A letter from my bossToday was my anniversary on the studio I'm working on, and the boss dedicated me some words that I wanted to translate, because those almost made me cry and it's something I'd love to share.More Like This
"Dear Francisco Briseño (Paco for friends)
It's time to recognize your anniversary here on the studio.
For those who doesn't know, Paco Panda (pride and prodigal from Texcoco) is the only survivor of our collaborative experiment with students from UNIVA, animating which would be then the teaser for "Rage Big Fish Attack" (today "Mugogy Jump"), in exchange for doing internships.
You were to the few who actually did honor the slogan of your university "working people", and from there you showed your talent, dedication and continuous effort to keep learning, therefore, we didn't hesitate to get you back, so that the end your studies, you could incorporate as part of our famous all star dream team.
I personally would like to highlight two of your qualities. The first thing that stands out is your
Return To Sri LankaIt has been many years since I Last visited Sri Lanka. Circumstances then, were very different for both me and Sri Lanka, (The Pearl Of The Indian Ocean). In those days it was engulfed in an abysmal civil war. A Nation that was once destined to a global jewel, eclipsed by cheerless clouds of bloodshed and sorrow. Myself, I was emerging from my own personal shadows, one and a half years of hospitalisation and 52 reconstructive operations had put me on my feet and brought me to this confluence of paradise and purgatory. I was still in the service and my presence there was in my official capacity, thus I was not merely an observer of the disparaging situation. My memories were of nostalgic bonds that only brothers-in-arms know of. Painfully poignant, in the fact that not a single comrade survives today.More Like This
But now, the clouds have faded away. Hope and promise shine on this land of wonder. But still I caution you.
Teddy Bear TossWhat an incredible high energy evening! I've been home for over an hour and I'm still bouncing off the walls.More Like This
I arrived at the ice arena a little early, and was given an "all area pass" which let's me go anywhere in the arena, even in the boxes! I was shown how to get down to the lower level - the behind the scenes areas, which is basically where I could go headless to cool down.
The doors opened an hour before game time, and my handler, and I wandered around the main concourse, meeting people and kids and having a fun time with them as they came in. I was pleasantly surpised at the number of families with children were coming to the hockey game.
Then game time. My instructions were to hang out in the vicinity near the doors where the Zamboni enters the arena, and wait for the Road Warriors to score their first goal.
It took until halfway through the second period for them to score, and then the toss began! The gates opened and out I went onto the ice, waving my arms at the fans. A hug