He loves to make fun of the loser of game: Me (July 13, 2010; Costa Rica) We first met on my first morning work. Our task? To build a bench out of the driftwood we find along the beach, make sure it fits two people. That was a kick in the pants.. later on the week, another group had to make another bench, because ours was ‘too small’ ANYWAYS we got closer near the end of his trip,...
Diving For Fish Food (September 6, 2008) I could say read our wall-to-walls, but i’m sure you wouldn’t understand a thing we’re talking about. Our Supernatural discussions, playing speed on the floor in english class, intense note passing in cluff’s class, and metric singing memories will NEVER ever be forgotten. Even though you’re a bus or train ride away.....
What`s the meaning of BMark? Not sure.. but i think it’s my rapping name. Iguana. (July 12, 2010; Costa Rica) When there was nothing to do on a rainy day (besides making sandcastles), you would not expect how much fun you would have with a deck of cards and a table full of people including a guy named BMark. From killing crabs; to burying dead cats; to making up your own (never losing)...
Does he really need a description? (October 15, 2009; Toronto) Come on! It’s Craig. Kielburger. “We talked for TWO whole hours, gave money to a homeless man, and we skipped away”
When in need to hammock, call Mariele (July 12, 2010; Costa Rica) OH my german friend!! I first met her on a log in costa rica after she got off the phone, and when she introduced her name, i called her Maria. I quickly found out the real pronunciation (MAH-REE-LE) but more german-y. We hammocked, we played slam, we made leaf faces, and she taught me some german words. When i left the...
WHATEVER: interaction with a stranger - jenn, this... →
SO Bloor subway station nine o’clock. Subway’s delayed. The busker guy is playing a Michael Jackson song on his guitar and I go and stand by him and watch, cuz he’s good. He’s wearing sunglasses, but smiles at me. and the subways taking forever so i just stand there and watch him play a couple… <3
Michael from Bell
michael: hi! my name is michael, and im from bell *he's talking but the phone is stat-icy so i can't understand him* is hermie barrientos home?
me: ughh nope.
michael: thats fine, is there a time where she is available?
me: yes, by 8 o'clock maybe?
michael: well, we'll be closed at that time, but I can talk to you yeah? and you are over eighteen right?
me: no... but i just turned 17 this past monday!
michael: oh well happy belated birthday!
me: oh thank you!
michael: well you have a nice day now, thank you for your time
me: no thank you! bye!
love having random conversations with random people from bell
One Simple drawing (March 13, 2009; India) On the second last day in Kolkata, I was watching the students run around in their blue and white uniform, and a girl sitting down against the wall caught my eye. I noticed she was drawing flowers in her notebook. I asked her if she like to draw, and if she can draw something on my hand. She did, and I knew a bond was created. After the performance at...
There’s something about my grandfather I don’t speak much Tagalog, he doesn’t speak much English. The only time we try to communicate is if he wants me to eat some mango’s with him or if I can turn on the tv so he can watch wrestling or boxing Because he asks me simple favors, I appreciate laughing at him when he doesn’t know how to switch the channel
Probably one of the wisest woman I have ever met. (March 16, 2009) If you ask her something, she pretty much responds by reciting the encyclopedia. it’s awesome. Ehe knows the history, the culture, the plants, the best bakery around and everyone in town. She pretty much serenades you and boggles you with all this information, it’s a bit overwhelming. Thanks for showing me to...
Deputy Smirley Of Knoxville (May 28, 2010; Tennessee) Upon waiting for the elevator to reach the forth floor of the Convention center, I see an police man standing behind the group of students. Curious, I turn around and ask him how he’s doing. One simple question eventually leads us all surrounding his cop car handing out little badges, and showing us his tazer gun. Enjoy your pizza...
Meet Darien from Alabama (May 29, 2010; Tennessee) On the last day of the trip, I saw a familiar face waiting with his school in the lobby. “Hey!” we both say at the same time. After talking about going home, I ask him for one last picture. He then tells me we should take many pictures but do different actions each time. this is picture one out of fifteen. Darien is one cool cat,...
The Flaming Ginge in the middle (May 27, 2010; Tennessee) Upon waiting for the elevator to reach ‘L’ fellow friends from Missouri joined us on the elevator. As soon as the doors closed, the two immediately started to dance, jump and sing creating little nerves in me, but had the instinct to join them. When we reached ‘L’ they told me that what we did was called the...
This blog is entirely for those who I’ve met in my life. I feel like they need a little shoutout, because they’re that awesome. These people can pretty much be anybody out there. Maybe we can prove that this planet is one small world. If there is a chance you might know them, don’t be afraid to reply back or message back. I think the way that I am now, is because of the people...