Tuesday, September 29, 2009


We went to the salvation army today to look for cheap furniture and other stuff like that for our new place.
We got two chairs and some lovely old dishes... One of them I used in this photo.
Now we just need the house to work out...

Monday, September 28, 2009

Fresh Starts...

I know I've not been around much lately.
First I got obsessed with scanning and re-photographing my old family photos. I really want to get that done. But it's a huge huge job and I'm perhaps about half way only after almost 6 months of work!
Second my computer was dying and I wanted to get the most photos done possible before it dies.

The good news is that as of today I have a brand new computer... Yay! So it's much faster and easier to work now...
The other good news is we may have a place of our own soon. It's still not 100% sure but if it works out we will be out of my parents home and in to a little house (actually quite big for my standards).
It's a long story that I won't get into just yet...
And it will take a lot of work, painting and stuff but I'm really looking forward to it and will surely post lots of photos of the progress we are or not making when the time comes.
But, enough for now... I will stop here and try to post some photos soon, I promise.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


We had a national holiday... and as most people do we went to the beach. It was great... lots of fun things to do. This time we went on a very fancy motoboat of friends of some friends... and got a feel of the good life...
We also went sailing on my father's sail boat... not as glamorous as the giant motorboat, but a lot more quiet and peaceful.
We stopped off at an island where there was once a prison and visited it's remains... It was frustrating because I didn't take my good camera, just the little point and shoot. I got a couple of nice shots anyway.
I intend to go back there with proper equipment some time soon though!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


It's not easy going back to one's roots. Hell, I've been back home for 6 months now and there's been a lot of head butting going on. I believe once you've left home, don't go back... Unless it's to visit of course. But here I have no choice. We have started to look for our own place, but small apartments within our budget range are very very hard to find at the moment here in Sao Paulo. This city is crazy.... Why are there SO many people living here?? Sometimes I ask myself why on earth did I ever come back?! I don't regret it. I know deep down it was necessary, but still. On Sunday we went out with some friends. They took us to a great Chinese restaurant here in Liberdade (Sao Paulo's China/Japantown)... It was so nice on the way back to drive in normal traffic that I said: "hey on Sundays I feel like I could actually live here!" Because on any other day, you have to be crazy to choose to live here!! I guess I am!

Anyway, I was walking around the neighbourhood today, staring at all the buildings I could imagine myself living in and looking for "for rent" signs when I came across these amazing trees. They are all over Sao Paulo, bursting up the sidewalks with their incredible roots. Aren't they just wonderful?