Monday, May 04, 2009

May update

Things happened during this last month here, starting with me losing my job, something that we all knew that had to happen sooner or later in this complicated times. The company was forced to cancel the project due to the lack of financial resources and clients, and I was the first one to let go, since my salary amounted to one third of the monthly budget. Obviously this is not the best of times to look for a new job, companies are not hiring and there are loads of candidates out there, but nevertheless it is a great opportunity to refocus my career and apply only to jobs that fulfill my expectations (my last appointment, to be honest, was not even close to what I want to do i life, even though living in Maanshan was a great experience and I love the city).

So, while I look for a new position, I have plenty of quality time to spend with the twins, that are sometimes the naughtiest lil ones, but on average are sooo fun to be with! Julito loves his dad's food: cheese, pizza, sausages... while Nicolas is more his mum's, white rice, noodles and so on. You can check out some pictures in the facebook album:

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=44005&id=556215527&l=5c43970398

And pictures of their first visit to a fast food chain, clicking on the picture below...



And I am also dedicating more time to social networking, i.e. the Spanish Association www.casaespanashanghai.com. We are growing steadily, and are planning to have our own place in the near future. The questions arising are: where to get the money? and how to develop a social place i.e. Spanish Bar within a non-for-profit organization? Surely there have to be some capitalist partners making money behind, but without losing the essence of the organization. We'll see, for the moment we are working on the first General Meeting and the first open elections to choose the board, in some weeks...

I've also bought three new bonsais, two red maples (acer palmatum, or in their Chinese name hong feng) and one Japanese white pine. I will put some pictures sometime later, I am so happy with my bonsais! THe problem is that here it is easy to find bonsais, but difficult to buy the material and tools required to care for them: concave pruners, sealing paste, akadama... So I have to improvise for the moment...

I'll follow up later!

2 comments:

älbä irënë said...

Mucho animo en estos tiempos dificiles...!!!
油加!!

älbä irënë said...

uy! me he dado cuenta ahora del error... es 加油!!
pequenia distraccion.debe ser porque los examenes estan casi llegando...