Monday, November 28, 2005

Good morning, I´m going home.

That´s what I could say to a colleague if I were to meet one on my way out the door. You see, I´ve just finished a project, together with Benjamin, and I´m leaving the office. It´s 6.30 AM, and a new week has just been born.
In a few hours the post producer will come in and assemble all our little sequences together and make a lovely little commercial about yoghurt.
Aside from all the work, this weekend has been really good. On Saturday we went to see Les Luthiers in the great Teatro Municipal. They are just unbeatable. A show of music and humour of world class. When the show was over I found myself wishing for them to step out on the stage again, if just for a brief moment. I don´t think I´ve ever felt like that about any stage artist before.

If you were on our street right now, you´d soon see me exiting the building and making my way toward the bus. If you were a stalker, you´d see me getting a seat and stare blankly before me until reaching my stop. If you were a burglar, you might also see me entering my house and later my room. Now, to see me getting undressed and into bed, you would have to be out of hobbies or something... And hopefully I would have noticed your unexpected presence.
I might say:
"Who are you? Did you say you came from my blog?!"

Need sleep, now.

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Some pictures from the last two days.

Isabel is talking about something.

A family´s burden should be carried equally by the parents, I think.
But maybe they found a better model?

Is the cab moving -- or is it the world that´s moving?

My mother, interacting with the wind in Parque O´Higgins.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Just arrived: Mother and sister

Without any complications whatsoever and to the great amusement of everyone here in Santiago, my mother Britta and sister Isabel landed on chilean soil today. They switched gloomy Nordic November for sun and palm trees by the Pacific Ocean.

It´s been more than a year since I saw them, so we have a lot to catch up on. It feels just wonderful to have them here. They brought me Swedish kaviar, which is always nice. Oh, and some electronics. Let´s just say the photographic quality of this blog will improve slightly...

We didn´t do much today, they settled in and rested mostly. The plane trip is quite long, over 24 hours. You actually win four hours when you travel with the rotation of the Earth. That´s swell, you might think, but when you go back those hours are naturally lost. UNLESS you wait until Daylight Savings Time sets in/ends, then it gets really complicated.

People on the picture, from left: Mother, aunt Adriana, grandmother Ines, Isabel and uncle Luchin. The four-legged character is named Eliott.

Now, enjoy this picture of Isabel.

Saturday, November 05, 2005

Sunset over Santiago. My little Nikon Coolpix still got it.

And a photo of the view from our office.
The guy blocking the view is Benjamin, head of 3D, and sitting down is Mauricio, a talented modeller.
What is the view from your office?

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Mountain climbing

On Sunday me and Macarena climbed Cerro La Campana, which is located some 70 kms NW of Santiago. We reached the top after 5 hours of climbing. Considering we started at around 500 m above sea level and the peak is 1880 m, it was a rather long ascent. From there we saw the Andes in one direction and the Pacific Ocean in the other. On the way up we encountered among other things a plate in honour of Charles Darwin, who climbed the hill in 1834.