Hola, Todos –
I will be going in for surgery on Tuesday and may not be able to read well enough to send out a Periodico for a while. I won’t know until it happens. This will also be a short issue since I’m still feeling crappy from la grippe and don’t have the energy for more than the headlines and 1st paragraphs.
Pagina cultural –
Continuing agenda item –
Exposición – To commemorate the Onomástico de Santa Beatriz de Silva, Founding Mother of the Order, the Museo de las Conceptas dedicates the work, “Inmaculada Misericordia.” (Immaculate Mercy – I hope some of you Catholics can translate this from English to English.)
Articles about –
Economuseo del sombrero – During July, Aug & Sept, the economuseo of the Casa del Sombrero is teaching 60 students to weave articles out of the paja toquilla (type of straw).
Rutas de los Museos y Artesanías – The Municipal Tourism Foundation has two new offerings. The Ruta de Museos (Museum Route) includes 12 museums starting at the Plaza de San Sebastián and ending at Pumapungo. The Ruta de las Artesanías (Crafts Route) allows you to visit 7 locations and talk to the craftsmen themselves as well as buy their work. The routes are described in catalogues in 3 languages and available in the offices of Itur, on the ground floor of ex Escuela Central.
Exposición – An interactive exhibit about Miguel de Cervantes, which marks 400 years since his death, is more than a bunch of dates. “Yo, Cervantes” (I, Cervantes – not Yo, Cervantes in the sense of Yo, Homeboy!), in Quito, is more about the man himself, his family, and his life.
Otras cosas –
Titular – Anuncian paso provisional (Provisional passage announced) – The Tranvía is planning to open at least part of the redondel Simón Bolívar, also known as Eloy Alfaro, to traffic on 5/9 when classes reopen. At the least, Ordóñez Lasso will be connected with Gran Colombia. There is work going on in the south to north lane of Gran Colombia on a collector (sewage) which is somehow related to modification of the grade in the reconstruction of Ordóñez Lasso and also to the Tranvía. (Sorry, but I get confused easily when I run a fever.)
Tax collections – Tax collections fell 10% in the first 7 months of 2016 to $7,336 million.
Airport – CORPAC announced that laying asphalt on the runway started at 6:00 yesterday.
Tranquilidad, el secreto para la longevidad (Tranquility, the secret to longevity) (In other words, don’t sweat the small stuff – like when the plumber doesn’t show up, or it takes you three days to find a replacement part for that gizmo you can’t live without, or your cleaning lady leaves dust behind the doors.) The article featured a 102 year old man who is “padre a 6 hijos, abuelo de 19 nietos, bisabuelo de 24 bisnietos y tatarabuelo de 3 tataranietos.” (father of 6 children, grandfather of 19 grandchildren, great-grandfather of 24 great-grandchildern, and great-great-grandfather to 3 great-great grandchildren – those are your words for the day and may you live to say the same.)
The Cañaris who mostly live in Cañar with a smaller percentage in Azuay and speak quichua – The article describes their life, economy and fiestas (I certainly hope no translation needed of that.) Also described in the article are the ethnicities of the Paltas and the Cachas.
Colombia – On Fri., Pres. Santos signed the cease fire decree with FARC which will start at 0:00, tomorrow (Mon.) The leader of FARC, Rodrigo Londoño, aka “Timochenko,” made a similar announcement from Havana.
Discuentos y compras –
Princesas – This is for those of you with little girls – An ad for a live musical show of Disney princesses including Rapunzel, Beauty, Aurora and the Little Mermaid. Fri, 2/9 at 19:00; Sat, 3/9 at 17:00 & 19:00; and Sun, 4/9 at 14:00, 16:00 and 18:00 – all in the Teatro Pumapungo. Tickets at the theater ticket box office. Call 098 636 9311 for more info.
And that´s all for today so Hasta Mañana –