Summer Piggy…

Yesterday, while visiting H&M, I took this photo of H and posted it on Facebook with the title “h-intellectual”: As you can see, this piggy was trying to imitate her dad (me) by wearing my glasses. When my mom saw this, not only did she absolutely love the picture but also asked what would happen … Continue reading Summer Piggy…

Colegio Claretiano’s Patriotic Parade…

Peru’s Independence Day is on July 28th. That day, the President always gives a speech evaluating the previous year and, naturally, promises things and things and more things that citizens forget a week after. On July 29th, we have the National Patriotic Parade, an event in which soldiers, police officers, police dogs, and so on, march on an avenue specially decorated for that day. (Sometimes, there are tanks and military planes too).

Moreover, during the entire month of July, people hoist Peruvian flags at their places (there’s a fine if one doesn’t do it); there is a bunch of patriotic parades everywhere, and most of the workers receive extra money with their normal salaries as an incentive (and, of course, big stores offer great sales to benefit from the consumerism of individuals getting more money than per use).

My school (Colegio Claretiano, which was my primary, middle and high school) organizes a patriotic parade every year. This event always created a really high expectation among my parents. They used to attend the parade and take pictures of me either wearing a costume when I was a kid (traditionally, every grade is assigned a Peruvian department and students have to wear typical costumes of it) or marching with the color guard when I was an adolescent.

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(Peruvian flag in the foreground. In the background, students in costumes at the main playground and excited parents on the second floor waiting for the parade to start)

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A Piggie Chase Scene…

It’s cold and grey here in Lima today (I know, 59F must sound like summer for some of you! But consider that humidity reaches almost 100% here which makes layers and layers of clothes useless to endure the cold…) Hopefully, I’ll go for a walk to take some photos later but in the meantime I … Continue reading A Piggie Chase Scene…