Tuesday, June 23, 2015


PT - Eu tenho lido vários blogs e alguns sigo religiosamente, e num deles ouvi falar destes calendários, e decidi fazer um. Normalmente compram-se mas eu decidi fazer um, eu mesma! ando sempre com uma agenda atrás, mas este calendário além de ser em GRANDE e bastante VISIVEL, está localizado na parede em frente à minha secretária de trabalho! o que é ótimo :)

EN - I have read several blogs and some I follow religiously, and in one of them i read about these calendars, and i decided to make one. Typically they are bought but I decided to make one myself! I always carry an agenda with me, but this calendar besides being in BIG and very VISIBLE, is located on the wall in front of my work desk! which is great :)

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Small apartment....

Como eu disse, sou viciada no pinterest e encontrei esta planta de apartamento,maravilhoso. gosto bastante do facto de a casa ser pequena mas ter um escritório. o que para mim, numa casa é essencial! mudaria a porta de ligação do quarto para a lavandaria. fecharia essa zona e colocava uma porta de acesso para o corredor. 

as i said before, i'm totally addicted on pinterest. and ei found this amazing apartment plan floor. i like the fact that the house is quite small but it has an office. and for me that's essential in a house. maybe i would change the door that makes the connection between the bedroom and the laundry room. i would close that space and open a door with connection the hallway. 

Tuesday, June 9, 2015


daenerys and drogon

PT - Bem, vou ser bem honesta, eu sou daquelas fãs de Game of Thrones  que não leu os livros. mas que penso ler. talvez. acabei de assistir ao ultimo episódio em que a Daenerys sobe para o dorso do  drogon e fiquei super emocionada. mesmo muito. a parte em que o Stannis mata a filha deu-me vontade de vomitar eu até gostava da miuda. mas sabemos bem como é Game of Thrones!:)

EN - Well, I will be very honest, I am one of those Game of Thrones fans who have not read the books. but I think of reading them, maybe. and so i've just watched the last episode where Daenerys rises to the back of drogon and I was super excited. really. the part where Stannis kills his own daughter made me want to vomit I even liked the kid. but we all know how it is in Game of Thrones! :)

Saturday, June 6, 2015

writing in Portuguese

I've decided to start writing in portuguese too. So all my posts will be in English and in Portuguese :)

Decidi começar a escrever em português também. Portanto todos os meus posts vão ser em inglês e em português 

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

A girl who reads, or better, a girl who writes

“You should date a girl who reads.
Date a girl who reads. Date a girl who spends her money on books instead of clothes, who has problems with closet space because she has too many books. Date a girl who has a list of books she wants to read, who has ha
d a library card since she was twelve.

Find a girl who reads. You’ll know that she does because she will always have an unread book in her bag. She’s the one lovingly looking over the shelves in the bookstore, the one who quietly cries out when she has found the book she wants. You see that weird chick sniffing the pages of an old book in a secondhand book shop? That’s the reader. They can never resist smelling the pages, especially when they are yellow and worn.

She’s the girl reading while waiting in that coffee shop down the street. If you take a peek at her mug, the non-dairy creamer is floating on top because she’s kind of engrossed already. Lost in a world of the author’s making. Sit down. She might give you a glare, as most girls who read do not like to be interrupted. Ask her if she likes the book.

Buy her another cup of coffee.

Let her know what you really think of Murakami. See if she got through the first chapter of Fellowship. Understand that if she says she understood James Joyce’s Ulysses she’s just saying that to sound intelligent. Ask her if she loves Alice or she would like to be Alice.

It’s easy to date a girl who reads. Give her books for her birthday, for Christmas, for anniversaries. Give her the gift of words, in poetry and in song. Give her Neruda, Pound, Sexton, Cummings. Let her know that you understand that words are love. Understand that she knows the difference between books and reality but by God, she’s going to try to make her life a little like her favorite book. It will never be your fault if she does.

She has to give it a shot somehow.

Lie to her. If she understands syntax, she will understand your need to lie. Behind words are other things: motivation, value, nuance, dialogue. It will not be the end of the world.

Fail her. Because a girl who reads knows that failure always leads up to the climax. Because girls who read understand that all things must come to end, but that you can always write a sequel. That you can begin again and again and still be the hero. That life is meant to have a villain or two.

Why be frightened of everything that you are not? Girls who read understand that people, like characters, develop. Except in the Twilight series.

If you find a girl who reads, keep her close. When you find her up at 2 AM clutching a book to her chest and weeping, make her a cup of tea and hold her. You may lose her for a couple of hours but she will always come back to you. She’ll talk as if the characters in the book are real, because for a while, they always are.

You will propose on a hot air balloon. Or during a rock concert. Or very casually next time she’s sick. Over Skype.

You will smile so hard you will wonder why your heart hasn’t burst and bled out all over your chest yet. You will write the story of your lives, have kids with strange names and even stranger tastes. She will introduce your children to the Cat in the Hat and Aslan, maybe in the same day. You will walk the winters of your old age together and she will recite Keats under her breath while you shake the snow off your boots.

Date a girl who reads because you deserve it. You deserve a girl who can give you the most colorful life imaginable. If you can only give her monotony, and stale hours and half-baked proposals, then you’re better off alone. If you want the world and the worlds beyond it, date a girl who reads.

Or better yet, date a girl who writes.”

― Rosemarie Urquico