Friday, December 28, 2007

Oxfam Trailwalker Japan

I have started to volunteer for Oxfam Japan this year, and now they are starting to make the preparations necessary for next years Trailwalker event, probably one of the biggest fundraising events organized by Oxfam in different parts around the world.

It challenges groups of 4 persons to complete a 100km trail in 48 hours, with the support of many people and companies who donate their money to support Oxfam's various poverty alleviation and emergency relief projects around the world.

I remember I love to watch the Discovery Channel Eco-Challenge (which involved many disciplines to complete a 500km course) and thinking I would like to do that some day (specially the on in NZ, cause the landscapes were amazing!)

Now the Trailwalker is just hiking, but its still 100km, and the best part, is that all the fundraising goes to a great cause. So this year I will be volunteer to organize the event, and who knows maybe next year I can make a team and participate as well.

If anyone is interested in volunteering or participating do check the HP! and let me know if you have any questions~

Next years event will take place in May 16~18, and the course starts in Odawara, going through Hakone, and finishes in the foot of Mt Fuji. The landscape seems to be really beautiful. I found these pics from last years event.

"Oxfam Trailwalker is an event that involves significant commitment, endurance and at the end of it all, a wonderful sense of achievement. Whatever role you play, by participating in this ultimate life changing event, you'll be helping to make a real difference by raising funds for some of the poorest communities in the world"

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Monday, December 03, 2007

Gano Venezuela

Despues de haber estado preocupado por Venezuela por las ultimas dos semanas, es dificil creer que Chavez alla aceptado la derrota de su reforma, con tan solo 2% de diferencia. Me alegra poder pensar que por fin Chavez se dio cuenta de que crear mas division no es bueno, pero sobretodo que la opocision en Venezuela por fin parece tener de verdad una idea de lo que quiere, y me alegra que ese cambio sea liderado por los jovenes estudiantes que muchas veces parecerian tan poco interesados en politica y tan alejados de la realidad de su pais.

Segun entiendo esto quiere decir que Chavez no puede ser reelegido mas (a menos que quien sabe que se le ocurra), pero aun lo tendremos por unos largos 5 anhos, que espero la opocision logre usar para crear (junto con los simpatizantes de Chavez) un programa de pais mas igualitario que incluya a todos los Venezolanos.

Me siento extranho diciendo esto cuando ya me siento tan alejado de Venezuela, pero aun asi, sigue siendo el pais donde naci, y sobretodo donde muchos de mis amigos y parte de mi familia viven, y simplemente es triste ver a un pais tan dividido sea donde sea.

Por ahora me podre sentir feliz y tranquilo por Venezuela~

...y volver a mi trabajo de disenho todas las noches sin tener que estar preocupado por lo que podria pasar.

Abrazos a todos mis amigotes en (o de) Venezuela, los quiero mucho! y me alegra que las cosas por ahora se vean un poco mejor~
~Viva Venezuela~