I was wondering (again)…

August 16, 2012

If I should delete this blog completely…

I’m not sure if people are still blogging nowadays…. Everybody is tweeting or facebooking instead…

Hm… Hm… But I have to admit, blogs still have a special “flair”… the idea that only the ones who WANT to read it will drop by to see what’s happening around is kind of a relief of the Facebook/Tweet craziness…

Hm. Maybe I’ll start to write here again. 😉


From Petting to Fucking

September 4, 2009

I am really fascinated by the fact that here in Europe people only need 39 minutes from Petting to Fucking… XD

seriously, I think these German speakers are really cool!!! 🙂

more Infos can be found @ Wikipedia:

More Infos about Petting

More Infos about Fucking


If I would have a child, it would for sure write something like this…

August 13, 2009

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

I know, I know… this piece of sh… is old and old and everybody got this per e-mail 1,000,000 times…

Buuuut… I need to say: if I would have a kid, I would be sooooooooooooo proud of my child for writing something like that:

Plan to take over the world

PS: of course this piece of paper was inspired on the 80’s… hmmmm… what would be the contemporary version? Instead of Liberachi, “Marilyn Manson”? Instead of Michael Jackson Robbie Williams? Or Maybe Britney Spears?  😛


Thinking about life in a greater sense

July 29, 2009

Well, I started to write a diet-blog with a friend of mine – to lose weight together – and then I suddenly realized how “mainstream” we are.
I mean, we live just some years, dunno, 7, 8 decades? Life is too short and we spend it with such futile things like diet, work, money and stuff…
I wish I could use my time on something more interesting and useful like travelling and meeting people from everywhere…

*sigh*

Well, anyway… All this thoughts to say that I need to lose weight (just like every women in the whole world… 😛 ) and that we finally bought a 37-inch LCD TV. Wow, that’s amazing!!! 🙂

Yeah, life in a greater sense. And I am happy for having a new TV and some pounds less… how “average” I am!! 😛
(but happy anyway)


WordPress iPhone App

July 13, 2009

I just downloaded the WordPress iPhone app. Maybe this way I’ll manage to post here more often.
Amazing. When I bought my iPhone 8 months ago, I would never imagine that I would really use it!
But now.. well, I’m just addicted!! 😀


After a long long time…

June 23, 2009

hi everybody,

well, I still need to put things together before re-starting to post something here… but since I’ve read this here this morning… well I decided to post it!

Maybe it’s the beginning of a new good posting phase… 🙂

“I consider that a man’s brain originally is like a little empty attic, and you have to stock it with such furniture as you choose.

 

A fool takes in all the lumber of every sort that he comes across, so that the knowledge which might be useful to him gets crowded out, or at best is jumbled up with a lot of other things so that he has a difficulty in laying his hands upon it.

 

Now the skilful workman is very careful indeed as to what he takes into his brain-attic. He will have nothing but the tools which may help him in doing his work, but of these he has a large assortment, and all in the most perfect order.

 

It is a mistake to think that that little room has elastic walls and can distend to any extent. Depend upon it there comes a time when for every addition of knowledge you forget something that you knew before. It is of the highest importance, therefore, not to have useless facts elbowing out the useful ones”.

 

Sherlock Holmes in Sir Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes Series: A Study in Scarlet.

I liked the text. I really liked it.

Sometimes we spend too much time trying to put too much in our brains.  And then we forget to focus our efforts in one or other direction.

It is ok if someone does not want to keep any focus…

… but for the ones who want to achieve something – even if it is “only” peace of mind – it would be better to avoid putting too much in his/her brain-attic, and keeping inside only the relevant stuff.

Hm. I think I should do some housekeeping in my brain-attic!! 😉

 


Run, Jaqui, Run!!

October 17, 2008
Oi pessoal!
 
cá estou eu de novo correndo. Literalmente.
 
Tomei parte da segunda “run for fun” da minha vida. Mais uma competição de curta distância, só pelo prazer de correr e se divertir com isso! 🙂
 
(bom, eu já tinha falado do Business Run – fotos aqui: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nuala_die_fee4/tags/businessrun2008/ )
 
… desta vez nós corremos à noite, no centro de Viena. (vejam www.viennanightrun.at)
 
FOI BOM DEMAIS DA CONTA, minha gente!
 
Juntamos 8 colegas de trabalho e corremos, rimos, tiramos fotos e no final estávamos suados e felizes da vida. Bom demais!!!
 
Dêem uma olhada nas fotos:  /nualadiefeeviennanightrun2008/
 
Admito que ainda estou competindo em trechos curtos, mas o importante é que vou adiante, vou adiante… Quero em 2010 correr uma meia-maratona. Até lá ainda tem muito quilômetro pela frente.
 
E o mais importante é que é D – I – V – E -R – T – I – D – O correr!!! Pra quem não crê, basta juntar uns 2 ou 3 amigos e correr beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeem devagarzinho!! Bem devagarzinho mesmo. Tipo 9 a 10 minutos por quilômetro. O importante é conseguir bater papo enquanto corre, sem perder o fôlego.
 
Fazendo isso duas vezes por semana, em menos de 2 meses já dá pra fazer 4 km em menos de meia hora. E por aí vai, até correr rapidinho, rapidinho, sem se cansar!
 
… não é legal?
 
E o melhor de tudo: correr é de graça! Não tem que pagar academia, não tem horário de funcionamento, basta pôr o tênis e a pista de treinamento fica em frente à porta de casa.
 
Bom demais da conta, minha gente! Eu recomendo!  😛
 
beijos, Jaque.

German Studies Tiramisù meeting!

October 6, 2008

it was a wonderful weekend in Dresden!

After a long long long while we had finally a get-together with almost all German Studies 2005 classmates!! 🙂

We’ve met at Elisa’s place, made tiramisù (an authentic one, since Elisa is Italian!) and enjoyed some lasagna, too!

I was missing these fellows a lot! – and it was very good to enjoy the warm feeling of being among good old friends!  🙂

here some pictures:

German Studies Tiramisù Treff Oktober 2008

German Studies Tiramisù Treff Oktober 2008

German Studies Tiramisù Treff Oktober 2008

German Studies Tiramisù Treff Oktober 2008

here also the pictures taken by Nadja (hm, the site is in Russian…)

http://foto.mail.ru/mail/nadja1980/2

 

… I am feeling happy!  🙂


Queen & Paul Rodgers @ Wien Stadthalle on November 1st

October 5, 2008

due to other appointment I won’t be able to go to this concert, so I need to sell the tickets.

Here the link to the eBay auction:

www.ebay.at

viel Spaß beim Bieten!  🙂


The first night at the Opera is never to be forgotten…

September 23, 2008

Well, this is something I would like to share with you…

After living in Vienna for 1,5 year I finally had my first night at the famous, legendary “Wiener Staatsoper” (Vienna State Opera).

Saying it was amazing, wonderful, unforgettable etc… is just futile. Because everyone knows (or can imagine) this.

But being there on Saturday… just feeling the atmosphere, just thinking about how many notorious composers and musicians and ballet dancers and singers and… and… have been there to share their art with all of us, mere mortals… *sigh*… wow, I was really touched and it’s really difficult to put in words how amazing it was to be there.

Anyway, we went to the play (well, can I call this a “play”? Hm, I think so… it was actually a ballet play, but it’s still a play… I am sorry for my ignorance, I am no expert in arts, I am only a mere mortal who was amused to death during the presentation… ), Jenny and I, and it was “Onegin“, an Opera composed by Pyotr Tchaikovsky based on the novel in verse by Aleksandr Pushkin.

I am really glad to be there with Jenny, since she studied Philology and she’s been reading Russian Literature her whole life… it was nice ’cause she explained everything about the characters and about the story… therefore it wasn’t necessary to buy the libretto, hehehehe…

The play was amazing, the ballet company is just perfect and we had a great time at the Opera…

… and then I began to ask myself, why didn’t I go to the Vienna State Opera before?

Hm. I always thought, the tickets to the Opera have to be very very expensive… the best seats are indeed pretty expensive (something around 100-170 Euro)… and we did have very good seats for the “Onegin” because our friend Flávia, who’s a ballet dancer at the Vienna State Opera, got the free tickets for us.

… but there are also other seats which aren’t that expensive! – well, that’s what I thought, but I needed to check it.

Then it was planned that a friend from Dresden, Germany, would come to Vienna on the weekend, and then I decided to organize a night at the Opera with cheap tickets!  🙂

And this was on Friday, 19th September – I got the tickets for the Opera “The Flying Dutchman“, by Wagner.

Well, I have to admit: we had to stand still the whole time (and there was no “coffee break”, they played the 3 acts at once!! :-O ), but it was still an amazing experience.  And that was my first live Wagner Opera, and I was really glad I could understand what they were singing – and the Vienna State Opera has also some displays where we can read the lyrics in German and in English, that was pretty useful!  😉

 

So that’s actually the aim of this post: sometimes we refuse to do something interesting because we think “it’s too expensive”, or for any other reason. And actually even for something which sounds as fancy as “a night at the opera” there is always a way for anybody to get into it.

Like the old saying: “where there’s a will, there’s a way”  🙂