On the road

the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars.

Normalmente fico decepcionada quando vejo as minhas obras favoritas transformadas em filme. Acontece que as grandes telas não conseguem captar toda a profundidade e beleza de uma prosa bem escrita. Até hoje a única excepção foi Atonement. Adorei o filme!

Mas tenho grandes expectativas para este On the Road. Quero muito ver e espero que esteja a altura do grande Jack Kerouac.

Veremos, veremos…




Weekly musings

  • Feeling: High on caffeine.
  • Outside:Crazy weather, the kind of weather that makes you either wanna triple your ice-cream consumption or roll yourself in a blankie near a fireplace.
  • Wanting: to sleep 10 hours straight and still have enough time to party.
  • Thinking: about giving my skinny jeans a break and bring back the flares.
  • Enjoying: the company of newfound friends.
  • Wondering: about who the hell got the idea of bringing long denim skirts back!? Huge faux pas!

Choosy Tuesday

Listening: Mary Poppins – Jolly ‘oliday. Don’t ask! I’m still high with Christmas-y spirit. I watched too many movies this past weekend…

Reading: Exploiting Chaos by Jeremy Gutsche and a bunch of other stuff for my Marketing course.
Wearing: Big comfy cape with leggings and boots.
Feeling: Motivated to work.
Outside: Grey and windy weather, not my favorite at all.
Wanting: to travel to somewhere warmer, a new camera and an IPad.

Needing: more time to do everything I want to do by the end of this week.

Thinking: about the year to come and in all the projects that still are on my shelf.

Enjoying: the company of family in this holiday season and newfound blogs to read.

Wondering: about love and a trip to Switzerland.

In the canvas of life

… a photo is like an open window to the rest of the world.

“It has been said that we live by contrasts.  During my travels over the past three decades, I have been in palaces and paper shacks;  in extreme heat and in bitter cold.  I have seen  the sublime and the bizarre; violent death and new life.  Each contrasting thing heightens the effect of its opposite.”


There are only a few things that had touch me has deep as Steve McCurry’s  photography has. There is always so much behind his images… It’s surely a classic for all photography lovers.

Let me leave you with some suggestions for a last minute Christmas gifts. Any photography lover will surely like these:

Portraits, Steve McCurry

Steve McCurry: the Unguarded Moment, Thirty Years of Photography, Steve McCurr

In the Shadow of the Mountains, Steve McCurry

(source: photography by Steve McCurry)

Israeli spy on my table

On my table top

My love for reading is something that has accompanied me throughout my lazy Sundays, my sleepless nights, my rides to work on public transportation, my long and boring lecture classes on university back in the day… A book is like  a faithful friend who is always present to snap me out of boredom even if it is just for a couple minutes or as soon I get distracted with something else.

Since my greed for books is much larger than my available time to read everything I wish I could read, the pile of books on my side table ( and coffee table, bookcase and probably under the bed as well…) just keeps getting bigger and bigger by each trip to the bookstore and online order. Let’s just say, I got a bit of catching up to do on my reading…

This is one of the books I’m reading right now. I got it as a gift on my last  birthday and I must say it was a much welcomed gift. I haven’t bought fiction for quite sometime and it feels nice to break the routine and read something lighter and more exciting for a change.

I already knew some of the books by Daniel Silva (“The confessor”, “A death in Vienna”) and this one is just as good. So, if you are into thrillers , intrigue and if you like to travel through books, try this one and join Gabriel Allon in his missions. There’s something about the well-written plot of the enigmatic assassin/art restorer that just keep you glued to the story, page after page.

Disclaimer: If you read it before falling asleep, it might end up disrupting your sleep with dreams about secret agents, terrorists and heroic acts… Don’t say I didn’t warn you! 🙂

Disclaimer 2: I don’t recommend reading until you fall asleep though. It’s bad for your neck, I’m telling you. Although, this will be highly improbable, you won’t rest until you reach the last page.

(SILVA, Daniel. (2006)”The Prince of Fire”)