By Oscar Rangel
In many occasions, events carried out in our city go unnoticed for weeks and months and years. Some of you don’t notice it but it’s impressive – at least for me – the number of social events, conventions, workshops, festivals, concerts and performances held every week.
Last year I had the opportunity to attend a social event in Playas de Tijuana, honestly I didn’t know the event was taking place at that time, for it was mere coincidence that I arrived. There were a lot of people in it so I decided to see what it was about.
The event was “Tijuana on the Beach Fest”. It consisted of art, sport and culture activities of the Tijuana-San Diego border region. I had the opportunity to spectate a very good DJ concert. I noticed that these events attract a lot of tourism and local competitors.
I investigated the next date for the event, which will take place July 24 thru the 27th at 6:00 PM. This will be the 7th “Tijuana on the Beach Festival” and will have 3 pavilions divided in gastronomic, commercial and industrial and services.
For the sport enthusiast, there will be an exhibition surf contest, bike tour, athletic competition, volleyball, skateboarding, among others. Those looking for a more family environment, the event will host a sand castle competition, body board, cars and motorcycle exhibition, as well as an of art and cultural expo. You will find a gastronomic area with 57 different chefs offering dishes for your palate.
The event takes place on the Playas de Tijuana Boardwalk. The event expects more than 30 thousand attendees, entrance is free and activities are planned trough out the day, afternoon and evening. So now you know, if you want to enjoy a good time with your date or family “Tijuana on the Beach” is a good option; let us hope the weather is in our favor.
Kim Quezada Summer Trip
I would like to pre-empt and comment on one of the events, that without doubt has left many stories and memories, above all, that has made history in Kim Quezada each year; I’m talking about the long-awaited “KQA Summer Trip”.
For those who haven’t had the opportunity to attend, this is an event in which you can express your talents and skills in various dynamics; Last year theme was “The Circus”.
The main idea is to spend a pleasant time in the company of our colleagues and friends, as well as to promote participation and team work. There are lots of new people and it is expected to be full of energy and very dynamic, the only thing I can add is, good luck to all teams and may the best team win.
By Luis Aldape
Good day my esteem fellow , this occasion I chose to interview Accountant Elias Quezada, and get to know a little about his beginnings in the accounting profession. Without further preamble I share with you his story.
Accountant Elias Quezada (whose full name is Jose Elias Quezada Garcia) was born in a village called Etchojoa, Sonora. He studied finished high school at the Cbtis 65, which is located in a neighboring town (8 kilometers) to Huatabampo.
He wanted to study Public Accounting due to the fact that in the village where he grew up is mainly an agricultural town. His dad was a truck driver and had a small truck in which he worked. Accountant Elias, felt attracted to be “Truck Driver”, but his father wouldn’t let him get at the wheel to promote him to study and convincing hit that to study for a better life. In high school, he started working for at his hometown Town Hall and it was there, where he began to have contact with office work. He chose an accounting technical career (by persuasions), began to admire young teachers already working in banks or companies in the area. He saw that it was a career of little investment (cheap books), and that gave the flexibility of being able to work and study so that’s why he chose this exciting profession.
As a student, he was always in the grid. Demanded teachers for better classes and sat at the front of the classroom. He was a member of the school board and always the protagonist demanding better teachers and more responsible.
In Tijuana, (in his first semester at the University), he began to look for a job, but he could not give any personal references, because he didn’t know anyone, so first, began in Rosarito working on weekends, cleaning and arranging pots in a “Mexican Curios” store. After a couple of months, he got a job as an “Accounting Assistant” for a family member. He wanted more and began working with a small businessman who sold office furniture and ran a gas station; however this being a very irregular business he decided to seek a job in a more formal company. He got hired in Mexican Waterproofing Company (COMISA). General manager Mr. José Ramón Romero hired him oddly enough today a client of our firm. It was there where he began to cement his accounting basis and professional development.
When he graduated from University, he applied at KPMG. There he met Accountant Carlos Kim, who already had six months in the firm. PA Elias worked at KPMG for approximately two and a half years, before he decided start something of his own. Seven years running a small office, he invited PA Carlos Kim, so in 1997 both began a long journey called “Kim Quezada and Associates S. C.”. What prompted him to team up with the PA Carlos Kim is that he knew that both their intelligence and talent, combined with their skills, both could achieve something big based on their very similar ethical and moral foundations.
His hobbies include “Outdoor Living”. Big fan of campers and really enjoys outdoor activities. Also shares a passion for cars. All of this in the company of his beautiful family conformed by his wife, and their three children.
Finally, he didn’t want to waste the opportunity to send a message to the new generations, which is: “Learn as much as you can while you’re young, especially while you’re studying. Choose a place to work where there are ethical and solid moral foundations, an institutional place of work, where you can find respect and mutual support. Always have career goals that can be measured in a medium-term. Being consistent in what you do and plan, will lead you to reap the benefits without you realizing it.
It’s very important that you learn how to deal with the number one threat these days: Social Networks. Stay away from them and use them intelligently, use them measuredly and don’t let it become a bad habit and kidnap you and your families.
He would like to invite all of you and accounting professionals general, to consistently and permanently prepare and study. Give your knowledge time to mature and keep learning so that at the end helps you reach your planned goal. Always put God in everything you undertake, put your anxieties and problems in his hands.”
Surfing the Web
By Brizeyda Rojo
“Capptura” is an app that takes photos or video with your mobile phones front camera whenever someone tries to unblock it or tries to change the SIM Card. The app sends the picture or video to your email account alongside with the GPS location of it.
This helps you to find your phone if stolen and recognize the thief. It’s easy to configure and compatible with Google Nexus 7
If you don’t have an internet connection in the moment of the theft, the app saves the image or video and sends it as soon as it has an internet connection. Capptura habilitates data and turns on your wifi antenna so it can send the email with the location. Once it sends the information the data connection deactivates. The app doesn’t activate Roaming.
Another feature the app includes is that it turns off “Airplane Mode”. If someone tries to access your mobile phone and its on “Airplane Mode”, Capptura deactivates it and access data to send you the GPS information and picture or video. Phones with Android OS its available for version 4.2 or higher.
Recommendations of the month
By Yazmine Mafud
In your mark, get set…. GO!!! Opening Day at Del Mar is almost here, season starts on July 16 and ends on September 7th.
The season starts with a big Summer Party, average assistance is in the 40 thousand, Inauguration party includes horses, fashion show and the traditional hat competition, with hundreds of participants where the most elegant and eccentric and fun outfits are recognized and admired.
A part from watching the best horses in the world race on a daily basis, it’s a tradition dating since 1937 and its good reason to enjoy the concerts, special events gifts and VIP parties.
Among the best options for entertainment during the summer, the concert lineup includes DJ Paul Oakenfold, Reggae bands like Steel Pulse, Pepper and the son of the Reggae Legend Ziggy Marley.
For the Beer Lovers out there, 2 Beer Festivals are scheduled, the first one on July 25 and the second one on the 29th of August. If you are a Donut Fanatic, every Saturday starting on July 18, you can enjoy the classic “Donut Day”.
Horse Racing fans can make their best bet and enjoy the spectacle of one of the biggest and very prestigious races on the “25th edition of the Million Dollar TVG Pacific Classic” being held this next August 22nd. The race will get together a great lineup of horses on Del Mar’s new dirt track, and an excellent opportunity to enjoy a great time with family or friends.
The date set on the track where the Del Mar Fair is also hosted, is from Wednesday to Sunday starting at 2:00 pm and Fridays at 4:00 pm during the summer. Autumn season races are Thursdays to Sundays starting at 12.30 pm except Thanksgiving Thursday, in which activity starts at 11:00 am.
Did you know?
Did you know …?
A good sense of humor keeps reporting great benefits in humans. Here is another reason to find the bright side of things. A study published by Chambers & Payne shows that funny things are easier to remember.
Don’t you think a good sense of humor is worth it?
Did you know the Giant Squid has 3 hearts?
Its main heart pumps blood to its full body and 2 other smaller ones, located on it sides, help gills. The blue color of its blood is due to the use of hemocyanin instead of hemoglobin as a transporter molecule of oxygen. Hemocyanin contains copper instead of iron, ergo the blue blood.
Did you know that physical inactivity is as lethal as smoking tobacco?
1 out of 10 deaths registered in the whole world is caused by sedentary lifestyle. An article from “The Lancet” Magazine published the opinion from various researchers and they all confirm the death ratio is the same of tobacco consumption.
Did you know, that most expensive guitar so far was sold for 2.7 Million USD?
In 2004, tragedy struck in the form of a fiercely destructive tsunami, affecting several nations in the Indian Ocean. To help raise money for relief efforts, a signed Fender Strat was auctioned off—and it wasn’t signed by just anybody. This guitar features the signatures of sheer legends: Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Mick Jagger, Ronnie Wood, Brian May, David Gilmour, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Mark Knopfler, Pete Townshend, Tony Iommi, Angus Young, Malcolm Young, Sting, Ritchie Blackmore, the members of Def Leppard, Bryan Adams, Liam Gallagher, and Paul McCartney. The guitar raised ALMOST $3m for Reach Out to Asia, a charity formed to help victims of the tsunami.