Day 84 – Wednesday, 12.12.2012
Even though todays date is special, I really didn’t do anything notable on this unique day. I woke up, cleaned our apartment a bit, edited photos from yesterday, had lunch, did my homework for Portuguese language course and that’s pretty much it. My energy is a bit low because of the whole trip yesterday I guess.
I went to the language course in the evening and I have no idea what is going on with me at this class. Sometimes I know what we’re doing and what we learned at previous classes, but sometimes it’s like it’s my first time there and I have no idea what are we doing at all. Well today was one of these days. I was totally lost and confused, but I could see I wasn’t the only one. =) But the best part of class was when the professor was saying a word that I would write and say as ‘masa’. So I really had no idea what is she talking about, but she said we learned that word at the last lesson. So she wrote down the word she meant and it was written as ‘maçã’, which means apple. But the problem was that I was always saying this word as ‘maka’! And then she said that means those beds on wheels that are used in hospitals! Damir and I started to laugh really hard and we couldn’t stop! =D You know when you remember all those moments when you were at the market or in a store and you were saying this word and then you realise why everybody was looking at you in a bit strange way? Yeah, that’s how we felt. =D Haha! That was truly one of the funniest things that happened to me at school since I’m here in Portugal. =) And after that came one great thing… We bought tickets for Hobbit premiere tomorrow! =D Woohoo! I wanted to see it in 3D, but since it will be only in 2D here in Caldas da Rainha, I’m ok with that as well. I might check it in 3D when I’ll be in Lisbon or maybe Leiria. =)
When I returned home I did some light painting in the kitchen, because I decided to move my idea of light painting from outdoors to indoors. Mostly because I don’t have to rely on weather that is causing me problems and I don’t need a second person that would stand by my camera so nobody would steal it. =)
Day 85 – Thursday, 13.12.2012
Right after my breakfast I got dressed and when to the shop. I needed to do some grocery shopping, since I wasn’t at the store for few days because of my damaged knee. It was so lovely to walk outside, because it was beautiful sunny day and the temperature was just right. It wasn’t cold, but it neither was very warm. It was like an autumn day. =)
After I came home I just closed some doors and put down the roller blinds. That’s how you do light painting during the day. =) So I took some photos and I think they turned out quite interesting, but I think I’ll try to do them even better and I’ll try to be even more creative. I got an interesting idea, so we’ll see if it works out as I would like it.
In the afternoon I had class of Digital Photography and I took my light painting photos with me to show them to professor. Well as usual we were sitting and just doing nothing for about 2 and half hours… I hate that. I mean, I can surf on the internet at home! And those white lights that are usually in schools, and also the monitor… That is just killing my eyes and my head! I feel like a chicken in a factory in environments like that. Well professor finally checked my photos and he liked them, but recommended me to try different colours and maybe to experiment a bit more. So what I have to comment here is that I really like this professor, but what I hate is the system of waiting and doing nothing. I think it would be so much more interesting if everybody would be showing their photos on a projector, so everybody would see what others are doing and maybe we could learn something new, or at least we would learn from mistakes of others. Otherwise it’s just boring.
So now I just came home and wrote this, but soon I’ll have to get ready because we will go to see The Hobbit! I can’t wait! =D I’ll write about it tomorrow. =)