Saturday, September 19, 2009

It's official...

Well, after all the hard work and studying to be a close circuit rebreather diver, it's official!, I got my certification card yesterday, so we are probably doing a celebration dive tomorrow (yeah, like we really need a reason to dive on weekends, other than we love it!).

Other than that, I don't have much to post about, it's saturday and I'm at home, weather is on and off raining and sunny. Have a nice Saturday!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Post #2 for today...

Some of you might remember my Wednesday post where I mention that the sea looked so glassy that it was hard to tell where the sea ended and the sky started, well right now it's raining in the horizon and the color of the ocean in front of my office is just unbelievable. Check out the difference:

On Wednesday, beautiful glassy calm sea....

Today, amazing turquoise color and a storm behind far away...

Just thought I would share it with whoever is out there reading....

Cabaret Dinner

Last night my friend Linda, her daughter Daniella and me went to a place on the island call Vivendi, which is a Cabareth Style Restaurant, meaning you get to have dinner and there's a show going on at the same time.

The show we saw last night was Lady Dove, which is a Cirque du Soleil style production which primarily features circus acts intertwined with theatre. The show tells the story of a heroic pirate who liberates her fellow woman aboard the Libertad and features acts ranging from extreme balancing, aerial ballet, rope walking, strong men, an incredible skating duo, juggling and much more. To me it was all about Pirates of the Caribbean.

I have to admit I was very impressed and very pleased with the performances, I thought it was going to be mainly dancing, but noooo, it was so much more than that. Once the show is over all of the performances come down from the stage and grap people to dance with from the audience.

My friends little girl is only 2 1/2 and she was so focus the whole entire show, she loved it, it was like she was hypnotized, so funny. At the end, as she was the only little girl at the place, every single dancer wanted to dance with her, but she was a little hesitate about dancing with people she didn't know, so I took her on the stage for a while and so did her mom.

We really had a fabulous time and will probably try to go again to catch another show. Here are some of the pictures (sorry about the quality, at times I was afraid to use to flash cause I didn't want to mess up their concentration, silly me, this people are professionals, LOL!).

beginning of the show

 this guys coming were pretty amazing...

the one time Daniella looked back

 they were actually jumping rope like this...

dancing with the audience

Dani and me dancing on the stage

Have a great weekend!!!

Thursday, September 17, 2009


Today is just like another day but it's also a day closer to the weekend, yipeeee!

Besides that, I had one my best friends coming to visit me today.

Old picture of Trudy and me (circa 2006)
Trudy lives in one of the other islands (Cayman Brac), were I used to live before I moved here to Grand Cayman. She was in fact my boss at the hotel I used to work for Brac Reef Beach Resort. But besides working together we were also neighbors and did tons of stuff together, not only she was a good boss but she is also a wonderful person and a fantastic friend. She was also my maid of honor at my wedding last May!

So today, even though we just had a hour lunch together, being with her makes me so happy it uplifts my spirit to have a friend like her. At times I wish she was closer to me, also because she is a very busy person and sometimes it's hard to stay in touch over the phone (and it's definitely not as fun as talking in person).

I miss her a lot and always remember the great times we had together and with her wonderful dog Gracie, she an old dachshund but the sweetest dog I've ever met. Here's a picture of her last year...

I miss you "crazy gracie"

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Wednesday Movie Post & More...

"The Soloist", it's a captivating movie with performances by Robert Downey Jr. and Jamie Foxx. The movie is based on the true story of an LA Times writer (Downey Jr.) that meet and incredibly talented but homeless Man (Foxx) and decided to learn more about this persons life (his talent and the reason why he ended up living in the streets after even having an opportunity in the past to do something with his talent but decided to dropped it all) to write a series of columns on the paper about him.

Even though this movie can be consider a sad story, it makes you think about how relative everything in life really is, as Foxx's character is homeless but also sees his situation as an opportunity to cherish the city and the outside, and on the other side there comes a point where Downey's character try to help him "get back in" (I guess back to society, and living a "normal" life) just because that is his concept of having a good life...

So I ask myself, how do we know it's worst to not have almost anything, living on the streets without attachment compared to having a s**t lots of stuff that maybe we don't even need and that makes us slaves of a society always wants to fulfill our ego??? Like the late Bob Marley said in one of his many wonderful lyrics, "Every need has an ego to feed".

I really recommend watching this movie, it's a great story that makes us appreciate life even more, what we have and opportunities that come in life and that we should not waste, it also makes us appreciate true friendship, and I specially need to mention one line at the end of the movie which is something like this "experts say that by just being somebody's friend, it can change the chemistry of your brain"... Not sure if it's true but it sounded nice.

In a different note, I had to share with you that the Caribbean Sea it's so unbelievably calm tthis morning that it's hard to tell where the sea ends and the horizon starts. I took a picture right in front of work and even thought it doesn't show as well as reality, it's pretty close.

Happy Hump Day!!!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

R.I.P. Patrick Swayze

Last night I was sadden by the news of actor Patrick Swayze loosing a battle against pancreatic cancer.

As Dirty Dancing and Point Break are two of my all time favorite movies and also the movie Ghost (although it makes me cry every time I watch it), I can't help but feel sad by his death.

So, today's post is in honor of Mr. Swayze may he rest in peace and wherever he is I hope he had "the time of his life"...

Monday, September 14, 2009

Kitty Post

Not much to post about today, so I decided to dedicate today's post to cats... I love cats and used to have one, my parents have one, her name is Lea and she is very, very sweet little girl.

 Lea (a.k.a Meouw)
 Now for some silly and random cat images...

And now, for a Super Hello Kitty...

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Diving in our back yard...

This morning my husband, my friend Natalia and me went for a dive just two blocks away from our house, there's a wonderful small resort call Cobalt Coast with a fantastic dive operation (Divetech) and we frequently dive there, but it's been a while since the last time (at least for me, not the same for Mark).

Conditions were excelent and for the first time in a while (since we were diving regular open circuit) I took my camera, so here are the best shots from the dive, enjoy!

Our dive site
My dive buddies
spotted trunkfish
Parrot Fish cruising by...
flamingo tongue
trumpet fish
fan coral


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