Ir al contenido principal

Fernando


"I’m twenty years old, and I’ve been living in Sogamoso for my entire life. If I had to choose one thing about this town that I love the most, it would be the landscapes; I love the mountains, the plains, the lakes, etc. The environment in and around Sogamoso is beautiful. I am happy right now, as I work as a barber right now at Elegance Barbershop. For the short term, I plan on entering university, and my long term goal is to continue working and just have a happy life. In the future I plan to travel the world a bit and experience new and different things.

Sogamoso is a small city, but there are plenty of interesting spots that most people don’t even realize, and that’s what makes this city so intriguing; many curious things can happen here. I remember once that I was learning to ride a bicycle with my cousin, and for some reason I lost control and found myself crashing hard into a post. My cousin had to leave me to find help, and eventually I was taken to a private hospital. My family searched for me for a long time until finally they were able to find me. That’s just one example of some interesting things that have happened to me while I’ve been living here. If I could change one thing about the town, I would want people to be more open and sociable with each other, and show their uniqueness more. The attitude of the people could be improved or changed through the use of more campaigns or events in the town, to make people realize these elements. Also, I would love to change the pollution problem not only in our town but our country. It’s not a new thing, it’s been on the table for a long time, but I feel like it’s related to the apathy that people have, or the lack of consciousness for their actions."


"Tengo veinte años, y he vivido en Sogamoso toda mi vida. Si tuviera que escoger lo que más me gusta de esta ciudad serían los paisajes; me encantan las montañas, las llanuras, los lagos, etc. El ambiente en Sogamoso y en sus alrededores es hermoso. Actualmente me siento feliz, porque trabajo como barbero en una barbería que se llama Elegance, aunque esto es momentáneo, ya que planeo entrar a la Universidad. Mi meta a largo plazo es continuar trabajando y simplemente tener una vida feliz. En el futuro planeo viajar un poco, fuera del país y así experimentar cosas nuevas y diferentes.

Sogamoso es una ciudad pequeña y aunque la mayoría de la gente no lo note, está llena de lugares interesantes, esto es lo que la hace aún más intrigante. Un montón de cosas curiosas pueden pasar aquí. Recuerdo que una vez, cuando estaba aprendiendo a montar bicicleta con mi primo, por alguna razón perdí el control y terminé chocándome muy fuerte contra un posta. Mi primo me dejó solo mientras fue a buscar ayuda, y de alguna manera resulté en un hospital privado. Mi familia estuvo buscándome durante un largo tiempo hasta que finalmente pudieron encontrarme. Este es tan sólo un pequeño ejemplo de cosas interesantes que me han pasado en el transcurso de mi vida aquí. Quisiera que las personas fueran un poco más abiertas, sociables con los demás y que mostraran más ese lado único que tienen, eso haría sí pudiera cambiar algo de la ciudad. La actitud de la gente podría mejorar y cambiar sí se hicieran más eventos o campañas en la ciudad, para que de esta manera, la gente se diera cuenta de este tipo de cosas. También me gustaría hacer algo para mejorar el problema de contaminación, no sólo en nuestra ciudad, sino también en nuestro país. No es algo nuevo, es algo que ha estado sucediendo desde hace mucho tiempo, sin embargo, siento que esto tiene cierta relación con la apatía de la gente y con la falta de consciencia en sus acciones."

- Fernando

Comentarios

Entradas más populares de este blog

Alberto

"I think people must assume I am some crazy guy who lives alone near the lake and who sails by himself, but since I’ve been doing it so long, I think people are used to it now. I’m a sailor, and am 59 years old. I am Colombian and was born in Brazil. I have an MBA from the University of the Andes.
When you sail in Tota, anything can happen. The only thing that has not happened to me on the lake while sailing is that the mast has not broken on me yet - everything else has happened to me. I’ve lost the main sheet for the sailing once. I have even lost the small plug that prevents water from entering the boat, so while I was sailing I began sinking in the middle of the lake. I’ve capsized many times; 90 degrees and even 180 degrees. But the most difficult time I had on the lake was during a special phenomenon on Lake Tota where the fog descends and sits atop the lake, blanketing the entire lake in clouds of fog. You’re able to see the sky above you, but you can’t even see for more …

Paula

"I was born in Sogamoso, and I grew up here for almost my whole life; it’s interesting, because I always found myself living with my grandmothers. First, I lived with my grandmother from my dad’s side, and also my great-grandmother, and now I’m living with my mom’s mom, along with my younger brother and my mother. My father lives and works in Bogota. At first he was a teacher, but now he works in an office at a public institution. I enjoy living in Sogamoso, because it is a city rich with art and culture. I have a lot of family here, but I also have family in many other places in Colombia. I’m currently in my last year of University at UPTC, studying foreign languages. Dance, art, and languages are a huge part of my life. While in high school, I was one member of a five-person dance group and often perform dance battles in the streets of Sogamoso.
Growing up, my father would listen to a lot of English music; artists like Michael Jackson, New Kids on the Block, The Beatles, etc w…

Willian

“Once I arrived from the United States, I was looking in my town for work. One of the first options I got was a placement in Sogamoso - it was my first time living here. I spent three years here first, then lived in Tunja for a year, and finally returned back to Sogamoso this year. I have worked in different schools: private, public, and in institutions in Sogamoso. Most of my professional experience comes from this city, and teaching English to young people, teenagers, and adults. I spend a lot of time teaching, but since I am doing my master’s degree, when I’m not working I am usually reading books or writing essays. Sogamoso is important to me because I feel as though many of the major checkpoints in my life I’ve experienced here in this city. I started a new job, bought my first motorcycle, then my first car, I fell in love, and I had a baby. When I left Sogamoso to live in Tunja for a year, I was offered another teaching position to return to Sogamoso and I thought to myself, “Wh…