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Monday, December 31, 2012

La Bomba De Tiempo

For the most part, after I visit a tourist site once or do an activity in BsAs, I'm done and I have no desire to go back and do it again. I mean, there's only so many times that one can stand in front of Evita's grave and ooh and ahh while taking photos. However, every so often there is an event that left its mark on you and leaves you coming back for more. Experiences like "La Bomba de Tiempo" at the Konex Cultural Centre every monday rain or shine.

La Bomba de Tiempo - Monday Night Drumfest at Konex

Monday, December 24, 2012

Camembert and Wine Soup Recipe

Have fun doing some fancy feasting. And while you're at it, you may want to add this wonderful recipe I found for Camembert and Wine Soup.  This is one dish that warm, comforting, and tastes luxurious while being very low cost and easy to make at the same time.

Happy holidays everyone........feliz navidad a todos  ;)

Monday, December 17, 2012

The Day Scarcity Kissed Generosity

Beetlejuice with Chia Seeds_01of03
Beetlejuice with Chia Seeds_01of03 (Photo credit: Food Thinkers)

In previous blogs I have made mention about the value of networking as well as the law of scarcity.....when the value perceived value of an object increases as its availability decreases. I made mention that here in South America, things like salmon, foreign books, electronics have a new level of appreciation here seeing as the gov't has put heavy import restrictions and taxes on these type of items.

But the law of scarcity works backwards too in that if I were to say the word "Chia", what would come to your mind is the exotic seed eaten by the Aztecs to prolong health and vitality. Chia is that thing that you people in North America pay big shipping expenses for. Whereas here, the name "chia" is that plant that is grown locally and accidentally spilling some chia seeds on the ground is no problem because you can just walk down to any open air market or store and get a couple hundreds gram for a few dollars. The law of scarcity has nothing to do with actual value, it is about perceived value.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Fending Off a Femme Fatale

"Which do you prefer or women?"  hissed the Argentine Serpentine

It all began one night with a group of girls from church. We were sitting at a table talking and laughing when one of them asked me if I had a boyfriend. And I answered quite honestly that I actually have tendancies towards both sexes. But in this moment i was single and I didn't have neither a boyfriend or a girlfriend.

*** just a note that this was during the Argentine Serpentines pre-serpent days when we actually had some semblance of a normal relationship

The Argentine Serpentine was across the table from me and she watched as the girl besides me her jaw dropped.  None of the girls at the table were judgmental or anything but it was obvious that they are not accustomed to hearing about girls liking other girls.  Jaws dropped and eyes went wide open as my little "secret" came into full broad day light.

Monday, December 03, 2012

Livin' la Vida Local

Choosing to share a home with someone instead of having your own personal space may not seem like a glamorous idea to some people. But there is no doubt in my mind that there are invaluable insights about the Argentine culture and people that have come to me because of my decision to live with locals. Money can rent a private apartment but money cannot buy the experience of what it is like to see the day to day life of a modern day middle class couple.

Amorous Alpacas

Amorous Alpacas