prolific week

+ tons of work to do and learning how to work that goddamn new coffee machine to make those cappuccinos i love.

Almost forgot how good it feels to work through late hours with my window opened to a quiet beautiful night.


on this one I dont even dare on putting a subtitle since this is a major fail at updating this thing here. My sincere apologies to all of u so interested in my life and who have gone through withdrawal at the absence of any news. It's ok now, I'm back.

Truth is, my life hasn't been that interesting that could justify some words other than whining 'im so freaking tired i could die.' The last month and a half came down to work from 9 to midnight including weekends. It was hardcore enough but I have managed to achieve my goal and next week I'll be on the lookout for a good deal. Also, next week I'll be starting my swimming sessions. Oh joy. Sitting my ass for 8 hours a day, 5 days a week is killing me. How can people do it almost their whole lives and not just freak out. I wished Lisbon had more parks cause I'd rather go jogging. But what can we do. Cars and buildings and stuff are more important than people here. Another thing I've been having trouble adjusting to is dress code. I cant begin to describe how I hate those nerdy suits and shirts that have been sucking all my money. I feel like such a looser when I find myself in the middle of all those people looking exactly the same. I can see my identity waving goodbye at me in the middle of the flock every morning in the subway. It's scary. But I'm 23 years old and I dont plan on doing this my whole life. And the idea goes the other way around too: what I wear does not say what/who I am.

But now, off to other stuff.
A good book, good music and a good project.

And this is Adrienne Grierson I want to be Weird project which I have already supported!



work, bars, music and violence

So work has been pretty hectic. In two weeks I'll be done with the stock market study i've been stuck doing for like 2 months now. Really interesting stuff. Only downfall: to be caught between portuguese and french directors trying to work and understand each other. Believe me, it's haard and let's pray it goes smooth and easy at this crucial time in the end. (in portuguese we say: porque se não, quem se lixa é o mexilhão.)
I've also started to work nights and some weekends at a cool bar in my street. I figured it'd be cool to do something else than sit my ass all day in front of a computer and interact with the same people every single day (nothing wrong with that though, they're all amazing, they really are). And if I could make some more money to buy my piano and save some to my other projects, that'd be really nice too. So far so good, havent' broken anything, haven't messed up any orders. Let's hope it stays like that. The world is freakin small it scares. Friday night the girl i'm working with had some friends over at the bar and in the group there was one of the informatics technician that works at the company. Amazing. that meant hours of conversation (and information sharing which otherwise would not have happened at work).
So, this all means that vacation will only happen in October or November. And that's cause i'm lucky and i'm working with good people that will give me that even though my contract means no vacation in the first 6 months. I know, some dogs are lucky.
In one of my very frequent visits to fnac, i found this very much wanted cd.

Needless to say that it was mine right away and has been on repeat ever since. It's amazing what really good talented artists do. Oh and I've also checked 'The Juniper Tree'. Attention: Bjork freaks only. Although it's based on a Brothers Grimm tale, it's a very icelandic type of story. Read 'Independent People' by Halldor Laxness and some of the Sagas and you'll know what I mean. Very raw, simple and straight.

Here's the link to a blog (portuguese only) with a story everybody should know. She's brazilian (daughter of a teacher i had in the master) and she's living with her husband in France. I dont know her but I'm sure she won't mind me spreading out her recent experience. She tells everything really well and it's a very important message to every women or men. Please read it.



the latest episode of the weird girls project is almost out. Check these beautiful pics by Katrin Olafs
now that life has settled a bit, i promise to post more often.
anyways, life in sunny Lisbon goes smooth and fine. Vacation this year will probably be later on. I feel tired but I really can't complain, things are looking pretty good and I couldn't be more grateful. Trainee life is hard but it definitely pays off.
Hopefully soon I'll get some other parallel projects going on. Got my fingers crossed.
In the meantime Lauryn Hill will be in Lisbon downtown tonight for a free concert along with Estelle. It's the opening event for the Festival dos Oceanos taking place between July 31st and August 14th that includes free museums, street art, concerts, plays, etc. Check it out if your around.
Also, thumbs up for the amazing effort Iceland has been doing in promoting its country and culture throughout these hard times.



Took my love and I took it down
Climbed a mountain and I turned around
And I saw my reflection in the snow covered hills
Well, the landslide brought me down

Oh, mirror in the sky, what is love?
Can the child within my heart rise above?
Can I sail through the changing ocean tides?
Can I handle the seasons of my life?

Well, I've been afraid of changin'
'Cause I've built my life around you
But time makes bolder, children get older
I'm getting older too, well

So take this love and take it down
Yeah, and if you climb a mountain and you turn around
And if you see my reflection in the snow covered hills
Well, the landslide brought down

And if you see my reflection in the snow covered hills
Well maybe,
The landslide will bring you down


By the way

she's back. with them.
can't get any better.