Maia Nebula!

The world is sick, but my smile is intact.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Happy Summer Holidays!

Waking up on a weekday and having no homework, no paragraphs to memorize, no kanji to practice, and no need to hurry feels weird.

Suddenly the mind has empty spaces, and those empty spaces start filling up with memories of the food you used to eat, the ones you love and miss, the weather you were used to, the texture of your own pillow...

Which is why you must strive to reconquer those invaded spaces with new sights and experiences. After all, when you go home, you will miss this place too.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006


Sometimes I wish I actually had a say on things that happen around me, and not just accumulate anger in silence.

It's impossible for me to understand the whys and hows of what's going on in Lebanon, but it hurts enormously.

I wanted to fulfill my grandfather's dream of visiting Beirut, but that may turn impossible. I don't care whose fault is it— I just wish it could stop. But no, it won't, just as the war in Iraq won't, just as violence and ignorance in my own country won't. Innocent people will keep dying in the name of whatever it is that one can call power's latest disguise.

Kinda hopeless, this world, huh?

Tuesday, July 11, 2006


This is me preparing for finals.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Mon anniversaire, une fois encore

I've just turned 22, but I keep thinking I was born in the wrong decade. At least in terms of music.

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Juan Valdez

This is Carlos Castañeda, a 39-year old coffee-grower from Andes, Antioquia. He was chosen among hundreds of candidates to succeed Carlos Sánchez in the role of Juan Valdez.

I thought I wouldn't like him since I was so used to the image of Sánchez, but Castañeda seems humble, friendly, and his physical features are very typical of the coffee-growing region. He looks like the kind of farmer who would gently invite you to a cup of coffee when finding you tired on the road around his property.

More information, here.