25 marzo 2019

What have I seen on Netflix? Narcos: Mexico

OPINION

This week I finished watching the premiere of the new season of Narcos: Mexico on Netflix and I have to say that I liked it very much, improving, in some aspects, its predecessor Narcos: Colombia.
One of those important aspects is that the main actors are Mexican and of Mexican origin and that detail gives a special value to this new installment of Narcos, endowing it with its own personality and distinguishing it from previous installments of the series. This was one of the aspects that was criticized in Narcos: Colombia, that the main actors were not Colombians.
The truth is that the series begins with a slow rhythm, but this is a resource that the film director does on purpose, because, as the series advances, the rhythm increases vertiginously as the plot grows, which develops along with the main character, Miguel Angel Felix Gallardo who plays the Mexican actor Diego Luna.
In short, Narcos: Mexico has nothing to envy of its predecessor and is a worthy successor to this shocking series.

TECHNICAL DATA SHEET

Produced by: Gaumont Télévision and Netflix.
Directed by: Alonso Ruizpalacios, Amat Escalante and Andi Baiz.
Script: Carlo Bernard, Chris Brancato, Doug Miro, Clayton Trussell, Andrew Black, Ashley Lyle, Eric Newman, Bart Nickerson, Jessie Nickson-Lopez, Scott Teems.
Date: 2018.
Cast: Diego Luna, Michael Peña, Tenoch Huerta, Joaquín Cosío, Alyssa Diaz, José María Yazpik, Matt Letscher.
Duration: ten chapters of approximately one hour each.

SYNOPSIS

This new issue of Narcos tells us how Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo mounts, almost out of nowhere, the Guadalajara cartel, planting and distributing "mota", marijuana, and manages to unite all the small traffickers in the area with a common goal, with the connivance of the Mexican police.
However, the DEA follows him closely and agent Kiki Camarena, starring Michael Anthony Peña, does everything possible to end the Guadalajara cartel.
 Image source:  Netflix

24 marzo 2019

Acércate

Fuente: propia
Acércate sin que yo me dé cuenta,
con el sigilo de una pantera,
y devórame hasta que no quede nada de mí,
ni los huesos ni los alientos del pasado.
Acércate sin darme explicaciones,
sin pedirme el permiso de los dioses,
rompe el silencio con tus gritos
y acuéstate junto a mí y duerme,
siguiendo el camino del agua.
Acércate desde el infinito doblado,
desde la incomprensión y la inconciencia,
háblame aunque no te entienda, 
dame tus palabras y las voltearé hacia el universo.
Acércate y dame tus manos calientes,
cúbreme con la luz de tus soles 
ilumina mi alma de cueva y
dame un segundo de luz para mi eternidad.
Acércate, siéntate junto a mí, respira conmigo,
siente el fluir de nuestras conciencias,
cierra los ojos activos y déjate llevar
al más allá donde el hoy solo somos tú y yo.

23 marzo 2019

Alley

Almost every time I see an alley, it catches my attention, whether it's day or night, because they have that special effect that makes me stop and watch them for a moment, and that's what I do.
I like them because the light transforms as it enters them, it intermingles with perspective, the light effect is no longer the same and lights and shadows appear that make it different as the day moves towards its sunset.
On this occasion I took the photograph almost at nightfall, at around 6.30 p.m. in the village of Agüimes in Gran Canaria. At that time the light began to escape, artificial lighting began and the combination of these lights gave this result.

Picture taken with an Acer Liquid Z630 mobile phone

22 marzo 2019

¿Qué he leído? Cómo vencer la ansiedad a través de la meditación de Richard Gilpin

Fuente

OPINIÓN

Terminé de leer Cómo vencer la ansiedad a través de la meditación de Richard Gilpin. Un libro que te acerca a la ansiedad, este trastorno que muchos padecemos y que intentamos controlar con la meditación consciente. Richard Gilpin nos aporta una nueva visión desde la conciencia plena, utilizando el camino de la meditación para llegar a ella.
Los que meditamos, con cierta frecuencia, sabemos que este no es un camino fácil porque los resultados no son inmediatos ni visibles a primera vista, sino que estos se ven con el paso del tiempo.
Gilpin nos plantea una serie de ejercicios para llegar a esa conciencia plena a través de varios ejercicios de meditación consciente, centrándose en el aquí y ahora y en los detalles que vivimos a diario.
Sin duda es un buen libro para acercarnos a conocer lo que es y lo que significa la conciencia plena.

FICHA TÉCNICA

Formato: EPUB.
Páginas: 160.
Editorial: Siruela.
Lengua: CASTELLANO.
ISBN: 9788417624002.

SINOPSIS

La ansiedad es un trastorno muy difícil de controlar y Richard Gilpin nos propone hacerlo desde la conciencia plena, utilizando para ello la meditación consciente y proponiéndonos una serie de ejercicios y consejos para llegar a alcanzar ese objetivo.

21 marzo 2019

The visit

You haven't come to see me in a long time. You're sitting there, waiting for me to give you conversation, but I can't. You didn't even call me. You knocked on the intercom. It's me. I was passing by. You were passing by? I stopped. I didn't know what to do. I thought for a moment, I swear, not to let you on. To tell you that I didn't know you or that you were wrong. However, I changed my mind and pressed the white, well, almost yellow, button on the little phone that opens the doorway.
I remembered the last time I saw you. Yes, don't you remember? Yes, man. We had decided to rob the jewelry store at the mall. One million euros in jewellery and watches. We had it all planned. Visit the mall. To visit the jewellery shop. Decide on the day. To steal the car and, at three o'clock in the morning, to embed it against the door of the shopping centre, to travel the hundred and fifty metres in a straight line, to reach the fifty kilometres per hour and to hit the reinforced aluminium door of the jewellery shop.  No one expected it.
The day came. We stole the car. An all-terrain vehicle of almost three thousand kilos that we had had our eye on a few days ago. We left in the direction of the shopping centre. You were driving. Yes, you. You were the expert. We saw the mall at the end of the avenue lit up by Christmas lights. You were going slowly, until you had a shot at the door of the mall. You accelerated and set the car at a hundred and thirty kilometers per hour. You're going too fast. Loosen up a bit. You didn't listen. We hit the door and burst it, yes, but you flew out through the windshield glass. You weren't wearing your seat belt. An amateur failure. I was stuck in the passenger's armchair with three broken ribs and a cervical sprain. I got out of the car. You were unconscious. You were breathing with your mouth full of blood and a few teeth on the floor. I tried to wake you. I couldn't. I called 911 and got out of there.
You were silent because you didn't remember anything. That's what they told me. It was what I touched. You were in jail for a year and a half. I know that. I don't know what you think. Stealing again? I don't think so.  That's not what you're for, and neither am I. I think I'll invite you to lunch, we'll try to talk about the old days, the ones you remember because the blow erased many memories. Then you will leave, dragging your right leg, the one you almost left on the road.
I don't know when I'll see you again, maybe in a few months or years, when you remember where I live again.
Image source:  Pixabay 

20 marzo 2019

¿Qué he visto en Netflix? Colony, primera temporada.

OPINIÓN

Me gustan las películas y series de ciencia ficción siempre y cuando estén bien hechas y su argumento sea verosímil. Este es el caso de la serie Colony que tiene los suficientes mimbres para tenerte sentado delante de la televisión con expectación.
La trama principal es sencilla y que todo el mundo entiende y no es otra que sobrevivir en una tierra colonizada por una civilización extraterrestre que utiliza a los propios humanos para controlar a sus semejantes.
Me gusta que la trama principal, sea eso, principal y que las subtramas, que las tiene, no solapen a la trama que da cuerpo a la serie, porque, en ocasiones, las subtramas acaban arruinando a las series, como por ejemplo, Viajeros.
Hay que tener en cuenta que Colony tiene un arranque muy lento, tanto, que estuve a punto de dejarla. Sin embargo, en el segundo capítulo comienza a calentar motores y a ponerte en situación, hasta que terminó por engancharme, ya no solo por tener un argumento atractivo, sino que los actores están a un buen nivel
Fuente del vídeo: Youtube
En resumidas cuentas, es una serie interesante, con los ingredientes justos y necesarios para pasar las noches disfrutando de un cine de ciencia ficción de cierta calidad.

FICHA TÉCNICA

Producción: Emitida por USA Network; Legendary Televisión: / Universal Cable Productions / MELS.
Dirección: Juan José Campanella
Guion: Carlton Cuse y Ryan J. Condal.
Fecha: 2016.
Reparto: Josh Holloway, Sarah Wayne Callies, Peter Jacobson.
Duración capítulo: 45 min, aproximadamente.

SINOPSIS

Una civilización alienígena ha colonizado la tierra y someten a los humanos por la fuerza y los utilizan para vigilar y controlar a sus semejantes. Algunos, la resistencia, comienzan a organizarse para hacerles frente y otros terminan colaborando para sobrevivir.

19 marzo 2019

When will it be?

Here I am, three meters underground,
without knowing where,
I look back and forth and find only bones.
Where are my loved ones?
No one answers me.
I never hear them.

I am only with darkness,
and with the cold humidity that's already part of my bones.
Not even the worms, who did their job
until they left me in the bones, they stayed.
Now, my bones are dyed with blood and mud.

I want to scream, but I can't
my mouth is full of dirt
and I just spit out anger, darkness and loneliness.

I can imagine that I cry,
because I can't cry;
I have the bowls of my eyes dry and full of earth,
and my tears turn to dust.
I think, but my thoughts escape me,
through the shot hole in the back of the neck,
the one who made me a coward,
I begged him to shoot me in the clear forehead,
but he couldn't handle his cowardice.
and ripped my life out of my back.

When will it be time for my bones to see the light again?
No more breathing,
no more stepping into classrooms,
no longer to feel the caress of the beloved hand,
no longer to hear the song of the bird,
no more smiling,
no longer to love,
no longer see the sunrise,
only to see the light of justice.

When will it be?
 Image source:  Own