quarta-feira, 14 de março de 2012


Tropecei numa pista de gelo em Lisboa (Praça da Figueira) e não é daquelas horríveis de acrílico! Abriu no dia 10 de Fevereiro e só fecha a 22 de Abril. O horário de funcionamento é das 10h às 23h durante a semana e das 10h às 24h sextas, sábados e domingos. O preço é de 3 euros por 20 minutos ou um bocadinho mais ;)

and then... a violin playing goat =)


terça-feira, 13 de março de 2012

Wondering why is "I" written with a capital letter...

... this is all I found.

The Barnhart Dictionary of Etymology (Wilson, 1988, ISBN 0-8242-0745-9) says: "~I~ pron. 1137 i; later I (about 1250, in The Story of  Genesis and Exodus); developed from the unstressed form of Old English (about 725) ic singular pronoun of the first person (nominative case).  Modern and Middle English I developed from earlier i in the stressed position.  I came to be written with a capital letter thereby making it a distinct word and avoiding misreading handwritten manuscripts.  In the northern and midland dialects of England the capitalized form I appeared about 1250. In the south of England, where Old English ic  early shifted in pronunciation to ich (by palatalization), the form I did not become established until the 1700's (although it appears sporadically before that time)."

Once more, the little things


"Jenga is a game of physical and mental skill created by Leslie Scott, is played with 54 wooden blocks. Each block is three times as long as it is wide, and one fifth as thick as it is long. To set up the game, the included loading tray is used to stack the initial tower which has 18 levels of three blocks placed adjacent to each other along their long side and perpendicular to the previous leve.
Once the tower is built, the person who built the tower moves first. Moving in Jenga consists of taking one and only one block from any level of the tower, and placing it on the topmost level to complete it. Only one hand should be used at a time when taking blocks from the tower. Blocks may be bumped to find a loose block that will not disturb the rest of the tower. Any block that is moved out of place must be returned to its original location before removing another block.
The game ends when the tower falls in even a minor way—in other words, any piece falls from the tower, other than the piece being knocked out to move to the top. The winner is the last person to successfully remove and place a block."

twenty nine drunken levels, if I remember correctly
12th of August, Yangshuo, China


sexta-feira, 2 de março de 2012

Lisbon I ♥ U

The light, yellow cable cars, the bridge, those meat pies that my sister brought me from downtown, the sidewalk that destroy shoes, Triste-feia street (sad-ugly), the pig in Belém, the 4th floor of Benetton on Garret street, the red sunsets on Alameda side of IST, stencils, dance classes in Av. da Liberdade, train to Cascais, “caldo verde e pão com chouriço” at 5 o'clock in the morning, the pigeon that crossed the street and go up the stairs without flying, one afternoon playing in Pavilhão do Conhecimento, the sunrise on the river, Entretanto bar, playing “one duck, two ducks...” and drink Favaios in Bairro Alto, number 38 in Av. Da Liberdade, getting lost and find a weird lighthouse or whatever that was in the middle of croocked little streets, Papabubble... (to be continued)