New year messages, happy 2017!

Last year I did this drawing of some people I met that year or of some people with whom I developed further friendship. I sent them as a post card with drawings attached, but this year I just modified as a photo thumbnail then sent them individually. This post is the collection of all those drawings for this year. Happy new year for everybody!


Marcelo, thank you for having a wonderful spirit and for having welcomed anyone else! I am glad that you get to return to Chile soon, and I will be here wishing you to have the best working experience with all others. You are the glue of the group that attaches everybody. You are the inclusion, and the reason for others to go to work with smiles. Happy for having met you at the workplace last year and this year. Next year I won’t be at Chile but hopely in 2018!

Miguel, unlike your guess, I value a lot our friendship. I left Chile not because I didn’t value that friendship but because I wanted to experience more of life. As you have the travelers spirit, moving another place at certain time occasionally, you surely understand what it is like. Goodbyes and hellos become routine, and you know, goodbyes are necessary for those who call themselves friends. Thank you for your honest friendship and thank you for being a role model of my further relationship (if I happen to have one).

Connor, I always critise you but you receive my criticism without complaining. I am sorry for all those words. I still remember what you had told me one last year: we both are just trying to become a better person with each other’s help. I am really grateful for your word and kindness. We know each other better than before, so next year I belive the life of Buenos Aires would be so much funner than this year. I will see you when you come back from NY!

Melissa, for this year I hope you get all you want: health, job, and love. I am so glad that we have made the trip together to Chiloe this year. You know what, it is a very coincidence that Chiloe got hit by the earthquakes right after we left the island, but the island stood up still. Likewise our lives stay still, with many obstacles ahead but even thin legs of the Palafitos can endure the earthquakes. I am happy to meet who you are, to get to know where you live and to conversate together sharing thoughts and emotions. Soon we will meet again, in Chile or in Argentina!


Claudiu, cómo andas? Sé que has vuelto a esta ciudad pero no hemos tenido oportunidad de reencontrarnos a conversar cómo hemos pasado todo el año. Vi que tu querida hija, Alma, llegó a Buenos Aires así imagino que estarás pasando tiempo con tu familia. Espero que todo el tiempo sea dorado compartiendo y construyendo la vida. Capaz el proximo año nos podamos encontrar más para compartir. Ha sido un poco duro por el trabajo y estudio que nos han obligado, pero tiempo a tiempo habrá voluntad de coordinar todo tejido. Espero que tengas un feliz comienzo del año nuevo, y estamos en contacto!

I should apologise for being so mean sometimes to you after you went back to Cuba. Thank you for having written to me over and over so far so that I could forget why I was being so mean to you. So this is my new year letter for you. I know being back to Cuba have made you think and compare different perspectives of life, and I am glad that you have that enlarging experience. You badly wished to know Buenos Aires, where I am located in this moment, so I hope to show you around when you can have chance to visit. Or manybe, we might meet up again in Barcelona one day.


El calor del Caribe es sí sofocante, pero el viento tocante siempre te va a refrescar. Muchas gracias por compartir tu experiencia de meditación y tu emoción. Estos han sido una guía para llegar a un sol atardiente. Puedo escuchar los sonidos de insectos y viento a través de tus hombros, y espero que puedas escuchar los sonidos de carros y omnibus a través de los míos. Compartir nos engrandece, y haciéndolo podríamos encontrar algunas piezas de rompecabezas que no habíamos encontrado. Habrá un dibujo grande, y para este año, espero que logremos ver ese dibujo con meditación.


Hermano! Muchas gracias por compartir mucho tiempo conmigo. Ya estamos viajando juntos por tres países diferentes: empezando de Chile, pasamos por Brasil y estamos por aquí Argentina. El viaje todavía no he terminado y seguimos en las primeras páginas del libro que se llama la vida. Aún hasta lejos llegaremos: por lo que entendemos el rapidez del viaje tiene menos importancia que la distancia psicológica en cuanto examinar la amistad y hermandad. Te veo más frecuentemente, Mario. Feliz año nuevo!

Melissa, maybe this letter also can be a farewell letter for you that you soon go back to Switzerland. I am sure that your station here in Buenos Aires has been a charm, with lots of electronic music and partying people. But I am also sure that you always have searched more respectful people among all, and since that, you have received such respect from people. It has been such an honor for me to be your housemates for the last few months, and thank for your being a really nice person. Hope you would come back soon to Buenos Aires!


Vanessa, well you are coming back soon to Buenos Aires so I have not many words to say: we will explore good places and time together here in Buenos Aires! Hope you have a good holidays there and when you come, do plan for what we should be exploring!!!!


Amélie, I will miss the walk we did together every thursday to go to the faculty. You are a good companion and I hope you and Eloi do the loving companion walk 🙂 Thank you for having shared your good energy which awakes people around with good expectation and care. And also, I really am grateful that you being always direct, which I eagered to have during my time in Buenos Aires. I have learnt a lot from you, not only the good attitudes but also some french sentences (je m’appelle…..). Hope to see you soon my friend! Happy new year!


Dan, gracias por cuidar la casa. Leo a veces tus escritos sobre el viaje que hiciste con el tema de sandia. A veces veo algunas fotos con sandia en facebook las guardo pensando que capaz te sirvieran. Sí es un tema interesante, y espero que pronto puedas tejer las historias y publicarlas en libro 😉 sería muy interesante. Y también muchas gracias por haberme invitados tantas fiestas de evento de Le Boussole, me hubiera gustado asistir en cada evento pero la situación no siempre era de mi lado. Pero igual te mando mi agradecimiento por este medio. Espero que te pase bien el año nuevo y nos hablamos!


Nos conocimos por poco tiempo pero me dio bastante confianza mandarte este mensaje de año nuevo. Otro día en Chile podríamos pasear de nuevo los parques intercambiando las ideas de cómo hemos vivido y cómo vamos a vivir. Espero que pronto termines la carrera de derecho y empieces el trabajo donde te guste para ayudar a la gente. Vamos ayudándola cada día por lo que podamos. Guardemos el alma un poco más inocente. Feliz año nuevo para ti, y espero que nos podamos ver pronto!


First of all, congratulation for the good news, Paul! I am really happy for you and for your upcoming adventures. I remember that you did not like much of San Francisco (yes, I really didn’t either) but it might be a better way to change that perspective! Thank you so much for having shared the good news with me, and I do wish for the best for you for this new year. You already made an inicial & happy chess move, and surely you will be winning the whole game soon enough. Well I know that it is not about winning but palying, and yes, you will be playing fair and fun this year. Let your pons fly, my friend!


Buen día, Fede. Debo agradecer por la amistad que valoras con Melissa y por el valor que he encontrado. Hay un dicho: el sangre hace parientes pero la lealtad hace familia, y tú eres la evidencia de dicha frase. Me alegro mucho de haberte conocido, y espero pasar mayor tiempo con ustedes para el proximo año. Quiero ver un día que tú poniendo la remera gato y Clara la remera de oso: ustedes se hacen una linda pareja.

Hello, Motmans brothers. For a short time I have known you two, but you both have interesting gaze of deep understanding. I admire your openness and warmheart, so here I want to give you two my word of happy new year. Especially to Kobe I appreciate a lot for having constructed such a unforgettable trip to Uruguay. I picked the moment of you meditating on the montevideo beach, to wish you to achieve the balanced self for next coming years. I hope you had a wonderful family Christmas time, and a thrilling time at Neuquén. Further, I hope you a beautiful moments of your life  starting from this 1st of January. See you soon buddy!


And lastly, I should thank to myself too. I hope it not to be seen as a pride but to be seen as a personal weakness: I also have been lost for time by now and I am also on the journey to find myself. During the walk I chose, which was grassy and wanted wear, I doubt if I’d ever come back and I always tell myself with a sign looking back past, as of the poem of Frost. But it has been constructing my way of life, and I should be grateful for that. I do not guarantee that I am doing good, but I hope to keep my values and respect. For the coming year, I’d like to be a better person.

Happy new year for all.

(There are some people that haven’t been mentioned here, and for them I send my message personally.)

One thought on “New year messages, happy 2017!

  1. Hemos viajando quatro paises, no tes paises. Uruguay :] Before that travel, I hadn’t any ego of myself. I’ve always thought that travel make ME born. Thanks to you I can be MYSELF. MUCHAS GRACIAS.

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