April 30, 2008
Tonight, I feel much better and I have no problems with Montezuma anymore. As a result, and to stop having a post about diarrhea in the blog’s homepage, here is a post about something random (but really great) to compensate the previous post’s too much information. Girls, read this post from start to bottom.
Sometimes, I don’t have any specific thing I want to write about from the training. In those situations, like today, I will just write about whatever random stuff crosses my mind.
Several weeks ago, I discovered a group of people in the Internet that were trying to discover the best baby laugh in the world. They have posted a lot of different videos but there was not clear winner according to them.
After looking at some of the videos, here are my top 3 baby laughs. Please enjoy them!
3rd placed video: ” Please don’t forget to breathe”
2nd placed video: ” Who needs toys when you have a piece of paper”
1st placed video: ” Stereo/dolby surround always sounded better than mono”
April 29, 2008
On Saturday, I used my free night to get to Acapulco downtown (it’s around 20 minutes away from the Hotel by car) and go out to the movies. I really needed to get out of the Hotel and see some non-yogi people.
There are 2 things I loved from the Movie Theaters here in Mexico:
(1) They don’t dub the movies to Spanish (only subtitles) you can always watch the version in the original language (in Spain, we dub even the McChicken- called McPollo:-)
(2) There are VIP theaters (I went to one of those), where the seats are amazing confortable leather sofas that can be turned horizontal and with waiters that serve drinks and sushi. They cost like double the normal price but they are definitely worth it.
I watched a french movie called “La Vie en Rose” (it had been in my list for a long time). It tells the life of Edith Piaf, the great french singer from the 30s, 40s and 50s. I loved it. The actress that plays Piaf is amaaazing. I didn’t know Piaf was such a character and had such a sad life (I guess you have to go through hell to reach heaven).
Anyway, it was great to scape from the bootcamp for a couple of hours. Piaf’s music reminds me of Paris and my 2 years there so I got a bit melancholic (juerga friends, miss you all!!!). I have just downloaded 5 Piaf’s songs from i-tunes to continue on my parisian melancholy. In order of how much I like them (in case you want to try Piaf):
(1) La Foule
(2) Rien de Rien
(3) Non, je ne regrette rien
(4) La vie en rose
(5) Param, param
A toute a l’heure!!!
April 17, 2008
My arrival to Acapulco looks like yesterday but we are already in the middle of Week 2. All this goes really fast. Anyway, I wanted to post a brief update to confirm that I am still alive here.
Overall, this week looks busier and more exhausting than last week. lI don’t know if it’s me, the food or my deprivation of caffeine (no coffee since I arrived) but it is getting more and more difficult to get my ass out of bed in the mornings. I haven’t arrived late to the 8:30am class yet but the last couple of days it has been pretty damn close (arriving late here is punished with a make-up class on Sunday). And it works, I haven’t arrived late to any single class or lecture yet (and for those who know me, that’s pretty impressive!:-). No matter how sore, tired and sleepy I feel, I am still hyper excited, happy and enjoying every single moment of this.
News from this week:
(1) Anatomy classes have started: Dr. T, an old friend of Bikram, is teaching us, all we need to know about bones, muscles and all that crazy stuff. There is an exam on Monday and one the following Monday. We are using a book that looked pretty scary and thick at the beginning. After attending the first few classes and given my geekiness, I am not scared any more about this.
(2) Emy in da house: Emy, the most senior Bikram teacher, is with us this week. She is leading the morning yoga class and giving us some lectures on pain and anatomical dysfunctions in the afternoons. After all the things, I heard last week about her toughness, I was a bit scared of meeting her. But not at all, she is a great teacher, sweet person and I love her. You can’t imagine her clarity of mind and energy for a 82-year-old. She is leaving tomorrow. Read the rest of this entry »