segunda-feira, 30 de dezembro de 2013

Dreams and hopes...

Another year to come and as usually we start thinking about what we want to change and how much we would like to afford in the future. Inevitable we also think on what we went through this past year - good and bad things.
I believe I grew up a lot, specially in my inside - now I see the world and the people with different eyes. I still can't expected less than the best from people around me and myself and that might make me being disappointed too many times, but I'm working on that. More than ever I see how Life is passing fast - yes, I had the 30th birthday crisis - and that we loose a lot by thinking too much instead of making it happens. I lost a bit of my ingenuity and probably that is what scares me the most right now, because that means that I believe less in dreams and I have always believed in them as a start to achieve my purposes. But I keep trying to find ways to reach back the faith I used to have and that was the key to my stability in going through obstacles.
In another field I started to see that maybe it's time to stop thinking that my path has to be made alone and only after everything achieved I can allow someone else to come in - now I see it can be combined.
My family is still my biggest treasure in Life and at the same time a big part of my worries, but I guess that is a good thing. I acknowledge once more that I have great friends, true ones who are always with me side by side (metaphorically) and with whom I can count on in any circumstances.
I started the past year with one purpose and I accomplished - my international internship - it might not have been the way I thought but it brought me a really good experience and I met fabulous people - and even a fake family while I was there.
It was a though year and I lost somethings, some people, but I gained a lot too. In a specific way, I can see how lucky I am and for the year to come all I can wish is that everything keep going at least how it is or better. As usually I have made plans to change some aspects in my Life but this time with my head well straight and trying to live a day at a time.
To the rest of the world I can only wish to people to be more human and less egocentric because that could be the solution for so many problems. 
I'm ready for 2014!

domingo, 29 de dezembro de 2013

Sunday Thought...


Wishing for the summer to be here! (And wondering how will it be in the country known for the cold?!)




sexta-feira, 27 de dezembro de 2013

terça-feira, 24 de dezembro de 2013

segunda-feira, 23 de dezembro de 2013

Tonight...

Tired. Sick. Dizzy. And what why that matters now? It doesn't just because tomorrow my family is arriving to spend Christmas and everything else is just minor to it!! Have a great week!! I will!!

terça-feira, 17 de dezembro de 2013

Smiling...


Imagine you have a deadline, let's say till tonight, and you know you can't, by any means, finish all. So, it's just great when you receive an email saying the deadline was extended! Thank you world!! (And now let's hurry up and make it work!)

sábado, 14 de dezembro de 2013

Yes, it caught me too!...


The flu! After days trying to run away from it today it was stronger than me and here I am, in bed, feeling like crap. Happy weekend to all!



terça-feira, 10 de dezembro de 2013

domingo, 8 de dezembro de 2013

Sunday Thought...


"I got a feeling... that tonight's gonna be a good night"


sexta-feira, 6 de dezembro de 2013

Because we all need to remember...


...and never forget his role in the change of a country, a race, a all world!! His fight for the respect of every one and against the denial of the Human Rights. Rest in peace.



domingo, 1 de dezembro de 2013

Sunday Thought...


Family. Friends. They are the F's in my Life. And I wouldn't have done half if they weren't right there for me every time I needed, in good or bad moments. Once again I saw how lucky I am for it. And that's how it is easy to see who is a true person and important to keep and who isn't and with whom we shouldn't waste any time. So, a big, big thanks for the ones who are my support in every step I take. I love you all*

1st December...


Look who I ran into...


Tony Carreira was there also but the adults (women!) are way more crazy than children so no pictures of him.


sexta-feira, 29 de novembro de 2013

End of the day...


Today I started a new... well, let's just say adventure. And what an adventure. For how long I'm not quite sure yet, but one thing I know for sure and that is that I have to be very strong, psychologically speaking. Maybe It will be important for my future. At least it will a big experience, since I never expected or thought about it. And today it was just the beggining... 

It's Friday!!...



quinta-feira, 28 de novembro de 2013

Americanah...


This year I haven't think about the presents I would like to receive in Christmas, for the simple fact that after everything that has happened in my Life during this year I was just wishing for one thing and that was a stable job. Till today.
I was reading a magazine - Máxima - and there was an interview to a writer and while I was reading what her book was about it felt like I reading about myself in many ways. It was awkward but refreshing to know that somebody, even without knowing me can know all that about my person. It was interesting. So, now I really want to have the book as a present - Christmas or Birthday - or I'm sure I will give it to myself.

quarta-feira, 27 de novembro de 2013

Just saying...


... I'm not at home in the moment. And it's cold!! And my coats are far, far, away, like in Berlin!! Smart, I would say!! Don't you think?

terça-feira, 26 de novembro de 2013

A pleasure is always a pleasure...


12 anos depois. Hoje voltei a entrar no ginásio onde tantas vezes treinei voleibol durante a escola secundária. E fui treinar como antes. Professor diferente. Pessoas diferentes. Até o ginásio está diferente. E eu, claro. Mas a sensação foi a mesma. A diversão não mudou. As dores nas mãos, nos dedos e nos pulsos. E o tempo parecia voltar atrás. Já não tenho a prática, aquela que se pensa que nunca se perde. O conhecimento, esse sim estava lá. Foi um momento a repetir. Nem eu sabia a falta que me fazia...

domingo, 24 de novembro de 2013

Dream...


"I love dreaming. And I dream a lot. It can be while I'm sleeping or even awake. For hours. I think that's why I can, sometimes, see the future. It's not in detail, but with enough details to understand the picture. Other times I just dream. I just go into my little private world where everything is the way I imagine and happiness is everywhere. When that happens it is a sign that it's only a dream. In real Life not all days can be full of joy, But we can try to manage it the best way possible. And today is Sunday. The perfect day to be a dreamer."

quarta-feira, 20 de novembro de 2013

Signs of growing old... or not!...

 
Yesterday, talking with a friend I heard her reason why people start to Forget things. And it has nothing to do with aging. Well, at least in a certain way.
Since I know her, she has been travelling a lot because of her job and at the same time she has a lot of unforgettable moments and adventures. So, she tells me that some times people talk to her about things that she can't remember about and some of them hadn't been that long ago. Usually people get a bit upset about it and maybe they even think that those moments weren't that important to her as were to them but the truth, according to her, is that she has lived a lot of different experiences, really great, and she can't keep all the memories of her life inside her head, so every time she experiences something new and exciting, occurs a change in her brain which is the replace of some old memory by the new one. Her theory also says that at some point, she can have a change in her view of things and by that she means that priorities and values can evolve and then it will happens again - the replacement in her memories - and old memories come back and replace new ones. And that's because she is living her life to the most, not only surviving the day.
I like this theory. Now, everytime someone tell me I'm getting old because I forgot things, I'll just reply that I'm living the Life! After all, as long as we know, we only have one that we can remember.

segunda-feira, 18 de novembro de 2013

domingo, 17 de novembro de 2013

Sunday Thought...

 
 
"Waiting for a tiny little spot of light to take me forward to the place I need to be."

sábado, 16 de novembro de 2013

Cold weather...

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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sexta-feira, 15 de novembro de 2013

Give up... #2

Today was suppose to be the day that could have made a diference, but a few days ago I had to make a decision. I decided to give up on it and at the time it seemed the best way to not make a mistake... I was all day thinking:"Now I would be starting/ If I was there I was doing this or that..."...
In the end I know it was the best choice, but the fact is that I don't like to give up or quit on anything or anyone. Usually I believe I need to try again or more. Not this time.
The good thing is that tomorrow I won't remember this and I will just stick to the other plans in my list. That's life and we can't change it or go back. Have a great weekend!!
 
P.S. The croissant was really good! Not having any guilty feelings about that!

Sin day...

 
I'm happy because I have been quite strong the past few weeks concerning to eating sweets and, specially, chocolate, but today is Friday and I woke up desiring a good hot croissant with chocolate. After giving a "lot" of thinking about it I decided to do it and so today, at tea time, I'll be in the "Croissantaria 29". Just like in Heaven...
 

quinta-feira, 14 de novembro de 2013

"The 911 call...

... or 112, as we say here. Tonight was the night that that call was made. Not that I think it's going to change anything. Unfortunately... After everything I keep thinking if I did the right thing. Or made it worst. He's trouble. The dangerous kind. And threats were said. Who knows how truthful they can be? I just wanted that this event would put a stop on this endless circle, but I don't really believe..."

terça-feira, 12 de novembro de 2013

Crazy, crazy...

... people!



While some ask why I hang out with others that seem pretty loony, I acknowledge that the reason is quite simple: they make me smile with their weird stories, mad thoughts and incredible dreams. If we don't take everything they say for real, that can be a great therapy, just seeing through the mirror of our complex Life and turn it simple. Yes, they might be crazy, but aren't we all?

segunda-feira, 11 de novembro de 2013

Sometimes...

 
... we need to give up on something or someone. And that it's not easy. No one can say we're being weak or just not fighting hard enough. It's Life. We give up in a moment to be able to move forward and start a new path, a new purpose, a new friendship...
And today I am giving up on something. Not because I want, but because I see the reality of that and it's visible that that is not worthing the work.
But it's still hard...

domingo, 10 de novembro de 2013

In Love...

... with Patrizia Pepe Fall Winter Collection.








sábado, 9 de novembro de 2013

Just a Thought...

 
 
"You know it's a lie. Like the others over the years. And you also know it will be like this over and over again. And you can't do a thing.
Another bruise. Another swollen eye. The same sad eyes that you are so used to see and can't do nothing to change it.
And it hurts. The knowledge that this life could be so diferente. This Life that goes so fast and it's a shame some people choose to live it unhappy, being affraid of making another move, not the same that took her to this place today.
The year is almost in the end and nothing will really change..."

quinta-feira, 7 de novembro de 2013

First stop...


Yesterday it was the end of the first stage. I still feel like a zombie in need of sleep and rest but happy because it was a great experience. It was fun and I got to know new people and new things which is always a plus.
Now it's time for making choices and decide what will be next. Knowing that I have to stay at least one more month here, I have to choose wisely. More news to come.

sábado, 2 de novembro de 2013

Never say it's not for you...

 
Another week is gone and the weekend is at its end already.
This week was intense like the past one, but by some different reasons. Again there were too much work and too little time to embrace all in the proper way and to be able to understand everything, and even, I had a blast!
I could tell all about it but I won't, just because it doesn't feel that interesting for others that aren't the characters of the stories, so you would be just annoyed but it.
But... there was something that made this week even better - like people say what comes in the end usually is the best!
I met a friend who I have known for my entire life or almost. It's someone I really like, we used to be very closed, but then we did different choices through Life and that made us grown apart these last few years. And yesterday it was like we were never that far away. The funny thing is that this friend seems to know me better than most of the ones who have been close to me and that feels good.
I ended up going to a class of yoga with my friend and I have to say it was the perfect ending for the day - and the week, by the way - because I was so relaxed when I get home that I just fell a sleep till this morning. It had been ages since I had such a good night of sleep!
I did yoga a few years ago, but it never seemed the thing for me, too slow and not feeling I was spending that much energy. Now, I think I will do it every night when I'm tired or just in need to relax.

quinta-feira, 31 de outubro de 2013

BUUUUUHHH!!!!!....

 
Tonight is one of my favourites festivities/ holiday. Even being an american tradition I consider it quite funny not only for the children but also for the adults and having us, portuguese people, lost a little bit the carnival spirit, it is great to have this night to remind us how great it can be to play Trick or Treat! I'm just sad I can't go and play tonight too... but tomorrow responsibilities will wake me up quite early. So go and enjoy the night, Forget the problems and enter in a all world of fantasy, scary fantasy! Happy Halloween!




terça-feira, 29 de outubro de 2013

sexta-feira, 25 de outubro de 2013

1st week...

 
It was an exausting week... very productive, but I think the last time I was this tired it was around 6 years ago.
Today just a short resume: new people, some seem great; lots of new things to learn; once again I met a real teacher - one of the kind that makes you feel glad to be learning with them and who makes you want to go further and further; I met a few friends who I didn't see for quite a while; and became friend with a former crush from High School! Pretty funny, I must say!
Now I need to have some rest! ... Life can be so good when you see it in the right way...

domingo, 20 de outubro de 2013

Sunday Thought...

 
 
 
Back to the Uni for a couple of weeks!! Yeah! (I guess I have to think seriously about the phd...)

quarta-feira, 16 de outubro de 2013

Hum... not feeling the Feeling...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
What to do when you're not sure if it will be worthy for something? Ok, learning is never enough... and I wanted to learn more about it for some time now...
But being so intense and leaving me without time to even study? Oh, my head is spinning!! What to do? Deadline is coming...
 
 

domingo, 13 de outubro de 2013

In a Halloween mood...

 
A new serie that just started and seems it's going to be great!