Ritchie Valens

I saw several Personal Creations doormats that reminded me of Ritchie Valens because a family friend of mine loved Ritchie Valens and had doormats made for his cottage and house with Rock Stars – Ritchie Valens  & Buddy Holly on it – and La Bamba – recorded by Ritchie Valens before he died of a plane crash at a very young age of 17.  It was a tragedy of course – for Ritchie Valens career lasted for a short 8 months – but till today – the La Bamba is still remembered and sung by many.  I cannot helped but wonder if he had lived – how famous would he and Holly be.   But at least – he is remembered by many – who were crazy about him – enough to put his pictures and name and his history on memorabilia even on doormats.

Guadalupe Arizpe De La Vega

Humbled by this 74 years old grandmother – I had to tell you about her.  In the world where danger is not a stranger to her – she still insist on doing what she most people would turn and run as fast as they can – traveling to the dangerous part of Mexico daily and helping people in the health center she helped build some 30 yrs ago.  She visits patients regularly and is very active with running the health center and also financially supports its.  Saving lives and a passion for helping the sick – to health and educating the women folks enriches her life – she said.

Carlos Slim Helu & family

The second-richest man in the world this year; even richer than Microsoft’s Bill Gates, at least for now,   Everyone knows who Bill Gates is . .but who is Carlos Slim Helu..??   A self made man too, in the telecommunication business, a wireless telephone company, Carlos Slim Helu is the son of a Lebanese immigrant, he made his first fortune in 1990 when he bought and fixed line operator Telfonos de Mexico in a privatization.  In December, America Movil struck a deal with Yahoo to provide mobile Web services to 16 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. A widower and father of six, Slim is a baseball fan and art collector. He keeps his art collection in Mexico City’s Museo Soumaya, which he named after his late wife. In recent years, he has donated close to $7 billion worth of cash and stock to fund education and health projects, and to the revitalization of Mexico City’s downtown historical district.