Facts About Me

Everybody uses this list as a simple way to share a bit more about themselves and i'm no exception to that. After reading and watching videos of facts to inspire me to write down my list, here are the results. I stopped at 24 because i was running out of details but there's a good chance i might update this list once in a while.

image credit: iamafoodblog.com

image credit: iamafoodblog.com

  1. I love the smells of condiments on my hands after cooking.
  2. I’m an anxious person
  3. I’m a bit obsessed about visual organisation, everything has its own place.
  4. I can’t go through breakfast without bread and milk.
  5. There’s nothing better than chocolate pancakes, tea and movies on a rainy weekend.
  6. I had piercing on my chin but i took it off for stupid reasons.
  7. I don’t like clubbing, i’d rather go to quiet place and enjoy a good conversation and food.
  8. I look weird on selfies.
  9. When i was a child i wanted to be an astronaut to visit all the stars, after that i thought of being a pianist.
  10. Made my first tattoo at the age of 19. It was a tribal but after i got married it became a flower.
  11. It takes a lot to piss me off for real.
  12. I always wake up in a good mood and ready to start the day!
  13. I love driving my car and i take care of it as if it was a pet.
  14. My everyday battle is coordinating my headphones with my glasses without hurting my ears.
  15. Almost no one calls me by my name, there’s always a nickname for me.
  16. My favourite fruits are coconut and banana, specially fried.
  17. I prefer Sci-Fi and Fantasy movies, like Marvel and DC Comics movies.
  18. I’ve been loosing my patience with uninteresting people lately (it sounds bad but it’s true.)
  19. I love post crossing, it’s so good to get other things in the mailbox instead of bills, it’s even a better feeling when you know how far they’ve traveled.
  20. I’ve got this passion for photography as you can see here, and if i could i would love to have my own darkroom at home.
  21. Textures, textures & textures! I love paper textures and i'm thinking on creating a scrapbook to collect them. (And my husband will say i'm a hoarder!)
  22. I love rollerskating but i had a hard time learning how to.
  23. Just like textures i have this thing for smells, specially flourish kind of smells.
  24. I'm a person who likes to go through her memories of good old times. I even have photo albums with some of those memories.
image credit: lovethispic

image credit: lovethispic

The Old Item in the House

I'm a person kind of attached to my memories specially the fun moments as an adolescent, or remembering what i was doing around this time last year. I do this to compare what i did with what i'm doing now and what i can do in the future.

My great grandpa's medium format film camera from the 70's: Mamiya C330!

I remember a lunch we had together, i was around 14 or 15 years old. He took a picture of me and my dad, but saw it.
Oh! I almost forgot an important detail, my great grandpa was a professional photographer if not THE one in town (a small town from where most of my family comes from.). He had many other cameras but they're in a local museum has mentioned before here.

When i decided to use it, the poor thing was desperate for some fixing and cleaning, so i gathered some patience and precision skills and took the risk. I replaced the black velvet isolations myself, cleaned all the dust and glued all the loose ends.
After that it was good to go!
Every time i go shoot something with it, it becomes the main attraction. Everybody's curious about its twin lens and peculiar format. Most of the times i get the famous "Wooow, you still shoot film?! Amazing!".
Of course i do! And i'll keep doing it for as long as i can.

Xmas in Dublin

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The streets are wildly crowded, stands selling all sorts of toys and last minute presents. I really don't know how can they (the dubliners) manage all the shopping bags plus the baby trolley plus the other 2 kids hanging on the mum's coat.  Wow! Just of describing it I need to catch my breath.

Honestly, what would cost me a couple of hours turned into 4 to 5 hours dodging people and absurd queues. I almost had an anxiety attack if it weren’t for the brilliant idea to plug my headphones and put some music on. I stopped at Starbucks for café moca and relax for a few minutes, but it turns out that while I was on my zen moment of the day the rain was waiting for me (wow, what a surprise! sigh). As soon as I set foot outside the door baaaam! Grab yer bags and run back home… Damn.

Fortunately I got home and prepared everything for the next day, which is going to be a very busy one including Xmas breakfast, Xmas lunch at the company and Xmas team party at the pub right after work. Ah! What a grand day it’ll be.

Sunday at The Ink Factory

Located in the heart of the city The Ink Factory is more than a tattoo parlour. It is a place of entertainment while enjoying a good espresso (that reminds me a lot of my home, Portugal) or cappuccino, or where you can shave and get a haircut. It also has a cozy atmosphere, friendly staff, great music and most importantly exquisite tattoo artists and body piercer.
The space consists of an industrial design, with coppery pipes surrounding the top of the walls, filament light bulbs hanging on the electric cords from the ceiling or from industrial huge hooks.
My favourite place is the storefront which is nothing more than a counter, the perfect front seat to the streets of Dublin. 

To Eat: Aussie BBQ

My cravings were heard! Finally! 
I was wondering when would i finally have a taste of a good bbq and i got to say, the Aussies knows best! The restaurant, Aussie BBQ, looks like a true homage to all things Australian, from kangaroos photos to surfboards hanging from the ceiling, logs of wood as tables and benches and of course rugby balls and jerseys. 

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Though i was told they serve delicious burgers, i took a long look at the menu and opted for the tasty Bondi Ribs and Boomerang fries with a cold New Zealand lager called Steinlager. As for the ribs consisted in "two racks of marinated ribs straight off the bbq", quoting the menu. As for the fries, this is special... what for it. They are double fried in duck fat "and dusted with boomerang seasoning". It doesn't sound healthy but i promise you they're so damn tasty and crunchy. I can't even describe the taste of the seasoning but i can tell you this: i would have lunch there every weekend.