Don’t make the cut

As someone who had a grasp at the serious implications, not only physical but psychological that this tiny cut may cause in a human male person. I feel committed to at least spread a little awareness on this subject that by no means should be treated lightly. Circumcision is a major surgery with lethal risks, it should not be performed for aesthetics, religious or social reasons.

The video below is funny yet shows the important minimal facts anyone should know about circumcision, male or female. Since at the end of the day, mothers also make the decision for the newly born.

For more serious information on intactivism (the movement to promote genital integrity) see the circumstition website and google around!

Mikky Ekko – Smile

Bose Soundlink Mini

Bose Soundlink Mini

So this is one of millions of reviews for this speaker, I am no speaker genius by any chance, but for readers who might be considering getting it I hope it helps.

I put Dave next to it so you can get a perspective on the size of it, it really is mini yet a very powerful classic looking speaker, which is more like a piece of heavenly experience for listening to your tunes. It is perfect to use in a medium-sized room, I use it daily with my MacBook Pro and Spotify Premium -this really is a grrrreaat combo-, the quality of the sound being reproduced obviously impacts the performance of the speaker, so Spotify allows me to play at high quality streaming (320 kbps) and use my cellphone as a remote control for the music playing on the computer; this comes really useful for me since I’m lazy. I love everything wireless (DLNA, Bluetooth, NFC, WiFI…), which is one of the main reasons I got this, I haven’t had to plug it in to anything other than for charging -yeih!-. It can be used on outdoors, for relaxing at the beach, pool, balconies and of course works directly from the cellphone or any other Bluetooth capable device…  The sound is more than decent but don’t expect to pull off a pool party alone with it.

Pros

  • Compact and portable.
  • Stylish and classic looking.
  • Powerful.
  • Really easy to use.
  • Performs well at low and high volumes.
  • Bose quality sound (no need to say much on this).
  • Car charging accessories available (not included).
  • Carrying cases available (also not included)

Cons

  • The battery could last longer, but I’m not complaining, this depends however on the volume and usage.
  • Bluetooth range is a bit limited -but easily fixed with remote Spotify service!-
  • 200 $USD

Advice: If the cons are not a problem for you: Get it! I love mine and would definitely recommend it.

I chose Bohemian Rhapsody for this post since it is the #1 song for testing speakers for the complexity of sounds this rock opera mixes. Gotta love Queen!

Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody

Can’t fix broken

Only time will tell
what could and could not be forgiven,
the feelings and the flashes that may remain of our deep wild ride

My bet is:
can’t fix broken.

We’ll reminisce of the crazy lovely times
-for sure-
and regrets might (never) arise.

I wish you everything,
I wish you learn:
pride is never an excuse,
love is real
and it matters
and that your twisted perception of a moment does not mean a whole soul has changed.

Play consistently,
record,
sing,
feel more,
rationalize less,
read,
write,
watch old movies,
smile more,
smoke less,
cut the hair,
wear green,
appreciate kindness and simplicity,
go to swim; even if it’s cold,
wear sunglasses,
wait till the sunset,
put the lime in the coconut,
stop with the red bull,
and look people in the eyes;
yours are perfect.

Truly sorry.
Truly
Loved you.
You, fucking genius.

It’s late already.

We burnt it all

“All relationships are temporary”:
That does not mean that my heart won’t break a little each time.

PS: I’d given you a thousand lighters.

Michael Andrews – Mad World

Grief

-¿Cómo haces? Para que no te asfixien los sentimientos, la nostalgia… Tienes que ser fuerte… Lo estás haciendo bien…

No se hace fácil con el tiempo, no es un progreso lineal ni decadente.
No son seis meses, ni un año.
Son segundos,
minutos,
horas
y a veces días
de vacíos absolutos que nadie puede ni podrá llenar ya.

Es extrañar por la mas noble de las causas,
la mas simple
y permanente.
Es saber que:
nunca
mas.
Que el abrazo que no te dí no va a pasar ya
por realista que mi mente lo evoque…
Que imaginarte es solo eso,
aunque te espere ver en el balcón,
en el supermercado
o que presienta tu llegada a la hora habitual
y hasta que reproduzca las instrucciones que sé que me darías al manejar…
Saber que los gritos y consejos que me das y los lugares donde te imagino
son mi proyección sesgada de alguien que no está ya.
Un remedo armado por retazos de mi percepción al fin.

Adiós
nunca estuvo entre mis palabras,
ni en mi cabeza siquiera.
Nadie puede
ni quiere
ni sabe
nunca
como decirlo.

Esperanza,
es creer en lo que no puedo saber
y confiar en lo que siento y percibo:
Creer en lo que creo.

Saber que nada pudo ser de otra manera,
que al final todo será mejor así,
que el amor trasciende,
que en la aleatoriedad y el caos que nos rige:
existe algo.

Gracias.

Willie Nelson – The Scientist

The National – Sorrow

Puffy ginger cookies

I’ve been trying to get in the mood for Christmas , so I tried baking some ginger cookies the puffiest yummiest ginger cookies. Yeap, this is my favorite cookie recipe and it’s from scratch! It’s actually very easy, spicy and super rewarding at the end ;)

Ingredients

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1  1/2 cups of brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. fresh minced ginger or ground ginger if you want to skip the trouble
  • 1 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 1  1/2 cup of salted butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup white sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Mix all the dry ingredients together in a bowl: flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and nutmeg.
  3. In another (bigger) bowl soften the butter while adding the sugar, vanilla extract, eggs and molasses.
  4. When it is smooth, gradually add in the dry ingredients while mixing. Try not to over mix in this step.
  5. Leave the dough to rest for about an hour in the fridge, although this step is totally skippable, it will make it easier to roll the dough.
  6. Put the white sugar in small bowl, roll the dough into small balls and then roll each dough ball in the sugar till fully coated.
  7. Place the cookies in a cookie sheet using parchment paper to avoid sticking!
  8. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the cookies seem matte and slightly cracked on top. Yumm!
    Cookie sheet
  9. After a few minutes, place the parchment paper with the baked cookies on a wet towel to help them cool and make it easier to remove.
  10. Enjoy, they’re heaven!

Giger heaven

This recipe makes lots of cookies, you can use half of every ingredient for less cookies. Tell me if you try this out and how did it go!

More ginger heaven

Ginger heaven!

Jack Skellington – What’s this?