Monday, September 30, 2013
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Sunday, September 22, 2013
After a magical 12 days we sadly had to say goodbye to the dream, a place which felt more home then home and a backyard bowl... Sima Guest House, Hanuman Ally. Get there!
Take a smile, some good manners, someboards or presents for the children and be ready to have the time of your life!
Robincito and I spent the last couple days filming some stuffs for his crossing India clip that should be up in the next weeks!
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Everyone seems to be moving on either migrating North or the skaters heading back further south into the fierece heat of Bangalore to enjoy the last week skating the park and hanging out with the Holy Stoked homies! Some last minute interviews with guest house owner Mardan and were outta here! Poor Mardan even cried when we left, one of the most humble humans ive ever met!
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
So after 3 days and nights of extremly hard work we began teaching the children of the village how to skate, hands down one of the most rewarding things ever, smilesfrom ear to ear and all of them were bombing the little hill out the front of the village within minutes with not a trace of fear!
Over the past years ive read a couple books and watched endless documentaries about the one and only Mahatma Ghandi and im deeply moved by the man! One of the punkest men to ever walk the face of the earth he based his life around setting India free from English rule and i must admit i feel a little guilty bringing skateboarding toIndia as i feel like we were sticking the dirty western finger in the asshole of India. doesIndia really need skateboarding? Unfortunately like most countries they are also following the wicked ways of the west, but on a smallernote we shared something with the children and money cant buy the happiness you get from giving these children joy! Skateboarding undoubtablyis a dangerous hobby and poor little Karishma found this out the hard way when oneof the other kids kicked their board into her forehead! But in the end she was all smiles with no serious injuries, just a little scratch.
Monday, September 16, 2013
The village we were staying in 'Hanuman alli' were Sima guesthouse is situated and other surrounding villages were a photographers dream to explore. I would pass through on my bike and people would run out to stop me to come and take some photos of them. Theres not many mirrors around so I suppose it was a good chance for the peeps to check their steeze.