As the New Year unfolds

December 28, 2015
San Francisco, California

Make it happen.

As the New Year unfolds, I wish that you find new joys to discover and have lots of reasons to celebrate each moment of your life.

Make at least one of your dreams come true in 2016!

Cheers for a happy New Year full of big adventures. You deserve it.

The following is a short list of the most relevant things that happened to me during 2015:

1. Attended my mother’s side Family reunion in San Antonio, Paraguay. Nearly 200 people attended the reunion. Paraguay is a beautiful country, and my extended family is huge.

2. Spent an entire week playing at the beach with my nephews in ‪#‎MarDelTuyu‬ Beach, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

3. Partied like rock stars (with some rock stars) in Buenos Aires. We were approached by this people who heard us talking in English. At first, we understood they were from the “Food Fighters,” and thought they might be part of something like ‪#‎WeightWatchers‬ or something, to later realize we were hanging out with one of the most popular rock bands in the world, the ‪#‎FooFighters‬.

4. Jumped from a flying plane 12,000 feet above ground level (AGL). Skydiving was one of those things I always wanted to do, and so I did it, and it was cool, but I don’t think I will ever do it again.

5. Attended an important Advertising Award show for the first time, The ‪#‎OneShow‬, in New York City.

6. Awarded “Silver price” on an Advertising student competition, ‪#‎OneClub‬ ‪#‎CreativeBootCamp‬. (Best of Audi campaign. Brief presented by Venables Bell & Partners.)

7. Attended the 2015 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, by the Monterey Peninsula, California. Watched golfers and actors such as Ray Romano, Andy Garcia and Bill Murray, pass by and met Charles Robert Schwab, Jr. founder of The ‪#‎CharlesSchwab‬ Corporation.

8. Boom-walked on a Sailboat at The San Francisco Bay and this year went under the Golden Gate Bridge twice on a sailboat twice.

9. Cached a wave surfing for the first time at ‪#‎HalfMoonBay‬ State Beach, California.

10. Was an extra on a big budget Hollywood-movie: ‪#‎SteveJobsMovie‬. My face is kind of shown on the last scene of the movie. (I was also an extra for a big Chinese movie, You Are My Sunshine ‪#‎何以笙箫默‬)

11. Flew on first-class for the first time ever.

12. Rode the Las Vegas’ ‪#‎HighRoller‬, the world's tallest Ferris wheel.

13. Visited Nancy Holt’s “‪#‎SunTunnels‬,” west of Utah desert and “The ‪#‎SpiralJetty‬,” by famous sculptor Robert Smithson, on northern Great Salt Lake.

14. Got a season pass for two amusement parks. (Six Flags and Lagoon)

15. Stepped on the Utah-Idaho-Nevada border point. I’m sure no many people could say they did that. It’s very remote and hard to find, but there is a monument there. Strange.

16. Hiked a mountain in the border of Utah and Nevada, around 2:30 AM, in complete darkness, to find an unknown rock. I survived. True story. ‪#‎Ingress‬

17. Visited many National Monuments, parks, reserves and monuments: (Listed below)

  • Dinosaur National Monument, in Utah (The real Jurassic Park) where we saw a Pronghorn and were attacked by hungry chipmunks. 
  •  Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, California. (Where hiked to the fantastic McWay Waterfall ("tidefalls") 
  • Point Reyes National Seashore, (Where hiked to the second tidefall in California, Alamere Falls 
  • Zion National Park, also in Utah, where we hiked The Narrows.  
  • The City of Rocks National Reserve, in Idaho.  
  • Point Bonita Lighthouse recreation area by the Marin Headlands. Biggest waves I’ve ever seen. 
  • Dead Horse Point State Park, in Utah. Amazing!  
  • The Big Cottonwood Canyon Park, in Utah, where I walked through the freezing Donut Falls.
    Muir Woods National monument and beach (Where The forest moon of Endor in Star Wars The Return of the Jedi was filmed) 
  • Timpanogos Cave National Monument, in Utah. 
  • Mount Tamalpais State Park. Hiked the dried up Cataract Falls. 
  • Golden Spike National Historic Site, in Utah, where the Central Pacific Railroad and the Union Pacific Railroad met on May 10, 1869. 

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