quarta-feira, 25 de janeiro de 2012

I'm not led, I lead!

Today's a local holiday... it's São Paulo's 458th birthday...

"A new day started
The ones that were going are now coming back,
It's time to arrive.
By metro I'll get there first,
If time's money
Great, I'll make some.
Always fast on the street,
As someone who knows what they want.
The Paulista goes on
Ready for better or worse.

The city does not wake up,
it just sets its position.
Because everything is repeated,
It's seven, and at seven
The crowd explodes.
Iron door lifting...
Everybody seems to be running...
They're not running '"from" they're  running "to"
To make São Paulo bigger!"
                                                       (Billy Blanco)

sábado, 21 de janeiro de 2012

standing solo

'cause some people have the ability of making everything seems right, even when it's all so fucked up!

terça-feira, 17 de janeiro de 2012

she's leaving home...

And this time was my turn to go and say good bye to her...
it's my turn to say that I'm so thankful for having met her... my turn to say that Paris wouldn't have been Paris, if it wasn't for her... to say that I couldn't almost believe we were meeting in São Paulo as we used to imagine back in France...
That she's so much more than just a friend to me... 
That I'll miss her as much and more that I was already missing...
That I hope she finds everything she went to look for, 'cause she deserves the world!
And mostly, that I can't wait to see her again...
hate good byes!!!

quinta-feira, 12 de janeiro de 2012

another brick in the wall...

I think after the beach post I'm feeling the need to post some bricks and concrete! lol ;o)
I may say we have our own version of the "pyramide"...
how do you like it? 

Monday morning I spent about half an hour at the park and spent an old C41 film on my Nikon FM10... went to pick it up today but I left the disk at the office (bummer!) was so excited about sharing the park with you, but will have to do it tomorrow, or during the weekend...
For now, I found this pictures I took at the State Gallery last year... it fits my Paris nostalgic mood... :o)
I'm having a wet week... 
Heading of to see a quite nice beatles cover band with my best friend... tomorrow I'll let you know how it was!

quarta-feira, 11 de janeiro de 2012

walls and bridges...

I know I can get redundant sometimes... but I do like my city... it's shapes, sounds and chaos...
it's been raining a lot this week... really!! A LOT!! traffic is impossible (it took me 2h30 yesterday to get to work, which is 25Km from my house)...
but still... SP have something magical about its concrete...
for those who have never been here, you'll just have to believe me... on the other hand, the ones familiar with São Paulo... I SWEAR I'm not crazy! But than again... define crazy! :o) 

listening to this!

terça-feira, 10 de janeiro de 2012


As you can see, time just decided to ignore my wishes and the year did came to an end. I thought about staying home for new year's weekend but, in the end, I decided to face the traffic and go down to the beach… 
Here in Brazil we have a whole lot of traditions and superstitions and a bunch of them turn around the sea… We go the beach to see the firework... You have to jump 7 waves and throw flowers on the sea to yemanja (the goddess of the sea), and when you go back to the shore you must walk backwards, you cannot turn your back to the sea. You’re supposed to wear white, to bring peace into the New Year… You have also to choose the color of your underwear according to what you wish for the New Year (yellow is for money, pink and red for love, etc…). We eat grapes and grenadine… and lentils… 
I had great moments in all my 6 Parisian New Years, but I did miss all this nonsense that, for me, is so natural...
My French brother said I'm becoming Brazilian once again... well... maybe I am... maybe not quite yet... but when it comes to weird traditions, everyone feels at home with theirs... right?

May we all have a GREAT 2012! :o) 
Oh, I know she really à la mode, but this song's just great!

sábado, 7 de janeiro de 2012

So much happened for me in 2011...
but I must say it was a good year...













post stolen from Elisabelle

quinta-feira, 5 de janeiro de 2012

not quite yet...

Of course I will write a new year post... but not just quite yet!
I'll say that I'm waiting for the OM pics to be developed, but I actually could not finish writing the post... work, of course! and a few nights out as well... one is entitled to some fun, right?

Well, for now I live you with a few iphone shots from my new year week-end... I went to the beach, after 6 years living abroad and spending new year's in the winter... it rained, but it felt good to feel the sand on my feet, to smell the ocean and to fall asleep with the sound of waves hitting the shore... :o)

Hope you are all having a great week...
some music?