Photos for days.

Yesterday was my last Friday being on holidays.

It was good while it lasted. No, let me rephrase that, it was GREAT while it lasted.

In two months I went to NYC, I hit the beach every morning for two weeks, I chilled with the fam down South by the pool, and spent a few days in Sevilla (a trip just for two, this time – the first time!). So I can’t complain. Even though I do complain. Who can blame me? No one wants to go back to work after some time on holidays! Well, I certainly have some difficulty imagining, coming Monday, getting up at 6am. Ugh. 

Anyway…! Today stories on Instagram was released and I got completely addicted to it. Me. The one who downloaded snapchat thrice without really knowing how to properly work with that thing. I’m in love now. Let’s see how long this lasts. Did they really have to release this right before I get back to work?! I mean, what am I gonna post about now? Me going to school and me coming back home?? (most probably) The Stories I could’ve done while being in NYC! Or at the beach! Or anywhere…! Seriously Instagram… 

Anyway, here are the photos of the new 365days I’m trying to do (it’s my nth time, I know). 

aug12, day12
aug13, day013
aug14, day014
aug15, day015
aug16, day016
aug17, day017

aug18, day018

aug19, day019aug20, day020

aug21, day021

aug22, day022

aug23, day023

aug24, day024

aug25, day025

aug26, day026

I’ll be back soon for more photos of NYC and Sevilla, and a review on the newest Harry Potter book. 

Have a great time and check out my Instagram!…for stories. 


It feels like I’ve been neglecting this space. Well, I kinda have, in a way. First term at school is always crazy, being a mix of meetings, unexpected planning, new contents, new students, new rules and back bending teaching. The first week of teaching felt like a whole freaking month. Everything was so fast paced that it kind of got mashed up together in a short period of time.

Excuses, excuses… the fact is that I haven’t even had the time to upload more pictures from Japan. And my instagram has been quite a bit empty lately…which saddens me. I love that community and I feel rather bad that I’m neglecting everyone there. Well, life happens. Either way, here’s a bit of my instagramin’ for the month of August and the tiny September sample.


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the wrap up no.2

Let’s say welcome to March with the second wrap up!

1. people to look up to

Ronda Rousey — I am a big MMA (mixed martial arts) fan and my heart gave a few flip-flops when last weekend I saw this lady and her opponent and challenger, Liz Carmouche, fight inside the octagon upholding the main event of the evening. This is history, people. This only goes to show that women have the same power as men on any sport. It’s important that the world understands that. And she’s also very cute!

2. places to go

Hard Rock Cafe in Lisbon — I don’t usually like loud music while I’m having dinner but this was a tremendously fun dinner me and Keoshi had on Wednesday. We ordered way too much food to begin with and ended up completely stuffed but we had a blast and the food was absolutely scrumptious! I had a crème brûlée for desert that was to die for, and unfortunately I didn’t take a picture…I was too full to even remember…and a very strong mojito and a huge beer didn’t help the cause. It’s definitely a great place to have some fun while eating great food.

3. geekiness

Sun (web app) — this weather web app is minimalistic, pretty and does the job. Just how I like it.

4. web finds 

windows of new york — absolutely fabulous! Illustrated portraits of New York Windows.

5. eye candy

Follow Me To project — this instagram project by Murad Osmann is fantastic. Even though the style of the photography is not my favorite, the project is very cool.

Casa Agudela — beautifully designed house in (my very pretty) Portugal.


Have a nice friday!


Hello, everyone!

If you follow me on instagram you know by now that I’m visiting the city of light for the holidays!

Paris is a city very near to my heart and my family’s, and I have always loved this city like my own.

This is my third time here and I’ve only been here one day but I’m already loving my time here. We rented a tiny little place just next to Printemps and we will be enjoying this lovely city until next year.

We got here yesterday in the morning, after having slept for 3 hours, and took the train to the center of the city, where we met our lovely hosts who showed us our tiny but very cute apartment and then we headed out for lunch at aki. Aki is a Japanese restaurant where we had been before, and it’s perfect because besides being very Japanese it also serves okonomiyaki, my favorite Japanese food.

So delicious. After that we went to the usual spots, like the Louvre and the champs élysées and for the first time in a long time I set foot in a city that makes me feel like there’s still a Christmas season, so many lights and fun things to see and do…!

I’m loving it so so much… And we’re just getting started.

Expect a lot of photos and posts the next few days!

Enjoy your weekend!

















On Thursday I went with a friend to Castella do Paulo. It’s a tiny place ran by a Japanese lady and her Portuguese husband in Lisbon and it serves the most wonderful food!
I only had desserts and green tea but even these were a little beyond spectacular.

I’ve been wanting to go there for ages, literally, I’ve been wanting to go there for probably 10 years or so, then this friend of mine, a Greek girl who’s in Portugal for less than 6 months just happened to know the place!

I loved it so so much. Castella has a very particular history so you might want to check out their website and read about their wonderful story.

Definitely a place where I’ll go back to.

Have a nice weekend!