Harry Potter 7

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I started reading Harry Potter sometime in 1999. Once I had picked up the series I started to wait for the books to be released. Prisoner of Azkaban was always my favorite and I almost stop reading the series after Order of the Phoenix came out. I had become very attached to the characters and seeing die such an early death in the series felt like I was being cheated.

The third time I read the Order of the phoenix I had already read the Half Blood Price and the story seemed to be a little better. The book made a little more sense and the death was something that I was able to deal with. It was almost destiny that every single father figure Harry ever had was destined to leave the series in one way or another.

I am not going to spoil book seven for you, so don’t be scared to read if you have not finished. I will even go as far as saying that this book stands on its own. It is a great read even if you did not read the whole series. I am also glad to say that Rowling puts the whole Snape is good or bad controversy to rest.

Come to think of it, the gift that she has is that she did an excellent job at closing all the circles she opened through the story. I think re-reading the whole series now that I know everything that happens will only make me cherish the build up even more. She created a world that while not completely out of her imagination, she does borrow from mythology and other great authors, it is her own interpretation of what a magical world should be. It is fresh and very unique, it has its own rules.

I remember the whole controversy over the book corrupting people because it was about evil and witchcraft. I know think back and see that the same message that the new testament tries to give all of us, that it all comes down to love, its the same in Harry Potter.

If you have only followed the movies, I assure you, you are missing out. The books paint a picture that the movies can only reproduce like a masterpiece made into a stamp. Every book in the series tells a tale that when put together makes a lot of sense. It is not just a story about grief, sacrifice, responsibility and courage, but also friendship, family and love.

I am glad that the series ended now that I read the last book. I was a little skeptic as to how so much build up could end in just seven hundred and some pages. It did, it satisfied my craving and made me part of the generation that read Harry Potter when it first came out.


Happy Independence Day Colombia

I am as proud to have been born in the beautiful country it is Colombia as I am of becoming an American. The land of opportunities has given me many things, but I believe they mean so much to me because of where I come from.

Take a couple of minutes and share with me this video, and you will see some of the reasons that I say with honor, I come from one of the best countries in the world! Colombia

The Cook is Steaming

This one is a little better than what seemed stale left overs last week… but hey, I do like leftovers.

On a scale of 1 to 10 (with 10 being highest) how much do enjoy watching sports on television?
I would say 5. I enjoy going to the stadium a lot more than watching it on TV.


If you could completely memorize any one work of fiction, which one would you pick?
Right now, the whole Harry Potter series… even though I think after I finish the last one I might grow up and read the whole Wheel of Time series.

What is your favorite breakfast food?
Recalentao… a mixture of rice, meat, beans all together from left overs. I know sounds weird but it is delish.

Main Course
Name something fun you can do for less than $10.00.
Buy a book or Manga, Rent a couple of movies, couple of Chai Lattes, go out for Ice cream with the honey… 10 bucks goes a long way.

How long does it usually take you to fall asleep?
3-5 Seconds.

With a little help from…

My Colombian friends! and anyone else that wants to lend a hand

July 20th is the Colombian Independence DAY!

I have changed the look and going to relaunch Proyecto Colombia tomorrow. However, in order for it to be what is should be, I need help. We need contributors that will look for POSITIVE news stories about Colombia, write articles and moderate comments. The Flickr group has grown a lot, so pictures can be submitted directly there.

If you are interested on helping out, contact me at gmail, my username is as always Logtar.

You can also support us by posting tomorrow about the Colombian independence and linking back to the site http://colombia.logtar.com.

You can post the following about Colombia…

Did you know?

Colombia like the United States is a Democratic Republic.

In 3 years Colombia will celebrate 200 years of independence.

Colombia has mountain ranges with peaks of over 18,000 feet.

The humpback whale migrates each year from the Antarctic to the Pacific through the waters of Colombia.

You can also be proactive and see how many other facts you can find about Colombia that you already did not know. Of course keep them positive, the media already has all the negative stuff well covered.

If you like little link images, you can always use one of the following.

You can use any of the following images.

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