domingo, 31 de janeiro de 2016

Goodbye My Lover

Today morning I headed home, leaving Lisboa behind. I won't be there for about two weeks and it's bittersweet what I am feeling inside. My heart aches a little bit to be honest. 
Anyways, I've been missing the sea for too long now so I took my last day in town and caught the train to the beach. The sky was cloudy but the weather was rather warm and it felt good. Had a great time and lots of laughing. 

Thanks M. for your company!

sexta-feira, 29 de janeiro de 2016

Dúvida Existencial

In bed (not) ready to take the last exam of this semester tomorrow morning, wondering if I should (or could?) shut facebook down just for a week or two while I don't need it because there is nothing about college I'll need there during the next fortnight. And all the rest, I guess I could live without. Just a thought. Will see. 

Photos from last August, home.

domingo, 24 de janeiro de 2016

Mornings Are My Favourites

This blog has been alive for 5 years now. I remember my first posts on Christmas. I remember fondly what I was wearing in the very first pictures uploaded - eventually that shirt was stollen from me. I remember taking those photos in Porto with my dad and sister on a hunt for christmas gifts. And I remember how I felt at the time. 
It doesn't seem far to me. But then I think about what I've been through since late 2010. And it's been a hell of a ride, with ups and downs. I try not to live wondering too much about the future, creating expectations or picturing weird scenarios, but mostly, I try not to be stuck in the past. 
I used to love memories, and I still do but in a different way. I guess they are less and less meaningful to me as the years go by.  
Lately I realised that what I like more about the past is the feeling I get fom looking at old photos. Which leads me to the next subject. I know I look all smart in these pictures, as in any other you'll see here. And I do it for fun. I like to get dressed as much as I like to go out for a walk. And as much as I like to take pictures. I may look all dolled up and maybe not even honest, but between those pictures, there is a good amount of silly and goofy photos and not necessarily ugly ones, but ones I want to keep to myself. 
And also, anytime I look at these pictures I set free in this world wide web I let a little smile slip away because more than just pictures, it was for sure a nice moment with another person. And those moments are usually mornings. 

sexta-feira, 22 de janeiro de 2016

In The Kitchen #7

I'm debating on how to start this post. But, I guess I'll do an introduction first. So here it goes:
I live with two other girls who happen to be my colleagues at uni as well. It happens too that love is all around these parts lately and everyone takes every chance not to be home whenever the "boyfriends" are available. I'ld call it dating for sure, but we still haven't reached an agreement on that matter. We'll get there eventually. 
So, whenever no one's around I tend do eat more. Just don't ask why because I have no answers for that question - I wish I had though. 
Also, a whole month of exames means a lot of staying in an not leaving the house, which translates into taking pictures inside. So, what else better than food? 
Really, this involves no recipes or what so ever, so, just pictures.  

On a side note: B. & R. I hope you read this one of these days ;) Or in a long time from now and you laugh at your "boyfriends" haha

terça-feira, 19 de janeiro de 2016


Haven't left the house since don't know when. Got out to break a new years' resolution and ate a kit kat, and chocolate chip cookies, and more chocolate. And then it started raining cats and dogs. And guess who didn't want to bother bringing the umbrella? Hum, hum. 
Snapped just a few pics in a park near home so I could go right back home and keep studying. Two more weeks and I am free. - And then I turn 20!(?)

See you soon,

terça-feira, 12 de janeiro de 2016

A birthday from 2015

Back in early December the weather around here was nothing like it was supposed to be. Not that I mind. At all. I have no complaints!! So, the semester was ending and you know, classes don't seem that importante anymore. And it was my girl friend S birthday, so... I mean, there was just no other way right? We skipped school in the afternoon and just went for a walk + snack + dinner and celebrated friendship, because that's what you're  supposed to do, am I right? Right.

It felt just like autumn but with chistmas lights everywhere!! I've always wondered what it would be like to have Christmas during summer, and though I still want to experience that, I guess I had a little glimpse of what it feels like having Christmas in the wrong season.

A few pictures below:

domingo, 10 de janeiro de 2016


If you are expecting beautiful christmas trees, ornaments, presents or foods you are probabily going to be disapointed. There aren't any family portraits or Christmas cards too. 
So, you may ask what my christmas all about then. And I'll tell you: it was all about enjoying my family and friends - and there was a lot of studying involved as well, I wont' lie.
There was probably just one day that I really made de effort and brough my camera with me and tried to capture all those happy faces of content. But mainly I live Christmas. And there is no problem about documenting it in images, I like it myself and often do so. I actually apreciate it a lot afterwards looking back at those memories. But sometimes life is such a hurry you end up having no time to do both: create memories and have them pictured. So you have to make choices.  

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas with the ones you love. And if unlike me you had the opportunity to live it and snap it, good for you! :))

sábado, 9 de janeiro de 2016

Life Lately

January is never easy. 
Being in the Northern Hemisephere around this time of year itself ain't my cup of tea. Adding exams and 4 weeks (plus 2 during Christmas and New Year's) of intensive study doesn't help too.  
All of that just to say my days are spent mostly at home, sitting in my desk with a cup of tea and a bowl of popcorn nearby. Today I had my second exam and I was so exhausted I decided to take a break and run some errands. I got out of yhe house for just an hour or two in order to go to the grocery store, buy a book and print something I needed. I also picked up a coat from the cleaner's - which was ready since last week. 
Whilst grabbing my purse I looked at my camera all lonely in the sofa and felt like I could to give it a go. The day was ending so the lighting wasn't great but it still was quite doable. I snapped this two and called it good:

quinta-feira, 7 de janeiro de 2016

What the future holds

It's now 2016 and you may say I'm late but I think I'm just in time to figure what 2015 was all about, and most importantly, to try and get a hint of what the future holds. 

2015 was the year I truly got back to my element. I haven't been myself for the past 2 years or so and it is good to feel like myself again. In 2015 I did my first college exams, I went to Germany and I spent a week with friends in the sunny, salty, warm south - which is probably ranked in a pretty good place in my memories list. This was also the year I finally(!!!) got my driving licence, and the year I had one of my fondest birthdays so far. And I wouldn't be honest if I didn't admit I got a tiny itty bity into Justin Bieber's songs. Not everything went well, for sure (JB, right? haha). But let's stick to what made me smile, which actually translates into a pretty significant part of the year. 

I want to take 2016 a little more serious (not in a bad way at all). I mean, I want to end this year and think that my life is richer than it is right now. So, I am going to propose a few challenges to myself.
I spent the whole of 2015 (plus december of 2014) without eating a single gum (!!). And I am the biggest sucker for those things. Like, I can easily eat a whole package of 14 of them in just one day. Not kidding. And not proud, too. 
So, this coming year I've banned chocolates and chips, which I actually think is just a little bit harder, not because there are now two things to avoid but, mostly with chocolate, it envolves not eating anything which may have chocolate in it, like biscuits, cakes, ice-cream and so on... I'll give my best not to fail, so I hope you don't hear about it until 2017.
Also, this is something I've been thinking for a while but I just couldn't find the right time to do it: I want to try to be vegetarian for a whole month and vegan for just a week. No particular reason for that except for pushing myself into creating and looking for different dishes and foods rather than the ones I am used to. 
It may not seem big but college life is hard you know? And I am at that point when I just feel like it takes so much effort and focus that I would like to be more dedicated to it because, at the end of the day,I am so grateful for being able to learn all these things from all these people. 

So, this is it so far. Hope to keep you updated during this year ahead us. Have a great 2016 you guys!!