Category Archives: English

Montréal chronicles 8.- The networking fever

Dreammy/ Abril 11, 2017/ English, Personal

Torrential rain. I check my online agenda. Today I have a meetup after work in an unknown place downtown. I hold my breath to cross the city with this horrendous rain. This type of meetup is called 5 to 7 (5à7) because it lasts literally from 5 pm to 7 pm or even later. It’s basically an outside work activity.

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Montreal Chronicles 7.- Mont Royal

Dreammy/ Abril 11, 2017/ English, Personal

He looked at me from his cup of coffee and asked:  so, you really don’t know Mount Royal, do you? Well, no, I answered, a bit ashamed. I have been living here for more than three months and I hadn’t had the time to visit all the landmarks of the city, not even at the time when was only a

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Montréal Chronicles 6.- Those stories and their owners

Dreammy/ Abril 11, 2017/ English, Personal

Never in such a short time, since I am living in this city, have I had the opportunity to meet these many people who wanted to share their stories with me. Some of them were told in a noisy bar, others at the bus stop, or even in the middle of an English class. It made me suddenly realize that

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Montréal Chronicles 3. – What a nice neighborhood!

Dreammy/ Noviembre 29, 2016/ English, Personal

My neighborhood is alive. It’s a bursting with life from dusk until dawn. I was silly, believing that it would be the same as the silent group of buildings I was living in, in the National-Capital. People were mostly minding their own business, aside from neighbors from Hell (I believe I talked about them before. Those crappy students were partying

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Montréal chronicles 2.- The Metro

Dreammy/ Noviembre 29, 2016/ English, Personal

  The metro scares me. I arrive in there and keep myself as far as possible of the boarding line. I have the feeling that someone will appear to kick me off the platform, in a Francis Underwood fashion, and bye bye Dreammy! No, I have not found news about this kind of accidents but it still scares me. I

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Montreal chronicles 1.- Heat wave

Dreammy/ Noviembre 29, 2016/ English, Personal

I am definitely going from an extreme to the other. I just remembered last winter in Québec. I’ve wanted to take my Sunday breakfast at the nearby coffee shop. It was incredibly cold outside (-28C but it really felt like -38). I’ve decided I would not be staying at home in spite of the polar weather; because the loneliness of

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The happiness’s corner

Dreammy/ Noviembre 28, 2016/ English, Personal

Some place in my new apartment holds all the things that I love, which I’d always carry in my bag if I were a nomad: books, paintings, toys, some souvenirs from my home in Peru. Only a couple of bookstands keep the things that I really care about. This special place is also space where I let my eyes linger

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The Plan

Dreammy/ Noviembre 28, 2016/ English, Personal

Oh my gosh, I left this place abandoned! I’ve been doing video blogs, studying at the university and planning to move to another city. Not exactly in that order. Not with equal priority. (You can check my videoblog’s first season here. In Spanish only) As you can see, I did not have the time to write nor to paint and,

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Hard to be none other than ourselves

Dreammy/ Octubre 23, 2015/ English, Personal

Winter is coming and you are already started planning forward, in the middle of the summer when sun came out for half of a day and then it rained for the three next days. Thanks to global warming, el Niño and your luck, you cannot know the future – but who cares about the forecast – you keep your raincoat

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