sábado, 29 de julho de 2006

Azores - day 3

Today woke early to a diving exit but there was a misunderstanding.
the day was really bad. No sun at all and rained a lot. Even though we managed to walk around in Horta. I felt really tires and slept the whole afternoon. Holidays are for rest and I really needed some sleep!!!
At the evening we went for a Gin Tónico at Peter's. No one can leave Faial without drinking one there. It's mandatory. I was impressed with the sailing community there. Someone left a message that say Mr.""" April 2008!!Funny hum?!
Tomorrow morning really early boat to Angra do Heroí­smo in Terceira Island... so I'll post photos later ok...
Well... maybe not!!!

sexta-feira, 28 de julho de 2006

Azores - day 2

Hi everybody
Yesterday I arrived at Horta on Faial Island. We spent the rest of the day walking around, getting to know this place. We didn't drink a dry Gin at Peter's (too crowded) yet but we won't leave the island without it!!!

Today we went to Pico by boat. This is a very very nice island with the highest peak in Portugal (2531m). I really wanted to up there to the top but didn't had proper equipment to climb there. Although I'll certainly will do it next time I come here (I heard with snow in the winter is much more beautiful!!!

As usual here are the pics!!!

Horta by night

Pico Island

Holding the top!!!



Well... maybe not!!!

quinta-feira, 27 de julho de 2006

Holidays at last

sorry guys.. this time is in portuguese.
main idea fianly hoidays in Azores. check the pictures!!!

olá a todos
Finalmente de férias.
Finalmente???? Já é hábito questionar se serão ou não merecidas!!! Desta vez fiz as coisas de outra forma. Vim de férias. Avisei o pessoal que ia para os Açores e pronto. Depois de não parar após 2 semanas em Atlanta, uma em e duas enfiado no laboratório para deixar amostras para os colaboradores decidi…. VOU DE Férias!!!
Convém não esquecer 4 meses de preparação antes de ter ido para os EUA… se alguém discordar que não as mereço… olhem desta vez olhei um bocadinho ao meu umbigo!
Mas nem tudo tem sido assim tão mau. As coisas têm corrido bem apesar de tudo e acaba por ser recompensador.
A juntar minha vida mudou um pouco ligeiramente nos últimos tempos. Acabei por abdicar de algumas coisas que também eram importantes mas pelo meio ganhei uma vida nova com outros atractivos (que mania que eu tenho de me queixar!!!! lá dizem eles do Kalimero…)
Então para acabar em beleza deixo as fotos da praxe… para primeiro dia de férias eu diria muito bom… mesmo muito muito bom!!!

Well... maybe not!!!

sábado, 15 de julho de 2006

What would you do?

If you got home late from a long working day (14h), sleepy and really tired, a bit annoyed because you wouldn't get a weekend and you find the following scenario:

- you brother got home before you and already left for the weekend
- your house is too hot because it's 35ºC during the day (still were 27ºC at that time) and he didn't open a single window
- his dinner dishes are floating in the sink

Meaning you have to clean up and won't be able to sleep during the night because it will be too hot...

What should I dot to him? Really mean ideas are gladly accepted... The meanest!! The best!!!

Well... maybe not!!!

quarta-feira, 12 de julho de 2006


Hi everybody. I'm back.
From where?! Where to?! You may ask. Lately I've been away... From everything. First it was almost 2 weeks in Atlanta, Georgia, USA working in a lab. It was a great experience full of new expectations and broader horizons on my work!!!
Besides it was really nice place to be. My mind set was little limited by what you mainly see in the movies and some details somehow surprised me. It was really nice and I might have the chance to return there within a year.

After returning I went a week to Aveiro for a Conference. So busy days away from everything. Finally I returned to the regular things. With so many new stuff a lot of new work came up and It pushing hard season again. Luckily not for too long. I'll be going on (deserved?! who knows!!) holidays with my family soon. I really need a brake!

Enjoy the pics!!!

Well... maybe not!!!

segunda-feira, 10 de julho de 2006