Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Thunder, Thunder, Thunder Pictures!

Last night at 4am in the morning. It think this was the first time I woke up with a thunderstorm and the sound of the wind. And something that might have helped was the small pieces of dust from the ceiling that were falling down all over my face. One of the downsides of living in an attic. =)

Monday, 25 May 2009

Company or dinner?

Tonight I saw this little spider crawling on my walls... I was going to kill it, but then I was merciful and let it live. I hope she doesn't come back while I'm at sleep! Yuck... (at least I hope to have good fortune... in Portugal spiders are associated with good fortune, I have no clue why).

While the spider was crawling my walls there was a nice thunderstorm outside the window. It has started almost two hours ago and still lasts, going away in distance and coming back. I know my camera is not that good, but I was able to take some pictures of the weather...

Before and during the "blowing" of a thunder...
Awesome! =D Fortunately it wasn't raining when I came home, otherwise it wouldn't be so awesome...

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

It has been a long time since...

Hello everyone that still keeps following me. I know it has been a long time since I last wrote in here, but I haven't found the patience to do it lately. And the more time I take the less motivated I feel, because there are stuff that I want to talk and write about, but the time passes and too much stuff piles up... and then... I just want to write excuses for not writing. =)

So I'll just sum everything up in this post and maybe I'll write more in the future... or maybe it's just the way it is... just a small blog with few posts. =)


After my trip to Luxembourg I had a short week of work that finished wednesday, because thursday 30 of April was a public holiday here in The Netherlands, The Queens Day. In Queens Day eve I went with some friends to The Hague to celebrate. It was a really nice night. The streets were full of people, there were Dj's in lots of places playing music outside. I found this really cool, because I'm not a fan of discos, speacially because the music gets too loud and the space gets too small. So outside djaying allows for disco fans and people like me to be together in the same place with the best of two worlds, space and music. Allowing conversation and dancing... Besides the dj's, the people and the bars there was also a kind of a Theme Park in the middle of the park. With things that I thought only existed (or maybe never really thought about) in Portugal, but it seems that are the same everywhere. Really the same. I can almost swear I saw those same machines in Portugal. =p

In the Queens Day we went to Amsterdam and if The Hague was crowded, then Amsterdam was really insane. With waves of people always coming and going in every big street of the city. And most of them were dressed in Orange, to honour the House of Orange. It was a really nice day, even though a bit tiresome.

In the following day I went with Mariana and Sofia back to Portugal for a one week visit.

In the next day, saturday, the "Queima das Fitas" (Burning of the Stripes in a literal translation) started. This is a week long event for students of the University of Porto, dedicated specially to the senior students, like me, who finish their studies at the University this year. =) It was a really awesome and touching week. I really enjoyed it!=)

Besides the "Queima das Fitas" it was really good to be with my family and friends! It was a very busy week, with lunches, dinners and almost even breakfast scheduled to try to be with everyone. Of course and unfortunately a week wasn't enough to meet everyone, but it was really good nevertheless.

On the 10th of May I returned to Delft and on the 11th of May I celebrated 3 years since I've started dating with Mariana! It has been some amazing years and I must say that she makes me happy!=D Thank you!

In that day I also returned to work and at the time that I'm writing this there are only 6 weeks left to finish my report and a web application that I'm developing, so it's time to run for my life and finish my studies, at last!

In this last weekend Gustavo came from Boxmeer with a Catalan friend of his. It was nice to meet him again and hear his story about the farm they are working on. It was another nice weekend in The Netherlands. It was the first visit I received! Yay! :p

And as one visit is not enough yesterday a former member from BEST Porto, João Oliveira, arrived in The Netherlands and is staying at my place for one week. He didn't actually came to visit me, but since he will start working in Roterdam in June and is still looking for a place to stay he asked for shelter.

And that is all for now! =) Hope you were able to read this far!

Now back to reporting, enough procrastination! And you... go back to work!