Injera

Injera

Injera is a flatbread and a spongy bread. It is made out of a cereal called Teff, which is a small grain quite nutrition found in Abyssinia, also known as Ethiopia. This meal is the traditional dish for Ethiopians. It’s very similar to crêpes but it’s thicker and this meal is eating at lunchtime or for dinner. It has a bubble texture and it has a sour flavor. The dish is eating with hands. It’s very good and it has a diversity of ingredients.

It is very typical and local for Ethiopians to feed one another with their hands. It symbolizes a gesture of love and friendship towards the person they decide to feed. You might wonder the way they do it. Basically, the person who wants to feed someone stripped off a small piece of Injera with her/his hand then wraps it with some ingredients such as meat, curry, and vegetables. Afterward, they put it into their friends’ mouth. The friend who receives the slice of bread on her/ his mouth should accept it.

The benefits of Teff are…

  • Rich in fiber
  • Protein.
  • A great source of carbohydrates.
  • It contains an excellent source of iron.

Quote: “Ethiopia always has a special place in my imagination and the prospect of visiting Ethiopia attracted me more strongly than a trip to France, England, and America combined. I felt I would be visiting my own genesis, unearthing the roots of what made me an African.” __ Nelson Mandela

Handwriting.Y.O.U.R personality.

Handwriting.Y.O.U.R personality.

Hey angel,

What have you been up to?

According to scientific researchers have shown a lot of people’s personalities traits through their calligraphy. There are a variety of styles depending on the person. We are distinctive so it is normal that this occurs. 

Sometimes, people tend to say that someone’s handwriting does not matters. Actually, it does matters. Depending on your writing form… it tells briefly your type of personality. 

Quote:  “Character is revealed by what a person says and what a person does” __ from the novel The Magician Nephew

The little pleasures of life

The little pleasures of life

Have ever thought about your little pleasures of life? 

Maybe, you have heard this quote… “sometimes the little things are the big things” Then, that is what this post is about. Try to discover, learn and appreciate those moments because not everyone have the ability to appreciate it. Those occasions could be drinking a cup of coffee once you wake up, smell marvellous aromas, play an instrument, take a walk with your dog, etc. Basically, multiples actions could be your pleasures. 

Quote: “Never let the things you want make you forget the things you have.” __Anonymous 

Facts about New Zealand

Facts about New Zealand

  • New Zealand is a country ubicated in Oceania. It is a very small island next to Australia. The capital city is Wellington, and the most visited area is Auckland. 
  • Some New Zealanders walk without shoes in the streets. Sone people said it is part of the culture. 
  • The most spoken languages are English and Maori. The English pronunciation is very different from British and American accent. 
  • Some Australian don’t get along with New Zealanders. Probably, it is due to the historical background.   
  • When tourists are at the airport. Police might check on them with their dogs.
  • The movie called The Lord of the Rings by Peter Jackson and The Hobbit were filmed there. The exact location is 501 Buckland Rd, Hinuera, Matamata 3472, New Zealand. Once you get there, it is recommended if there is a tourist guide there to explain you everything you want to know. 
  • The mount Everest was step by  citizen from this country. The mountaineer name was Edmund Hilary ( 1919-2008 ). 
  • There are natural hot pools where you can relax and enjoy the moment. It heated by the volcanoes. It feels good when the weather is cold. 
  • The most popular animal in NZ is Kiwi. Some people called themselves Kiwis. 

Quote: “You don’t have to be a hero to accomplish great things—to compete. You can just be an ordinary chap, sufficiently motivated to reach challenging goals.” __Edmund Hillary, High Adventure 

“He estado pensando QUE mi pijama es blanco Y No he dormido”

“He estado pensando QUE mi pijama es blanco Y No he dormido”

I wrote until three in the morning, a Wednesday. a casual Wednesday but entertaining I felt so virtuous, so vigorous, now I don’t have enough words to describe it.

Throughout the time, I scribbled I was thinking that my pajamas is white. White as a snowdrift ; cold, soft and smooth. When I looked at the clock that was right next to my lamp made of salt, it was too late. I realized that I have not slept. How is it possible that the time passed so fast? How is it possible that so little time had been transformed into hours? It should not surprise me. When we enjoy doing something… time is flying past.

Seldom, we would like to see those moments will become years but you have to know how to divide the tasks, knowing ways to change and enjoy different activities during the day.

You have to know and want to learn new skills. If we are always on the same page, we will never have the pleasure of savoring new smells. There is always time for everything but you have to know how to choose and set-up your time.

Three words; choose, decide, and learn.

Quote: “There comes a time when the world gets quiet and the only thing left is your own heart. So you’d better learn the sound of it. Otherwise you’ll never understand what it’s saying.” ― Sarah Dessen, Just Listen

Travelling tips.

Travelling tips.

Starting a new adventure always sounds interesting and exciting. Normally, travel experiences enrich the person. Learn new knowledge, understand other cultures better, see places or people different from your daily routine.

As many of you have heard, traveling is expensive but it is impossible? Everything in life is possible if you make it possible. All this only depends on you, if you want to take a step forward or stay in the same place. Only you can make a change. Not in the change of your way of life but a change in wanting to travel and find ways to do it. In the case that you want to make a change in your life that is a different topic.

First of all, not everyone has the privilege of traveling. Many times it depends on the conditions in which you find yourself. If you are a person who works a lot, you do not earn enough money and you see that you can not afford this luxury … do not worry! You can always travel, you do not have to go physically, you travel through books, videos or movies. It will not be the same but at least it is something, that at least will allow you to transport to another site from your home.

Wan Chai district, Hong Kong ( Asia )

Well, focusing on those people who can afford it …

  1. Bring a hand sanitizer just in case. If you go to a poor country where water is scarce … and you can not wash your hands. It is always good to be well prepared.
  1. Choose a country you want to go to. Once you’ve done it, write down the cities you want to visit and the places you want to go.
  • Another important issue is the camera. Almost everyone loves to have memories of our trips so bring a camera. If the camera is good you will have good resolutions in the images when printing them or making an album. The camera of the mobile is fine but it is recommended if you have a professional camera like the Canon.
  • Read about the culture to avoid offending the citizens of that country. Sometimes, clothing can make a bad impression. 
  • Look at the time. It is recommended if you know the number of days you will be there.
  • Do not forget to take the medication if you need it. Try to take a letter from a doctor to avoid being taken away. Taking a certifier is always good.
  • Whenever you are going to travel, try to get a scan of your ID and your passport in case you lose the original documents. So you will have a reference that you travel with documents in case there is a problem. Try to leave the scanners in another bag to avoid losing them.
  • Do not forget to look for an accommodation. It is always good to know where you are going to spend the night.
  • Try not to take much clothes if you are one of those people who like to buy objects of your trips for your family, friends or even for you. Carrying a memory is always good. If you think about bringing something to those people you love, it’s a detail but you do not always have it but it’s not a necessity.
  • Bring a canteen if you think it is convenient.
  • Try to learn the language of the country. At least, the basic sentences or words like good morning! Thank you! Goodbye, etc.
  • Bring with you a guide book so it can helps you. If the book has a map better.

Take a small backpack instead of a bag. It is much more comfortable and you will reward the weight in case you have many things inside that backpack. Remember, try not to take everything with you. It is not necessary.

Quote: “But that’s the glory of foreign travel, as far as I am concerned. I don’t want to know what people are talking about. I can’t think of anything that excites a greater sense of childlike wonder than to be in a country where you are ignorant of almost everything. Suddenly you are five years old again. You can’t read anything, you have only the most rudimentary sense of how things work, you can’t even reliably cross a street without endangering your life. Your whole existence becomes a series of interesting guesses.” ― Bill Bryson, Neither Here nor There: Travels in Europe

Ja, klar. Ich spreche deutsch.

Ja, klar. Ich spreche deutsch.

El dia que aprendi a escribirte fue justo hace un año.

Solo sabía escribir unas pocas frases, bastante pobres la verdad.

Eran palabras simples, no resaltan como en mis gestos de cada dia.

Solo habian unas palabras juntas que intentaban decir algo pero no más allá de lo que estaba escrito. Solo sabia decirte Ja, klar. Ich spreche deutsch” Ich bin ein Anfänger. Er kann nicht viel sagen. Ich spreche nur leicht lo cual en la lengua castellana se traduce como.

Si claro. Yo hablo alemán. Soy principiante. No puede decir mucho. Solo hablo de manera fácil.

No puede ser más transparente que el agua. Estas eran las frases.

Quote:  “Si no lo puedes explicar con simplicidad, es que no lo entiendes bien” __ Albert Einstein

You are fantastic!

You are fantastic!

I reminded you as if I took the last sheet of my book, the last word.
Occasionally, you came to my memories as a fleeting star, unexpected but beautiful, you are my dream.

You are what many people wish, you.

You are splendid
You can not be better.
You are loved and nobody else understand me more than you do.
You are my star, the one on my dreams.
You are an extraordinary woman with an immense heart.
Thank you for letting me to be free and for loving me so much.
Thank you for seeing my qualities, as often as I am blind in my reality and for take care of me, you are indispensable in my world.
You are fantastic
Three words…
I love you.

With a lot of love
From Júlia to Mom.

Quote: “I do not need to scream to the world that I love you. It’s better to listen when I tell you in silence.” __Uknown author

Iñaki Alegría

Iñaki Alegría

Querido Iñaki,

En primer lugar, gracias por compartir tus experiencias.

Por la ayuda que das y ofreces.

Por hacernos ver el mundo de otra manera.

Por haber y estando alimentando Etiopía.

Por cada energia y esfuerzo que pones en Etiopia.

Por la felicidad que transmites.

Por la valentía de querer ayudar.

Por escribir y difundir la alegría.

Por el amor que transmites y das a Gambo.

Por tus acciones

Por tu ayuda sanitaria.

Por salvar vidas. 

Por devolver la sonrisa a otro niño.

Por cada palabra en tu libro.

Se agradece que haya gente como tu en el mundo.

Te estaré eternamente agradecida.

Quote: “Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” —Robert Brault

Sincerely, a friend to remember.

Sincerely, a friend to remember.

Photography.
I loved you.
Before.
You had become my closest friend.
You understood me
We made ourselves company.
Other professions came and took us apart .
Also, there were people who whispered in my ear to be more than intimate friends.

I thought we stayed together until we grew old together.
We had such a good time together.
We disconnect from reality.

We laughed together while we drank our cup of chocolate.
It was a spectacular memory
An unforgettable phase.
Undoubtedly.
We disconnected and we walked in the hidden streets, in those streets that few people go.
Which had become our favorite spots.
You always end up drawing me a smile on my face that I will never forget.
I have abandoned you without listening to you.
Without wanting to get to know you in depth.
Without explanation.

We did not have time to say goodbye.
I did not give you any chance.
I said goodbye without looking at you and the truth is that sometimes I would call you again.
I can not change anything but I can improve my future actions.
I hope we’re still friends, maybe not so intimate but friends,
I hope we continue to fall well.

You seemed my soul.
You looked like me.

You are my great reflection and at the same time my greatest treasure.
We used to go out in search of new treasures, in those lost streets.
We were fascinated by the idea of ​​capturing the moment.
Freeze the moment.

Everything instantly.


Like a shooting star.

When I had my gray days, you always had the remedy to see me smile.
You had always an answer to my questions and to my gray pages.

I will be forever grateful.

Analog camera

Sincerely,

A friend to remember.