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Monday, January 30, 2012

Spare Keys

Abasto shopping center. The city's wholesale m...Image via Wikipedia

When I sit back and reflect at all the different types of companies out in the world, it amazes me the attitudes and mindsets that lie within the company's origins. Some companies were born out of pretentiousness. Others were born out of pride and presumption, assuming the world would like what they had to offer. Then every so often, a company is born because someone took a good long look at the actual needs and decides to create a company to address those issues in question.........a company like Spare Rooms BA.

Monday, January 23, 2012

My Seven Deadly Screwups

Description: Luna Park stadium, Buenos Aires, ...Image via Wikipedia

"The godly may trip seven times, but they will get up again. But one disaster is enough to overthrow the wicked" 
Proverbs 24:16

Everyone has heard of "The Seven Deadly Sins" but I highly doubt that many people know about my 7 deadly screwups. This passage from proverbs is especially comforting to me, because it is no big secret that I have tripped more than 7 times during this whole adventure that God has sent me on.  One way in which I've grown is realizing that if I commit myself to the path, God will have a way of pulling me back up each time I trip.  And you may have just clicked for the first time onto this site with a big beautiful picture of the Casa Rosada and amazing blogs and wonder "how could this girl could possibly have tripped up?"

Oh trust me, there at least 7 ways and counting that I make mistakes while on the this path. But the good news is that each time I learn from my error and find myself less and less in situations that drive up my blood pressure :o

Monday, January 16, 2012

Ethic Cleansing....

Buenos AiresImage by via Flickr

A big question that hits me on an ongoing business in day to day life in Buenos Aires is how to remain ethical.  As a Christian, respecting the laws of the goverment are a huge part of my value system.  And for even those of you out there who may not come from a similar background as me have some kind of belief that we need to be law abiding whether we live here or are passing through.

In many of the first world countries, the law is clear and it would be a no brainer to whether you are breaking the law or not. But how do you remain ethical in a country where just like the subway, laws can be shut down one day and new ones installed the very next day?  And without any notification to the rest of us :o So the one thing that I could be doing that was legal one day could be outlawed or only semi legal the next day.

Monday, January 09, 2012

Strangers Like Me

It was on a clear starry nite in a private residence in San Telmo that I would experience my very first "puerta cerrada", a restaurant in the house of someone. Lively chatter in english would accompany me as I picked my way through the 4 or 5 course meal that nite. Dining in the house of someone wouldn't be the only first that nite, there would be another........meeting strangers like me.  Young people from North America who had left everything behind to begin a new life here at the end of the world

Monday, January 02, 2012

Great Expatations

I don't need to state the obvious that Argentine history is nothing less than rich and colorful.  There are countless wars, bloody battles, and an endless list of heroes to many to name. If you don't believe me, just spend an afternoon the the Recoleta Cemetery.  The amount of names, dates and event are enough to go to the moon and back.

But as interesting as Argentina's history may be, there is another type of history that is being made.....expat history.  Just because the history of the expats landing here may not be as extensive, doesn't mean that it is any less fun or interesting. In a previous blog "Chili Experts and Chilly Expats", I gave you a tiny glimpse into the expat world.

Amorous Alpacas

Amorous Alpacas