Audiolepsia

May 25, 2015 at 12:07

Audiolepsia playing at Sala Monasterio

Since last March, I’ve been playing guitar in the Audiolepsia band. Last weekend I’ve played live with them for the third time at Sala Monasterio (top picture, credits to Pau Andrio). It’s an honor and a pleasure to be part of this band and I feel like I’m improving my guitar skills after every rehearsal.

You can download or buy the first album “Principio de Incertidumbre” from our bandcamp site.

I hope you like it.

Radio interview at “Fábrica de la Ciencia”

May 25, 2015 at 11:54

A few weeks ago I was interviewed at Gavà radio station in the radio program directed by Jorge Onsulve called “La Fábrica de la Ciencia“. The interview was about protein simulations in supercomputing environments. You can listen to the program via podcast (sorry, only in Spanish):

A stage in Japan

July 30, 2013 at 13:19

doraemon

While I’m compressing all the data I’ve been working on over the last months (more than 250GB!), I’m thinking of how fast time goes by. It was still spring and everything was ready: my flight was departing soon and I was leaving Barcelona for the next three months. Destination? Ōsaka, Japan.

I had an amazing experience living and working in Japan and I’ve been writing about some of my adventures during this time in this blog (sorry, it’s only in Spanish). During my time in the hosting research center, I’ve met extraordinary people at Mizuguchi Laboratory: open-minded, brilliant scientists and, not less important, excellent people always kind and open to help me. Let me thank you again if you’re reading this post. You made me feel like at home.

But I also had the opportunity to meet other people apart from the office. Kaori and Snoo, from Bar Kitty. What started as “let’s teach some Spanish for fun” became “you guys are awesome”. In a few days we’re going together in a crazy road trip…I can’t wait for it! Edu (The Parallel Dimension), David (@CreativoenJapon, Un Creativo en Japón), Flapy (@Flapy, Un Español en Japón) and Víctor (Nihon Travel), it was a pleasure to share a couple (or more!) beers with you. I hope to meet you again in the future, but I’m not sure exactly where and how 🙂

I’m very sorry for having been complaining all the time about the weather: Kansai summer was really hot and humid, but oh, irony! I’ve finally got used to. Dealing with ATM’s and furikomi was complicated too…but I’ve improved my japanese language skills (when you’re starting from scratch it isn’t difficult at all 😛 ), worked hard and now I feel less gaijin than before.

This city will always be a part of me.

じゃね、大阪!

To sum up 2012

December 24, 2012 at 15:14

Kiyomizu-dera Buddha

This year 2012 is coming to an end. I must admit it has been hard work getting this far, but I’ve plenty of reasons to feel happy. This is a list of things I did and milestones I’ve reached:

  • I’ve started this blog. I’d like to write more often, but it’s a good starting point.
  • I’ve published my first scientific paper as a second author, I’ve presented two posters in two recognized congresses and I’m finishing my first paper as a first author.
  • I’ve continued increasing my pet projects portfolio: I talked about Zambombator and Glowworm++ in previous posts.
  • I’ve bought a longboard and I’ve learned how to carve.
  • I’ve visited Berlin, Brussels, Finland, Castelló, Santiago de Compostela and Japan. In Finland I slept within the Arctic Circle and in Japan I spent two fabulous weeks with my partner and I even gave a talk at the National Institute of Biomedical Innovation.
  • I’ve started learning Japanese, がんばっていきまっしょい !
  • I’ve cut my hair for the first time in three years.
  • I assisted to Codemotion and BcnDevCon 2012.
  • I’ve started photowalking.
  • I’ve finished the first four Game of Thrones books.

Next year is approaching, new goals, more stuff to do. I hope I can keep myself as busy as the ending year.