"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."

Friday, 16 December 2011

Miss Obleas: Miss Obleas Couture

Miss Obleas: Miss Obleas Couture:
Obleas Couture : This is one multi way dress, I like red, and trying to find a nice red dress can be quite difficult, so I decided to make one my self.
Its a multi way dress that can be dress up or dress down, I added the chiffon material to give that effect in the picture, the photographer done a very good job !!
The begining of Miss Obleas Couture collection :)

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

I may have done History, I just dont know it....

"The first ever Red Nose Day took the nation by storm back in 1988 and has gone from strength to strength ever since. It's organised by the UK charity Comic Relief and takes place every two years."
"The Horn" is a live music venue and has been a winner of UK Music Pub of The Year in 2008 and 2009.
And its located in St. Albans - Hertfordshire.I was a bit unsure whether it was a good idea to take part dancing folkloric bolivian music at a venue where it has never seen something like that before, also at this pub there is only rock, punk, and very english style music, NOTHING to do with Latin America.
So I took my risk and probably was the first bolivian dancer who took part at this UK event, and the first time that Bolivian folkloric music was played at this kind of venue :)
This time The Horn Organized a talent contest in order to raise money, also the people working there didnt get paid, everything made that night went into the Red Nose day :) . It was really nice to take part and to show a bit of the Bolivian dance: Morenada, to the people, which really appreciated and liked :D 

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Lindsey Funes Obleas: Health and Wellbeing

Lindsey Funes Obleas: Health and Wellbeing: A balanced diet is essential for general health and well being. The right diet will keep you fit, give energy and vitality and be reflectiv...

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Obleas... ¿donde esta, la historia detras.....un vinculo politico y un producto de popularidad latinoamericano?

Me quede sorprendida al ver la gran admiracion, mas que todo de curiosidad, entre algunas amigas que habia conocido en una tienda Colombiana en Londres,  al mencionarles mi nombre completo.. claro esta que para ellas el apellido Obleas les genero gran curiosidad y cierta gracia, ya que en Colombia obleas es producto popular y comible.

A todo eso fue inevitable la pregunta.... cual es el origen de tal apellido?....
Es una tarea que he estado tratando de decifrar, buscar el origen de este apellido no es tan facil como parece, por un lado esta el producto conocido en Colombia, Venezuela, Mexico... y hablando y  entre nosotras, para ellas viene a ser "una envidia de apellido".

Lo primero que se me ocurrio al empezar la tarea de buscar el origen, fue preguntar entre la familia, y al preguntar y formar tambien curiosidad, destaco un vinculo de la historia Politica de mi Pais Bolivia de los an~os 70, pues el apellido Obleas llego a ser conocido en este tiempo, gracias a Emma Obleas que llego a ser la esposa de uno de los Presidentes de Bolivia, Juan Jose Torres, conocido como el general del Pueblo, fue Presidente desde 1970 a 1971, pero fue derrocado por un golpe de estado de estado dirigido por Hugo Banzer, despues fue secuestrado y asesinado en una llamada "operacion condor", con complicidad y colaboracion de grupos palamilitares como Triple A, ademas de las disctaduras de Hugo Banzer y Jorge Rafael Videla. La sen~ora Emma Obleas en todo caso, en ese tiempo llego a formar parte, acompan~ando a su esposo en ocaciones y se dio a conocer publicamente.
Entonces para esa epoca en Bolivia este apellido llego a ser conocido de esa manera.

Pero por otro lado aun no he podido realmente llegar a encontrar el origen de este apellido, muchas son las piezas del rompecabezas, pero el origen sigue siendo desconocido para mi, y la tarea de saberlo aun no termina .....

y si alguien sabe alguna informacion estaria muy agradecida :)

Lindsey Funes Obleas: Hobbies and Crafts

Lindsey Funes Obleas: Hobbies and Crafts:

One of the hobbies that I like doing when I have the time is to do some of hand made, special design cards, I think its nice to give something diff erent, creative and unique.

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Lindsey Funes Obleas: Recipes

Lindsey Funes Obleas: Recipes: Mis empanadas de queso !!! :) Ingredientes para las empanadas de queso :) 3 tazas de harina cernida 2 cucharas de manteca 3 cucharil...

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

A little History behind fashion and designing

Once a friend ask me : "where did you get your dress from ?"   and when I replied : " I made it myself"...... I could see the looks of doubts, and I explained the story behind :
Well when I was 12 years old, I was studying in La Paz- Bolivia, all the curriculum subjects, and apart from them, we studied textiles and design one day in the afternoon and basic hairdressing. (Our school offered this lessons to adults as well).
So for one year we studied both extra curriculum subjects, where we learned the basics of hairdressing, cutting, styling , etc. And with the design and textiles we learned all the basics from, how to saw a button, different materials, etc, then for a second year they made us choose one of the extra curriculum subjects, and I chose textiles and designing, we got motivated to know that we would create three pieces of clothing of our choice and our design !!! I remember making a short-sleeve shirt, a pair of trousers, and a dress, ( which I used to wear very proudly !! he he ) 

And as it was our last year, some students from the adult classes, had to do a fashion show, showing their designs for their final year, and some of my friends and I got chosen to be take part !! Little did we know that the school's fashion show was going to be televised for a program live!! we couldnt complained, we had a great experience and had lots of fun !!!  

Welcome to my blog ! :)

I thought to take the opportunity, like many other people, to write and share a little bit about myself ! from all the hobbies that I like, information about myself, etc, well the ideas are kind of endless, the only thing that this blog will have different is the language in which its written !! as I will be writing in English and Spanish !! ;)

And I'm going to take the opportunity to thank you in advance and hope you enjoy this blog as much as I enjoy sharing it with you !!