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Photos from inside the new library at university Dec. 20th, 2014 @ 09:56 pm
They put a small display in a corner like if it were a museum :D

If I remember well, articraft churchs like these are made in Ayacucho - Perú. This one is more than a meter tall. Peruvian art is heavily influenced by christianity.

Here's another display:

Also from Ayacucho, this one is portraits Virgin Mari surrounded by angels as they are portrait in Perú: Angels don't use to wear white clothes. Their clothes mainly are red and brown.

This is a view from one of the windows:

Cool :D
Current Location: Lima - Perú
Current Music: Hozier - Take Me To Church

Funny Display at La Casa Yuyachkani Dec. 19th, 2014 @ 01:29 pm

La Casa Yuyachkani is a theatre located in Magdalena district in Lima. You can also drink a coffee and eat a snack there :D
Current Location: Lima - Perú
Current Music: Starsailor - Four to the Floor

Seiya came to visit me Dec. 12th, 2014 @ 10:38 pm

At my desk at work :D
He belongs to my friend Mauricio.
Current Location: Workplace
Current Music: Boney M - Rasputin

Zoroark takes a class with me :D Dec. 5th, 2014 @ 11:15 pm
A Partial Differential Equations Class!

It isn't as scary as it may sound, and we use Matlab :D

This is my friend Luis, he have played every Pokemon game that exists ever, and helped me to identify Zoroark:

He said me: "You got a rare Pokemon!"

Current Location: Le University
Current Music: Darius Rucker - Homegrown Honey

Toy Helicopter at the Matsuri! Nov. 19th, 2014 @ 10:22 pm
At the Matsuri, a toy helicopter was flying above us:

"I can see you house from here"

It was recording because it had a camera attached, but after an internet search I couldn't find any video of the Matsuri taken from the air.

I also took a couple of photos of the mikoshis:

My kitsune is a poser, he he.

This finish this photo series of the Matsuri 2014, cheers!

Haluk Levent (favorite singer. He is turkish, not japanese) released new album this year, yay!
Current Location: Matsuri 2014 Lima - Perú
Current Music: Haluk Levent - Sevdana Gönül Verdim

It was a Pókemon Day Nov. 14th, 2014 @ 09:35 pm
I caught a Zoroark!

There were a lot of pókemons to catch at the Matsuri last saturday. When I saw this Zoroark I fell in love with it, so I decided to take it home with me :D

Here is the stand of "Accessories of Anime, Pokemon and Katanas":

No! these paws are fake, trust me, no Pókemons were harmed!
Poor Jake, he is waiting to be caught too!
Current Location: Lima - Perú
Current Music: Oingo Boingo - Only a Lad

Matsuri 2014 Nov. 12th, 2014 @ 01:38 pm

Yeah; I didn't skip it this year :D

Oh, gosh, I love japanese food. Yes, I ate ALL these makis :D (if you can't find a table, you can eat on the ground, yay!).

In one of the stands I found Ponies!!1

I didn't buy any of these friends because I have a lot at home, but they had a little chat with my kitsune :D

If you plan to go to the Matsuri in Lima, it is better to go before 5:00pm, because by night it is so crowded that you can barely reach a stand to buy food (I couldn't buy any Soba soup!) and the waiting line at the Sake stand was so long that I desisted.
Hapilly, I could buy a couple of Nantus (Nantu: Okinawan sweet potato Mochi) and onigiris :D

Compare this photo with the first one:

Too much people! Matsuri gets more and more popular each year! :D
Current Location: Lima - Perú
Current Mood: happyhappy
Current Music: "Weird Al" Yankovic - FOIL (Parody of "Royals" by Lorde)

Something Scary Nov. 1st, 2014 @ 11:35 pm
What you are about to see is one of those things that may give you nightmares (when I talked my friend Bruno about this, he DID* have nightmares!) and scare you the rest of your life. The following is so scary and horrible that can cause mental suffering, seizures, incontrolable crying and memory loss.

Just scroll down...





Why are the solutions even scarier than the actual exam? because you receive them after the exam and before getting your grades, so you know in advance how miserably you failed***.

ok, that was just a little post-Halloween joke ;)

Here are actual photos of an actual scary toy:
Ghoulia Yelps:

She is a gift from Fiorella, one of my bestest friends. I changed her adorable outfit for Rilah's pink ballerina dress.

Very few things in this world are creepier than a zombie in a pink ballerina dress.(Gosh, I LOVE Ghoulia!)
Here's a photo of them both:

Rilah looks so adorable wearing Ghoulia's glasses that now the glasses belongs to Rilah. I plan to buy more Monster High dresses for these two girls :D

Well, my Ghoulia is a 50% Ghoulia and 50% Draculaura because she is from the Freaky Fusion line. Her box says "Ghoulia", so that's how I call her.

* When I talked about my course to Bruno, he told me he had a nightmare about trying to solve an exam like this and, at the end and frustrated, giving the exam to the teacher in blank.

** Not sure if it is spanish.

*** Happily, I passed with a less than miserable approving grade.
Current Music: Blue - Curtain Falls

Trying to find a sense in life Oct. 26th, 2014 @ 11:32 am
Many years ago, when Michel was younger, he wanted to be a rap star. He tried to be like uh... Eminem (not a good idea) and even he made a few (unsuccessful) presentations back then:

After realizing he will never be a music star, depressed and lost, he joined the army, thinking he would become some sort of a hero. But a little before he has sent to any actual war, he made a little quick search on internet and knew how disgusting war actually is, and how it is meant to make someone rich, not for protecting anyone.

Shocked, he ran away (he once was a partisan, now he is a deserter). When I found him he was so alone and confused that he, literally, locked himself in a box. Then I hired him as my watchman. After that he worked on several different things like watchman, body guard, surveillance system technician, weaponry consultant and all-terrain-vehicle driver. From time to time, some Czar of Russia hires him to send messages.

Recently he wanted to find a healthy hobbie, so he tried skateboarding, but after almost breaking his skull (twice), being killed by a car, bitten by several dogs (and an angry peasant) he concluded that skateboarding wasn't his stuff.

But something good happened recently. He rescued an injured falcon and they became friends. Now, Michel goes to the open fields and trains his pet bird:

The best thing is that this lets him to be in touch with his spiritual self.
I wish them both the best of the best! :D


Wanna see the making of the last photo? clic here!
Current Music: Kyo - Le Graal

Two Last Photos of Fiorella's Monster High Dolls :D Oct. 24th, 2014 @ 09:05 pm
It seems that Abby is hungry:

Nope, she is just a poser ;)

Skelita loves Rilah, my Monster Hihg dollie :D
Current Music: Calogero - Un Jour Au Mauvais Endroit

At the University Oct. 19th, 2014 @ 08:06 pm
Last Friday night, I went to university to study a couple of hours and ended up wandering inside the library:

I took the next photo yesterday, inside the empty classroom where I was sort-of-studying (it is not fully true because I got distracted daydreaming... ok, I'm about to catch a cold and it makes studying ten times harder):

Kora Solis (from The Littlest Pet Shop Toyline) is the little fox to the left (I also bought Lola Hopalong). To the center-right is the skateboard I use for going to university on Saturdays (and sometimes other days). I also ride it inside university campus mainly for fun :D

Other thing, I love this music video (favorite character: The "Fire Priest"):

Miguel Bosé is gorgeous!!! :D :D :D
Current Location: Lima - Perú
Current Music: Miguel Bosé - Encanto

Playing with dolls Oct. 18th, 2014 @ 04:08 pm
"Doll" is a fancy name for "Action Figure":

Here are my Polly Pockets taking over Space:

And here, Fiorella and me were playing "Lady Godiva":

Fiorella gave me the Jem doll as a gift. Made in Japan, she was never sold in Perú. I like to think she actually is Halo Jones, but I don't have any space-girl outfit for her :(
Current Music: Zebda - Tomber La Chemise

Figures in Aragorn Toys Oct. 8th, 2014 @ 06:24 pm
Aragorn Toys is a little toy store by the side of Park Cómics. They use to display their coolest figures:

The Joker rules :D

The exact address of Aragorn Toys is: 1318 Arnaldo Marquez Avenue (second floor), Jesús María District, Lima - Perú.
Current Location: Lima - Perú
Current Music: Haluk Levent - Hani Var Ya

This Iron Man... Sep. 27th, 2014 @ 10:31 pm

... was painted by my cousing Jose Luis. Mine (the little one) wanted a photo with his big brother. "Ingeniería Mecánica" (Mechanics Engineering) is my cousin's career. This big Iron Man was a gift for a friend of my cousin.
"Sandwitch" is a kind of sandwitch made by D'Onofrio, an ice cream peruvian company.
Current Location: Lima - Perú
Current Music: Miguel Bosé - Sol Forastero

Star Wars figures (that aren't mine) Sep. 19th, 2014 @ 09:28 pm
These amazig figures are part of the collection of The peruvian Star Wars fan group: The Force :D

"Infinito" is how they call their Diorama Exhibition:

By far, this is my favorite:

Current Location: Lima - Perú
Current Music: Bruce Springsteen - Badlands

Good Bye League of Extraordinary Bloggers! Sep. 15th, 2014 @ 10:46 pm

The end of the League of Extraordinary Bloggers

I had a lot of fun with the League every time I participate, so I truly will miss the League and its weeky asignments. From here I want to say thanks to Brian for keeping the fun this long time.

"well done, League, and Farewell!"


So, to cheer me up a little, I will post a photo of one of my bunnies with my toys:

Greetings from Perú!
Current Location: Lima - Perú
Current Music: Idir & Geoffrey Oryema - Exil

This week’s assignment from the League: It’s soooo good Sep. 13th, 2014 @ 09:48 pm

It's soooo good to have a little brave friend protecting your precious data :D

Other League member's posts:
Brian likes Sherlock Homes tv series sooo much
G.I. Jigsaw loooves the art of the GreatShowDowns

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Current Location: Workplace
Current Music: Big Kenny - Wake Up (the Whole Experience)

Teacup Paradise Sep. 6th, 2014 @ 11:41 pm

Fiorella´s mom made the flowers to the left from discarded plastic bottles. She paints the flowers by hand, and has a little workshop in her bedroom.
Rilah loved the flowers and how she stores her teacups :D
Current Location: Fiorella's house
Current Music: Kim Wilde - Cambodia

This week’s assignment from the League: Dinner Party Aug. 31st, 2014 @ 07:33 pm

First, let he introduce the party guests:

Le dear friends, José and Bruno:

Le Me:

"¿Do I look fat?" Answer: "Yes, blame the feather fill of my jacket".

Le car:

Our camp was to the left, near this lagoon.

Le puma (le mountain lion):

This is the story: we went for climbing El Rajuntay Moutain, in Junín region a month ago (because of peruvian independence holidays). We couldn't climb because of bad weather (how many times bad weather ruined our climbing??).
Then José said he heard something wandering around our camp the night before. That day, we found a horse's carcass near El Rajuntay (a little far from the lagoon). The night before we left, and after going for water, Bruno said he could see a pair of little red dots on the other side of the lagoon near our camp.
Of couse, I was scared. José said camera flash scare pumas and makes them get blind (it also works for dogs). So the next time we went for water, I flashed the lagoon several times. All I got was a bunch of black photos, but it probably worked and scared the puma away.

The next morning we found the steps shown in the last photo. It seems the puma wasn't big, so if it could eat a horse, maybe the horse was injured or sick, and was abandoned by its owner.
Looking at the puma's steps we learn that it walks on its fingers, maybe for no making any noise.
at the end I never saw the puma.

Hapily, this dinner was cancelled.

Other dinners around the league where the guests aren't the food:

OMG, action heroes party!!
This party has action movie heroes too!
I want a dinner with Leonardo Da Vinci too :D
I love Finn too!!

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Current Music: Maître Gims - Zombie

La Llorona Aug. 17th, 2014 @ 09:38 pm

Eugenia Leon (Catrina's voice in the video of the last's post) - La Llorona (Complete Song)

The legend of La Llorona is here.
Current Location: Perú
Current Music: Eugenia Leon - La Llorona

Sueño de una Tarde Dominical en la Alameda Aug. 16th, 2014 @ 06:27 pm
Fiorella invited me to lunch with her at her home last saturday :D
Also my little Series-B-Not-a-Monster-High dollie called Rilah got the opportunity to meet her bigger sisters:

"You are so beautiful!"

Rilah is a hybrid (I recently knew there are Monster High hybrids): a mix of a Werewolf and a Kappa demon.

Also, here's a photo of Fiorella and Abbey:

Fiorella has a deep knowledge about literature and art (she mentioned a lot of authors and painters I had no idea about! sadly I can't remember their names now). With the Monster High dolls in our hands, our conversation was about literature, history, folklore, art, art design and engineering,
Yep, engineering!
It was because I was amazed about the Monster High fragile-looking limbs (Rilah has no articulared limbs) and how sturdy they actually are. A child can play with them with no worries about breaking them. So I mentioned that after artists design the dolls and their outfits, engineers came and make the dolls' articulations after studying the material (plastic) physical resistance.

We talked about Mary Shelley, Bram Stocker, Frida Kahlo, kappa demons, lady Godiva and Peeping Tom, traveling and adventure (she is traveling to USA in the next weeks, I barely know Perú and Bolivia).

The Star of the Day, and my favorite Fiorella's Monster High so far, is Skelita Calaveras:

Clearly mexican, she was the reason we talked about Frida Kahlo. Her husband Diego Rivera actually painted Skelita's mom: La Calavera Catrina or Catrina la Garbancera:

This close-up is part of la larger painting named "Sueño de una Tarde Dominical en la Alameda". In english: "Dream of a Sunday Afternoon in Alameda", a painting about mexican history and folklore.

Also, on wikipedia, I found this doll portraying Frida herself:

"Frida and Diego lived in this house 1929-1954". It was a figure created for the Frida Kahlo museum.
Maybe Frida was a Skelita's relative. We will never know.

What I wanted to point out is how amazing and interesting Monster High dolls can be. Their monster themes are deeply rooted in history, art, literature, mythology and legends. Smart parents can make their child interesting on these topics just talking about the dolls' origins. Skelita made me search for info about Frida and Diego, and I found interesting details about them and their work, plus this short mexican animation (no dialogs, I loved Catrina's singing):

Current Location: Perú
Current Music: Herman's Hermits - No Milk Today

This week’s assignment from the League: Top 1 Aug. 8th, 2014 @ 10:41 pm

This is a little nerdy joke I wanted to make since some time ago. Enjoy!

First, let me introduce to you all, the amazing Wau number (I watched the video and I was amazed!):

After taking a course on Measure Theory the last months, I found another cool property of the Wau number. I won't get into the gory math details, don't get scared, this will be short and simple, let's begin:

We will define the following:

Omega is a space, any space: numbers, sets, animals, squares, Higgs bosons... anything you want.
F is a set called "sigma-algebra", it allow us to define properties on Omega and work with it. F has special characteristics: it includes a set that belongs to Omega and the complement of A. F includes Omega itself and the empty set. If F includes any other set, it includes its complement and the unions and intersections of any other set that belongs to F (also includes the complements of those unions and intersections).
Next we define a probability. It is just a number between 0 and 1 that we assign to any set in F.

These three together make a Measure Space (if P is any number it is called Measure Space. If P is between 0 and 1, it is a Probability Space. So any Probability Space is also a Measure Space):

Now I will introduce to you all the Lebesgue Integral. It is just a sum of the probabilities (or measures) of the sets inside F with other special properties, but we don't need to get into details here :)

Then, the whole family looks like this:

"dP" means that the integral is tied to our probability. A is any set in our sigma-algebra F.

This integral is the same as the following:

The "1A" means "The Indicator Function of set A". This is simply that if we tak any element in F, if it belongs to A, the indicator function gives 1, otherwise it gives 0.The Lebegue integral on set A is the same as the Lebesgue integral of the indicator function of A on the whole Omega space.

And this is equal to:

The probability of set A. The number between 0 and 1 we assigned to the set A.

If we tahe the Lebesgue Integral on the whole Omega space...

You can google to find out the real value of the Wau number :D you also will know why this is a "Top 1" :D :D

Other League Members Posts:
Grey loves Board Games
Trash Culture loves old Videos
I love Movie Monsters too!
Adam loves Ghostbusters
I love that Alf clip plushie!!
Mason loves cereal
I love figurine Top Tens :D
DVD collection!
I love short stories too, Lovecraft rocks!
Top Ten Marvel Movies

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Current Music: Bon Jovi - We Weren't Born To Follow

Michel Tries Skateboarding Aug. 2nd, 2014 @ 10:31 pm

He is just learning how to ride on a skateboard, I wish him luck (he is not as skilled as he may think, in fact, he is about to fall down, just look at his right foot!)
Clothes "stolen" from my Harry Potter doll :D
Current Music: Red Box - Lean On Me (ah-li-ayo)

Headphones Repairing Jul. 31st, 2014 @ 10:48 pm

I'm using them at work :D

I love this video:

Here are the lyrics: (Taken from this link)

Green Washing Lyrics (English)

We want green (6x) washing
We want plane rides
airbus, and diesel
mandarins all seasons

Great trip in the sky
some high tech at home
new technologie
We want to say sorry
and ease our mind

we want meat from Argentina
some meat at every meal
work-food in the kitchen
we want sugar, we want fat
we want less expensive, we want better
we wany always a little of somewhere else
We want the sea, we want summer
even in winters we want to tan

we want green (6x) washing
it's us, the best pinnochios of marketing
we want green (6x) washing

we want pebbles under sands
We want beaches of white sands
networks for our cell phones
we always want the network to be on maximum
we want reasonables orgies
greats concrete exchangers
and friends always available
we want party and ghettos

we want green (6x) washing
we're the best pinnochios of marketing
we want green (6x) washing

we want water that always flows
and less wrinkles
we want youth in a powder
we want snow in summer
greats buildings under the sun
we want pharaonic monuments
we want everywhere the same
some wi-fi and digital

we want green (6x) washing
it's usthe best, pinnochios of marketing
we want green (6x) washing

we want to phosphate-free detergents
all organic shampoo
forests for our 4x4s
Coal in our cosmetics
abusive slogans "more white than white" "more green than green"
ecological mascaras while we get high with nuclear

we want green (6x) washing
we want green (6x) washing
we want to say sorry, ease our mind
we want green (6x) washing
we want the sea, we want summer, we want to tan
we want green (6x) washing
we want parties and ghettos
we want green (6x) washing
we are the best
we want green (6x) washing

Current Music: Tryo - Greenwashing

Politically Incorrect Art Jul. 19th, 2014 @ 10:01 pm
This one mixes religious art with the social conflicts of the last decades in Perú:

This one is named "Perú, País del Mañana" ("Perú, Country of Tomorrow") portraying peruvian presidents:

All of them are saying "Mañana" ("Tomorrow"). In this case, it means "things are always left for tomorrow... forever".

In the Museum of Contemporary Art in Barranco District there are a blackboard where anyone can draw whatever he/she wants:

From left to right: I love you Mircko -> I love you Taticc!! :) -> But I'm pervert!! (plus: Ponies!)

Current Location: Barranco District - Lima
Current Music: Shaka Ponk - Palabra Mi Amor

Playing With Art Jul. 12th, 2014 @ 09:58 pm
Hawk Girl tries to make stuff to explode:

While others, try to not get eaten:

Current Music: Shaka Ponk - My name is Stain

This week’s assignment from the League: Pop Culture Road Trip Jun. 20th, 2014 @ 09:01 pm

I want to go to Arenales Shopping Center!!
I've talked about El Centro Comercial Arenales in Lima before. Located on Arenales Avenue, Lince District, it is a place you must visit if you are a pop culture lover and if you are in Lima. I talked about it to my friend Bruno who is a traveling guide. It happened that he had a client and his son from Spain and they had a free day to spend in Lima. Bruno took them to Arenales Shopping center, they ended up amazed!

El Centro Comercial Arenales has four floors filled up with stores dedicated to games, pop culture and anime culture.

I took this photo on the fourth floor, a store had an exhibition of pure He Man awesomeness!!

This is another store, dedicated to anime culture:

These are photos from other stores:

There are stores dedicated to comics, transformers, Star Wars, musical instruments, games... A recommended day for going is on Saturdays.

More trips from the League:

Going Going Going to Amazing places
A japanese Studio, yay!
I love vintage Disney Figures
It's Summer, yah!
It's a John Hughes inspired trip
New Zealand is Epic!

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Current Location: Lima - Perú
Current Music: Frédéric François - Chicago

Hawk Girl faces strange creatures Jun. 19th, 2014 @ 09:04 pm
Facing a menacing sculpture:

This chained lion is a common paint on buses and trucks in Perú. On real vehicules, this paint is smaller and it is located below, near the wheels:

"Wanting it is achieving it". (In this case, "Poder" doesn't mean "Power", it means something you can achieve).
Current Music: Gotye - Somebody That I Used To Know (feat. Kimbra)

This is something I found today Jun. 14th, 2014 @ 06:03 pm

At university they are asking for books to donate, so I looked for something to give around the piles of old stuff at home. Then, I found some of the old books I used in my second year at university when I was studying engineering (let me explain: I'm back to university now because I'm studiying a master in applied math). In one of the books I found the old writtings my friends made... fifteen years ago:

These writtings were extremely funny given these circunstances: You are an extremely young unexperienced teen, you barely can get good grades, your own textbooks seem written in a weird language filled up with fancy symbols and nice curves, and you are faaar faaaar from calling yourself a professional in anything useful stuff including engineering (especially engineering). So you are/feel dumb, useless and childish. Calling ourselves engineers at that time was more than a joke: it was plain insane and unrealistic.

Then those teens wrote this:
"Rafael Bocanegra: with love for Yelinna, this is a dedicatory of the book I wrote with my dude friend R. Figueroa G." (Rafael was joking about being the co-author of our own textbook!)
"This is an autograph of Fiorella Villafuerte inventor of Calculus 1, 2 and 3. Without me Figueroa, Bocanegra and Ortiz didn't have any job (we could barely pass the course of Calculus 1 and she was joking about inventing Calulus from 1 to 3, and giving the author of the book and the other two teens a job!!)
"Solutions given by Eng. Jaime L. Ortiz" (He was the Korn fan and he was joking about making the solutions of our textbook, also he was insane enough to call himself an engineer!)

Finding this makes me smile, we were so young back then... If someone told me in 1999 I will be reading this in 2014, smiling and actually being an engineer, I would swear that person were lying. Getting my engineer degree was two times harder for me than for the average person (I finally could get my engineering degree in 2010... yep, it was THAT hard! Not because lack of intelligence, it was mainly because some serious personal issues... I repeat: it was hard and painful as the freaking hell). By year 2002 I imagined that in year 2005 I would be dead, for sure and literally.
It didn't happen, it is 2014, I found this writtings and I'm smiling...
I plan to donate this book because I don't need it any more, but I'm keeping a high resolution scan of this page...
Just to remember myself that things tend to get better with enough time and effort :)

Also I found one of my favorites movies ever: Mr. Toad's Wild Ride by Terry Jones (actors are the Monthy Python gang). I watched it and recorded it on VHS more than 10 years ago. The VHS tape got destroyed by humidity many years ago. The movie is meant for children, but I simply simply love it. It is here in nine parts and here (entire movie).

Current music: The Weasels' song, of course!!

Current Location: Lima - Perú
Current Music: Mr Toad's Wild Ride - Secret Of Survival

At the university Jun. 8th, 2014 @ 05:37 pm
I like this store, I was studying/waiting for my class that day:

This is a photo I took of the whiteboard last week. Teacher was explaining the Power Iteration algorithm:

Current Location: Lima - Perú
Current Music: Cuarteto de Nos - Lo Malo de Ser Bueno
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