A little while ago and for no particular reason, I decided to take a walk through Alamar, the city on the east side of Havana where I have lived for 16 years. The walk, which I began in a very good mood, became a depressing and heartbreaking experience.
Kabir Vega’s Diary
“The little prince” is one of the most read books in universal literature. In Cuba, we study this book in primary school or at the beginning of junior high school. However, you don’t really begin to unravel its philosophical foundations until you reach adulthood.
Although the repeal of the “wet-foot, dry-foot” policy had undoubtedly been the result of long negotiations between the Cuban and US governments, it seemed to have happened within the blink of an eye for the Cuban people. I’ve been trying to find out what people I know think about this change.
As the result of a long media campaign and a wave of fumigations against dengue, the dangers of this virus are well-known, a virus which can be lethal in some cases. However, health professional’s rush to diagnose it can also be the reason for chaos.
It’s not strange to see a group of boys playing soccer and for one of them to shout “asshole” to another one of them because of the mistake he made. In environments where video-games are played, the worst insults imaginable also form part of this experience.
The title of this post refers to the name of a game: “We become what we behold.” I found out about it on a video I watched on the channel “Juega German”, the young Chilean who has won popularity awards for his videos on Youtube.
There are many ways in this world to get a hold of money, from the most sincere to the most disgraceful. However, once the results are in the public eye, how you got your Smartphone, Tablet, expensive watch, clothes and shoes doesn’t matter…
The internet isn’t a luxury, it’s a necessity. Plus, the 2 CUC (US $2.30) price tag for a 1 hour access card is still a great blow to the Cuban people’s economy. However, the problem isn’t only the government’s expensive price, but also the cruel initiative that resellers take.
The lack of seriousness, the scarce worry and especially the level of superficiality that young people in Cuba have is quite sad. Unfortunately, this doesn’t only exist in the digital realm.
Last Sunday, one of the most popular Otaku meetings took place at a Cinema in the Boyeros municipality. Although the original definition of the word “otaku” in Japanese means a young person who doesn’t contribute anything to society, the meaning has been altered…