Thursday, September 19, 2013

Girls in White Dresses- Playa Zipolite 2008

Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2013!/zipolita @zipolita Google+

Wow, I was so stressed yesterday and I didn't really comprehend how much or understand why but then realized it is because of all the terribly sad news coming from our beloved Mexico. Thankfully the people we love are safe but still so many people are suffering. I am saying lots of prayers and sending positive thoughts but I thought we could all use a little something to make us all feel more peaceful. This in turn will make more positive energy and that is really what we need in this world right now. Lots and lots of positive energy.

Photo by Tina Winterlik © 2008

So take a walk with us on the beach. I wish I had some actual video but this will have to do. :D

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Prayers for Mexico

Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2013!/zipolita @zipolita Google+

Please help pray for Mexico.

Omg, my heart is breaking as I watch this terrible news coming from Mexico where there has been flooding and mudslides from all the rain. This video shows the danger and disaster they face. Unbelievable. Angel and I could have been there. It is terrible and I am saying lots of prayers.

I have been translating some news articles into Bing Translator so I can understand better. I had no idea it was this bad.

Mexico's famous beach resort of Acapulco was in chaos on Tuesday as hotels rationed food for thousands of stranded tourists and floodwaters swallowed homes and cars after some of the most damaging storms in decades killed at least 55 people across the country.

De este número, se solicita que 11 sean considerados dentro de la Declaratoria de Desastre.

Oaxaca de Juárez, Oaxaca.- Debido a las intensas lluvias registradas en los últimos días en gran parte del territorio oaxaqueño, el Gobierno de Oaxaca, a través del Instituto Estatal de Protección Civil (IEPC), envío este lunes a la Secretaría de Gobernación las solicitudes de Declaratoria de Emergencia para 77 municipios oaxaqueños, de los cuales, 11 se solicita que sean considerados dentro de la Declaratoria de Desastre, a fin de que pueda brindarse el apoyo necesario a cerca de 10 mil familias damnificadas.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

MexicoFest Vancouver

Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2013!/zipolita @zipolita Google+

Hey we had a great time at Mexico Fest today! We couldn't stay to long but we really enjoyed it.  Angel got her face painted as a Catrina and Erin did a fabulous job. I will post more details later and Jack the Clown made Angel the cutest little balloon teddy bear.  We shared a lime popsicle and listened to some great music. We also met Harrison- the Canadian Yoyo Champion .  It is at the Vancouver Convention Center and is on from 12 to 9 pm Sept 7 th. (Today!! )


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Photo by Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita © 2013

Photo by Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita © 2013

Photo by Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita © 2013

Photo by Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita © 2013

Photo by Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita © 2013

Photo by Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita © 2013

Photo by Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita © 2013

Photo by Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita © 2013

Friday, September 6, 2013

Adventurez in Mexico - A Short Film- 2008-9

Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2013!/zipolita @zipolita Google+

Adventurez in Mexico - A Short Film- 2008-9

Adventurez in Mexico - A Short Film- 2008-9 

Omgosh, Angel has changed so much.  I got all teary watching this. It brought back so many memories and it's just so fun to see what she looked like. I'm just sorry I didn't do more selfies, so we could see both of us.

So  this is a short film I made of the first year I took Angel to Mexico.  My intent was for her to learn about her Mexican heritage, meet her dad, learn about the language, culture and environment. And we succeeded. :D

It's  really good example of all the fun things you can do if you take your kids to Mexico, especially Oaxaca- like Zipolite, Mazunte, and in that area. I never got around to editing it to where I really liked it. You will notice little mistakes with the audio.

So this is it for now. I was just going through old videos on my YouTube Channel and thought it's better to share instead of it just sitting there.

I also forgot to credit the songs and I'm really sorry and I can't right now as I don't have the file for this. It's on my computer that broke. Please if you hear your song, let me know and I will add your credit info here and on the info for the video. Thanks for understanding and again I apologize.

Okay it's 32 minutes long but it really plays like an actual movie so you should find it goes quite fast. It's not like the videos that I made that are quite short and some of the early ones are really flashy and jump around.

In this short film we travel from Cancun to Zipolite and I show all the things we did during that time. There are some captions which help the story flow better.

One day I will make movies of all the trips. This will have to do for now. Enjoy!! 

And please remember if we did make you smile or give you some good tips, how about giving us a us a lemonade or some cheesecake ;) Gracias!!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Change of Plans- Off to School we go!!

Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2013!/zipolita @zipolita Google+

So a change of plans. Change is good!! I am going back to school. It's been 13 years since I been a program with exams and where lots of studying is involved. Yikes! But it's all good.

It's what I prayed for, meditated for and projected. I was sooo happy yesterday you couldn't wipe the smile off my face if you tried!  That is when I got the final okay!! So I am in a deep state of gratitude!

It's a good program at a great school here in Vancouver. It's Emily Carr! And the program is funded. It was quite the odd situation as it's only funded for people who have very low or no income.
Sadly that's me.

I've tried. I think you can see that, I have tried with my blogging, my photography, my web design, my social media, my videos, my book publishing.  Yet it's not enough. I don't have quite the right skills the industry is calling for.  I was stuck. I couldn't upgrade because I didn't have the funds. 

Now though, I have been very blessed and this will all change. I will be learning more Wordpress, using current design applications like the latest Adobe programs and I'll be learning how to make apps. And that's a biggy.

Angel knows more about apps than me. I asked if someone wanted to know what are apps and what are they for?  What would you tell them.. and she launched into all this.
1. games
2. tips
3. games w/tips for real life gaming.  -I didn't know this :(
4. most important- they have to be fun- or if they are boring everyone will uninstall (smart kid!)
5. Cost- Free- $1 or $2 - paid apps are usually $1 she tells me.

So what else do I need to know.
Well she says...
Will it have physics?  What will the controls look like and where will they be?

And she goes on...

So see I have to catch up. I have to go back and learn because I am only 51 and in Canada we have to work to 67 to get retirement...I have a long ways to go and I have to take care of my girl.  I want the best for her that I can give.  I want to learn this new technology and use it in a "green way!" 

Something cool happened. Have you heard of the GREEN SCHOOL?  I saw something on CBC about it and then googled it  and found a Tedtalks video and learned a lot more.

I would love for Angel to go there. Wouldn't it be so cool for us to go there for a year and then go to Zipolite and try and start one there.

Well that's my new dream/goal.

So until then we are both in school. Angel has to go to school if I go. So we are school kids together now and unfortunately we won't be going to Mexico this year. Well not until at least March...when my program ends and then only if miracles happen and we have the funds.

We sure will miss it, but Angel did want to spend Christmas here, so we are all getting our wishes to come true.

Isn't life AMAZING!!

Anyways, I just wanted to share that I put some little support thingys on the right side there. Since I will be super busy with the program and they really discourage you from working while in the program as they want you fully committed...things are going to be tough...when aren't they..right!

But at least after this program things will get better.

- if you like our blog,
- if the videos made you smile,
- if the photos and music triggered wonderful memories or inspired your travel bug
then could you please share the love and support us and treat us to something. (See right sidebar)

We would be so very appreciative and we will definitely give you a shout out!!

Okay so that's the big news. If your heading to Mexico, especially Oaxaca and Zipolite, ENJOY!! Have a wonderful time, think a good thought for us while you are there and say hola to our friends. Almost everyone knows Angel ;)  Please send our love and tell them we miss them.  Here's a list of the people who definitely know us and if you visit them please let them know. Gracias.

Hasta Luego, Tina aka Zipolita y Angel aka Angelita!
Zipolite 2008

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Whistling in Oaxaca

Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2013!/zipolita @zipolita Google+

Whistling in Oaxaca!! Watch the video on the link below it is so interesting. I wish I could embed it here. I have heard a lot of whistles in Zipolite and I am sure that some of the people still use whistle to communicate. I am sure missing Oaxaca. Last year we  had just arrived in Zipolite at this time.


Links from same time last here