Chapín: At the Cybercafé

Chapín at the cybercafé

So now in this one, I’m at the internet café, and that white background is inside of the cybercafé. I’m listening to music because they lent me some headphones.

So you didn’t take any pictures of the cybercafé?

No, I forgot. There’s no picture of the cybercafé, but here, you can see a bit. I’m there. In a way, ever since I started using Facebook, I’ve never been disconnected.

Chapín: Haircut

This is when I’m cutting my hair. I was taking pictures of what I was doing that day. I cut my hair, and I was going to have a shower. This first picture is when I still have my hair long, and look how it changes. Now my hair is very short here.

Aquí es cuando me estoy cortando el pelo. Me estaba tomando fotos de lo que hacía ese día, y me corté el pelo. Me estaba preparando para tomar una ducha. La primera foto es cuando todavía tenía pelo largo, y mira cómo cambia. Ahora lo tengo corto. 

Chapín: Canadians Came in the Morning

group of Canadians

Well, this group, when I was talking with them yesterday, I told my story and I told them about my life. This is a group of Canadians that came in the morning. And so I told them my story. At first it was these two, this one and the other, they came and I was talking, and then all the others came as well. And I don’t know... my story is something normal. It’s what I’ve lived. But for them it’s so surprising to see that you have somebody next to you who shares all these things that happened to them, and who tells you all the things that have happened in their lives.

Chapín: Another Friend


And here I am with my other friend. I met her here. And I wanted a picture with her because I’m glad to see this person who helps me, and when you think that there’s nobody who will help you, there’s always people who will help you. If there’s a door that closes, you also have another door that opens. There’s always somebody willing to help you, and you can help others too.

Chapín: Basketball Court

outdoor basketball court

This is the basketball court… something that I’m a very big fan of. I play a lot of basketball. In Guatemala, I would wake up really early and play basketball. And then I would come back in the afternoon and play. Basketball was my passion. 

So you see this basketball court and…? 

Chapín: Nice Place for a Drink

outdoor basketball court

So here, I’m at Grupo Beta and there’s a basketball court and so I’m trying to remember some moments with my family and of my life, because it’s difficult to be away from family, but to know that I can move, and be in different places... for them to know that I’m in Mexico, and get to see all of this.

So does this picture remind you of family or what?

Chapín: A Piece of Art

The wall at night: It’s a piece of art

We are looking through the wall, and we can see the US and Mexico. This is such a beautiful scene for me. Looking at this, for me, is a work of art. Even though it is a bit dark, it’s a piece of art. This is something that I have not been able to see anywhere else. I’ll never see it again because I’ll be somewhere else.