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Monthly Archives: June 2009

The other day I was (like I usually do on mondays) at the Cuartel again (i did not find a more descriptive link than this one). Well, it’s been some time. I agree with these here guys in saying that “it never gets old” (http://www.costaricapages.com/blog/nightlife/bar-cuartel-san-jose-it-never-gets-old/519). That is so true! It might have gotten more touristy over the years, but honestly, who gives a damn? Maybe you want to skip it during spring break but otherwise it’s quite allright.

Anyways, my point was another one. There’s this band that plays there like once or twice a month on mondays. I keep forgetting their name (or maybe I never even knew it) but they’re playing solid latin rock cover versions and are good fun to watch. This is also where I have discovered the most effective yet cheap stage prop I can possibly imagine: A fan. That’s right a plain fan. You should see the lead singer’s hair waving in the wind when the band starts rocking. Beautiful. Okay, it sort of reminds me of a Celine Dion videoclip or something but the effect is amazing. It gives the singer a very dynamic look and also it makes you wonder how she appears so aloof while she is right in front of you. It took me a while and a few Pilsens until i figured it out.

I very much wish I could steal their idea and make it my own in upcoming shows. Only problem is my hair is too short. Maybe I should start letting it grow and get myself a stage fan in a couple of years? I’ll see.

By the way, I’m not sure if the fan was once there only to cool the people on stage down and if the band maybe discovered by coincidence that it might be a good idea to direct it on their lead singer. Still, good combination of visual effects and a cooled down stage…

I mucho recommend to you visiting that place (unless, of course, you are an american teenager on spring break. You go to Florida or something please!)

So, it was about time I should write another post after this long break. Well, only problem is I don’t know what to write about. Things are going kind of slow here at the moment, I am enjoying the heat and trying to hit the beaches as often as I can. This works out fine with me as I have been working quite hard the past months. Yes, believe it or not, even in Costa Rica it’s not always all about Pura Vida. Then again, it’s just what you make out of it. Sometimes when I get too stressed out I remind myself of where I am: exactly! I certainly did not come here to work my ass off, or to get rich… So before I work my behind off I’d rather stay off the heat and go diving somewhere, oh yeah.

Anyways, hope you will all enjoy this here weekend and all the following ones. Keep in mind not to work too much, life is too short to just strive for success and riches. And what’s more: You’ll never get there anyway. Check out the story of Sysiphos if you’re not sure what I mean. Is this how you sometimes feel? Well, then you definitely need some vacation! Or just stay off work and tell your employer you’re sick. That’s even more fun! Anyways, disfruta la playa!