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My way

I like listening music while readingย and writing. Press play (if you will)ย as garnish ๐Ÿ™‚

I wanted to post this yesterday, but you know, shit happens. Am I late? Time is relative, someone famous said once ๐Ÿ™‚

Blogging is something new for me. There is no “about me” on purpose (or phobia?). Anyway, Iยดve read a lot about all of you, and I felt weยดre not even. So here it is, my unexpected little autobiography. No filters or poetic licenses, I hope youยดll enjoy it.

I was born in 1978 in a seaside spanish town. Since the 80ยดs we are the first point of entry of drugs in Europe. A real drug Lady taught me to read and write. Add and subtract. Youยดre right, she owned the kindergarten. Obviously, I found “the drug thing” much later.

I was very shy. My mother forced me to go out to play with other kids. My teachers often called home because I didnยดt socialize. I had asthma and allergies to all kind of things, I preferred reading ๐Ÿ™‚

LiceoSo, team sports was my first hard subjet.

Thanks, Dr. Naismithย for this beautiful one.

I quit from organized basketball at 13. I have problems with all kind of authority. Or all kind of authority have problems with me.

Streetball was much better for me.

When I was 17 I started lifting weights. I got two bad back injuries before 21. Did I care? Three years later…

Con Silvio Samuel

Silvio Samuel: Mr Olympia (98kgs), Chape: College parties king (82kgs). After this photo, Silvio went to the USA

I went to overtraining ๐Ÿ™‚

I continued training others but I didnยดt lift a dumbbell in a couple of years. This is what was left

Con Tito Gutierrez

That was my shop. He is my friend Tito, great canoeist and better firefighter.

But sports were only a subjet. Training is a way of living. I studied philosophy. And sociology later. I told you, I like reading ๐Ÿ™‚

On my last year, at last, I had something to say. I wrote two thesis to close my academic chapter.


Translated: “A moral philosophical approach to the consumption of psychoactive substances” and “Business ethics in the neoliberal economy”. WOW, almost ten years ago!

I love travelling. Amsterdam is my favourite place to recharge batteries. Why? Amsterdam is freedom, art, music, endless streetmarkets, an unexpected love story turning every single corner, charming waiters with amazing conversations and always that “goodbye phrase”: Have a nice day, enjoy! Yes, Iยดm in love with… one city ๐Ÿ˜€

Amsterdam canal

I also love pets. Let me introduce you Wilma, Face, and Twitter. Belive it or not, the three of them are there!

Wilma, face and twitter

But I must admit, she is my queen, Ari


Because of the allergies I couldnยดt have pets until I was 25. I was missing a lot of love! Allergy stay wherever you are, please.

End of chapter 1 ๐Ÿ™‚

61 thoughts on “My way

  1. I wanted to post this yesterday, but you know, shit happens. Am I late? Time is relative, someone famous said once ๐Ÿ™‚ HAHAHA! So you DO understand why I haven’t gotten to that award yet huh! LOL! Love it! Thanks for sharing your BIO with us!! I look forward to Part 2:) Light and Love, Shona

    1. Yes, I do ๐Ÿ™‚ I think I told you “take it easy” ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thank you for your kind and funny comment. Next week, next chapter. Same bat-hour at same bat-channel ๐Ÿ˜€ I’m working on something about buddhas, I hope you’ll enjoy too ๐Ÿ™‚ Big hug, David

  2. Reblogged this on Dream Big, Dream Often and commented:
    This is a new blog I’m following: Chape Personal Trainer!!

  3. This was a fun post, I look forward to the next.

    1. Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. My pets are my best friends. As a kid, I was bullied and have struggled making friends ever since. I understand your loneliness. I have found writing to be my outlet. A way of connecting with others, without connecting. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thank you for your sympathy. I was never bullied, that’s the truth. And I must say it was hard, or I learned the hard way, but I’m not shy anymore. I can’t say that for respect to people who is shy. I have my insecurities, but I put on my best smile and don’t think twice. I’m very happy that you liked my little bio, but happier for your comment. Thank you for make me feel accompanied ๐Ÿ™‚ Big hug, David

  5. I loved hearing about your life!! And I was listening to your music the entire way…nice touch ๐Ÿ™‚ Your writing seems very personable, I felt like I got to know YOU. That post was way better than an ABOUT page…or actually, could be your about page. My rescue mutt, Chazz is also my baby.

    1. Thank you so much, Danielle! Who needs a Monday Motivational Quote? WOW! I agree, it could be a good about page. But some curious bloggers asked for chapter two ๐Ÿ™‚ Weยดll see!! Big hug, David.

  6. Love Amsterdam too!

    1. Love to hear that! Iยดm sorry, I donยดt know why your comment ended into the spam folder ๐Ÿ™

  7. I wish I could write while listening to music but I end up slipping words of the song into the writing! Can be amusing at times lol x

    1. I need music almost for everything ๐Ÿ™‚ It helps me focus on whatever Iยดm doing LOL Big hug, David

  8. Great post and thank you for following my blog ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thanks, you are very kind ๐Ÿ™‚
      I enjoy your blog, a lot!
      Big hug, David

      1. you are lovely to say so

      2. Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ itยดs true ๐Ÿ˜€

      3. I am really enjoying yours. Glad you got your facebook back

      4. Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚
        Me too ๐Ÿ˜€
        Apparently, I can change my name if I get married ??? Whatยดs wrong with Fb??? Lol

      5. I often have wondered why I bother with Facebook, it normally just annoys me

      6. Really? Lol
        We are some ๐Ÿ™‚
        Whatยดs the option? G+?

      7. I have never gotten my head round google plus, I am just figuring out twitter

      8. You didnยดt miss a thing ๐Ÿ™‚
        Twitter is quite useful, despite all fake accounts ๐Ÿ˜€

      9. I am getting there with it ๐Ÿ™‚

      10. ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. […] would like to thank Adhi, the wordsmith from Calisthenics with Words and Chape for their kind […]

    1. Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Last time we met was not in a street basketball court but in a pub. I remember I though you were quite different form the guy I enjoyed every summer playing basketball with. You had changed a lot. That happened 10… 12… years ago?

    It’s been a great surprise to find you and see you doing so well. I’m really happy you found your way. I’m proud of you.

    Until we met again, keep it up you are doing great. Best!

    1. WOW! This is an AWARD!! Youยดve just made my Year, bro! What a wonderful surprise ๐Ÿ˜€
      You have no idea how much your words mean to me after all these years, my friend!
      Iยดve realized we were friends before cellphones… We have a lot to catch up!

  11. Hello Chape! I’ve seen your wise comments on several blogs that I cherish and I kept on meaning to stop in and see what you are about. But you beat me too it – fitter, stronger, faster no doubt ๐Ÿ˜‰ So, flattered as I am that you have followed my blog I hope not to disappoint mainly but I am also following you because I see so many things to like here. Not just the pets you understand. Though they too gorgeous. But also your philosophy, your back history and I can go on and on so I won’t but welcome to mine and I look forward to journeying with you and discovering more as time goes by. And getting advice too – that’s what I noticed first, by the way aeons ago on WBFM ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Hello, Fiona ๐Ÿ™‚
      I read your interview with Cameron this morning and I had to follow you! Your about page hooked me up, and the trees are magic. Iยดm sure I can learn a lot from you ๐Ÿ™‚
      Iยดm also flattered for kind words and your interest in my blog. All questions, suggestions, and comments are welcome ๐Ÿ™‚ Iยดll do my best!
      Pleased to meet you, David ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. The pleasure is mine, David! And I’m very pleased you enjoyed the interview and other stuff. I will be asking, don’t you worry. ๐Ÿ™‚

      2. I really did! I’m looking forward to reading your post and questions ๐Ÿ™‚
        Hugs, David

  12. Hi

    I have nominated you for an award, you can find the details here

    if you are award free please accept it as a shout out

    1. Thank you!!

      1. ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. […] that I trust to hold me accountable for my own failure or success, I was fortunate enough to get David from Chape Personal TrainerChape Personal Trainer to work me into shape! David has been awesome! He […]

  14. Hi

    Just to let you know I have given you a shout out here.

    Have a good week

    1. Thank you so much, Trina!
      Hugs, David

      1. Most welcome David ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Wow. Great to read this better version of about you as opposed to the one on your homepage ๐Ÿ˜‚. So we both studied philosophy ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„. Where’s chapter ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘??

    1. Thank you so much, Mary ๐Ÿ™‚
      You studied philosophy! Dear colleague, why did you do that? LOL
      Ethics department at Compostelaยดs University ๐Ÿ˜‰ What about you? Hugs

      1. Haha I was curious. I wanted to study business administration so bad from childhood, so much that when I told my dad I wanted philosophy, he asked me three times if I was sure. I wanted business administration because it was seen as professional and popular ๐Ÿ˜‚. Thank God it would have been a huge mistake. While reading through a Pre-Uni course advisory, I stumbled on philosophy and was wowed, I thought to myself that this was a course that thought like me ๐Ÿ˜. And baaam I fell for it. I did always get compliments that my mind was philosophical prior to that but I never thought I could actually study the course ๐Ÿ˜. And mine was the Philosophy Department under the Faculty of Arts at my state University(Ogun State) now called Olabisi Onabanjo Uni. Hugs.๐Ÿ˜

      2. Glad you didnยดt make that mistake ๐Ÿ™‚ I wanted to study computer engineering, haha!! Hugs ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. I loved this and the song is so cheerful! I’ve made use of your contact form. Drop me a line, if you’re so inclined. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thank you for sharing this, beautiful man.

    I admire the transformation in your body has taken in the past 18 years. Overtraining can be so brutal. I’m guilty of it myself. But you’ve leaned out and I hope you feel…..well, perfect. I think we always know when our bodies are just where they should be….there’s a zen quality in our mental outlook, as well as a fluid grace in our movements.

    With the form you show on your recent videos, I think you are there. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thank you, dear ๐Ÿ˜˜ I’ve just replied ๐Ÿ˜‰
      I don’t feel perfect, but I feel very good now. Trying to workout seriously again, but just for pleasure. For sure yoga gave me another perspective how to treat my body ๐Ÿ˜„

      1. Interesting. I’ve just been contemplating yoga. ๐Ÿ™‚ I will think of you when I do it.

      2. Very nice of you ๐Ÿ˜˜ but you have to focus on breathing ๐Ÿ˜Š

  17. haha……true. and thinking of you may distort my breathing! good looking out! ๐Ÿ˜

    1. May? No, no, for sure ๐Ÿ˜

      1. Ahh…..very well, then. ๐Ÿ™‚ Yes, thoughts of you will, indeed, change my breathing. ๐Ÿ˜‹ ๐Ÿ˜˜

        This may already be happening….haha.

      2. Mmmmm I’m flattered ๐Ÿ˜˜

      3. ๐Ÿ™‚ you should be.

        How was lunch, you? Delicious? Did you savor every bite?

      4. Yummy and spicy ๐Ÿ˜‰
        And indeed, I enjoyed every bite!!

      5. I’m so glad… ๐Ÿ™‚

      6. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  18. Good to know more about you ๐Ÿ™‚ Part Two, please?

    1. Thank you! I havenยดt written it yet ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. Will wait then, he he

      2. Thank you ๐Ÿ˜‡

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