Thursday, May 30, 2024

AMAZON JUNGLE - MANAUS, BRAZIL - A LOVELY GENTLE RAINY DAY IN THE RAINFOREST!

 Today the sun is just rising in the jungle. I've been here a month or so and still haven't heard a gunshot, or an ambulance (they seem to go together in the USA) and I haven't seen a police or a mailman oddly enough. I'm living for the time being in the barrio called appropriately The City of God like the huge favela in Rio - Its run by you know what type of people is why there's no need for cops here. 

The motorcycles haven't started their morning roaring by the hundreds, then the drunks wake up and begin their busy day. And soon the dogs will all be barking and having their morning get togethers as does everyone here. 

I'm tall and white so there's not much for me to visit with around here except for my wife. We live our life mainly within four walls, have our morning coffee and our daily eggs and french bread. Basic Basic, life here doesn't afford the fancy restaurants and muffins and bagels and such. Probably, I'm sure is why I've lost 20 lbs of unneeded fat since I've been here.

My knee is feeling better, I'm looking better than ever, lol and my Portuguese is now sounding like I really have no need for English anymore, except yes I came here on a Bajito Onda mission trip to set up a formal / informal style of learning center for the Indian children and the adults wanting mainly just to 'hear' American English. 

The two languages are so entirely different I love it. After ten years of marriage I've finally learned how to behave for the most part and I've learned Portuguese for the most part as well.

Funny about living on the equator exactly - the sun comes up at 6am and it sets every day at 6pm - light to dark - people wake up at 5 and get ready and they are in bed by 7. 

The kids everywhere screaming and playing in the streets and on the sidewalks, crying like they are dying but they really aren't. No bicycles here, no soccer balls, no toys, no cell phones in every kid's hands.

Wednesday, May 8, 2024

BAJITO ONDA PRISON ART - LAUNCH IN LONDON 2013 - LICENSING IS AVAILABLE -

In 2006 I signed a licensing agreement with Changes of NY. After careful consideration of the BAJITO ONDA BRAND they wanted the license to produce urban style ultra fancy oversized shirts equal to if not more supurb than even Scarface himself. The line was created and sold well enough to establish our name in the urban market. The incredible shirts can be seen at www.mypacse.com/bajitoonda - at present we are changing the artworks to reflect our incredible art spanse.  The fabulous huge prints produced by Changes, Will Thompson and Marek working to make it the line we all know it is.....worked with many of the arts we sent them produced by the World Famous Boog right here of Dallas created the now even more famous Crying Charra, the Boog Tattoo Style Neck Bajito Onda Script and the famouns Smile now Cry Later filled BO design super popular in black and silver and white and black, Lil Chris created the art for the 'Jesus and the Angel wings cross' shirt.  Changes made it so huge it fills the back entirely.  The Tony Cantu mural Aztec art is another fabulous design the way Changes printed it on Black as well as white. Not to be outdone by any of that the now famous BO Crown of the City created by Soutchay aka Chosen of Dallas also is another hit! 

AMAZON JUNGLE - MANAUS, BRAZIL - A LOVELY GENTLE RAINY DAY IN THE RAINFOREST!

 Today the sun is just rising in the jungle. I've been here a month or so and still haven't heard a gunshot, or an ambulance (they s...