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Terremoto en Chile/Earthquake

La verdad estoy impresionada con lo que les pasó a los chilenos este día. Un terremoto de esa magnitud no se ve muy seguido y la verdad cuando lei la noticia en el celular en la mañana no lo podia creer. Prendí la tele y solo podia ver las pocas imágenes que se tenían en el momento.
La información es más completa ahora, y me sorprende la enorme solidaridad y respeto de los paises que esperan a que los chilenos hagan un recuento de sus daños para saber que tipo de ayuda necesitan. También me sorprende como las estructuras chilenas soportaron de una mejor manera un terremoto de 8.8 grados cuando uno mucho menor (de 7.0) arrasó con Haiti. Inclusive el número de victimas no se compara con lo que tuvieron en la isla. Claro, aun falta mucho por hacer, y desgraciadamente estoy segura de que el número va a ser mayor, aunque probablemente no tan impresionante como el número de víctimas en Haiti.
Por lo que he escuchado y visto en las noticias los Chilenos están preparados para enfrentar cosas como este terremoto (bueno lo mas que se puede preparar para una cosa asi). Ya vivieron el terremoto de 1960 que fue de 9.5 y se dice es el de mas grande magnitud del que se tiene memoria.

I’m terribly shocked by what happened to Chile today. An earthquake of that magnitude is not frequently seen, and to be truthful when I read the SMS with the news this morning I could not believe it. I turned on the TV and could only stare at the images they were showing.

There is more information now, and I’m pleasantly surprised by the solidarity and respect of the other countries. They are waiting for Chile to have some idea of the damages they have and decide if and what type of help they need. I’m also very surprised by how the buildings withstood the damage of an 8.8 earthquake, when a 7.0 destroyed Haiti’s capital, and other cities. Even the number of victims cannot compare even though I believe it will get much higher. But it’s almost a certainty that it won’t be nearly as large as those they had in Haiti. From what I have been able to gather, Chile is well prepared for earthquakes since they have the record of the highest magnitude quake in history. The 1960 quake was 9.5

Este es uno de los videos de noticias en YouTube / This is one of the news videos on YouTube it’s in Spanish

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Present Time News

In response to some comments here (alandrem.net) about Present Time, I have to say that at the moment I have to put it on hold again. I was going to work on the re-write, of which I posted the first six chapters on Animealam’s Stories blog and LiveJournal.
Real life has gotten on the way of working on any of my stories for the moment. I have my elderly grandmother to take care of, and she requires constant attention as well as two people to move her on her bed. She is a very heavy woman, probably around 140 kilos (around 280 pounds) so at least two people must be around at all times. Her mind is also starting to fail, and most of the times refuses to eat or drink anything. This has us very worried, and the only thing we can see that might be positive on the whole thing is that she’ll loose some weight making it easier to move her when needed.
To add to the problem my mother just caught pneumonia, and she has always been an hyperactive woman unable to stay still for long. So I have to divide my time between my grandma, and making sure my mother is not doing anything but resting. Not an easy thing, she gets bored and tired of resting. Hopefully my mother will get better soon, although she barely escaped ending hospitalized because of her illness.
There is little hope my grandma will get off the bed. She is 84 almost 85, and her age has caught up with her. But  I believe I will be able to start working on my stories once I have adapted to the situation. We’ve hired a couple of nurses to help, and with any luck the muses will make a come back and I can find the time and will to write again.

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Ataque de Panico (Panic Attack)

I came into this amazing video while watching the news on TV. I really was not paying attention, so I only caught thevideo and the last comments from the anchors. It was done by a guy from Uruguay if I’m not wrong with only a $300 USD budget.

I can only say it is amazing, and this guy really knew how to use use his money.

This I saw recommended on a tv program today, and I just could not pass posting it. I loved it. Whether he is the one singing or not doesn’t matter, I think it was extremely amusing.

I’m a big Star Wars fan since the first movie came out. I actually saw it back then for the first time. Right now I’ve probably watched Star Wars Episode IV around 30 times, and I never tire of it.
I’m not that much of a fan of the whole Anakin Skywalker trilogy though, but I’ve read around 40 of the Expanded Universe books. Well here is the video.

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