Vscocam app review

This post has been written for a while now — I finished the 12th of June but I wanted to proof read it and change a few things, but on the 13th I had to rush to the hospital, so this kind of fell behind. I now had a minute in between breastfeeding and taking a shower and I finally came around to finish this. Hope you enjoy! Continue reading “Vscocam app review”

Amsterdam ’14.

This past week of doing nothing (work related) felt incredibly amazing!

I was able to tidy up the kitchen and our wardrobe, and prepare everything for the big changes coming in August (aka an office! — just to make it clear). In the meantime, and since I’m going overseas in just a couple of days, I came back to the hometown to stay a bit with my parents and run a few errands that have to be done here. Also, I’ve been watching anime and reading manga non-stop — yesterday I went to bed way past 2 am (back in the day I’d go to bed at 6 am because of manga/anime…this only means I’m getting old, right?) watching Cross Game and reading Rinne. And I went off the deep end yesterday because Sailor Moon has had a reboot!!! So I watched the whole episode on stream at the same time as Japanese and worldwide moonies and it felt awesome! Technology is such an amazing thing… Back in the day I’d have to wait weeeeeeks on end just so someone in the United States could get the episode, find another person who’d translate it to english, add subtitles to the thing and then download it through IRC channels. Good ol’days. Now it’s just faster. Not better, faster.

Aaaaaand I also had time to edit pics! And I’ve also had time to realise how many pics I have to edit from the Spring break…! Too many. So many in fact that I decided I will now bombard you with Amsterdam pics until I’m at my holiday destination, and then I’ll have to bombard you with iPhone pics from…wherever I am, and only after I come back I’ll upload the Spring pics. So many plans…!

So, here are a few pics from Amsterdam and I hope you enjoy!

heineken is a must.

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funday.

Follow my blog with Bloglovin * I needed to do this because someone added my blog to bloglovin’ again, and I was warned that I had to ‘claim’ it — as if the blog is not mine already — so there we go… I haven’t stepped foot on bloglovin’ for a long time but it’s looking nice. *

Even though I’m on break I still have a ton of things to do this week. I need to spring-clean the house because this will be my only big break before summer holidays and I have to do it now or I know I won’t manage to do it any other time. Cleaning during the week takes a big, ginormous chunk of time of my free-at-home-time, and because I’m a clean and neat freakazoid it gets to my head very quickly when I know I don’t have time to do it properly. There’s just too much to do after getting home from work! So I need to do a really thorough and deep cleaning and organising around the house this week.

Curtains and wall-mounting shelves need to be done this week;

I also need to get back to the usual workout routine, even though I’ve been riding my (new and awesome) bike almost everyday after work, but I need to get back to callisthenics and yoga quickly;

The bikes in the living room situation needs some solving…

I need to organise what ever I need to do for the freaking dissertation — I keep forgetting about that…ugh;

And some interior design needs to happen as well…along with a trip to ikea probably.

Oh good heavens…this is just too much to do in just one week time. Damn. But it needs to happen.

Right now it’s still sunday and I’m focusing on updating my feeds and reading whatever I had in line to read and posting stuff to tumblr and pinterest… and we’ll see about tomorrow. I’m also trying to figure out how Reeder (my feed reader) is going to deal with the retiring of Google Reader… They only said “Don’t worry, reeder won’t die”. Okay… thanks, but these days I need a little more reassuring than just “don’t worry”. Hopefully everything will be okay.

And because it is Sunday I’m sharing with you guys a very Sunday-Funday keoshi, akira and me had back in the beginning of March.

Have an awesome day!

the wrap up.

My week has been absolutely insane, but over lunch time I find a bit of time to wonder around my feed rss reader, reeder (which I am in absolute love, by the way — yes, I know I have already said that, several times) and I always find some interesting stuff. Well if in 1000 news there weren’t at least a few interesting that would be weird…

So anyway, why not start a new category?! (I must be insane.) I was very much inspired by One Life One Chance moments of the week — but this is great, don’t expect anything extraordinarily great from me on this subject.

The wrap up would be literally a wrap up of my week around the web and places I was in or something like that…I haven’t exactly figured it all out. But basically a summary of my week! Wouldn’t that be fun? Yes, well…it can not be anything too extensive because I simply do not have the time but yeah… we’ll see (how long will I be able to keep this up, hum? place your bets!).

So here’s… the wrap up.

1. web finds

downtownfrombehind — it’s a photographic series project that captures people riding their bikes from behind in the streets of New York City. Very fun, original and even though I would have liked to see random people riding their bikes, these are chosen subjects, like designers, architects, entrepreneurs, academics, etc. Very cool.

tartelette — delicious recipes with awesome photos.

2. something to eat

After mid-term break I was pumped (even though still a bit jet lagged) and ready to go to school early in the morning on monday. I wanted to have a great breakfast so I fried a bit of prosciutto (on sunday night), threw a few bits onto an little cup, a bit of fresh cream, two eggs (uncooked) and chives, salt and pepper. I cooked it in the oven for 10~12 minutes et voilá. Freaking delicious. In a big glass (of water) I put granola, greek natural yogurt, a bit of vanilla, red berries on top and there you go, your daily serving of nuts and seeds with delicious fruit. All that with a piece of whole wheat bread and bits of different cheeses and, of course, a cup of coffee. Delish.

sorry for the crappy photo, but there’s no light out when I have my breakfasts now, so it’s hard to take good photos.

3. to watch

Food, Inc. — This very enlightening documentary by Robert Kenner is an outstanding piece of investigative journalism about the food we eat everyday, focusing specially on the American food industry and its consumers. The fact that you can literally die if you eat certain types of food is thoroughly addressed  and there’s no sugar coating to make you feel a little better. We are eating crap and we should all know that.

I showed this in class and the kids were astonished. And I was too, again. I had forgotten how bad we eat. And to help matters I heard on the radio today, while I was driving to work, that the vast majority of the meat sellers (butchers and so on) in Lisbon are selling minced meat infested with such pretty things like salmonella and things of the sort. WTeff, man?! I am seriously considering to stop eating  meat… unless my dad knows the names of its original owners.

4. geekiness

Remember the milk app — for the iPhone. I had to get a nice task manager app and I guess this is the most obvious…for a very good reason. It works and it does what it’s supposed to do.

5. places to go

Guilty — Yesterday me and Keoshi went out for a nice meal at guilty. Good food, though overpriced, and a nice vibe all around…until the music gets too loud and you have to shout to talk with the person in front of you. Still, it’s a nice place.

 

And that’s all for the week, folks!

Enjoy the rest of your friday!

 

instagram new terms of service: take a deepbreath.

Instagram was the first app I ever
downloaded for my iPhone as soon as I got it and it has a been a
source of fun, friendships, inspiration, creativity and just a
little bit of addiction. Well, everything can take a turn,
right? sometimes for the worst! Right. But just take a deep breath.
Yesterday I briefly considered deleting my instagram account in the near future,
after I read a ton of comments and screenshots and a few articles on the web about the new
Terms of Service of Instagram. People
were up in arms! And it’s completely understandable… Like
everyone else, I panicked. Then I wrapped my mind around it and
went to read the ToS myself. Turns out they improved it and not
otherwise! Instagram has always had the right to use our
photos in ads in whichever way they wanted, but now they have
limited that. On the verge they explain it very
clearly: ;

Now you’re only agreeing that
someone else can pay Instagram
to display your photos and other
information only in connection
with
paid or sponsored content. These phrases have
very specific meanings — Instagram can’t sell your photos to
anyone, for example. It simply doesn’t have
permission.

; In fact, go read that article. It explains it
perfectly. I completely understand how people jump into conclusions
about these matters. The language used is complicated and boring
and I really think Instagram should have anticipated this
reaction after all the commotion that happened after Facebook got
involved. They should have promptly explained what was going on
without all the jibber-jabber. They have done so yesterday. No harm
done. I will still keep posting on instagram as always! and here! Aaaaaaannnd on flickr. I’ve been missing flickr for a while now. I even let my pro account expire a few months ago… I think I will go back to flickr on full force after christmas. flickr is not only a great place to see great photos but it is also a great place to store your photos. I’ve got more than 5k photos there that I know won’t go anywhere. And that, for me, is amazing.

Anyway…! Here are a few more shots from Berlin! Enjoy and have a nice wednesday!
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get more followers on instagram: the ultimate guide.

This is an odd title around here, right? Oh well. Ever since I got my iPhone on christmas I have been an avid instagram user and the last few months I took it up on myself to discover the mysterious laws of instagram follows. So now I’m gonna rant about it.

Turns out you don’t really need to be an exceptionally good iphoneographer to have loads of followers. I’ll give you a few examples:

weloveunicorns.com – Beautiful photos and Dulce is a beautiful person. Same goes for Diana on everydaystories.net.

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