A LOVELY LIFE IS MADE UP OF NUANCES

WHAT KIND OF PEOPLE BLOW US AWAY? DEFINITELY SOMEONE WHO GIVES LOVE NOT EXPECTING ANYTHING, SOMEONE HONEST AND GENEROUS WHO CONSIDERS NUANCES MAKE THE DIFFERENCE, SOMEONE WHO WORKS REALLY HARD TO MAKE PEOPLE AROUND HAPPY. THESE PRINCIPLES ARE AN ESSENTIAL PART OF A RESPECTED GOOD TASTE PROTOCOL. PRINCIPLES AND RESPECTED GOOD TASTE MAKE A DIVINE SYMBIOSIS. WE SHOULD ALL OBSERVE THE GOOD TASTE PROTOCOL WHICH NOBODY TAUGHT US AT SCHOOL. WHAT NUANCES ARE WE TALKING ABOUT? HERE IT GOES SHORT AND SWEET:

1. WHENEVER WE SEE SOMEONE WIPING HIS NOSE ON HIS FINGERS AND THEN GOING ON AND FLICKING IT OFF INTO THE AIR, ALL RIGHT IN FRONT OF OUR EYES WE GET LET DOWN AND THINK: WHERE DID HE LEAVE HIS KLEENEX?, DIDN´T ANYBODY TELL HIM IT IS UNHYGIENIC TO SPREAD BACTERIA THAT WAY?, DOESN´T HE REALIZE THAT IS A DISGUSTING GESTURE?, DOESN´T HE KNOW THAT THE FACT OF BEING A BIKER OR AN ATHLETE DOES NOT EXCUSE SUCH BAD TASTE NUANCE?

2. PICKING OUR NOSE WAS, IS AND WILL BE ALWAYS BAD TASTE. THE CHERRY ON TOP IS PICKING A SNOT AND PLAYING WITH IT. WE OFTEN SEE DRIVERS DOING SUCH THING SPECIALLY WHEN WE ARE ALL WAITING FOR THE TRAFFIC LIGHTS TO TURN GREEN. WE DO NOT KNOW WHAT TO DO AND END UP LOOKING RIGHT OR LEFT, AND WHAT DO WE SEE? BINGO, THERE HE IS PLAYING WITH A SNOT. HE IS UNAWARE WE ARE LOOKING AT HIM SO HE CONTINUES HIS CRUSADE THROWING IT SOMEWHERE IN HIS CAR. WE FEEL ALMOST EMBARRASED TO THINK THAT HE AND WE COULD STARE AT EACH OTHER WHILE HE IS PLAYING WITH HIS SNOT, BUT WE DECIDE TO KEEP ON LOOKING AT HIM TO SIGNAL HIM HE SHOULD NOT THROW HIS SNOT OUR WAY, JUST IN CASE HE WAS NOT AWARE OF THAT NUANCE.

3. WE HAVE SEEN GUYS GIVING CLASSES IN COMPUTING AND BEING ABLE TO DO  SOMETHING ELSE AS WELL LIKE PICKING SNOTS, STOPPING FOR A SECOND TO HAVE A LOOK AT THE SNOT, TO END UP EATING IT ALL UP JUST SECONDS AFTERWARDS RIGHT BEFORE OUR EYES. I ONCE ASKED HIM THIS: “ARE YOU HUNGRY? DO YOU WANT ME TO BRING YOU SOMETHING TO EAT?“. I ADDRESSED HIM THE EMBARRASSING QUESTIONS AT THE SAME TIME THAT HE WAS SAVORING HIS SNOT. AND THEN GUESS WHAT? HE DID NOT SMILE NOR DID HE FEEL EMBARRASSED FOR THE TRICKY QUESTIONS. AT THAT POINT I DID NOT KNOW WHAT TO THINK ABOUT THE GUY ANYMORE. AND ALL THIS IN SOMEONE ELSE´S HOUSE USING SOMEOME ELSE´S COMPUTER, AND HENCE SCATTERING THE KEYBOARD WITH GERMS. NO WONDER COMPUTER KEYBOARDS, PHONES AND DESKS ARE THE PLACES MOST PLAGUED WITH BACTERIA. WE DO NOT WANT TO IMAGINE WHAT IT IS LIKE WATCHING THESE GUYS AT THEIR HOMES PICKING SNOTS, FLICKING THEM OFF INTO THE AIR, EATING THEM UP OR GOD KNOWS WHAT ELSE.

4. SAY OUR TROLLEY HAS BEEN GOING HERE AND THERE TO MANY DIFFERENT PLACES, AND SAY OUR TROLLEY, LIKE ALL ARE, IS DIRTY BECAUSE ITS WHEELS ARE IN CONTACT WITH FLOORS AND SO ON. SAY WE GOT TO OUR DESTINATION, A HOTEL OR HOME FOR EXAMPLE. WHAT MOST PEOPLE DO IS PLACE THE TROLLEY ON THE BED, AND WE DO NOT WANT THAT. WHY? BECAUSE A BED IS A LOVELY, CLEAN PLACE WE WANT TO ENJOY FULLY, WITH NO GERMS AS COMPANY. FROM NOW ON WE WILL BE BETTER OFF PLACING OUR TROLLEY ON TOP OF A CHAIR, TABLE OR ELSEWHERE. IF WE ARE AT HOME WE WILL CLEAN THE CHAIR, TABLE, ETC., AFTERWARDS WITH A COUPLE OF WIPES IF WE DO NOT FIND ANYTHING ELSE TO CLEAN IT WITH. IF WE ARE IN A HOTEL WE MIGHT AS WELL LEAVE THE TROLLEY IN THAT CHAIR OR TABLE FOR THE DAYS WE STAY AT THAT HOTEL AND WE JUST HAVE TO OPEN AND LOCK THE TROLLEY DEPENDING ON WHETHER WE ARE IN OR OUT OF THE ROOM.

5. WE VERY OFTEN CARRY SHOPPING BAGS (PAPER OR PLASTIC ONES) TO TAKE THINGS FROM ONE PLACE TO ANOTHER. WE USUALLY TAKE TUBES, TRAINS, BUSES, ETC., AND PLACE OUR SHOPPING BAGS ON DIFFERENT FLOORS. SINCE THERE ARE MANY WONDERFUL DOGS AROUND OUR STREETS THERE ARE FECES AS WELL ON THE STREETS AND ON THE FLOORS. THEREFORE, IF WE GIVE SOMEONE A BAG WITH SOMETHING INSIDE THE BEST THING IS TO PLACE IT ON THE FLOOR, NOT ON OUR TABLE UNLESS WE WANT TO CLEAN OUR TABLE AFTERWARDS.

6. WE HAVE SEEN STUDENTS PLACING A THUMBTACK ON THE TEACHER´S CHAIR BEFORE THE TEACHER WAS ABOUT TO GET TO THE CLASSROOM. IF THE TEACHER IS A SORT OF SHERLOCK HOLMES SHE WILL BE ABLE TO TAKE THE ONE WHO DID IT TO THE PRINCIPAL, RIGHT AFTER THE CLASS, SO THAT THE STUDENT LEARNS SHE SHOULD NOT  DO SUCH THING AGAIN. YOU SEE, DOING SUCH A THING IS NEVER A GOOD IDEA, SPECIALLY IF THE TEACHER LOVES SHERLOCK HOLMES STORIES.

7. WE HAVE SEEN STUDENTS PLACING A SANITARY NAPKIN COVERED WITH BLOOD ON THE BULLETIN BOARD AT THE BACK OF THE CLASSROOM, JUST OPPOSITE THE BLACKBOARD, SO THAT WHEN THE TEACHER GOT TO THE CLASSROOM SHE SAW IT. THE STUDENTS WHO DID SUCH THING WERE NEVER TOLD THAT SOMETIMES THE TEACHER DOES NOT DO WHAT THEY EXPECT HER TO DO, SIMPLY BECAUSE THEY DO NOT DESERVE IT! IT IS NEVER A GOOD IDEA TRYING TO PROVOKE A TEACHER WHO ONLY WANTS TO DO HER JOB TO THE BEST OF HER ABILITY.

8. WE HAVE HEARD STUDENTS FART WHEN THE TEACHER WAS WRITING ON THE BLACKBOARD. OBVIOUSLY NOBODY EVER TOLD THEM THAT WAS VULGAR, ONCE AGAIN.

9. WE HAVE SEEN SAD AND SHOCKED STUDENTS LOOKING AT A POSTER WITH THIS WRITTEN ON IT: “BITCH, GO HOME” ON THE BULLETIN BOARD. WE HAVE SEEN ONE STUDENT FROM THIS SAD AND SHOCKED CLASSROOM PICKING UP THE POSTER WITH THE AFOREMENTIONED LINE SOME MINUTES AFTER THE TEACHER WENT INTO THE CLASSROOM, AND GIVING IT TO THE TEACHER IN A SORROWFUL WAY. IT IS REALLY BAD TASTE AND LOW CUNNING TO DO SUCH A THING WHEN ONE DOES NOT SIGN SUCH UGLY, UNFAIR WORDS. ANONYMITY IN WRITINGS, POSTS ON THE INTERNET, ETC., IS A SIGN OF COWARDICE AND IMMATURITY.

10. WE HAVE SEEN LOW CUNNING NEIGHBORS THROWING HEAVY TOOLS TO THEIR NEIGHBORS BELOW FOR 8 YEARS AT 2:00 A.M. AND AT 4:00 A.M. MOST TIMES, DEPENDING ON THE DAY. WE HAVE SEEN THE NEIGHBORS BELOW THOSE BEING TORTURED, NOT BEING ABLE TO SLEEP, AND GETTING A FRIGHT, BEING THEIR HEARTS BADLY HARMED BECAUSE OF THE 8 YEARS OF FRIGHT TORTURE. THAT IS IN REALLY BAD TASTE TO SAY THE LEAST. WE HAVE SEEN THOSE LOW CUNNING NEIGHBORS GETTING WHATSAPPS – LIKE BED, BEDROOM TABLE, INTERNET, STOP, WATCH OUT…- FROM CMTGS (CONTROLLING MENTALITY TYPE GUYS) AS TO WHICH ROOM AND WHERE EXACTLY IN THAT ROOM THEY SHOULD POSITION THEMSELVES AS TO TARGET THEIR INNOCENT NEIGHBORS BELOW, THROWING THEM OBJECTS EITHER WHILE THEY ARE SLEEPING (AT NIGHT OR TAKING A NAP) OR READING AND WRITING IN ORDER TO TORTURE THEM. WE HAVE SEEN THE CMTGS USING PSYCHOTRONIC AND SYNTHETIC TELEPATHY MACHINES TO GET TO SEE INNOCENT PEOPLE AND THEN TARGET THEM THE CRUELEST WAY POSSIBLE. WE HAVE SEEN THESE LOW CUNNING NEIGHBORS GETTING WHATSAPPS FROM THE CMTGS LIKE “HIT THEM NOW EVEN THOUGH THEY ARE NOT SLEEPING NOR READING”, IN ORDER TO MISLEAD THE ONES WHO SPY ON THEM SO THAT THE GOOD SPIES DON´T THINK THE LOW CUNNING ONES  ARE TORTURING THEIR NEIGHBORS BELOW AND THAT EVERYTHING HAS JUST BEEN A COINCIDENCE DAY IN AND DAY OUT FOR 11 YEARS.

11. GOOD TASTE DOES NOT GO WITH SCRATCHING YOUR CROTCH IN PUBLIC UNLESS IT IS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY.

12. COUGHING AND SNEEZING WITHOUT LOOKING AT OUR SIDES TO SEE IF THERE IS SOMEONE WHO MAY BE BOTHERED IS NOT SOMETHING WE WANT TO. THE RIGHT THING IS TO PLACE OUR ARM NEXT TO OUR MOUTH SO THAT THE ARM STOPS UNWANTED BACTERIA AROUND US, AND THIS WAY KEEP OUR HANDS CLEAN FOR WHATEVER JOB WE MAY NEED THEM FOR AFTERWARDS.

13. WHEN WE BUMP INTO SOMEBODY OR IF WE STEP ON SOMEBODY´S FEET EVEN IF IT IS IN A SLIGHT WAY WE SHOULD SAY: “EXCUSE ME”. IT IS SIMPLY RUDE NOT TO EXCUSE OURSELVES, WHEN WE TREAD ON SOMEBODY´S TOES.

14. IT IS NEVER A GOOD IDEA TO WALK BAREFOOTED (EVEN IF THE FLOOR HAS BEEN JUST REALLY CLEANED) AT HOME FOR MANY VARIED REASONS. SAY WE HAVE JUST CHANGED THE BED SHEETS AND OUR BED IS INMACULATE CLEAN. YES, ONE OF THOSE PLEASURES MOST ARE NOT AWARE OF. JUST GIVE IT A TRY AND YOU WILL SEE. WELL, AN INMACULATE CLEAN BED DOES NOT GO WITH FEET WHICH HAVE BEEN GOING AROUND THE HOUSE BAREFOOTED. REMEMBER, IF YOU REALLY WANT TO FEEL THE PLEASURE WE ARE TALKING ABOUTLOOK FOR THE EXCELLENCE IN CLEAN FEET. OH YEAH!

15. THE MOMENT WE CHANGE THE BED SHEETS AND OUR BED IS AS CLEAN AS CAN BE THERE IS ONE MORE NUANCE TO MENTION HERE. IT HAS TO DO WITH OUR SLIPPERS. THAT VERY SAME DAY WE CHANGE OUR BED SHEETS WE SHOULD CHANGE OUR SLIPPERS AS WELL AND PUT THE ONES WE HAVE BEEN USING FOR 15 DAYS IN THE WASHING MACHINE TO GET A NEW SHINE. THE WAY ABOUT IT TO PLAY IT COOL IS AS FOLLOWS. BEFORE YOU GET INTO THE SHOWER, WASH YOUR HANDS, GET CLEAN TOWELS AND PLACE THEM ON A CLEAN STOOL OR CHAIR, NEXT TO THE BATHTUB. NOW IT IS PERFECT TIMING TO TAKE A GOOD PAIR OF INMACULATE CLEAN SPARE SLIPPERS FROM OUR WARDROBE AND PUT THEM ON THE FLOOR NEXT TO THE BATHTUB, SO THAT WHEN WE FINISH OUR SHOWER AND WE CAREFULLY WIPE OUR FEET WITH OUR CLEAN TOWELS WE ARE FINALLY READY TO GET INTO OUR  LONG AWAITED FINAL DESTINATION: A PAIR OF CLEAN SLIPPERS. SO YOU SEE, WHAT WE DO NOT WANT IS STEVE JOBS´S FEET WASHING STYLE, STARRING MICHAEL FASSBENDER, IN THE MOVIE STEVE JOBS BY DANNY BOYLE. OH BROTHERS OF MINE,  WOULD I LOVE TO SEE YOU DOING ALL THAT!

16. CONTROLLING TYPE MENTALITY GUYS (CTMGS) ARE THE EPITOME OF BAD TASTE. COINCIDENCES DO NOT EXIST. CMTGS ARE IN CHARGE OF TAKING CONTROL OF AS MANY THINGS AND CIRCUMSTANCES WHICH AFFECT OUR LIVES AS THEY CAN THAT WE CANNOT IMAGINE. CTMGS ARE ALL OVER THE PLACE IN OUR SOCIETY:

1. IN TELEVISION CREATING SPECIFIC ADS IN ORDER TO MANIPULATE OUR BRAINS WITH THE MESSAGE THE CTMGS WANT TO LAUNCH THAT SPECIFIC DAY AT THAT SPECIFIC TIME THEY KNOW THE PERSON IN QUESTION WILL BE WATCHING. YES, BY MEANS OF SITELS, CMTGS KNOW A LOT ABOUT ALL OF US. NO DOUBT ABOUT IT, LIFE IS STRANGER THAN FICTION. SO, STICK AROUND GOOD TASTE PROTOTYPES AND STAY AWAY FROM CMTGS, OK?

2. FOR EXAMPLE WHEN WE SEE A SPECIFIC POLITICAL PARTY SCREWED UP SAYING ONE THING ONE DAY AND THE OPPOSITE THE DAY AFTER ON A VERY DELICATE SERIOUS ISSUE, WE THEN ON THE NEXT DAY UNVOLUNTARILY WITNESS THAT BIGMOUTH POLITICAL PARTY CELEBRATING SOME POLITICIAN´S PROFESSIONAL CAREER THAT SPECIFIC DAY WHEN NOBODY EXPECTS THAT DAY TO BE THE ONE IN ORDER TO DEADEN THEIR DISGRACE. PATHETIC, ISN´T  IT?

3. WHEN WE WITNESS WORDS FROM A POLITICIAN SUCH AS: “WE HAVE A SHORTFALL OF €450,000,000 AND WE WILL ASK FOR A LOAN IF NECESSARY”, WE CANNOT HELP WONDER: “IS HE OUT OF HIS MIND?, DOES HE WANT US TO GET OURSELVES HEAVILY INTO DEBT STILL MORE THAN NOW OR WHAT?”. WE HAVE NEVER HEARD SUCH WORDS IN THE HISTORY OF THE BASQUE COUNTRY UNTIL THAT UNFORTUNATE DAY IN OCTOBER 2015. WHY NOW THEN? WELL, YOU SEE, THERE IS NO COINCIDENCE HERE EITHER. AFTER THE CMTGS STEAL MILLIONS OF EUROS IN ORDER TO KEEP ON BRIBING PEOPLE THEIR SECOND STEP IS CONTINUING GIVING THE WORST OF ADVICE TO THE PEOPLE THEY ENVY SO MUCH, TO GET BASQUE PEOPLE OFF THE POINT. THEIR PLAN IS LAUNCHING THE IDEA OF ASKING FOR A LOAN AS SOMETHING NORMAL SO THAT WE ALL GET USED TO BE IN THE RED AND AT THE SAME TIME TO GETTING US ALL TO FORGET ABOUT WHAT IS KEY HERE: THE HEAVY DEBT. A RESPONSIBLE POLITICIAN´S WORDS WOULD BE THESE ONES: “SOMEONE STOLE €450,000,000. WE ARE GOING TO MAKE SURE THIS DOES NOT HAPPEN AGAIN. AND WE WILL CUT DOWN ON BASIC EXPENSES LIKE HEATING, LIGHTING, CARS, ETC., AND WE WILL SORT IT OUT, WITHOUT GETTING OURSELVES INTO ONE MORE DEBT. THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT WE MUST STAY AWAY FROM”. BAD MONEY MANAGEMENT IS ONCE AGAIN IN POOR TASTE.

4.WE ALSO FIND PEOPLE PAID OFF BY CTMGS AMONG THE PEOPLE IN CHARGE OF CLEANING THE STREETS AND THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR ABOUT 4 MONTHS NOW. NEVER BEFORE IN THE HISTORY OF THE BASQUE COUNTRY DID WE HAVE STREET CLEANERS AROUND US ON SUNDAYS AND HOLIDAYS. BUT YOU SEE THESE CTMGS ARE SO MALICIOUS THAT THEY DO NOT WANT TO MISS A SINGLE CHANCE TO GET INTO THE AREA WHERE SPECIFIC PEOPLE LIVE TO SORT OF CONTROL THEM KNOWING WHERE THEY WALK AROUND AT A SPECIFIC TIME. WHY? BECAUSE THEY WANT TO KNOW EVERY SINGLE THING ABOUT THE ONES WHO KNOW UGLY STUFF ABOUT THEM TO SEE IF THEY CAN DO WHAT THEY WANT MOST: GET RID OF THE GOOD GUYS WHO UNMASKED THEM. IF WE REALLY PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO MOST OF THEM FOR SOME TIME WE WILL FIND OUT THAT THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT FROM THE BASQUE COUNTRY AND WHO PRETEND TO DO THEIR JOB, BUT DO NOT REALLY DO MUCH CLEANING. THESE PAID OFFF ONES HAVE BEEN TOLD TO CONTROL CERTAIN PEOPLE, PARTICULARLY A SPECIFIC BRAVE WOMAN.

17. NOT KEEPING ONE´S WORD IS A CLEAR SIGN OF BAD TASTE. THE LAST STRAW IS WHEN THE PERSON IS A POLICEMAN. LET US IMAGINE 2 PEOPLE GO FOR A MORNING WALK AS USUAL AND ON THEIR WAY THEY SEE A NEW CAR WITH THE BACK DOOR OPENED, ON THE PARKING LOT OF A HOTEL. LET US IMAGINE THE 2 PEOPLE TELL THE HOTEL WAITER ABOUT IT AND IN THE COURSE OF AN HOUR 2 CALLS ARE MADE TO THE POLICE, REQUESTING THEM TO GET TO THE PLACE WHERE THIS NEW CAR WITH THE BACK DOOR OPENED IS. IMAGINE THE 2 PEOPLE WHO SAW THE NEW CAR IN THESE CIRCUMSTANCES DECIDED TO STAY NEAR THE CAR UNTIL THE POLICE GOT THERE IN ORDER TO MAKE SURE NOONE COULD STEAL ANYTHING FROM IT OR WHATEVER. IMAGINE THE 2 PEOPLE WERE WAITING FOR ABOUT AN HOUR AND SUDDENLY THE SAME WAITER FROM THE HOTEL WENT OVER AND TOLD THEM HE HAD CALLED THE POLICE A THIRD TIME AND THE ANSWER FROM THE POLICE WAS: “ TELL THOSE 2 PEOPLE NOT TO WAIT ANYMORE NEAR THE CAR. WE ARE NOT GOING TO GO THERE”. LET US IMAGINE THE 2 PEOPLE, APPALLED AT WHAT THEY WERE TOLD, DECIDED TO LEAVE THE PLACE AND TELL PEOPLE PASSING BY ABOUT THE WHOLE SITUATION. LET US IMAGINE THAT AFTER 2 MINUTES TALKING TO THESE PEOPLE ABOUT IT A POLICE CAR WENT BY THE HOTEL AND DID NOT EVEN STOP TO CONFIRM THAT THERE WAS A NEW CAR WITH AN OPENED DOOR. LET US IMAGINE THE REASON WHY THAT POLICEMAN REFUSED TO DO WHAT HE SHOULD HAVE DONE WAS TO DAMAGE THE REPUTATION OF THE BODY HE WORKS FOR SINCE HE IS A CMTG, WHO IS NOT FROM THAT PROVINCE BUT FROM ANOTHER ONE, ONE WHO ENVIES THE ONE HE IS WORKING AT.

18. WANTING TO SPREAD TERROR BY SETTING UP A SHOOT-OUT IN THE STREETS, FAR FROM THE PROVINCE THEY ARE FROM, CAN ONLY BE CARRIED OUT BY COWARDS. UNDOUBTEDLY, COWARDICE IS ALWAYS TASTELESS.

SOMETIMES THE TABLES ARE TURNED AND ONE REGAINS THE URGE TO HIGHLIGHT SOME OF THE MULTICULTURAL NUANCES WE BELIEVE MAKE THIS LIFE SUCH A LOVELY ONE. THE MORAL OF THE STORY HERE IS NOBODY EXPECTS TO READ AN ARTICLE LIKE THIS AND NOBODY THINKS SOMEONE CONSIDERING ALL THAT PLUS MUCH MORE EXISTS, AND YET THIS ARTICLE AND THIS PERSON ARE AS TRUE AS NIGHT AND DAY. THESE FACTS ARE ONLY A BRIEF BRAINSTORMING OF WHAT IS GOING ON OUT THERE. THIS LEADS US TO STATE THAT VERY FEW THINGS IN LIFE ARE WHAT THEY REALLY SEEM AT FIRST, THAT IS, NOT ALL THAT GLITTERS IS GOLD. LET US BE CAUTIOUS. LET US PAY SPECIAL ATTENTION TO THE PERSON´S ACTIONS. ACTIONS WILL TELL US IN MOST CASES WHETHER HE IS A FAKE OR NOT. DOING THIS EXERCISE OF PAYING SPECIAL ATTENTION TO WHO WALKS THE TALK, TO THINGS AROUND IS A CONSCIOUS MEDITATION, AND WE WILL BE AWARE OF WHAT IS GOING ON AROUND US ALL THE TIME.

WE HAD TO PUT UP WITH DECADES OF UGLY STUFF IN ART, CONSTRUCTION, ETC., AND THIS TENDENCY WHICH WAS ALL THE RAGE WON OVER NUANCES. LET US ENDORSE THE CHOICE OF GOOD TASTE AND DECIDE AGAINST WHAT IS NOT. NOW THAT WE ARE EAGER TO QUENCH OUR THIRST FOR BEAUTIFUL, HUGE PARKS, WONDERFUL OPEN-AIR SPORT AREAS AND BUILDINGS WE ARE READY TO DO OUR BIT ON OUR DAILY ROUTINES. THE MOMENT WE START PAYING SPECIAL ATTENTION TO DETAILS, SUCH AS THOSE MENTIONED ABOVE, LIFE WILL START PAYING ATTENTION TO US. THIS IS THE NAME OF THE GAME. LET US DO FAIR PLAY. LET US GO FOR GOOD TASTE, FOR NUANCES AND LET US MARVEL AT THEM. WHAT A PLEASURE!

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Julia Martinez

Julia Martínez was born in The Basque Country, Spain in 1965. She went to Las Carmelitas School in Santurtzi, where she completed her elementary and secondary education, except her senior year. She decided to go to the United States as an exchange student for her senior year. She lived with an American family in California for that school year. After coming back from the US she started her undergraduate studies at Deusto University. By this time she had already lived in Santurtzi for seventeen years. It was 1983 when she and her family moved to Getxo. At Deusto University she studied English Linguistics for five years. She was twenty three years old when she got her undergraduate degree. She spent about three months during three different summers in England. During two of those summers she was an exchange student, and another summer she was working as an au pair, living with an English family. She also spent about two months during two different summers in Dublin. She was an exchange student living with an Irish family for a month, and another summer she was living in a student residence. In 1988 she was granted a scholarship to do her graduate studies at Indiana University, in the U.S..She completed a double master on English and Spanish Applied Linguistics in 1990. During that year and a half that she was studying over there she was also working as an Associate Professor giving Spanish classes at Indiana University. After working on the double master, She decided to go back to Spain and work as an English teacher at an English school in Galdakao for a year. At the same time that she was working, she was studying in order to sit a competitive exam. She went to Madrid to take it, and got the job she wanted. She became a civil servant, and she started working as an English teacher at a high school in 1991. By the year 2004 she had already been teaching for thirteen years in four different high schools, giving lessons to secondary students. In 2004 she decided to quit teaching and start painting as a self-made painter. She has got thirty six original oil paintings on canvas, and all of them share bright, lively, warm colors which invite you to smile and chill out. You see them all together and you see a real celebration of life, of what life should be, of happiness and love. Apart from painting, she is very keen on music and photography. About music, it must be said that she was very much into it during some years in the past, specially when she was taking Classical and electric guitar lessons and writing her own songs. She has got four demos with songs sung, both in English and Spanish. She performed as a singer in some places in the year 2000 after recording all her original songs. She is a hard-working person and a very good listener. She is one of those really positive people that finds solutions to almost anything you can think of. She enjoys creative work, either in painting, photography, dancing, singing, writing or cooking. She also enjoys herself with those little things in life like going out for a stroll in the country, listening to all kinds of music, good company, a good book, helping people in need, taking a nap, or just watching a funny movie. At present she is working as a freelance writer. Let us add that she is really interested in the protection of animals.

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