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  1. Tuesday, January 15, 2013

    a letter from etienne to the americans 

    etienne in chileTony,

    Chile is the best place ever.

    The Oscar-nominated film, ‘NO’

    The movie ‘Aftershock’ directed by Chilean, Nicolas Lopez, who came out with the biggest deal with Dimention (hellewwww Weinsteins!) after TIFF

    ‘Young & Wild’, official selection in film festivals around the world and also suuuuper sexy

    ‘Bonsai’, Official Selection in Cannes, written and directed by Cristian Jimenez based on AMAZING short novel written by Alejando Zambra…

    …also called ‘Bonsai’ and won the national critics’ prize for best novel and is now available in English through Melville House

    Amazing female rapper, Ana Tijoux

    The Chilean band, Astro, being written about in the NYT and other such publications that the coolsters like…

    Javiera Mena (Chilean) covering Jorge Gonzalez (another Chilean from the band Los Prisoneros)

    And let me tell you, brother, I could go on. Chile is awesome.

    Land of cool.

    Land where fax machines come to die.

    Land of waiting in lines.

    Land of $3 bottles of wine that you buy in Canada for $15.

    Land where they don’t say ‘East’ but ‘Orient’.

    Land where toilets flush the wrong way.

    Land where the big dipper is upside-down.

    Land where you can’t see the north star.

    Land where people think you’re funny if you take off your shoes in a house.

    Land where the most bread is eaten. Anywhere. In the world.

    Land where bread is shaped like a hockey puck, and no one has ever skated on ice.

    Land where local organic food is the easier option.

    Land where solar panels thrive.

    Land where they protest for quality and free education by dressing as zombies.

    Land where 100% of all water, anywhere, ever, for the rest of the life of the universe is private.

    Land where Wal-Mart bought a big super market chain and now I can buy mac&cheese.

    Land where Uva was born.

    Land where I live.

    Land that I love.

    Land that I call home.

    Etienne Aida Reyes Le Blanc

  2. Sunday, March 13, 2011

    for rent 

    in chile

    its already summer in chile so yr girl etienne has been chillin at la playa.

    her little dog was not behaving on its virgin visit.

    Uva kind of went mental her first day at the beach. The ocean part was okay, it was the sand etiquette that sucked.

    usually i have a theory that goes something like this: hey how about no dogs at the beach unless they can catch frisbees.

    but when it comes to etienne she can do pretty much anything she wants, for all i care.

    even living in chile and not in la, next door to me.

    now that my next door neighbor has moved out.

    and the place is dog friendly.

    and lovable.

  3. Friday, March 11, 2011