing and Supply Chain Management

Sketching book:
J.Richards, Freehand Drawing & Discovery

blank sheet

There you are. In front of a blank sheet; a liner, a keyboard. You want a new idea, a project; you need it. You deserve it. You sit and wait, blank sheet still, black mind then.

Breathe, relax. Forget your needs. Grab that liner, scratch the paper. Free yourself, let ideas come alone. Explore, test, move is just what you need. Accept those little mistakes, everything transforms; you’ve been sowing long time, let it go. Enjoy.

You have it.

honor

Colesterol genètic. Venim de generacions que no van tenir una vida gens fàcil; van patir gana, pobresa, falta d’oportunitats. Nens que van treballar dia i nit per treure endavant la seva familia, amb energia per sobreviure i fer créixer la societat. Que van lluitar per disposar de llibertats, oportunitats i educació per arribar a les estrelles.

Amb el temps, hem vingut els nets, ens hem assegut en la comoditat que ens han proporcionat i hem renunciat a qualsevol repte social i personal. Ara, enterbolits, només sabem demanar ajuda. Estem avisats. No hem llaurat mai, sembla que tampoc no ho farem ara, no és el que volem. Ho volem tot sense fer-hi res. Sense exigències, sense patiment. Sense estratègia, sense contribucions. Sense treball, sense col·lectivitat. Només volem plaer, plat a taula i gratuïtat.

Plorarem, quan ens acabin de passar la mà per la cara, per idiotes. Quan ens treguin el que considerem els nostres drets; que no ho són. Quan haguem de morir, per estupidesa i ineptitut.

Estem a temps. Recuperem l’honor. És hora de fer, els deures perduts.

O que ens el treguin ara.

clean

Here we are, again. Back to the origin; self-exploration through the blog, topics have changed lately. Minimalist driven, reshaping every aspect of my life into a clean, focused and distraction-free routine. The need of enjoy before we’re gone. Take purpose on your work, growth at home; positive everywhere. Leave consumption to the mediocre. Meditate, create your path instead of sheep-ing. Master, be demanding. Forget what you’ve been told. The less you need the more you see. Collect. Think. Reduce. Organize. Give away.

Learn. Explore. Create.
Let’s start!