Posts Tagged ‘Pictures’

6th Street Bridge Farewell Turns Chaotic As Cops Disrupt The Peace (Pictures)

January 27, 2016

What was supposed to be a last farewell to the iconic and famous 6th Street Bridge turned chaotic as the cops arrived to disrupt a peaceful and cultural event filled with lowriders and people wanting to drive one last time on the 6th Street Bridge and Photographers taking pictures of the event and the beautiful landscape.

The cops also got out of hand when they arrested a young womyn who clearly wasn’t resisting arrest or causing any problems. I uploaded a YouTube that shows how the cop went after her and brought her down. Pictures below show her being taking away.

It is sad that cops couldn’t see the importance of this beautiful peaceful gathering. Now, the 6th Street Bridge will have this moment as it’s last moment before they demolish it and build a new one.

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Videos From The Wailers Concert

July 22, 2014

Here are the videos I took from The Wailers concert on July 17th at the Saban Theatre.

The Wailers put on a great show. I kept thinking about Bob Marley and if he was alive he would be using his shows to bring awareness to the crisis going on in Palestine. Music to him was a platform to promote peace, love, justice and equality. Let us keep Marley’s spirit alive by standing in solidarity with our Palestinian brothers and sisters.

I have pictures and short videos of songs that they performed such as; No Woman No Cry, Satisfy My Soul, and Exodus on my Instagram account. Just got my IG account couple weeks ago. It is @Doyers42

Hace 10 años Se Organizo La Primera Vigilia En Chile Para Los Que Fallecieron En La Calle

April 20, 2014

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Hace 10 años que estuve en Arica, Chile y me inspire a organizar una vigilia para todos los Ariqueños que habian fallecido en las calles de esa gran ciudad. Era un Martes, 20 de Abril, en las gradas de la Catedral San Marcos donde nos reunimos para recordar a todas esas personas que fallecieron en el olvido.

Fue una tarea que duro un poco mas de un mes para organizar. Me acuerdo que tuve que ser entrevistas de radio, escribir articulos en la revista de la Diocesis de Arica, organizar los permisos para la vigilia que se iba a ser en silencio y tambien escribir una carta para conseguir la madera.
Fue un momento muy especial para mi y al equipo de Mujeres que nos reuniamos todos los Martes en el parque para alimentar a las personas de la calle. Cuando tuve la idea de organizar la vigilia pense que ya se habia hecho en Chile y para confirmar, le envie un email a Benito Baranda F., Director Social Nacional del Hogar de Cristo informandole si se habia hecho una vigilia para los que habian fallecido en la calle. Y si se habia hecho, queria saber que hicieron para tener unas ideas para lo que queriamos hacer en Arica. Cuando Benito me envio un email y me dijo que no se habia hecho uno en Chile y que el de nosotros seria el primero a nivel nacional me puse muy contento. Pense que bonito que la cuidad de Arica pueda sembrar una semilla de consciencia y esperar que de luz a toda la nacion.

Para comenzar la vigilia pense que seria un acto muy espiritual si lo haciamos en silencio ya que queria recordar a todos los que fallecieron en el olvido. En el silencio encontramos los alimentos para enriquecer nuestra espiritualidad. Este acto y evento para mi era una manera para despedir a nuestros hermanos e hermanas con dignidad y para que el espiritu de cada uno de ellos/ellas estuviera presente en nuestra caminata. Para ponernos en un momento de reflexion escuchamos esta gran cancion:

 

Al llegar al parque donde alimentamos a las personas de la calle y despues de que los compañeros de los que habian fallecido compartieron historias de sus amigos, comparti un poema. Escribi este poema pensando en todos los indigentes que fallecieron en la calle y en todos aquellos que cada dia mueren de soledad.

MORIR DE SOLEDAD

Lo mas terrible
que un ser humano
puede experimentar
es
morir de soledad.
Saber que no es
querido ni valorado
es algo a lo que los
desamparados
desgraciadamente
se han acostumbrado.

 

A ser aislados
por nuestra sociedad
porque
su
presencia,
estilo de vida,
enfermedad,
es un cargo para la cuidad
ellos solamente han querido
vivir su vida en la tranquilidad
con personas que les entreguen
su amistad
y les den
la oportunidad
de salir de esta oscuridad
y encontrar la felicidad.

 

A nuestros hermanos y hermanas
abandonados por la sociedad,
les han robado
el derecho
de vivir
con dignidad
ya que nuestra sociedad
parece que no
se preocupa
de entregar
amor a la humanidad
y siento que les gusta
ver a los mas pobres
vivir en la oscuridad
porque si hubiera
justicia y solidaridad
muchos no estarian
viviendo en las calles
de esta ciudad,
pero de a poquito
ellos se van
moriendo de soledad.

 

Esta es la situacion
que vive un indigente
en el presente
y le da tristeza
ver a su propia gente
que la sociedad
les haiga
contaminado
su mente.

 

Nuestra sociedad
ha ignorado
la filosofia
de ver
a Cristo disfrazado
en los mas necesitados
y uno no puede
tenerle fe a
San Alberto Hurtado
si no se preocupa
de ayudar
a los mas desamparados
ya que el dedico su vida
ayudando a los
mas marginados.

 

Nuestro labor
es no dejarlos que tengan
mucho dolor
si no que sepan
que hay gente
que les entrega
amor
y asi podran vivir
su vida rodeados de felicidad
porque cuando ellos mueran
podran morir
en la tranquilidad.

 

La proxima vez
que te encuentres
con un indigente
trata de llegar
a los mas profundo
de su corazon
y encontraras
a una persona
que te cambiara
tu modo de pensar
y no lo podras explicar
porque cada uno
lo tiene que experimentar.

 

Para los que quieran leer el articulo que salio en diario local el proximo dia. Aqui les va:

http://www.estrellaarica.cl/site/edic/20040421055335/pags/20040421062505.html

 

 

Pictures of Dodgers vs Tigers-Zip-Up Hooded Sweatshirt Night

April 9, 2014

Last night was zip-up hooded sweatshirt night at Dodger Stadium. It was also Uncle-Nieces Night as I took my two nieces to the game. The sold out game had Max Scherzer and Dan Haren pitching a beautiful game. The surprise of the game came in the bottom of the first inning when Dee Gordon lead off the game with a Solo Home Run to Right Center. Dodgers took the lead in the bottom of the 7th inning when Kemp walked, then reached 3rd on Uribe’s double to Right Field. Kemp later scored on a sac fly by Turner.

The Dodgers could have won it but Jensen blew a save when he gave up a 2 out single to Center Field. The Dodgers ended winning the game in the bottom of the 10th inning with Crawford hitting a game winning double to Left Field.

Below are pictures of the game. I took pictures of Scherzer playing long toss as he got ready for his start. I took pics of Hunter, Kemp and Gordon meeting up in CF, Uribe being presented with the Defense player of the year award, Ice Cube throwing out the Ceremonial First Pitch, Kemp’s AB vs Scherzer and Cabrera’s AB vs Haren. Enjoy the pictures.

Check out the highlights by clicking on the video.

Baseball Swing: All Star Jazz Baseball Concert

April 8, 2014

This past Friday night, I attended, Baseball Swing: An All Star Jazz Concert featuring some of the great baseball songs of the sport. It was not only a great concert but a very educational one. I listened to songs that I have never heard before. One song in particular that really was emotional to me was the song, 3rd Base, Dodger Stadium. The song tells the story about Chavez Ravine, the Mexican-American community that was kicked out of their land in the 1950s and eventually became the land where Dodger Stadium was built. As a Dodgers fan and Chicano, I am glad I came across this great song! I have added the song for those who have never heard this great song.

Another cool thing that I didn’t know and I am sure many baseball fans didn’t either was that the famous, Take Me Out To The Ball Game, song that is sung at every baseball game is just the chorus to a song about a women’s love for the game. At the concert/play, the “announcer” made a comment that the song could be interpreted as the first feminist song ever. Here is the complete song of: Take Me Out To The Ball Game.

I have added pictures of the play that I attended and I was able to squeeze a minute of my favorite Jackie Robinson song, Did You See Jackie Robinson Hit That Ball. Enjoy the pictures and the video.

Matt Kemp and Hanley Ramirez Power The Dodgers to a 6-2 Victory

April 6, 2014

Today’s Dodgers vs Giants game became more of a home run derby clash between the two teams. Leading off the derby was Matt Kemp who wasted no time to let Dodger fans that he was back when he hit a solo shot off Matt Cain in his first at bat. Hanley Ramirez hit a moon shot that landed inside the Dodgers bullpen for his first home run of the game. In Kemp’s second at bat, I decided to record his at bat since I had a feeling that he was going to hit another one and boy was I right. The video is of Kemp’s second home run to right center. A 2 run shot! Kemp just crushed that ball!

Later in the game, Dre got an RBI with a sac fly and Hanley finished the night with a solo shot in the bottom of the 8th. I must also say that Zack Greinke pitched a beautiful game today! He almost hit a home run but ended getting a double instead. Tonight the Dodgers pitching had a great night capping it off with Kenley Jensen striking out the side.

Here are the pictures of the game. I am still happy over Matt Kemp’s 2 run home run off Matt Cain!

Remembering Marvin Gaye

April 2, 2014

Today is Marvin Gaye’s Birthday. He would have been 75 years old. Yesterday I reflected on his 30th death anniversary.

Marvin Gaye was a Godsend. He was such an amazing artist with a magical voice. He was always ever growing ever changing. His spirit is forever present in his songs and how grateful are we that we have the technology to see his live concerts and take a trip down memory line and listen to some of his beautiful songs.

Last year, I had the opportunity of attending the play, My Brother Marvin, which was written by his sister. It was a well written play that was able to give people an idea of the trouble relationship he had with his dad. Seeing the play you can just feel his pain. The scene of Marvin’s last day and that painful April 1st 1984 was a scene that had many people in tears. I am including pictures of the cast taking a bow to thank the public and my picture with Marvin’s sister.

Finally, to remember Marvin Gaye, I have compile a list of my favorite Marvin Gaye songs in no particular order. Enjoy.

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Pictures of Thich Nhat Hanh

October 21, 2013

Here are some pictures I took of Thich Nhat Hanh aka Thay during his talk this past Saturday at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium and the Day of Mindfulness at Deer Park Monastery in Escondido yesterday.

I took some notes of his talk and will add them later in this post but for now wanted to include that I was struck when he stated that suffering and happiness are intertwined with one another. For the longest, I have always felt that way. These are my thoughts in Spanish which I will later try my best to translate.
Si no has sufrido, no has vivido. Para vivir tienes que sufrir porque en el sufrimiento encuentras las semillas que te forman y te hacen ver el mundo con los ojos de la humanidad.
I have felt that in order to live, one has to suffer. If one has not suffered in this world then one is not living. I feel it is in our suffering that we find the seeds that forms us and makes us see the world with a clear vision for the greater good of humanity.

Pictures of Dodgers vs Cardinals Game 5 NLCS

October 18, 2013

Wednesday’s Game 5 at Dodger Stadium was one of the most amazing games I have been too. The Dodgers needed to win and they won in dramatic fashion as the team hit 4 homeruns to send the series back to St. Louis for Game 6 today.
As a Dodgers fan, I am very confident that we can win tonight with Kershaw on the mound. If the offense can put some runs on the board and Kershaw pitches his game, the Dodgers will be forcing Game 7 tomorrow. I can’t wait!
Here are the videos I took from Wednesday’s game. Enjoy.

Pictures of Dodgers vs Cardinals Game 4 NLCS

October 18, 2013