well… things have been rough lately. Not in a bad way. Being proactive is one of many qualities you can get as a human being. Right now I’m in the middle of several tasks: organizing my moving to the U.K. scheduled in January (yes, I know. I’m a classic emigrant), practicing my master thesis defense presentation which will happen in any moment now, keeping personal responsibilities/goals up front while attending a small surgery (it’s ok, nothing to worry about). I guess it all comes on managing pressure versus stress… but anyway, as anyone says in real life: “don’t stop. just keep going”.
my journey for the past few months has been in Germany finishing my education and working as well. This Erasmus experience has been amazing! Right now I’m finishing my graduation to get on board in a new adventure in early January. Chris Klupfel shots different video portrays: I was lucky to be part of one of them: raw, simple and nervous. hope you enjoy it! cheers
there are three days a year where one of the oldest festivals in Portugal occurs in early September. Festa do Avante! is something I recommend to dance, discover and listen to not only Portuguese bands but also to some interesting sounds made in Europe. Always full of people, culture, food and politics, “Avante” (as we call it) is a good experience to share with friends and family.
lately it all comes down to more than words: writing an internship report (or the so-called thesis) it’s not an easy piece of cake but also it’s not at all impossible. meanwhile I’ve been enjoying the simple things in life that only some people know about: walking on the beach, dancing near the sea, drinking refreshing cocktails, swimming. Summer is better when you have a project in hands and you work on it in the most stressful environment. Can’t wait to finish all my writing and go back to work! Cheers! have a good summertime ;)
To finish my Masters degree in acting (performing arts), I did an Erasmus internship abroad. Meanwhile I ended up enrolling on this play which was inspired by Ingrid Lausund’s “Hysterikon”: we all loved the concept of the text and from that point we’ve created something new. The whole process was amazing! I can’t wait for the next project!
Dramaturgy: Asisa Hafez
178. Production / TheaterSpielHaus
Photography: Sara Felino
there are so many people we cannot live without. I’ve learned through time that it’s fine, ok and reasonable to be dependent from others. Best friends are there when we least expect: they are with us no matter how. Their advice stays in our minds to face reality. Friends are always surprising: even when you don’t stay in touch so often, they are there for a good chat. Personally, I find the connection that maintains a relationship, one of the most mystic treasures of humanity. It’s the unknown we crave and it’s the discovering that’s exciting (and after many years we keep the right ones inside our hearts).
Recently I’ve been noticing truthfulness between human beings: business colleagues saying goodbye at the subway, a couple holding hands while dancing at 3am on the street, a child picking his father’s nose at the park. These things will reflect later on our wrinkles. As time goes by, our face tells a story by its disposition. We are able to capture signs of love and happiness and turn that into a tattoo, a landmark in our body. Also all the scars from all the mistakes you’ve done are preserved as life lessons (because truth hurts but also sets you free). Nothing is perfect; but when you feel genuinely and spontaneously happy, there’s not better award in this lifetime.