sometimes paradise is a love song part 12…

The band Camila has a moody and yearning sound to their love songs. They amazingly put into words (and music) what many of us wish we could say to our loved one. Bésame is one of those songs. Enjoy…

http://lyricstranslate.com/en/besame-kiss-me.html-1#ixzz40wbyywud

English translation
Kiss me

“Kiss me without it being the right moment
Without mercy and in silence
Kiss me, stop time
Make this that I’m feeling grow

(Chorus)
Kiss me, as if the world were ending after that
Kiss me and kiss by kiss turn the sky upside down
Kiss me without a reason
Just because the heart wishes for it
Kiss me

Feel me in the wind,
As I die slowly
Kiss me without a motive
And I will be with you forever

(Chorus)

Ooh… oh… Kiss me

(Chorus)

Kiss me like this, without holding back
Stay within me, without conditions
Just give me a single reason to
And I will stay (And I will stay)
And I will stay (And I will stay)”

return of the prodigal daughter…

I guess February 17th is a special day in my existence. Three years ago yesterday, I returned from Mexico. And one year ago yesterday, I started my awesome job.!! Please take a moment to stroll down memory lane with me 🙂

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I cannot believe a whole year has passed since I left Playa del Carmen.!! One year ago on February 17th, 2013, I left Mexico and returned to my home in Chicago. The funny thing is that after almost three years living and working in Mexico, Mexico had become my home. In fact, those first few months back in Chicago, I felt like a foreigner in my own country.! I wasn’t familiar with any of the new tv shows. There was a plethora of new restaurants and bars in the city to make me feel like a social outcast.!! And I am always in the know about what’s cool and hip.!

I also felt out of step with the tenor and feel of America in general. Everyone moved faster, talked faster, and was busy with a million and one obligations. The laid back lifestyle I had enjoyed in Mexico dissolved…

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sometimes paradise is a love song part 11…

Edgar Oceransky’s “Estoy Aqui” is a personal favorite of mine. It’s one of those songs that if I didn’t live in Mexico and hadn’t had a Mexican boyfriend at some point – it would never have crossed my path. And that would have been heartbreaking. Because it’s usually the dreams and goals you didn’t get to that leave you inconsolable and regretful. That’s how I would feel if this song had never echoed in my ears, my heart, and my soul. It has just the right amount of heartbreak, longing, and loneliness. Enjoy 🙂

P.S. The translation is rusty because it wasn’t a cross-over song. But it does the trick and the music does the rest.

Taken from AlbumCancionYLetra.com

I’m here

“rain was falling on the balcony,
And you, smoking a cigarette on the couch,
Your voice, calling on the balcony to see rain.

They were my hands from the strings to the paper,
Also, your eyes from my face to the wall,
Without faith, knowing that you have finished raining.

I’m here without you,
Sunk into silence,
I’m without you here,
Wishing you back with me,
Let’s go to the balcony to see rain.

Always you swore that one day were not going to return,
because together and there was nothing else to do,
Then you left with the car until six.

Rain continues to fall on the balcony,
And you, you’re not with your cigarette on the couch,
And trying to write this song.

I’m here without you,
Sunk into silence,
I’m without you here,
Wishing you back with me,
Let’s go to the balcony to see rain.

I’m here without you,
Sunk into silence,
I’m without you here,
Wishing you back with me,
Let’s go to the balcony to see rain.”

sometimes paradise is picture perfect…

picture perfect playa

Wishing you all a happy Friday and a beautiful weekend.!! Leaving you with this “picture perfect” photo my friend P., the photographer, took recently of Maroma Beach. Maroma Beach with all of it’s fantastic hotels, gorgeous beaches, and amazing views is one of my favorite beaches in the Rivieria Maya.!!

Don’t you all wish you were sitting right there with that view 🙂 Tenga buen el fin de semana.!

sometimes paradise is a love song part 10…

On of my favorite songs ever.!! Enrique Bunbury’s Infinito is hauntingly beautiful. I’m sure that I have posted this song at some point during my early blog years. But it has not made it onto the love song list. Therefore, I think it’s time to rectify that void and share this emotional song with everyone 🙂 Enjoy…

http://lyricstranslate.com/en/infinito-boundless.html#ixzz3yqtwBizy

Boundless

“You made a deep impression on me
And now you hurt me*
If everything that’s born
Perish the same way
A moment leaves
And never comes again

And they used to say how beautiful
It was to see us walking
Loving each other boundless
They thought it’d always be the same

How did we let it happen
What did we do wrong
It was due to this damn arrogance
We didn’t know how to swallow

And lie to me a bit at least
Say that you love me even more
That in the meanwhile
You had a really bad time
That any of those fools
Knew how to make you laugh
And that the only thing you care about
Is this poor wretch

(chorus)

And the day I die
And I’ll die long before you
I only want one grief to be cried over
In front of my coffin
That this wound in my soul
Never got to heal up
And it’ll be desperate
Until it sees you coming

(chorus)

A moment leaves and never comes back
A moment leaves…”

sometimes paradise is paamul…

courtesy of facebook.com/soyplayense

courtesy of facebook.com/soyplayenseFoto: saba_ghassemi

On Soy Playense’s Facebook page today they had the beautiful picture of Paamul above with the following caption – ¿Ya conocen Paamul? Se los recomendamos para escaparse éste domingo soleado. (Already know Paamul? It’s recommended to escape there this sunny Sunday).

Paamul is a gorgeous town located 10 minutes south of Playa del Carmen and 25 minutes north of Tulum. It’s name in Mayan means ‘hill or destroyed ruin’. It’s not as touristy as either Playa or Tulum; therefore, it’s an ideal site when you want to get away and enjoy the natural beauty of the Riviera Maya 🙂

As I put on my winter boots to run errands today, I’m wishing I was putting on my flip flops instead on my way to the beach.!! Oh well….soon 🙂 Happy Sunday everyone.!!

sometimes paradise is a cubeta….

courtesy of facebook.com/koolbeachclub

courtesy of facebook.com/koolbeachclub

A cubeta or a bucket of Coronas is a most wondrous refresher on a hot, sunny, tropical day.!!! Of course, it could also be a cubeta of Tecate, Dos Equis, Modelo, Victoria, or Pacifico.! You get the idea 🙂 Enjoy your weekend everyone.!!

sometimes paradise is a love song part 7…

When I moved to Mexico for work (and for a boy), there were two very popular Camila songs at the time. It was a hard decision which one to showcase first, but I decided to go with “Mientes” or “You Lie”. It also seemed a very appropriate song since my dream job (and boy) ended up both being a mirage. But in the end, everything worked out, because I was led to a new job and a new man and new friends and a new life. Enjoy the song! And have a great week 🙂

http://lyricstranslate.com/en/mientes-you-lie.html-2#ixzz3uK9iQbQl

English translation
You lie

“You came into my life to teach me.
You knew how to turn me on and then turn me off.
You made yourself indispensable for me.

With my eyes closed, I followed you.
If I was looking for pain, I found it.
You’re not the person I thought you were,
the one I believed, the one I lost.

You lie. You hurt me and then you regret it.
There’s no use in you trying anymore.
I don’t feel like feeling anymore.
You come back right when I’m about to forget you.
Look for your path somewhere else.
Meanwhile I’ll look for the time I lost.
Today I’m better off without you.

I’m leaving brand new, remembering who I am.
Knowing what you give, and what I give
and the path that you looked for.
And time is yours and yours alone and I understand
that things are not forever because yes,
you’re not the person I thought you were,
the one I believed, the one I lost.

And today I’m better off without you.
You come back right when I’m about to forget you.
Look for your path somewhere else.
Meanwhile, I’ll look for the time I lost.
Today I’m better off without you.
Today I’m better off without you.
Today I’m better off without you.”

sometimes paradise is kool 2…

courtesy of facebook.com/koolbeachclub

courtesy of facebook.com/koolbeachclub

When I need a moment to relax, I visualize this beautiful view.!! I spent many days (and some nights) at Kool Beach Club and it never disappointed. And this week especially heavy with meetings, deadlines, meetings and more deadlines, I need this view more than ever.! Happy almost Friday.!!

sometimes paradise is a love song part 5…

I love Sin Bandera’s “Suelta Mi Mano”. My ex-novio used to have this song on his playlist and it became a personal favorite of mine. The emotional chord it strikes always finds a place into my soul. I almost always cry when I hear this song. Ah amor

http://lyricstranslate.com/en/suelta-mi-mano-let-go-my-hand.html#ixzz3rKpuIzGe

English translation
Let go of my hand

“No, there’s no need for me to understand it
since reason has never been useful to the heart
the heart doesn’t think

No, my love, why do you insist?
you don’t have to explain anything to me
I’ll always love your freedom
no matter how much that hurts.

Yes, I understand that you want us to talk
that sometimes you need to know how I have been
but I’m not sure if I want to know how you have been
to live like this, to keep going on like this
thinking about you

Let go of my hand, please
understand I have to go
If you can’t feel this love anymore
then there’s nothing else for me to say
Don’t say another word, please
I understand you but you have to understand me
each word deepens the pain
and a tear wants to emerge

Please, don’t stop me
In the end I always find a way to keep going and to live
even if right now I have none
No, my love, it’s not worth it
why do you want to call after me
when the one I used to be is not going to be there
this is the last scene

Yes, I understand that you want us to talk
that sometimes you need to know how I have been
but I’m not sure if I want to know how you have been
to live like this, to keep going on like this
thinking about you

Let go of my hand, please
understand I have to go
If you can’t feel this love anymore
then there’s nothing else for me to say
Don’t say another word, please
I understand you but you have to understand me
each word deepens the pain
and a tear wants to emerge

Let go of my hand, please
understand I have to go
If you can’t feel this love anymore
then there’s nothing else for me to say
Don’t say another word, please
I understand you but you have to understand me
each word deepens the pain
and a tear wants to emerge”