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"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


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