Archives for: 2010

Do we see enough beauty?

11/10/10 | by yevez | Categories: Life of pleasures, Society

Received in my inbox today:


Something to think about….

Washington, DC Metro Station on a cold January morning in 2007. The man with a violin played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time approximately. 2 thousand people went through the station, most of them on their way to work. After 3 minutes a middle aged man noticed there was a musician playing. He slowed his pace and stopped for a few seconds and then hurried to meet his schedule.

4 minutes later:

The violinist received his first dollar: a woman threw the money in the hat and, without stopping, continued to walk.

6 minutes:

A young man leaned against the wall to listen to him, then looked at his watch and started to walk again.

10 minutes:

A 3-year old boy stopped but his mother tugged him along hurriedly. The kid stopped to look at the violinist again, but the mother pushed hard and the child continued to walk, turning his head all the time. This action was repeated by several other children. Every parent,



Be a part of KICK VOLLEY 03

11/04/10 | by yevez | Categories: Footbag, Sports and Games, KICK VOLLEY

KICK VOLLEY 03 will happen in March right here in Montreal. On the 26-27th we’ll fight over the net to crown the new champions of Kick Volley. Be there or be square.

Poster KV03 460 px

Why am I in favor of the side-out scoring in Footbag net?

09/27/10 | by yevez | Categories: Footbag, Sports and Games, KICK VOLLEY

Grischa Tellenbach from the french Footbag Association asked me that question recently:

If you had to choose a sole scoring system for Footbag Net which one would you
choose rallye scoring or side-out?

Here’s my detailed answer:
I would choose Side-out scoring

Here’s why:
1- It is almost impossible to orchestrate a come back when there’s a



Buy Dexjam and Handburger handsacks on

05/25/10 | by yevez | Categories: Sports and Games

Yes it’s available now and in many colors. There’s a new family of handsacks out there. sells inexpensive ways to make kids move, whatever their youth is.


The Peteca International web site is up and running

04/09/10 | by yevez | Categories: Sports and Games

Peteca is a Brazilian sport that I discovered in the 90’s. It was a lot of fun from the start but as I was already heavily involved in Footbag and Kick Volley I didn’t have time to
pursue it as much as I would have liked to.

I went to Brazil in April 2009 to film a tournament of the Brazilian League in Belo Horizonte. I also got introduced to the very competitive side of the game by some top players. Peteca is a great exercise, very cardio, but in general much easier to learn than my current sport: Kick Volley so it is much more accessible to a whole lot of people.

It can also be played non competitively just passing the giant shuttlecock around. This
recreational approach can touch an even broader spectrum of persons.

I can say that I really believe in Peteca as a valuable and complete sport so I will promote it as much as I can. That’s why was created. On the site you can see videos, read the rules, it contains a condensed version as well as a complete version of these rules, you can also buy the Petecas in our online shop as well as other fine alternative sports products like Footbag, Takraw and Handsack.


Kick Volley 02 is on April 17th-18th

03/08/10 | by yevez | Categories: Footbag, Sports and Games

After a long waiting period I finally got the dates for the second installment of KICK VOLLEY. The tournament’s gonna happen on April 17th-18th at the Old Montreal College.

For now Kick Volley is an annual tourney held indoors at the end of winter-beginning of spring here in Montreal. The long term plan is to make it an international circuit of 9 tournaments per year.

Every body is welcome to enter but be aware that the level of play is gonna be very high and intense. If just the Montreal players would enter it already makes up for a great tournament. Follow the link on the main title for more details.

Kick Volley 02 poster

Spammers never rest

03/04/10 | by yevez | Categories: Computers and the Internet, Global Economy, Society

I am always amazed at the resilience of the internet spammers. They just don’t get it, they never tire out of causing damage to the whole society with the masses of bandwidth that they consume and the time they make others loose.

I receive a few comments per month in this blog that are pure SPAM. The person (or robot script for what I know) writes an meaningless comment like: Thanks for a great post and they stick the address of their web site to try to get link popularity.

Well there’s only one response to that, I’ll keep the comment and remove the URL in case you’d be tempted. On the other hand I’ll be happy to keep the web site’s address related to any RELEVANT comment.


My girl friend wants me to make more money!

03/01/10 | by yevez | Categories: General, Society

I had a grounding talk with my girl friend tonight. Our relationship is less than weak. She told me all the things she doesn’t like about me and the one that stroke me was: She would like me to make more cash so I can take care of her from time to time.

She’s a teacher and she works hard for her money but she still gets a good pay. I’m a small business owner and make minimal revenue. At 51 this is not the best situation to have debts and to not generate a decent income. So we pay our share separately, which I thought was OK
until tonight. In my mind the outcome of feminism was that women wanted to be financially independent. Maybe I was wrong :(


Mira Mira is officially published

02/10/10 | by yevez | Categories: Computers and the Internet, Society

It is now official: Phase 1 of the Mira Mira project is completed, published and publicly available. Mira Mira or Look Look, in the English version, is an educational and commercial dictionary targeted mainly at North America. The site offers vocabulary in three languages: Spanish, English and French.

Mira Mira project logo


Launch of a new web site: The Mira Mira project

02/02/10 | by yevez | Categories: Computers and the Internet, Society

Today marks the unofficial launch of the Mira Mira project website. Mira Mira is an educational and commercial spanish, english and french dictionary. It offers basic vocabulary classified in 7 different categories.

I plan to offer practical sentences and verbs translations in the future in the education section. Check it out.


Happy 2010

01/02/10 | by yevez | Categories: General

I want to wish you all a great new year from ProKicker and Network007.

May you have the health, a lot of love (which greatly helps and improves health)and the prosperity that you deserve.


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