Friday Night

Yet again, long time no post.  When I look back it seems that I tend to get motivated, it drops off then I get motivated again and so on. 

Well, tonight being Friday night it was Netflix night.  We watched a pretty good one called “Mother and Child.”  But as my mind tends to drift I actually started to think about why I do not post so much anymore. 

I guess one reason is that I spend much more time on the GC as it is a great outlet for my thoughts on returning to the USA, what seems like continual culture shock and a way to comment on the news.  Further, my life has become pretty average recently so no over the top drenching of the senses with new experiences in strange lands to mention. 

Perhaps another reason is that people actually started using computers these past 8 years.  Now I no longer just write out into the abyss that is the anonymous internet but people I actually know will most likely be reading. 

Not that this bothers me but also for professional reasons I have to consider who in my work life might have a peek.  This doesn’t really bother me at all either but in corporate land everything is so sterile and it is in the American culture to put on a façade if you will.  There is the “work” you and the “real” you.

For some, this chasm is quite large.  For me, it is not, but this blog gives a very serious peek into my personal life and as our culture (especially work culture) dictates you are only supposed to let people get so far.  I think they call this being “professional.”  In other cultures they call this being “cold” and “distant,” but no, here in the USA it is called being “professional.” 

This can easily be seen in standard greetings.  In Latin America and southern Europe you get to give cheek kisses and hugs.  In Southern Asia you clasp their hand with both of yours in a very warm manner.  In America you are supposed to simply extend your hand, stare them in the eye as though you are trying to penetrate their soul, force a smile and say “Nice to meet you,” (so long as you promise to stay at least 1 foot apart from me.)

Of course what this really means is, “How are you going to benefit me,” and “What can I gain from you,” but hey, every culture is different. 

Guess it all makes sense when we compare cultures  Spain, France and Italy got romantics.  America got religious outcasts called the Puritans who were none too romantic to say the least. 

Anyway, I guess this may be one of the reasons I’m pretty tame on the old blog as of recent.  

But good news!  I finally found an app that I really like for posting random things to the blog.  WordPress finally got their act together and came out with an easy to use piece of software.  So, as long as I stay motivated I plan to post a bit more even if it is just random picts and one liners.  I like cataloging my life to say the least and share!  Maybe I should create a clone blog for the professional types in which I could talk about paradigms, turn key solutions, leveraging resources and win-win situations!  YAY! 

Nah, if I cannot get motivated enough to write about the fun things there is no way I’ll ever feel like writing about paradigm shifts.  🙂 

Anyway, hope all is well to all who happen to read this blog.  And ya, I disconnected it from the FB.  Don’t need every single person I know reading everything I write.  If you want to read, you know where to find it. 

Happy Friday! 

By Mateo de Colón

Global Citizen! こんにちは!僕の名前はマットです. Es decir soy Mateo. Aussi, je m'appelle Mathieu. Likes: Languages, Cultures, Computers, History, being Alive! \(^.^)/