Wednesday, June 26, 2013


This morning El Salvador defeated Australia 2 -1 in the U20 Worldcup group match.
It is an unbelievable and historic result for my beloved country, as classifying for such events is rare, so actually winning a match is an amazing result.

They lost their first game against Turkey, who are the hosts of the event, and watching the highlights from their first match brought back memories of the country I left many years ago. As a country, we have lost many times, in sport and many other aspects; as a third world country we are accustomed to losing and are always the underdog. But not this time.

On many fields we forget we are equal, and we let fear get in the way.
The failures of the past, I think, have led to this victory. El Salvador is a proud Football country, so this result should not surprise anyone. They - We, need to focus on more positive energy and more positive results.

Adelante custatlecos!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Busy Busy Busy

June is the time of the year which is similar to Christmas; everyone seems to need something by the 30th of June!
Even though I seem to be pretty good a multitasking, sometimes this works against me as I take on too much and have delays when something else 'jumps' the queue. Pretty standard stuff: you have to juggle 'important' versus 'urgent'...and when you are told something is 'urgent' you have to ask questions on the validity of the urgency.

I have to say, I love working in IT, I enjoy solving problems and at the end of the day I feel I have achieved something. I thought I would never say this but I work with a pretty good team of guys, we seem to link well together and I have learnt a lot from them and keep things moving along.
My work is quite varied ranging from desktop support to 3rd level support; it can be hard to juggle sometimes but you plough through it one task at a time.
Slow and steady is the order of the day at the moment!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Winter is here

Winter started with a bang: rain and viruses all-round!
It is so hard when your little ones get sick, not just because you have to juggle work around them but it is physically and mentally stressing. Every time they sneeze or give you the look of uncertainty, your heart looses a beat! 
Thank God things have been back to normal for the past week, and we can focus on getting our work done, for a while anyway.

We are really busy on the work front; with our day jobs and second/ third jobs at home! I feel guilty when I take a break from it all as I feel I should be doing something, either around the house, or catching up with my training.
On the photography front, I've been lucky to have more friends interested in getting photographs done and I am really looking forward to putting my training to practice!
Photography is with me everywhere I go, I look around me and I look at things with composition and posing in mind; it is something I can't let go of, so I'm continuing to pursue it.