The world cup first kick has eclipsed this event. But today (June 11, 2010) is the 100th anniversary of Jacques Cousteau birth. I think anyone will know who this controversial character (Jacques Cousteau) is so no need to explain; on the other hand, I would like to make a statement of what his legacy means to me:
“When I was a very young boy, Jacques Cousteau documentaries were my favorite show on TV. Nothing else, no cartoons or Disney movies captive my imagination more than his expeditions and discoveries. From that moment on I was wondered by what is found underwater.
Growing up in the ocean I was always wondered by being underwater. I remember I used to "dive" on my imagination under my desk at school. Fifteen years later I realized that I was pretending to use a CCR then. What for? Explore the underwater world, discover new things, go beyond…
Jacques Cousteau, even though I never met him, shaped who I am today and the way I have chosen to live. I’m quite happy with who I am, therefore I think a big
thank you Jacques
is in order.”
Jorge A. Mahauad