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The sea

Waking up to a vast dry land. Luckily, I never had to fantom that thought. I always lived near the ocean. To live in an island is to be surrounded by this mass of water that isolates you from the world. You are trap in a glass bubble that you can’t escape.

And yet…

The deep blue color that follows you everywhere, that has it’s moods and violence that culminates in foam and giant waves that can swallow you whole. And yet I wouldn’t trade it for anything. The sea that gave the opportunity to expand and discover new lands is the same one that takes men into the abyss. That gave us a past that we cannot escape from. Saudade. That cannot be translated.  This is the importance of the sea to this country.

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Books/Livros · Challenges/Desafios · Cultura · English · Uncategorized

Wrap up 2

Well, good grief! I really let that get out of hand. I absolutely forgot to review my reading months on the mayhem so I will show you the books I’ve read in February, March, April and May.  I will write down in my schedule a note for June, I promise this time I wont forget! Without further do, let’s reveal the books.

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The Good:

(*♡∀♡)  The Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

A fun nonsensical adventure through space at the same time it was a very interesting critic over society and mankind. It was a blast and I learned how towels can be vital in space. A must read of sci fi, please pick it up if you haven’t.

The Disappointing:

(╬ Ò﹏Ó) Noteworthy by Riley Redgate

Cookie cutter YA where there are absolute no consequences for a teenagers with permissive parents. The narrative tone couldn’t decide if it was serious or playful. The final nail in the coffin was the lazy plot wist. Mediocre at best.

The Revelation:

Σ(O_O)  Based on a True Story by Delphine de Vigan

This was a story that spoke to my raw human emotions. It was a tornado of poetic thoughts, frustrating moments and many, many ours of engagement. As a writer, this book felt very personal and I liked the way the author bended fiction and fact. It was a pleasant surprise. Keep in mind is an adult and mature narrative, if you decide to pick it up.

Honorable Mention:

(・ω<)☆ How to Use Your Enemies by Baltazar Gracian

A controversial guide about social relationships and how to navigate the connections and networking that we all must make to live in society. Its very interesting that this century old tips still apply today, it makes you wonder if humanity evolved at all in the last couple of years.

What have you read lately?

May The Almighty GIP be with you, L.T:Htlls

Cultura · English · Toughts · Tuga

Who am I?

June is an interesting month. Is the month I was born in and it’s also the month that my country celebrates the birth of the nation. Knowing who you are also comes from a deep understanding of the place you live in. So this month I decided to dedicate it to all things Portugal and Madeira I can think of, starting with this week’s picture.

Faith. Religion is an important aspect of my culture, churches are almost mandatory in every corner of the city. They gave hope and a shelter in dark times and even today is the glue of many traditions, specially Christmas. The burning candles sends the prayers of many to the sky in the hope on day they will be heard.

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