New. Favorite. Song.

El Guincho - Bombay from CANADA on Vimeo.

How wicked is the video?! Yea, tons of titties everywhere but it is what it is. I shall call this the October song and listen to it every day to motivate my savings for Spain. Of course, I didn't find this gem on my own. Props to for the heavy hitter(s).

Find out more about the guys who put this together: CANADA.

Find out about the one guy who created the song: El Guincho. Too bad he already played NYC.


Decided to read in Spanish again. My first book should be a classic, which is why I went with:

Cien años de soledad” by Gabriel García Márquez

Of course, the book is in Spanish, this is just an English version in case you guys wanted to read with me.

Here's the summary (of course taken from

Cien años de soledad es una obra maestra del escritor colombiano Gabriel García Márquez, quien obtuvo el Premio Nobel de Literatura en 1982. El libro sigue la historia de seis generaciones de la familia Buendía y cien años de vida en el ficticio pueblo de Macondo, mariposas relatando sus pesares, problemas, desventuras y esperanzas, en su esfuerzo por vivir en tan emblemático pueblo. La historia tiene un final místico e inesperado, que cierra todos los cabos que el autor va dejando abierto durante el relato.

(in English)

The novel tells the story of the rise and fall of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendía family. It is a rich and brilliant chronicle of life and death, and the tragicomedy of humankind. In the noble, ridiculous, beautiful, and tawdry story of the Buendía family, one sees all of humanity, just as in the history, myths, growth, and decay of Macondo, one sees all of Latin America.

Love and lust, war and revolution, riches and poverty, youth and senility -- the variety of life, the endlessness of death, the search for peace and truth -- these universal themes dominate the novel. Whether he is describing an affair of passion or the voracity of capitalism and the corruption of government, Gabriel García Márquez always writes with the simplicity, ease, and purity that are the mark of a master.

Alternately reverential and comical, One Hundred Years of Solitude weaves the political, personal, and spiritual to bring a new consciousness to storytelling. Translated into dozens of languages, this stunning work is no less than an accounting of the history of the human race.

"...las estirpes condenadas a cien años de soledad no tenían una segunda oportunidad sobre la tierra" — Gabriel García Márquez