Sunday, October 18, 2009

Awesome Nica Kids

These are the kids we play with every saturday. They work very hard all day everyday, but when we take them to the park they play soccer like theres no tomorrow, despite the oppressive midday heat. This is Sara, she is pictured below in a previos blog. I drew her picture on the wall at the hostel in charcoal, this pic was taken a few days after I drew it and it had rained a few times.
Emerson is super cool. He has a great smile and despite the fact that he doesnt wear shoes, he can run, jump and kick a soccer ball just as hard as any of the other kids, something which amazes me every time I see him.

Xiamara, shes very loveable and sweet and always happy to see us.

Ernesto is Xiamaras brother, he is also super sweet and huggable.

Emerson and Enrique think the coolest thing in the world is taking a video of someone taking your picture. They love taking pictures and video everytime we play so stay tuned for more pictures of these amazing little people.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Daddy Yankee - Sept 26-

Cant believe I didn't add footage of this concert! The whole time I couldn't help but think how funny it was that I was at a Daddy Yankee concert, it was fun tho and I got to see just how crazy the nicaraguense people are for their musica.

Pelusita sings the blues with local refrescos man

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Nicaraguense street art

Mural in Leon. "We have fought for liberty...
"and we swear to defend it"
Self portrait of the artist.

I like this one, it shows the two sides of Managua, the beautiful nature that it was, is and can be and the industrial wasteland that it has become.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Nica Bday party!

I think those kids wanted to play with the gringos.

It was his 3rd bday. His name is Elyin. He was so cute.

Even little girls in princess dresses were taking swings at the pinata
This cutie, she was a neighbor, she wasn't supposed to be at the party, since the families dont have a lot of money, they cant invite all the neighbors but this little cutie just wouldn't leave despite her brothers and sisters threatening to beat her little booty.
Pre-party balloon hanging.

Saturday we went to the spot where we usually go to pick up a group of kids to play soccer in the park, but they weren't there. Their mom said they were at a birthday party at her house and she said we could go. She had her two daughters walk us there. It was an incredible experience to be invited into a neighborhood which otherwise wouldn't have been safe for us to venture into and to be invited into the home of a native person and see how they live, so different than us and it makes you realize whats really important in life is friends, family and food!