The beauty of a place forgotten by the Gods

Two years ago I was in a place that intrigued me. It was in the middle of nowhere and I must confess I found myself bored. It is a place called São Pedro do Sul, in Portugal, and some friends of my parents invited us to spend some days in their home. I was incredibly … Continue reading The beauty of a place forgotten by the Gods

How Books have been Saving me from Madness

Even when I didn’t know how to read, books were saving me. Born in a family that doesn't have a great predilection for books, the reason why I was so eager to devour them was quite a mystery. I have been the different one, always feeling as an outsider. I was so desperate to learn … Continue reading How Books have been Saving me from Madness

Cinderella’s “Have courage and be kind” motto and mine’s “True kindness is in my dog’s eyes”

Sunday afternoons are great for childhood reminders. On afternoons like the one I've had, feeling a bit chilly, what fits perfectly is a Disney movie. The new live motion of Cinderella was my choice. I was super curious about this movie, since it has so many actors I've been following in series and mainly because … Continue reading Cinderella’s “Have courage and be kind” motto and mine’s “True kindness is in my dog’s eyes”

“What you want to be when you grow up” and cats stuff

Now, when I say what I really want to do with my life, they nod condescendingly and they say I have to get real. Well, this 6 year-old boy stopped all the jumping around that he was doing from the floor to the sofa, from the sofa to the floor (it was getting terribly annoying, honestly) and said "I want to be a frog". What a crazy stupid idea. A frog. Everybody laugh like if it was something wooow and amazing. I just said: "You want to be a frog? Jeez, you'll have to eat flies and other disgusting insects".

Why Disneyland is the Happiest place on Earth

A few years ago I read an article written by one of my favourite Portuguese reporters that told the story of people stuck with their dreams. People who were their entire life saying they wanted to do this, wanted to go there, wanted to be that and have I don't know what... Dreams and dreams and … Continue reading Why Disneyland is the Happiest place on Earth

The day I found out Mona Lisa was a Rock Star

Leonardo Da Vinci was always one of my favorites. I admire him not only for its painting, but also because he was a true genius, a pursuer of Knowledge and Truth. He was a Humanist and a Scientist, a voracious mind and implacable dreamer and fighter. Mona Lisa has always intrigued me, not because I … Continue reading The day I found out Mona Lisa was a Rock Star