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"Cidade Oculta"

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É com grande gosto que partilho convosco a minha exposição no "Era uma vez no Porto": 10 fotografias, tiradas no Porto, em Barcelona, Paris, Londres e Berlim.

O bar está aberto a partir das 21h, e fica acima da Livraria Lello, na baixa portuense.
As fotos são para vender!

Acompanhem também as novidades no Facebook!


She draws, he writes

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Everyone should follow the "Lettering versus Calligraphy" project. It says dedication all over it! :)
Everyday, a new battle!

Another message from The Listserve

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Hi, everyone!

This is another email I got via The Listserve. I found it very inspiring and true to the purpose of life, so I asked to share it here. Paul was very kind and let me share his words with all of you :)

Happy New Year!

"I have two young sons, aged 2 and 4 and before they were born I started to make a list of things they might find useful as they grew up. I keep adding to it, but thought I'd share a few to my fellow listservers. You won't find any 'live as if every day is your last' or 'follow your dreams' because for me they don't add anything. If anyone has others to add, then email me and I'll send then all I receive to those who submitted!

1. If you ever get bored, just open your eyes: This is a great reminder for me that we normally stumble around the world on automatic mode, missing so much around us. It's a reminder to stop now and then, especially when bored, to look around and try to see things that you may have not seen before. This also reminded me of a great quote by the late hypnotherapist, Milton Erickson: "have you ever noticed that every blade of grass is a different shade of green?". it still amazes me that simply asking yourself this question directly affects your perceptual system. Highly recommend books by Harvard prof, Ellen Langer on western scholastic mindfulness which will blow your mind (start with the power of mindful learning).

2. You rarely need more time, but more time limits: I've been my most productive when I've only had a limited time to complete things. I did my Masters, another course of study and worked managing a college (= available all hours) all at the same time, and really had to partition out my time. I would have struggled if they were at separate times in my life. This links with another one, "self imposed discipline is always better than forced upon you".

3. Anyone can be creative: so many people go to their graves thinking they don't have a creative bone in their bodies. I teach creativity and there are three enduring myths: you have to be born creative; creativity is only for those in the Arts & you have to wait for creativity to strike. All are unnecessary and crap! Instead I believe that: creativity is a set of techniques, which can be learnt by anyone in any industry/background, and can be employed at any time. Highly recommend the books by Edward De bono, especially "Serious Creativity".he recycles his ideas but this is the best book to smash these myths.

4. Compassion starts with seeing how we are similar: those of us reading this are better off than most people in the world. Compassion and gratitude for me go hand in hand and I've enjoyed reading some of the arising works/research on positive psychology. Simple implementation: start writing three new things you're grateful for at the end of each day. Agreed, it sounds a little light and fluffy, but I found it makes me more resilient in the day as it forces you to actively seek out what's good in your life. Check out Shawn Achor's TED Talk for a simple introduction.

5. Enjoy the journey because you'll never get there: this is hugely important.too many people work towards Imagined happiness rather than trying to live it day to day. Happiness should come first: it makes everything much easier

6. Arrogance is weakness: simple as that. Pity the arrogant and pretentious, it's all just a wank.

There's more but I'm limited by time and words. Happy to receive any from you.who knows, yours may be the one that changes my boys' lives!!

Thanks for your time.


Paul
Stavanger, Norway"

Listserve

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I am registered on Listserve.com, so every single day I receive an email from a "John / Jane Doe".
Today, I got the message you can read below and I felt it was interesting to share it here.

I have to be honest. I think this is a great concept and I'm glad that it got such a great reception. I am really happy to have been chosen but to be honest I'm not particularly well spoken. I'm an artist and just started a job in June making a video game called Mage Faire Online.
This is where things get interesting... I absolutely love it but if it has taught me anything, besides the ridiculous amounts of real world experience I've gotten so far, it is that everything, even your dream job can have ups and downs. It's amazing to think that something that you always want your entire life can have ANYTHING negative to it, but that's life. So, then what did this lead me to realize? Well, it made me realize that happiness is a lot simpler than people think.
Happiness is just that, being happy. The ONLY way to be happy, is to be happy. What I mean is that you should just feel happy about life, things you have, and not worry about the things you don't.
OK, the other secret to happiness is to never listen to someone who says, “Oh, you're going to do “insert cool thing here”? I wish I could do that!” That has ALWAYS driven me crazy. If you want to do something, do it. If you want to live in France for the rest of your life, find a way. There is always an excuse that will stop you from doing this but ignore that. It always seems impossible but it's not. You only have to figure out how. I taught English for 2 years in another country and it was not hard to do. There are people out in the world willing to help you with anything. You just have to use Google ;)
On a personal note, if anyone is Hungarian or speaks Hungarian I have one thing to say, “Mindig a szivem Magyarorszagon lesz!”

John (from Albuquerque)

Now selling on Etsy!

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The Lumi Project

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This is an innovative project of printing with sunlight!

Valentino

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Em Março, aproveitámos um voucher da Groupon para jantar no Valentino. Já lá tinha passado várias vezes, mas nunca tinha entrado. Apesar da curiosidade, sempre me tinham avisado da despesa que dá fazer um jantar fora em alguns italianos. Para quem não sabe a que restaurante me refiro, trata-se da esplanada coberta do Centro Comercial Parque Itália, na Júlio Dinis (Porto).

Assim sendo, aproveitámos um jantar para dois que nos ficou por cerca de 40 €, em vez de mais de 90 €.
Começámos com dois Martini - sou fã confessa de Martini - e entradas: tomate com mozzarella e ervas e bruschetta de tomate.

Enquanto esperávamos pelos pratos principais, conseguíamos apreciar noite chuvosa na rua. Os pratos escolhidos foram um tagliatelle de gambas e um combinado de lasagna e cannelloni. Estavam muito bem confeccionados e todo o ambiente do restaurante ajudava a degustá-los lentamente, ainda com a chuva lá fora. Sem dúvida, um jantar romântico.

Ainda incluído tínhamos café ou chá - optámos pelos cafés - e gelado para a sobremesa. Os gelados - caseiros, contaram-nos - são bastante bons, pelo que vale a pena passar lá nem que seja só para este pequeno "pecado".

Como usámos o voucher, o jantar compensou sem dúvida o preço pago; felizmente, conseguimos ir aproveitando estas oportunidades para conhecer novos sítios e deixar alguns comentários!

O Camafeu

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camafeu (s. m.)
1. Pedra fina com duas camadas, diferentes na cor, uma das quais leva gravado um desenho em relevo.
2. [Informal] Cara muito feia.
3. [Antigo] Selo dos reis de Portugal.
4. Efígie dos reis nas moedas.

Neste caso, não se trata de um pendente, nem muito menos de alguém menos belo, mas antes de um restaurante muito agradável na Baixa Portuense.
O Camafeu, sito na Praça Carlos Alberto, está escondido num 1º andar de um prédio histórico. Para os mais desnorteados, fica ao lado do café Luso.

Temos que tocar à campaínha na rua para entrar. Somos acompanhados até um espaço acolhedor, recatado e intimista, cuja decoração romântica não cai nos exageros rocócós de outros tempos. Aqui, podemos almoçar ou jantar entre terça e sábado (ao sábado, apenas servem jantares), sempre com a certeza de um bom serviço, quer no pessoal, quer na refeição.

Jantámos no Camafeu em Março passado e apaixonamo-nos pelo local. Apetecia prolongar ainda mais o jantar, para que durasse a noite toda, de tão confortável que nos sentimos. Passemos à refeição, bem confeccionada - surpreendeu-nos todo o carinho, tão fácil de perceber!

Para entradas, cogumelos gratinados e queijo fundido com framboesas: uma delícia! Os cogumelos (frescos) estavam no ponto certo e a combinação de queijo com framboesas é simplesmente inteligente.

Cogumelos

Queijo com framboesas


Começámos a refeição com calma e deliciamo-nos com as entradas.
Pratos principais: porco preto com puré e legumes e peito de frango recheado com alheira e coberto com molho de maçã - ambos deliciosos. Volto a mencionar que as primeiras 5 estrelas vão para o carinho no atendimento e na confecção. Sem isso, seria apenas mais um restaurante com boa comida!
Terminámos com um gelado de chá verde, fresco e a calhar, para deixar o estômago bem reconfortado.

Por toda a refeição (aqui faltam os cafés e as bebidas, claro...), pagámos cerca de 50 euros, se bem me recordo. Um preço aceitável para um jantar memorável.


Fica também a sugestão para o almoço, com preços económicos e igualmente deliciosos (de terça a sábado), aproveitando-se também a vista para a Praça Carlos Alberto num dia solarengo de Primavera.