December 27, 2009

so there goes the 2009

i was not not going to make a 2009 review on me, but after readings Nano's... i think it can b nice, specially if i just focus on the good part :p by the way... how good and accurate is to share the bad one with the rest of the world? hum...

2009 started with me working on Huawei, at the time the 3rd biggest telecomunication company in the world, in the Supply Chain Management Area as the Warehouse Supervisor. Good salary, good acknowledge of the duties, very productive area and full of professional people i respect and enjoyed working. it was very nice to share the work with chinese guys, they can have such a different perspective of everything and having an english speaking environment was good as well. i left it to go ahead with my academic life and work on my thesis. i learned a lot here, and i am very glad of my experience... 

Huawei Logistics Team - January 2009

January had a nice surprise for me and my school mates, due to a football-7 tournament we organized among all the classrooms. even when we are 5 classrooms, we could just get 4 to play. after 3 games, we became champions :D see us with the cup :D

Equipo de la "C" con la copa :)
We are the champions ♪

i resigned Huawei by the end of February, and my plans of making my thesis were interrupted by a sudden participation on the AIESEC project "Enter your Future", held in Poland. I was matched, made the paper work and red tape in less than two weeks... and so more stuff u can check on the blog (more likely to just a website) i created for so, even when i didn't updated it while travelling but afterwards. If u want to check it, go F - Enter your future 2009, Poland. I went faaar away with all my savings in my pocket and stayed in Poland 3 months running workshops about entrepreneurship. I departed on March to Wroclaw...

F's longest journey in 2009: Lima - Wroclaw

2009 Wroclaw, Poland
Ratusz - Rynek

nice coincidence i could visit Gulmaro in Warszawa, he fall in love with a pole and went there to live. i met my friend Gulmaro in Huawei... hehe. the trip left me many nice people on my memory and wonderful places visited. the workshop made me realize how much i like making presentations and living in an international environment, so i am using this ideas to set my plan for 2010 and more... i took the chance to visit my friend Kjara in Slovakia and i even made it to Budapest.

right after leaving the airport, back in Lima in June, i started working again with my Scout Group, things were not going as they were supposed to and because it is my responsibility i decided to do something. so, as usual since some years ago, we organized this camp named "Dlala" so students can get to know what we do in scouting. it was a blast! great camp, i have to say...
i love scouting and it is always my pleasure to belong to the Scout Movement :)
check more about it here: DLALA 2009

Dlala 2009 - Foto Oficial 

F holding official t-shirt of the event

i joined my senior-year-football-team on the Alumni tournament. after 9 years of being out of school, it was the 1st time i entered the team, wich was a nice feeling... but being so few at trainings was not. we made it to quarter finals, and we lost against the ones who became champions. i had a small injury that didn't allow me to play for 3 weeks. i do need to keep doing exercise...

Equipo de la Promoción Pedro Arrupe 2000 SJ
Campeonato ASIA 2009

from July to October i have to admit i abandoned myself into not-exactly-productive-work. at least i had no salary, that's what i wanted to mean :P hehe. while in Poland i liked the idea, organization and activities AIESEC had, so i joined them here in the Local Committee in my university. between this and my Scout Group i certainly had enough to do during the week :P but i know, no excuse... i should had been making research for my thesis :( bad i was that irresponsible. I participated organizing the Global Village and the Local Committee Congress (LCC). Both went pretty good i think... and i had to cook a lot on the 2nd one. (yeah... me, cooking... haha)

CLUL 2009 - Global Village

CLUL 2009 - Local Comittee Congress's OC

n the worst news this year, it was that a very good friend died. he was a priest and teacher in my school n always push me to improve myself, sometimes a bit more that i can stand, but i appreciate his motivation and philosophy. his name is Jorge and i wrote a bit in spanish, mainly what it was said on the mass of his funeral. it was also bad that i couldn't get to know Patch Adams was comming to Perú on time, a friend told me so just the day after he made his activities... i was really annoyed!

in the meanwhile of my non-really-working-time i traveled to Pucallpa, in the middle of the peruvian jungle, to visit a friend because of his wedding... think this was in September. short but nice trip... and full of anecdotes worth to remember haha.

2009 Pucallpa, Perú
F by the Amazon River

while still focused on doing my thesis, i accepted to work for a friend on his company, with a prostitute-working-schedule (weekends nights until 4am). Logistics, Accounting, System updating... i'm still there and even when i'm killing myself with the schedule and not having activities at that time, it has been good because i do want to join my friend in the "entrepreneur club" and develop something myself. i'm not far away of it, though :) and thinking on that i took a course on international commerce: tools to export and import, in my university... the most expensive course i paid ever! and i didn't learn as much as i wanted.... but.... at least it seems i'm quiet ready for the international commerce :D

This year i received the visit of 2 friends: Milo from Ecuador and Maru from Argentina :) I stayed in Milo's when i went to his country in 2006 and at Maru's in 2005 for the same reason. Actually, they are siblings of my friends Lyda (Ecuador) and Maq (Argentina), who i met while in Taiwan in 2004. I took them around to show them my city... seems they had a good time :)

Hanging out with Milo

...and with Mariana :)

great year for concerts... not only made it to The Killers (see pics here), but to James Blunt on summer (i think it was January). i'm also glad my favorite peruvian football team won the local tournament and that i made it post more than last year, i hope i can keep writting and hope people like it...

and... to end the year i have a job again :) and i haven't dropped the other with my friend, so now i'm holding 2 and on my free time i'm spending it mostly at home. it won't be the same for long though, it just to fair for my body and social life :) and we need them to be healthy. i think i'm paying, somehow, for all the months i haven't been very productive

not bad year, in general, but i am very very demanding with my goals and stuff i do... and i didn't fulfill my main objective this year: my thesis :( so, i need to complete it asap next year. i also want to go for a Master Programme, still need to pick up the other 2 options i'll manage (i already have 1 very decided)

thanks everyone around who help to make my life special and give me your support and even when 2009 hasn't been what i expected towards my academic objectives, it has been great for other fields. on the balance... i think it's positive.

because we are still on the Christmas season, i wanted to share this video i love...
wishing all my family and friends all the best
(if u are not my friend, i wish u the same too, don't worry! ;))

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