Well hello there!

Check out my new website where I have started to get my sh*t together and focus on the things I love and wish to share with you.

Going forward I will be posting random stuff that I create like pixelart and comic book, retro gaming and wrestling fandom related material, as well as original videos and short films. (don’t worry I am still Latino and will also be sharing stuff related!)

I’m gonna try really hard to create something outta nothing! So as a little re-opening gift take a look at the first of many #pixelmania installment, what better way to start with iconic TV show personalities, 4 of my personal favourites! No need for introductions…

Stay tuned!

RAFA |:|)



South American Australians making history.

In less than one week two Central and South American nations will make their Rugby League debut in Australia!

El Salvador VS Chile promises to be a history event.

We had the opportunity to interview Latin Heat and Chile Co-Captain on our last encounter:

The June 11 International Rugby League Fiesta will feature Chile v El Salvador, Colombia v Ecuador, and Peru v Uruguay at Henson Park, Newtown, Sydney.

The 12.50pm clash between Chile and El Salvador will be the first time two Latino sides have competed in a full 13-on-13, 80-minute contest.

In the early games (from 11am), Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Uruguay will face off in a series of seven-a-side and nine-a-side matches.

Enjoy Chilean dancers at halftime and authentic Salvadoran food courtesy of Raza Central food truck.

Flags, jerseys and other national merchandise available for purchase on the day.

Tickets are $10 via

The efforts of the 100% volunteer-run Latin Heat Rugby League are supported by Guzman y Gomez Mexican Taquerias, S.H.I.E.L.D Security, Tattoo Tears,, Jani-King Cleaning,, Rugby League Team Manager 2015 computer game, Retrocom Digital TV Specialists, Colombianos en Brisbane, Link Australia Student Services, Raw Juicery, SEMCAR Mechanics, Lichtnauer and Associates Accountants, Cabramatta Ink, Majestic Property Maintenance, and Darkside Studio Photography.

Official charities supported are Amnesty International, Live To Give Projects and Red Cross Ecuador Earthquake Appeal.
For more info visit Home of South Amercian footy and partner of The Shell Shock Network.

PICK A SIDE! #TeamBlue #YoSoyAzul

Starting from square one…

Life is like a board game at times, we have good streaks and then all of the sudden like ‘Snakes and Ladders‘ we step into the wrong square and end up where we started.

That’s when we have to take a moment to first of all not give up and re-think our strategy.

Giving up is easy, sitting on nothing and wasting time is even easier.

That’s when we have to value our selves, remember our morals and values. That’s when we have to pull out the ‘Life Emergency Kit’ (whatever that is for you) and put it to good use. Mending our cuts, repairing our brakes, rebuilding.
Remembering why we chose to play the game of LIFE in the first place and sticking to our plans with slight or big adjustments made.

I believe Social Media can be dangerous to someone with low self-esteem or anxiety/depression problems, as we live double lives in it, we feel like our friends (hundreds of them) are constantly watching us and that we cannot ever slip!
But if we just took the time to look, we could see each other in the same boat. Maybe all it would take is a simple question #RUOK?, besides games are better when you are playing with friends.
Social Media makes us anti-social in real life if we don’t know how to use it, if we don’t know when to turn the smart device off and live our REAL LIVES…

When all else fails, it doesn’t hurt to step back and take a look, take a break as long as it takes, do what makes you happy – pull your self together and roll the dice again because there’s a WIN there for everyone.


International Exposure

It’s always a great feeling of accomplishment when you know you have reached the right audience.

This morning The Shell Shock Network did just that, this time all the way to the other side of the world!
My friend and fellow South American Kevin Mac was the featured sports story on a Guyana cable TV news channel.

I feel proud to be part of the team you see playing and the ones you don’t who work just as hard as  those behind the scenes, who make everything possible and preserve the memories.
We all work for the same thing, we believe in the same message.
Today we were heard all over Georgetown!

You can watch the full video below and on the Latin Heat YouTube Channel.

Please LIKE Newsroom Guyana on Facebook!

RAFA |:|)

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