viernes, 3 de abril de 2015

Trust me, I'm a freelance! // confía en mí, soy freelance!

Well, here I go...

(español: al final!)


THE LAB: SMOOTHIE & JUICE BAR (freelance)
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29th of March: meeting with The Lab, they gave me a great new which is about we are going to work together on the marketing campaigns. Super cool!







SOLITY COMPANY (freelance)
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28th of March: I met Israel in Cuba Dupa (an artistic and cultural street festival, super cool). He is the managing director of Solity company. I showed him my stuff by the street and he loved them. The agreement was that I had to send a sample of how it look a corporate booklet for his company to him in two days and we would see. I did it, and he loved it so we are going to work together on some corporate material for the company. I'm already working on the final version of the booklet (first step).

GUSTAINE (freelance)
Euan, from the first printing office which with I contacted with, sent me an email to tell me about a work. So at the end, he gave one of my business cards to the guy who needed my services and he contacted me. Neel and me had a meeting and now I'm working on a corporate booklet to introduce his company, it's going to be a powerful tool to launch the business.

BHAKTI LOUNGE EXCHANGE (exchange)
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29th of March, the BL manager offers me the opportunity stay at the centre, so I 
I keep on working as a graphic designer in exchange of accommodation and food (which allows me saving nearly $300/week). Plus yoga and meditation, but no time! I need to find a balance. So I live in a Hare Krishna community, super interesting!



 







WEARERS JEWELLERY ASSOCIATION (exchange)
I need to rescue this project what I'm working on with my friend Gemma (an kiwi entrepreneur lady, who is going to launch a powerful business by herself! exciting!).

+ stuff:

ENGLISH CERTIFICATE
I'm planning to get the IELST certificate so I need to organize my schedule to do this. So important! I'm going to have a look on the internet to know what are the languages schools and prices around.

ANKIT
He is a very good friend who encourages and helps me with everything! super-kind, super-nice, and from my point of view, very handsome :) yes, you are!. He is perfect and my savior! I'm super-lucky. He offers me some room at his flat to stay there! but I feel shy, I don't want to be annoying! Well, for now I'm doing the exchange, but If I see that I can't manage the time, I will move to his flat which is really close to Bhakti Lounge and everything in the middle of the city centre.


LUISA, NEENA, ANKIT
They remind me how cool is the friendship.

Luisa is from everywhere haha, she's a crazy-funny girl who I have a lot in common with. Double nationality French-Spanish, marketing expertise (we will work together for Bhakti Lounge) and she has a lot of projects to launch eventually. I really would like to work with this amazing girl.
Neena is my peaceful friend (from India, but living in New York last years, I think so!). I love her. I'm planning to visit her in India, (Ankit! carry me there!). I love just seeing her. Just knowing that she is around, makes me calmer. When I do my tattoo, I'll do a mandala, just because Neena told me it! I'm deeply convinced about this. It's going to be amazing having a tattoo which will remind me Neena. I'll be calmer just looking at it.
Ankit is my savior, haha.

This is a Mandala, for instance:






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Bueno, aquí voy ...

THE LAB: SMOOTHIE & JUICE BAR (freelance)
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29 de marzo: Reunión con The Lab. Me dan una gran noticia! vamos a trabajar juntos en las campañas de marketing. Super guay!

SOLITY COMPANY (freelance)
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28 de marzo: Conozco a Israel en Cuba Dupa (un festival artístico y cultural, en la calle, super chachi). Él es el director gerente de la empresa Solity. Le mostré mis cosas en la calle, in situ y le encantó. El acuerdo fue enviarle una muestra de cómo sería un folleto corporativo de su empresa, en dos días y luego veríamos. Así lo hice, y le encantó, así que vamos a trabajar juntos en algún material corporativo para la empresa. Ya estoy trabajando en la versión final del folleto (primer paso).

GUSTAINE (freelance)
Euan, el chico que me atendió en la primera imprenta con la que me puse en contacto, me envió un correo electrónico para hablarme sobre un posible curro, ya que había dejado mis tarjetas de visita allí, el único sitio donde las dejé por cierto. Así que al final, le dio una de mis tarjetas de visita a la persona que necesitaba mis servicios y me contactó. Neel y yo tuvimos una reunión y ahora estoy trabajando en un folleto corporativo para presentar a su empresa, que será una herramienta potente para poner en marcha el negocio.

BHAKTI LOUNGE EXCHANGE (exchange)
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29 de marzo, la gerente del BL me ofrece la oportunidad de quedarme en el centro, así que sigo trabajando como diseñadora gráfica a cambio de alojamiento y comida (lo que me permite ahorrar casi $ 300 / semana). Puedo ir a clases de yoga y aprender meditación, pero no tengo tiempo! Tengo que encontrar un equilibrio para aprovechar esta oportunidad. Pues eso, que vivo en una comunidad Hare Krishna, super interesante!


WEARERS JEWELLERY ASSOCIATION (exchange)
Tengo que rescatar este proyecto en el que estoy trabajando con mi amiga Gemma (una kiwi emprendedora, que va a poner en marcha un negocio de gran alcance por sí misma! Emocionante!).

+ Cosas:

CERTIFICADO DE INGLÉS
Estoy pensando en conseguir el certificado IELST así que tengo que organizar mi horario para hacer esto. SUPER importante! Voy a echar un vistazo en Internet para saber cuáles son las escuelas de idiomas y precios.

ANKIT
Él es un muy buen amigo que me ofrece una habitación en su apartamento, por ahora estoy haciendo el intercambio. Pero si veo que no puedo manejar el tiempo, me cambio a su piso que está muy cerca del Bhakti Lounge y de todo en el centro de la ciudad.
Aparte de esto, él me anima y ayuda con todo! Es genial! superamable, supertodo! y desde mi punto de vista guapete! Es mi salvador! 

LUISA, NEENA, ANKIT
Me recuerdan lo guay que es la amistad.
Luisa es de todas partes jaja, ella es una chica loca y divertida con la que tengo mucho en común. Doble nacionalidad franco-española, experiencia en marketing (vamos a trabajar juntas para el Bhakti Lounge) y ella tiene un montón de proyectos que poner en marcha en el futuro próximo. Realmente me gustaría trabajar con esta increíble chica!
Neena es mi amiga pacífica, de la India, residente en New York en los últimos años. La amo. Estoy pensando en visitarla en la India, (Ankit! Llevarme allí!). Me encanta sólo verla. El hecho de saber que ella está cerca, me hace estar más tranquila. Cuando me haga el tatuaje, me voy a hacer un Mandala, sólo porque Neena me lo dijo! Estoy profundamente convencida de esto. Va a ser increíble tener un tatuaje que me recuerde Neena. Estaré más tranquila con sólo observarlo.

Ankit es mi salvador, jaja.





domingo, 15 de marzo de 2015

Windy Welly (Spanglish)


THE CITY, THE WEATHER
Wellington is an awesome artistic and cultural small city with a big reputation! You can find any piece of art in the street, a wall, a sculpture, a house, a street performance, it's really cool! However, it's one of the most windy places in the world, hehe. People call it Windy Welly. I've just seen a small storm of wind+rain, but I was safe and sound on the other side of the windows of the Victoria University. Another funny point is that if you want to walk to arrive to any place, you have to go up all the time, haha, like if you were climbing the Teide! The city is formed by too many hills, it's crazy!















1) WHERE DO I LIVE? WHO WITH?
I live with two amazing kiwi-guys, I told about them in another post. They are Gemma&Dan Miller. She is jewellery maker and he is primary school teacher. They have helped and encouraged me a lot with everything (job advices, English, ...). 








2) ACCOMMODATION: EXCHANGE I
I'm doing a symbolic exchange with Gemma Miller. It's about sleeping in the couch, hehe, in exchange to assisting to her with the graphic design needs for her project as a founder from a really interesting association for jewellery makers and students, apart from her personal visual identity, in exchange to . It's amazing, I'm really excited to discover how the project will go! We do meeting at the kitchen, hehe, performing our roles, which is really cool for my improvement and practice with customers.





2) YOGA + VEGETARIAN DINNERS + TUPPERWARES FOR LUNCH: EXCHANGE II
I got an exchange with a yoga centre, which is about assisting with graphic design stuff (posters, etc.) in exchange of yoga + vegetarian dinners + tuppers full of food to take away (have a look to the delicious food). This is amazing because I don't spend money in food (just breakfast). Here, food is too expensive! The yoga centre is Bhakti Lounge, which is sponsored by Hare Krishna and there are too many nice volunteers around, people from different countries. That's amazing...cool atmosphere, cool environment.
Apart from this, I have recently started to practice meditation by myself, so I'll be fine! The new Rosa is coming, haha.



3) THE LAB
I keep in touch with a cool place at the Victoria university called The Lab, where you can have healthy noodles, salads, cold press juices and coffees. I have designed some promotion cards for them and hopefully we will work together on the marketing campaigns next April. 




4) MY ONLINE PORTFOLIO
I have launched my online portfolio: www.rosasantanadesign.com and printed my business cards, apart from updated my f------- curriculum, haha, it took so much time!. I have applied for some jobs, but not too much, because I need to get the stuff ready first, instead of sending the links without contents, as I already did and the result wasn't good.






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LA CIUDAD, EL TIEMPO

Wellington es una pequeña ciudad artística y cultural impresionante con una gran reputación! Puedes encontrar cualquier pieza de arte en la calle, una pared, una escultura, una casa, una actuación en la calle, es realmente genial! Lo negativo, según cuentan, es que es uno de los lugares más ventosos del mundo, jeje. La gente la llama Windy Welly, "Welly ventoso" o algo así. Yo solo he presenciado una pequeña tormenta de agua y lluvia, pero estaba sana y salva al otro lado de las ventanas de la universidad de Victoria. Otro punto curioso es que si quieres caminar para llegar a cualquier lugar,tienes que subir todo el tiempo, jaja, como si estuvieras subiendo el Teide! La ciudad está formada por muchas colinas, es una locura!



1) ¿DÓNDE VIVO? ¿CON QUIÉN?

Vivo con dos kiwis (nativos) increíbles, he hablado de ellos en otro post. Son Gemma & Dan Miller. Ella es diseñadora de joyas y él es profesor de primaria. Me han ayudado y me ha animado mucho con todo (consejos de empleo, inglés, ...).



2) ALOJAMIENTO: INTERCAMBIO I

Estoy haciendo un intercambio simbólico con Gemma Miller, el cual se trata  dormir en el sofá, a cambio de ayudarle con las necesidades referentes a diseño gráfico que pueda tener su proyecto, en el que será fundadora de una asociación muy interesante para los fabricantes de joyas y estudiantes, además de su identidad visual personal. Es increíble, estoy muy emocionada por descubrir cómo irá el proyecto! Voy a practicar mis habilidades con calma y mucho gusto, y en inglés! Hacemos reuniones en la cocina, y nos metemos en el papel, por lo que es genial para mi práctica con los clientes.



2) YOGA + CENAS VEGETARIANAS + tuppers con almuerzo para llevar (jaja): INTERCAMBIO II
Hago un intercambio con un centro de yoga, que se trata de ayudar con el diseño gráfico (carteles, etc.) a cambio de yoga + cenas vegetarianas + tuppers llenos de comida para llevar (echar un vistazo a la deliciosa comida). Esto es un puntazo! porque no gasto dinero en comida (sólo desayunos). Aquí, la comida es hiper cara! El centro de yoga es el Bhakti Lounge, que es patrocinado por Hare Krishna y hay una pasada de voluntarios geniales,  gente de diferentes países. Es increíble ... un ambiente y atmósferas inmejorables.
Aparte de esto, he empezado a practicar la meditación por mí misma, así que pronto veremos a la nueva Rosa.

3) THE LAB
Me mantengo en contacto con un lugar muy cool en la universidad de Victoria llamado The Lab, donde puedes tomar comida muy saludable como fideos, ensaladas, zumos y cafés. He diseñado algunas tarjetas de promoción para ellos y espero que podamos trabajar juntos en las campañas de marketing el próximo abril.

4) MI PORTFOLIO ONLINE
He lanzado mi portfolio online: www.rosasantanadesign.com e impreso mis tarjetas de visita, además de actualizado mi p--- currículo, jaja, me llevó una pasada de tiempo!. He solicitado online algún trabajo, pero no demasiado, porque tengo que tener listas las cosas primero, en lugar de enviar links sin contenido, como ya hice, y no salió bien, jaja.



lunes, 9 de febrero de 2015

FINE! (multa!)

9TH of FEB 2015

Today at 7am we've been woken up for a officer who knocked one of the car doors behind! 

Why?
TO GIVE US A FINE!! haha!

$200 - it's not allowed to sleep in the car anywhere. (We knew it)

The officer was really cool. 
He told us that how to avoid to pay the fine...
So we went to the district council to write a claim saying that "we had to park last night there because we were too tired to drive" and if we are lucky enough we won't pay. We will receive an email in two weeks. 

At the council they gave us a present as a compensation for receiving the fine! 
Crazy!!!

Here you are superCAROLINE, my trip-mate, personal teacher, personal driver....with the fine and the present...hehe...



domingo, 8 de febrero de 2015

Coromandel Peninsula (updating)


8TH of FEB 2015


Yay!
We are in Coromandel Peninsula! 

We left Auckland at 04.30pm.

I spent the whole day in the library making the resume (CV).
SuperCaro bought enough vegetables and fruits for a couple of days. After library we met to buy some stuff more! Water, bread, ....

We are planning to apply for a job related to fruit-picking (kiwis maybe...) in Tauranga to get the money that we have spent back!

Sunset of welcome!




 



domingo, 25 de enero de 2015

Caroline...my boarding pass for the road trip!


After 10 days in NZ...the road trip starts!

Caroline is a really nice French girl. I met her on my second day here, and we decided to travel together! how easy! hehe.
She's been in Australia for 2 years, and in so many different places around the world...She's a very practical girl!

She had bought a car already, so she is like my "host van driver"....



The plan would be sharing expenses and travelling together until our ways separate...if it happens.

She has become my personal teacher, she's teaching me a lot of vocabulary! expressions!  She even just corrected this post!!

Travelling with her will allow me to practise English all the time.
It's really cool! I've learnt a lot in just one week! I'm taking notes and reviewing the spelling on my pocket dictionary.


It has been a really amazing week in Auckland. I've made a lot of friends in the hostels! people who since now I'm going to keep in touch with!

Yesterday we said goodbye to Auckland by having fun at the Xavier Rudd's concert. It was really really cool!



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Después de 10 días en Nueva Zelanda ... el "viaje en carretera" comienza!

Caroline es una chica muy agradable. La conocí el segundo día de estar aquí, y decidimos viajar juntas! que fácil! jeje.
Ha estado en Australia durante 2 años, y en muchos lugares diferentes por el mundo ... Es una chica super práctica!

Ella ya había comprado un coche, así que es como mi "anfitriona de furgoneta" ...
El plan sería compartir los gastos y viajar juntas hasta que nuestros caminos se separen ... si sucede.

Se ha convertido en mi profesora personal, me está enseñando muchísimo vocabulario.
Viajar con ella, me permitirá practical  Inglés todo el tiempo.
Es genial! He aprendido muchísimo en tan sólo una semana! Estoy tomando notas y revisando la ortografía en mi diccionario de bolsillo! parezco una loca! (más si cabe) Pronuncio en voz alta las palabras una y otta vez.

Ha sido una semana realmente increíble en Auckland. He hecho un montón de amigos en los albergues! personas con las que desde ya voy a mantener el contacto!

Ayer nos despedimos de Auckland pasándolo genial en el concierto de Xavier Rudd. Fue muy, muy guay!

Carlos Winter, Manu & Yanina

Last week I met super Carlos Winter! Friend and neighbor from Mesa y López, haha, Canary Islands, Spain. He was planning to stay in Auckland for a couple of days to fix his car so it was perfect to share good times together! 

Carlos is a person who really worths to meet! I always enjoy a lot with him!

So... I met Yanina and Manu through Carlos, and it has been one of the most amazing things that happened to me! 

Yanina is a really hot girl from Argentina! She is really nice and hilarious! Lovely!!!

Manu is awesome, I would say in Spanish that he is over the average haha!! He's a special boy who can rule the world around you making it funnier, more positive!!!

I've had really fun with these crazy people! We were in Piha Beach, Karekare Beach, Takapuna Beach, Devon Beach (?), ...we learnt to dance haka haka  trough some Maori guys who came up to us in the beach! 

I'll keep in touch with Carlos, Manu and Yani and that's really cool!

(Photos)

Checklist: what I would like to do in NZ

Get an English certificate.

Avoid Spanish people, improving my English as much I can (sorry!)

Learn to dance haka haka.

Make a Maori tattoo.

Launch my own website (online portfolio).

Do networking.

Practicing surf.

Trying snow board.


Gemma & Dan, and Rebecca

 Gemma & Dan (kiwis) 

- By the way: KIWI means "from New Zealand".
- I met them on 23th, one day after arriving to Auckland!
- Gemma & Dan are from here, they gave me a lot of information about the trip I'm planning about! 
- They told me that my English pronunciation is really good! so I'm really happy :D
- It was relatively easy for me understanding their kiwi pronunciation, so cool! i din't pick all the words, but we could keep a conversation perfectly, so little by little.


Dan, Gemma and Rebecca.



Nomad book shop? From Auckland! 







Rebecca. This sweet girl from England is really cool. It was a pleasure for me sharing almost a couple of days with her in the hostel. Hopefully I'll see her before she leaves NZ.

sábado, 24 de enero de 2015

Post aburrido: "Paperwork in record time (3H)" // Burocracia en tiempo récord, como en España jaja)

 23TH OF JANUARY, 2015



Second day in Auckland, I woke up at 6.45am!
I´m totally settled down!

I did all the paperwork in record time! 3H!
1)- Contract a new SIM card in SPARK store.
2)- Contract a new BANK account.
3)- Apply for an IRD number which allows me to work here.

1) There were some problems with the SIM card...first and second cards were wrong! but the assistant was really nice! and finally we got it, haha.

2) After getting the SIM card, I went to the bank and it as really easy! I asked the officer if she had been in Spain, her answer was: not yet..! really nice. I only needed the passport and a certificate from the hostel where appeared something like I was hosting there (I had asked for that paper before leaving the hostel in the morning).

3) The officer who attended me called Daniel, he seemed like the typical black man who goes to the church! haha!, in fact he told me..."oh, Rosa!...I met a Rosa when a went to India to do a religious course! I imagined him singing gospel in any church.
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22ene2015
Segundo día en Auckland, he madrugado! recuperada del jet lag! 6.45am en pie!
Bueno...conseguí hacer la burocracia en 3h, ya ves...como en España. 

1) Pillé una nueva tarjeta SIM para tener número kiwi (neozelandés), pero TENGO EL MISMO WHATSAPP people! 

2) luego fui al banco y genial, rapidito me abrieron una nueva cuenta, el miércoles recojo las tarjetas. Cool!

3) Por último fui a una oficina de correos donde solicité el número IRD para poder currar, y genial! incluso salí a hacer copias, y me equivoqué en una, al volver...el tipo, que además era un negrata, jaja, me la hizo y me contó que  había conocido a una ROSA en la India, jaja haciendo un curso religioso....me lo imaginé cantando gospel, no sé por qué...
Bueno, me dio su tarjeta personal con su email y todo por si tenía algún problema con la recepción del IRD, que tendré que llamar porque estaré en carretera, jeje. On the rooooaaaad!


jueves, 22 de enero de 2015

Ya estoy en Auckland!

Hi hi!
Ya estoy en Auckland, y muy guay, llegué como a las 12H, hora local al aeropuerto. Fue genial, ningún problema con el pasaporte, visado etc. en los controles, que ya venía yo asustada de que aquí son muy estrictos.  Pero genial! la primera pregunta que me hicieron fue: how are you? jaja, no me la esperaba. Y yo...pues tired tired....y el tipo...didn't you sleep on the plane?....bueno bueno...tan amigos! me preguntaron si llevaba comida o algo que declarar. Y entonces me pasó con otro revisor aún más simpático. Hablamos de mis medicinas  y de que llevaba chlorella que por supuesto él no tenía ni idea de lo que era, jaja..le expliqué...y bayas del goji...jaja...goji berries!
Me dijo oh Spain! mientras leía el passport...y le dije: yes! Canary Islands, second paradise after NZ, y sonrió jaja. El resto del día, me pillé un bus al centro, patee por un centro comercial donde comí shushi, aquí es barato!, luego fui a un café para pillar internet, y luego a dormir al hostal! que es una locura! duermo con 7 personas más, jaja! evidentemente no está todo muy ordenadito. En fin, creo que he dormido como 6/7 horas, no lo sé, jaja, aquí estoy son las 2am con los ojos como PLATES! Pero bueno, ya he preparado la mañana: gestiones con nueva SIM, nueva cuenta del banco, nuevo IRD (según google: Un número único emitido a los contribuyentes de Nueva Zelanda por Agencia Tributaria para realizar un seguimiento de resultados y aplicar los tipos impositivos adecuados).

A las 3pm voy a conocer  a Dan, Gemma y Rebecca, con Los que me ha puesto en contacto mi amiga Celia (Lanjarón).

Este finde veré a Carlos Winter (amiguete canario) y a Tony Moon! (amigo común con compa del curro: Sara).


Lovely Newton Lodge Hostel!




With Tony Moon! Really cool!


Awesome kiwi People: Dan & Gemma
And Sweet Rebecca (from England).




From the plane BCN-Singapore (12H)

20jan2015
My watch sets 11:36am, haha, no idea in which one part of the sky we are, the sun is over there.
I've eaten something delicious...as I thought. Indian meal that I selected, amazing!
I'm watching a musical documentary on the seat-screen, it's wonderful!...its title is Sound City...directed by Dave Grohl. Yeah!
I'm practising the David's advices! I'm trying to be focused on HERE & NOW, and if I forget it, I just breath and breath and breath until I recover that state...more peaceful.
By the way! Flying assistants from Singapore are really beautiful.
Freedom feeling.
This chili-choku-chai tea I'm having is fucking amazing!
Thanks David Celia from the air!





Awesome days in Lanjarón

Awesome days in Lanjarón
From 12th to 19th of January, 2015

I'm wrote this post in the plane from Granada to BCN.




This family is like my second family. I met them last summer (2014), through Javi and Judith (common friends). J&J had the idea to family and me do a beautiful exchange which was accomodation+food+English immersion exchange to my collaboration with the design of several stuff for their project as the logotype, the website, the fanpage on FB and different printed material as a presentation card, a flyer, etc.. What's the project about? It's one of the most beautiful projects I've worked for: ORGANIC ENGLISH: (copying from FB or website). You can visit the website which was recently launched!
What about they?
They are amazing people who worth to meet. I've learnt a lot of positive and things from them.
David is a really ZEN boy! just being close to him is pure relax. You can learn to breath and being focused on the present moment. Things I find really difficult and I had never practiced. He's got a lot of knowledge you would appreciate a lot.
Celia is able to be everywhere for everybody. She's got a lot of energy to do a lot of stuff, she's got information to share with you about several themes. She's Spanish and can speak German really good! and six languages more!
David and Celia have travelled a lot and they love sharing stories with you as well.
I've felt I was as a member of the family and I feel really lucky to keep an amazing relationship with them.
The project is keeping on!
I recommend you that take a deep breath of pure air with this family and reset all your good feelings. The effect is for a long time. It really worths.


Alma Blossom. This beautiful child with big cheeks is Alma Blossom and she's a really amazing. She can speak two languages perfectly as her age allows her. I enjoy too much taking photos of her, she's really SUPERcute.


Rowen. This SUPERMEGAcute baby is Rowen. Just observing her is a gift. She only looks at you and smiles. She reminds you that you can be happy just with a bit.


All the meals are scrumptious! (although David told me this word isn't useful hehe, but we enjoyed saying that during the lunch dinners). Organic food, really healthy and tasty.







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The "ghost airport" of Granada
Just saying that this airport is really funny. When I arrived, I only saw two people in every place, two people over the counters, two people over the control zone, and two passengers over the boarding gates!!! haha, cool!