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2006/05/20

Traducciones Vallenatas

Comenzando por el clásico de Diomedes Díaz, "Tú Eres La Reina". Original aquí.

Tú Eres la Reina ("You Are The Queen"), performed by Diomedes Díaz

There may others more beautiful than you
there may be another one with more power than you
others may exist in this world, but you are the queen

You may find some with crystal crowns
who have all the pearls in the sea
this may be, but in my heart, you are the queen.

A Queen without treasure or kingdoms
who taught me the way to live, without care
at this point in my life I regret
having spent my time in things that are no more

I want you to never forget, how much this man loves you
and I wish that some day, you'll be the one who closes my eyes
you alone were with me in the many struggles I had
and today that I have won most of them, without a doubt, you will remain in me.

Try to be happy with me, as long as we can
Bliss is had only for an instant

And even today someone will call
and ask, whether my flirty queen is naughty
knowing that with those eyes from the Valley
all know that I am not in it for a party (x2)

There may others more noble than you,
there may be another one with more honour than you
such may exist in this life, but you are the queen
you ask for nothing in return for your love
you want nothing in return for your love
and even though you may have nothing in your castle, you are the queen

A Queen without treasure or kingdom
who taught me the way to live, without care
at this point in my life, I regret
having spent my time in things that are no longer

Oh dictate, your will against mine oh my Lord
that wherever I may go, you will remain my love, my happiness
I leave these good verses for my friends
to those who know how much I truly gave for your kisses

Try to be happy with me, as long as we can
Bliss is had only for an instant

And even today someone will call
and ask, whether my flirty queen is naughty
knowing that with those eyes from the Valley
all know that I am not in it for a party (x2)

So you saw me with Gustavo Gutiérrez
so you saw me pass by with Santiago
you saw me in San Juan with Diomedes
and then we went off to Carrizal
that's what they tell my queen
just to make her pick a fight
but I always make the cut
because I can't bring myself to fail her

2006/05/18

Science, cheaper than wars of choice

Yup. Instead of causing shit, it would be better if the American government dedicated its efforts to something more worthy, like a 2nd. Apollo Program or something. Better do it quick, too. It would be a huge PR coup, at the very least!

2006/05/14

Flickr a la Colombiana

Añadiéndole a lo que Javier muy bien llamó mi "síndrome de expatriado", les presento el conjunto "Photography in Colombia" de Flickr. Está excelente!

2006/05/05

Bogotá, líder mundial en ciclorrutas?

Interesting thoughts about bicycle lanes and the returns obtained from investments made in bicycle routes, from the International Herald-Tribune.

2006/05/04

Perú: Entre el Facho y el Ladrón Hiperinflacionario

Definitivamente. Para que el New York Times se vaya lanza en ristre contra la elección de un izquierdista, es que el tipo tiene que ser muy, pero muy, pero muy malo:

Last month, Ollanta Humala, a military man whose family advocates the shooting of gays, Jews and Chilean investors (Ed.: Hat irgendjemand es schon einmal gehört?), came in first in presidential elections.


Mejor dicho: A mis 'lectores' peruanos, les aconsejo que vayan practicando su Heil Humala! Todo parece indicar que lo van a necesitar. Y a los "inversionistas chilenos", más vale que corran a aprender quechua, o sino...tenga!

E insisto: Alguien me explica por qué es que Alan García terminó de refugiado político en Colombia? Esto yo me lo temía desde hace un buen rato ya.

2006/05/02

Dándole patadas a la lonchera

Dentro de unos añitos vamos a ver cómo le va a Bolivia con la nacionalización de sus activos petroleros. Por ahora veamos cómo Evo Morales "Moralito" está sacando a relucir la bandera bolivariana, con expropiaciones y soldados asustando a los inversionistas que tienen la plata y el conocimiento para hacer valer los hidrocarburos bolivianos.

En fin. Se está dando garra el Morales, dándole patadas a la lonchera.