About Me

I was born in Colombia, a country in northwestern South America. My country is the fourth biggest country in South America after Brazil, Argentina and Peru and the seventh one in the American Continent.

I was born sometime in 1973 in Cali, the main city and capital of the Valle del Cauca department in Colombia. My city is the second largest city in the country. The adjective for the people born in Cali is caleño. Here I did my primary studies. At age 16 I left the city to start my post secondary studies.

The next five years of my life were spent in Popayán, the capital of the Cauca department in Colombia. I had a very good time in this place, Popayán is well-know for its colonial architecture and its contributions to Colombian cultural and political life.


I studied Civil Engineering in the Cauca University and I graduated in 1995. Life was simple and I didn't have many worries. I worked as a waiter and tourist guide. During the last year I used to have a small business selling lotions and perfumes.


But life keeps going and I spent the next two years in Bogotá. This is the largest and most populous city in the country with a population over 8 million in the metropolitan area. Here I finished a Master in Construction Administration in the Andes University.


I had a hard time trying to find a job, I worked as an assistant in a structural engineering company, then as a construction management assistant for a big construction company. I ended working as a salesman and instructor with a Internet Service Provider. From los Andes University I got the option to start a career as a teacher -- something that I deeply love -- but to do so, I have to leave the country and learn English. Without too much money I decided to try my luck in Vancouver, Canada.


I arrived to Canada in December 7, 1997 and right away I started my English studies. The following month I had two tests and I didn't pass them. But I already started to fall in love with the city.


I decided to stay and I borrowed some money from my family to survive the first year. During that time I keep studying English by myself and I got a crappy computer that allowed me to polish my computer skills learned in Colombia.


In 1999 I was lucky enough to get a job in a rebar detailing company. I tried my luck in different things, including trying to open a small computer business shop, Spanish teaching and tourist guiding.


None of those things worked out for me and in December 2011 I got a job with a mining company. I do a little bit of everything and I am quite happy with what I do.

Canada has been good with me. I was able to find very good friends and I am very thankful for that. My life is nothing but simple and this web site shows that I don't want to miss anything from this wonderful place.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope that you can enjoy this website in the same way that I enjoy creating it for you.

Juan