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Archive about 'my life'

Insead MBA – Class of 11J

It’s been a year since I last posted here. An intense year in which I left California and moved to France to pursue an MBA degree. Even though once in a while I still miss SoCal’s sun, I couldn’t be more satisfied with my decision. Without a doubt I can say it’s been one of […]


I don’t know why, but I feel like I am the typical guy. Having a straightforward life, not taking many risks and being easily predictable… Maybe that’s why I’d like to try something new; shake things up a little bit 😉 nothing big, just small steps at a time. This is how I came up […]


It’s already May and as good as I am here in Irvine I still miss my friends back in Spain. I am not a person who usually maintains a lot of long distance contact (except with my mummy ;-), but that is mostly cause she’s calling me like all the time). This is partly the […]

The Valley of the Dead

What a scary title for a post, isn’t it? 😉 Don’t worry though, I’m just referring to the Death Valley National Park. I soon realized that California is mainly a huge desert. Once you leave the huge metropolis such as Los Angeles or San Francisco, there isn’t much there. There’s a huge surface of empty […]

Staples Center

Sorry about the silence from my side 🙁 ; since Christmas I haven’t been around much although I’ve consistently been in front of my computer for more than 5 hours a day for sure. In the beginning I had to adjust back to Irvine coming again from Barcelona and then it soon got busy. But […]

Santa Barbara

Being in a new university, in a new country, in a new apartment and with new friends there are many things to see and learn. My list is growing really long: Malibu, Long Beach, San Francisco, the Grand Canyon, the Death Valley, New York, Hawaii, etc. These are places I’ve always heard about but never […]

Déjà Vu

I guess most of you are familiar with that expression. I would say, it reminds me of one of the Matrix scenes, where a déjà vu is linked to a bug in the system. However, this time I’m not referring to the Matrix; all of this is because the new Denzel Washington movie. After watching […]

UCI Home Opener

It amazes me how popular sports are in UCI. I get the feeling it’s not just UCI though; this is what goes on in most American universities. As I mentioned in one of my other posts, sport facilities in the campus are endless. I have to admit that with every student paying more than 8000$ […]

The Catalan Guys

I’ve read somewhere that the obesity rate is around 65% in the United States. This figure is surprisingly high, and it means that out of every 100 adult people living in America, 65 of them are obese or overweight. With such numbers, I basically expected to find a country of fat people. Nothing further from […]

The Balsells Reception

Being the recipient of a fellowship implies a lot of responsability. Of course, I’m joking, but there is some part of truth in that statement. You know you have to work hard to earn what has been given to you, since not everybody has this special chance. However, at the same time, there are social […]