Monday, November 06, 2006

ê laiá!

Brazilians, unlike most Europeans, have this huge necessity of talking. Personally, I prefer writing. That's the blog suits me very well. That's why I feel like I've been in a cage if I don't blog very often (even when I don't have what to say).

Last week was kind of busy and I didn't spend much time at home, which affects my thoughts. I rarely remember I want to write and one day all the ideas pop up my mind I want to write about everything in just one post. Old things, I mean…

Man, don’t you hate hiccups? And yawning while you have hiccups? I have a couple of things to do when I am in this “situation”, but the best is to be scared. I read somewhere that there is a scientific explanation for that.

Back to business. I remember writing about a Josh Groban concert we went a couple of weeks ago. I don’t remember writing a line about how it was. To make a long story short: it was a radio concert – for Radio BBC 2 – just for guests, most of them, part of the BBC club, or so. 80% of the guests were above 80 years old, 10% between 25 and 35, and 10% below 15. We thought it was a joke when we arrived and saw that HUGE queue with seniors. Probably you have never heard of Josh Groban before, but the guy is under 25 yrs old. A kid. I was relieved when the lady by my side asked “who is this artist?” Ok, they weren’t there for Josh… Ten minutes before the show, we learned that the BBC orchestra was going to play for 45 minutes. The grannies were there for this! :-P

This is Josh Groban. Awful haircut!

This is the BBC orchestra. They played Starwars' theme and a lot of songs I've never heard of.

Good news, everyone! I am officially a Portuguese national! My birth certificate arrived last week. What does that mean? That I can now work in the UK without relying in a work permit (almost impossible to get one, I would say) or special visas. Next steps? Get an ID, whose process, in London, takes 3 months; in Brazil, 45 days; in Portugal 10 days. Unfortunately the air tickets to Lisbon are not so cheap and I can’t afford to stay 10 days there, so it will have to be through London consulate.

I’ve been talking to some recruitment consultants, to find out what are my chances here in Marketing-Entertainment. Apparently it is not as easy as we think, it takes a long while, but, yeah, it is possible to get a good job here. One of the recruitment agents I’ve visited was near Harrods. I was too lazy to get in, which I regret now. I was told that Harrods was the first (and only??) store in the UK (Europe? World?) to sell camel’s milk. Ok, this information didn’t change my life at all, but I bet they have nice stuff there. The store occupies a whole square; it’s really big.

A tiny bit of Harrods. I couldn't get the bottom and the top is the same picture from this angle I was.

I found this very useful information when I was cleaning my stuff:
Solar sign: Cancer *
Ascendant: Scorpio *
Moon: Virgo *
Pluto: Libra *
Neptune: Sagittarius
Mars: Taurus
Venus: Taurus
Mercury: Pisces
Jupiter: Pisces
Saturn: Leo
Urane: Scorpio *

My friend’s mom, who is an astrologist, gave me this information, based on my date, time and local of birth. The most important signs were marked with a *, but I can’t remember what they mean now, as this was given to me about 5 years ago. So, you all know me very well now! Haha

At last, but not least, just a little note saying that weekend was fun. Friday we went to a stand up comedy. As I imagined, I missed some of the jokes. Besides, the comedians weren’t THAT funny. Saturday we had a fondue at Mariana’s place. Unfortunately I forgot my camera, but I would love to take a pic of us having fondue in the kitchen. It was great and totally unexpected. Sunday we decided to be lazy. I’m on my pre-period, so I was lazy and hungry for sweets. It was good, good! :-)

And on the cinema side, we’ve just seen one film lately: A Good Year. Although it is a tire brand, the film is very cool.

No big plans for this week. I’ll keep you posted on the news.

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