“Welcome to Honduras” photo taken by BurocraciaNeuronal and used under a Creative Commons license
Despite the success of the first two installments, I've indulged in the slightly masochistic guilt of procrastination. But, finally part 3 is ready (weeks late)!
Many young Hondurans are blogging now, and personal blogs in Spanish abound. These defy being pigeon-holed into categories. Many entries are about anything or nothing in particular, the latest movie trailers, family stories, and even raunchy ads. Here's a sampling of the many, many blogs I've been researching.
Los Mercenarios [ES], (mercenario.zoomblog.com), written by Alex Cerrato and Aroni Dominguez, is a mixture of everything that's interesting to a young Honduran technophile. For instance, you can read a detailed review of Transformers, or hear an eulogy for long-defunct Mafalda, whose voice still echoes from the 60's comic strips which Quino drew her in. You can learn to create your own Simpsons avatar, see the brilliant humor of a CD label designer, or witness a battle of titans between two otakus (Japanese anime obsessive geeks).
La vida es Bella [ES] (irina-orellana.blogspot.com) is written by Irina Orellana, and in her words, you can read:
Un poquito sobre lo cotidiano y extraordinario del día a día, visto por los ojos de una mujer que cada vez se convence más, que la vida es bella y vale la pena vivirla. A pesar de los malos ratos y aunque no lo creas, siempre habrá algo o alguien por quien vivir!
A little of the everyday and the extraordinary, seen through the eyes of a woman who is every day more convinced that life is beautiful and worth living. In spite of the bad moments, and although you don't believe it, there will always be something or someone to live for!
You can read about her participation in The March for Dignity, her latest visit to her grandmother and the memories that evoked, Madonna's confessions, and her view of her beloved New Orleans, 1 year after Katrina.
Un Souvenir [ES] (juliagomez.blogspot.com), is written by Julia Gomez, who strives with success to ” share an essence of herself” through posts like, Excuses to Dump a Guy, The Best Diet, and her unfortunate choice of a purple raincoat on a rainy day.
Miguel Muñoz, a professor of theology in the Christian University of Honduras, writes several blogs. His posts include topics such as social justice, James Cameron's documentary about the tomb of Jesus, the Honduran congress’ decision to deny a visa to the leader of a cult ( he calls himself “Jesus Christ the man”, and the “Antichrist”).
As with my earlier posts, I've left out many blogs. I hope to be able to bring them to light by highlighting their posts in the future.
In our final installment of Honduran Blogs, we'll examine some very academic and intellectual blogs in and about Honduras.