Christmas Decor…Your feedback!

belenHi all,

What do you set up in your house for Christmas?

Do you go all the way and the house looks like a Shopping mall in Dubai? (Honestly you have to see them!). Or do you stay humble and just do some little embellishments? ( some balls and candles)

Maybe you just don’t bother to décor, as there is already so much decoration around, you feel there is no need.

The fact of having children in the house is a factor to consider, as we all want them to feel the Christmas spirit and it is a great activity to share within the family.

I want to share this poll with all of you and remember your opinion is very important to me and to all the rest of the community. Feel free to add all your decorations, it will give us ideas!!

Have fun!!

Araceli G

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Photography contest En Mi Salsa- In my Element

Hi all!

The idea is to look for a pic or a logo that represents the spirit of the blog. The motto is “Doing what we enjoy most”. The name “En Mi Salsa- In my Element”.
The theme is absolutely free and you can use any program, just make sure the pics have a decent resolution and size.
The selected pictures will be shown on the blog and on the FB page for everybody to vote.
The deadline to send the pics will be on the 15/01/2013 but you can start sending your pics from today. The email you need to send the pics is gallegoara@hotmail.com. The event is featured on the Events of the FaceBook page. See the link just here.
Please promote the contest, send it to all your friends and colleagues, press the like bottom and enjoy the art the photography by participating.
Any questions, please feel free to contact me.
Happy photography!
Araceli G

Will Smith speaks up!

I came across this video of Will Smith. He is not only a great actor and a great inspiration. He is terribly passionate about what he believes in and that makes it contagious and him a great communicator. His message is being heard and I hope you enjoy it.

Some of you might know about his other side, the inspirational one. For some of you, it might be something new.

He has been studying religions and the need of us, humans to believe in something somehow.  Will Smith has gone a long way, learn his share and it is so great to have some insights of what he has experienced and studied.

Everything he says is common sense, but.. Common sense is the less common of all the senses at the end of the day.

If you are looking for some good movie to boost your mood, go for The Pursuit of Happiness.

These are some of his thoughts…

Being realistic is the fastest way to be mediocre.

Talent you have naturally, Skills you develop with hours, hours and more hours of work. That is why I work, work, work and work.

Don’t allow anyone to tell you that you can not do something.

If you are not doing someone else’s life better, you are wasting your time.

I can create whatever I want to create.

There is no reason to have a Plan B, if it is going to distract you from Plan A.

He, who says he can, and he, who says he can’t.. both of them are right.

Enjoy!!!

Araceli G

Interview with Guy Kawasaki

I just love his simplicity, his approach to life and of course, his experience of having worked with so many big people and learn so much from it and still stay humble and sincere.

Che che cheeeee change!

Hi everybody!!
I have been thinking and thinking and well I realised that now I need to make a change on the blog. I guess I am changing and the blog needs to adapt to the new me. On the other hand, I haven’t written as much as I wanted. Work and life kept me busy and it has not been easy to cope with it all.
To catch up a bit, I can tell you I started some more hobbies. One being an old time lover of mine but now with new tools and gadgets to make me fly… don’t start guessing ( I don’t know where it might end up!) it is PHOTOGRAPHY. And the new baby is the NIKON D5100 with the entire set ( Objectives, tripod, UV lenses and even a crash course..). Well, you know me.. I go all the way!!
The other interest came inevitably of being based now in Dubai.. Well, this one might be more obvious.. Guess, Guess,… Camel rides? Nope.., Petrol finding? Nope… FASHION and SHOPS!! Yay!.
I always liked it, just that in Jamaica couldn’t have my dose. Now, probably I am overdosing!!
The other change, you might have noticed already.. the language. I am Spanish but have been living in English speaking countries for the longest while.. I am more Spanglish than ever.. also my new community here doesn’t speak Spanish or very little, so as I know most of you out there, can understand ( and even misunderstand!) English.. This would be the new language for the blog.
Hope you enjoy the changes and the new sections!

BR

Leli G

Makinikona in action!

Makinikona in action!