My path to the train station

So these days I got a school assignment on topic “my path to school”. Well since my whole path to school is a bit complicated I decided to do just part of it, which is my path to the train station. This is what I made, but the end selection is actually just six of these photos, so not all of them will be represented on our school exhibition at the end of semester. But well, I think I’m quite happy with the result. =)

Óbidos in photos (day 128)

Day 128, Sunday, 27.01.2013
Ok so I spent most of my morning in front of my computer again. And no, I’m not just wasting my time and doing nothing, I’m actually usually editing some photos, checking some photo contests, searching inspirations and so on. I try to be productive, even though I stay at home. The weather was Portuguese again. A bit cloudy, a bit rainy and in the end even a bit sunny. But the forecast for next few days looks promising and I really hope it will really be like that. It says it will be 20°C on Wednesday, so I hope that’s true. =)
Beside that I finished packing that box that I will send home tomorrow, so that is done. I just have to put some more duct tape around it to make sure it stays in one piece. I became a bit worried when I tried to lift the box and I realized that it is full of moisture and the carton is just bending and almost loosing shape! So yeah, I really have to put a lot of duct tape around it, just to make sure. =)
Well anyway, I had a happy day, I’m in a good mood, I laughed a lot and I edited some more photos that I did yesterday. Here are some of them. =)

Lisbon architecture (day 107)

Day 107, Friday, 04.01.2013
I had my Friday morning class today. I left home with conscious decision that I’ll be a bit late and when I arrived at school I was actually right in time. All the students were already there and the class was just starting. Well to make a longer story short, I was assigned to help two students with some Photoshop work, but they don’t speak English well, or maybe they just don’t want to, so that was more or less useless. And so once again I was all bored while others were editing some photos. I knew I had to scan my film and turn it in digital format, so I waited for professor to tell me how to do it. After three hours I realized that it will take too much time before I get any attention, so I asked one of the class mates to help me with it, because he just started doing the same thing with his film. Well I did that and at the end I got some attention from professor and he’s actually really nice, but it seems it’s just too hard for him to work with Portuguese and Erasmus students at the same time. I don’t know.
I returned home few hours later then I usually do and I was tired and really hungry. I started cooking right away. Then I decided to enjoy the afternoon sun for a while, because it was shining so nicely in my room. It was actually quite warm, even though I had my window open. Then I did some Portuguese language exercises and started doing some homework for the class.
As for the photos from our trip… I edited some of those from Lisbon this time, so there you go; architecture of the city or at least parts of architecture. =)

Hanging out with Brazilians (day 88)

Day 88 – Sunday, 16.12.2012
I slept a bit longer today and after I woke up I spent some time for editing photos for a class I have tomorrow. Other than that I didn’t do anything really worth mentioning. After my lunch Damir and I met with our friends from Brazil, because one of them just moved into new apartment and we went to visit him. The location of his apartment is perfect. He lives right in the city center really close to the fruit market and at the same time right across the street of the city park. It’s really amazing location. So it was very nice to talk with all of them. We talked about traveling around Portugal and about how they are going to travel around Europe in January and so on. I really hope I’ll be at home when they will visit Slovenia. =)
We also came to topic of differences between countries. It is funny how some things are the same abroad and at home, but at the same time the same things are so much different. We all noticed that now that we’re here in Portugal, but I’m sure it must be even more different for them, since Brazil is so much further away. It is really interesting that we agree on most of the things, even though we are from different cultures. I think that’s quite unusual, because usually there is always something you would disagree, but so far we didn’t find anything yet. =) I’m really looking forward for spending a Christmas evening with them. =)
Anyway, that is pretty much it for today. I’m adding some photos from few days ago, when I took photos of how our apartment building looks like. The weather was nice that day, but today it wasn’t. =)

Our street. You can see our building on the right side behind the car.
Our street. You can see our building on the right side behind the car.
Facade of our building. You can see my paper snowflakes on our kitchen window. =)
Facade of our building. You can see my paper snowflakes on our kitchen window. =)

Christmas spirit (day 77)

Day 77 – Wednesday, 05.12.2012
I have no idea why, but I slept until 10:00 in the morning and that is really not my usual hour of waking up. I felt a bit bad about sleeping longer, but well, it doesn’t really matter since I had no class in the morning. =) Then I decided to be a little creative and I made a paper Christmas tree and I even drew some Christmas ornaments on it. Now we have a special, modern and artistic Christmas tree. Though Damir and Gaja didn’t know what it was until I told them. =D Haha!
After I finished my homework for Portuguese language course I went to some shop because I wanted to buy colour pencils and that plastic thing for the kitchen that you mash potatoes with. Well in the end I bought those pencils, small notebook and a rice paper light for my room. When I returned home I put on my new light that cost me 1.50€, but it totally makes my room cuter. But I still can’t believe I didn’t get that thing for mashed potatoes. I went to some other shop and they didn’t have it as well. I guess people here don’t use. I’ll check some other shops these days because I want my mashed potatoes and mashed chickpeas! =)
Anyway, we had our language course later and we did some hearing exercises and I just kept on laughing when I heard them. It was so weird to listen and trying to understand everything at the same time. =) I don’t know, everything just seemed funny today. =D On our way home we talked to our Norwegian Erasmus friends a bit, then I wanted to take some photos of light painting but I have no idea what I was doing wrong so it didn’t work out as it should. It was something with camera settings and that shutter release adapter. I’ll solve the problem and shoot some other time again. But at least I took some photos of Christmas lights through the city! =)
When we returned home I talked to my mom a bit. And I forgot to tell that she had birthday these days so I sent her a birthday card that I made myself. She got it two days after her birthday, but she was so surprised and so happy that she actually cried and that’s when I knew how small things often mean the world to someone. She was really happy and that made me happy even more. =)
Well talking about surprising people. Today is the evening when St. Nicholas usually brings presents and so when I got to the kitchen ‘miraculously’ pair of socks for Damir and Gaja appeared ‘under’ our Christmas tree. =) So there you go, my day.